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Are you parenting solo?
Military with absent spouse…
Grandparent raising children…
Spouse away on job frequently…
PARENTING SOLO CLASSSunday, in Room 200 at 10:45AM.
Class meets weekly and includes:
- Bible Study for Christian living
- Parenting Tips
- Emotional support within the group
Training/Information/Planning Meeting Sunday, Sept. 14
12:00 noon, Room 120 D (Fellowship Hall)
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Thousands of At-Risk Children in our nation desperately need someone just like you to invest in them. We can't reach all of them, but we can reach one ... or two ... or sometimes three ... with the love of God and with helpful support and friendship and guidance. We can cover them in prayer and seek to build a good relationship with their families, all because the love of God compels us to do so.
Thank you for your ministry!
Please plan to meet with me …
Sunday, Sept. 14, at noon in Fellowship Hall.
We'll have a meal for you and our purpose is to "re-charge" for this new school year. I want your ideas of ways we can better help these children, their families and the school personnel.
As you know, many additional volunteers are needed. Would you be busy sharing with others the blessings you have received from this ministry, and would you invite them to come and hear about it?
Here is an approximate schedule:
12 noon—12:45 Lunch
12:30 Review last year and share new ideas.
1:30 Dismiss our "old-timers" and train our new "recruits."
Please make a reservation or let me know if you cannot attend.
I am hoping for 100% attendance. This time together can improve everything we do with the children this year, so it is important. I thank God for you and your ministry. If I can support you in any way, please let me know. Barbara Christa
To make a reservation:
firstname.lastname@example.org - 817-284-9206, X109
Even if you have signed up before, you have to re-enlist with the school where you plan to be this year. You may do this before or after our meeting, online or by going to the school. The link for Volunteer Application is
You will be receiving a letter in the mail as a helpful reminder)
October 11 - 12
Registration and $35 due by 7PM - Wednesday - October 1
This has been an exciting summer for Cross Church even as we experienced a typical summer dip in attendance.
June was marked by our first Backyard Kids Club (VBS) in which we had as many community kids participate as we did Cross Church kids. We also had our first new member class with 19 in attendance of which 16 joined. Also in June, Sally Cope, Cross Church children's minister, took several kids and a couple adults to camp with NRHBC kids camp. The same week, a couple middle schoolers joined with NRHBC for middle school camp.
On Father's Day, we had a bit of a classic car show with 20 cars and motorcycles on display. Cross Church had almost 150 people in attendance as we honored fathers.
During June and July, we have consistently had new guests and repeat guests at Cross Church even as attendance has averaged closer to 100 than I may prefer. On several Saturdays during the summer, Josh Strother has led groups going door-to-door to pass out Bibles and invite people to worship. By the end of the summer, Josh's teams will have passed out over 500 Bibles in the community surrounding Schluter Elementary School.
Last Sunday, August 3, we had our first baptism as a second grade girl came to faith. She is from a family new to Cross Church and NRHBC. Her dad shared with me on Sunday that when they moved from Arlington to NW Fort Worth, they missed their old church terribly. But as their daughters expressed how much fun they were having at Cross Church, and that their daughter wanted to be baptized, he and his wife realized that Cross Church was becoming their new church family.
During the month of August we get to celebrate several "firsts" - our first baptism last Sunday, our first Lord's Supper on August 24 and our first Family Dedication on August 31. Coming up on September 7, for Boots & Buckets, we will baptize 3 adult men, one of whom came to faith this summer.
God is moving at Cross Church and we appreciate your ongoing prayer and support as we are one church family meeting in two locations.
- Mark Spence
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if all of our services could worship together at one time? Do you ever wish our services would have an extended time of worship in song & prayer? Then you want to mark your calendar for NRHBC's first Night of Worship (NOW), at 6PM on September 21.
This evening will be led by our 9:15/10:45 Worship Choir and Instrumental Ensemble with the purpose of worshiping our God together as a church. We want to say that Jesus is the highest, most important name in the room that night and in our lives each day. We will be using songs we’ve sung in our worship services, so you can jump right in, lifting your voice to God. Bring your family, your Bible Study group, your friends, and experience God's presence together as a church.
Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision, because the value of the stock increased to $100,000 a few years later. Though they were not in need of additional income at the time, the couple decided to cash in on this growth and began considering selling the stock.
Allison: We had had a good year and were looking for ways to maximize deductions and reduce what we owed in taxes. At the same time, we had been exploring the best way to make a gift to our church.
Larry: Allison and I were both age 50 at the time, in good health and still working. Though we didn't really need extra current income, we were planning to retire at age 65 so we were always interested in smart retirement planning. Our goal was to be able to live comfortably and travel in our motor home to visit friends and family.
Allison: I remember when we attended a stewardship seminar at our church. He explained the benefits of setting up a deferred gift annuity. Instead of selling, we could give our stock to our favorite ministry and receive an immediate charitable tax deduction. Plus, when we turn 65, the deferred gift annuity would make annual retirement income payments to us for our lifetime.
Larry: We decided to set up the deferred gift annuity. We experienced first-hand each of the benefits Allison mentioned: we received a charitable tax deduction and tax savings immediately. Now that we're retired, we receive income each year that helps make our retirement travel possible. On top of all of this, the deferred gift annuity makes a portion of the income payments we receive tax free. Best of all, our church's ministries will receive the annuity remainder when we pass away.
The name and image above is representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our church. Since your gift annuity benefits may be different, you may want to click here (https://sbtf.giftlegacy.com/?DID=111&pageID=155) to be directed to our partner organization Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation (SBT Foundation) to view a presentation and color example of your benefits.
Our friends at SBT Foundation have a wealth of information and resources to help you with giving, retirement and estate planning. Feel free to learn more at www.sbtexasfoundation.com and contact them with your questions or set up times to meet with their experts.
Your special needs child is welcome at NRHBC!
Every person has the ability to experience God in a special way. Our trained volunteers are ready to love your child and help maximize his or her experience at church. We work closely with parents to create an individualized program for each child based on his or her developmental ability.
Shadowing: Some special needs kids just need a helping hand. Trained adult and teen buddies serve as “shadows” enabling kids to participate in typical classes and KID Worship to his or her maximum ability.
Before your first visit, contact us at 817.284.9206 so we can learn about your child's specific needs and be prepared to welcome you and your child to NRHBC.
Our Special Needs Ministry is open to all ages and ability levels. The self-contained class meets in room 130-131 each week at 9:15 and 10:45. Kids shadowed by a buddy meet in typical classrooms.
Church family, you don't want to miss this special Sunday, on September 7. This is a time we’re asking every person in the church to invite someone. Every Bible Study group should get their rolls and contact every person to come! Our goal on this special Sunday is 100% attendance.
As you attend our worship services in your Texas attire, you will be led by “The Round-Up” band in all three of our worship services. It's gonna be a knee-slappin’ good time! Our different ministry areas will have “Texan” activities, appropriate for their areas and we will all have a “Texan” Meal (barbeque, cole slaw, beans, chips, sweet tea, & Blue Bell) after our morning activities. But the most important part of the day will be what takes place at 12:30 in the gym ... baptisms! We're going to baptize the many folk that have decided to follow Jesus at center court in the metal buckets. Get it ... Boots & Buckets Sunday! Don't miss what God is going to do in the life of our church this day.
Single Adult Ministries 2nd Friday Nights!
Friday, September 12
SAM 2nd Friday - Kaleidoscope
6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Bring a dish to share. Tea and Water provided. And bring games you would like to play.
Serving You with Electronic Media from the Tarrant Baptist Library Digital Collection.
If you haven’t signed up in the NRHBC Library for our digital collection, now’s the time to stop by and see what we have to offer our members. The current number of titles available is growing as we begin our third year of ebook service. The digital collection of over 1,773 titles includes materials for children and adults, both fiction and nonfiction. Titles are available in various formats to match your reading device. To see for yourself, go to our online catalog.
At North Richland Hills Baptist: Catalog Search, place a check in the digital downloads box, place the cursor on the search line and press enter. Scroll through the titles and make your selection. To check out media, you will need your Library account number and a pin number. Press the "Check out and Download" to the right of the Title/Description box for your selection and complete the instructions to check out.
If you have any questions, please call the Library at 817-284-9206, ext. 115 or email me at email@example.com. We look forward to serving you.
In 2013, NRHBC entered into a new partnership with the Point church, a church plant in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Point Church’s vision is to see multiple gatherings in multiple places reaching multiple communities in metro Vancouver with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
According to the local newspaper, the Vancouver Sun, “Metro Vancouver is at the forefront of a national trend in which more Canadians are declaring they have no formal religion, but at the same time the city is becoming more spiritually diverse.”
93% of Vancouver residents are lost. 6.3% are nominal Christians and only 0.7% considers themselves as evangelical Christians.
Learn more about the Point Church by visiting their website – www.pointchurch.ca, you can like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePointCommunity and follow the church on twitter @ThePointTweet.
Have you thought about what you want your legacy to be? On the day that is your last on earth, what will you have given that lasts beyond your life? Perhaps you will have given enduring values that will serve your family for generations. Perhaps you will leave a name that is respected and inspiring. Perhaps you will leave a testimony to people in your community and around the world of your great love, trust and worship of Jesus.
Have you also thought about what you want your legacy to be with regard to the things you have accumulated over your life? Perhaps you have a house, a car, a retirement account, a business, an investment that will remain on that day that is your last on earth. Have you thought about a way to express your values in the way that you plan for the distribution of your assets?
Some members of NRHBC have taken steps to plan for the distribution of their assets to persons and organizations that will continue to extend the gospel of Jesus for generations to come. Wouldn’t it be exciting to know that some of the things that you have worked to accumulate over a lifetime could be used beyond your lifetime for the things you value most?
NRHBC has begun a Legacy Giving Ministry to help NRHBC members think about their own legacy. Some people simply don’t think about including their church in their will and estate plan. This Ministry is designed to create an opportunity for believers to honor the Lord by giving a legacy from a portion of their accumulated assets to support the ongoing and future ministry of the church.
Some people don’t want to think about their estate planning at all. The Legacy Giving Ministry of NRHBC wants to encourage you to think about, pray and take action to create a will if you do not have one. Consider the admonition in 1 Corinthians 14:40 which teaches us: “But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” This would include a fitting and orderly plan for your estate that will result in harmony and protection of your family and the extension of your values throughout future generations.
NRHBC is partnering with the Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation to create an orderly, accountable system to advise, coach, accept and manage funds that are given to NRHBC through wills and estate plans. The Foundation can also be helpful to church members who would like to consult with a trusted advisor regarding their own unique estate planning issues. You can also visit with the church Business Administrator, Jerry Stamps to learn more.
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