ABOUT OUR WORSHIP GATHERINGS
On Sundays, we have two services: 9a and 10:45a. Our worship gatherings are simple, focused on Christ, and meant to be accessible to you whether you’ve been in church your whole life or never been to church at all. We regularly explain the elements of our service and you are free to participate as you feel comfortable.
Each gathering has a mix of historical and contemporary elements, everything done decently and in order, hopefully pulling the best from the old and the new. We think less in terms of the false “contemporary versus traditional” dichotomy and more in terms of including both formative and expressive elements of worship without chronological snobbery.
We encourage everyone to participate heartily in our worship experience. There will be times to sing, pray, read, listen to God’s word proclaimed, and respond together as a community. The form and flow of our liturgy is designed to help us practice the pattern of the gospel by both forming us into a gospel community and providing opportunities for us to express our affections for Jesus Christ.
Typical elements in our worship include a call to worship, singing, prayers, a sermon, etc. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper weekly, acknowleding that our worship gatherings are more FEAST than lecture. Our services normally lasts about an hour and 15 minutes. CLICK HERE to listen to sermons on line and HERE for some recordings of our music.
Giving: Worship encompasses all of life, including the way we steward our resources. All that we have is Lord’s and giving generously not only manifests God’s generosity but invests in God’s kingdom coming here on earth as it is in heaven. You have the option to give during the worship service or online at newcitycincy.org/giving.
The Lord's Supper: New City welcomes all Christians who are sorry for their sins and are connected to a church that proclaims the gospel. After inviting you to come forward a pastor will offer you the basket with bread, take a piece, and then you may pick up a cup of wine (red) or juice (white). To honor the Scriptural teaching that communicants be able to "discern the body and the blood," we have a process to help children get ready to come to the Lord's Supper after they make a profession of faith. If you believe your child(ren) are ready for communion, please talk to one of the pastors and we will help you get started on the process. There are gluten free wafers available in the small dish on the railing up front on the right side.
Prayer: We would love to know how we can be praying for you. There’s a link on Church Center to share prayer requests or you can visit www.bit.ly/PrayNewCity Your prayer requests can be public, just for the pastors and elders, or shared with our women leadership only. Please do let us know how we can be praying for you!
New City meets for Sunday worship gatherings at 4400 Floral Ave., Cincinnati, Oh 45212, the church building @ the corner of Washington and Floral, just behind the Rookwood developments.
From Oakley/Hyde Park - Head north toward Rookwood on Edwards Rd., turn LEFT onto Edmondson, continue onto Smith Rd. (Edmondson turns into Smith), turn LEFT onto Floral Ave.
From 71 southbound - Take Exit 6 from I-71 S. Turn RIGHT onto Williams Ave. off the exit. Turn RIGHT onto Smith Rd.. Turn LEFT onto Floral Ave.
From 71 northbound - Take Exit 6 from I-71 N. Turn LEFT of the exit onto Edmondson/Smith Rd. Turn LEFT onto Floral Ave.
Part of meeting at building in an “urban light” neighborhood is limited parking. If you're our guest, an expecting mother, and/or have special needs we have dedicated parking spaces for you in our lot behind the building with access via the driveway on Washington (see letter A below).
The above map identifies parking locations closest to the building. Parking is first come, first served and there are a number of churches in our immediate area.
You will want to arrive early and if the weather is fair and you are close enough, you might even consider walking or riding your bike!
A // On-site parking is limited and is reserved on Sunday mornings for guests, expecting moms, and those with special needs. At times other than Sunday morning you are welcome to park in the parking lot if space is available. NOTE: during our Making Room campaign and construction the ramp along the side of the building will be unavailable. The new building will include an exterior ramp to the lower level, an interior ramp to the main level, as well as an interior elevator. In the meantime we have a chair lift and temporary ramps that can be utilized. If you need assistance in accessing the building during the construction please call 513-549-3048.
B // Sharpsburg Elementary backs up to our parking lot and we are typically able to utilize their parking lot on Sunday mornings. You can access that lot from Forest Rd.
C // There are a few dedicated spots for church parking along Washington Ave. between Floral Ave. and the church building’s driveway.
D // On-street parking is probably the best option. There is plentiful on street parking within a few blocks of the church building and it ought to be utilized by anyone capable of doing so. This entire map represents parking options that are within about a 2 minute walk of 4400 Floral Ave.
Note: Please respect our neighbors by parking with courtesy (i.e. not taking up two spots, blocking driveways, etc.). Also, be aware of all parking signage, fire hydrants, etc.
CHILDREN & STUDENTS
We offer classes each week for children ages infant-4th grade at 9a & 10:45a but kids of all ages are welcome to join our worship service. Kindergarten and up stays with the grown ups in the worship service until just before the sermon. Our Club 56 for 5th & 6th graders meets every other week. Worship bags with activities for children are available at the New City Kids Check-In Station located in the Commons.
If you would like to pre-register your kid(s) for a smoother, quicker check in you can do that here.
We have space at the back of the sanctuary with a full glass wall and audio feed so that parents with wiggly kids can still feel connected to the worship service. There is an activity center where your babies/toddlers can play, and mom/dad can listen to the sermon. On the 2nd level there's a nursing mom's room with a diaper-changing station; there are also diaper-changing stations in both the men's and women's first floor restrooms.
For more information on New City Kids, click here.
If you’re in 7th-12th grade consider this your invitation to hop in with New City Student Ministry. Students gather on most Wednesday nights from 7-9p at the church building for time to hang out with one another, worship God, and study his Word. NCSM also does tons of other stuff throughout the year so don’t hesitate to join us! Check Church Center for the current calendar and/or contact Zach Meyer or Jenni Goodnight for more information about NCSM.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
There’s no standard or expectation for what to wear. At New City, you’ll see people in jeans, mostly. Wear what you’d like! Is not life more important than clothing? Your presence is what’s important to us. Come and join us.
You can see what's happening and what's coming up on The Church Center and explore groups here.
CLICK HERE to learn more about New City: our story, mission, vision, values, beliefs, leadership, etc.
Church building address: 4400 Floral Ave., Cincinnati, Oh 45212
Phone #: (513) 512-5759
Other questions? Contact Amy Samad, Administrative Assistant