Announcements

on Monday, November 13, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOLIDAY MARKET, Dec. 2, Gentilly Baptist Church

All proceeds from the Holiday Market at Gentilly Baptist Church, Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., go to the International Mission Board. Make your shopping dollars count this year. Craft items, food, arts, plants, and music are featured. Support missions when you buy at the Holiday Market. The church is located at 5141 Franklin Ave. 

Carols, Cocoa and Cookies - Dec. 3, Gentilly Baptist 

A special Christmas worship service Sunday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. features music by the Gentilly Baptist Church Praise Team and children's choir. The NOBTS Rose & Thorn Ladies Ensemble are the evening's special guests. Cocoa and cookies will follow. 

SWAP Shop Volunteers Needed

The SWAP Shop (Surplus With A Purpose) provides an economical means by which the seminary community may exchange or secure quality clothing or small household items for personal use. Contributions of new and gently-used clothes, furniture, books, household goods, gifts and toys are welcome. The SWAP Shop is a volunteer organization open five days a week, with hours based on the availability of volunteers. Free bread is available on Thursdays. 

Hours of operation are: Monday, 4 p.m. - 6p.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wednesday, (varies) usually 3:30 - 5 p.m.; Thursday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. FREE BREAD AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS, and Friday and Saturday according to availability of volunteers.
Volunteers are always needed to open the shop and help clean. Call Rhonda Smith at 504.481.3656 to learn more about helping in this fun and important service to the NOBTS family. 

English Language Tutoring Opportunity

A Latin American couple is looking for a tutor in order to improve their English conversational skills. Both speak Portuguese, Spanish and know a fair amount of English. The couple is willing to come to the campus in the evenings for tutoring and are willing to pay. Email Delia at deliamdac@gmail.com to contact the couple and learn more. 

Accordance Bible Software Discount

The Accordance Bible Software is available to NOBTS students at a 50% discount on many available packages. This popular software provides a wealth of tools every student can use to understand, study, and proclaim the Bible whether based on the Greek and Hebrew or an English translation. The software also includes church history information, commentaries, maps, and photos of biblical settings. Several collection bundles are available. 

For information, contact Dr. Bill Warren at wwarren@nobts.edu. Download an informational PDF about the NOBTS discount

EVENTS  

Reformation Study Tour, 2018

Visit the site where the Reformation began, May 23-June 2, 2018, as the Reformation marks 500th year anniversary. Leading the tour is Dr. Lloyd Harsch, professor of church history and Baptist studies.

Course credit is available. The cost is $3995 from New Orleans (qualifying students $2995).

To register, make out $500 per person check to “NOBTS—Reformation” and mail to Reformation--Attn: Blanca Phillips, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., Box 98, New Orleans, LA 70126 For info/assistance contact Blanca Phillips at travelprograms@nobts.edu, 504.816.8441. 

WOMEN’S EVENTS

Quest/Profettes Coffee and Crafts

Women students!! The Profettes are planning a festive get together TONIGHT, Monday, November 13 from 7-8pm in Carey Hall Parlor for all women students! Don’t miss out on this great time to connect over yummy goodies and coffee!

Christmas Tour of Homes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas so it’s time to make plans to attend the upcoming campus Christmas Tour of Homes! On Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 pm, we’ll gather at Martin Chapel for a short program and group assignments before being sent out to view faculty and student homes all decked out for Christmas. We’ll finish the night about 8:30pm at the President’s Home with yummy holiday treats. Childcare is provided at the Preschool Center by reservation. Be on the lookout for sign-up links for both the event and childcare soon or email childcare@nobts.edu by 11/30.

Brown Bag Book Club!

All interested NOBTS Women are invited to the Cafeteria Balcony Room for our weekly Brown Bag Book Club. Come join us each Monday (or any Monday you can!) for a good time of discussion and community. This fall we are studying the 40 min. Kay Arthur study, Ignite Your Passion for God. If you missed last week, you can join in at any point! Books are available for $6. For more info, contact Dr. Emily at nobtswomen@nobts.edu.

Have you found us online?

We’ve got a Facebook group called NOBTS Student Wives Fellowship as well as NOBTS QUEST. Join soon to keep up with what’s going on! Event updates are posted periodically to help get the word out! For an archive of the women’s programs blog, click HERE.

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Pastoral Care Ministry Opportunity

An excellent pastoral care opportunity is available for volunteer chaplains at University Medical Center. Volunteers are needed for nights and weekends to respond to families requesting a chaplain's service. Volunteers will be included on a list of chaplains "to call" and must be willing to care for families from any faith or denomination. Chaplain Philip Peavey will provide informal training. May be considered for pastoral care course requirement fulfillment.  

To learn more contact Chaplain Peavey at 504.702.3077 or call his cell (text first) at 504.401.7425. PLEASE text his cell first before calling and give your identity. Contact Peavey at philip.peavey@lcmchealth.org or philippeavey136@gmail.com

International Mission Opportunity

Seminary families can minister to international students at the University of New Orleans through participation in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry’s International Friendship Program. Through this program, interested participants can encourage 2 or 3 international students through friendship by occasionally inviting students into their home and by seeking to share the love of Christ with their students in personal ways. If you’d like more information about the international Friendship program please email Kimberly Myers (Kimberly-icm@cox.net) for a digital brochure. The program will begin in September.

NOBTS INFORMATION

Emergency Text Messaging Service

Sign up for the NOBTS Emergency Text Messaging Service today. Click HERE. Choose one or all of the groups to receive texts related to emergency situations that affect our NOBTS campuses and families. Main New Orleans Campus, New Orleans Campus Residents, Louisiana & Mississippi Extension Centers; Florida Extension Centers; and Georgia & Alabama Extension

John T. Christian Library Information

Borrowing from other Academic Libraries - Did you know that NOBTS graduate students can borrow items from other graduate academic libraries in the New Orleans area? Come by the circulation desk in the John T. Christian Library and register for a LaLinc card today.

Library Fall Semester Hours:

Monday – Thursday:    7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday:    7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday:    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday:    Closed

Tuesday and Thursday:    Closed during Chapel

Facilities

NOBTS Facilities is where you go for all building and maintenance issues. For safety tips, a link to submit work orders, and the latest info on campus projects, follow us on Facebook :  www.facebook.com/NOBTSFacilities Here you'll also find helpful how-to videos.

Need Technical Assistance? Contact ITC Today

Email Selfserve@nobts.edu for technical questions/support requests with the Selfserve.nobts.edu site (Access to online registration, financial account, online transcript, etc.).

Email BlackboardHelpDesk@nobts.edu for technical questions/support requests with the NOBTS Blackboard Learning Management System NOBTS.Blackboard.com.

Email ITCSupport@nobts.edu for general technical questions/support requests; or visit www.NOBTS.edu/itc/ for general NOBTS technical help information; or call 504.816.8180 for assistance.

SWAP Shop Hours

The SWAP Shop (Surplus With A Purpose) provides an economical means by which the seminary community may exchange or secure quality clothing or small household items for personal use. Contributions of new and gently-used clothes, furniture, books, household goods, gifts and toys are welcome. The SWAP Shop is a volunteer organization open five days a week, with hours based on the availability of volunteers.

The SWAP Shop is open Monday, 4 p.m. - 6p.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wednesday, (varies) usually 3:30 - 5 p.m.; Thursday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. FREE BREAD AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS, and Friday and Saturday according to availability of volunteers.

Join the NOBTS Swap Shop Facebook page at Facebook.com/NOBTS SWAP shop. Times are listed and closures will be announced there. The Swap Shop is always looking for volunteers to open and help clean. For more information, call Rhonda Smith at 504.481.3656.