Showing God’s love in a practical way…
Christians should be characterized by compassion and mercy – because our God is the “Father of all compassion and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).

Good News currently has several ongoing Mercy / Compassion ministries. You are invited to be a part of this effort to show the love of God in a practical way. Any help is appreciated. Couples, families or Life Groups serving together are welcome. Cash donations to support these ministries are welcome. For more information call the Chapel office at 508 226 2916 or send e-mail to info@gnbc.org

 

The ACTS 4:32 FUND

“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.” – Acts 4:32love in action 2

The GNBC Acts 4:32 Fund was established at the request of the elders to provide for the practical and financial support of those in the Good News family. Requests from individuals in the community for food, or other types practical and emergency assistance are also met from this Fund. The Acts 4:32 Fund is administered by the deacons and is funded by the generous sacrificial gifts in the weekly offering of those who attend Good News.

Over the years, hundreds of thousands of dollars from The Acts 4:32 Fund has been used to support families when the breadwinner is out of work, help individuals with unmet medical expenses, and provide for general assistance to single moms. Any who are regular attendees of Good News and find themselves in financial or other material need should call the church office at 508 226 2916 or contact the deacons at deacons@gnbc.org about support from The Acts 4:32 Fund. The deacons have been instructed by the elders to ask a few basic questions about the nature of the need, the current financial situation and how best to meet the request.

 

The HARTFORD PROJECT

I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done for us—yes, the many good things he has done … according to his compassion and many kindnesses.” – Isaiah 63:7THP Logo 1

Each summer a team of students and adults from GNBC treks to the inner city of Hartford, CT for The Hartford Project, a week-long partnership with Hartford-area churches to show the love of God in simple and practical ways. The GNBC team runs daily gospel-themed programs in parks for kids, leads door-to-door prayer walks in target neighborhoods, participates in community projects, and serves meals at inner city church-based soup kitchens. At night the GNBC team camps out on the pews of a local church after a evening-long review and celebration with other THP teams of what God is doing in Hartford. For more information on how to be part of The Hartford Project, contact the church office at 508.226.2916 or email to info@gnbc.org.


LYNN (Love Your Neighbor Now) Ministries – Serving the homeless of the Greater Attleboro area

“… Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:39LYNN Ministries

A team of volunteers from GNBC serves with the LYNN Ministries team to build relationships with the homeless population of the Greater Attleboro area while bringing necessary personal care products like toothpaste and deodorant, feminine care products, warm socks, gloves and hats in the winter, and clean t-shirts in the summer. These semi-monthly meet-ups develop redemptive relationships where prayer happens and the gospel can be shared. If you want to serve Jesus and the homeless in His name, call the church office at 508.226.2916 or send an email to info@gnbc.org/


Second Chance Clothes Logo“Second Chance Clothes” – GNBC’s Free Clothing Distribution

“I needed clothes and you clothed me…” – Matthew 25:36

The last Saturday morning of each month hundreds of pounds of “new to you” clothes are given away here at the Chapel free to those who need them. The free clothes make it easier for those in need who are choosing between clothes, food, the rent or electricity this month. Your help is needed to sort new donations, set up tables, lay out the clothes, serve the guests and then pack up and store the clothes until next month. If you would like to serve on the Free Clothes team, contact the Chapel office by calling 508 226 2916, or email to info@gnbc.org


CELEBRATE RECOVERY

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” – John 8:36CelebrateRecovery41

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-Step Recovery Program based on 8 Recovery Principles derived from the Beatitudes — a 12-Step program where our Higher Power is Jesus Christ. This opportunity is for anyone and everyone with any hurt, habit or hang-up that has been an obstacle to discovering the abundant life that has been promised to us in Jesus Christ. CR meets every Monday evening from 6:30-8:30PM at GNBC, 235 West Street, Attleboro.  For more information call 508.226.2916 or send an email to info@gnbc.org.


The GREATER BOSTON FOOD BANK Project – Free supplemental food for seniorsGreater Boston Food Bank

Jesus said, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

Each month the Greater Boston Food Bank distributes over 2,000 pounds of free supplemental food to seniors in Attleboro and the surrounding communities of Rehoboth, North Attleboro, Seekonk and Norton. The 36′ GBFB truck stops first at GNBC and volunteers offload hundreds of pre-packed boxes for seniors which are then re-loaded into trucks and cars for transport to the community partner agencies that actually hand out the food to pre-qualified seniors. Join us at 8AM for an hour unloading and reloading trucks on the third Wednesday of any month and serve your neighbor in Jesus’ name!


The SHELTER OF EACH OTHERThe shelter of each otheer logo 2

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2

Serving individuals and families in immediate need, The Shelter of Each Other is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that provides one-time grant assistance to help with rent. TSoEO is supported in part by the weekly offerings at GNBC. For more information or to donate directly call the Chapel office at 508.226.2916 or email to info@gnbc.org.


“City Supper” – The GNBC Soup Kitchen

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…” – City Supper LogoMatthew 25:34

Each Tuesday evening of the year, the City Supper team at Good News prepares and serves dozens of free meals here at the Chapel to those in the community who need a meal. Your help is needed and welcome to prepare and donate food, to prepare and serve the food, or just to sit and have dinner and a conversation with our guests. For more information, or to serve Jesus with the City Supper Team, contact the Chapel office at 508 226 2916 or send an email to info@gnbc.org

 

Compassion PicThe Annual COMPASSION SUNDAY Project

Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.” – Matthew 18:5.

Each year around May, Good News joins with hundreds of other Christian churches across America to host Compassion Sunday. The program features a video of the work of our ministry partner, Compassion International, an international Christian relief organization through which individuals and families can sponsor children in need. We hear the stories of people from Good News who have sponsored the care of a child in the previous year. And there is an opportunity after the service for you to select a child you would like to sponsor for $32 per month. This support provides schooling, basic school materials and a nutritious meal for your child. In turn the sponsored child writes letters to their sponsor during the year, establishing a personal connection. For more information, call the church office at 508 226 2916 or email to info@gnbc.org