our regularly-scheduled events and ministries

Some things - like worship - we do weekly. Other things - let's call them what they are: ministries - we do on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. Here's a list of the events and ministries that occur regularly in our congregational life.

  • First Sunday of the month: breakfast potluck

    In 2011, we  decided that we liked our annual Easter Sunday breakfasts so much that we should hold such an event every month. Ever since - except for the COVID era - we've held a breakfast potluck on the first Sunday of the month.

    The most important thing we can tell you about our breakfast potluck is our "potluck rule": Bring food to share if you can and want to, but if you can't or don't want to bring food, COME ANYWAY! With the benefit of years of experience, we declare without fear of correction that God ALWAYS provides.

    To this meal, people bring store-bought foods, homemade foods, fruit, casseroles, waffles, basically anything they construe as a breakfast food. OR, they come without bringing food because they believe our "potluck rule." We invite you to join us. [NOTE: Since Easter Sunday 2024 is March 31, the last Sunday of the month, we will hold our annual Easter breakfast on that day, but then will NOT hold a monthly potluck in April. Monthly meals will resume in May, on May 5.]

    Breakfast Potluck

    First Sunday of Every Month

    9:00 a.m.


    The body responsible for the mission and operation of NBCC is our general board. This group is elected annually, meets monthly, receives reports from financial officers and the church pastor, and serves as the official governing body of the church. In our church, the pastor has lots of authority, but that authority is always at the discretion and under the supervision of the general board... which reports to the ultimate human authority at New Beginnings, the congregation.

    General Board

    Second Tuesday of Every Month

    6:30 p.m.

  • EVERY THURSDAY: "The impossibles" Bible study

    This weekly 90 minute session examines one or more Bible passages that are either difficult to understand or hard to understand . . . or both! Pastor Bill Coley hand-selected more than 80 such passages specifically because of their apparent challenges. So this evening Bible study is best suited for people who enjoy going deep into the Bible, to whom simplistic answers aren't satisfying, and who are willing to wrestle with deeply perplexing issues raised by Bible texts.

    A SAMPLE "IMPOSSIBLES" TEXT: "This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies has declared: I have decided to settle accounts with the nation of Amalek for opposing Israel when they came from Egypt. Now go and completely destroy the entire Amalekite nation—men, women, children, babies, cattle, sheep, goats, camels, and donkeys.” (1 Samuel 15.2-3, NLT)

    "The Impossibles" Bible Study

    Every Thursday

    6:30 p.m.