Weekly Update: May 16, 2017

Congregational Meeting

New City East Lake Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to elect candidates to the offices of deacon and deaconess and to elect the Pulpit Committee.  

A Latino Ministry fundraising dinner will begin at 5:30.  $5 per person with a family maximum of $15.  To further help support the Latino Ministry fundraiser, please bring a dessert to share.  

Childcare will be provided during the meeting. 

NCEL To Host Latino Pastors Network

The Latino Pastors Network will have a guest speaker, Rondell Treviño, Pastor at Woodland Presbyterian Church, and Founder/Director of Memphis immigration Project discuss the Biblical perspective of immigration. The date of the event is May 21, 6:00 - 8:00 at New City East Lake.

Childcare will be provided and will include pizza, snacks & activities for children of all ages.  Please RSVP childcare needs to LauraSGienapp@gmail.com or text Laurie at 423.605.4857.

Third Sunday Prayer Rescheduled

Third Sunday Prayer will be rescheduled for the month of May.  Details to follow.

New Members Class

New Members Class is scheduled for June 23 & 24.  This is a greatly way to learn more about the ministries of New City East Lake.  If you are interested in attending, please send your name and contact information to ncelpca@gmail.com.

Expression Engine Music Camp

Expression Engine will be conducting a Music Camp for students entering K-5 from June 5 through July 14 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.  The camp will consist of three hours of instrumental and musical lessons.  The cost is $60 per week.  The camp will be held at New City East Lake.  To register, visit www.eastlakeexpressionengine.com

Weekly Update: May 1, 2017

Date Night

Date night is scheduled for Friday, May 5.  Make your plans nowFor additional information, contact Laurie Gienapp at laurasgienapp@gmail.com

Looking For East Lake Families

Green Spaces is looking for East Lake families to participate in an energy efficiency study. They will be meeting at Michal & Bethany Lane’s home on Thursday, May 4th, from 6-8 p.m.  Dinner will be provided.  Please contact Bethany at mvuaazul@hotmail.com

Conversation on Immigration Reform

First-Centenary UMC (419 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN  37402) will be hosting a discussion event with FWD.us on May 3rd at 6 pm. All who are interested in being a part of this conversation are welcome to attend. FWD.us is a bipartisan organization that harnesses the best of the advocacy and technology sectors to tackle tough political problems and issues that are critical to the United States’ knowledge economy.  Their mission is to mobilize the tech community to support policies that keep the “American Dream” achievable in the 21st century.  Their current policy focus is Immigration Reform, built on the following three principles:  1) Strengthening our Families and Economy; 2) Sensible Border and Interior security, and 3) Providing a Pathway – rejecting absurd proposals for mass deportation and creating a pathway to legal status and citizenship. 

East Lake Montessori Hiring Preschool Assistant

East Lake Montessori is hiring for the Preschool Assistant position for the 2017-2018 school year, August - May. Experience preferred but not required. M-Th, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., for $10 per hour. Latinos are encouraged to apply. Please pick up an application in the gallery or email newcityeastlakemontessori@gmail.com.

Table Top Needed

East Lake Montessori needs to replace the table top in the nursery. It's got strong legs, but the top needs to be replaced. Please contact Bethany Lane for more information.

Host Families Needed

Chattanooga Sports Ministry is looking for three families who are willing to house our coaches as they work with the kids in our community. The season lasts from May 22nd - July 30th, so if you are willing or would like more information, please contact Katelyn Newsom at katelyn@csm.is or 423-280-1107. Thank you for your support!

Weekly Update: March 18, 2017

Grow Hope Earth Day Plant Sale

  • Saturday, April 22 9a-7p
  • Peppers, tomatoes, herbs, flowers, fruit trees
  • All sales support Grow Hope Urban Farm at Hope for the Inner City
  • Free seeds with every plant purchase! 
  • Plant list can be found here.
  • Any questions or more info, contact Joel Tippens at 423-991-3388

Third Sunday Prayer will be held on April 23 at 6:15 p.m.

April 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. - Visions of Hope Annual Fundraising Banquet.  Hope for the Inner City will be celebrating 10 years of engaging and empowering their neighbors for the Glory of God.  Randy Nabors will be the guest speaker. This fundraising event will be held at their facility located at 1800 Roanoke Avenue, Chattanooga, TN.  Reservations required - call 423-698-3178 or email mblack@hope4theinnercity.org 

April 28 & 29 – Come join us at the New Members Class. This is not just a membership opportunity but a way to find out about the church, the community, and our ministry.  Let us know if you are interested in attending by completing the tear-off portion on the back of this bulletin and placing the form in the offering plate or email:  ncelpca@gmail.com.

April 28 - 30 -" Book Fiesta Weekend" presented by Greenspaces, Empower, Ella & Expression Engine at East Lake Park.  In addition to "The Pool" art installation by artist Jen Lewin, Expression Engine & Seaux Chill (Nabil Ince) will perform on April 28 starting at 7:30 p.m.  On April 29 from 2 - 10:30 p.m. books come to life at the Book Fiesta presented by ELLA, and  events conclude on April 30 from 7:30- 10:30 with open play and music. For additional information: http://www.greenspaceschattanooga.org/book-fiesta     

Weekly Update: March 4, 2017

Easter Celebrations

Palm Sunday - April 9: The children's praise team will participate in the 11:00 a.m. service. Contact Laurie Gienapp for additional information.

Easter Sunday Schedule - April 16: 

  • 8:00 a.m. - Sunrise Service at East Lake Park
  • 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall 
  • 11:00 a.m. - Worship Service at New City East Lake with Communion

Easter Breakfast

Please bring food for the Easter Breakfast according to your last name:

  • A-K bring a savory dish (breakfast casserole, sausage biscuits, potatoes, etc.)
  • L-Z bring a sweet dish (cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, fruit, etc.)

Bring enough to serve at least 12 people. Make sure your food is pre-cut and has a serving utensil. Please feel free to bring several dishes. Food can be dropped off at the church as early at 8:00 a.m. before going to the Sunrise Service at the park. 

Help is needed to set-up and take down tables and clean up. Contact Joanie Gammell (jmgammell@yahoo.com) or ncelpca@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

EXPRESSION ENGINE SPRING CONCERT: Thursday, April 6, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. - The Expression Engine will have their Spring Concert at New City East Lake.

DATE NIGHT: Friday, April 7, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Make your plans now. For additional information and to sign-up, contact LauraSGienapp@gmail.com or call her at 423-605-4857.

EAST LAKE MONTESSORI OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 -11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to come and visit the classroom and have some of your favorite kiddos show you some of their favorite lessons. Enrolled and interested families are encouraged to attend. Our ELECT families are especially invited that day. ELM needs a bench for the children to sit on during pick up time. We would also like to replace the table top in the nursery. It's got strong legs, but the top needs to be replaced. Please contact Bethany Lane for more information.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN SUNDAY: April 9 - We will be taking up our monthly Capital Campaign offering

NEW CITY EATS: Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.

3RD SUNDAY PRAYER: PLEASE NOTE - Our Third Sunday Prayer Meeting has moved to April 23 at 6:15 p.m.

VISIONS OF HOPE ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BANQUET: April 25 at 6:00 p.m. - Hope for the Inner City will be celebrating 10 years of engaging and empowering their neighbors for the Glory of God. Randy Nabors will be the guest speaker. This fundraising event will be held at their facility located at 1800 Roanoke Avenue, Chattanooga, TN. Reservations required - call 423-698-3178 or email mblack@hope4theinnercity.org

NEW MEMBERS CLASS: April 28-29 - Please let us know if you are interested in attending by emailing ncelpca@gmail.com.

BOOK FIESTA WEEKEND: April 28-30 - Presented by Greenspaces, Empower, Ella and Expression Engine at East Lake Park. In addition to "The Pool" art installation by artist Jen Lewin, Expression Engine & Seaux Chill (Nabil Ince) will perform on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. On April 29 from 2-10:30 p.m. books come to life at the Book Fiesta presented by ELLA, and all events concluding on April 30 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. with open play and music. For additional information go to: greenspaceschattanooga.org.

Weekly Update: March 21, 2017

Congregational Meeting:

Congregational Meeting Sunday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m. to nominate Pastoral Search Committee.  There will be a time of discussion of the committee process and the nomination process.  Nursery and Sunday School will continue as scheduled for kids through 5th grade. Make plans to attend.

Easter Choir:

The Music Department wants to get together an Easter choir to sing a special anthem on Easter Sunday. Rehearsals will start on March 26th. If interested please contact Paul Smallman or Bryan Holland for more details. 

The Admin Committee needs help!  

We are calling on the many gifts within our congregation to head-up our Easter Sunday Breakfast.  If you feel like you are gifted in organizing and facilitating events and would like to get involved with our Easter Breakfast, please contact Yvonne Terney at ncelpca@gmail.com

Easter Sunday Schedule:

  • 8:00 a.m. - Sunrise Service at East Lake Park
  • 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. Worship Service at New City East Lake with Communion

PALM SUNDAY CHILDREN'S PRAISE TIME

The children of New City East Lake will begin practicing their contribution to the Palm Sunday services on 4/9/17.  Starting Sunday, March 12th, they will be using the Sunday School period (10:15-10:55) to rehearse. The latter part of Children's Church for the Elementary Students during the 11:00 service will also be used to review their songs. Contributions of fresh fruits, vegetables, drinks, cookies or other treats are needed for the celebration for the children on Palm Sunday - contact Laurie Gienapp 423-605-4857 or LauraSGienapp@gmail.com

Chattanooga Sports Ministry:

CSM is excited about the quickly approaching summer season! We are looking for 3 families who are willing to house our coaches as they work with the kids in our community. The season lasts from May 22nd-July 30th, so if you are willing or would like more information, please contact Katelyn Newsome at katelyn@csm.is or 423-280-1107. Thank you for your support! 

Date Night:

April 7, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Make your plans now. 

Hope For The Inner City Banquet:

April 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. - Visions of Hope Annual Fundraising Banquet.  Hope for the Inner City will be celebrating 10 years of engaging and empowering their neighbors for the Glory of God.  This fundraising event will be held at their facility located at 1800 Roanoke Avenue, Chattanooga, TN.  For additional information or to RSVP, please visit. www.hopefortheinnercity.org or call 423-698-3178.

New Members Class:

April 28 & 29 – New Members Class.  Let us know if you are interested in attending by sending an email to ncelpca@gmail.com.