Graduation Sunday – May 21

April 21st, 2017 by

 

 

If you have a graduating high school senior, we want to celebrate this incredible milestone with you on Sunday, May 21, during the 10am service!

Please email Erica Stephenson at erica.stephenson12@gmail.com, by May 7 with your graduate’s full name, high school they are graduating from, a senior picture, and their plans for the future.

Holy Communion and Holy Week 2017

April 20th, 2017 by

 

Holy Week is a special time of year as we reflect and remember the sacrifice Jesus paid for sins.

 

This year, Holy week was observed from April 9  starting with Jesus’s last arrival into Jerusalem in what is remembered as Palm Sunday. Holy Week concluded with the remembrance of his crucifixion on Good Friday on April 14.

You can watch the family of New Covenant Church remember this special time of remembrance in our video recap here.

Community Easter Egg Hunt 2017

April 20th, 2017 by

 

The  Community Easter Egg hunt was held on April 8, 2017.

 

You can watch our video recap here.

Building Bridges with Plastic Eggs – A Thank You

April 13th, 2017 by

 

 

As we prepared for the event that morning you heard colorful plastic eggs being snapped together, about 5000 in total, before they were thrown out on our front lawn. You smelled the grill being fired up for another great picnic.

 

 

 

You heard our 100 Days of Summer  music playlist in the background setting the stage for a worshipful day. You smelled the sugar rising from the 200 candy bags that were sitting on the welcome table. You saw several of us setting up the Easter Story Egg sets on tables in the courtyard. So much preparation from so many from our church family goes into a day like this.

 

We talk about this gathering being one where we build a bridge to our community. Both as a whole and on an individual level – person to person. As I continue to hear the stories of that morning I am convinced that this is exactly what we did. From a family who has now come to 3 community events in a row who were recognized by a familiar face when they came back (Fezziwig’s Christmas Party, Elf Movie Night, Easter Egg Hunt), to conversations that were had with families who were putting together the Easter Story Egg sets – we are building a bridge of relationship.

 

I don’t know where God will take these bridges that we are building, that’s up to Him. It is on us to be faithful with who and what he puts in front of us. This is what we do together.

 

So thank you for praying generously, for snapping eggs together, for putting baggies full of 11 tiny pieces together for the Easter Story Egg sets, for cooking hotdogs and making cupcakes, for stepping out of your comfort zone to meet someone new, for capturing the day in pictures, for decorating the tables, for donating candy, and SO MUCH MORE!

 

 

Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.”

Matthew 10:5-8 MSG

Vacation Bible School – July 24 – 28

April 1st, 2017 by

Making plans for Summer?  Be sure to include VBS!   Ages 3 years (potty trained) through entering 6th grade.  The theme for this year is “Mighty Fortress”.  Contact Jane Trnka at jcthrc@aol.com for more information or to sign up to volunteer.

Summer Sunday School (June – August)

March 31st, 2017 by

We are looking for about 18 people who would like to invest in the lives of our kid’s at New Covenant on Sunday mornings this summer! Many of the teachers and song leaders who lead throughout the year take a break during the summer, and so we are looking for a commitment of to 1-2 times per month during the summer months. Please contact Chris Reilly at 407-699-0202 for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt Candy Needed

March 30th, 2017 by

 

The candy donation basket for the egg hunt is out in the foyer.

Please donate individually wrapped candy.

Marriage Small Group

March 30th, 2017 by

John and Susan Stevens will be hosting up to 5 couples at their home for a marriage focused small group. Meeting on 8 Sunday afternoons from 12:30 (after 10:00 am service) until ~3:30, beginning March 26th. The meeting includes lunch as a couple with conversation starter questions, a video from the John & Staci Eldridge Love & War and a group discussion to share our experience, strength and hope. Cost for the books is $31 per couple but don’t let that stop you! RSVP to 407-695-0023.

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Easter Egg Hunt

March 29th, 2017 by

 

                                        

Saturday, April 8

Beginning at 11:00 am.  Bring your family and friends to our annual egg hunt!  We will have a free picnic lunch and an Easter activity to take home.  For information, contact Erica Stephenson at 407-687-8570.  Look for our ad in the Tuskawilla and Oak Forest Newsletters.

Resurrection in Corinth

March 28th, 2017 by

Sunday April 2

At 9:00 am.  Join us in the Parish Hall as we look at the NT books of Corinthians. See how the promise of Easter reshapes life in a complicated world. Breakfast, conversation and interactive study. Resources for the class and other materials are located here.