Weekly Updates: March 22, 2018

Upcoming Church Events: 

  • April 1, 2018 - the 8:30 am service will be replaced by an Easter Sunrise Service at East Lake Park, 8:00 am, followed by a Potluck Breakfast at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Afterward, we will join together for our regularly scheduled 11:00 am worship service. For the breakfast, please bring food according to the first letter of your last name: A-G = sweet; H-N = Savory; O-Z = fruit.  Bring enough to serve your family plus 6-8 other people.
  • 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 East Lake, please contact the church office at office@newcityeastlake.com
  • April 17, 2018 - next scheduled East Lake Session meeting. 
  • April 21, 2018 - Tennessee Valley Presbytery Meeting hosted by New City East Lake. If you are interested in learning more about our denomination's presence in the greater Chattanooga area, you are welcome to attend! 

New Church Email Addresses

As of March 5, 2018, our church office and all New City East Lake staff have new email addresses. 

Church Office - office@newcityeastlake.com
Jim Pickett - jpickett@newcityeastlake.com
Yvonne Terney - yterney@newcityeastlake.com
Scott Schindler - sschindler@newcityeastlake.com
Eunice Mendoza - emendoza@newcityeastlake.com
Paul Smallman - psmallman@newcityeastlake.com
Laurie Gienapp - lgienapp@newcityeastlake.com
Kara Cadwell - kcadwell@newcityeastlake.com

Children's Ministry News

This Palm Sunday (3/25), all kids are welcome to join a procession with palm branches at the beginning of both the early and late services. Parents, please have your kids at the church 10 minutes before the service begins to line up so that they can get their palm branches. All ages are welcome to participate!

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!  


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.

Lenten Friday Fasts

Our Lenten Friday Fast program is continuing this week with a focus on our local harvest (part two), and has been posted to our website here: www.newcityeastlake.com/lenten-friday-fast
Tomorrow's fast will conclude with a time of corporate prayer at the church from 6:00 pm - 7:00pm

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

Easter Choir! 

It's choir time! Please join us as we sing "Hosanna" by Kirk Franklin on EasterSunday. No previous experience or long rehearsal commitments necessary.

We will be meeting during the gathering time (10:00 am) this Sunday, March 25, for practice. 

If you have any desire to sing with us, please do. It is always a fun and worshipful experience. Not to mention this is one of the best songs ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syMrLWeq-Hc

For more information, contact our Worship Director, Paul Smallman, at psmallman@newcityeastlake.com

Neighborhood News

  • 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! Below is an excerpt explaining the origin and purpose for this event. 
"Book Fiesta is a literacy event celebrating Children’s Day/World Book Day and is based on the picture book, ‘Book Fiesta’ written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Rafael Lopez. In this book, children celebrate Children’s day by reading stories with their friends and families in a series of magical settings painted by Lopez. We want kids to experience this book in tactile ways, so we are creating larger than life decorations based on the book’s illustrations, having read alouds with some of our favorite picture books, and facilitating fun activities based on our book selection. These activities are designed to engage whole families across various cultural backgrounds, and our hope is to see families all joining in to play and read together, getting to know their neighbors, and creating habits of play that bring their families together and help our little ones learn and grow. There will be reading and gardening, painting, and soccer, bubbles and chalk all afternoon long. Come play with us!! " 
  • 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