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New River Community Church of God

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Greetings, friends!

We are excited to share with you some new connecting opportunities with the North Carolina General Assembly of the Church of God (NCGA). We are now accessible on 3 social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can find us on each of these with the handle @wearencga. We will use these as a way to highlight upcoming events and use as another medium to share information. Please share this announcement with all your ministers, laity leaders and congregation. 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wearencga
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearencga/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearencga/

We ask that you like or follow these personally and through your congregation's website and social media platforms.


Blessings,
Kyle Stamper
Morganton 1st Church of God
NCGA State Leadership Team 
Pioneer Club
Wednesdays 7-8pm

Exciting new experiences await children who attend Pioneer Clubs. Our Biblical lessons for kids help them learn about God, the Bible and themselves as they explore fun activities and make new friends. Four different age groups from age 3 to grade 5 including Skippers, Scooters, Trailblazers and Pathfinders. The kids earn badges for the various activities and units they complete. We start in the Sanctuary for opening program at 7pm and then go to our classes. Groups for Men and another for Women meet during the same time. Bring the kids and enjoy!

YOU CAN SPONSOR CHILDREN 

DIRECTLY FROM OUR WEB SIGHT 


Now, you can go to the Children of Promise web page to sponsor a child. Tell your church and friends about this new opportunity.

We are excited about this easy option to sponsor children. As time goes by, we will offer more children who can be sponsored. 

If you go to the web page and have any questions or want to sponsor a child with options not offered (from a different country, a certain age, etc.) simply call us and talk with us.


Click here to go to the website or click the picture to the left:


http://www.echildrenofpromise.org/sponsor-a-child/


Be a difference-maker!

PRESS ON Campaign Off and Running!


The race isn't won by those who start the race; it's won by those who finish the race. Paul wrote in Philippians 3:13-14:  


Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


PRESS ON is the theme of our three-year Stewardship Campaign. Together we will persevere in our efforts to reach more people for Christ. We are raising funds to provide property and facilities for room for NRCC to grow. How will God use you to help the ministry of NRCC as we PRESS ON?

Presenting... James & Wendy Gugle!


We are thankful to present our new Youth Pastor: James Gugle. The congregation voted to call them to NRCC and they accepted!

James & Wendy Gugle (pronounced like "Google") have been married for 6 years and are raising their great nephew David (18 months). Pastor James graduatee in December with a Church Ministry major and a minor in Music Ministry from Warner University in Lake Wales, FL. They have a genuine love for young people and the Church and are excited to begin to serve at NRCC. 

Please keep them and our wonderful youth in your prayers as they get acquainted and grow together!





What is Apologetics?


The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia found in 1 Peter 3:15, "Always be prepared to give an answer [defense –apologia] to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." Apologia is a legal term that simply means “defense.” Apologetics is a branch of Christian theology that is concerned with making a defense, or case, for the truth claims of the Christian Faith. The purpose of Apologetics is not to apologize for God but to present reasonable explanations for believing Christianity is true. 


Recommended Resources:


BOOKS:

     The Reason for God by Tim Keller 

     I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek 

     Case For Christ by Lee Strobel


WEB SITES:

     Reasonable Faith http://www.reasonablefaith.org/

     Cross Examined  http://crossexamined.org/

     Stand to Reason https://www.str.org/

     Apologetics 315 http://www.apologetics315.com/



Please note that NRCC does not  agree with everything on these websites. Yet they are excellent resources to explore the field of Apologetics.  Special thanks to Nathan Taylor. 

Choose Life tags are available NOW in NC!


As you may have heard, even though there was a big splash with the announcement that the 4th District Federal Court had reversed its decision about the legality of the NC Choose Life license plate, there have still been more steps required before manufacturing could begin.

The license plates are available for order through the NCDMV. Cost is $25 a year with $15 of that going to pregnancy care centers all around NC. This is a subtle but important message to our fellow citizens of how important human life is to Our Lord. Click the link below to apply. 


http://ncchoose-life.org/