“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”
-1 Timothy 6:18, NLT
NBCC partners with exceptional organizations that do great work in our communities and around the world. When you make a financial donation to our designated Be Crazy Rich organizations, every penny goes to their work.
You can still participate in Be Rich GIVE through Sun, Nov 25.
This year, we are encouraging everyone to:
Give a one-time gift of $39.95 which will be used to bless Able Works, Garfield Community School, Santee Elementary School, Old Skool Cafe, North Bay Fire Relief and My Special Treasure Education Center in Guatemala. Once you are on the previously mentioned webpage, go to the "Choose Designation" drop-down menu and select "Be Rich Holiday Outreach." Or, you can also make a check payable to: "New Beginnings Community Church," write "Be Rich" on the memo line, and send the check to:
ATTN: Stewardship Committee
P. O. Box 51650
Palo Alto, CA 94303
If each of us makes a one-time donation of $39.95, together we will raise over $60,000 for these designated organizations.
THANK YOU to all who joined us to serve at our local schools last weekend.
We will be back at our usual Redwood City worship location THIS Sun, Nov 18.
If you were unable to serve with us on Sat, Nov 10 or Sun, Nov 11, we encourage you to visit Volunteer Match to find volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood. If each of us gives just one hour of volunteer service, we will collectively give over 1,500 hours of service to the local community.
One of our focuses at NBCC is on education and the importance it has in our community. We are excited to launch a school supplies drive as part of this year’s Be Crazy Rich Holiday Outreach. Many teachers in lower-resourced districts have to pay for their own classroom school supplies out of their own pocket! By collecting these items, we hope to give all teachers at Garfield Community School and Santee Elementary School enough supplies to last the rest of the school year!
Our school supply drive has ended. THANK YOU for bringing over 1,000 school supplies to NBCC for the teachers at Santee Elementary and Garfield Community School. Here’s a list of what we brought:
Want to give more? Email us at transforming firstname.lastname@example.org for other items teachers are requesting!
On Sat, Nov 10, and Sun, Nov 11, NBCC came together to be rich toward our local community as part of our Be Crazy Rich Holiday Outreach! Together, our volunteers served at Santee Elementary School (East San Jose) and Garfield Community School (Redwood City School District).
Children's and Youth Ministries
Our Children’s and Youth Ministries (CYM) will also be fully participating in our Be Crazy Rich Holiday Outreach in the following ways:
Love: We asked each child up to Grade 5 to bring 1 box of crayons (24 ct), and each middle and high school youth to bring 1 box of crayons (24 ct) and 1 pack of highlighters (4 ct). Their contributions went towards the overall school supply drive for teachers at Garfield and Santee.
Serve (Sat, Nov 10 or Sun, Nov 11): We encouraged parents to volunteer with their children at one of the serve locations, or at other organizations in the area.
Give: Each child/youth will gather coins to collectively raise $39.95/class. Please encourage your child to fill a Ziploc bag with coins and loose change around the house. Last year CYM collected over $500! All CYM coin donations will go directly to My Special Treasure Education Center in Guatemala.
We encouraged our Life Groups to serve together in the different components of the Be Rich Crazy Rich Holiday Outreach. To learn more, contact Pastor Dan Monroe at email@example.com.
2018 Be Crazy Rich Partners
Every year, we have the privilege of working with some of the best schools and organizations in the Bay Area! This year is no different. Introducing our 2018 Be Crazy Rich partners:
Able Works’ mission is to equip individuals with financial education, life skills and assets that enable them to live free from oppression and poverty. LiveAble, one of Able Works’ programs, is a yearlong cohort focused on training female heads of households toward economic self-sufficiency. Through these cohorts, the single moms benefit from coaching, credit counseling, goal setting, educational and career planning, jobs and other resources. Our donation will help fund the training coaches for these women.
Garfield Community School is a K-8 school in the Redwood City School District. Community schools provide multiple services through intentional partnerships to provide opportunities, optimize impact and address identified needs at an individual and community level. Community schools focus on family engagement, expanded learning and family support services such as health and food resources.
Santee Elementary School is a K-6 school in the Franklin McKinley School District. Santee's mission is to develop the resourcefulness, resilience and creativity necessary to be successful in today's and tomorrow's world. Each child will engage in relevant project-based learning that incorporates science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Students will see themselves as community advocates and agents of change, who can positively impact their community.
My Special Treasure Education Center (MST-EC) is a pre-K to 7th grade Christian school in Guatemala dedicated to providing education, food and health assistance to sons and daughters of people working at the local dump in Zone 3 of Chimaltenango. Many families do not have access to water, electricity or sewage services in homes made of metal sheets, wood and cardboard that they rent with many family members. MST-EC provides quality education, spiritual support, health and nutrition. The program also focuses on supporting those children who have learning disabilities, who often do not have another school to attend. The school believes that education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty, empowering these children so that they can provide for their families and communities in the future.
Old Skool Cafe is a youth-run supper club that trains and employs at-risk youth, ages 16-22, to run all aspects of the restaurant business. While learning to be hosts, servers, chefs and entertainers, they offer youth a solution for addressing their basic needs and break the cycle of poverty and incarceration and provide a supportive environment to help youth maintain employment and be successful in all aspects of their lives.
Sonoma County Churches United Relief Fund is a fund set up under the umbrella of Redwood Gospel Mission in order to serve those affected by the fires in the North Bay. Redwood Gospel Mission has identified more than 500 individuals, schools and churches that have been devastated by the Northern California fires. The funds distributed go directly to the victims, and they do not overlap federal relief or other services provided. Together, more than 40 churches are joining together to make an impact.
LET'S MAKE THE NBCC BE CRAZY RICH HOLIDAY OUTREACH A TRANSFORMATIONAL ONE,
BOTH WITHIN OUR CONGREGATION AND OUTSIDE OF OUR CHURCH WALLS.
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