Note From The Pastor:
Below is an article that I recently read that I felt led to share with you. It was written by Dr. Thom Rainer. Please read it and take it to heart! I believe NHBC is indeed a “Healthy Church”, and it is the desire of my heart for us to remain so and even continue to grow as a HEALTHY CHURCH!
Dr. Rainer states 7 traits he discovered as he surveyed the landscape of healthy churches.
Title: “SEVEN TRAITS OF HEALTHY CHURCHES TODAY”
I noted several characteristics of the thirty plus churches that I would unequivocally designate as healthy. When it was all said and done, I had nearly fifty different traits. But I was able to put most of these traits into one of seven categories.
1. They truly believe in the power of the gospel. Sure, most church members and leaders would affirm their own belief in the power of the gospel. But few would actually act on that belief. Few actually move into areas and directions that can only be accomplished in God’s power. For most churches, it’s lip service. But not so for these healthy churches.
2. They have courageous leaders. I call them “Joshua leaders.” They are ready to lead the people into the community and storm the gates of hell. They remind the members to be courageous, even as they are courageous. One pastor put it this way: “I don’t want to live a life without making a difference in God’s power. I will accept the challenges, the risks, and the criticisms to be able to make a difference.”
3. They embrace change. Most church members, and some church leaders, fiercely resist change. They idolize the past, the way we’ve always done it. Or they fear the future and God’s provisions for the future. But the healthy churches on my watch list embrace change as long as it does not go counter to biblical truth. These churches don’t spend their energies and resources trying to convince people to move forward. They are ready to go!
4. They are not nostalgic. Sure, these church members honor and respect the past. But they don’t live there. They are constantly anticipating what God will do in the present and the future. They don’t have time to be nostalgic, because they are too busy moving forward.
5. They see reality. They don’t just see reality; they make highly intentional efforts to see reality more clearly. They often have secret guests evaluate their churches. They use tools to help them improve. They don’t fear finding something negative with their churches, because those findings become areas for improvement.
6. They intentionally intersect their lives with non-Christians. They see their weekday vocation as a mission field. They see their neighborhoods as their Jerusalem in Acts 1:8. They intentionally work and do business with non-Christians. They are highly intentional about inviting people to church.
7. They accept responsibility. Too many church members and leaders blame the changes in culture. Healthy churches see those changes as opportunities. Too many church members and leaders blame their denominations for not providing for them. Healthy churches accept their own responsibility for impacting the community. Too many church members and leaders blame other churches for taking their members and guests. Healthy churches realize the fields are truly white unto harvest. They believe other churches are partners in mission, not competitors. -- Copied – Dr. Thom Rainer
Your Servant For His Sake, Brother Mike
"When God's People Cook
Church Cookbook for Sale
Please come purchase a cookbook for yourself, family and friends. Would make a wonderful gift! All proceeds will be going toward missions. Thank You, WMU Ladies
Sanctuary Flowers For October:
October 7: Glenda W. & Brenda Rainey
October 14: Susan Cliburn & Lisa Hux
October 21: Lindsay Renner
October 28: Amy Riley
Wednesday Night Meals
October 3: Fried Chicken,
Rice & Gravy, Green Beans & Dessert
October 10: Chicken Alfredo,
Salad & Dessert
October 17: Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Baked Beans, Potato Salad & Dessert
October 24: Spaghetti
Salad, Green Beans & Dessert
October 31: Soup Night
NOTES From Bro. Jerry
It’s not too late to get in on the ground floor of our Christmas Musical entitled “Come And See, Go And Tell”. You’ll love it! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your music ministry. It is so rewarding to see the Holy Spirit move among our people each Sunday morning. You can’t afford to miss a Sunday at New Hebron. May our Savior be glorified as we continue to serve.
Sincerely, Bro. Jerry Peagler
Greeters For October:
Front Door: Jackie & Beverly Daughdrill
Side Door: Stanley Stephens & Frankie Little
Hallways: Evelyn Bilbo, Janice Kirby & Ineva Hutchinson
Children Ministry News!
Kid’s Under Construction
Children 1st – 6th grade
Wednesday Evenings at 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 6th 10:00 AM – 12 Noon
1st – 6th Grade Girls
October 7th GA”s will meet every Sunday
from 5:00 – 6:00 PM
His Kidz – Sunday Evening at 6:00 PM
Children 1st – 6th Grade
Starting a new series on October 14th “Campfire Stories”
Leaders: Renee McCool, Kayla Bryan & Kathy Williams
Children’s Hayride & Wiener Roast
Saturday, November 10th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Home of Blake & Nikki Lee
All children 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Youth Ministry News!
Greetings Church! Can you believe that the fall season is already here and we will have cool weather before you know it? We’re in south MS, we may get a cool day or two. Anyway, I am encouraged today because of how God is moving in the life of our church and in the life of our student ministry. If you aren’t plugged into the many ministry opportunities here a/t NHBC, I would love to encourage you to find a place where you are passionate and get plugged in. Here is what is going on in Student life at NHBC
We use a study called the Gospel Project where we are starting in Genesis and in 2 ½ years will work our way to Revelation covering most of the Old & New Testament. The goal is to equip our students with a Christian world view so that when they graduate high school they are seeing the world & people through the lens of Christ. In Oct. we will begin a session titled “God Establishes a Covenant People”.
Equip: Wednesday Nights @ 6:00 PM:
We are wrapping up a series on Ephesians: Our Identity in Christ. We will begin a new series in Galatians starting October 17th. If you are in 7th – 12th grade & aren’t joining us, you’re missing a great time.
EVENTS THIS MONTH:
-October 10th : Game/Trivia Night – Everyone come for a night of fun! We will have games, snacks,& just hang out! It’s gonna be good!
-October 13th: one-to-One: Our students ministry is excited to start serving our community one Saturday each quarter. It is one thing to talk about serving, but another to do it! My hope is that we engage our community with the gospel and share his love with others!
Thank you church for all of your support for our students! We love you! -Jeremy
Youth Bible Drills Starts
Sunday October 7th at 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 7th 4:30 PM
Acteens is open to all girls 7th grade – 12th grade.
Attendance & Offering
1st Sunday: 168 2nd Sunday: 171
3rd Sunday: 146 4th Sunday: 169
5th Sunday: 159
September Offering: $35,231.77
Building Fund forSeptember: $12,551.00
John Michael Hamil Scholarship Fund: $ 50.00
Margret Lackey Mission Offering: $1,725.00
Holly 4 Wheeler Fund: $300.00
World Mission Conference: $939.00
Men’s Ministry Fellowship
Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 PM
Red Beans, Rice & Sausage
Sr. Adult Luncheon
Tuesday, October 9th at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 14th at 4:00 PM
Church Business Meeting
Sunday, October 14th After PM Service
Associational Annual Fall Meeting
Monday, October 15th Bethel Baptist Church
Meal at 6 PM & Meeting at 6:45 PM
Charner & Frankie Little, Joe & Karen Riley, Jackie & Beverly Daughdrill,
Steve & Wanda Lee, Evelyn Bilbo & Glenda Westmoreland
Deacon Ordination Service For Benton Bell
Sunday, October 21st Council 4 PM Service 6 PM
Gals, Girls & Grannies Bible Study
Monday, October 22nd at 6:30 PM
Church Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 28th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
We need donations of candy, LOTS of candy and hotdogs. If you would like to decorate your trunk there is a sign-up sheet on the information table outside church office. We also need volunteers to help with serving and registering families as they come to the church.
Thank You Notes
Dear Newhebron Baptist Church Family,
My heart is overwhelmed by the love I have been shown by my church family. The Acteen Girls texted me, church members sent cards & messages, the Tigapa Class served us meals, and Bro. Mike came and prayed with my family & I.
I’m improving daily but I ask you to keep me in your prayers for complete healing.
Love, Jeanine McCloud
Thank you all so very much
for gifts of love and special fuss.
We heard them say how grand it was
and you did it just for us!
Please be patient with our staff
As they ponder, built and work,
On a special place to learn about Jesus
From Toddlers down to Birth!
So thanks again everyone
And know from our wee little hearts,
We really do appreciate…
That you all did your part!
With love, The NHBC Babies & Toddlers
If you would like to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or in memory of someone, please come by the church office and place you name on the 2018 flower calendar to reserve that special date! You can also call the church office ( 601-694-2243) to reserve a date.
NHBC Security Team Duties
Sanctuary: Ronnie Jones & Charner little
Front Door: Corey Riley Side Door: Colby Williams
Sound Booth: Jeremy Davis Sunday School: Ronnie Chavis
Sanctuary: Billy Blair & Gerald Wigington
Front Door: Glen Nations Side Door: Misty Nations
Sound Booth: Barry McCool Sunday School: Dee Wiggs
Sanctuary: Mike Cooper & Ronnie Chavis
Front Door: Keith Shows Side Door: Brandon Henderson
Sound Booth: Jeremy Davis Sunday School: Dee Wiggs
Sanctuary: Joe Riley & Drew Harper
Front Door: James Yarbrough Side Door: Mike Cooper
Sound Booth: Barry McCool Sunday School: Dee Wiggs
SYMPATHIES To Our Members:
The Newhebron Baptist Church Family extents their deepest love and sympathy to the family and friends of: Lynn Taylor
Sister-in-law of Donna Taylor
Grandfather of Molly Mayhugh
Father-in-law of Bobby Grubbs
Sister-in-law of Donna Chavis
Nursery List for OCTOBER
10:30 AM Worship Service:
Oct. 7: Bed Babies: Brandy & Adyson Parks
Toddlers: Kerri Lewis & Lindsay Renner
Oct. 14: Bed Babies: Nikki Lee & Molly Mayhugh
Toddlers: Tisha & Gracie Stephens
Oct. 21: Bed Babies: Joann & Cali Steverson
Toddlers: Windy & Ashley Votaw
Oct. 28: Bed Babies: Penny Rainey & Kaitlyn Speed
Toddlers: Jessica Zachary & Sydney Royer
6:00 PM Worship Service:
Oct. 7: Misty & Brady Nations
Oct. 14: Glenda & Kim Westmoreland
Oct. 21: Ronnie & Donna Chavis
Oct. 28: Louise Hamil & Kelli Groover
Wednesday Night Nursery List:
Oct. 3: Lindsay Renner
Oct. 10: Shelley Bryan
Oct. 17: Lisa Hux
Oct. 24: Misty Nations
Oct. 31: Lindsay Renner
Nursery Contact Person for October 2018:
Lindsay Renner, 601-695-3859
Please remember if you cannot fulfill your date, please contact the nursery coordinator listed above! Thank you so much for being willing to take out time to serve in the nursery! If any one would like to serve in this ministry please contact Lisa Hux, 601-455-5793.