Every year, the neighborhood of Lakewood Balmoral has a yard sale the Saturday after Labor Day. The church always provides hospitality (water and restrooms). We also set up food stands featuring traditional cuisines from our different congregations.
This year, we have decided to celebrate the talents of our family, friends, and neighbors by hosting a Crafts & Vendor Fair. We hope to offer a variety of local, handmade items.
If you are a crafter or artisan and would be interested in participating, please review the information at the link below, and fill out the included form.
Crafts & Vendor Fair Information and Application
On Sunday, August 5, we will gather on Lakewood Avenue in front of the church at 11:30 am for a picnic and block party. All are welcome!
This summer, we will again be hosting a Summer Mission Explorers series for our children. Rather than doing a one-week VBS program, we will be gathering during the traditional Adventures in Learning hour -Sundays from 11:30-12:30 - to learn more about the mission work of the church and do crafts together. Summer Mission Explorers will take place on July 29, August 12, August 19, and August 26.
This year, we will learn more about the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America; the church's work in Retalhuleu, Guatemala; the Samaritana Ministry in the Philippines; and our lunch and shower ministry for those experiencing homelessness.
On June 10 at 11:30 am, join us in celebrating the end of another year of Adventures in Learning. We will see presentations from each class, celebrate our graduates, and thank our teachers.
This was so much fun, we are doing it again! On Friday, May 18, we will gather in Howel Hall at 6:30pm to share a simple dinner and watch together one of last year’s best and most life-affirming movies, Coco. Again, this will be a semi-potluck --
entree, soft drinks, and popcorn will be provided, and you are asked to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert. (Everyone especially likes the desserts.)
On Sunday, May 13, at 12:30 pm, the men of the Spanish Language congregation invite everyone in the church to join in a special, themed Mother's Day celebration. Come for games, lunch, and other entertainment!
El domingo 13 de mayo a las 12:30 pm, los hombres de la congregación hispana les invitan a todos de la iglesia a juntarnos por una celebración especial del Día de la Madre. Habrán juegos, actividades, y un almuerzo rico!
On Friday, April 20, we will gather in Howel Hall for dinner and a movie. We will meet at 6:00 pm to eat, and then we will watch All Saints, a movie about a small church in Iowa that is transformed when a group of Karen refugees comes to their town. We shall see how the story compares to the journey of the Karen Fellowship at NSBC.
Join us for an evening of good food and good conversation! Popcorn will be provided.
Join us bright and early Easter Sunday for breakfast at 8:15 am. At 10:00, we will celebrate baptisms in the sanctuary, followed by worship. At 11:30, the children are invited to join will our annual Easter egg hunt on the front lawn.
Join NSBC and our neighbors at this interfaith storytelling event, sponsored by the Edgewater Community Religious Association.
At the end of March, we will be commemorating the week of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. All are welcome at the following events:
PALM SUNDAY/DOMINGO DE RAMOS.... On March 25, all the congregations will gather in front of the church at 10:00 am (weather permitting) to sing and wave palm branches as we mark Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We will then process into our spaces of worship.
GOOD FRIDAY...We will gather to recall the suffering of Christ and lift up the suffering of our world at the Good Friday service on March 30 at 7:30 pm. The Karen/English service will be in the sanctuary, and Spanish service will be in Howel Hall.
SÁBADO DE GLORIA...On Holy Saturday, March 31, the Hispanic congregation will have a prayer vigil/retreat. It will be a day of music, games and activities, prayer, and reflections. Simple meals will be provided.
EASTER BAPTISMS...We will be having a baptismal service this Easter, which will take place on Sunday, April 1 at 10:00 am.