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New River Community Church of God

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Livestreaming Sundays 10:45am

Have you been baptized since you believed?Baptisms Wed. May 12 and Sun. May 16

All welcome!

Contact Pastor Steve if you're interested.

For ALL Families:

A few years ago the Churches of Sneads Ferry invited Walk Thru the Bible to Sneads Ferry and held two different Saturday workshops to help people learn the BIG picture of the Bible. Some of you remember it well... It was AWESOME! I just learned today about a way to include your family in this FOR FREE! Check it out on YouTube. It's called "Step into the Story" and is for ALL AGES. It will truly be a blessing to all who participate. Enjoy!

Dear NRCC Family, 

1. NRCC is worshipping together in-person on Sundays!  

We have two services: 8:30 am & 10:45 am, We will continue with 6’ social-distancing and sit every other row in the Sanctuary. 

Please use hand sanitizer when you enter and exit the building. Thanks to the volunteers who help sanitize the Sanctuary after each Service. Masks are up to your personal choice.

If anyone is afraid or not feeling well, etc. please stay home until you feel ready for in-person worship.

The Ushers will help seat people before and during worship. 

For Communion, the Ushers will wear gloves and will be the only ones handling the Communion Plates. Each worshipper will pick up their stack of the wafer and juice. The Offering plates will be available at the exit.

The Facebook Livestream will continue indefinitely at the 10:45am Service.

Things aren't exactly back to normal, but we're together again! And we are learning best practices as we go along.

2. The Lord has allowed NRCC to purchase land for future ministry! The 12.73 acres are located at 2105 Hwy. 172 in Sneads Ferry. I hope you’ll take a few minutes and walk the land. It is beautiful! We have walked the property several times and it is good, buildable land, with only the very back .66 of an acre is wetlands. There are a couple of pictures below.

Vision Team 2020, a long-term visioning team has been formed and is meeting to seek God's direction for the long range view. Once the visioning is done, a team will form to develop the long-term Master Plan for the property. After that we will focus on Phase 1 blueprints and construction. Of course, funds are needed for all of this. Your designated offerings for the Building Fund are welcome and encouraged. 

Please pray for God’s will to be done in this matter. We all want to follow the leading of the Lord in everything…especially in something so important to the ministry of NRCC. 

We had an AMAZING workday on Sept. 19. A total of 49 people showed up to help! That's a record for NRCC! We really got a LOT of work done. Thank you to all who helped. Enjoy a few pictures below.

In His Service,

Pastor Steve on behalf of the Leadership Council

KIDS CAMP   For more information, Click HERE!

*Pioneer Club Now meeting!!!

Wednesdays 7-8pm

Ages 3 through grade 5.

It’s GREAT for your kids!

Learn life skills

Learn the Bible and about God

Earn badges

YOU are invited to grow in Christ

in our Wednesday small groups: Pioneer Clubs, Middle School, High School, Men’s and Women's Groups.

Having trouble



Ephesians 4:32 (NIV2011) says, "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." I know I need to forgive...but how? The following booklet provides some very practical, biblical help. Click on Six Stages of Forgiveness to start your journey in forgiveness. 

Click here for Youth News!


The Young Adult Ministry meets the

1st Sunday of each month, 5pm at the Church!

And every Sunday morning at 9:45 for Young Adult's Sunday School.

Click HERE for more information.

52 Ways to Invite Someone to Church

"The simple act of inviting friends and acquaintances

to your church can impact eternity."

Click here to check out this practical article on creative ways to invite people to Church. 

Can We Trust The New Testament?


Click on this picture to check out this brief video. Here is a comparison of manuscript evidence for the New Testament compared to the manuscripts of other ancient works. Thank You God for Your reliable, trustworthy Word!


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:

Be a difference-maker!

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:


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


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.