I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have responded to the congregational survey regarding reopening the sanctuary for in-person worship. Your input is valuable to me as well as your Leadership Board. I am blessed with the overwhelming amount of support you have showed me during this difficult time. Many adjustments have been made to our worship experience, and while some have been relatively easy, most of them are harder to handle, especially knowing that they will affect our future worship services.
That said, I advise you to keep praying for the church. When we gather together again, not only will we look different (unless folks were able to schedule an appt. at their salon or stay out of the snack cabinet), but the worship will look different too. Because of the risk of spreading the virus, we will not be able to have congregational music for some time. That means we will not get to sing hymns or read the liturgy together, rather relying on special music from our talented folks. Therefore, it is crucial that you are willing to share yourself with us and with God in the sanctuary. One obvious change you’ll notice in the sanctuary is the addition of two TV monitors at the front of the sanctuary. The Board decided to purchase these alongside the other necessary equipment it takes to stream our services online. When we return to the sanctuary on June 7, they will facilitate our worship service as we continue to show videos. (children’s chats, musical offerings, sermon illustrations, etc.) Just remember this through it all...our worship may have to change, but our God doesn’t.
God has been with New Beginnings for well over 20 years. (Remember, God’s plans are born before our minds understand them.) God is with us now, and God will be with us forever. Thanks be to God for His amazing presence in our worship service both on your couch and in our sanctuary. See you soon!
June 2020 - NBMC Little Free Pantry
In an effort to provide the community with daily essentials and encourage “neighbors helping neighbors,” New Beginnings Moravian Church in Huntersville, opened up its Little Free Pantry a year and a half ago.
Joining more than 50 communities around the country, New Beginnings’ Little Free Pantry can be found on their campus at 211 Seagle St., in Huntersville (just east of Hwy 115, off of Ramah Church Road).
“Take what you need, give what you can” is the mantra of the Little Free Pantries. There’s no need to ask for assistance, or register to use it – those in need can just help themselves to the rotating inventory of canned goods, toiletries, diapers, wipes, etc. The Pantry is open ‘round the clock, 7 days a week, and can, at the very least, fill the gap on the weekends when the local soup kitchen and food pantry is closed.
Don’t have a need for the pantry, but want to participate? Donations are gratefully accepted by the church.
Items that are always in demand are canned soups, canned proteins & vegetables, bags of beans, paper goods, and toiletries – toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, shampoo, etc. Please drop your donations at the church (at the top of the ramp) …and thank you in advance.
And, while you’re there, be sure to check out our Little Free Library, located a mere 20 feet away from the LFP. Our Little Free Library will celebrate its 6th Anniversary this August. “Take a book, leave a book” if you’d like…that’s what it’s there for!
For more information, please visit our NBMC facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBMC-Little-Free-Pantry-110108630665464
March 2020 - Volunteering with Bags of Hope and the Emergency Men's Shelter