Spring greetings! We are enjoying more sunshine and warmer temps as you probably are too. The trees are budding and flowers are reappearing after a chilly winter in the South. Sights and sounds of new life abound in this Lenten season.
We just wrapped up our Deep Water "Red Print" Bible study of Mark and will announce plans for our next study after a short break.
In this newsletter we highlight our celebration of restored identity at our February Princess Party and visits to Project Lighthouse and Baskervill food pantry with our Food truck ministry. We also announce our annual Mother's Day weekend Plant Sale Fundraise and our fall Women's Retreat. Mark those calendars!! We tend to think that we are offering the blessing but so often WE are the ones hugely blessed by the people we serve. To see the Holy Spirit in action at our ministry events is life transforming for us. Come, taste & see! ------- Acton
As part of our mission to help restore people to their God-given identity, we are so excited that NBISC is the beneficiary of a grant to plan several "support, refreshment and encouragement" retreats for the staffs of New Directions, Sea Haven, Project Light house, and Friendship Place. These staffs have been inordinately stressed through the pandemic, serving tirelessly on the front lines to the homeless and poor populations of Georgetown and Horry County. In doing so, they serve tirelessly on behalf of their clients, yet often don't receive the acknowledgment or time for self-care and refreshment that they need. Please pray for us as we work out the logistics to best benefit this population of servants. Our retreat dates are September 9 and 16, 2022. Email us at Info@nbisc.org if you'd like to help out.
Princess Party in Georgetown
In February, we hosted our 4th Princess Party at Prince George Winyah for a dozen Georgetown area princesses. The ladies attend weekly group sessions at Riverside Behavioral Learning Center and some are graduates of the Friendship Place boot camp. NBISC's own Cyndi Garris gave an inspirational message to the women about the power of God's healing and love in her life and she sang a special song the Lord gave her called "Daughter of the King."
Our princesses were treated to a gourmet breakfast, gift bags and a photo of themselves to remember the day. It was a time of tears and blessings. We were thrilled to have 15 volunteers, including 7 women from Mt. Pleasant, share the blessing of the day with us. We are most generously invited by Rector Gary Beson to use the church facilities regularly for events. We're excited about planning a summer Princess Party here. Stay tuned about how you can participate.
Inner Healing Retreat
Acton and other NBISC volunteers had the pleasure to come alongside Shannon Davis, a Licesnsed Professional counselor and NBISC volunteer for an intimate "Inner Healing" weekend retreat for a fabulous group of women seeking restoration in their lives through Jesus. The retreat was made possible by Waccamaw Community Foundation, Jamie Beard, Friendship Place and Riverside Behavioral & Learning Collaborative and NBISC.
All the women who attended are members of a therapeutic support group at RBLC that is led by Shannon and Acton. The retreat focused on their relationship with Jesus, inner healing of life trauma, relaxation and fun.
Celebrate EARTH DAY April 23 at the CRHSC Community Garden
Carolina Human Reinvestment SC (CHRSC) hosted it's annual EARTH DAY celebration on Saturday, April 23 from 11 am to 4 pm.
The NBISC food truck served over 70 free lunches from noon to 2pm. Guests learned about this amazing garden project that provides hundreds of pounds of fresh produce a month to feed hungry people in Georgetown county. There were crafts and activities for kids, live music, tours of the garden, a plant sale and more.
COMING THIS FALL!
NBISC ANNUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT
NOVEMBER 18-20 AT OAK ISLAND, NC
We are returning to Fort Caswell at Oak Island NC this year for our fall retreat. Friday November 18 thru noon on November 20. Mark your calendars. More information and registration information to follow.