Weekly Update: March 18, 2007

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.

Weekly Update: March 15, 2017

East Lake Montessori School will host parents and/or interested congregants during the Gathering time this Sunday, March 19.

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 position of Director of ELECT is open.  Information about the job and the program can be obtained on our website: here.  We are very thankful for Amanda Paris and Rachel Himebook for their willingness to fill in during this process.  We are also very appreciative for our ELECT volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email aeparis1975@gmail.com or text Amanda at 423-364-4930

During the Congregational Meeting on March 26, Nursery and Sunday School will continue as scheduled for kids through 5th grade.

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:

  • Sunrise Service at East Lake Park at 8:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast at 9:30 a.m.,
  • 11:00 a.m. service at New City East Lake

Sunday, March 26 - Prayers for Healing, 8:30 &11:00 a.m. services

March 31 - April 2 - Women's Retreat, Pigeon Mountain, Lafayette, GA

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

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.

April 28 & 29 – New Members Class.  Let us know if you are interested in attending the classes (Friday 7 - 9 p.m. & Saturday 9:00 - 12:30 p.m.) by emailing the church office at ncelpca@gmail.com.

Weekly Update: March 7, 2017

Thursday, March 9:

  • New City EATS at 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall
  • Spaghetti Dinner - 6:30 p.m. at 1009 S. Greenwood Avenue.  Contact matt.r.pulford@gmail.com with questions.

Friday, March 10: 

  • DATE NIGHT! 4:30-8:00 p.m. All children (walking) through 5th grade are welcome! The cost is $10/child or $20/family. The evening includes activities, crafts, supper and a movie with popcorn. Spaces are limited so RSVP to save yours ASAP. Contact: Laurie Gienapp LaurasGienapp@gmail.com

Sunday, March 12:

  • Capital Campaign Offering will be collect during both the 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services.
  • Daylight Savings time begins at 2:00 a.m.  Set your clocks ahead one hour.

Sunday, March 19: 

  • East Lake Montessori School will host parents and/or interested congregants during a gathering hour.

Donations Needed:

Children's Ministry and the littles we support are in need of donations of snacks (crackers, pretzels, chips, fresh fruit/veggies, cereal, Gluten Free treats...), paper plates and small disposable cups. If you can contribute anything, it will help!  Donations can be left in the Children's Wing on the table or in Laurie Gienapp's office. Thank you for your help in advance!

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 this 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 LauraSGienapp@gmail.com