April Newsletter 2014x - New Colony Baptist Church

New Colony Baptist Church
30 River Street
Billerica MA, 01821
√ April 6: Children’s Choir begins, 4-5 pm!
√ April 17: Mom & Tots Easter Party!, 9:30-11:30 am
√ April 18: “Confessions of the Cross”, 7 pm
√ April 19: “Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza”, 10 am
Contact Info
New Colony Baptist Church, 30 River Street, Billerica, MA 01821
978-663-4773 • http://www.newcolony.org •
Sunday Services
Fellowship: 9:00 am
Bible Study: 9:30 am
Worship: 10:45 am
√ April 20: Easter Sunday
April 2014
Good Friday, April 16
7:00 p.m.
Join us on Good Friday for a time of music, Scripture and drama.
I believe the drama will speak to each of us, as it deals with issues that
you and I face on a daily basis: Control (or lack of it), Violence (spoken
and acted), Fear, Integrity, Greed, the Need to be Loved, and Loss,
among others.
Dramatists include: Tashi Guzman,
Paul Harrington, Allison Lantagne,
Al and Peg Marrocco, Robyn Marsh,
Marcia Peck, Pat Saunders,
Lee Spach, and Gordon Wood.
Good Friday can be a uniquely meaningful time in the life of the church.
We gather to remember together what Jesus did for us –
not because He was forced to, but because He chose to.
We gather to confess that He died for OUR sin –
yours and mine.
We gather to be reminded that we are each fiercely loved by God–
not for what we do, or who we are, or where we come from
but simply because His nature and character are love.
Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza
Saturday, April 19th
Starting at 10 AM
The Children's Ministry Team would like to invite families
with kids up to 4th grade to our
2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza!
Calendar for April
Sunday, April 6: Children’s Choir (see inside) begins, 4-5 pm.
Sundays (6, 13, 20, 27) Cross Culture (Youth Group) 5-6:30 pm.
Wednesdays (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) Bible Study/Prayer, 6:30-7:30 pm.
Choir Ministry Team, 7:45-9:00 pm
Thursdays (3, 10, 17, 24) Moms &’Tots Group, 9:30-11:30 am.
Thursday, April 17: Moms & Tots Easter Party, 9:30-11:30 am.
When: Saturday, April 19th, 10 am.
Friday, April 18: Good Friday. Church Office closed.
Where: NCBC grounds
Saturday, April 19: “Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza”, 10 am.
What: Easter Egg Hunt!
Fun presentation of the Easter Story!
Friday, April 18: “Confessions At the Cross”, 7:00 pm.
Sunday, April 20: Easter Sunday. (No Youth Group or
Children’s Choir in observance of Easter.)
{There will also be a special, closed off area for
the 3 years and under crowd}.
Peeps Diorama Contest (optional)
Children who will be participating on this day are welcome to
re-create a scene from the Bible using Peeps and a shoe box. If
you've never heard of this before Google "Peeps Diorama
Contest". It's a really fun activity! (See rules on next page).
Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza
Birthdays for April
Adeline Sergi
Lloyd Wentzell
Larry Gero
Mia Screnci
Phil Wilkes
Nimol San
David Zizza
Hannah Varghese
Terry Sherman
Henry Jalbert
Cynthia Larsen
Karen Larsen
Diane Bergendahl
Bekah Marsh
(Continued from page 2)
By Rev. Michael J. Born
Restore my spirit Lord
My God and King
Restore my spirit Lord
and help me sing
Restore my spirit Lord, I need today,
New strength to walk along life's rocky way
Restore my spirit Lord
with grace and peace
Restore my spirit Lord,
My great High Priest
Restore my spirit Lord, so I can say,
You are my strength and help for every day.
Rules of Peeps Diorama Contest
1. Each child must re-create a scene from a Bible story, Parable
or a Biblical concept (i.e Love, Joy, Peace... Fruits Of The
Spirit...that sort of thing) and it must fit in a shoe box.
2. Children can use whatever materials or props they need that
will fit in a shoe box of any size.
3. The child must attach a little sign or label somewhere stating
what their Diorama is depicting and put their name on the
bottom where it isn't visible. (It must be obvious that the child
did most of the work!)
4. The children will be divided into 2 age categories: Preschool1st Grade and 2nd- 4th. There will be judges and winners
from each age group.
There will be small prizes for the winners. Participants are asked
to bring in their Dioramas the day of the hunt and put them on the
table marked with their age categories. The judging will take
place during the egg hunt and winners announced once everyone
is back inside the fellowship hall following the hunt.
ALSO.... we are in need of VOLUNTEERS to help
stuff the many, many eggs we will need to put out.
Candy donations for the eggs are very much needed
and appreciated! Please let us know if you can help
with this!!! Please see Sue Holuk or Melissa
Mietzner with any questions.
Moms and Tots Play Group
Ministry Needs
(Thursday Mornings)
Mom ‘n Tots meets every Thursday from 9:30 - 11:30 am
at New Colony Baptist Church in their lower level. (Ages infant
to Pre-K.) We have stories, songs, games and craft projects that
go along with our monthly themes. We serve snacks and coffee
for the parents ;).
Parents are welcome to bring a sack lunch as many parents stay
and have lunch together after play group is officially "done" for
the day.
FREE. No registration necessary!
The best way to keep up with updates and news on the goings on
of Moms n Tots is via their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/
groups/NCBCMomsnTots/. To contact the admin (Melissa) use
email: [email protected]
Thursday April 17th
is the Moms n Tots Easter Party!!
More info to follow on the FB page and
church bulletin. Thanks!
There are many ministry opportunities
in our church.
√ Volunteer needed to fill regular spot in the preschool room on the
4th Sundays of the month during the worship service.
√ Several (5) regular volunteers to staff the infant and preschool
rooms on the 5th Sundays of the month during the worship service
(June, August and November 2014)
Volunteers to pick up a Billerica couple for Sunday Services on the
3rd Sundays of the month.
Volunteers to help staff Super Summer for the month of July.
Please see a member of staff or call the church office
if you are interested in helping with any of these
important ministries.
Music Notes
Children’s Choir—for ages 4yrs-1st grade will begin
on Sunday afternoon, April 6 (please note change)
from 4-5 p.m. If your child is interested, please let
Angie know asap so that we can get a CD to him or her.