NORTHSIDE NOTES: February 17, 2016 
Pastoral Reflections 
by Rev. James Lamkin

"Let Women Keep Silent in Church---NOT!"

     I'm sure the Apostle Paul did the best he could. We all do. And he was right about a lot of things; but he was wrong about: "Women should keep silent in the churches."
     First, imagine telling one-half of the people on the planet to go mute. Second, most churches I know would collapse in two seconds if left to the men. Third, if mission donations, like the old Southern Baptist mission offerings, had been named Larry and Andy, instead of Lottie and Annie, they wouldn't have raised a dime.
     Of course Paul was speaking specifically to the church in Corinth in the first century where many social/ethical/cultural/Greek/Roman/Jewish layers informed his circumstance. So there!
     However, each February, NDBC recognizes the Martha Stearns Marshall Day of Preaching sponsored by Baptist Women in Ministry. Martha Stearns Marshall was an eighteenth-century Baptist preacher, often speaking alongside her brother, Shubal Stearns. She was ordained by a Baptist congregation in North Carolina in the 1750's, then moved to Columbia County, Georgia in 1771 where she and her husband founded a Baptist church in Kiokee.
     For the next two centuries, few Baptist women were ordained.
    However, I'm proud that Northside Drive Baptist Church did not follow that pattern. We have been an advocate for the ordination of women for several decades. There's a picture of Ruby Brown printed in The Pinnacle from the early 70's when we ordained her as a deacon. Standing beside her is another newly ordained deacon: Governor Jimmy Carter.
    This Sunday, February 21, 2016, Rev. Kristy Bay, will be preaching at NDBC. 'Twas an honor to watch Kristy mature as a minister while she was a student at McAfee School of Theology. She and her husband, Zach, were married at NDBC while Zach served as a Pastoral Resident.
     Be in worship this coming Sunday to welcome Kristy. Plus, Zach will be here with her!
    Yes, like the rest of us, the Apostle Paul did the best he could...but the medlin' Holy Spirit has done better. So when it comes to women being silent in churches...please don't...for God's sake and ours.
Lenten Evening Services
"Story, Song, & Spirit"
A Lenten Path to Easter
February 18-March 24
6:45 PM in the Chapel
(Childcare Provided)
February 18 - James Lamkin, story
February 25 - Parker Holloway, piano
      March 3 - James Lamkin, story
      April 10 - Steve Sheeley, hammer dulcimer
      April 17 - Kurt Thomas, guitar
      April 24 - Maundy Thursday Service
Baptist Women in Ministry
Celebrates the Gifts of Preaching Women  w/Rev. Kristy Bay
Sunday Morning Worship @ 11 AM
February 21, 2016
     Beginning in 2007, Baptist Women in Ministry invited Baptist churches to participate in Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching by having a woman preach during the month of February. This annual event has been a deeply significant source of joy and discovery for many churches as they have celebrated the giftedness of women. This annual preaching month is named for Martha Stearns Marshall, an eighteenth-century Separate Baptist woman. This annual preaching month is named for Martha Stearns Marshall, an eighteenth-century Separate Baptist woman. Our guest BWIM preacher this year is Kristy Bay.
     Kristy Bay earned two undergraduate degrees from Belmont University in Music and French. She received her Master of Divinity degree from McAfee School of Theology. She is married to Zach, the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Middlesboro, KY and currently works as the Executive Assistant to the Provost at Lincoln Memorial University where she is an Instructor of Religion for LMU as well.
    Kristy has worked with numerous churches in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky as a preacher, student minister, retreat leader, devotion writer, worship leader, and student pastoral care giver. She has blogged for Baptist Women in Ministry, written devotions for Smith and Helwys' Reflections and NextSunday Resources , and been published in the book This is What a Preacher Looks Like . She was awarded the 2010 Emily Weatherspoon Preaching Award for excellence in preaching, and has been a Martha Stearns Marshall preacher for four years at various churches.
NDBC Youth Group 
Youth Test Limits with Island Escape
     On February 26 , pray for the youth and adults that will be braving an island with an exploding volcano. We will be participating in a simulated game at Breakout Atlanta Friday night as we test our limits to see if we have what it takes to escape. After what will most likely prove to be an exhausting adventure, we will make some food, probably dessert, and watch movies as we partake in the first lock in of the year. Over the course of 12 hours, we will play games, have fun, and get far too little sleep while doing so. For updates on how we did, ask any youth or adult that experienced the adventure on February 26-27.
Jeff McConnaughey, NDBC Interim Organist 
     The Personnel Committee is pleased to announce that Jeff McConnaughey has been appointed Interim Organist at our church. Jeff has been serving for several months as guest organist and this change reflects our appreciation for the quality of his service and commitment to ongoing music contributions to worship. Please express your appreciation to him for his musical leadership in worship.
Dennis Covington
Journalist and Author
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Church School at 9:30 AM in the Chapel
McComb Lecture Series at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall
     Dennis Covington is the author of two novels and three non-fiction books. REVELATION: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World was recently released on February 16, 2016, by Little, Brown and Company. His classic book Salvation on Sand Mountain was a National Book Award finalist and his articles have been published in the New York Times , the Los Angeles Times Magazine , Lapham's Quarterly , Vogue , and many other periodicals. He was born in Birmingham, AL, and earned a BA degree from the University of Virginia. He earned his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, studying under Raymond Carver, and teaches creative writing at Texas Tech University.
     Covington will lead a Sunday School class at 9:30 AM in the Chapel utilizing one of his famous books, Salvation on Sand Mountain. He will focus on Appalachian Spirituality covering the trial of Glenn Summerford to experiencing a snake handling church. Covington will then talk about his new book, REVELATION: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World, at the McComb Lecture Series at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall. A book-signing will follow the lecture.
Where Are You in God's Toolbox?
Ruth Kramedjian, for the Nominating Committee
     Michael Gregg recently reminded us in one of his Children's Sermons that our hands, our hearts, our talents, and our feet are the tools that carry out the ministries of NDBC. And now the Nominating Committee is asking you to commit your talents, your passions, and your gifts to help the church carry out God's work in our world. Childcare? Gardener? Music? Education? The Ministry Teams and Committees of NDBC need you to be in God's toolbox.
     Look for Nominating Committee members in the Narthex where you can sign up to serve on ministry teams or make nominations for MODERATOR, DIACONATE, FINANCE and PERSONNEL COMMITTEE.

Click here to submit nominations online.
LILYEaster Lily Orders* 
February 28-March 20
     Our personal and community histories have been enriched by our family and friends, both past and present. At Easter, the Flower Ministry Team provides you an opportunity to make a tangible expression of gratitude with Easter lilies on Easter Sunday. Your $20 donation, in memory or celebration of loved ones, makes this memorial possible. Please sign up, beginning Sunday, February 28 , on the Easter envelopes provided in the Narthex, or send your money to Rose in the church office with your dedication information included. Please respond by Sunday, March 20 . For more information see a Flower Ministry Team member.
     *U.S. tax regulations do not allow us to offer contribution credit for Easter plants because the plants are returned to the giver.
Stations of the Cross 
The NDBC Chapel
February 10-March 27
     The Stations of the Cross represents certain scenes in the Passion of Christ, each corresponding to a particular incident, of the special form of devotion connected with fifteen key events on the day of Christ's crucifixion. A majority of the images represent Jesus's walk through the streets of Jerusalem, carrying the cross.
     The Stations originated in medieval Europe when wars prevented Christian pilgrims from visiting the Holy Land. Thus, European artists created works depicting scenes of Christ's journey to Calvary to help pilgrims make a spiritual journey to Jerusalem even if they could not go physically. The faithful installed these sculptures, paintings, or images at intervals along a procession path, inside the parish church, or outdoors in order to have a devotional route in which to stop and pray at each "station."
     The object of the Stations is to help the faithful make in spirit a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ's sufferings and death by passing from station to station, with certain prayers and devout meditations upon the various incidents of Christ's final days. The Stations of the Cross will be in the NDBC Chapel throughout the Lenten Season. Simply follow the instructions attached to the walls and walk the Way of the Cross.
Missions Corner
Winter Clothing Collection
     Donations of gently worn winter clothing are needed for the homeless veterans program at Fort McPherson. Items most needed are men's shoes and boots. Other items requested (for both men and women) are coats, sweat shirts, sweat pants, jeans, hats and gloves. A collection basket is in the Narthex.
Triple E Triple E - REVISED
"The Bayeux Tapestry"
w/Jordan Clark
March 8 at 11 AM, Fellowship Hall
     The Bayeux Tapestry is nearly 1,000 years old and illustrates the events leading up to the conquest of England in 1066. No event in English history was more transformational than this invasion. Both Napoleon and Hitler carefully studied the tapestry as they sought to replicate the success of William the Conqueror in invading and subjugating Britain.
30th Annual Women's Retreat 
April 21-24, 2016
Blue Boar Retreat
Robbinsville, North Carolina
Reservation deadline is Sunday, February 14, 2016.
Make your reservation with a $100.00 deposit
(made out to Joyce Wilson)
& give it to Joyce Wilson or Virginia Gilbert
For more information:
Joyce Wilson (770)773-3333
Virginia Gilbert (770) 333-8933
Church Week 
SUNDAY, February 21
  9:30 AM - Church School
10:25 AM - Children's Choirs Rehearsals
11:00 AM - Morning Worship w/Kristy Bay
12:15 PM - Diaconate Meeting
12:15 PM - Worship & Music MTM
12:15 PM - Young Adult: At the Table
12:15 PM - Youth Encore!
 7:00 PM - 20.30 Meehan's Public House
MONDAY, February 22
 7:00 PM - Church Council
TUESDAY, February 23
10:00 AM - Staff Meeting
WEDNESDAY, February 24
10:30 AM - Pastor's Bible Study
THURSDAY, February 25
 6:45 PM - Lenten Thursday Service
 7:15 PM - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
FRI-SUN, February 26-28
 8:00 PM - Youth Lock-in

Volume 8 - Issue 7 

February 21, 2016
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Luke 13:31-35
The regular scheduled Church Council meeting that was to be help on Monday, February 15 has been moved to Monday, February 22 in the Art & Soul Classroom, #202. 
There will be a memorial for Glenn Allen in the NDBC Chapel on Wednesday, March 2 at 2:00 PM.
Dr. Steve Sheeley will be writing devotionals through the Lenten season.
If you would like to be
on his email list and
receive his musings,
you may email him at .
May the longings of this Lenten season lead us to the resurrected Christ.
Lenten Evening Services
Baptist Women in Ministry
Youth News
NEW Interim Organist
Dennis Covington
Where Are You in God's Toolbox?
Easter Lily Orders
Stations of the Cross
Missions Corner
Triple E - REVISED
Women's Retreat
Church Week
Church Council Change
Glenn Allen Memorial
Paperless Pinnacle
NN Archives
This Week's
 (TLP List) 
  The TLP is a Diaconate ministry. Each week's list contains the rotating names of three or four NDBC senior adults.

Mary Chance
Linda Clark
Aline Cofield
If you would like your name placed on our rotating TLP list, please give the church office a call.
Janie Joyner - 1
Martha Looney - 2
Rhonda Harris - 4
Lindsay Cadaret - 4
Dalia Abreu - 5
Virgil Herndon - 6
Tanner Stines - 9
Mary Dean - 10
JoAnna Miller - 11
Cindy Bell - 11
Mike Almeida - 13
Blythe Goodhead - 13
Cate Denham - 14
Letty Denham - 14
Mary Ann Hickman - 14
Jeanne Hicks - 14
Bo Thomas - 14
Lindy Dyer - 14
Van Thomas - 18
Harry Morgan - 20
Marshall Dewell - 20
Susan Dew - 21
Taylor Janney - 21
Gloria Smathers - 22
Dee Davis - 23
Rebecca Tatum - 23
Levon Thomas - 24
Maggie Johnson - 25
Brett Younger - 26
We meet weekly at 10:30 AM, in the church's Conference Room. We study the texts selected in the Revised Common Lectionary for the next Sunday. Large print editions are available each week and for the upcoming Sunday. Discussion is deep and wide and lively. All are invited.
Led by Susan Harlan
Every 1st & 3rdThursday
@ 7 PM in the Parlor
For more information call Susan Harlan at 770-377-3869.
(Retired Older Men
Eating Out)
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12 PM-1 PM
(bring your lunch money)!

Piccadilly Cafeteria  

1715 Howell Mill Rd 

children's choir
The Cherub Choir
Children ages 2 through Kindergarten
Directed by Ms. Amanda
Sunday mornings
from 10:25-10:50 AM
in the Room 103
The Celestial Choir
Children in grades 1-5
Directed by Ms. Mary Lou
Sunday mornings
from 10:25-10:50 AM
in Room 116
In the Balcony of the Narthex after Worship

Don't want to get up before 9 AM? Join this class of young singles and couples in their 20s and 30s at the big table in the balcony of the Narthex after the worship service in an informal setting for snacks and coffee. We will gather around the table every Sunday to briefly examine the lectionary texts, deconstruct the sermon of the day, and fellowship together. We will then go to lunch together after class.

stained glass book



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