Our now retiring Senior Pastor James Lamkin has long been a fan of A Prairie Home Companion, the live radio show on air from 1974 to 2016 known for its folk and traditional musicians, tongue-in-cheek radio drama, and relaxed humor all masterminded by the wry storytelling style of Garrison Keillor. James' passions for storytelling, music, and memories make our Northside Drive Home Companion a similarly winsome format to honor James Lamkin and have fun together remembering the 23 years he has ministered among us as Senior Pastor.
Below are the Sundays, each created around a seasonal theme, when our church will gather (as Covid protocols instruct and weather permits) for these times of remembering and celebrating together. More details will follow as plans are confirmed.

October 11 Stories and Song from a Long Pastorate
5:00 pm Church Grounds
November 15 Precious Memories. . . with Quilts as Backdrop
3:00 pm Church Grounds

December 6 Home for the Holidays
3:00 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.

 Save these dates and times for the Northside Drive Home Companion series.
 Contribute your favorite stories about James Lamkin and his ministry among us (short paragraphs only) to Syd Janney at sydjanney@bellsouth.net or to her mailing address 705 E Morningside Dr NE Atlanta 30324. Examples of these memories will be sprinkled throughout each Northside Drive Home Companion event and/or assembled for his further reflection and enjoyment.
After a wonderful summer series, we will pause church school this Sunday for the Labor Day holiday and again on September 13 for Church in Conference. On September 20 the Art & Soul Class will begin its fall semester, which will focus on the study of each week's lectionary scriptures. The source for study is Feasting on the Word, published by The Thoughtful Christian. If you would like to receive email reminders about each week's class, along with the weekly study guide, please email David Beavers, class coordinator for Art & Soul. Everyone is welcome to join for discussion, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.

September 20 - Liz Harris-Lamkin
September 27 - Cathy Wooten

"Thank you to our thoughtful partners at Northside Drive Baptist Church - Atlanta, Georgia and NW Metro Mask Makers. This group donated over 100 handmade masks for our students and families. We appreciate your support as we keep our community healthy!"
The NDBC sanctuary is now open each weekday from 2:00-3:30 p.m. for prayer and meditation. Hand wipes and sanitizer will be available on the narthex table as you enter. Please clean your seated space with hand wipes before leaving the sanctuary.
Thursday, October 8 at 7PM
Join Associate Pastor Daniel Headrick for a discussion of The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby. This will be a continuation of the social justice book club started several months ago. A link will be made available via Zoom on the week prior to the session. The book is available on Amazon and Kindle, and short video segments can be watched on Amazon Prime video here.
In the Sanctuary of Northside Drive Baptist Church
3100 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305
 Wednesday September 23, 2020
at 1:00 PM 
Come listen - live - to the magnificent Schantz pipe organ within the faceted glass windowed Sanctuary of Northside Drive Baptist Church, as Melinda Clark plays a variety of music written for the organ. Listeners will recognize old, familiar tunes; and perhaps discover a new song or two. This musical offering will be a blessing of sound and sight, as we all search for safe ways to experience God’s continuous blessings. Please note that due to concerns about the coronavirus, public health safeguards will be followed: Masks are mandatory, hand sanitizers will be provided, and guests will observe social distancing protocols for seating and socializing. You are invited. COME and LISTEN and LEARN as we experience this GIFT OF MUSIC.
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival; Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries; Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary; Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the author of three books: Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing; The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and The Rise of a New Justice Movement; and Forward Together: A Moral Message For The Nation.
The Alliance Staff
October 1 is Jimmy Carter's 96th Birthday
God's Economy of Grace
"It's not fair!" We've all said it, perhaps more so lately during Coronavirus time. Jesus' parable teaches us that God's economy runs on something called grace, which subverts our human notions of fairness. How might we be more open to grace for those we think are undeserving?        
Weekly/Upcoming Church Events
Art and Soul Church School - Sundays - 9:30 a.m. via Zoom beginning September 20
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

September 21--Church Council meeting - 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

September – December 2020
Tentative Schedule for
Worship, Celebrations, and Organ Concerts

20    Sunday Worship via Facebook & You Tube @ 11:00 a.m.
23    Wednesday @ 1:00 The Joy of Music Organ Concert, Melinda Clark  
27    Sunday Worship via Facebook & You Tube @ 11:00 a.m.

4     Sunday Worship OUTDOOR @ 10:00 a.m. 
11    Sunday Worship via Facebook & YouTube @ 11:00 a.m.
18    Sunday Worship via Facebook & You Tube @ 11:00 a.m.
21    Wednesday @ 1:00 The Joy of Music Organ Concert, Melinda Clark  
25    Sunday Worship via Facebook & you Tube @ 11:00 a.m. 
Trunk ‘r Treat – and tailgate party 

1     Sunday Worship OUTDOOR @ 10:00 a.m. All Saints Day
8      Sunday Worship via Facebook & You Tube @ 11:00 a.m.
15    Sunday Worship via Facebook & You Tube @ 11:00 a.m.
18    Wednesday @ 1:00 The Joy of Music Organ Concert, Melinda Clark  
22    Sunday Worship via Facebook & You Tube @ 11:00 a.m. Festival of Thanksgiving
29    Sunday Worship via Facebook & You Tube @ 11:00 a.m. Advent I             

6      Sunday Worship via Facebook & You Tube @ 11:00 a.m. Advent II
        NDBC HOME COMPANION, PART III @ 3:00 pm   
13    Sunday Worship Gaudete Sunday @ 10 or 11:00 a.m,
Advent III Music Service (possibly in-person)*
20      Sunday Worship via Facebook & You Tube @ 11:00 a.m. Advent IV                      
24      Christmas Eve     
27      Sunday Worship via Facebook & You Tube @ 11:00 a.m.     
Christmas I               

*Whether or we are able to worship in-person, there always will be a recorded worship service and Children’s Sermon broadcast on each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube (as we have been doing for the past six months). 
Henry Collins - September 18
Karen Massey - September 18
Hal Meeks - September 18
Cyndi Vander Ven - September 19
Reid Cook - September 19
Linda Bridges - September 20
Rebecca Moore - September 20
Jake Baumstark - September 21
Kendall Konekamp - September 21
Bil Caderet - September 22
Keith Milligan - September 22
Ingrid Bongers - September 24
Jessie Bruno - September 25
Ann White Morton - September 27
Josh Mudd - September 28
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 am - 4:00 p.m.
(404) 237-8621