Weekly Updates: March 1, 2018

Upcoming Church Events: 

  • March 4, 2018 - First Sunday Breakfast and Fellowship will take place this Sunday, March 4, from 10:00am - 10:50am.  Coffee and food will be provided by the church.  Please join us!
  • 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 further information or questions about the weekend, 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, 8:00am. 

Children's Ministry Update

What's happening in March?

  • Sunday programming for Nursery, Preschool and School-age children is available during the early and late service. 
  • Activities are available for the children during the Gatherings from 10:00 – 10:50.

What are we doing each week?

Our Preschool classes are focusing on Foundation of Bible Doctrine and the School age classes are learning about serving God.  Below is next week’s lesson plan focus.  Please note that Easter-related worksheets and Sermon Notes are available in the foyer for children who attend the sermon.

  • Preschool - Jesus, our Savior and Son of the Living God
  • School-age - John the Baptist Prepares a Way

Who is serving this coming Sunday? 

Thank you to all who help show God’s love for us to these little hearts every Sunday!

  • 8:30 am service and gathering hour - Tatania Hall
  • 11:00 am service - John & Mary Catherine Schimpf and Abigail Davick   

Presently, our Children's Ministry is in need of volunteers to assist teachers each Sunday.  Additionally, we need consistent teachers to implement the week’s lessons (already prepared!) and hall monitors to support teachers and volunteers  If you are interested in participating in this important ministry within our church, please contact Laurie Gienapp at LauraSGienapp@gmail.com or (423)605-4857

Opportunity to Serve

Let's rally and take Betty Harrison meals for the next few days as she recovers from a recent trip to the hospital.  She is home and improving.  Please access the meal train at www.TakeThemAMeal.com/ASAY6015. The password for the page is MissBetty.

Lenten Friday Fasts 

Our Lenten Friday Fast program is continuing this week with a focus on our Senior Pastor search. Tomorrow's fast will conclude with a time of corporate prayer at the church from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Additionally, this week's Friday Fast has been posted to our website at www.newcityeastlake.com/lenten-friday-fast

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

First Sunday Breakfast

This month's Breakfast and Fellowship will take place Sunday, March 4, from 10:00 am - 10:50 am. Coffee and food will be provided by the church. Gatherings will resume next Sunday, March 11. Please join us!

Neighborhood News 

This week is Read Across America week, which means that elementary schools in East Lake are looking for volunteers to come and read a book during school hours. If you are available anytime between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Thursday and Friday of this week, come and read at East Lake Elementary School. The goal is one reader for each class, each day! Please contact Heather Herweyer at heather.jones150@gmail.com if you are interested or have further questions.

East Lake Neighborhood Association Meeting on Monday, March 5 at 6:30 pm at the East Lake Senior Center, located adjacent to East Lake Park.