New Beginnings Bible Church
Monthly Newsletter
August 2017


“And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty. For the LORD will not forsake his people, or his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself.”

                                                                      1 Samuel 12:21–22

For His Glory,
Pastor Doug

Bible Reading

August 1: Jeremiah 28; Acts 19                  August 16: Jeremiah 44; Romans 6
August 2: Jeremiah 29; Acts 20                  August 17Jeremiah 45; Romans 7
August 3: Jeremiah 30–31; Acts 21            August 18: Jeremiah 46; Romans 8
August 4: Jeremiah 32; Acts 22                  August 19: Jeremiah 47; Romans 9
August 5: Jeremiah 33; Acts 23                  August 20: Jeremiah 48; Romans 10
August 6: Jeremiah 34; Acts 24                  August 21: Jeremiah 49; Romans 11
August 7: Jeremiah 35; Acts 25                  August 22: Jeremiah 50; Romans 12
August 8: Jeremiah 36; Acts 26                  August 23: Jeremiah 51; Romans 13
August 9: Jeremiah 37; Acts 27                  August 24: Jeremiah 52; Romans 14
August 10: Jeremiah 38; Acts 28                August 25: Lamentations 1; Romans 15
August 11: Jeremiah 39; Romans 1            August 26: Lamentations 2; Romans 16
August 12: Jeremiah 40; Romans 2            August 27: Lamentations 3; 1 Corinthians 1
August 13: Jeremiah 41; Romans 3            August 28: Lamentations 4; 1 Corinthians 2
August 14: Jeremiah 42; Romans 4            August 29: Lamentations 5; 1 Corinthians 3
August 15: Jeremiah 43; Romans 5            August 30: Ezekiel 1; 1 Corinthians 4
                                                                      August 31: Ezekiel 2; 1 Corinthians 5


2017 Bible Reading Plan

Regardless of your start date, or where you are in your faith, we invite you to join us as we read through the Bible together. The plan above brings you through the New Testament once in a year and through the Old Testament in two years. It is available for download, along with a daily supplemental devotional by D.A. Carson called For the Love of God (Crossway, 1998), which follows this schedule, for those who would like to dig deeper.

Iron Workers Men’s Bible Study

Our men’s Bible study will be held this month on Friday, August 4, at Bill Bishop’s home in Dover. We will be discussing chapter 5, “The Cost,” out of J.C. Ryle’s book, Holiness. Please join us for a great time of food, fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. Burgers will be served. We will kick off at 6:30 and go to 8:30. Contact Pastor Doug or Eric if you plan on coming.

Women’s Group

Our women’s group will be meeting this month on August 8th and 22nd, at June Seal’s home in Hopatcong. We are currently studying Secrets of the Vine for Women, by Darlene Marie Wilkinson. Contact June for more details.

Churchwide Prayer Meeting

Our monthly churchwide prayer meeting will be held this month on Wednesday, August 9, at 7 pm in the church. Please make some time in your busy schedule to join us for this important ministry.

Share the Well Ministry

Donations are welcome for this ministry to the needy in Dover, which is held at 1:30 on the third Sunday of every month. As usual, we need toiletries, snacks, used clothing, socks, sneakers, work boots, sleeping bags, blankets, mats, hand and foot warmers, hats, and gloves. If you would like to participate, the location is First Memorial Presbyterian Church, 51 West Blackwell Street in Dover. Donations can be brought to church and labelled “Share the Well.”

Iron Workers at Goodwill Rescue Mission

On Friday, August 18, the Iron Workers will be hosting the chapel service at the Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark. The service begins at 5 pm and goes for about an hour. We look forward to having you join us for this exciting and encouraging ministry.

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Supply Packing for Syrian Refugee Children with World Vision

Many of us have been praying for some time for the millions of Syrian refugees displaced from their homes due to war and violence since March, 2011. Now we have an opportunity to help. World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, has been working diligently with this community in several middle eastern countries. One of their locations is a large refugee camp in Lebanon. On September 3, 1:00 pm, we will be assisting World Vision by packing backpacks for the children living in this camp, to give them needed materials for school. These children are the next generation of Syrians who will need an education in order to thrive, and to hopefully one day return to their homeland to rebuild. We will be hosting this as an outreach event as well to give our friends and neighbors an opportunity to connect with us and partner with us in this ministry. This is an especially good opportunity for children, to teach them the joy and importance of serving others. In addition, there will be opportunities to team up with World Vision to help with financial assistance in this vital ministry. Ice cream will also be served.

Save the Date: Church Cookout

On Saturday, September 30, New Beginnings will host an open-house cookout to reach out to our community. We will provide games, live music, and food for children and adults of all ages. This will be in lieu of the Fall Festival, and will take place in the early afternoon. A great time will be had by all, so please mark this date on your calendar!