Our Homebound Visitation team makes scheduled visits to those in our church family who are not able to get out and attend church. The individuals who are a part of this important ministry team make visits as their schedules allow – some once a week, some once a month. If you are interested in being a part of this team, contact Gerry Campbell in the church office.
The Eyes and Ears of Jesus
We are the eyes and ears of Jesus on earth today. It is our duty and privilege as Christians to serve Christ through watching and listening to people around us, recognizing when they have needs for care. If you find someone with a need, listen and care. If you realize the need is something greater than you can provide, tell the person about our Stephen Ministry and put him or her in touch with one of our pastors. Jesus trusts us to serve as his eyes and ears on earth and to minister to those who are grieving, lonely, or in pain. Call Daphne Moses (668-0617) for more information about our Stephen Ministry.
“Dorcas was a New Testament woman “abounding with deeds of kindness and charity.” – Acts 9:36.
The Dorcas ministry at Northside attempts to meet the needs of our membership through the provision of meals due to hospitalization, deaths or being bedridden. Call Annette Wright, 731-225-3062, or notify the church office if you would like to join us or need further information on this ministry.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry provides hand-knitted or crocheted shawls to members of the congregation who are going through difficult times. The symbolism of the shawl indicates shelter, peace and spiritual comfort. The shawls are an outward expression of our love and a continuing reminder of God’s love. Personal instruction and patterns are available. Some members who are not free during the day, contribute shawls they have made at home. For more about the Prayer Shawl Ministry, contact Carol Cole at 664-9363.
“Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul. “And when she and her house-hold were baptized, she begged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” Acts 16: 14-15
Statement of Purpose:
We at “Lydia’s Footsteps,” are Christian women whose main purpose is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have chosen to incorporate our love of fabric and quilting with our God-given talents of art and design. It is our desire to bring God’s word and love into homes through our unique signed and hand-written scripture creations.
Lydia’s Footsteps into your home:
This creation was handmade by the ladies of “Lydia’s Footsteps”. Lydia was a woman from the city of Thyatira (in Asia Minor) who sold purple cloth. In Acts 16: 15 she was baptized by Paul and she said to him “If you have judged me faithful to the Lord, come to my house to stay.” We at “Lydia’s Footsteps” are saying to you. “If you judge these verses to be faithful to the Lord and if they speak to your heart, then take them into your house to stay.” Psalm 119:105: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
If you wish to purchase a quilt to give as a gift to someone special to you or have ANY questions, please contact one of the following:
We know prayer is the key to knowing God’s will for our church. We take seriously praying for each other, our community, and our world.
Worship Prayer Ministry: This lay ministry is dedicated to praying for our Church, pastors and staff each week and during each Sunday service. We begin the week by contacting our pastors for specific prayer needs and begin praying daily. On Sunday, we meet prior to the Sunday service and deliver a brief spoken prayer with the worship team and choir, and then remain in a quiet area and pray privately during the service. Rotating schedule; you will serve approximately once a quarter.
Prayer Box Ministry: You will maintain a single prayer box placed in a local public area or business. The box will be checked once weekly and prayer requests retrieved. The individual will pray for the requests and assimilate them and deliver them to the Church for prayer by the pastors and laity. A hand written “love letter from God” will be sent from Northside to each person requesting contact. Contact Jim Russell, Marsha Gaskill, Debbie Ferguson, Kathy Butts, Janet Guy, Karen Ashley or Linda Kelly for more information.
This ministry is born out of a desire to serve the community surrounding our church. We believe God has called us to become aware of the needs that exist in the community. Our prayer is that our students will not simply get help with their homework but that God will develop and nurture their faith so that they experience life to the full in Jesus. Northside’s Mentoring Program is designed to minister PreK to 5th grade students. We aim to produce positive academic change, equip students with life skills, and create an environment of spiritual growth. This ministry is a dream come true.