Weekly Update: August 14, 2017

Capital Campaign

Due to a slight oversight this past week, the Capital Campaign will be collected this Sunday, August 20 during both services.

Latino Bible Study

Sunday, August 20: The Latino Bible Study will start at 4:15 p.m. followed by 3rd Sunday Prayer time at 5 p.m. this in the Gallery.

Pool Party Play Date!

You are invited to a play date at the Herweyer's pool (4711 Over Look Lane, Hixon TN) on Tuesday, August 15 from 10:30am-1:00 pm. Bring your own towels, sunscreen, and flotation devices. Pack a lunch and enjoy a morning with other moms and their kids! Questions? Contact Laini Huffine. 

Date Night Is Coming!

Friday, August 18th from 4:30-8:00 at New City East Lake.  This is a great opportunity to recharge yourself and your relationship!  Once a month we gather staff and children at our East Lake location and spend the evening playing, dining, crafting and movie-watching. Parents get to go out to dinner, catch a movie, run errands or just *be* for a few hours. Cost is $15/child or $25/family.  All ages of children who are WALKING and older are welcome. Time is from 4:30-8:00 PM.  Supper (GF options available) is provided.  The evening includes play time outside, crafts or games and concludes with a movie and popcorn. RSVP is a MUST and spaces are limited. **Please note that if you RSVP you are obligated to pay the rate as we need to hire teachers to staff the evening.**  OPEN TO ALL IN THE COMMUNITY!  Message me and reserve your spots today!  Children@newcityeastlake.com Laurie Eland Gienapp on Facebook or 423-605-4857

Free Community Health Screenings

FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH SCREENINGS at New City East Lake on Friday, August 18 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  The YMCA Healthy Living Program will be partnering with Choices Health Network, offering free health Screenings and Risk assessment including: Total cholesterol readings, triglyceride and A1C readings, BMI & HIV testing,  HIV/AIDS counseling, blood pressure management, plus referrals to community resources.  Please share with your neighbors and friends.

Dear East Lake Youth (ELY) Parents and Volunteers

Eva Castillo would like to invite you over for brunch on August 26 at 10:00 a.m. to host a discussion on the vision and direction of East Lake Youth. This is an event for Eva to get to know the adults better, it is for adults only, so please leave your youth at home. Come join us at 1034 Hibbler Circle, Chattanooga, TN  37412.  Hope to see you there!

New Members Class

The next New Members Class is scheduled for October 6 (7:00 - 9:30 p.m.) and October 7 (9:00 - 12:30 p.m.).  Make plans now to attend.  This class is not just about membership but also a great way to find out more about the ministry of New City East Lake.  


2017 Vacation Bible School

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. - 2 Corinthians 5:17

Our annual Vacation Bible School will begin with a kickoff Cookout Monday, August 31st at 6 p.m.

VBS will take place Tuesday through Friday. Dinner is served each night at 5:30 p.m. Programming will wrap up at about 8:15 each evening.


There will be programming and bible study for adults, youth, school age and pre-school children. Nursery is provided for the children of anyone involved in our program.

Children can be registered below:

Update: Hispanic Leadership Initiative

Update: Hispanic Leadership Initiative

Hola queridos,

I am finally back home in Chattanooga. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement along the way. The Lord knew I was going to need them. As you may imagine, being in Juarez, Mexico for six weeks had many highs and lows, and even culture-shock. Yet despite this, I am glad I visited. I am sure there are many things I will continue to process, but I will share some highlights of my last month there.

VBS is our biggest outreach of the year and requires a FULL CHURCH mobilization. This is a great opportunity to invite members of our community into our home. 

VBS is not only for children but for ALL AGES. There are many different areas for you to help. 

Dinner will be served each evening for volunteers and participants. 

Please find a way you can get involved!

Kick-off Carnival: 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 31

VBS Program: Tuesday - Friday, August 1 - 4

Dinner: 5:30 p.m.

Program: 6-8:15 p.m.



Weekly Update: June 8, 2017

Movie In The Park

The East Lake Neighborhood Association will be showing "Hidden Figures" at the East Lake Park (Duck Pond) on Friday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m. The concession stand will be open.

Camp ELECT Update

The kids are having lots of fun at swim camp this week! In preparation for next week of cam, June 12-16, we are asking for some specific donations (below) that can be dropped off in the church's foyer, in the Camp ELECT supplies boxes, on or before Sunday! If you have any questions about donations or volunteering during camp, email Jessica.Mazariegos@gmail.com or elect@newcityeastlake.com.

  • Manual pencil sharpeners (3)
  • Electric pencil sharpener (1)
  • Kid scissors (8)
  • Rulers (10)
  • Mini marshmallows (2,000)
  • Toothpicks (2,000)
  • Spaghetti (3 boxes)

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