The Northside Drive Baptist Church family welcomes our newest members, Taylor and Cameron Tribble. Both Taylor (on left) and Cameron are attorneys in local law firms. They are the parents of two children, nine-month-old Celine and two-and-a-half-year-old India, who is a student in the NDBC Preschool. They reside at 2788 Margaret Mitchell Drive, Atlanta 30327. Welcome, Tribble Family!
We welcome Allison Drinkard as our new staff soprano. Allison joined us in November. She will be featured in a solo during the 5:30 pm Christmas Eve service. Allison is a 2016 graduate of Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah, Georgia, and has more than a decade of professional singing experience. She has performed with ensembles in Savannah and Atlanta. Allison lives in Lilburn with her husband Zachary and newborn, Miles.
Just within the last few days, pandemic numbers have risen. Consequently, we have made the decision that we will not have in-person Christmas Eve worship services this year.    
However, we will attempt to livestream a pared-down 4:00 pm Family Vesper Service, followed by Lessons and Carols.  
Kurt Thomas will sing. Andrea Johnson will tell the Christmas story. James will tell the Juggler of God story. Keith Walker, Melinda Clark, and the staff ensemble singers will provide music between the reading of the scripture lessons.  

The NDBC sanctuary is open for individual prayer
weekdays from 2:00-3:30 pm.
Please bring a coat, as the sanctuary is unheated.

The Wade Davis Nativity Gallery is open.  
The Wade Davis Nativity Display, introduced Advent 2019, is once again on view, but in a more concise format, on the balcony level of the sanctuary (level 5 in elevator). The display can be enjoyed any time the sanctuary is open for safe Covid gatherings.

Curator of the display Syd Janney says, "Flip on the overhead lights and begin in the elevator hallway by opening the glass-fronted display case lent by the Clark Family. Some child-centric activities using small nativities are available in the display case drawers. Enjoy this celebration of Christ’s birth through a former member’s collecting spirit."
Update from the NDBC Finance Committee - Status of the 2021 Pledge Campaign.  

Through December 14 we have received pledges of $462,600 or 74% of our needed offerings for 2021. We are well into the season of Advent and would like to finalize our pledging process soon and ask that, if you intend to do so, please make a pledge at your earliest convenience. We still hope to adopt the Challenge Budget that was approved by the Church in Conference on November 1.  

The Challenge Budget considers the impact of the pandemic on our operations and further reductions to the budget would present some difficulties. At the appropriate time, we will follow up directly with those who have not pledged.

Pledging is easy and a great way for you to make a difference in our world. You can contact Rose Hidlay our business manager at 404-237-8621 or email her at You can mail a pledge card to the church at 2100 Northside Drive Atlanta GA 30305 or give online at

We encourage you to give as your situation allows.  For those that can increase their pledge over last year, that is most welcome.

This week, watch Daniel Headrick as he interviews Jeremy Lewis of Urban Recipe.
The Art & Soul church school class will meet this Sunday, December 20 at 9:30 am via Zoom, ending in time for those who would like to attend worship in person to do so. You can prepare by reading the short Feasting on the Word preparatory sheet. Hartwell Dew will lead our discussion. Note that a passcode is required.

Meeting ID: 824 8851 2109
Passcode: 936319
Christmas Giving 2020

The Andrew P. Stewart Center
The Stewart Center serves children and families in the Pittsburgh area of Atlanta. Their wish list for craft supplies, books, educational supplies, and snacks is available on Amazon. Click on the link, choose your gift, and then select the address for Ashley Hicks and your gift will be delivered directly to the Stewart Center.  If you prefer to make a financial donation, send a check to NDBC with Stewart Center on the memo line, or you can send a check directly to the Center at APS Center, 987 Ira St. SW, Atlanta 30310.
Morningstar Children and Family Services
Morningstar, a residential treatment facility in Brunswick, is home to about 50 youth ages 12-18. This year has provided additional challenges as opportunities for off-campus trips and family visits have been less frequent or non-existent. All the gifts for Alex and Kayla have been purchased. (Thank you!) If you would like to help purchase clothing and shoes for the children, send a check to NDBC with Morningstar on the memo line. 
Buckhead Christian Ministries
The holidays are a time for families to be together at home, not worrying about evictions or foreclosures. As the mission of BCM evolves to focusing on building caring communities where everyone has a home in which to thrive, your donations to help with mortgage and rental assistance are important. Checks may be sent to NDBC with BCM on the memo line or mailed directly to BCM, 2847 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta 30305. Donations can also be made online. 

Please share this information with anyone you know who may need assistance.  
If you have questions or need help with online shopping, please contact Nancy Hall at 404-791-7104 or Barbara Atchley at 770-436-0709.
Weekly Church Events

We are moving to live-streaming our worship in the next few Sundays, and we ask for your patience as we figure out the technology. We are grateful for the Audio Committee and the direction of Brian Knight.

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 . Note that there will be NO Bible study on Wednesday, December 23 and on Wednesday, December 30.
Meeting ID: 250 663 1572
Passcode: 6789

Saturday Prayer Meeting - 2:00 pm via Zoom
Meeting ID: 250 663 1572
Passcode: 6789

Sanctuary Open for Prayer - Daily - 2:00-3:30 pm. The Wade Davis nativity sets are on display in the church on the fifth floor.
Charlotte Dalke - December 20
Jenn Knight -December 23
Joan McIntyre - December 24
Emma Chandler - December 27
Joseph Cassata - December 27
Ruth Trager - December 28
Jeanne Goodwill - December 30
Armand Kramedjian - January 2
Barbara Schroeder - January 2
Kennedy Molina - January 5
Posey Starkey - January 5
Ruth Kramedjian - January 7
Joyce Wilson - January 7
Jerry Smith - January 8
Pam Wamberg - January 9
Don Janney - January 9
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
James Lamkin, Senior Pastor
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

The Church offices will be closed on
Friday, December 24 for Christmas Eve and
Friday, December 31 for New Year's Eve
We wish you and yours a joyful holiday.