Synod Assembly Service Project - Suncoast Conference

NEW BEGINNINGS

New Beginnings of Central Florida (www.nbcfl.org) is a faith-based, non-profit organization in Central Florida helping the homeless, hungry and poor to learn how to live a responsible life. New Beginnings can provide a home, food, clothing, professional counseling, job opportunities, spiritual training and mentoring. Above all, they offer hope and encouragement. Since that first conversation, God has been amazing at transforming lives – not only of those in need, but those who support and are involved in New Beginnings.  

Some of the ways New Beginnings serves the community:

 

Congregations of our synod can help bless this ministry in three ways prior to the Assembly:

  • To bring items from the attached list to the New Beginnings Display area. This has been divided up by Conference.
  • To bring gift cards (see the attached list for specific cards/amounts that are needed)
  • To bring loose change (that is going towards 100 folding metal chairs they are needing to purchase for their outreach events)

Each congregation may choose to hold a drive for items (or a specific item) from your Conference’s list.  Or put the word out for people to just bring gift cards (we will have a “tree” at the assembly where all the gift cards brought in will be attached!).  Or take up a “noisy” offering of loose change during September. You can do just one, two, or all three!  Be creative!  Be generous!  Be the blessing for this ministry that will change lives for our homeless and hungry right here in Central Florida!  And know you are going to make a huge difference in the lives of people who really need to see what the love of Jesus is all about.


There will also be an area for people to make cards and write encouraging notes for those who are recipients of New Beginnings Ministry.  Finally, we will have on hand people from this ministry to answer any questions you may have or if you want to learn more about this ministry here in Central Florida.


Thank you in advance for your prayers and support!


Rev Julie Frank, Rev Melinda Plumley, and Rev Stan Reinemund, Service Project Coordinators
 

Florida-Bahamas Synod suggestions for gifts:

We encourage each congregation to gather items (by conference) and bring them to the synod assembly in October.  You may also wish to donate a gift card (any amount) from Lowes, Home Depot, Aldi, Target, Walmart or VISA; or a fast food gift card in the amount of $5.00 per card.  We will also be accepting loose change that will go towards the purchase of 100 stackable metal chairs that are needed for the various areas of ministry.  Be creative!  Be generous!  Be the blessing for this ministry that will change lives for our homeless and hungry right here in Central Florida!  And know you are going to make a huge difference in the lives of people who really need to see what the love of Jesus is all about.   Thank you in advance for your gifts! 

Suncoast Conference congregations are encourages to gather the following items for New Beginnings:

Hot/Cold cups


Plastic/Paper cups (5-7 oz)


Plastic ware


Paper plates


Napkins


Blue plastic table cloths


Blue plain t-shirts (all adult sizes)


Clipboards


Pens


Sharpies