Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
1 Timothy 6:18
In this spirit, we are inviting everyone at NBCC to participate in a giving and serving campaign, to “be rich in good deeds” through our Be Rich Holiday Outreach.
NBCC is NOT meeting at our Worship Center on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3. Instead, join us in serving at local schools as our act of worship! Sign-ups are now closed, but all are welcome to join us, even if you didn't sign up!
Garfield Community School
3600 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Shift 1: 8 AM — 12 Noon
Shift 2: 1 PM — 5 PM
Santee Elementary School
1313 Audubon Drive, San Jose, CA 95122
Shift 1: 8 AM — 12 Noon
Shift 2: 1 PM — 5 PM
We will be back at our usual Redwood City worship location starting Sunday, December 10.
If you are unable to serve with us on December 3, 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 2,000 hours of service to the local community.
Imagine the impact we can all have if each one of us serves with a local nonprofit!
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 Rich organizations, every penny goes to their work.
It's not too late to give! Give a one-time gift of $39.95 ($40 online) which will be used to bless Able Works, Garfield Community School, Santee Elementary School, and My Special Treasure Education Center in Guatemala. A portion of the funds will also go toward North Bay fire relief.
From the "Designation" drop-down menu 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 $40,000 for these designated organizations.
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 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 packages of school supplies, we hope to give all teachers at Garfield Community School and Santee Elementary School enough supplies to last the rest of the school year!
This year, we are encouraged everyone to bring school supplies on Sundays, November 5 and 12, and place them in the plastic bins in the courtyard at the NBCC Worship Center.
We followed this guide on what each adult should bring, based on last name:
We are hoping to collect over 600 packages of school supplies and make at least 70 teacher baskets. Let’s practice being rich together!
Want to give more? Check out our teacher kit wish list from Amazon for other items teachers are requesting!
Children's and Youth Ministries
Our Children’s and Youth Ministries (CYM) will also be fully participating in our Be Rich Holiday Outreach in the following ways:
Love (Sun, Nov 5 & 12):
We ask 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). This will go towards the overall school supply drive for teachers at Garfield and Santee.
Serve (Sun, Dec 3):
We encourage parents to volunteer with their children on Sunday, December 3 at one of the serve locations, or at other organizations in the area. Sign-ups open on Sunday, November 5.
Give (Sun, Nov 12):
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 $800! All CYM coin donations will go directly to My Special Treasure Education Center in Guatemala.
Our Life Groups will participate together in the different components of the Be Rich Holiday Outreach. Life Group leaders will share information with their groups. To learn more, contact Be Rich lead, Marvette Uto-Uko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 BE 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 2017 Be 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.
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 RICH HOLIDAY OUTREACH A TRANSFORMATIONAL ONE, BOTH WITHIN OUR CONGREGATION AND OUTSIDE OF OUR CHURCH WALLS.
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