Mark 10:14 - Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a special opportunity to bring the love of Jesus to children around the world in a very tangible way during the Christmas season. Here's what you'll want to know about being part of Operation Christmas Child at MBC and how you can learn more about it. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Clabough at 908-647-0011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Pick up an Operation Christmas Child brochure and shoebox at the Welcome Center in the MBC lobby.
2. Fill up your shoebox with all sorts of age and gender appropriate goodies. Click here for a video from Samaritan's Purse about how to pack your shoebox, including suggested items, what to avoid, and how to pack treats like candy. Don't forget that kids love to receive a handwritten note, picture of your or your family, or even a hand drawn picture from your child. School supplies and personal necessity items are in high demand. A donation to help cover shipping costs is greatly appreciated and is required in order to track the destination of your box.
3. Bring your package to the MBC Education Building second floor foyer (just inside ramp door) or Sunday morning check in station for collection. Shoeboxes are due by Sunday, November 17 to allow time for packing and transporting to the local drop off location.
4. Follow the journey of your box(es) here by making your donation online using a credit or debit card. You will receive a special shoe box label included in your e-mail receipt. Make sure to follow all instructions before dropping your box off.
Little Footprints Learning Center (LFLC) - Help a child receive a Christ-centered education. Through songs, prayers and a nurturing environment, Little Footprints provides an introduction to Christ for children ages 2½ - 5. No child is turned away due to financial challenges. The opportunity to share Christ is too great! One-time or monthly donations can impact the spiritual life of a child and their family. Donations can be made through online giving or using a Sponsor a Child envelope. Envelopes can be returned in the Sunday morning offering or to the main office.
To learn more about Little Footprints Learning Center click here.
Ladies' Lock-In Featuring "Moms' Night Out"
Ladies' Lock-In Featuring "Moms' Night Out"
Bring your girlfriends and join us for a laugh-out-loud movie starring Sarah Drew (Keppner/Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (Sam/Lord of the Rings), Patricia Heaton (Debra/Everybody Loves Raymond) and Trace Adkins (country singer).
What’s the movie about? All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun– a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours…what could go wrong?
Just like in theaters… flavored popcorn, dessert, and coffee bar are available @ 6:45pm before the flick begins. We're meeting in the Great Room of the Youth and Family Ministry building across from our Main Building.
Need childcare? Reservations are required. Contact Peggy Clabough no later than Oct 22.
Men’s Breakfast – Saturday, November 1 from 8-9:30am, Fellowship Hall
Glenn Murphy will speak on “Mindfulness - Quieting the Restless Mind.” Don't miss this opportunity for a great time of food and fellowship with each other.
What is Tolerance?
We live in a culture that equally values and affirms all lifestyles and creeds. But, how can we faithfully preach Jesus and the Bible in a world that values tolerance more than truth? Underground Sessions will explore the complicated issue of Tolerance. We’ll enjoy a community dinner, participate in an interactive lecture and roundtable discussion with Q&A that challenge our world views. Invite your friends and feel free to bring your kids to this MBC multi-generational experience.
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MBC is serving on the Relief Bus
Serve with The Relief Bus
The Relief Bus (www.reliefbus.org) consists of two former school buses now customized into mobile resource centers to help the poor and homeless. Friendly faces serve up food and love demonstrating genuine care. This allows volunteers to discover other needs and then connect people to resources and faith-based programs which often transform lives and in many cases actually save lives. The Relief Bus provides a first step to freedom and new life for those in great need.
Volunteers from MBC help prepare the food and then go out on the Relief Bus to Newark, Harlem, and the Bronx on a regular basis - either monthly or more often.
Relief Bus serves again on Friday, November 14 from 5 to 10:30pm
Contact our MBC Volunteer Coordinator Tony Iannacone at email@example.com.