Northside Family Reunion

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“Northside Family Reunion” is our church-wide family retreat. All families, whether with small kids, empty nesters or folks who just want to have fun, are invited to participate. The family Reunion will take place November 2-4 at Taylor Christian Camp near Scottsville, Kentucky.

Cost for the event is $45 for adults and $10 per child which includes, food, lodging and a T-shirt.

Since we are staying at a church camp, please remember to bring bed linens, towels and toiletries.

More details will be coming soon!

An Evening with Dr. Ming Wang

From Darkness To Sight

The story behind the movie “God’s Not Dead”

A talk by Ming Wang, MD, PhD

Dr. Ming Wang will be guest speaker at a special evening service at Northside Church of Christ. The service, associated with the church's “Community Organized Renewal Efforts” (CORE), is scheduled for 6 PM on Thursday, March 22.

The book God's Not Dead featured a character inspired by the real life story of Dr. Wang. In 2014 the book became a blockbuster movie and the doctor's character was also included in the film version. The book and movie examines the evidence proving the existence of God and describes the lives of several individuals who searched for and finally found God. God’s Not Dead 2 has also been released with great reviews.

As a young teen, Ming fought valiantly to escape one of history’s darkest eras, China’s Cultural Revolution, during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas of the country to face a life sentence of poverty and hard labor. Ming escaped such deportation by learning to play the Chinese er-hu, (violin) and becoming an entertainer for China’s propaganda program. This allowed him the opportunity to continue his education and eventually come to America with $50 in his pocket and an American dream in his heart. 

Once in America, against all odds, Dr. Wang would earn a PhD in laser physics and graduate “magna cum laude” with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT. He has embraced his Christian faith and a new autobiography about his interesting life, From Darkness to Sight, has also just been released with proceeds funding his charity, The Wang Foundation For Sight Restoration.

The community is invited and encouraged to attend this inspirational service and additional information can be obtained by contacting: Northside Church of Christ ~ 615-865-6979

Youth Yard Sale

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Every other year we host a HUGE yard sale that benefits our Youth program. Funds raised will help offset their expenses for events like Impact and summer camp. It can be a blessing to you as well, motivating you to unburden your homes of unneeded items that can in turn, bless others. 

We are now collecting items small or big!! Wire hangers and plastic grocery bags are items that would be useful for our sale. Big items like furniture are GREAT, but due to space, we ask that you wait and bring those until the week of the sale. Just let Shannon or Chris know it's coming and room will be made at the sale.

We can NOT accept old style TVs, non-working appliances (please test them before bringing), 8-track and cassette tapes, food/candy, used undergarments or stained clothing because these items will not sell.

If you need help or have questions, contact Shannon Hudgins.

Nashville Inner City Ministry

Each year Nashville Inner City Ministry hosts a Catfish Dinner Fundraiser to support their effort in reaching out to children in need. Each year Gwen Warren here at Northside reminds all of us the great work Inner City does by sending out the call for participants.

If you are not familiar with Inner City's work, visit their website. If you would like to be a table host and take 7 friends with you to the fundraiser, register via their online form in the EVENT section of their website. If you want to go to the fundraiser as a guest, contact Gwen Warren and she can point you in the right direction. If you can't go but want to make a donation, you can also do that on their website.

This year more opportunities to participate:

Thursday, March 8th

Friday, March 9th

Thursday, April 19th

Friday, April 20th
 

Nashville Inner City Ministry, 1000 Apex Street, Nashville, TN 37206 at 6:30 pm Nightly

"Guess Who's Coming?" Dinner

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Have you ever thought about having folks over for dinner, but just couldn't decide whom to invite? Have you ever looked across the auditorium at church and wondered, “What are their names?” Have you ever thought, “This place is so big, how will I ever get to know anyone?”

Well, we have the answer to all that and more…..

A (casual) dinner party bringing together old friends and new, with a twist----no one knows who's coming until the doorbell rings.

 

How it works:

  • Check your calendar to see if March 3rd is available.  No rain dates, no make ups—this is it.
  • Fill out the registration sheet completely.  We need both hosts and guests to make it work, so fill out whichever (or both) way/s you are willing to participate.
  • Click submit on the webform and your response goes directly to our organizer.
  • On February 25th, you will be emailed your instructions.
  • On Saturday, March 3rd, all guests and hosts will “meet” to enjoy a meal together.  Some will meet for the first time while others may already be long-time friends.  The mystery (and fun) is in not knowing until the doorbell rings who will be gathering around the table together

Follow this link to the registration form and more details! We can't wait to see where you will show up!

What is God Doing in Nashville?

Everyone is invited to Harpeth Hills Church of Christ Saturday, December 2 from 8am-noon for a time of worship, prayer, education, cover station and planning sessions with neighbors from across the city as we seek to join God’s missional work in Nashville. Stan Cunningham will be taking the church bus and you can reserve a seat by contacting him. More information about the event can be obtained from Harpeth Hills.

Friends and Heirlooms - Create a Christmas Ornament

 

Friends and Heirlooms CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Thursday, November 30, 6:30 p.m., room 107

See Jean Hooper with questions.

 

Bring a friend and create a unique personalized heirloom Christmas ornament. Sign list on hallway bulletin board and pay $3 kit fee at class. Bring the following tools/supplies:

(1)  Scissors

(2)  For a personalized keepsake ornament, print on good weight photo paper some of those many digital pictures you have. Babies, grandchildren, pets, hobbies are all good choices. You'll need 20 pictures; by cropping to about 2 inches, you should be able to print all on one page, including only faces or key focus areas. DO NOT cut out until in class. Also, if you want to include text such a name, greetings, date, or message, text should not exceed 1 inch tall and 1 inch wide. If you need help cropping, sizing, or printing, see Jean IN ADVANCE, no later than November 25, and she'll do it for you.

OR

For same ornament NOT PERSONALIZED, bring old Christmas cards.

OR

If you don't have enough of either, you can mix photographs and cards; it's beautiful done with a holiday mix.

 

Download PDF instructions.

Soap for Riverbend Prison

Northside has participated for several years in collecting items for Riverbend Prison. This year we will again be collecting double bars of soap. Double bars is a package of 2 bars of soap. Discount stores like Dollar Tree or Dollar General will often have a double pack for $1. Due to allergies to strong scents and sensitive skin, we have been asked not to purchase Irish Spring soap. Soap can be placed in the bins in the foyer. Our goal is to collect 1,000 double bars by November 26th.

Distribution at Riverbend

Many of you enjoy distributing gift bags and sharing fellowship with inmates at Riverbend durning December. Distribution will be on Wednesday, December 20th this year. If you would like to participatel, please give your name and birthdate (required by Riverbend Security) to Jim Pounders before November 30th.

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Trunk or Treat

 

Our annual Trunk or Treat will be held Sunday evening, October 29th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. outside near  the shelter. (In the event of rain, we will move the festivities inside the gym.) October 29th is a Family Fellowship Day so there will be no PM service, but we invite all to come out and join our kids in the Spooktacular happenings. Adults of all ages are invited to decorate their vehicle "trunks" and handout treats to the children. All are invited to a wierner roast and/or marshmallow roast. And of course, bring those kids dressed in their halloween costumes!

Consignment Sale & Market

If you are a grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle or friend...we need your help!

Sale Dates: Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24

Consignment Items: Children and teen clothing & shoes, toys, household equipment, electronics, outdoor equipment, bedding, books, etc.

Vendor Tables: Do you make food items, crafts, jewelry, bows, candles, etc. that you would like to showcase and sell? Do you know someone else that would be interested? This is the perfect place!

Questions??? See Kelly Albright or email her here.

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Trail Life Registration is Open

Trail Life USA is a Christian Outdoor adventure program that emphasizes and teaches Biblical moral values. The program is unapologetically Christian while focusing on outdoor adventure, character, and leadership development for young boys ages from kindergarten to 24 years. Trail Life is a program focused on turning boys into godly men. The organization’s firm conviction is that this can only be done by allowing a boy the opportunity to interact, work with, and be mentored by and with other Christian men. Trail Life places special emphasis on building the relationship between boys and their fathers or mentors, so adult men joining the troop is highly encouraged.

Trail Life operates under the principle of shared leadership, which seeks to involve others in the process. Therefore, our troop will be operated by several volunteers — initially within the Northside church, but, hopefully, it will eventually include others within our community. While adults can and should advise, counsel, make suggestions to youth leaders, and provide oversight to those young men designated as youth leaders, the youth will eventually be allowed to plan, organize, make decisions, and be the primary leaders of smaller groups within the troop.

If you are interested in participation as either a child or adult, please sign up on the bulletin board at Northside or by sending an email to David Perry.

 

Family Fun Day at the Fontanel

September 11 is Family Day at the Fontanel! Join the fun from 1-5 PM.

CORE and Fontanel invite you to a day of family Fun. In Nashville, District 3 is the place to BE! Join your friends and neighbors on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Fontanel. Games, food, lots of activities for the kids, swimming in the creek, music and much more. Come, bring your family, and let's get to know one another.

Fontanel is located at 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek, TN 37189. Information about CORE can be found at www.CoreNashville.com.

District 3 Meeting at Northside

Brenda Haywood, newly elected Council Person for District 3 of Nashville, will hold her first community meeting at Northside.  This event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27th, at 11:00am, and will include free health screenings by Lipscomb University nursing students, and samples of food items from local District 3 restaurants.  Everyone is invited, but a special welcome is extended to all who live in District 3.

BBQ Dinner

Tickets for the dinner will be on sale Sunday morning at the Welcome Center. See Teri Ann Hooper if you have questions.

Donations for the silent auction are being taken through Sunday. Please leave donations in Stan's office.

Proceeds from the dinner and silent auction will go toward multi-media nees for our adult education ministry.

Christmas Outreach Opportunities

Jim Pounders is involved with a prison ministry and has offered our church family an opportunity to participate. On Tuesday evening, December 16th from 6 to 8 pm our members will join other church groups to hand out Christmas packages, sing Christmas Carols, and offer some loving hope to those who are incarcerated. If you are interested in joining us that night, we must have your full legal name and your birthdate no later than this coming Wednesday night. Stan will be coordinating the list, so please ensure that he gets your information.

Also, if you signed up to provide Christmas gifts for an inner city child, please have your completed packages in Stan's office no later than Sunday, December 14th.

Thank you for your generosity and may your holidays be filled with God's blessings.

The 4WARN Weather Alert Tour

Lisa Spencer and the 4WARN Weather Team bring “The 4WARN Weather Alert Tour” (formerly known as Surviving the Storm) to Northside Church of Christ on Thursday, April 3.

“The 4WARN Weather Alert Tour” is a multi-media program where you learn the “what, why and how” of severe thunderstorms and what you can do to be safe. You’ll find out things like what makes a thunderstorm “severe”, when and where tornadoes happen the most and where is the safest place to be no matter where you are…at home or out shopping. Come meet the 4WARN Weather Team including Lisa Spencer, Dan Thomas, Paul Heggen and Nancy Van Camp along with the legendary Snowbird.

The doors open at 6pm and the first 50 people to enter receive a free Snowbird goodie. Before the show starts you can have your weather radio programmed, don’t forget to bring it. Other door prizes will be given away at the end of the program including more Snowbird items and a Midland Weather Radio. Plus you’ll have a chance to ask questions.

Join Channel 4 Thursday, April 3 at 7pm at Northside Church of Christ.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Who doesn't love a good mystery? Here at Northside, we are cooking up our own version of "Fellowship Mystery." Are you curious yet?

Here's how it works. First, you must decide if prefer being a guest or a host.  Being a guest is simple. Sign up, be willing to bring a side dish or two, work up an appetite, and show up at the address given to you. Being a host requires a little more effort. You agree to host a meal in your home for a set number of guests, say 8. Then you wait and see who shows up at the door. It's all great fun and a wonderful way to get to know others in our church family.

Registration ends February 16th...so don't be late!

A few important details:

  • If you commit to come, PLEASE COME! We don't want our hosts and hostesses to prepare for a full house and then get a bunch of no-shows!
  • Respect your host's time and don't wear out your welcome.
  • Guests will be given directions from the church building to their dinner destination, what to bring and what time to arrive. You'll also get an emergency contact number for emergencies only.
  • Hosts will be given the number of guests to expect and information about food allergies.

Click here for the PDF form to fill out and send in.