NLBM gifts to double on Nov. 14 by Buck Griffith

CORPUS CHRISTI — Fight hunger, support children, improve health, reduce homelessness – right here in the Coastal Bend. You don’t have to live here to donate. You just have to love others as Christ does during the “Coastal Bend Day of Giving.”

During that 24-hour give-fest, people go online to and donate to the nonprofits who are the first to assist the neediest of our neighbors. This community give-together begins at midnight on Nov. 14 with a minimum gift of only $10.

Friends and donors who give to Family Upreach (dba, NewLife Behavior Ministries) on this day will see the gifts matched by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation up to $17,000. The first $17,000 will be matched but everything contributed will be given to the nonprofit.

NLBM reaches out to those who need help with behavioral improvement. We have developed a Bible-based curriculum that our teachers use for classes in state prisons, county jails, with offenders’ families, with ex-offenders, with those overcoming addictions, and with those who need help meeting life’s challenges. Texas, 43 other states and many foreign countries have approved and use the lessons. In addition, NLBM sponsors community 12-step support groups using the “Christians Against Substance Abuse” course.

This is the third year that NLBM has been listed among the 45 nonprofits benefitting from the event. Last year, we received almost $50,000. Help us go over that this year.

After contributing to NewLife Behavior Ministries, go ahead and donate to some of the other outstanding programs in our community. Visit to learn more about all the nonprofits. At, learn about how the agency reconciles individuals to God, families and society.


Come join the fellowship at the 4h Annual Hymns In The Hill Country

Area-wide Outdoor Singing

November 4,  2 p.m.

Activities Include:

Singing 2 p.m.

Congregational Meal Provided 5 p.m.

Pie social—Bring your favorite pie!


Camp Ben McCulloch

18301 FM 1826

Driftwood, TX 78619


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