New Beginnings' Newsletter
Your place for a fresh start!
February is the month of love and at New Beginnings we celebrate the agapē love of God, the Father. Agape love is defined as the steady intention of the will to another’s highest good. God is the source of this kind of agapē love: “We love, because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19. This love is characterized by unselfishness and giving, even to the point of sacrifice. It’s an unconditional love that doesn’t judge based on performance. In John 3:16 we find this love sacrifice, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Join us at 29 Park Place Dr., Covington for 8:30am or 10am each Sunday, and hear how God will use New Beginnings Church to fulfill the purposes of His Word as we focus on a lifestyle of worship. We hope to see you soon as we WORSHIP the ONE!
What's happening at NBC?
2023 Spring Connect Groups
Begin Sunday, February 5th
*for specific addresses, please visit the Connect Group table in the Fellowship Hall
5:00 PM FRESH START WITH GOD
6:00 PM REST & REJUVENATE WITH PRAYER
DAVE & LAURIE BROWN
6:00 PM POT LUCK & PASTOR’S NOTES
DEANE & ERIN OSNER
5:30 PM TRAILBLAZERS: NEW PATHS IN JOURNALING
ALL (kids included)
6:00 PM HOLY ROAR
WOMEN (AGES 22-30yrs.)
6:30 PM WINNING THE WAR IN YOUR MIND
NICK & MARTHA DIPASCAL
7:00 PM LETTER TO THE AMERICAN CHURCH
6:30 PM JESUS REVEALED IN THE PASSOVER & SEDER MEAL
TRENT & MARLA CLINESMITH
6:30 PM LEADING A LEGACY: BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES
REGGIE & JENNI VEGA
ALL (with childcare)
7:00 PM ACT LIKE MEN
6:00 PM CULTURE OF HONOR
9:30 AM FROM DREAM TO DESTINY
5:30 PM CRAZY FAITH
CALEB HAYES & GABRIELLE KACKLEY
6:30 PM THE EPIC OF EDEN PSALMS
JOHN & KAREN BREWSTER
6:30 AM ALL IN
8:30 AM THE ARMOR OF GOD
NBC Connection Kids' Ministries
Curious about what the NBC Connection Kids' Ministry is teaching the month of February 2023? Then check out the videos below and find out what the children of NBC are learning from the Word of God!!
NBC Connection Preschool (6 weeks-4yrs)
NBC Connection Kids (5-8yrs.)
Connection Pre-Teens (9-12yrs.)
New Beginnings Connection Youth
NBC Connection Preschool
Have a child ages 2-5 (pre-kindergarten) and you're looking for an early start in Christian education? Fill out the form below to receive registration information
or call Tara Boynes at 985-892-8037.
Calling Adults and Kids!
S. P. A. R. KKaren Firmin will be teaching a theater/drama class at New Beginnings Church every Friday from 9am-12pm starting January 6th and ending May 12th (15 sessions). This a first come, first serve basis with 15 seats open to Homeschoolers age 6 and up, youth, and any adults interested. Students will participate in Preschool Chapel 9:30-10:00am as part of the instruction, with lessons at 10am and activities following at 11am. There is no fee at this time. Contact Karen Firmin for questions and enrollment @ (985)373-1467 email@example.com
Make a difference- VOLUNTEER!
Don't miss out on an opportunity to make a difference.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 985-892-8003.
NBC Partnership Track
If you are interested in becoming a partner with New Beginnings Church, join in on the journey by emailing email@example.com, calling 985-892-8003, or signing up at the Count Me In area in the Fellowship Hall.
Get to Work- Sunday, February 19th DURING the 8:30AM service
Get Started- Sunday, March 5th AFTER the 10AM service
Get Equipped- Sunday, March 12th DURING the 8:30AM service
Get Empowered- Sunday, March 19thth DURING the 8:30AM service
**When you complete the entire growth track, you receive a special CONNECTED t-shirt!**
Sunday Sermon- February 26th
- March 5th- Get Started after 10AM service AND First Response prayer @5:30pm
- March 12th- Daylight Savings
- March 18th- Men's Wild Game Supper
- March 19th- Baby Dedication @10AM service
- March 19th- Night of Worship @5:30pm
- March 26th- Communion
Get to Work: Serve List
EACH ONE, HELP ONE
To be a true disciple we must live a life of love and be willing to serve others. Not only should we serve/volunteer within our church, but we must step outside the walls of the church and enter the “mission field”: the community and world around us.
Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
1 Peter 4:10, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
Matthew 25:40, "The King will reply, “'Truly I tell you whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'”
Romans 15:1-2, Matthew 5:16, Hebrews 6:10, Philippians 4:9, Isaiah 1:17, Acts 13:47
There are many opportunities both locally, nationally, and internationally for us to serve others and advance the kingdom. You can act as a representative of Jesus Christ on behalf of New Beginnings Church to any of the following local ministries/charities:
Disaster Relief Ministries:
- Carpenters for Christ (Rebuilding Churches after Natural Disasters) https://carpentersforchrist.org
- Eight Days of Hope (Disaster Relief and Rebuild Ministry) www.eightdaysofhope.com
- 516 Project (Disaster Relief and Rebuild Ministry) https://516 project.org
- God’s Pit Crew (Disaster Relief and Rebuild Ministry) www.godspitcrew.org
- Team Acts 20:35 (Rebuilding after Natural Disasters) Facebook@Teamacts2035
- Just The Crumbs (Providing Meals for Families Affected by Natural Disasters) www.justthecrumbs21.org
- Mercy Chefs (Providing Meals for Volunteers and Families Affected by Natural Disasters) www.mercychefs.com
- Angel’s Place (volunteers would love and support families with children with life threatening illnesses) www.angelsplacenola.org
- Crisis Pregnancy Center (volunteers would sort and stock donations) www.northlakecpc.com
- 4 Such A Time As This-assisting children and women in need. To volunteer contact Lorna@4satat.org about the need
- For the Children (volunteers would assist at camp with children in foster care) www.forthechildren.org
- Habitat for Humanity (volunteers would assist at Restore and/or building homes for families in need). To volunteer contact Kayla Willie Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Love Moved First-recovery and restoration for women in crisis www.lovemovedfirst.net
- The Miracle League Northshore-sports program for children with disabilities email@example.com
- Our Friends Closet-providing basic needs for homeless (volunteers would assist in delivery of furniture and hygiene products to schools) www.ourfriendscloset.org
- Restoration Senior Living of Covington (volunteers would visit and befriend residents) www.rslcovington.com
- Special Olympics of Louisiana-games for children with disabilities www.laso.org
- Support Our Troops (volunteers would construct care packages) www.operationwecare.org
Meet the Pastors of NBC
Pastors Eddie and Peggy Swan are the Lead Pastors of New Beginnings Church. They offer everyone a fresh start in Jesus Christ. Each Sunday Pastor Eddie offers a life-changing and inspiring message that encourages growth and maturity in our spiritual walk with the Lord and Pastor Peggy helps others get connected in fellowship and discipleship as she also serves as our Connection Pastor. They welcome you to a fresh start!
Pastors Kevin and Carla Diggs are the Worship Pastors here at New Beginnings Church. Every Sunday they whole-heartedly lead the church into the presence of Jesus. Come join us for a time in His presence.
Connection Preschool Pastor
Meet Pastor Lisa Hayes! She is our Connection Preschool Pastor and cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old (not yet in kindergarten). Pastor Lisa has over 30 years experience in childcare and education, and with this experience she makes every Sunday special for the youngest members of New Beginnings Church.
Welcome, Curtis and Belinda Conerly! The newest addition to the NBC staff are focused on missions and bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to our community and throughout the state, country, and world. They exemplify the hands and feet of Christ as they lead us in the charge of EACH ONE, HELP ONE 2022.
Meet Yvette Dupuis the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Eddie and the staff of NBC. Yvette serves with the heart of Jesus each and every day at NBC, but especially on Sundays where she organizes and helps the Sunday services run smoothly.
Connection Preschool Pastor
You can find NBC on Youtube! Simply search New Beginnings Church Covington, LA and find our stream and other sermon videos. Be sure to subscribe! @nbchurchcovington
NBC is on Vimeo! Type in vimeo.com/nbcfreshstart as your web address and get ready to be encouraged! You can also find Connection Kids' videos here.
NBC announcements and livestream are located on Facebook. Be sure to click the "LIKE" button to follow all the great things happening at New Beginnings Church.
Giving to NBC
- Mail in your tithes and offerings to 29 Park Place Dr., Covington 70433
- Visit NB.CHURCH and click the "GIVE" tab
- Text the word "GIVE" to 985-241-8003
- Kiosk located in the Fellowship Hall (debit/credit cards)
Luke 6:38 says, "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Missions- As you give, NBC gives
Mark 16:15, "He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.' "
Join us as we pray for the missionaries that New Beginnings Church supports!
New Beginnings Church also financially supports many missionaries both locally and abroad. When you give tithes and offerings to New Beginnings you are part of this support. These missionaries also covet your prayers. New Beginnings also sponsors the Angel Tree Program for Christmas and assists Single Parents.
These are the missionaries that we currently financially support. We are continually adding to the list, so it may change accordingly.
Local and Regional Missions
Jody and Wendy Dyess (Free International Human Trafficking Ministry)
Isaac and Morgan Fulton (Xavier Campus)
Tyler and Bethany Gerfers (ULM Campus)
Jonathan and Ali Buras (LSU Campus)
Eric and Annabelle Treuil (ULL Campus)
Matthew and Jennifer Degier (Tulane Campus)
Austin Howenstine (Southeastern Campus)
Albert and Marie Skinner (Native Americans)
Joshua and Andrea Holder (N.O. Street Ministry to Homeless and Hurting)
Reach America (Church Planting)
Habitat for Humanity (West St. Tammany)
New Orleans Mission (Homeless and Hurting)
Angel Tree (providing Christmas to children of incarcerated parents)
Single Parent Ministry
Jason and Britney Curtis (Arab World)
Charles and Amanda Gravely (Belgium)
Kelli and Cody Miller (Israel and Palestine)
Shane and Mandy Phelps (Arab World)
Kody Barbier (Kenya, Africa)
Aaron Domengeaux (Kenya, Africa)
Luis and Lourdes Padilla (Argentina)
Kirk and Amy Priest (Germany)
Michelle Lejeune (China)
Chris and Debbie Bowser (Peru)
Speed of Light (Transportation Supplier to Missionaries Worldwide)
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Have a Prayer Request?
Psalm 34:15: “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are
attentive to their cry.”
The Vision and Purpose of NBC
The vision of New Beginnings is to reach the Northshore community with the life giving message of Jesus Christ, and to teach those we reach to become true disciples, ultimately reproducing themselves. We say it like this....reach and teach we don't just want them to know, but to grow.
The purpose of New Beginnings is to be a life giving beacon of hope, a sanctuary for the hopeless, and a haven for the downtrodden. As Jesus Himself said, "It's not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick". New Beginnings is a place for a fresh start.