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At the November 1 Church in Conference, members of the Pastoral Search Committee were voted on and confirmed as nominated. The committee met in December and elected officers as follows: Geneva Hall-Shelton, Chair; Karen Massey, Vice Chair; Marie Cook, Secretary; Tim Getsay, Chaplain. Other members of the committee are Barbara Atchley, Beth Laxton, Hal Meeks, and Cathy Wooten. The next meeting is set for January 9, when the group will meet with Joel Snider, our transition advisor, whose bio is below. We ask that you keep the committee members in your prayers as we work through this process of discernment and self study.
NDBC is pleased to announce that we have enlisted assistance for our pastoral search from the Center for Healthy Churches (CHC). Our transition advisor is Joel Snider. Joel has been in ministry over 30 years, including 21 years as pastor at First Baptist Rome, Ga., followed by two years as the executive director of the Community Foundation for Greater Rome. He recently served as interim senior minister at First Baptist Church Athens, Ga. and is now interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Carrollton, Ga. He and his wife Cherry have two daughters. They live in Canton, Ga., where they are close to their grandchildren. 

Joel is assisting with our church's self-studen process, a season of work that generally requires at least four months of focused congregational work and results in two important documents: a congregational profile and a next pastor profile. Joel will begin by meeting with the Senior Pastor Search Committee on January 9 for an initial orientation. He will encourage the committee's openness to the Holy Spirit and to follow the best practices of a healthy process. A dominant characteristic of CHC is the conviction that a good process provides the best opportunity for a good outcome! He will also ZOOM with the Diaconate on January 10 and will preach virtually on January 17.

We will provide more details soon, but this lets you know how this process will begin. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.

Susan Dew, Chair Personnel Committee
The deacons will meet this Sunday at 3:00 pm. Click here for the Zoom link.
The Art & Soul church school class will meet this Sunday, January 10 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 first of a three week series on Exodus ambitiously titled "Journey Through Exodus: The Church, Exile, and Covid-19." Daniel has prepared these notes for the second session. Note that a passcode is required.

Meeting ID: 824 8851 2109
Passcode: 936319
Missions Update: News from the Foushees

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful response to Christmas giving for our missions partners. In a difficult time, we were able to support the work of our partners to bring joy to the children and families they serve. And even as our church works to help meet the needs of our community, we also are supporting missions efforts around the world through various organizations. One of those efforts is our support for the Foushee family, Carson, Laura and baby Ada, through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Carson and Laura are CBF Field Personnel in Japan working with the Japan Baptist Convention in local church and community leadership. You may remember when they visited Northside Drive last fall and spoke about their work in Japan. When they were here, they were planning to leave soon to return to Japan. However, as with everything else, Covid changed those plans. In their most recent newsletter, Carson and Laura tell us of their year in "waiting" here in America before returning to Japan just recently. An amazing young family serving God in a place they love. Here is their most recent newsletter. Please take a few minutes to catch up with the Foushees and their work.

 "Waiting has produced plenty of frustration, but also opportunities to reflect upon the blessings that abound in my life. Like the gift of extra family time in America. Or deeper relationships with Japanese people in Raleigh. Or discovering new ways to connect with friends and ministry partners. The waiting of 2020 may be over, but the lessons learned will challenge and sustain me for years to come.

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.
Pam Wamberg - January 9
Don Janney - January 9
Charlton Roberts - January 14
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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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
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