Something that has been on my heart lately: in the growth that we’ve experienced this fall, no doubt some of you are feeling a little “lost.” Perhaps you feel disconnected because relationships have gotten “spread out” a little given that there are new people to meet, new people to connect and new groups to form.
Pardon the imperfect comparison, but it has always bothered me when my cell phone carrier or cable company offers new customers an amazing discount, while me, the loyal paying customer for years and years, is told I don’t qualify. Why? Because I’ve been giving you my money consistently on-time for the past 36 months? This seems a little backwards. Now, no one is dolling out discounts at New City, , but it can sort of seem that way.
For what it is worth, I am eternally grateful for all who call New City home. I love that we get to serve alongside of each other so that the name of Jesus might prevail in more homes, communities, schools and businesses. To the extent, you feel “left behind,” I encourage you to engage more deeply. Get into community and serve your brothers and sisters. As imperfect humans endeavoring to follow a perfect God, we will fall short and disappoint at times. It is inevitable. However, your God rewards those who seek Him fully. If you do so, you WILL find life and life in abundance. Thanks for journeying with us; we pray this is only the beginning.
See you this weekend as we tackle an issue that if addressed by God’s church, WOULD change the world.
Brian and the rest of the New City team
: Community Group Leaders Lunch – this Sunday! Do you lead a community group? If so, join Pastor Oye for a leader’s lunch today at the New City Studio. Lunch will be 1:45-3:15 p.m.
: Prayer and Worship – Join us Nov. 14th from 7-8 p.m. for a night of prayer and worship as we seek God’s will for New City and pray for our city. Childcare is available.
: Baptism – When we surrender our lives to Christ and follow Him, the Scripture invites us to “repent and be baptized.” On Nov. 17th after the 11:30 a.m. service you will have the opportunity to be baptized at New City. To sign up, login to New City’s Fellowship Connection and register.
: Worship Collective – If you are interested in joining the worship team, come meet Worship Pastor Brian Whitman and other New City musicians at the Worship Collective. Meet at New City Church on Nov. 21st, 7-9 p.m. To sign up, login to New City’s Fellowship Connection and register.
: Child Dedications – Child dedication is a special time for families to bring their children before the Lord and the church for prayer and to signify their intent to raise their children in a Christian home. Child dedications will be held on Nov. 24th during the morning services. To sign up, login to New City’sFellowship Connection and register.
: Christmas Eve Services – New City Church will be hosting Christmas Eve services at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Kids programming will be provided. Stay tuned for more details!