Outdoor worship service will be held this Sunday, April 4, and continue when weather permits. All services are subject to protocols developed by our Covid Team for the health and safety of our congregation. These include:

1.     Masks are required for all persons age 3 years and up, but speakers may remove their masks while speaking. We ask you to observe social distancing. Please do not attend if you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms.

2.     The church office will offer an online reservation form through the NDBC website for folks to sign up and a hard copy signup sheet will be available for attendees who did not make an advance reservation. This is to facilitate contract tracing, should it be needed.

3.     Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn/folding/camp chairs, but the church will provide several hard-backed chairs if needed.

4.     We will make a limited supply of face masks and plenty of hand sanitizer available.

5.     Indoor restrooms will be available, accessible to one family unit at a time.

6.     Offering plates will not be passed, but an offering plate will be placed on a table to collect contributions from attendees as they leave the service.

7.     Copies of the Orders of Worship will be available to attendees as well as copies of congregational hymns. Attendees can sing along through their masks.

In the event of a rain forecast or if there has been heavy rain overnight, the outdoor service will be cancelled. However, the worship service will still be live-streamed form the sanctuary. Rev. Daniel Headrick will notify congregants by 8 a.m. Sunday morning if outdoor services are cancelled. For now, only worship leaders will attend services indoors.

We hope this step is the first in a phased re-opening of our facilities for worship and other church activities. At its meeting next month, the Council will carefully consider the available data in assessing the progress and timing of a return to indoor worship and use of our facilities.

We would love to see each one of you, but if you are experiencing ANY Covid symptoms, please remain at home.

Remember, a reservation is required for the Easter Sunday service. Sign up here.

Jo Meeks, NDBC Moderator
Somebunny's eggcited to welcome your family back to the NDBC Annual Easter Egg Hunt! We can't wait to see you and your family on Sunday, April 4, following outdoor worship, when we will convene on the church ball field. BYOB--bring your own basket as well as drinks, hand sanitizer, and masks, please.

For the safety of all, please plan to follow these guidelines while participating in this year's Egg Hunt:

All participants must mask while hunting (with the exception of children under 3 years old). Hands of all hunters will be sanitized immediately prior to the Egg Hunt.

If you are donating eggs for the hunt please keep in mind:

Eggs must be stuffed with PEANUT FREE, store-bought, individually-wrapped, candy or non-candy treats. Hands must be sanitized prior to stuffing eggs. Egg Hunt donations can be dropped off at the church office, M-F, 9 to 4 or at the NDBC Sanctuary on Sundays, 10 am to noon.

Please contact Andrea C. Johnson, NDBC Director of Children's Ministries, for more information: andrea@northsidedrive.org or 404-237-8621. 
Andrea Corso Johnson, Director of Children’s Ministries
“Hallelujah” on Easter Sunday

Members of the Sanctuary Choir will present “Hallelujah” from Messiah in virtual format at the end of the Easter Sunday service on April 4. Members of the choir have been rehearsing on Zoom over the last several weeks. The singers have recorded their parts separately and the individual videos will be combined into a composite video that will be used as the Closing Voluntary on Easter Sunday.

Keith Walker, Director of Music Ministries
Thanks to all of you who attended our second listening session last week, when we shared the takeaways from our first listening session and a demographic, financial, and geographic snapshot of our congregation. If you were unable to attend, we would still like to hear from you. We invite you to view the presentation and send any comments you have to our chair, Geneva Hall-Shelton at ghallshelton@gmail.com.

Please mark your calendars for our third and final listening session, which we will be conducted on Thursday, April 22, and Saturday, April 24. Details to come.

As always, we ask for your comments and especially for your prayers.
Geneva Hall-Shelton (chair), Barbara Atchley, Marie Cook, Tim Getsay,
Beth Laxton, Karen Massey, Hal Meeks, Cathy Wooten
In a recent Pinnacle article, we shared information about our partnership with Journey Partners and the Alliance of Baptists. Over the years we have supported this ministry in two ways: Like Northside Drive, Journey Partners is part of the Alliance of Baptists. We donate directly through our end-of-year giving to Journey Partners in support of their work in Zimbabwe. The founder, Bonnie Dixon, spoke to our Women of the Church several years ago. James and Liz Lamkin have hosted Alliance guests from Zimbabwe in their home, and James has visited with Journey Partners in Zimbabwe. In response to our most recent donation, we received a thank you letter that we wanted to share with you. It will help you know the importance of our missions efforts, and the photo will make you smile. Thank you for your continued commitment to our missions program and for your gifts of support. 

Nancy Hall, Missions Chair
This Sunday the Art & Soul class will return to a study of the weekly lectionary scriptures. We will be using the Feasting on the Word curriculum as our guide.

Please join us, and note that from this Sunday on, we will meet at 9:00 am. We will conclude by 10:15 to give those wishing to attend the outdoor service time to get to the church.

Join via Zoom
Meeting ID: 824 8851 2109
Passcode: 936319.
April 4: Daniel Headrick
April: 11: Larry McSwain 
April 18: Andrea Johnson 
April 25: Daniel Headrick  
LeAnna Anantaraman - 3
Anne Shiver-Hunt - April 4
Kay Braswell - April 6
Allison Blaisdell - April 6
Letty Konenkamp - April 8
Jennifer Sardone - April 10
Mary Schwartz - April 12
Brian Knight - April 12
Robbye Taylor - April 13
Tim Whiffen - April 14
Ken Brant - April 16
Liam Collins - April 16
Daniel Moore - April 16
Cali Almeida - April 17
Hardy Pickering - April 17
Ryan McClure - April 17
Weekly Church Events

Art and Soul Church School - This Sunday at 9:30 am via Zoom
Meeting ID: 824 8851 2109
Passcode: 936319

Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 am live-stream via YouTube, a recording of which will be available for later viewing.

Wednesday Pastor's Morning Bible Study - 10:30 am via Zoom
Meeting ID: 250 663 1572
Passcode: 6789

Sanctuary Open for Prayer - Monday through Friday - 2:00-3:30 pm.
During this time of remote worship, know of our prayers for you and your family. Contact our clergy if you have prayer requests or other concerns. 
You may make your donation via our website through this link or by mail to
Northside Drive Baptist Church
NDBC Staff

Nick Bonner, Custodian
Melinda Clark, Organist
Daniel Headrick, Associate Pastor
Rose Hidlay, Business Manager
Andrea Johnson, Director of Children's Ministries
Will Mathews, Administrative Manager
Joleen Neel, Preschool Director
Mary Lou Swann, Director of Children's Choirs
David Vaughns, Custodian
Keith Walker, Director of Music Ministries
Church Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(404) 237-8621