Weekly Updates: October 3, 2017

Congregational Meeting

We will have a congregational meeting on October 29 immediately following the 11:00 service. We will meet during a potluck lunch.  Please bring food according to the first letter of your last name: A-H brings a main dish, I-M brings a side or two, N-Z brings dessert.  NCEL will provide drinks, plates & utensils.  Make plans now to attend.  This will be the time to nominate deacon, deaconess, and elder candidates. 

New Members Class

Just a reminder that this is your last chance to register for the New Members Class that will be held Friday, October 6 (7:00 - 9:30 p.m.) and Saturday, October 7 (9:00 - 12:30 p.m.) On Sunday, October 8 lunch will be provided for all who attended the classes, immediately after the 2nd service in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a time to meet and greet the leadership of New City East Lake. Interviews will take place after lunch. New members will be received as members on Sunday. March 22 during the 11:00 service. If you are interested, please email admin@newcityeastlake.com to register.

If you are attending New City East Lake as a member of New City Fellowship and wish to transfer your membership to East Lake, please contact Scott Schindler at schindler.sc@gmail.com. The requirements to transfer membership from NCF are different from attending the class.

Capital Campaign

We will be collected money for our Capital Campaign this Sunday, 10/8 during both services.

Sunday Morning Breakfast

Breakfast is served during the Gathering time on the 1st Sunday of each month!  Financial donations are welcome and encouraged. Let's help support and encourage this ministry.

Worship Leader's Seminar

There will be a seminar for worship leaders at NCEL October 14 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Please contact Paul Smallman (music@newcityeastlake.com) with any questions and to let him know that you will be attending

Women's Ministry

NCEL is planning to launch a Women’s Ministry in January and as we prepare we would like to spend intentional time in prayer during the Gathering hour. We will start the second Sunday of October, the 8th and we will meet in the room upstairs to the right, Room #206

ESL (English as a Second Language)

ESL classes meet each Sunday from 3:45-5:45 pm. Would you please pray diligently with Eunice to see if God is calling you to serve Him by helping out this fall in this great ministry? We need people to help show the love of God in words and in deeds. We need volunteers to help with teaching the adults and to help with the Kids club. Please contact latinos@newcityeastlake.com

East Lake Montessori Work Day

ELM is having a work day on Friday, October 20th, from 4-7 pm. Dinner & childcare provided. TO DO: Painting, cleaning, finishing up the bathroom, painting lessons, building a garden box and steam cleaning the carpets in the toddler room. Supplies needed: flush light fixture, light switch plate. 2 step wooden step stool, bathroom mirror, wood for garden box. Please contact Bethany Lane with any questions. 423-653-4332.  Everyone is welcome!

Give to MNA For Hurricane Relief Work

NCEL Diaconate is collecting supplies to send to hurricane victims in Texas and Florida.  This effort is in conjunction with Mission to North America.  Please access MNA's website for additional information Click to see how to assemble a bucket  You can also go to pcamna.org to get details on how to put a bucket together along with additional information.  Lists are also available in the Gallery on Sunday mornings. We are asking NCEL folks to consider giving various supplies on the list, make a complete bucket, or make a financial contribution (payable to NCEL & designate for "disaster buckets").  Home Depot buckets (with lid) are the best option for less than $5.00. The diaconate will then put buckets together and will get them to the MNA warehouse in Atlanta.  This will be an ongoing collection for future disasters.  Buckets are needed immediately for devastated hurricane victims in Texas and Florida.  In addition to assembling buckets, contributions of diapers and baby formula would be greatly appreciated due to the huge demand in these affected areas.  All questions should be directed to Jim Terney at jim.terney@gmail.com or text him at 423.322.8477.  Thanks in advance!