Protecting the Temple of God — Your Body

Brother Marvin Young taught a self defense course to the New Beginnings general body.

He covered legal provisions for the usage of physical force in defense.  Brother Young taught New Beginnings how to protect one’s interest, property and property.  By explaining strategies for safeguarding yourself from bodily harm, he empowered the church community.

He emphasized vigilance; pay attention to your surroundings.

Brother Marvin Young is a Correctional Officer.  He has several years of experience in criminal justice, and has been a member of New Beginnings Ministries for more than ten years.



On Saturday, March 1, New Beginnings held a Black History Breakfast.

Along with delicious food, the event featured two guest speakers, Elder Delores Hawk and Sister Jessica Hawk, M.Ed.  Elder Delores Hawk is a retired educator, and lived through the Civil Rights Movement.  Sister Jessica Hawk has a Bachelor’s degree in History as well as a Masters in Special Education.  They are both powerful public speakers and shared exciting Black History information.

The breakfast fundraiser began at 10 a.m. and was brought to you by our Sunday School Ministry.  Tickets were $15 and purchased at Wednesday Night Bible Study and Sunday services.

For more information, contact Sister Sandra Hawk at


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New Beginnings kicked off the New Year by introducing a new program for members. Partners in Christ is a mentoring program designed to fulfill the individual needs of church parishioners.

People of all ages filled out applications to become enrolled in this new, exciting, year-long development. Partners in Christ intends to build confidence in both the mentor and mentee by developing interpersonal and communication skills.

Participants will be involved in one-on-one apprenticeships, spiritual development and extra-curricular activities.

Mentoring will benefit New Beginnings by enabling us to fully utilize our human resources, create lasting relationships, and discover talents while building existing skills. Jesus mentored his twelve disciples, and our goal is to become more like Christ.

For more information on the Partners in Christ Ministry, contact Brother Nichols Kohn, or Sister Jessica Hawk at

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Church members age 18-35 formed to create the Young Adult Action Committee. The Committee is divided into three auxiliaries: Communications, Community Outreach, and Member Development.

The Committee provides programming to the New Beginnings members, and to the Jacksonville community.

Life Skills Enrichment classes, lively additions to traditional services, social media involvement, community festivals and more will take place this year under the direction of the YAAC.

To get involved, or provide support to the committee, contact Elder Douglas Hawk at

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The New Beginnings Ministries of Jacksonville Youth Ministry is continuing its traditional annual Black History Month Program. This year the program will highlight schools named after African-Americans, both past and present. The Youth will make presentations dressed in character as the African-American trailblazer they are representing.

Expect to experience riveting presentations on Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, William M. Raines High School, R. L. Brown Elementary, Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School, Rufus E. Payne Elementary and more.

The program will take place February 23 during the Sunday Morning Worship Service at 11:15a.m. All are welcome to stay after service for a soul food sampling reception.It is important to study our past, so we can move forward as a community.

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:4 (NIV)

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The Member Development Auxiliary of the Young Adult Action Committee works to bring inspirational entertainment to Sunday Service. In January, the committee reprised Youth Sunday. Youth Sunday was a New Beginnings tradition in its early years. Members of the Youth Ministry conduct the entire service, including reading scripture, prayer, and ministering in the Praise and Worship service.

Pastor Hawk brought forth the Word from Psalms 148:1-14 entitled “Praise Him, Praise Ye the Lord.”

Youth Sunday teaches children discipline, public speaking, and church etiquette. Children involved have improved communication skills and self-confidence. It also benefits the church parishioners and the community-at-large to see children worshipping the Lord.

Children can be involved in the Youth Ministry without being members of the church. To get your children involved in positive spiritual enrichment, contact First Lady Hawk at


“And do not neglect doing good and sharing; for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

Hebrews 13:16 gives voice to one of New Beginnings Ministries’ main focuses this year. In an effort to win souls and make disciples, the church is presenting the first ever New Beginnings Festival. We are offering a day filled with resources that will provide the people with a fresh start in their lives.

We are welcoming anyone who is interested in improving their lives. This includes people dealing with drug addictions, joblessness, homelessness, poverty, disability, family conflicts, grief and more. We are offering prayer, as well as being a liaison to community organizations.

The Independent Living Resource Center, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Young Lives, Operation New Hope, Youth Crisis Center, City of Jacksonville,  and the City Rescue Mission will be in attendance, along with other community service organizations.

Expect free Resurrection services like free haircuts and beauty gift bags for kids 12-years-old and under.  Check out our Kid’s Corner, featuring  including a crafting station, face painting and and egg themed games.

Food will be offered at a barbeque style concession stand, along with jamming music and dynamic live performances by the NBMJ Youth Choir.

The festival will be held at New Beginnings Ministries located at 1836 E. 11th St., Jacksonville, FL 32206. We welcome the entire family to fellowship us on Saturday, April 19 from 11 am – 3 pm. 

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