Major Repairs for the Church

Campaign Created by: Alberta Stewart

The funds from this campaign will be received by Alberta Stewart.

Goal: USD $60,000
Raised: USD $ 12,260

Replanting Woodfield Park Baptist Church

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

With my own eyes, I have witnessed the truth of this verse and the power of the Gospel. My father was a man who  was completely transformed by Jesus. I was seven years old when I heard 2 Cor. 5:17 for the first time. It was the first verse I memorized.

His six children all came to faith in Christ after His transformation. I am one of those children and a firm believer that this same Gospel can have an incredible impact on the Woodfield Park community.

The name of the replanted church will be New Creation Baptist Church. This is based on 2 Corinthians 5:17 which informs the vision and mission of  NCBC. We exist to see people transformed through a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.

Woodfield Park Baptist Church began on June 19, 1960, as a church plant of Kilbourne Park Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. The main purpose was to reach the main housing neighborhood of the Army.

The church has experienced a steep decline in attendance and reach over the years. Much of this is due to the changing environment around the church. The pastor and members of the church have been hoping and praying for a revitalization…in vision, in mission and effect through His church at Woodfield Park. God has called me to lead this new work. 

Immediate Needs

As you can imagine, with a church in decades of decline, there are a number of financial needs:

HVAC. There are several units that are not working at all. The ones that are working are over 25 years old. The original boiler that provides heat does not work and needs replacing. 

Plumbing. The water in the sanctuary building (where offices, classrooms and the baptistry reside) has a rusty, brown tint to it. The belief is that the cause is failing, rusty pipes. 

Gutters, windows and doors need to be replaced also.

New Creation Baptist Church will launch on January 7th, 2024. We are currently teaching the Word, preaching, building relationships, distributing food on Tuesdays, and holding special events as we prepare for the launch of NCBC. We are doing this in the secondary building called the Chick Chapel. We are praying that the major repairs will take place before the launch date so we can begin services in the beautiful sanctuary to fulfill our mission to see lives in the Woodfield neighborhood transformed by the power of Jesus.

We covet your prayers and hope you will be able to join us in this effort for the glory of God!

If you would rather write a check please write it to New Creation Baptist Church.

New Creation Baptist Church 1834 Morninglo Ln, Columbia, SC 29223

Blessings,

Pastor Ed Stewart

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UPDATES

Time flies!
February 24, 2024
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It is hard to believe all that has taken place in the past month! Attendance hovers around 50-60 each Sunday!  This month five individuals chose Jesus! Some received His gift of salvation, others chose to refocus on their relationship with Jesus.  Glory to God!

The addition of the security system and lighting of the property are a blessing. 

Valentines Day was extra special! Thirty six students and eighteen adults joined us for a brief time of sharing God's word and worship followed by games and crafts. It was so sweet to see parents and grandparents participating with their students! A catered dinner, photo booth, and door prizes sealed the deal!  I believe the night will be a precious memory for all who attended!

Speaking of students, our children's space is FULL! We average 25 ish children on Wednesday nights.  They are memorizing scripture and digging deeper into the Word in small groups.  Our meal times are a gift! Volunteers provide dinner and some even stay to serve and interact with the children!  

I could go on and on, but I will stop here.  If you want to see pictures and are on Facebook, here's the link. New Creation Baptist Church  Search @NCBCCola for our YouTube channel.

How can you help?  Of course, keep praying!  God is on the move!

  1. Volunteer: Provide Wednesday Dinner, come lend a hand on Wednesday nights, Woodfield Block Party on Saturday, April 20th 
  2. Donate to help defray the cost of the Block Party, help us pay the final amount owed on our Sound System, help us replace the church sign, and more

Ed, Andrew, and I count it a blessing to serve our Lord in Woodfield Park!  Thank YOU for partnering with us.

In Christ,

Alberta

Update #6
January 28, 2024
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Glory to God! The Lord has been providing and we are so grateful to Him! We had a glorious Evening of Worship on January 27th! Singing groups, Stepl and Tapestry led in worship. People from many different area churches participated, learned about the mission of NCBC and left rejoicing in the Lord! Thank you for praying and giving.  God is on the move!

Update #5
January 19, 2024
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Our first two weeks as "New Creation Baptist Church" have been glorious! We had 114 attend on Launch Day! The following week we had 73 in attendance!  God is on the move!  If you aren't already following us on Facebook, here's the link .New Creation Baptist Church Facebook Page

We also now have a YouTube channel where you can view the services. NCBCCola Youtube

Twenty-six students attended our student ministry kickoff and the following week 21 students. Generous donors purchased items from our Amazon Wish List to provide items we needed for the ministry.  The students were in awe of the changes in the space. (Check out our Facebook page for more)

As you know, planting or replanting a church is not an easy task.  We are grateful for your prayers and support.  Just yesterday we learned that we have an unexpected expense.  We have mice in the chapel!  That's where we have our nursery and preschool classroom, not to mention our kitchen. Would you be willing to help us with this? If you don't want to donate online, you may send a check written to New Creation Baptist Church and send it to 1834 Morninglo Lane  Columbia, SC 29223.

Philippians 1:1-6 I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

In His service,

Alberta


Update #4
December 20, 2023
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In less than twenty days we launch New Creation Baptist Church! So many have come together to make this happen! We feel the prayer support and know that God is at work. We are grateful for each volunteer who has helped with events, cleaning, painting, and all manner of manual labor. Many of you have donated financially which funds the projects that need to be done. A hearty THANK YOU to all!

We are prioritizing safety as we look at our “to do list”. Thanks to a generous donor, we will have a security system installed! We still have a balance due on the heating and air system, so we will wait on some other projects like gutters, parking lot repair, and sound system. 

We are blessed to see our church body worship and pray together, as well as work together assisted by caring people near and far. We can’t wait to see how the Lord shows up in might and power!

God bless you all!

Ed and Alberta

Update #3
November 22, 2023
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Praise report! Thanks to your giving, both online and via mail, we were able to have new windows installed! We were also able to put a down payment on heating and air for both buildings! Glory to God!

Thank you for partnering with us both financially and in prayer.

God bless!

Alberta

Tuesday Food Distribution
November 7, 2023
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Our neighbors have come to depend on the Tuesday food distribution we provide. Our partner Food for All obtains the donations, then volunteers sort and divide the food provided. Our guests line up in their cars and we deliver the food with a kind word and a smile. Several say they want to come to church on Sunday!

Your financial support will allow us to install heating and air in the space we use for this ministry. That same space houses our Wednesday children’s ministry.

Thank you!

Progress in the making
November 3, 2023
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Thank you for sharing our campaign with your friends and families! Many of you have donated, as well as prayed. 

 One of our projects is to replace the original windows. Our facility is used to reach the community. Please check out our Facebook page for more details.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064367632575

Blessings,

Alberta

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