The Care Effect
"The Care Effect" is our church-wide strategy to experience the power of caring in the city that care forgot. Over the last five years of The Care Effect, we have discovered that CARE changes us. We have seen that CARE changes others. We believe that CARE changes the world.
City Care deploys FBNO members into the city to express the love of Christ through word and deed. Most City Care opportunities occur on Wednesday nights following our 5 pm fellowship meal. The opportunities are diverse and begin at different times - click on any specific ministry below to find out more about it. It is our hope that you can find a City Care opportunity that utilizes the talents, gifts and passion God has given you.
Rivarde Juvenile Detention Center (Bible Study & Mentoring)
Orleans Parish Prison (Bible Study & Mentoring)
Community Care will feature taking hot meals cooked in our kitchen to homebound persons within and outside of our church fellowship. We are inviting guests and members to supply names of others who might be blessed by a nutritious meal each Wednesday. The meals will be ready at 4:45 pm and may be delivered any time before 8 pm. Appointments will be made for the home visits. Community Care includes visiting our friends in hospitals and nursing homes. Names and addresses will be provided. To volunteer to deliver meals, contact
Our Small Groups gather to reach out to their members and guests. All necessary information and supplies for calling, sending a card, or emailing are available in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Any Small Group member or leader can access the information any Wednesday. Small Groups can update their communication lists, write cards to their members, and discover the status of those who have been absent.
The Care Effect Prayer Effect
For daily prayer reminders on you digital devices, sync one or both of the FBNO prayer calendars. The document below contains links needed to import/sync these calendars to your device or web-based calendar.
For more information about The Care Effect (watch videos)
Contact Christi Gibson at
*The meal beginning at 5:00 pm is available to all as is a Wednesday night Bible Study. For Wednesday night activities for children and youth, click on the appropriate link under "ministries" to the left.