There is joyful news to share! Turner and Joann Warmack, NDBC members for 53 years, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on December 24, 2020. We join with them in celebrating this wonderful milestone.

Turner and Joann grew up in Chatsworth, Ga., but due to unusual circumstances their wedding took place in Louisiana. We asked Joann about that and then asked her to write it down. You won't want to miss reading her lovely recounting of those early years together, which you can do by clicking here.
Our guest preacher this Sunday is Rev. Dr. Joel Snider, who is currently serving as NDBC’s transition advisor from the Center for Healthy Churches. Joel has been in ministry more than 30 years, including 21 years as pastor at First Baptist Church of Rome, Ga. He later spent two years as the executive director of the Community Foundation for Greater Rome, and served as interim senior minister at First Baptist Church of Athens, Ga. Currently he is interim pastor at First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ga. He and his wife Cherry have two daughters. They live in Canton, Ga., where they are close to their grandchildren.

Because Joel serves as the interim pastor of FBC Carrollton, his sermon will come to us by pre-recorded video.
As we welcome Dr. Joel Snider this Sunday, January 17, we look forward to the great lineup of preaching that awaits over the coming weeks. The schedule is as follows:

January 24 - Daniel Headrick
January 31 - Steve Sheeley
February 7 - Daniel Headrick
February 14 - Kristen Pope
February 21 - Daniel Headrick
February 28 - Emily Harbin
The Art & Soul church school class will meet this Sunday, January 17 at 9:30 am via Zoom, ending in time for those who would like to attend worship in person to do so. Associate Pastor Daniel Headrick will lead the group in the third and final of his three week series on Exodus titled "Journey Through Exodus: The Church, Exile, and Covid-19." Daniel has prepared these notes for the third and final session. Note that a passcode is required.

Meeting ID: 824 8851 2109
Passcode: 936319
Through our missions budget, NDBC supports more than 30 organizations, including many local organizations you are already familiar with. However, we also support many national and international organizations. Over the next few months, we will share news about the important work these organizations do.

This week we are highlighting the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), a network of individuals and churches working together to spread the hope of Christ. CBF includes partners all over the globe and supports a wide range of missions and ministries that give people meaningful opportunities to put their faith into action.
Eddie and Macarena Aldape are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel ministering to immigrants and students in Albacete, Spain. After serving 13 years in India, the Aldapes arrived in December 2015 in Spain, where they launched Centro de Esperanza (The Hope Center) to assist immigrants through the registration processes, language acquisition, cultural understanding and directing them to local organizations to meet their immediate needs. Many immigrants arriving in Spain have left everything behind and find themselves in a state of desperation, seeking opportunities to secure a better life. After facing many obstacles in Spain, a country with a severe financial crisis and an unemployment rate of 45 percent among students, the immigrants often find themselves alone and hopeless. Centro de Esperanza is a place where these newly arrived immigrants can encounter the love of Christ and renewed hope.

The Aldapes' daughter, Alyssa, serves on the staff at First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and many Northside Drivers will remember her as an active member of our church while she was a seminary student at McAfee. Throughout her journey CBF has been a source of support. Alyssa remembers the care she received as a "missionary kid" through CBF's member care program. She has fond memories of the Missionary Kids Camp that CBF held and described it as a lifesaver for her as a child of three cultures. Now, she serves as a member of the CBF Missions Council in addition to her work at First Baptist Washington.   

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
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 - Monday through Friday - 2:00-3:30 pm.
Libby Martin - January 15
Sebastian Almeida - January 15
Jeanne Hill - January 16
Ryan King - January 16
Anne Ledbetter - January 16
Fabio Molina - January 16
Donna McLarty - January 17
Vanita Morgan- January 17
Lewis Bozard - January 17
Annie Molina - January 19
Norm Johnson - January 19
Gail Hermance - January 22
Harry Mathis - January 22
Nancy Hall - January 23
Levi Milligan - January 24
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. 
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Mary Lou Swann, Director of Children's Choirs
David Vaughns, Custodian
Keith Walker, Director of Music Ministries
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