Weekly Updates: February 22, 2018

Upcoming Church Events:

  • February 23, 2018 - Black History Month Panel and Discussion, 7:00pm 
  • March 4, 2018 - Women's Ministry lunch immediately following Sundaymorning worship. This lunch is for women who have signed up to mentor or to be mentored, as well as a time to connect mentors and mentees. Questions? Contact Amy Brown at women.newcity@gmail.com.
  • March 16-18, 2018 - Women's Retreat, for more information or to register, please contact women.newcity@gmail.com. This is the last Sunday to register!
  • March 23-24, 2018 - New Members Class. If interested, please contact the church office at ncelpca@gmail.com!
  • April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunrise Service at East Lake Park, 8:00am. 

Black History Month - Panel and Discussion


Join us at 7:00pm on Friday evening for a conversation and discussion with members and leaders of our church! Moderated by Pastor Jim Pickett, the panel discussion will focus on ways that our church invites and accepts minority members of East Lake to participate in the life of our church body, specifically considering where we have possibly created hidden or invisible barriers for these members of our community to participate. 

Panel members include Bryan Holland, Rowena Williams, Michele Pickett, and Carl Cadwell. Coffee, tea, and light snacks are provided. 

Lenten Friday Fasts 


Recently, Katelyn Newsome approached Pastor Pickett with something God has laid on her heart - that our church is in an important season and needs to be fasting and praying together during Lent. Since then, Pastor Pickett and Katelyn have been working on a Friday Fast Program for every Friday during the season of Lent.  TheseFriday Fasts will conclude with a time of corporate prayer at the church from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. 

Each upcoming Thursday (including today) we will be posting that week's FridayFast guide to our website at www.newcityeastlake.com/lenten-friday-fast. Each post will contain the guide for that Friday, including scripture passages, the specific focus of that fast, and other important information. We will also be handing out paper copies this coming Sunday on the information table in the Gallery. 

Please join us in this season of fasting and prayer for our church and the spreading of God's Kingdom in East Lake! 

Gatherings

Gatherings will be happening this Sunday, February 25, from 10:00am - 10:50am! We will have three different gathering options for adults, one for high schoolers, and nursery and childcare for kids through elementary school. 

  • Women's Ministry Team - a gathering for women focused on learning to study the word more thoroughly. Located in room 206. 
  • Latino Ministry (in Spanish with translation) - Join Eunice, Katy, and Raquel as they teach how to understand the Bible in context, with an emphasis on increasing biblical literacy. Located in the Conference Room and beginning at 9:30am. 
  • Question and Answer - Come ready to discuss any questions related to past sermons, theology, ministry in East Lake, or any other thoughts. Located in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Youth Gathering - join our youth leadership team as they work to build fellowship and spiritual discipleship with high schoolers. Located in room 106. 

Weekly Updates: February 15, 2018

Upcoming Church Events

  • February 18, 2018 - Sunday evening prayer at the church, 6:00 pm. 
  • February 23, 2018 - Black History Month Panel and Discussion, 7:00 pm 
  • March 16-18, 2018 - Women's Retreat, for more information or to register, please contact women.newcity@gmail.com!
  • March 23-24, 2018 - New Members Class. If interested, please contact the church office at ncelpca@gmail.com!
  • April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunrise Service at East Lake Park, 8:00 am. 

Gatherings

Gatherings will begin again this Sunday, February 18, from 10:00 am - 10:50 am! We will have three different gathering options for adults, one for high schoolers, and nursery and childcare for kids through elementary school. 

  • Women's Ministry Team: a discussion-based study for women on Jen Wilkin's Women of the Word. Located in room 206. 
  • Latino Ministry (in Spanish with translation): join Eunice, Katy, and Raquel as they teach how to understand the Bible in context, with an emphasis on increasing biblical literacy. Located in the Conference Room and beginning at 9:30 am. 
  • Question and Answer: come ready to discuss any questions related to past sermons, theology, ministry in East Lake, or any other thoughts. Located in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Youth Gathering: join our youth leadership team as they work to build fellowship and spiritual discipleship with high schoolers. Located in room 106. 

Women's Retreat

The deadline is approaching for registration. Please register online here, or at the church until Sunday, Feb. 25. The retreat will be held March 16-18 at Camp Skyline in Mentone, AL, with speakers Michele Pickett and Laini Huffine. Cost: $50 or $35 for students (scholarships are available). Any questions may be directed to women.newcity@gmail.com.

Weekly Updates: February 8, 2018

Gathering Kickoff

We will kickoff our 2018 Gatherings on Sunday, February 11. Breakfast will be served while we hear about upcoming Gatherings.

Capital Campaign Offering

We will be collecting for the capital campaign during both services on Sunday, February 11.

Third Sunday Prayer

We will have our Third Sunday Prayer Meeting on Sunday, February 18 at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Panel Discussion

We will hold a panel discussion in honor of Black History Month on Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m.

Women's Ministry News

Women's Gathering: Women of the Word

  • Gatherings start back in full swing on February 18th and go through May. We will be going through Jen Wilkin's book, Women of the Word (no prep work is required, but buy the book for around $8 if you like!)

Women's Retreat: Dwell "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly"

  • March 16-18 at Camp Skyline in Mentone, AL (we are staying in the Riverside Lodge)
  • Speakers: Michele Pickett and Laini Huffine
  • Cost - $50 or $35 for students (scholarships are available)
  • Register online here or at the church until February 25th

Latina Night

  • April 13th (more details to come)
  • This will be a great opportunity to fellowship with our Latina sisters and learn more abou their culture.

Weekly Updates: February 1, 2018

Congregational Meeting This Sunday

We will have a called congregational meeting this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Breakfast will not be served, but coffee will be available.

Communion Sunday

We will celebrate communion this Sunday during both services.

Gathering Kickoff

Sunday, February 11 will be our Gathering Kickoff and information Sunday.  BREAKFAST will be served in the Fellowship Hall at which time we will also hear about Gatherings scheduled for the next several months.

Marriage Seminar

We have been invited to participate in a marriage seminar with New City Fellowship - Glenwood.

Friday, February 2nd  

Dinner - 5:00 - 6:00 pm for couples
Showing 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 3rd
Breakfast - 8:00 - 9:00 am for families
Showing - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm childcare provided

Couples! Come hear Paul David Tripp at his " live-streamed" marriage seminar at New City Fellowship.  Childcare is available on Saturday. Cost is FREE however, you need to register at this link:

Contact Laurie Gienapp at laurasgienapp@gmail.com or 423-605-4857 by 2/1/18 to reserve your childcare spot.

In addition, the seminar can be live streamed from your own home or personal device and is available whenever you are available to watch it until March 31, 2018.  More information may be found on Paul Tripp's website: PaulTrip.com