Congregational Meeting

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As you all are aware, we have a scheduled congregational meeting this upcoming Wednesday, April 25, at 6:00pm. We will be discussing several important matters to our church and request that all members make every effort to attend! All non-members are also most welcome to attend, but are not eligible to vote. The items on the docket are as follows:

  1. Election of new and returning deacon, deaconess, and elder candidates

  2. An update from our pastoral search committee 

  3. A review and vote on the following amendments and proposals to our ByLaws: an amendment to clarify the start and stop dates for officer termsan amendment to remove the restriction of our three stated congregational meetings to particular monthsa proposal for the creation of a permanent Finance Committeeand a proposal for the creation of a permanent Personnel Committee

  4. General announcements about church summer plans, church staff, and other exciting updates coming soon!

For amendments to the two items currently in our ByLaws, all new proposed language is in GREEN. All corresponding amendments and proposals are accessible through the links above. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns before Wednesday's meeting, please feel free to email Scott Schindler, Executive Director of New City East Lake, at sschindler@newcityeastlake.com

Thank you for your dedication and love for East Lake. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday! 

Weekly Updates: April 20, 2018

Upcoming Church Events: 

  • April 21, 2018 - Tennessee Valley Presbytery Meeting hosted by New CityEast Lake. If you are interested in learning more about our denomination's presence in the greater Chattanooga area, you are welcome to attend! There is a worship service from 9:00 am - 10:15 am. 
  • April 25, 2018 - All church congregational meeting at 6:00 pm. Items to be discussed are 1) election of new elder and deacon candidates; 2) search committee update; 3) staff and personnel update, and 4) proposal to amend the church bylaws.  The proposed amendment(s) will be sent out prior to the meeting. 
  • April 28, 2018 - Church Work Day! 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, lunch is provided for all who participate. We will primarily be painting, cleaning, and planning for future projects at the church. Childcare for preschool children will be provided from 9:00 am till 12 noon.  Register for childcare, providing children's names and ages, to lgienapp@newcityeastlake.com.

Children's Ministry

Nursery workers for Sunday's services are listed below:

8:30 am – Betty Harrison, Katelyn Newsome, Amy Smith, Laurie Gienapp
11:00 am – Betty Harrison, Anne-Claire Vos, Ben Huffine, Lizzy Ross, Jaron Huffine, Laurie Gienapp

If you are interested in participating in the Children's Ministry program on a rotating basis, please email our Children's Ministry Director, Laurie Gienapp, at lgienapp@newcityeastlake.com. We would love your help! 

Welcome, New City East Lake Babies!

On April 11, church members Jason & Leona Lewis Hill welcomed Atticus Tobias Hill. He weighs 10 lbs. 4 oz. and 22 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well! Let's love on this family by taking them a meal. Meals should be prepared for two adults and four children. Please access the meal train schedule here www.TakeThemAMeal.com/WZYB6108.  There's a couple of days open that need to be filled.

On Tuesday, April 17  Paul and Abbie Smallman welcomed Myra Emelia Smallman.  She weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz. and was 22 inches long.  Everyone is doing well.  A meal train has been set up by friends and they have asked that we include an invitation to their church family. Let's love on this family by bringing them meals. Please make enough for at least 2 adults, keeping in mind that they are dairy and gluten free!  Please access the meal train schedule here: https://www.TakeThemAMeal.com/PLBT6214

ELECT Summer Camp Interns! 

Camp ELECT at New City East Lake is actively recruiting for our summer camp program! ELECT Camp is an extension of the semester tutoring program, offering discipleship, academic enrichment and support to the working families of our community. We are looking for people who love children, are team players and who are committed to sharing their love of the gospel through thought, word and deed. Summer Camp for interns begins the last week of May and finishes up the week of July 23rd. All interested parties will be hired through the YMCA, but will receive training and oversight from the ELECT Director. All inquiries should contact Kara Cadwell at kcadwell@newcityeastlake.com

Please feel free to share this opportunity with people outside the church as well as those who belong to our congregation! Click below for the full job description. 

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/2e149746eb7e89866a6479451/files/bb092c00-e61d-41b5-9880-3b9eddb6e022/ELECT_Summer_Camp_Intern.pdf

East Lake Montessori

East Lake Montessori is a preschool ministry partner with New City East Lake! We meet at the church Monday-Thursday from 8:30-1 and endeavor to create a high quality Montessori preschool experience for our children and for the children of EastLake. We have a few openings remaining for 18 month -4 years olds for the fall (beginning August 15th). Toddlers only meet Tuesday/Thursday. Preschoolers (3-4) may attend either the Monday-Wednesday class or Tuesday-Thursday class. The cost is $200/month and there is a $25 sibling discount. Please contact Bethany Lane at newcityeastlakemontessori@gmail.com for more information or to schedule a tour! 

Neighborhood News

  • Chattanooga Sports Ministries is gearing up for their ten-week summer program starting the last week of May! They are currently looking for 5 male head coaches, 25-30 hours a week, compensation included. Housing in or near Highland Park for one of our male coaches is needed. Please let us know if you are interested in coaching or helping host! Call or email Katelyn Newsome for more information, 423-280-1107katelyn@csm.is
  • House for Rent in East Ridge, owned by Mark & Tannia Bowers.  The location in only 9 minutes from downtown & 5 minutes from New City East Lake.  For more information, access:  chattanooga.craigslist.org/apa/6555739503.html then contact Mark at jmarkbowers@gmail.com if you are interested.

Youth Group at NCEL

New City East Lake holds a youth group every Sunday evening from 6:00 - 7:30pm at the church, including games, snacks, worship, and a gospel message. All 6th-12th graders are welcome to attend!  
 

Weekly Updates: April 5, 2018

Upcoming Church Events: 

  • April 13-14, 2018 - the dates for the New Members Class have changed! Childcare will be provided for the duration of the class.If you are interested in signing up or learning more about membership at Eastlake, please contact the church office at office@newcityeastlake.com
  • April 21, 2018 - Tennessee Valley Presbytery Meeting hosted by New CityEast Lake. If you are interested in learning more about our denomination's presence in the greater Chattanooga area, you are welcome to attend!
  • April 25, 2018 - All church congregational meeting at 6:00 pm. Items to be discussed are 1) election of new elder and deacon candidates; 2) search committee update; 3) staff and personnel update; and 4) proposal to amend the church bylaws.  Proposed amendment(s) will be sent out at a later date.
  • April 28, 2018 - Church Work Day! 9:00am - 3:00pm, lunch is provided for all who participate.

Children's Ministry News

Nursery workers for Sunday's services are listed below:

  • 8:30 am – Betty Harrison, Annie Terney, Jose Ocando, Laurie Gienapp
    11:00 am – Betty Harrison, Lizzy Ross, Anne-Claire Vos, Charity Martin, Leyda Juarez, Nick Gienapp

If you are interested in participating in the Children's Ministry program on a rotating basis, please email our Children's Ministry Director, Laurie Gienapp, at lgienapp@newcityeastlake.com. We would love your help! 

Youth Group at NCEL

New City East Lake holds a youth group every Sunday evening from 6:00 - 7:30pm at the church, including games, snacks, worship, and a gospel message. All 6th-12th graders are welcome to attend!  

T-Shirts

There will be t-shirts available for sale this coming Sunday at 10:00 am in the foyer! Toddler sizes are available on a first come, first serve basis, and adult and children's sizes are still available for the price of $10 for adult sizes and $8 for child sizes.

Neighborhood News

Book Fiesta

ELLA Chattanooga is hosting their annual Book Fiesta on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the East Lake Park! Here's an update from ELLA Chattanooga:

Greetings!
It's that time! We are now officially in Book Fiesta prep time. It's only a little over a week until our favorite day of the year, Book Fiesta! on Saturday, April 14th, from 1-4 at East Lake Park.

If you've never been to Book Fiesta before, it looks a lot like this, and is a family-friendly day all about play and learning and reading and exploring together & celebrating all the cultures present in our neighborhood! 

We've got some big and really fun plans for this year-- including a visit from Rafael Lopez, the illustrator of the book that inspired it all! AND visits from artists from all over the city! And also... well... let's just say there's going to be a LOT of yarn. 

We're looking for volunteers, but we also deeply value rest & play. 
So if you'd like to volunteer with us, would you fill this form out for us?
(And pass it along to a friend?)

The rules are that if grown-ups come, they may play or read. We love making other opportunities to give out papers and stuff like that, but this particular day is all about play & building relationships. No papers please, just play.

And if you (and/or your family, your grandkids, or your little brother) just need some down time, then will you just come join us as a participant? 

We know how hard you work & we think you are pretty great, so you figure out what you need, and we would love to see you and have y'all join us at this year's East LakeBook Fiesta.

Are you on Facebook? Follow us here to keep up with news, see sweet pics and videos! Siguenos en facebook! ;) *Here's the event page on Facebook

Say yes?  Plan to attend!
Thanks!
Audrey Menard
Creative Director, ELLAChattanooga
Art Lab Teacher, East Lake Elementary

Chattanooga Sports Ministries

CSM is gearing up for their ten week summer program starting the last week of May! They are currently looking for 5 male head coaches, 25-30 hours a week, compensation included. Housing in or near Highland Park for one of our male coaches is needed. Please let us know if you are interested in coaching or helping host! Call or email Katelyn Newsome for more information, 423-280-1107katelyn@csm.is