For this month’s 5th Sunday, we are partnering with the Bixby Outreach Center (BOC) by gathering items for their Summer Food Packs, given to families and children in need.
Check out the entire list of items below and then bring your items to NBChurch by May 31st (5th Sunday).
Want to see first hand how the BOC operates and assists families? Invite your family to be a part of our volunteer team that will meet at the BOC on Sunday, May 31st from 1:30-3:30 to offer help with some of their projects.
This month’s Reach Out Sunday will focus on filling water bottles with change and bills to raise money and awareness for Pure Water - Pure Love, an organization that provides missionaries all over the world with water filters and clean water wells for their area.
Check out the Welcome Center for bottles and instructions. You are welcome to use your own bottles! Remember to bring back your filled bottles on March 29th!
For more information, emailor cal 918-366-6700.
This Reach Out Sunday, we will fill the pantry of Bixby Community Outreach Center! This organization feeds approximately 250 families per month. Out goal for this reach out event is to provide 300 bags to the BCOC.
The Bixby Community Outreach Center is "not just a hand out, it's a hand up." They are very careful to meet people's basic needs through a relational process. New Beginnings is not equipped with a food pantry because we rely on the proficiency of the BCOC to take care of anyone that needs basic, life necessities.
We have lists available here or at the Welcome Centers in the church for the suggested items that they are in need of. We are collecting the bags every Sunday of November in the "Reach Out" trailer which is stationed under the awning. Bags can also be dropped off in the office during Wednesday evening programming, ELC hours, and normal office hours.
For more information, emailor cal 918-366-6700.
Link to Bixby Community Outreach Center's website: http://www.bixbyoutreach.org
Come prepared to reach out to our community by caring for our senior citizens. Whether it's through writing a card, hosting or playing games, or getting groceries, there is something for everyone to show the love of Christ through this Reach Out 5th Sunday!
Here is a list of opportunities to Reach Out!
11a -1p Registrations close at 1p, but blood drive will continue until everyone has finished, so make sure to register before 1! Save local lives and help blood centers in developing countries!. A monetary gift to the Global Blood Fund will be made in honor of each donor.
Help stuff some plastic easter eggs for our Easter Egg hunt this year! Meet in the Chapel between and after services to grab some goodies and fill some eggs. Eggs will be hidden later for the egg hunt on Saturday, April 19th at 5:00pm
We saved and gathered our largest special offering for our Lottie Moon Christmas offering (IMB International Missions).
Supporting our school teachers through prayer and other ways to be explained during Fifth Sunday.
The focus: Human Trafficking
You will be invited to walk through a Human Trafficking experience here at New Beginnings. You will be challenged to collect items for survival kits.
DaySpring Villa needs your help!
The authorities on the front line that rescue adult human trafficking victims have asked for some items. They have requested survival kits that they can give to each victim on the scene. These are the items:
Sweat shirt, Sweat pants, Ball cap, Scrunchy, Brush, Flip flops, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Sturdy, reusable grocery bag
The sizes of clothing and flip flops can vary. You can provide individual items or you can bring the entire survival kit in a sturdy, reusable bag. If you have any questions please call DaySpring at 918-245-4075. You will have until 3pm to bring them to the church. Monday, July 1st they will be organized and delivered to DaySpring Villa in Sand Springs.
Additional Opportunities for Education & Action:
Christians Against Trafficking (Meets on the 4th Thursday of every month at Kirk of the Hills in Tulsa.)
On Easter Sunday evening, we will provide a fun Easter celebration with inflatables, an egg hunt, games and hot dogs for the children who are staying at the Laura Dester Center. In preparation for serving these kids, we will be filling bags with new clothes.
NB Young Adults have committed to the Laura Dester outreach event and there are no more spots available for this event.
Not only will we be having two services at 9:30a and 11:00a for adults in the Worship Center but we will also be having two services at 9:30 and 11:00a in the Chapel for the children. Pastor Travis and Genesis Kidz volunteers are working hard to transform our Chapel into a TV studio. They will present the gospel as the "Good News." New Beginnings is providing all members with invitation cards to assist them while inviting their neighbors, coworkers, classmates, and anyone that they do life with to join us on March 31st. Then, on Sunday, serve them by being an usher, greeter, or parking attendant. Since we will not be having any classes or D-groups, members should be free to serve for one service and attend the other.
This Easter may be the first day that some people darken the door of a church through visiting a family member or being invited by a church member. You're invited to be the welcoming face of New Beginnings on the most attended Sunday of the year. As Jeff Berg calls it, "The Super Bowl of Church!"
Pray and give to NAMB missionaries and missionaries from New Beginnings.
During both worship services on 9/30/12, we will learn about the crisis facing Oklahoma with regards to children in shelters. We'll also learn what the church can do to help solve this problem. We'll be introduced to Project 111 and be given an opportunity to serve our modern-day orphans. From 4:30-6:30, we will come together as a church family to provide a fun night for foster families with free haircuts, family photos, crafts, games and a meal. As we fellowship together, relationships will form and we’ll be able to make long-term commitments to walk alongside foster families and serve from our hearts! You won't want to miss this 5th Sunday as it is an opportunity for your family to reach out and make a difference!
This Reach Out Sunday, we encourage you to walk your neighborhood in prayer for your community. If you run into your neighbors, ask them how you can pray for them. If not, leave a card on their doorstep letting them know you prayed for them. Begin to develop relationships with the people that are in your neighborhood.
Pray over books to give to local students and write personal notes in them as a blessing. Pray for our schools and our students.
These are opportunities have been arranged for you however your family is encouraged to find your own missional opportunity. Get the whole family involved to experience missional living together!
Share your story and pictures on our Facebook page!