For the week of December 16, 2018

Come Celebrate Jesus' Birth with New Salem!
This Sunday: A Special Time of Musical Worship!
     Join us at New Salem this Sunday  at 10:45 AM for a special time of Christmas-themed worship led by New Salem's Celebration Choir. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend to come hear about what Christmas is really all about--how God broke into human history to change our destiny!
This Sunday night: cuteness, cookies & cocoa!
         It's a New Salem holiday tradition!  Join us this Sunday night at 6 PM as our Children's Choir presents the musical "The Colors of Christmas". This endearing kids will bless you as they sing about the true meaning of Christmas. Following the program, we'll retire to New Salem's Unity Building to share cookies, hot cocoa , and a visit from a special VIP! (Parents: please plan to have a little something under our tree with your child's name on it--the UB will be open before the program in order for gifts to be dropped off)
Holiday Schedule for 2018
Help send the message of Jesus
around the world!
    Once again, New Salem is proud to support the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Named for a Southern Baptist missions pioneer from the 19th century, 100-percent of this special offering goes to support missionaries in the field at various locations around the world.  This year New Salem is seeking to raise $2,000 towards this effort. 
       One way you can help is by taking up the "$52" challenge--giving an amount equal to one dollar a week more for a year over your regular gifts and offering to New Salem. If only 50 people at New Salem would take up this challenge, not only would we reach the goal, we would blow right through it!
        There are several ways you can give to this effort:
  • Through our regular offering during the worship service (please use the specially-marked envelopes or write "LMCO" on the memo line of your check).
  • Through our online giving portal (be sure and select the "Lottie Moon"fund  from the drop-down menu)
  • Through our Lottie Moon Post office (see below!)
No matter how you choose to give, thank you for helping to send the message of Jesus throughout the world!
The Lottie Moon Post Office is Open!
       Send some Christmas Cheer and help spread the gospel around the world at the same time!  If you intend to send Christmas cards to friends who attend New Salem, place them in our Lottie Moon Post Office Box. Then take the money you would have spent on postage and give it to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering using the specially marked envelopes--just drop your envelope into the "church house" (on the right) or place it in the offering plate during the service. Remember, 100% of your LMCO gift goes to support IMB missionaries serving around the world. Together we can see lives transformed through the message of Jesus!
        If you are not yet connected to one of New Salem's Sunday School groups, you are missing out on a great opportunity to develop new friendships, deepen your understanding of what it means to follow Jesus, and to discover God's purpose for your life. Also, when crisis strikes Sunday School groups often serve as New Salem's front line for ministry to individuals and families in our congregation.
        Click on the link below to see a list of available groups. You can also stop by the Welcome Desk any Sunday morning to get assistance in finding the group that is right for you. There are two new groups which are not yet listed in the directory:
  • College Students and Young Adults--Sundays at 9:30 in the Youth Center (next to the Unity Building)
  • The "Happy Campers" (Adults in their 40s-50s)-- STARTING SOON! Contact Wanda or Pat  Linz in the NSBC Sunday School office for more info.
Click here for a directory of New Salem's Sunday School groups!
Click here to submit your prayer request!
Please pray for:
- Pray God to be glorified & the church strengthened through our worship this Sunday
- Pray that the Lord would lead people to faith and repentance through our worship and ministry
- Pray for our pastor and staff
- Pray for our new Good News Club which meets at  Allen Elementary School each week.
- Christian believers in China facing renewed persecution
Can't make it to church this Sunday? Join us via Facebook Live!
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        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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