Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fellowship Wednesdays at North Side

…so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.    Romans 12:5
The past two Wednesdays we have had remarkable numbers here at North Side Baptist Church.  The kids activities have started back up, the Bible studies are in full swing and best of all – Wednesday night meals are back!  (Some weeks it is the only hot meal my kids get!)  Thank goodness for Donna and the ladies in the kitchen! There are also Men’s and Women’s Bible studies and choir practices along with Youth activities, GriefShare, and Prayer Meeting

It is exciting to see so many people involved in so many different places.  There have been a record number of women sign up for the Ladies Bible Studies that are going on right now.  We have had overflow in the Youth area and I know Donna is wondering if all those people in the fellowship hall last Wednesday actually signed up!

Fellowship and discipleship (personal growth) are what Wednesdays are about.  It is like family night.  Everyone is gathered in special groups of interest where they can glean what they need from one another.  Burdens are shared and needs lifted to the throne of heaven. The time that we spend together in fellowship is the glue that holds us together, individually and as a whole.  Bible study and prayer time are the icing on the cake.  Discipleship provides a more specific opportunity to grow in the area of your greatest need.  To me, Wednesday nights is the engine that keeps this well oiled machine purring.  We all come seeking something.  For some of us have a void we need filled.  God can fill this void and He uses other believers to help Him.  He knew we would need each other.  Jesus commands us to fellowship with one another in His word:

Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing.
Instead, let us encourage one another all the more,
 since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.  Hebrews 10:25

Take a look at some of the activities available on Wednesday evenings.  Where do you fit in?  What group can be a family to you?  Where is God leading you?  Join us this Wednesday evening!
Father, There is a great need in our lives for knowledge of you and your ways to protect us from the assaults of Satan and to support us in our daily lives.  Bless our efforts to grow in the faith and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and to develop meaningful and supportive relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen

NSBC Wednesday Evening Activities 2011
Children’s Activities
5:45-7:30pm Preschool KidsNight Preschool Building
5:45-7:30pm KidsNight – Grades 1-6 Children’s Bldg

4:30pm Foundation Singers Choir Suite
6:30pm Praise Team & Band Practice Worship Center
7:30 Higher Praise

Men’s Activities
6-7:30pm Quest for Authentic Manhood  Fireside Room
6-7:30pm Winning at Work & Home  CLC Room 212
Women’s Activities
6-7:30pm Breaking Free Old Foyer
6-7:30pm David CLC Room 117
6-7:30pm Faithful, Abundant, True CLC Room 116

Youth Activities
5:30pm Youth Game Time/FUEL Café Opens Youth Rm
6:00pm JH Worship / HS Hang Time Youth Rm
7:00pm HS Worship / JH Hang Time Youth Rm

Other Activities
5-6pm Wednesday Night Supper Fellowship Hall
Sausage/Baked Beans/Potato Salad/Rolls/Dessert
6:00pm GriefShare Room 107
6:30pm Prayer Meeting Chapel

Various Committees and Ministry Teams
(submitted by: Lara Cook)

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