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Nov-Dec 2016 | Thankful for 2016!
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A Message From Pastor Paul
         

As we put 2016 in the History Books. I just want to say I am very thankful for the progress we have made as a Church at NGCC. Yes we still have a long way to go on this journey to be The Light of the World: A City Set on a Hill. I truly believe Jesus is smiling down on His Church . We have made a commitment to live by the Great Commandment by Loving God and Loving People and following Jesus in His call for His Church to live out the Great Commission!
 
It is evident from everyone that comes through these doors that we are in Love with Jesus.
I see us as a Church that has a Great Spirit and determination to serve our Community and reach them for Jesus.
 
As your Pastor I am Blessed and very excited to have this opportunity to lead this church to be an Acts 2  Church. Thank you all for your service to King Jesus. We have some very exciting days ahead as we look to see where Jesus is working and follow Him whenever and wherever He calls. Let's finish this year strong in His Mighty Power. We stand in awe of what Jesus is doing in His Church...Jesus truly is building His Church His Way!

To God be the Glory!
Pastor Paul
 

Discipleship News
         

Well, what has occurred in my world? We have started a new Sunday morning Bible Study for our 18-25 year olds. I call it "The Bridge Group".  This class will explore Biblical implications of this age groups concerns.  Some of the topics we will discuss are the Paranormal, the End Times, Pre-Marital Relationships and Friendships to start.  We have already had some very interesting discussion on the paranormal, very cool. 

I am also, on request of Pastor Paul, reviewing the 201 curriculum and trying to "make it flow" and applicable to our church body. 

Finally, as the Marine commercial  states “we are looking for a few good men”...Your Discipleship Director is looking for a few good houses

With the new year around the corner, we want to start it out right with a couple of home study start-ups.  As Pastor Paul has stated on numerous occasions, we want the whole church involved in some sort of service area. What a great opportunity to dig deeper into those Biblical issues that concern us than in a more intimate setting as a small group. If you are interested in opening your home for one of these studies or have an interest in leading a study, please see me. 

God is moving among us and what a wonderful thing it is.  I enjoy seeing the growth and excitement amongst us all!

In Christ
John Mitchell
John 10:27-30

NGCC News and Events

Saturday Night Live Coffee House News


We are very excited about the growth in the attendance at the coffee house that reaches the community.

This ministry is an opportunity to bring those who may not enter a church on Sunday to see that Christians can have a good time in the Lord with a variety of styles of Christian music. 

In October, Pastor Eric started children’s entertainment upstairs providing snacks, watching movies, hearing a Bible story, and playing games as the adults are able to enjoy the music downstairs.  If anyone is interested in being a helper, please see Pastor Eric as I believe this ministry will grow.  Below are the remaining two events of the year.

Julie Drenning, Ministry Leader
 

November Outreach Event at the SNL Coffee House


On November 19th, with doors opening at 7pm for a time of fellowship and concert from 8-10pm, the night will be filled with worship from the Tuesday Night Live (TNL) Praise Band. 

This band is from Southern MD and formed at a young adult's Bible Study led by Pastor Marvin Harris with one of their sound men being our own Keith Myers.

Bill and Julie Drenning met at the study and are celebrating their 23rd anniversary this month which is also the number of years when we started the coffee house. 

The Tuesday Night Live Praise Band
Sign-up sheet of the food needed to share will be posted to the church bulletin board.  You can also message the ministry leader if you would like to bring a certain item.  This month's needs are:  hot dog buns, fruit or veggie tray, case of water, variety bag of chips, and desserts.  You may also bring a pot luck.
 

December Outreach Event at the SNL Coffee House


On December 17th, we will be celebrating the Christmas season with HMS Renegade whose members you will recognize from the church praise team. You may have seen the band also perform at the opening celebration of the lighting of the Christmas tree in the middle of Glen Burnie.

A sign-up sheet of the food needed to share will be posted to the church bulletin board. 

HMS Renegade

Hard to believe another year will soon be over.  Visit the coffee house Facebook page at SNLCoffeeHouse for previous pictures of the bands and to also help us promote the events.

December Fellowship Events

 

December is going to be a great time for our church family! We want to reach out to our community with the love of Jesus!

December 4th after service - Please join us as we gather together for a time and of food and fellowship! Each family that plans to attend is asked to bring a dish to share.

December 11th after service - Annual Cookie Exchange! Great time for our ladies to get together and exchange cookies, play games... And let's see who wins the prize for Best Cookie! Look for more information coming in our bulletin. Questions? Email

Kim Gayleard

Easy Access to Our North Glen Calendar


Do you follow our events on our Google Calendar? You can find our events on our website Calendar page, or, if you have a Gmail account, and want to be sure to get alerts about NGCC events, follow these instructions to add our calendar to your Google account. 
  1. Open your Google Calendar.
  2. On the left side, find "Other calendars" and click the down arrow .
  3. Select Add by URL.
  4. Copy this URL, and paste it into that field:  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/b3vbeqdrf15olb4u0q9bd6ab48%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
  5. Click Add calendar.
  6. This will add our NGCC calendar to your Google Calendar list to make it easy to visit and see what's happening at any time.

Mobile Improvements!


Do you access our website through your smart phone or tablet? You'll find that we've made some changes to our home page to make it easier to access key resources on mobile devices.

We've slimmed down the page to show the key items you'll need when accessing the page on mobile. You'll find our Mission Statement (for new visitors), the upcoming Sermon topic, a handy link for Online giving, a link to our Sermon Archive on the site, and a quick look at Upcoming Events from our Church Calendar. We also have the recent Blog posts, and links to connect with us on Facebook, via our Blog posts, and our newsletter.

Let us know what you think, and if you have ideas for further improvements! Contact us via the online site form, or through Facebook.

Children's Ministry News

 

So hard to believe we are closing out another year very soon! On behalf of our children I thank God that He heard our prayers on Election Day! Our children come up against so much more than we ever did growing up. We need to be in constant prayer for them!

The children are learning two songs our Christmas Eve service. They are Christmas Medley by Hanson and Jesus, Born on This Day. We are going to pre-record as many families do travel and we want to make sure all the kids get to participate.

Please see Kim Gayleard with questions or if you do not want your child to participate. 

As always we could use help!!!! Let me know if this is you!
 

Children's Ministry Events

December 12th- Santa in Our Community – see more below in Outreach Opportunities.

December 18th after service - Children's Christmas Party! All are welcome but must RSVP to me.

December 24th- Praise and Pajamas! Children of all ages are invited to wear their Christmas pajamas! After Praise and Worship the children will be dismissed to have cookies and hot chocolate and hear a special story. 

Kim Gayleard
Children's Ministry Director

Buildings and Grounds News

 

The adult classroom and prayer room are now finished as well as the new kitchen in the downstairs greeting area! A new nursery floor will be installed soon. Anyone looking to help with painting, hanging blinds, washing and hanging the greeting and worship area curtains or general repairs are always appreciated.

Tony Foca, Building and Grounds Leader

Mission Outreach Opportunities

New Outreach This Year

December 12th  We are going to get Santa to come down to visit our community! What a cool outreach! We need volunteers to come along to pass out invites to our Christmas activities and candy canes to the children! We will have a sign up. Time TBA.

Kim Gayleard

Homeless Ministry

Our next outreach is on December 3rd at 10:00 and lasts until 12:00.

The homeless ministry leaves from the church to deliver food and clothing to the people in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County.

As we meet the physical needs (socks, clothes, blankets, shoes, disposable bags to carry their clothing) of the homeless with the love of Jesus, we have the opportunity to bring the Good News to meet their spiritual health.

Sandwiches for distribution are prepared on Fridays at my home in Dundalk. The ministry accepts donations of bottled water, bread, cheese, and turkey meat.

Vicky McDuffie, Homeless Ministry Leader

Childrens Church

We are always in need of help! We are currently needing an assistant to help on the first Sunday of the month.

Recovery Meetings

Recovery meetings  are held every Thursday evening at 7 P.M. 

Greeters Ministry

 

If you are looking to serve in a church ministry, we have a place for you.  If you like to welcome people into North Glen with a friendly face and have a spirit of hospitality and serving others, we have openings in the Assimilation ministry.

Currently, we have two teams which alternate every Sunday passing out bulletins or Welcome Packets to newcomers.  We also have a team that makes the coffee (when the door opens) and mans the coffee and light breakfast area.

If you are interested, signup at the bottom of the current schedule along with your interest and you will be contacted to see where you can plug in.

Bill and Julie Drenning

Coffee House Ministry

 

If you like a variety style of Christian music and like the outreach of these events to our community, here is an opportunity to not only attend and invite others to the event, but also to serve. 

We appreciate those who have supported the coffee house over the past 23 years.  Even those who do not attend North Glen can serve in this ministry because of their love of music and others. We need volunteers to help serve food and prepare the church for the next day. 

If you are unable to come the third Saturday of each month, tables and chairs are arranged the Wed before the event after Bible Study.

Bill and Julie Drenning

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