May 18, 2017

     A Called Church-in-Conference meeting will be held on Sunday, May 21 immediately following the morning worship service.  The sole purpose of the meeting will be to consider the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee and the Church Council to extend a call to Daniel Headrick to serve as our Associate Pastor.
Meet the Headricks
Sunday, May 21 at 9:30 am
     The Associate Pastor Search Committee is excited to present Daniel Headrick, as our candidate for Associate Pastor of Northside Drive Baptist Church. We want you to have the opportunity to meet the Headrick Family. Please join us as we introduce Daniel and Jenney and their children, Mary Frances (9) and Joseph (6), on Sunday morning, May 21. Children are welcome! A light breakfast will be served at 9:30, including HOT Krispy Kreme donuts, donut holes, muffins, cinnamon rolls, fruit, juice, and coffee.   Daniel will say a few words and then there will be a time for questions. Daniel will be an active participant in our 11:00 morning worship service. Immediately following the worship service, there will be a called Church in Conference to vote on calling Daniel as our Associate Pastor. We encourage everyone to participate in this important event in the life of our church.  
Pastoral Reflection
by James Lamkin
"In View of a Call..."
     Do you know that phrase?
In view of a call? It is an interesting mix of visual and auditory images: view and call. However, it also describes the final, but faithful, step in the potential "join up" between a Baptist church and a prospective minister. The clergy person and the congregation look at each other; but, they listen for something beyond each other. Together, both
listen for God.
         Though the process is fraught with assumptions and projections, on our best days, it also is baptized in prayer, faith, hope, and the Holy Spirit. It is not headhunting. It is matchmaking; and God is the matchmaker.  
            Of course, there's red tape to cut, due diligence to do, hoops to jump through,reference checks, negotiations, job descriptions, conversations, etc. But, the bottom line is not a hiring. It is a calling.
            One's calling is bigger than preachers and pulpits; more than clergy and churches. Here's how Will D. Campbell spoke of it:
         Callings are strange things. I think I've heard a fair number in my time, perhaps fewer than I was supposed to - or maybe it was more; I'm not certain now. Sometimes they proved to be nothing more than echoes bouncing off from other lives (lives I sometimes thought were mine) and passed on their way. Others puzzled me, and led me into ways I do not yet understand. Some I understand and fear. A few - perhaps more than I know - I have followed as far as they led; and some are still moving. Still moving, preparing to join themselves to the sounds of the new summons, and I suspect they are yet borders to cross.
            I read those lines in 1981 when I checked-out Campbell's book, Callings, from the LSU library. In it are sixteen stories of ordinary people who felt a beckoning from beyond; and who did their jobs with the larger view in mind.
            Campbell says something like, "God doesn't care what you do for a living...whether you preach sermons or pump gas. Everybody has to do something to make money. But, God does care about what you do with your Christian vocation: to live a life of reconciliation."
            This weekend, all these steps will converge on the dance floor of NDBC. Viewing, calling, listening, looking. And praying. We welcome Daniel, Jenney, Mary Frances, and Joseph; and we discern with them where the dance steps will lead.
            Look and listen for God...leading the band...the One with the great big smile.
Festival Singers Concert, May 19

     The Festival Singers of Atlanta announce their spring concert "Sing and Celebrate" celebrating our 35 th Anniversary Season.  

The concerts are scheduled for:
  • Friday, May 19 at 8 p.m. at Northside Drive Baptist Church Chapel
  • Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church.

     The winning pieces of our 2016 Composer Competition will be performed on this concert. Atlanta area composer N. Grant Pfeifer submitted the winning piece, "The Space Between." Will Robertson also from the Atlanta area submitted "Yih'yu L'ratzon," which received the Honorable Mention.  The concerts are free, but donations are welcome.

"Growing Young at Northside Drive"

     This summer, I have the privilege of working full time at Northside Drive Baptist Church. Don't worry though, this will not come with any extra costs on your end. It is free! Through a school program, I submitted a proposal to focus on the Young Adult Ministry here at NDBC. Fuller Youth Institute recently published six key elements to help a church grow young. I will be focusing on three: empathizing with today's young people, fueling a warm community, and prioritizing young people in all aspects of the church. Through this process, I look forward to learning and growing as a minister, but also look forward to the opportunity to work alongside many of you. I look expand on a thriving Children's ministry and Young families' ministry to bring in more young people to the church community. As you see me around this summer, I would be happy to talk more about ideas, life, and church in general.

~Jeffrey Dunkerley, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Summer Lecture Series 
June 4 - August 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM 
Fellowship Hall
June 4: Study of Islam
A Christian Theologian Looks at Islam
Dr. Rob Nash
June 11: Study of Islam
A Christian Theologian Looks at Islam
Dr. Rob Nash
June 18: Study of Islam
An Art Historian Looks at the Art and Architecture of Islam
Jordan Clark
June 25: A Physicist Presents...
With a Surprise Lecture
Dr. Jim Mahaffey
July 2: No Church School
July 9: Study of Islam
A personal Look at Islam
Imam Plemon El-Amin
July 16: Study of Islam
A personal Look at Islam
Imam Plemon El-Amin
July 23: Study of Islam
A Personal Look at Islam
Imam Plemon El-Amin
July 30: A Physicist Presents...
With a Surprise Lecture
Dr. Jim Mahaffey
August 6: Jesus and the Subversive Gospel:
Matthew 5 - Subverting Moses
Dr. Steve Sheeley
August 13: Jesus and the Subversive Gospel:
Matthew 6 - Subverting the Priests
Dr. Steve Sheeley
August 20: Jesus and the Subversive Gospel:
Matthew 7 - Subverting the Pharisees
Dr. Steve Sheeley
August 27: A Physicist Presents...
With a Surprise Lecture
Dr. Jim Mahaffey
September 3: No Church School

Missions Ministry  

Church Week  
SUNDAY, May 21 
  9:30 - 11:00 AM - Meet the Associate Pastor Candidate 
                             in the Fellowship Hall
10:25 AM - Children's Choir Rehearsal
11:00 AM - Morning Worship 
TUESDAY, May 23      
11:00 AM - Staff Meeting  
10:30 AM - Pastor's Bible Study   
THURSDAY, May 25  
  6:45 PM - Church-in-Conference  
  7:30 PM - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsa l

Volume 9 - Issue 20 
May 21, 2017 
Acts 17:22-31
1 Peter 3:13-22
John 14:15-21 
Meet the Headricks
Pastoral Reflection
Festival Singers Concert
Growing Young at Northside Drive
Summer Lecture Series
Summer Camp
Missions Ministry Retreat
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.
Gerry Humphries
Wilton Looney
Helen White 
If you would like
your name placed
on our rotating TLP list, please give the
church office a call.
Laura Seay - 1
Kate Pearson - 1
Afton Milligan - 2
Caroline Singleton - 2
Jeffrey Dunkerley - 4
Irwin Ray - 5
Aidan Collins - 5
Gene Ledbetter - 6
Missy Lester - 7
Nathan Hermance - 9
Gigi Collins - 10
Turner Warmack - 11
Garrett Ray - 11
Randy Korando - 14
Hadley McClure - 15
Fulgencio Ferrer - 16
Susanna Schleicher - 17
Wilma Underwood - 18
Sam Egan - 18
Judy Schneider - 19
Avi Anantaraman - 21
Beth Singleton - 23
Amy Hurst - 23
Kenneth Dean - 25
Valerie Hardy - 26
Melissa Bryson - 26
Cameron Sardone - 27
Jay Mudd - 29
Sandra Price - 30
Jerry Poole - 30
Amy Taylor - 30
Kristofer Schleicher - 30
Shannon Moore - 31
Josh Davis - 31
Retired Older Men
Eating Out 
    Every 3rd Tuesday of the month our "Retired Older Men" eat lunch together at Piccadilly Cafeteria from 12 PM-1 PM. It's a time to visit with friends, tell stories and eat good food (bring your lunch money)!

Piccadilly Cafeteria
1715 Howell Mill Rd.
Wednesday @ 10:30 AM
Conference Room

     We meet weekly from 10:30-11:30 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 & 3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM

      Come join us on the first and third Thursday of each month, at 7:00 PM, in Room 207, the Parlor, to knit or crochet a prayer shawl. If you are not sure how, no problem, there will be plenty of people to help you get started. This group is open to anyone who would like to join! For more information call Susan Harlan at 770-377-3869.
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Northside Drive Baptist Church | 3100 Northside Dr NW | Atlanta GA | 30305
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