New Beginnings Bible Church
Monthly Newsletter
June 2017


“God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’”

                                                                      1 Corinthians 1:28–30

For His Glory,
Pastor Doug

Bible Reading

June 1: Isaiah 33; Psalm 88                  June 16: Isaiah 48; Psalms 108–109
June 2: Isaiah 34; Psalm 89                  June 17Isaiah 49; Psalms 110–111
June 3: Isaiah 35; Psalm 90                  June 18: Isaiah 50; Psalms 112–113
June 4: Isaiah 36; Psalm 91                  June 19: Isaiah 51; Psalms 114–115
June 5: Isaiah 37; Psalms 92–93          June 20: Isaiah 52; Psalm 116
June 6: Isaiah 38; Psalm 94                  June 21: Isaiah 53; Psalms 117–118
June 7: Isaiah 39; Psalms 95–96          June 22: Isaiah 54; Psalm 119:1–24
June 8: Isaiah 40; Psalms 97–98          June 23: Isaiah 55; Psalm 119:25–48
June 9: Isaiah 41; Psalms 99–101        June 24: Isaiah 56; Psalm 119:49–72
June 10: Isaiah 42; Psalm 102              June 25: Isaiah 57; Psalm 119:73–96
June 11: Isaiah 43; Psalm 103              June 26: Isaiah 58; Psalm 119:97–120
June 12: Isaiah 44; Psalm 104              June 27: Isaiah 59; Psalm 119:121–144
June 13: Isaiah 45; Psalm 105              June 28: Isaiah 60; Psalm 119:145–176
June 14: Isaiah 46; Psalm 106              June 29: Isaiah 61; Psalms 120–122
June 15: Isaiah 47; Psalm 107              June 30: Isaiah 62; Psalms 123–125


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, June 2, at Bill Bishop’s home in Dover. We will be discussing the chapter, “The Fight,” 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 June 13th and 27th, at June’s home in Hopatcong. Contact June for more details.

Churchwide Prayer Meeting

Due to a schedule conflict with the women’s group, our monthly churchwide prayer meeting will be held this month on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 pm in the church. Please note this change from our usual time, and 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, June 16, 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.

Recommended Resource: Unbelievable? with Justin Brierley

Unbelievable? is a British radio show that can be accessed as a podcast here in the U.S. Each show features multiple guests from varying perspectives, engaging subjects relating to the Christian faith and culture. Recent shows have tackled important questions such as a comparison between Buddhism and Christianity, pornography’s influence on society, a discussion between a Roman Catholic and a protestant theologian on whether the Reformation was a return to truth or a tragic mistake, and a debate between a Christian and a Muslim on whether or not Jesus died on the cross.


Missions Focus: Jeremy and Susie Bullard

Our missions focus this month is on Jeremy and Susie Bullard. After serving in Jordan for six years, and in France for one and a half, the Lord has now brought them to Amsterdam, where Jeremy is serving as a professor of Old Testament at Tyndale Theological Seminary ( Tyndale has a heavy multi-cultural emphasis, and focuses on training men and women to return to their home countries to serve as pastors, missionaries, Christian staff workers, and Bible teachers. Please remember to lift up the Bullard family and their ministry in your prayers.

Serve Our Community

A unique outreach opportunity has opened up for us this June. Pastor Doug’s daughter, Caraline, is finishing Kindergarten this month, and, for various reasons, her class is unable to have a graduation, which has been the case for the last six years. Working in conjunction with her teacher, we are offering to host the graduation at our church. There will probably be about 100 people in attendance, and this will give us the chance to bless all of them. We are in need of between five and ten volunteers to help with food, décor, and whatever else is needed. A date has not yet been set in stone, but it will be in the evening on either Wednesday, June 28, or Friday, June 30. If you would like to be a part of the team, please reach out to either Jamie or Pastor Doug.

Save the Date: Annual Church Picnic

Our church picnic will be held this year after church on Sunday, July 23. As in years past, we will be hosted at Larry and Donna Ashley’s home in Succasunna, which is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the church. Burgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided by the church, and everything else will be potluck style. This is also when we baptize brothers and sisters in Christ. If you would like to be baptized, please contact Pastor Doug. More details to come!

 Upcoming Event: Open Mic Night

The Church Community Group is planning an open mic night on Saturday, July 29, at 7 pm. This will be a chance for members to showcase their talents by reading poetry, sharing a testimony, performing a song, etc. Eric Seal will be performing and interpretive dance of “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me (just kidding). Please see or email Tiffany if you are interested in helping or performing. More details to come!