NBCC Happenings (When, What, & Where)
IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION (new letter and list below updated May 7, 2020,
Brothers and Sisters in Christ at New Beginnings,
As the month of May progresses, the worldwide topic is the relaxation of strict protocols. The state and city have moved in that direction and NBCC would be in step to do the same – in a safe and prudent manner.
While Florida is the third most populated state, we are down to eighth in active cases of Covid-19. The ratios of infections and deaths per 1000 of the population are lower than many states. Considering the state’s most infections are in south Florida – the ratios are even lower for the rest of the state, including here in Tampa Bay.
Our Drive-In service has given us flexibility that has met our worship needs and allowed us to come together as a stronger church body. The Elders feel it is now appropriate to plan the move back into the church building in a controlled manner for those that choose to worship in the sanctuary. Due to required social distancing, seating will be spaced for safety. Members of households and families may sit together, but others will need to be separated by the six-foot distance. Please feel free to continue with the weekly Drive-In service during this time if you so choose. Many of you have grown to love it!
Below is an “estimated” timeline and the suggested manner to handle the process. This is not “all inclusive” and will evolve as we progress. The Elders will continue to communicate readily and listen to your ideas and concerns. Thank you for your patience and support.
A reminder – the radio settings for the Drive-In are 103.9 and 88.7 Our Drive-In services are available on the New Beginnings website (newbeginningscctampa.org) by 1:30 PM each Sunday afternoon, if you choose to view or worship in that manner.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday!
God Bless You,
Brent Diehl – Chairman of the Elders
Timeline for NBCC Building & Activity ‘Reopening’:
No reported NBCC infections
Local & national numbers continue to flatten
THEN: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Open one inside service at 10:30AM
Drive-In service at 8:30AM
Online video of services available
Other activities of 10 people or less with social distancing
Office staff to resume working in the building
SUGGESTIONS FOR INSIDE THE BUILDING PROTOCOLS:
Front doors wide open for entrance and exit
Masked greeters standing back from door (one greeter per door)
A professional weekly cleaning of the building
Social distancing in the lobby
Sanctuary doors open
Hand sanitizer visible and available
Bulletins spread on table to be picked-up individually
Communion elements on table to be picked up individually
People encouraged to bring their own communion elements
Offering receptacles in the lobby
No ‘Shake & Howdy’ (mid-service greeting time)
Exit by rows while maintain social distancing
Protocols have been followed
THEN: Sunday, July 5, 2020
8:30 Drive-In service – ending at 9:20
9:30 Sunday School classes – ending at 10:20
10:30 Inside service
Online video of services to continue
Men’s and Women’s studies/gatherings
Wednesday night activities
Building available for general use
Cleaning and sanitizing the facility for two services (8AM & 10:30AM) the same day is not yet feasibl
Here is a list of canceled or postponed activities in May:
- All church services will be limited to the Drive-In Service at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. This service will be recorded and placed online later in the day. Please remember to still keep a “social distance” of 6 ft. at the Drive-In Service. We love you, but please no hugs, handshakes, etc.!
- There will NOT be coffee or donuts served outside or inside on Sunday mornings.
- Sunday Inside Services (8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) CANCELED through the end of May.
- Wednesday night dinner and activities are CANCELED until July.
- Week of May 17 – Fitness, ACA, and TOPS have been canceled.
Alzheimer “Caregiver College”
When: Alzheimer’s Virtual Caregiver’s College is always available online. Click here to access.
What: FREE Education series from the Alzheimer’s Association.
NBCC Tile Wall Fundraiser
What: It’s time to update our Tile Wall in the Courtyard. For $15 (per tile) you can add a tile and decorate it yourself in honor of, in memory of, or just because.
When: Stay tuned for a new date.
When: Sunday, July 5, noon
Where: Pastor Steve’s office (just off the Foyer in the main building).
Who: Anyone wanting to partner with NBCC. If you are new to NBCC and would like to learn more about us, then Discovering NBCC is for you. Discovering NBCC is a way to find out about our family of believers and learn the next steps to get connected.
Life Line Screening
When: Date yet to be announced
What: Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6450 or text CIRCLE to 797979 or visit online.
Iron Sharpens Iron (Men's Conference)
When: Postponed to Saturday, September 20
What: Iron Sharpens Iron – Attention Men! We will be attending the Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference in Sarasota as a group. Please sign-up today and join us! This one-day conference is for men of all ages; beginning with men ages 13 and older. Cost is $44 plus $8 on-site optional lunch. There will be sixteen different seminars for men at this conference, so we know there will be something for everyone of us. The NBCC bus will be going. Pick up a conference flyer and sign up in the hallway by the NBCC office. Note: Don’t let the cost discourage your attendance. A limited number of scholarships are available. The signup sheet will be taken down until August.
Israel 2021 Trip
When: March 1 – 10, 2021
What: Pastor Steve is hosting a trip to Israel with an optional side excursion to Eygpt. His invite to you…”I invite you to join me on this Bible Land Exploration program that will expand our knowledge of the Bible and this sacred land. A journey following in the footsteps of Jesus will change the way you read the Bible, and you will learn why scholars refer to the Holy Land as the “Fifth Gospel.” Please consider this brochure my personal invitation to be a part of this adventure in faith and join me in experiencing a once in a lifetime journey as we see the Bible come to life!” If you have questions about safety, click here.
You can use the info at the top of the online brochure to register.
Scrips (Gift Cards)
Scrips (Gift Cards) Available
When: Every Sunday
Where: When we’re open inside again, these are available in the Family Life Center following the 8 a.m. Inside and 8:30 a.m. Drive-In Services and at the Foyer Welcome Center following the 10:30 a.m. Inside Service. Purchase from CWF (Christian Women’s Fellowship).
Online Purchases (still available during COVID-19):. Set up your family’s account at shopwithscrip.com. Use NBCC’s enrollment code (BCE888L9147L) and you can order eGift cards or have physical gift cards delivered directly to you. CWF will still receive a percentage IF you use our enrollment code.
Drawings: This year we are adding more drawings. For each gift card you purchase, your name will go into a drawing to be held the last Sunday in June and September 2020 for a free $10 gift card. October – December two free $10 card drawings will be held 3 Sunday’s in December.
When: Every Sunday for the Sanctuary
Who: Anyone can purchase to honor or remember someone
You can then take the flowers home after the service. We only ask that you bring back the container for recycling. Email us if you are interested. Your check can be sent to NBCC @ 4100 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa, FL 33611 or click here to send through your bank.
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