NBMJ hosting spring community festival

New Beginnings Ministries of Jacksonville (NBMJ) is hosting it’s second New Beginnings Festival. The festival will take place on March 19, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. It will be held outdoors at NBMJ located at 1836 E. 11th St. Jacksonville, FL 32206.

The festival will include four main elements: resource fair, kid’s activity section, concessions and live entertainment.

New Beginnings Ministries welcomes families of the East Side community who are interested in improving their lives. This includes people dealing with ex-offender issues, joblessness, homelessness, poverty, disability and poor health, at-risk youth, teen motherhood and more. We are offering prayer, as well as being a liaison to helpful community organizations.

The resource fair will feature local non-profits including the Sulzbacher Center, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Youth Crisis Center, Clara White Mission and the ILRC of Northeast Florida.

A crafting station will be available in our kid’s section along with other games and activities. There will be a performance from the Holley Twinz and every hour, the NBMJ Youth Choir will give live performances. Randomly selected attendees will receive raffle prizes every hour.

By investing in the lives of the community with the New Beginnings Festival we are committing to a better, healthier, more productive Jacksonville.

Eventbrite link: http://newbeginningsfest.eventbrite.com

New Beginnings Ministries of Jacksonville was founded in 2002 by Dr. Michael J. Hawk, Pastor. Our goal is to win souls and save lives with the motto, “Elevation, not Condemnation.”New Beginnings Festival Flyer.PNG

Pressing Toward the Mark of Spiritual Growth

Title: Pressing Toward the Mark of Spiritual Growth

Scripture Reference: Psalms 1:2


-Meditation will keep you from aggravation

-If you are rooted and grounded, your fruit will be founded on the word

-Don’t wither away, meditate and stay fresh all day

-Prosperity, success and all of God’s best is yours when you meditate

Hallelujah Night 2014

New Beginnings invites you to Hallelujah Night 2014.

This event serves as our annual Halloween alternative. This year, we are also using this as a night to celebrate New Beginnings branching out into social networks.

You can now find New Beginnings on Facebook, Twitter, instagram, Vine, Youtube, and Google Plus.

Members of the church or party-goers do not need to be on the aforementioned social media sites to attend the party. There will be a social media tutor on hand to explain the function of the social media sites listed and why the church has chosen to be a part of social networking.

People attending the party should wear all white clothes and be prepared to walk the fabulous white carpet.

Hallelujah Night kicks off at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Expect to play trivia, games, eat tasty appetizers, celebrate Jesus and dance the night away.

















Testimony: Elder Doug and Sister Sandra Hawk

Elder Douglas Hawk is New Beginnings Ministries’ Minister of Music.  Sister Sandra Hawk heads up the Sunday School Ministry.  Sister Rebecca Hawk was involved in the Usher Ministry, Dance Ministry (Exalt Dance Team), and Youth Praise Team.

God is still God! We experienced the hardest test any parent can experience and that is the death of our youngest daughter, Rebecca. When Rebecca died our hearts were broken. We were in a state of shock, disbelief and pain; so much pain. There are many sleepless nights. We miss our baby ever single day. During this difficult time we know we were being carried by the Grace of God.

Through it all we knew Pastor Hawk and Lady Hawk were praying for us continually. We could feel their prayers. We also know that our New Beginnings Ministries church family was praying for us. Though we’re still in great pain, we understand that everything is working together for our good. As we stay faithful to God, believe in His word and continue to gather with the saints we’ll get stronger every day.


Testimony: Sister Patricia Blair

Sister Patricia Blair and her husband Deacon Anderson Blair have been members of New Beginnings Ministries for several years.  She is a member of the Usher Ministry, and also helps out on the Hospitality Committee. 

I could not eat, sleep, nor lay down.  The only way I could stop the pain was to stand up.  I was not saved at the time this happened.  But let me tell you something, I could not describe the pain – all I knew is I had to get to a hospital.  When my husband came home for lunch break, I was at the door waiting on him.

We went to the emergency room.  They rushed me in the back.

The doctors informed me that I had a heart attack, and that I needed three stents in my arteries, which were blocked.  No blood could flow to my heart.

I want to thank God for giving me a heart of a servant.  I thank him for lifting me up when I was down.  I want to thank Him for saving my soul and for making me whole.

New Beginnings Ministries of Jacksonville