Archive for March, 2007

Bulletin: week of 4/1/07

Friday, March 30th, 2007

We will be observing the Lord’s Supper this morning. If you are a born-again believer, you are invited to participate at the Lord’s Table.

Deacon meeting today at 5 pm.

Acteens: Please come to a slumber party beginning immediately after the evening service tonight in the fellowship building. Bring you pjs, your Bible and your Priceless book. We have lots of great plans for a great party. Pick up time is 4:00 pm on Monday, April 2nd.

Children’s Fellowship Team meeting today at 5:30 pm downstairs in the 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School Classroom.

There will be no AWANA and Fusion Wednesday night due to Spring Break. It will be Missions Night.

The Children’s Fellowship Team will be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt and party for children age 3 years to 6th grade on Friday, April 6th, 6 pm—8 pm. There will be food, activities and a night-time Easter egg hunt. Sign up in the vestibule. Bring a flashlight and a basket.

Easter Sunrise Service next Sunday at 7 am in front of the fellowship building with Hardee’s biscuits to follow. We will have early morning service and 11 AM Service. We will not have an evening service. Invite your friends to come and stay for Bible Study Fellowship and Worship Service.

Next Sunday, April 8, I am challenging our church to have High Attendance Sunday. Please invite those friends and neighbors who may be unchurched and encourage our members you haven’t seen in Sunday School in a while to attend. What better way to honor our Lord’s Resurrection than by studying His Word. Mike Kendrick

Today is the deadline for getting rings for True Love Waits, see Austin. If you signed up to be a host home, Austin will be in touch with you soon. Please encourage students to get involved with this important event. Pray for our students.

True Love Waits: Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 15th. Need host homes. Sign-up sheet for host homes is in the vestibule or you can call Austin. There is also a sign-up sheet for students who plan to participate.

The youth had a excellent time yesterday on their Table Rock morning outing.

Due to the number of nursery workers that are expecting fairly soon, we are in dire need of some assistance in the nursery. We need workers for the following Sundays for at least the next three months: 1st Sun. in the 11 am service; 3rd Sun. in the 7 pm service and 4th Sun. in the 11 am service. Even if you can only fill in a month or two, it would be greatly appreciated. Please pray about it and let either Becky Harper or Stephanie Thomas know if you can help.

T-Ball Practice: April 6 at 5:30 pm.

Sign-up sheet for Norris Fest is in the vestibule.

Sign-up sheet for the 2007 Mission trip is in the vestibule.

To place flowers in the sanctuary in honor or memory of someone, please sign up on the flower chart outside the church office, listing the date for the flowers, name of honoree and your name. Sign up at least one week before the flowers are to be placed in the sanctuary. The information you provide will be placed in the bulletin.

Mark your calendars for the week of July 8-15. The scripture reference for the week is Hebrews 12:1-2. “Run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith.” Pray about what God plans for you to do during VBS! He can use you in mighty ways to run the race.

The Lord has opened the door for Rose Merck to go to Uganda, Africa to share in song and testimony at a women’s conference. The cost is $3000 and is due June 30, 2007. Pray and see if God wants you to be a part of this blessing.

Newsletter: March

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Thanks to Mike Cartee for the following:
Some people in Tennessee have trouble with all those “shalls” and “shall nots” in the Ten Commandments. Folks just aren’t used to talking in those terms. So, some folks in middle Tennessee got together and translated the “King James” into “Jackson County” language,. . . no Joke, read on. . .The Hillbilly’s Ten Commandments (posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Gainesboro, TN.)
Just one God.
Honor yer Ma & Pa.
No telling’ tales or gossipin’.
Git yourself to Sunday meetin’.
Put nothing’ before God.
No foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal.
No killin’.
Watch yer mouth.
Don’t take what ain’t yers.
Don be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff.
Y’all have a nice day.
Living for Jesus, Royce

Christian Love and Sympathy
Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to the Bernice Maw family and to the Lola Bell family in their home going.

Sound Team Meeting
Sound Team will meet with John, Sunday, March 25th at 5 pm.

Nursery Workers Needed
Due to the number of nursery workers that are expecting fairly soon, we are in need of some assistance in the nursery for 1st Sun. in the 11 am service, 3rd Sun. in 7 pm service and 4th Sun. in 11 am service. Even if you can fill in a month or two, it will help greatly. Let Becky Harper or Stephanie Thomas know if you can help.
Students
Youth morning outing planned for Saturday, March 31st. Be at the church by 8:00 am. Will be back by 1:00 pm.

True Love Waits
True Love Waits: Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15th. Need host homes. Sign up in the vestibule or call Austin. Students sign up also if you plan to participate. Church family, please pray for our students.

“Facing the Giants”
The church will be showing “Facing the Giants” on Sunday night, March 25th beginning at 6:00 pm. A love offering will be received for the students going to Centrifuge.
Students: The second payment of $50 for Centrifuge is due on March 25th.

Donate your used and left-over Church literature
There is a need for leftover and used Church literature and Bibles to be sent overseas. Steve Rutledge is sending orders to South Africa where 50% of the people speak English. There are boxes in the old church vestibule and one down stairs for children’s old literature.

Mary’s House
“Mary’s House” is Pickens County communities and agencies working together to build a Domestic Violence Shelter for abused women and their children to escape their surroundings of pain and rebuild their lives. They need help in getting the shelter built. They are working Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you can help, see the pastor.

Sanctuary Flowers
To place flowers in the sanctuary in honor or memory of someone, please sign up on the flower chart outside of the church office, listing the date for the flowers, name of honoree and your name. Sign up at least one week before the flowers are to be placed in the sanctuary. The information you provide will be in the bulletin.

Thank You
Dear Norris Church family, Thank you all so much for the gifts, prayers, meal and friendship during this time of loss for my family. Mother was a wonderful, selfless Christian woman who cared for others. She would be so pleased to know how you cared for her daughter during this sad time. I trust that I can show the same degree of love to each of you when you need help and understanding.

Annie Armstrong
We have exceeded our $2600 goal for our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions by $87. Thank you for praying for and supporting our missionaries.

Mexico
As of March 18, we have received $1492.17 toward our $3500 goal to build our seventh church in Mexico.

Circle Meetings
Sherry Kelley Group will meet in the fellowship building on March 22nd at 7 pm.

Flora Ann Group will meet in the fellowship building, Thursday, March 29th at 7 pm. Beverly Morrison, Mandy Davis and Janice Wright will be hosting.

Please note: Our last Norris Fest meeting will be on April 29th at 4:45 pm.

Bulletin: week of 3-25-07

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

The church will be showing “Facing the Giants” tonight beginning at 6:00 pm. A love offering will be received for the students going to Centrifuge. Invite family and friends.

John needs to meet with all members of the Sound Ministry Team today at 5 pm.

Second payment of $50 for Centrifuge is due today.

The Rane’s will provide food and the McMahan’s will provide drinks for Fusion, March 28th.

Youth morning outing is planned for Saturday, March 31st. Be at the church at 8:00 am. Will be back by 1:00 pm.

The Flora Ann Group will meet in the fellowship building at 7 pm on Thursday, March 29th. Beverly Morrison, Mandy Davis and Janice Wright will be hosting.

Please come to a slumber party beginning immediately after the evening service on Sunday, April 1st in the fellowship building. Bring you pjs, your Bible and your Priceless book. We have lots of great plans for a great party. Pick up time is 4:00 pm on Monday, April 2nd.

Children’s Fellowship Team meeting on April 1, 2007 at 5:30 pm downstairs in the 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School Classroom.

The Children’s Fellowship Team will be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt and party for children age 3 years to 6th grade on Friday, April 6th, 6 pm—8 pm. There will be food, activities and a night-time Easter egg hunt. Sign up in the vestibule. Bring a flashlight.

Due to the number of nursery workers that are expecting fairly soon, we are in dire need of some assistance in the nursery. We need workers for the following Sundays for at least the next three months. 1st Sun. in the 11 am service; 3rd Sun. in the 7 pm service and 4th Sun. in the 11 am service. Even if you can only fill in a month or two, it would be greatly appreciated. Please pray about it and let either Becky Harper or Stephanie Thomas know if you can help.

T-Ball Practice: Friday March 30 at 5:30 pm and Friday, April 6 at 5:30 pm.

Sunday, April 8, I am challenging our church to have High Attendance Sunday. Please invite those friends and neighbors who may be unchurched and encourage our members you haven’t seen in Sunday School in a while to attend. What better way to honor our Lord’s Resurrection than by studying His Word. Mike Kendrick

True Love Waits: Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 15th. Need host homes. Sign-up sheet for host homes is in the vestibule or you can call Austin. There is also a sign-up sheet for students who plan to participate. Church family, please pray for our students.

Sign-up sheet for Norris Fest is in the vestibule. If you sign up to work and want a T-shirt, please put your size beside your name. Cost is $7 per shirt up to size large and $10 for any size over large. We will need to have your money for the T-shirts before we order. Money will be due by April 22nd.

Sign-up sheet for the 2007 Mission trip is in the vestibule.

To place flowers in the sanctuary in honor or memory of someone, please sign up on the flower chart outside the church office, listing the date for the flowers, name of honoree and your name. Sign up at least one week before the flowers are to be placed in the sanctuary. The information you provide will be placed in the bulletin.

Vacation Bible School 2007: Game Day Central. Please join us for the Piedmont Baptist Association training on March 27 from 7-9 at Eastside Baptist Church.

Mark your calendars for the week of July 8-15. The scripture reference for the week is Hebrews 12:1-2. “Run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith.” Pray about what God plans for you to do during VBS! He can use you in mighty ways to run the race.