North Cleveland Baptist Church

Where Love is Alive

Click HERE to go to our Online Registration for Vacation Bible School

June 19-23, 2023

9:00 AM to Noon

What’s happening this week?

  • REGISTRATION FOR VBS is going well. Continue to spread the word!
  • HONDURAS MISSION TRIP We are collecting hard candy, travel sized toiletry items, and school supplies (pens, pencils, colored pencils) for the summer trip to Honduras. You may drop off items in the designated boxes at the entryways. See Katherine Pusch for more information.
  • YOUTH MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES beginning June 12TH at 6:00 PM in the Cathedral room.
  • VBS CLASSROOM SET UP The doors will be open on Friday, June 16th, from 8:30-4:30 for VBS teachers/volunteers to set up their classrooms. If you need to have access outside of those hours, please reach out to Jonathan.
  • BOWLING AND CICI’S PIZZA youth event on June 14th. We will meet at the church at 5:00 PM. See Jake or Emery for more information.
  • YOUTH WHITE WATER RAFTING trip will be June 17th. Deadline to sign up is June 11th. Please see Jake or Emery for more details.
  • THANK YOU to the Men on Mission and others who came to help clean out the garage!

Join us Sunday Mornings

8:30 AM – Worship
9:45 AM – Bible Study
11 AM – Worship

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • PRESCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL teachers and helpers needed for preschool classes.
    Contact: Holly Cox
  • MEDIA SHOUT – We need volunteers to run the computer on a rotating basis during the Sunday morning worship services.
    Contact: Lanny Green
  • LIVESTREAM – We need volunteers to run the livestream during both services on a rotating basis during the Sunday morning worship services.
    Contact: Lanny Green
  • COMPASSION CARE MINISTRY – Serving and attending to temporary needs of the elderly/homebound members of our congregation. Additional info at the entrances to the sanctuary.
    Contact: Jean Tucker

NCBC is hiring!

WEEKDAY CHILDCARE MINISTRY IS HIRING! If you or someone you know enjoys working with babies through pre-kindergarten age children, please call 472-4172 to learn more or to get an application.

Weekly Words from the Staff

A word from Dr Jay…

The greatest man I know is named Jimmy. He was born in the east side of Chattanooga, TN and raised by devoted, hard working parents. His dad worked his entire career in manufacturing. His mother was employed in the offices of the Chattanooga Utility Board but became a full-time homemaker when children arrived. 

Jimmy and his little sister Patsy grew up on Taylor Street a block away from East Chattanooga Baptist Church. From his days as an infant, Jimmy’s family took him there for all kinds of church activities. Among Jimmy’s most favorite ministry was Vacation Bible School. 

When he was nine years old, Jimmy again attended VBS at East Chattanooga Baptist Church. One day during that week the pastor explained the story of God loving the world enough to send Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. When the pastor invited the boys and girls to accept Jesus as their Savior, Jimmy responded. Even today, he still remembers the joy of that moment. A few weeks later, Jimmy was baptized at the church.  

When he became a teenager, Jimmy worked in Vacation Bible School teaching small children. And a few years later, Jimmy became convinced that God was leading him to be a vocational minister. Eventually, Jimmy completed college and seminary. Over time, Jimmy eventually served for more than 60 years as a pastor. He preached thousands of sermons and baptized hundreds and hundreds of people.

What began as a nine-year-old’s decision in Vacation Bible School continued along a remarkable pilgrimage for Jimmy. To this day he remains a spiritual giant. He is also my father, Jim McCluskey. 

                This year I mark my own 40-year milestone as a pastor. I owe so much to the example and encouragement Dad has shown to me. At the beginning of it all there was a week in 1940 where he attended Vacation Bible School. So, how deep is the impact of Vacation Bible School?

I wonder: 

Would I be a Christian today if it were not for Vacation Bible School?

Would I be a Pastor today if it were not for Vacation Bible School?  

Each year, hundreds of boys and girls attend Vacation Bible School at North Cleveland Baptist Church. They all hear of Jesus love and God’s plan of salvation. Like my father, many of these children choose to trust in Jesus as Savior during VBS week. Perhaps one of them will follow God’s leadership and become another great Christian leader in service to the Lord.  Perhaps it will be YOUR child.

Please visit our church website to register your children for our Vacation Bible School. It can make an eternal difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

You are dearly loved,

 Dr. Jay

Where are we located?

2815 North Ocoee Street
Cleveland, Tennessee 37312

Give us a call

(423) 476-8524

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