Good's Helping Hand is an outreach ministry of New Beginnings. It is primarily supported with revenue from SCRIP sales (learn more about SCRIP below). The funds are used to assist persons with unexpected or emergency situations, i.e. car repair, rent, medical, bills, groceries, etc. God's Helping Hand is adminstered by Pastor Carter, and the Ministry Team of the Church. Need assistance yourself? Contact the church office.
God's Helping Hand
SCRIP is fundraising while you shop. You can help those in need by buying what you already buy. You buy retail gift cards through our Church's SCRIP program at face value, and our Church buys the gift cards at 1-13% less than face value (varies by retailer). The difference between face value and what the Church pays = earnings for the Church. For example if you bought a $100 Cabela's gift card, you would buy it for $100 from the Church, and the church would buy it for $89 from the SCRIP program, and the $11 saved would go into God's Helping Hand fund to help those in need. If you need help signing up, contact the church office and let us know.
How to use SCRIP
1. You can order through our SCRIP coordinator, who is available via email: contact here. Our SCRIP coordinator can assist you with placing an order, or obtaining gift cards from the inventory on hand. You can also request order forms for SCRIP gift cards.
2. You can set up a ShopWithScrip account online to buy cards online (you can print them, or use them for online shopping). You can also reload gift cards that have been purchased through the Church's SCRIP program (learn more about reloading here). You can also set up a PrestoPay account, which links your bank account and allows you to make convenient and safe online payments (including through your mobile phone).
To set up a ShopWithScrip account: go to https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ then click on the "Register" button in the top right hand corner. Once there, click "join a Scrip program." Then enter our Church's enrollment code (Please contact the church office to obtain the code). Then follow the on screen instructions.
Once you have an account, you can learn more about PrestoPay and set up your PrestoPay account by following these online instructions.
Check out the video instructions below, to help you get started, once you have an online account.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT GOD’S HELPING HAND
1. Kroger Community Rewards –
Shoppers earn donations to New Beginnings U. M. C.by using their Kroger Plus Shopping Card when making purchases. If your card is not registered with Kroger Community Rewards, you can do so by going to www.krogercommunityrewards.com .
The church account number is available by contacting the church office at 740-363-2092
2. Amazon Smile.
If you order on amazon, visit smile.amazon.com instead. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.You will be prompted to select an organization that you want to support. Search for "New Beginnings United Methodist Church" and select us.