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Are you looking for a safe and exciting place for your children to learn and grow during their April School Vacation this year…?Join us at North Baptist Church in New Bedford for a Vacation Bible School of a lifetime. Ages 4 – 14….. Tuesday, April 21st – Friday April 24th from 9 am – 3pm….free of charge, crafts, games, bible stories, snacks and lunch included….Space is limited so sign up early by leaving a message on the church phone…508-999-5007…..Promises to be a GREAT ADVENTURE!!!! Thank you and God Bless!

Registration is Today, Tuesday April 21 ,2015

We will be opening the doors 9 am



Fellowship Events

Ladies lunch met on Saturday the 8th of March at the Kozy Nook in Westport. We had a great turnout and loved the restaurant so much that we will return there in April. The date is the 11th and we meet at 12:30 for great food and fellowship. Won’t you consider joining us??

Men’s breakfast meets the second Sunday of each month at the West End Grille in New Bedford for Breakfast and some GREAT fellowship.  They met on the 9th of March and had a great time of fellowship. The group is growing and welcomes anyonee one who would like to join them. The next meeting is Sunday, April 12th at 9 am…won’t you think about joining them?

Meatloaf Dinner and Dance on the 29th of March at the North Baptist Church from 6 -9. Music by a well loved DJ, Ray J….Promises to be a great time, tickets are $10 to help to defray the costs…

The next all church fellowship event is Sunday, the 30th of March. It is Bring a Friend to Church Sunday. As a lenten disicpline the friends and members of the church were asked to think of someone that they might bring to church on this special welcoming Sunday…Worship is at 10:30, perhaps you might want to join us…



Our Vision


Our Vision



We, the Members and Friends of the
North Baptist Church of New Bedford

are committed as a body of believers to:


+Worshipping the one true and living God as

revealed in:

+God the Father, creator of all life;

+Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Savior;

+The Holy Spirit, teacher and sustainer of life..

+Study of the Holy Spirit, the inspired Word of God.

+Praying and caring for one another and

God’s Community both within and beyond our

four walls.

+Sharing the love of God in an open and

welcoming fellowship.




Opportunities for Worship and Service

Sunday Service:  10:30 AM Family Worship

10:45 Sunday School grades Kindergarten

To Adult

Other Opportunities:


+Women’s Federation

+Men’s Group

+Weekly Bible Study (Tuesday’s 6-7:15 pm)

+Small Groups

+Divorce Care Group

+Local Outreach

+Market Ministries

+Interchurch Council of Greater New   Bedford

+Monthly Fellowship Events

+Scripture Reading

+Other opportunities for participation in Worship




Meet The Pastor

Meet The Pastor

“It was He who gave some to be apostles, some

To be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some

To be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s

People for works of service, so that the body of

Christ may be built up until we all reach unity

In the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of

God and become mature, attaining the whole

Measure of the fullness of Christ.”  Ephesians 4:11-13

Rev. Debra L. Lee

The Rev. Debra L. Lee was born May 27, 1959 in

San Angelo, Texas,  She grew up in New Bedford,

Massachusetts and was a member of the

First Baptist Church of Fall River.  She attended

The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth,

Where she received her Bachelor’s Degree

In 1991.  She also attended Bridgewater

State University, where she received her

Masters in Public Administration. 

Rev. Lee answered God’s call to

Ministry in October of 2010 after graduating

From Andover Newton Theological Seminary in

May of 2010¸ with a Masters in Divinity.

She has served as Director of  Outreach Ministries

  at First Baptist Church of Fall River and was called

 to  the Interim Pastorate here in October of 2010

, the day following her Ordination to the Ministry.

 She was called to the settled pastorate here

 by the congregation in April of 2011. 

Debra is Married to Douglas Lee and is the proud mother

 of two college students, Chelsea who studies

 at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY

 and Brittany who studies at Salem State University. 


Other Church Information

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Church Office:  508-999-5007


Office Hours:  By appointment

Monthly Newsletter “The Messenger”

January – February 2015

The Messenger

The Newsletter of the North Baptist Church

Weekly Worship

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12

Sermon:  “Really Wise Men”

Sunday, January 11, 2015                                            Sunday, January 18, 2015

Scripture:  Isaiah 55:1-13                                              Scripture:  Psalm 139

Sermon:  “Searching”                                                   Sermon:  “Here, There                                                                                                    and  Everywhere”

Sunday, January 25, 2015                                       Sunday, February 1, 2015

Scripture:  Acts 9: 1-1-20                                     Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Sermon:  “Complete Turnaround”                       Sermon:  “Beyond Self”

Sunday, February 8, 2015                                    Sunday, February 15, 2015

Scripture:  Isaiah 40:21-31                                Scripture:  Matthew 6:1-21

Sermon:  “Renewed Strength”                         Sermon:  “Piety – Admirable”

Sunday, February 22, 2015

First Sunday of Lent

1 Peter 3:13-22


           Fellowship Opportunities 

Men’s Breakfast – The men of the church meet monthly for a great time of fellowship and feast at the West End Grill on Rockdale Avenue in New Bedford.  The month of January on the 11th and the month of February on the 8th, both days at 9:00 am, won’t you consider joining them and bringing a friend.


Ladies Lunch – The ladies of the church and some of their friends go out for lunch once a month at a restaurant decided on the month before.  The ladies lunch in January is on the 10th of the month at T.G.I Friday’s in Dartmouth at 12:30 pm…The month of February is on the 7th at the Kozy Nook in Westport at 12:30 pm….hope to see you there and PLEASE feel free to bring a friend !!!


Pot Luck is held once a month, usually the last Saturday of the month.  The month of January is Pot Luck and a Movie on the 31st of January….Pot Luck and Game night on Saturday the 21st….all Pot Lucks begin at 6 pm and are generally done by 9….Hope to see you there and feel free to bring a friend.

Evangelism Committee

Plans are underway for a Vacation Bible School for April School Vacation 2015.  Looking for people who would like to help with this very important ministry.  If this is something that you might be interested in, please speak with the pastor.


Growth Opportunities

Bible Study will resume on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on January 8th, 2015 (weather permitting).  Transportation is available if this is something that you might be interested in.  We will be looking at the Scripture for the week collectively as a group.


The Choir is growing again and there is always room for more.  In fact we have recently received a gift of additional robes from the First Baptist Church of Fall River.  If this is something that you may have been meaning to try out, speak with one of the choir members of Joanne….they can always use a few more voices.

kids choir

The children’s choir sang for Christmas Sunday and had a great time.  The next time we sang the same hymn in worship they were thrilled to know the song….and sang their hearts out…they will be practicing to sing on a regular basis….if you know a child that would love to take part, won’t you spread the word?

Participating in Worship

There are many opportunities to participate in Worship on Sunday mornings.  If you enjoy reading Scripture, offering prayer or sharing a story with the children, let me know….I would be happy to include you in the worship experience.  There is a sign up sheet in the social hall to read Scripture, feel free to sign up for that or speak with me about some other way you might want to participate.

writing a note

From the Pastor’s Pen

This past Advent and Christmas Season culminated with three women accepting the Lord through the waters of baptism on Christmas Eve.  This is always a very moving moment for me as a pastor, as I am certain it is for all of you who remember your own baptism  and the accepting of Jesus Christ into your own lives.

I am grateful for the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of North Baptist Church.  We continue to grow because God brings people to us, because we through Him possess the spiritual gifts they meet others where they are.

By ourselves none of us possess all that is needed, but together as a church family, God is using us for a very important task.  We are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, and that world starts on Sunday mornings in worship where we come to be renewed and regenerated in order to go forward and do the work of Christ in the world that we are called to do.  We know because of our personal relationship with Jesus Christ how important He is to our lives, why wouldn’t we want to share that love with those we come in contact with?

February 22nd, the first Sunday in Lent is your opportunity to put your faith into action by participating in Bring a Friend to Church Sunday….In His Service….Pastor Debbie

Prayer Requests

+Prayers for all those struggling with health concerns.  That they might feel the touch of God in their lives to comfort and strengthen them.

+Continued prayers for those who use the space in our church.  The Recovery Group, The Young Champions Art Group, and Kool Days Friday Programming.

+Prayers for the work of every committee in the church, that they might be ever mindful of their opportunity to reach out to others through the love of Christ.

+Prayers for the planning of Vacation Bible School that we might reach folks that otherwise would not be reached.

+Ladies Lunch and Men’s Breakfast

+Memorial Flowers have adorned our sanctuary on several Sunday’s throughout the year through the gift of those who donate them in memory of a loved one.  We now have a new florist who does a wonderful job.  We are taking orders for the new year, if there is a Sunday that you would like to order flowers for, please see the list in the social hall to sign up.  The money for the flowers is collected two weeks prior to the Sunday chosen.  (Please make checks payable to North Baptist Church).  If you are reading this and are a out of town friend or member and would like to choose a week, please call the church office and leave a message with your contact information two weeks prior to the Sunday you would like to order to make billing arrangements.

Weekly Bible Study

Bible Study is open to anyone wishing to further their understanding and knowledge through the use of group study.  Bible Study meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:45 pm.  Transportation is available by calling the pastor or the church office.  The bible study generally looks at a particular book of the bible and disects it with the use of supporting materials.

Currently in Bible Study we are looking at the pastor’s text for the week in a number of different translations.  As a group we look at the text through the word and commentaries and then attempt to figure out what it means for us today.  This study is very helpful to the pastor in planning her message as well as helpful to those who come to the study in the preparation of their hearts and minds for the message.

Divorce Care

New Classes will be beginning shortly. They will take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00.
For directions please click google maps under the CONTACT US tab.

Sunday School

Our Children’s event for the upcoming month is a bowling party at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford, on February 23rd, 2013 at 3:00 PM…After bowling, we will go back to the church for pizza and make your own sundae….Hope you will feel welcome to come and join us…!!!!


We have Sunday School for children of all ages….its a time when some very talented people in a safe church environment teach children about the Love and life of Christ.  They learn about the importance of leading a Christian life in a world that is not always Christian friendly.  They learn that they are models, and how to do as Jesus would do in their daily lives.  They learn that they have a very special place in the mission of the church in the world.  They are involved in the worship of the church, and have a special part of the happenings of the church regularly.  Won’t you consider bringing your children to this loving atmosphere, where they learn how to be kind, how to treat others as Christ would want them to be treated.