Weekly Updates: March 29, 2018

Upcoming Church Events: 

  • April 1, 2018 - the 8:30am service will be replaced by an Easter Sunrise Service at East Lake Park, 8:00am, followed by a Potluck Breakfast at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Afterwards, we will join together for our regularly scheduled 11:00am 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 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!
  • April 28, 2018 - Church Work Day! 9:00am - 3:00pm, lunch is provided for all who participate.

Lenten Friday Fasts

Our Lenten Friday Fast program is wrapping up tomorrow with a focus on the global harvest 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 6:00pm - 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. 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

Come ready this Easter Sunday to practice after the breakfast! Contact our Worship Director, Paul Smallman, with other questions: psmallman@newcityeastlake.com

Church Work Day! 

Join us from 9:00am - 3:00pm on Saturday, April 28, at the church (or for any amount of time in between) for some painting, cleaning, planting, building, and organizing at the church! A pizza lunch will be provided for all who attend. So we know how much food to order, please email office@newcityeastlake.com if you plan to join. More details to come! 

Children's Ministry News

Volunteer requests for Easter Sunday's 11:00 am service are listed below:

  • Betty Harrison, Ann-Clair Vos, Judy Herweyer, Ben Huffine, Jaron Huffine, Al Herweyer

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.

Neighborhood News

ELLA Chattanooga is hosting their annual Book Fiesta on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm 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

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