Reaching Out


29
Jan 2017
Something new is happening...

Yesterday, we concluded the “Woven” series with some special guests from the City of Hampton. Dr. Kelli Cedo (Principal, Forrest Elementary School), Councilman Will Moffett, Vice Mayor Linda Curtis, and Assistant City Manager Steve Bond all came to share their appreciation for New Covenant’s partnership, especially our recent involvement with Forrest Elementary School. Beneath their long lists of credentials and accomplishments, we got to see their heart – to serve the region we live in. What has been unusual about this Woven series has been it’s diversity. We heard from Dale Sexauer, our missionary to India who preaches in large open-air meetings where people are healed and thousands of lives are touched. We hosted Mountain Mission School, who brought......

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08
Nov 2016
WORKshipping in Spirit and Truth

  Nestled in a powerful testimony about how God had been reshaping her perspective, Naomi Barnett shared some parting words of inspiration on her last night as a SHIFT student: One of the most significant activities that God has used to shape my understanding of His love for me was learning how to worship openly with other people. It had been a week since our team had returned from a ten-day trip to Summit Training Post (STP) on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, and I was still processing an annoying tension in my heart—that feeling we get when we haven’t quite made the mental and emotional connection to something God has given us. I often become overstimulated with our......

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07
Jun 2016
Let's Do Lunch!

Most of you are aware of NCC’s long-standing partnership with HELP through our support of the Night’s Welcome winter shelter program for the homeless of our community.  However, you may not be familiar with NCC’s support of HELP’s Loaves and Fishes lunch program. Loaves and Fishes is held for one hour at noon every Friday at the HELP Day Center on Buckroe Avenue in Hampton.  It is supported by local churches that bless our homeless community by providing lunch and a short Bible Study in a small group setting.  Through the Global Focus Outreach ministry, NCC extends a helping hand by serving at Loaves and Fishes on the fourth and fifth Fridays of each month. Teams of 4 or......

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20
May 2016
JAARS Center

Mike & Treesa Hause, our partners at the JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Services) Center in Waxhaw, NC, invite you to come and learn about Bible translation and the challenge to spread the Gospel in every language! The JAARS Center is hosting JAARS Day on the following Saturdays: June 11, August 13 and October 8. JAARS Days is your opportunity to see how people get Internet in the rainforest, record your voice into the JESUS film or ride in a helicopter or a five-seater plane ($25). You’ll get an up-close look at Bible translation—and why it relies on practical support like boats, 4WDs, and software. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. JAARS also has two amazing museums to tour and......

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18
May 2016
Dream Center (Prom Dress Event)

Picture this: David’s Bridal dress shop meets TLC’s “Say Yes To The Dress” meets Fantasy Faire Royal Hall at Disney.  Most of the ladies in this crowd can appreciate the joy that this image portrays. On Friday, April 15th the Peninsula Dream Center greeted 115 high school senior girls and their guests with a heart to serve.  We had over 1500 dresses in all sizes and colors, over 20 dressing rooms, a seamstress area, melodic tunes, and an MC with a mic cheering on the ladies as they graced the mirrors with loveliness. “She said YES to the dress!” was exclaimed over and over.  “Girl, you look gorgeous!” and “Where has that dress been hiding all night? Beautiful!”  Each......

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18
May 2016
Mountain Missions Outreach

During the weekend of April 15th – 17th, myself, and 10 other men (only men this time, but women are always welcome!) departed from NCC and  headed to Mountain Mission School (MMS) to finish up the roofing project that we started last November.  We arrived at the school around 1:30am Friday morning, got a few hours of sleep and woke up early to begin getting our supplies ready. We couldn’t start working on the roof until about 9:30, as we had to wait for the sun to come up over the mountains to dry the roof off so it wasn’t so slippery. Once we were able to walk on the roof, the first step was to mop the entire......

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18
May 2016
John & Kim Quinley (Partners serving in Thailand)

New and exciting things are happening with John and Kim Quinley and their ministry. In February, Thailand hosted the first World Without Orphans Global Summit with over 500 participants from 60 nations.  Kim was asked to lead a Showcase Session highlighting their “Keeping Families Together” program.  An immediate outcome from the World Without Orphans Global Forum is to  establish a Thailand Without Orphans Alliance for church and Christian NGO leaders. Their first official meeting was at the Care for Children office in March. Kim serves on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Thailand Coalition sub-group Alternative Care. Alternative Care is the term used for children living separated from biological parents.  In Thailand, 20 percent of children......

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10
May 2016
A Whole Lotta VBS

The Great Wall of China, hot air balloons, Mount Everest, tropical rain forests, deep dark caves.  What do these things have in common?  They have all been key themes to our VBS programs.  And they are just a tip of the iceberg in regards to the level of epicness (it’s a word, I promise) we bring to reaching our kids.  VBS is such a dynamic ministry opportunity because we are positively impacting and encouraging our kids in house with their walk with Christ.  And we also have many kids from outside our normal group, from within our local community that come to see the spectacle we put on.  From over the top decorations, to outlandish skits and presentations, to......

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13
Apr 2016
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

  I always knew God called us to be His hands and feet. I just never imagined it would involve cross-dressing.  It was only women’s shoes… the horror, the horror!  Why couldn’t it be walk a mile in her blouse and skirt?  I mean, really… how do you ladies walk in those things?  My walking shoes were a size 13, open toe, 1-inch wedged sandal (per some of the ladies in the office).  Open toed shoes on the day it snowed?  Oh yeah!  I had to walk with my back hunched over a bit, knees slightly bent, barely lifting my feet to prevent those size 13’s from being thrown into the back of the Police Officers in front of......

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