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For the week of August 26, 2018

Big Announcement This Sunday...You Won't Want to Miss This!
In this edition:
  • Big Announcement and Special Called Members Meeting on August 26
  • We're Celebrating Christmas...in August!
  • Special Event for Men!
  • Special Tools Available to Help You Invite Your Friends to Church!
  • A "Golden" Opportunity to Spread the Gospel in Tennessee
  • Special prayer requests this week
This Sunday: A Big Announcement & An Important Vote
     God is on the move at New Salem!  An exciting, unexpected opportunity for ministry in our community has been presented to our church. At the end of this Sunday's 10:45 AM service, we will hold a special-called member's meeting to present information about this opportunity, and decide if we as a church wish to pursue it. Please plan to attend so you can be fully informed.
     In addition to hearing about this ministry opportunity, we will also seek to engage in passionate worship under the leadership of our praise team and choir. Pastor Alan will continue his series from the Book of Romans as we explore how the power of the gospel not only changes the way we look at ourselves, but also our relationship within the church. It will be a great Sunday, and we hope you can join us!
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This Wednesday: We are Celebrating Christmas...in August!
     New Salem's Children in Action invite you to celebrate Christmas with them...in August!  All summer long, these kid have been learning about missions, praying for missions, and even doing missions. In addition to raising money to provide seeds & livestock to a family in Africa, our Children in Action have also adopted a missionary for whom they are collecting supplies. The requested supplies are listed on ornaments hanging on our special "Christmas in August" Tree, located in the main lobby. Please consider taking an ornament, purchasing the requested item, and bringing it to our "Christmas in August" Party on  Wednesday, August 29, at 6:30 PM in New Salem's Unity Building. We'll have cookies and punch, sing Christmas carols, and pack all the supplies to be sent to our missionary. We hope you can join us!

Watch the video below to learn more about Christmas in August:


 
Attention, Men: Here's An Event Just for You!
Here's a Great Opportunity to Invite Your Friends to Church!
     Experts tell us that many unchurched people are open to the idea of visiting a church...if someone they trusted would personally invite them!  Who do you know that you can invite to church?
     Over the next few weeks we are going to make a special point to encourage each other to invite our friends to church. Our target day is Sunday, September 9, which we have designated "Back to Church Sunday." Start praying now about who you will invite to join us on September 9. Special tools are available in the main lobby to help you invite your friends, including special postcards and encouraging flyers. Look for them under the special "Back to Church" banner!
     Passion for Jesus leads to compassion for people. "“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Luke 10:2)
Here's a "Golden " Opportunity
to Spread the Gospel in Tennessee!
     Tennessee is rapidly becoming a mission field. There are millions of people in Tennessee who do not know Jesus. Here's our opportunity as a church to partner with other churches to spread the good news about Jesus throughout our state!
     Throughout the month of September, along with our regular offerings New Salem will be accepting contributions to the Golden State Offering for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. To contribute, look for the specially marked envelopes in the sanctuary, or write "Golden Offering" on the memo line of your check (an online option will be added soon). The funds collected through the Golden Offering will help plant new churches across Tennessee, help revitalize struggling churches, and enable special outreaches targeted towards college students, developmentally-challenged adults, children, and others.
     Watch the video below to learn more about how your gifts to the Golden Offering are empowering missions in Tennessee:
Click here for a directory of New Salem's Sunday School groups!
Click here to submit your prayer request!
Please pray for:
- Pray for God to be glorified through our worship this Sunday
- Pray for the church to be strengthened through our worship
- Pray that the Lord would lead people to faith and repentance through our worship and ministry
- Pray for our deacon nomination process
- Pray that the Lord would send revival to the USA
- Pray for Back to Church Sunday, coming September 9!
- Pray for the faculty, staff and students of our neighbors at Allen Elementary School.
        When you give to New Salem Baptist Church, you make possible ministries like Children's Church, Student Ministry, small group discipleship through Sunday School, the ICU ministry, our worship team, missions support, and much, much more.  We count on your regular financial support to advance our mission. Thank you for your investment in the ministry of New Salem Baptist Church!
To Find Out Other Ways You Can Support New Salem's Ministries Financially, Click Here!
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