Hello New City,

So, how’s 2014 treating you so far? If I’m honest, I’ve had better years and we are just 8 days in! Yet, in the midst of some trying circumstances, God is faithful and He is good. My prayer is that we would all let that reality guide our lives everyday and lean on Him rather than look to our own strength or circumstances

If you missed last week, I encourage you to listen online or subscribe to the podcast as it might help encourage you to set your eyes on Jesus in 2014.

This week, we’ll be talking about more about the vision of New City Church and what we hope to see happen in 2014. We will also be updating you on FlourishPhoenix and some exciting developments.

God has promised to move with His church. He is building it and is calling faithful workers to labor in His Kingdom. May 2014 be a year we walk with God.

Brian and the rest of the New City team

: Detour for Morning Services on Jan. 19th – Jan. 19th is the P.F. Chang Marathon. 7th Ave, Missouri, Camelback and 48th street will be closed which will effect the commute for some attending the morning service (8:30 primarily) at New City. Check out P.F. Chang’s map of the marathon route to plan your commute in advance!

: Worship Collective – If you are interested in joining the worship team, come meet Worship Pastor Brian Whitman and other New City musicians, Jan. 16th, 7-9 p.m. To sign up, login and register on New City’s Fellowship Connection.

: Daniel Fast – On Jan. 19th, we will began a church-wide 10-day “Daniel” fast. On Wednesday, Jan. 29th we will break this fast with a evening of Prayer and Worship! For more information about the fast, see New City’s events calendar.

: Prayer and Worship – Join us Wednesday, Jan. 29th from 6:45-8 p.m. for a night of prayer and worship. For those participating in the Daniel Fast, it will be time to gather to break our fast together! Childcare will be available.

: Welcome to New City – If you are new to New City, Brian and Gina Kruckenberg along with the rest of the New City staff would love to meet you. Our next “welcome” is Sunday, Jan. 26th 2:30-4:30 p.m. Located at the New City Studio, 812 N. 2nd Ave. To sign up, login and register on New City’s Fellowship Connection.

: City Life – Come learn more about the past, present and future of New City and get to know the staff. This is New City’s equivalent to a membership class. Join us Thursday, Feb. 6th 6-9 p.m. To signup, login and register on New City’s Fellowship Connection.

: Meaning of Marriage Class – Meaning of Marriage is a four session class great for both engaged and newly married couples. Classes will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 28th and 30th and Feb. 4th and 6th. Located in the Youth Building, 4333 N. Central. Unless alternative arrangements are made, this class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a New City pastor. Two books are needed for the class: The Meaning of Marriage and The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Books can be purchased on your own or at New City in between Sunday services. To sign up, login and register on New City’s Fellowship Connection.