Pastor's Page

I am a firm believer that church staff members with long tenures enable a congregation to operate with greater effectiveness and trust.  I witnessed this [&hellip

Continue Reading »

Childcare Workers

Isn’t the weather absolutely gorgeous these days?  Just being outside in the warm sunshine is so refreshing and gives us a glimpse of summer, which is just around the corner!  With summer comes one of my most favorite times of the year…Vacation Bible School!  I am thrilled to announce that VBS is back!  This year’s theme is “Mystery Island:  Tracking Down the One True God.”  It will take place the week of June 21st-25th from 9:00-12:00 each morning.  There will be classes for four-year-olds through fifth grade students.  We would love to have you be a part of this exciting week of ministry for our children.  We need volunteers for the following areas:

  • Teach a class or be a classroom helper
  • Help prepare and serve snacks to the children
  • Manage the daily attendance
  • Participate in the daily dramas
  • Help with registration and “traffic control” the first few days

If you are interested in working with Lanny and the drama team, there will be an interest meeting this Sunday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m in the sanctuary.  Because of the planning time crunch we are in this year, this will be the only meeting before assigning characters and beginning practices.  If you would like to participate, but cannot attend the meeting, please contact Lanny as soon as possible to make him aware of your interest and get the needed information.

I am beginning to fill spots for teachers and helpers in all areas.  If you have taken a role in the past, I will be contacting you to see if you plan to serve again this year.  If you have not served in VBS in the past, we would love to have you!  Vacation Bible School is definitely a group effort and it takes a rather large group to cover it all, so we can surely use you!  Once I get the teachers and helpers in place, I will have a meeting to go over curriculum and important information.

In the meantime, I ask that you begin to pray for VBS.  Pray that God puts together an amazing group of workers to lead the children in Bible study that points them to salvation through Jesus.  Also pray that the hearts of the children who will be attending are being prepared now for the truth that will be shared during the week.  Thank you all for your continued support of our precious children!                                                                                                              -Holly

We would love to have you hold babies or read to a toddler during the 11:00 service.  If you would be willing to help in the preschool area during this time on a quarterly rotation, please see Holly Cox.


Worship with us via webcast by clicking HERE  to go to our YouTube channel.  You can also find video of our service on our Facebook Page at this LINK.

You are invited to join us each Sunday morning

8:30 & 11:00 ~ Worship

9:45 ~ Sunday School/Bible Study

Outline for April 18, 2021 Sermon:

54 – Zacchaeus – Outline

Children’s Bulletins

Ages 3+ Worship Bulletin  Ages 7+ Worship Bulletin

Click SPECIAL EDITION-Spring to see what is in store for NCBC over the next couple of months!

  • GRADUATE RECOGNITION SUNDAY IS MAY 2nd. We will recognize our high school, vocational, and college grads. If you have a student you would like to recognize, please submit 2 photos, graduate’s name, school, and degree/certification earned to Jason Cox by Wednesday, April 28th.
  • SCHOLORSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 30th!  Active church members graduating high school and college students that did not receive the scholarship last year are eligible.  You may pick up an application in the church office.
  • You are invited to a church wide, drop-in bridal shower to honor Allie Morrow & Griffin Morey Sunday, May 2nd, 2:00-4:00  p.m. in the Annex.  Gift cards only please ~ Target, Costco, Home Depot & Amazon.
  • With the completion of Jeanne Franklin’s employment on our support staff coming in early July, the church is receiving resumés for the position of Pastoral Secretary/Office Coordinator.  The job is full time, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  A job description is available upon request in our church office.  Our goal is to fill this position by early June and our preference is that it be held by someone who either is or is willing to become an active member of North Cleveland Baptist Church.  Inquiries and resumés may be submitted to the office in person during regular office hours, by email at, or through regular mail to 2815 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37312.  

  • NURSERY WORKERS ARE NEEDED on a quarterly rotation for babies & toddlers during the 11:00 a.m. service. See Holly Cox if you can help.

  • GREETERS ARE NEEDED – Contact the Church Office or see Lanny Green if you would be interested in being on a Sunday morning rotation to greet people, make them feel welcome, and assist them in finding their classes on Sunday mornings.
  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD items needed for April are socks and underwear.  You can also make a donation toward bulk item shopping.  (Please note OCC Shopping in the memo line of checks.)  Collection lists are available at the Sanctuary entrances or by clicking this link 2021 OCC Collections list
  • THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER IS HIRING – If you or someone you know would be interested in working with babies, toddlers or preschool children in our weekday childcare ministry, please contact Brandi Hipps weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 472-4172.
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLEDr. Jay offers this online class as a study for anyone wanting a better understanding of scripture. Notebooks for the class are available in the Church Office or you can download and print them off by clicking this link: Intro to Bible Workbook PDF.  A new teaching video will be posted at this link each Sunday:  YOUTUBE LINK.
  • ADOPTED 2021 NCBC BUDGET – Click Here to View/Download: NCBC 2021 Budget – Website.  This budget was adopted as part of the church business meeting on November 18.
  • MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDIES – We are studying “Good Women in God’s Word.” Be sure to join us for Early Risers Bible Study each Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. in the Annex  or Wednesdays evenings in the Annex at 6:00 p.m. for Bible Study and Prayer Meeting.  Videos of each session can be found online at this YOUTUBE LINK.  Download the outline for each lesson here:  Introduction – Outline.    1 – Eve – Outline.  2 – Sarah – Outline.3 – Leah – Outline. 4 – Jochebed – Outline. 5 – Miriam – Outline 6 – Rahab – Outline  7 – Deborah – Outline   8 – Ruth – Outline  9 – Hannah – Outline  10 – Abigail – Outline  11 – The Widow of Zarephath – Outline 12 – Esther – Outline 13 – Elizabeth – Outline 14 – Mary – Outline  15 – Anna – Outline   16 – Martha and Mary – Outline 17 – Canaanite Woman – Outline  18 – Woman with Issue of Blood – Outline  19 – Woman at the Well – Outline  

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who sent birthday cards to my mother, Betty Epperson.  She LOVED them! 

~Connie Earby

Weekly Calendar

view online »

In Sympathy

Christian Love & Sympathy to:

Carolyn Burkhart following the recent passing of her brother,

Johnny Clark.

Carolyn Goins and family following the recent passing of her husband,