Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 42 million people may experience food insecurity, including a potential 13 million children.
The children of our church, with the support of the Christian Education ministry team, ask your support in caring for those in need. We have selected Feeding America as the place to give generously. Feeding America is the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, and 98% of all donations goes directly into programs serving our neighbors across the country.
We have set up a Team Feed/Feeding America webpage. It will explain how Feeding America works plus give you much more information about hunger in America. This is also where you can make your donations.
Thank you for your generosity – your support of the children of NCoB – and the mission to do all things to the glory of God and our neighbors’ good!
Isaiah 58:10~~The Children’s International Bible
You should feed those who are hungry.
You should take care of the needs of those who are troubled.
Then your light will shine in the darkness.
And you will be bright like sunshine at noon.
The 2021 Children’s Spring Service Project will begin on April 18th. This year the children will be raising funds for Feeding America. Tune in to the April 18th worship service for a presentation of the project. Any parent wanting more information about how their child can be involved may contact the Christian Ed Ministry team.
Please save Sunday, May 2, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. for a good-bye gathering to honor Pastor Angela. Details to follow in May newsletter and in Constant Contact.
Too much Zoom? Let’s get out and be active together! The outreach team would like to form a walking club for exercise and fellowship. Let’s meet at the church parking lot and walk, at your own pace and at a distance that’s comfortable for you, on a regular basis.
We also want to thank those who have been picking up trash recently. There are several in our congregation who quietly participate in this ministry. If you would like to join in that, please bring a bag to collect trash as we walk. There are disposable gloves available at the church if you’d like them.
Weather permitting, every Monday morning we will meet at 10:00 a.m. No reservations required. Wear your mask and good walking shoes. Bring water if you wish. All are welcome!
It was a year ago when we realized that the few week pause would turn into a long term situation. We spent our time hoping and praying that at the end of summer, then by Christmas, and, lastly, we hoped to be back to normal by Easter. The vaccine has brought new hope and change, but the transmission rates are still high in the area. The Mid Atlantic District is in encouraging congregations to use local information such as vaccine rates and transmission rates to determine when to start meeting for indoor in-person services. With the difficulty in obtaining vaccines and the limited individuals that currently qualify for vaccines, the Board has decided to continue to suspend in-person worship until the end of June.
The Board of Directors has begun the process of creating a pastoral search committee. This is the first step to finding a pastor. The committee will work with the Mid-Atlantic District Executive to create a congregational profile, select and interview pastoral candidates, and represent our congregation in the search for a new pastor. We will be seeking an interim pastor to fill the pastoral role until we are able to find a new pastor for our church.
Lastly, the Board of Directors has decided to complete the Spring Congregational Forum meeting by providing the written reports to the congregation. A packet containing the reports will be emailed out via constant contact and made available for pick up at the church.