Hello New City,

With late November upon us many of us are finishing up final exams, prepping for family to arrive or packing our bags to “go home” for the holidays.  Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, we pray God’s best for you and yours.

As you begin your holiday shopping this year, I want to take a second to remind you a few things that we have going on around New City that you might consider making an investment in…an eternal investment.

  • First, our Flourish Phoenix Campaignhas launched and we are pointing to December 15th as Flourish Sunday where we will bring our offerings that will help fund ministry in our city and around the world.
  • Second, our Shopping with Purpose event is December 6th at the New City Studio where you can pick up some cool hand-made goods that will help advance the mission of Jesus.
  • Finally, on Sunday morning, please pick up a box for our Family to Family food drive to help feed families in need at Central High School.

We understand the need is large…however, we believe that all of these opportunities are worthy ones.  We pray you might think of sacrificing a gift or two or three this year under your own tree so that someone else might experience the joy of a meal or the eternal words of Jesus.

Brian and the rest of the New City team

: Child Dedications – This Sunday! 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.

: First Friday – Looking for gifts for Christmas that serve a greater purpose?  On Dec. 6th New City Studio will be hosting “Shopping with a Purpose” for First Friday. Vendors will be selling items from handmade bags to specialty coffee. Each sale will support organizations working here in our city and around the world. Join us 6:30-10 p.m. at the New City Studio located at 2nd Ave and Roosevelt.

: Danimal Kingdom Presents Christmas – On Dec. 14th Danimal Kingdom will be playing its full album to kick-off the Christmas season. The show will be at 7 p.m. at New City Church. Tickets will be $3 at the door. All proceeds will be donated to a local charity. For more information, see Danimal Kingdom’s event page.

: 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 6:00 p.m. Kids programming will be available. Stay tuned for more details!