Children and Youth Christmas Program

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Sunday, December 10th at 10:00 a.m.

The children and youth will share their Celebration of the Season.

Reception To Follow

A reception will follow the program prior to the 11:00 a.m. service in the Fellowship Hall. We would love to celebrate the different cultures and traditions that God has given us. Please help us celebrate by bringing finger foods (& recipes!) to share. We would love to have a variety of cultural and family traditions represented. Food can be dropped off in the kitchen by 9:30 to prepare the reception area.

Important Rehearsal Information

SATURDAY: Dress rehearsal will be held on Saturday, December 9 from 10:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. A pizza lunch will be provided

SUNDAY: Children should report to the Children's wing by 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morning. Please come in appropriate costumes. If no instructions have been given, please dress in all white (sweatpants, t-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts etc.)

Weekly Updates: November 28, 2017


Expression Engine Christmas Concert

The Expression Engine will perform their Christmas concert this Friday, 12/1/17 at 5:30 p.m. at New City East Lake. Also, if you order items/gift on Amazon, go to the Amazon Smile site and pick East Lake Expression Engine for your charity. Part of what folks purchase on this site will go to Expression Engine. 

All Church Breakfast This Week

We will have our monthly all-church breakfast this week, Sunday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday School classes will not meet this week.

Pray For The Pastoral Search Committe

Remember to continue praying for our elected Pastoral Search Committee as they review resumes, talk with candidates, and work through the search process while seeking the Lord's direction to brin the man of His choice to New City East Lake.


An Invitation

You and your congregation are invited to come experience the joy of Christmas at Covenant College’s annual Christmas celebration on Thursday, December 7, or Friday, December 8. Free tickets are available at for the concerts in the chapel, and VIP parking can be reserved for $5.

The concert will focus on the theme, “Marvelous in Our Eyes,” which calls attention to the fact that our appropriate response to reflecting on Christ’s first advent is a sheer wonder, awe, and praise. The evening will feature many Covenant musicians, including:

  • Brass Choir
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Chamber Singers
  • Covenant Chorale
  • Covenant Singers
  • Flute Choir
  • Jazz Ensemble

Cocoa, carols, and cookies will be waiting for all attendees under a tent on the Overlook immediately following each concert.

Doors for the concert will open at 6:30 p.m., and the concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.

You can learn more about the concert and reserve tickets by clicking the link below.

We hope to see many from your church there!

Reserve Tickets!

From the Bulletin: November 27, 2017


Gatherings meet at 10:10 a.m. on most Sundays except the first Sunday of each month due to our all church breakfast.

Q & A WITH THE PASTOR - led by Pastor Pickett, this gathering meets in the Fellowship Hall

LATINO BIBLE STUDY - meets in the Conference Room, # 202 (upstairs to the left)

WOMEN'S GATHERING - NCEL is launching a women's ministry in January but until then we would like to spend time together in prayer and fellowship. We meet in room #206 at the top of the stairs and to the right.

YOUTH GATHERING - This gathering is for middle and high school age students. We meet downstairs, to the left, in Room #105

Children and Youth Christmas Program

A Children and Youth Christmas program is scheduled for Sunday, December 10th during the Gathering/Sunday School Hour. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Laurie Gienapp at if you have any questions.

Ministry Needs:

PAPER PRODUCTS - It is the end of our year and our budget is about tapped. We still need paper towels, toilet paper, snacks and cups to tide us over until 2018. If you can contribute anything towards this need, please leave items on the table in the Children's wing. Thank you in advance.

PICTURE FRAMES - the children's ministry is looking for old picture frames of all sizes, shapes, sorts, and styles. Anything that you may have sitting around collecting dust would be welcome! The children will be "refurbishing" them and using them to display their artwork on the walls. Please leave any frames on the table in the children's wing. Thank you!

News from the Nursery

In order to give our workers and volunteers some time off over the holiday season, there will be NO children's programming (nursery, Sunday School, or Children's Church) on Sunday, December 24th and Sunday, December 31st. All programming will resume on Sunday, January 7th, 2018.


8:30 a.m. and Gatherings - Betty Harrison, Julia Culver, Sarah & Joanna Ward, Tatiana Hall, Laurie Gienapp

11:00 a.m. - Betty Harrison, Anne-Claire Vos, Audi Juarez, John & Mary Catherine Schimpf, Abigail Davick, Laurie Gienapp