If you’ve been to New City the past two weekends you’ve heard us discuss this year’s Flourish Phoenix campaign, a yearly campaign built around the vision that drives our church.  Last year, thanks to your generosity, we raised just under $92,000 that was invested in things like expanding the children’s ministry, renovating new adult gathering space, planting a church in San Francisco and assisting other local organizations.  Our goal last year was $100,000 and I was extremely encouraged by how close we were to reaching that goal. This year, our goal is to raise $175,000 above our normal tithes. This increase is representative of the growth we’ve experienced and while it is a tremendous goal, we believe if we all buy in, we will reach it.  With funds this year we hope to hire another pastor (which we desperately need!), expand our youth ministry, serve local organizations like HustlePHX and Central High School, help plant a church internationally, and set aside some money to pursue buying a facility that can serve as a ministry outpost for years to come.

You can donate at anytime online or give your donation at our Flourish Sunday on December 15th. Many people have told me they are donating a little every week to meet their goal and if that works best for you and your family, that is great!

I pray we see you this week as we continue with an important message about living out the gospel in all areas of your life…this week we will talk about that area that consumes most of our time each week.

Brian and the rest of the New City team

: Baptism – This Sunday!  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’s Fellowship Connection and register.

: A New Community Group – Join other moms and their pre-K kids for fellowship and play! Play-dates will be hosted every Thursday from 9:30 – 11: 00 a.m. at New City Church. For more information contact Michelle Meyers, michelle@mikeandmich.com.

Family to Family – This holiday season New City is partnering with Central High and Family to Family to help alleviate hunger for our city’s youth. Food boxes will be delivered to students in need throughout Dec. To participate, pick-up a food box to fill and a list of needed supplies. Pick-up in the lobby in-between services on the Nov. 24th, Dec. 1st, or 8th. Drop off dates are Dec. 1st, 8th or 15th.

: Christmas Eve Services –  New City will be hosting Christmas Eve services at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Kids programming will be available. Stay tuned for more details!