You and your family are happily invited to attend this year’s Trunk or Treat at Northside Drive Baptist Church SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm Click here for details.
October 11 
Stories and Songs from a Long Pastorate
5:00 pm Church Grounds

For each event, church member/singer/musician Kurt Thomas will be the musical choreographer with James Lamkin as Chief Storyteller and Honoree. Other church members will also contribute.

In the event of rain on Sunday, we will update the congregation on any needed changes to the run of show.
The Art & Soul church school class will meet this Sunday, October 11, at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. You can prepare by reading the short Feasting on the Word preparatory sheet. Hartwell Dew will lead our discussion.
Message from Jeremy Lewis, Director of Urban Recipe

This past Sunday, Jeremy Lewis of Urban Recipe shared a special message of greeting and thanks to NDBC for our ongoing partnership with their mission. We encouraged folk to give financially to Urban Recipe as part of our emphasis on hunger during World Communion Sunday. Follow this link to donate now.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
As most of you know, Northside Drive partners with several individual organizations doing wonderful work in our local communities. These mission partners, such as Buckhead Christian Ministries, Urban Recipe, and the Stewart Center, serve individuals and families in need through food programs, financial assistance with housing and medical expenses, and education and after-school programs. However, Northside Drive is also part of a larger, worldwide mission organization, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF). CBF supports long-term field personnel serving in 25 countries, 50 student interns, and hundreds of short-term mission teams annually. Its mission is to cultivate beloved community, bear witness to Jesus Christ and seek transformational development among people and places otherwise forgotten and forsaken. Their field personnel serve alongside congregations within three primary contexts: global poverty, global migration, and the global church. You can learn more about their distinctive mission and other ways they are working around the world by visiting the CBF website.
Carson and Laura Foushee, both graduates of McAfee School of Theology, are part of the worldwide extended ministry of Northside Drive Baptist Church. While at McAfee, Laura was a member of NDBC and also served as a pastoral intern in our church. Our church ordained her to the Gospel ministry, and Carson and she were married in our sanctuary. They now serve as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship missionaries in Japan. They have been stateside for several months during the coronavirus pandemic, but they hope to return to Japan one day. NDBC supports them and we are proud of them.  You can read more about their work on their web page.
Join the Alliance of Baptists on Saturday, October 10, at 12 pm for Devoted to Justice, a 90-minute online gathering to consider issues of justice and liberation. The keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. Registration is required.
Church of the Holy Uh-Oh!
James E. Lamkin, Senior Pastor
Life is filled with Aha's, like when you finally find your keys in the last place you look. Life has plenty of Oh No’s, like when you broke your grandmother’s heirloom vase. And human life has a whole bunch of
in-betweens. Those are the Uh-Oh’s! Uh-oh is the middle ground between discovery (Aha) and desperation (Oh No).    

Sunday’s epistle text has the Apostle Paul saying,
Uh-Oh.  His love for the church turned to grief when a church fight was afoot between two women who were church leaders. 

Will this dispute (Uh-Oh) turn into a church split (Oh No)? Or, by the grace of God, will it result in responsible maturity (Ah Ha!)? 

How about your life? Got any Uh-Oh’s?   
Each Sunday from now until Advent, our Time with the Children videos will be highlighting the Beatitudes, from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. We’ll focus on one Beatitude every Sunday and hear a story about how Jesus lived out that Beatitude, blessing others with God’s promises lived through Him. Time with the Children videos will premier every Sunday morning at 10:30 am on the Northside Drive Baptist Church Facebook page as well the NDBC YouTube channel.

In addition to the Time with the Children videos, electronic devotional materials will be available for you and your family to enjoy at home together:

  • A video story recording about one “Blessed Child of God," a video about a person who is or who has lived out the Beatitude of the week, from the book Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints, by Daneen Akers.
  • An animated family devotional, with wondering questions, reflections, and a prayer to give you and your family an easy, light-hearted way to discuss, dream, and grow in faith together. 

Look for these two resources to be posted on Sunday mornings on the Northside Drive Kids Facebook page after 10:30 am.

I hope you’ll look out for and enjoy using all of these video devotional materials with your family.

May God’s blessings flow abundantly upon you and your family in all the days to come!

Andrea C. Johnson
Director of Children’s Ministries
Weekly Church Events

Art and Soul Church School - Sundays - 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. via Facebook and YouTube
Sunday Morning A Time with the Children - 11:00 a.m. via Facebook and YouTube
Wednesday Pastor's Morning Bible Study - 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
Saturday Prayer Meeting - 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
Sanctuary Open for Prayer - Daily - 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Whether we are able to worship in-person or not, a recorded worship service and children’s sermon video are available each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube.
Geneva Hall-Shelton - October 9
Lindsey Bryson - October 10
Carolyn Herndon - October 10
Valerie Waters - October 13
Barbara Atchley - October 14
Billie Davis - October 15
Stuart Meeks - October 15
Joe Schneider - October 15
Helen White - October 15
Susan Harlan - October 16
Dianne DaLee - October 17
Sloan Mudd - October 17
Mike Mosley - October 17
Bruce Dick - October 19
Janna Chandler - October 20
Michael Sardone - October 21
Barry Creasman - October 21
Dot Houston - October 23
Triston King - October 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. 
You may make your donation via our website through this link or by mail to
Northside Drive Baptist Church
We pray for NDBC former associate pastor Mike Gregg and his family, as they tend to their newborn son, Ford. Ford has been in the NICU of a Dallas hospital for an extended, medically fragile time. Mike and Amanda try to be with him as much as possible, while trying to make ends meet. 

Months ago, NDBC member Carolyn Herndon started a GoFundMe Page for this family. She is glad to answer questions about the situation. You, also can email Mike directly,, can contact him and Amanda via Facebook or write to them at Rev. Mike Gregg, Royal Lane Baptist Church, 6707 Royal Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75230. 

As the Good Book says in Galatians 6:2, we seek to bear one another’s burdens…and we do so as we love the Greggs through these tough days.  
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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