April / 27 / 2020
Are you feeling lonely or isolated at this time? Would you like to join with others to grow in your faith and to encourage and support one another? We would love to help you get connected to one of our small groups, which meet over Zoom on various weeknights. Email smallgroups@nscbc.org to learn more.

Groups are also open for Middle School and High School students on Wednesday nights. For more details about youth small groups, email ben@nscbc.org.
Communion this Sunday
We look forward to sharing in the Lord's Supper this Sunday during our virtual worship service. In preparation, you may want to have some bread and 'wine' available to partake of the elements. Read more here about our decision to celebrate Communion during this season.
College & Graduate School Grads
Are you graduating from college or grad school this year? We would love to celebrate and honor you! Please send a 15-20 second video of you sharing your name, the program you are completing, the school you’re graduating from, and either your next steps or a way we can be praying for you in this season. We will compile the videos and share them with the church in May. Please send your video (shot widescreen if possible) to  richard@nscbc.org  by Wednesday, May 6.
Daily Prayer
During this season of COVID-19, we will create space for prayer over Zoom every day (M-Sa), noon-12:30pm. We welcome anyone from our church and community to come to be prayed for or to join anytime to intercede for needs in our church, community, and world.
Join us for prayer over Zoom:
Click here at noon on Monday - Thursday & Saturday
Click here at noon on Friday (includes focus on advance of God's Kingdom, 12:30-1pm)

We will also continue to have time every Friday, from 6:30-7:30am, to pray for the kingdom to advance in Essex County.
Click here at 6:30am on Fridays
Support for DCF Families
As a part of the Fostering Hope Network of churches, NSCBC has been invited to join a growing number of church communities in eastern Massachusetts who are working toward standing in the gap for DCF-served families and youth (foster, kinship, intact families and youth in congregate care settings) who are experiencing job loss and crisis in this time.  Fostering Hope  is working hard to create a centralized way for us to understand and respond to practical needs families are facing.

Some needs we’ve had so far are for diapers, wipes, formula and food. It’s likely we’ll need people to shop online or in stores, deliver items to families or agencies or provide financial gifts. If you are willing to be part of this growing effort please make sure you email  LiannaMSours@gmail.com . You will be contacted as needs arise for specific ways to help.
Deacon Resources during COVID-19
The purpose of the NSCBC Deacons is to serve the church through practical ministries of caring for the people of the congregation. As such, they want to make you aware of two ways that they are available to serve during this time of uncertainty.
  1. Our church’s Benevolence Fund, is available to help those with urgent financial needs. If you or someone you know is in need of financial support and would like to request aid, contact deacons@nscbc.org.
  2. If there is another need that you would like to make the deacons aware of, please fill out this form: NSCBC Community Care Request
We have created a new Spotify Playlist during this season. May it bring hope to you during this time. Click here to listen on Spotify.
Sermon Reflection Questions
During our current sermon series, we will continue to provide weekly sermon reflection questions for use by individuals, families, and groups. Here are the questions to help you think about and apply this week's sermon, "The Lord Gives Life," from Psalm 19.
Children's Resources
There are children’s resources available for kids during service online at nscbc.org/live . There will be a time for your kids to join Sunday School through Zoom after service. Email office@nscbc.org for more details.
Church Caretaker Position
Applications are now being accepted for our Church Caretaker position here at NSCBC. Duties involve set-up & tear-down, opening & closing, snow removal, as well as general maintenance inside the church and on the grounds. Skills and experience in carpentry, landscaping, handy work, etc. very helpful. Position is 20 hours per week with compensation being the rent-free use of the Caretaker apartment in the carriage house (5 rooms including 2 bedrooms; utilities included). Contact the church office for application and full job description.
Giving Opportunities
It is still possible to give toward the ministry and work of NSCBC. Visit nscbc.org/giving to see the different ways that you can give online, mail in checks, set up automatic payments through your bank, etc.
Social Distancing Timeline
We will continue to live-stream our Sunday services at 10am at nscbc.org/live until further notice. We will also continue to suspend other in-person gatherings until we hear more from our local, state, and national governments about when and how we can gather again. Stay up-to-date on our response to the situation at nscbc.org/coronavirus.
Pray with Us
Read last week's prayer concerns here.

Have a prayer request? Email prayer@nscbc.org.