Over the past few years, we've had the joy of partnering with Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN).IHN provides homeless families emergency shelter and hospitality through faith communities while working with families to help them find and retain stable housing. We're partnering with IHN the week of November 17 and need your help! Every evening that week, we'll provide a ...Keep Reading
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This summer we’re going to walk through 1 Corinthians 13 phrase by phrase, considering both the nature of love, and how to embody it. It’ll be ugly at times, because none of us are touching the way of life in this chapter. But it will be hopeful, because we can see real growth in love, individually and as a community....
Here's what you need to know and remember about coming back to the building for worship as we reopen. ...
For our Signs sermon series we had several artists from New City represent the sign in their artwork. Sadly we had to cease meeting together in the midst of the series but here are the pieces and brief descriptions from the sermons shared in the series either in person or via our house church liturgies. Thanks to all the artists who encouraged us by using their gifts to create these delightful works! ...
At our recent Missional Motherhood event, Jill Jackson shared a bit about what it looks like to show hospitality in the season of motherhood. Her talk can be found in the Mom's Group on Groups if you want to listen/re-listen! Whether or not you're a mom, hospitality can be challenging, bringing out our fears and insecurities. We thought it might be helpful to share a few ...Keep Reading
I mean, wouldn't it be great if there was an easy way to love our neighbor this Thanksgiving? Wouldn't it be great if all it involved was just picking up a jar of peanut butter from the grocery store while there doing weekly shopping, then bringing that peanut butter to church? Well, do I have the perfect service opportunity for you! One of the area ministries we have th...Keep Reading
New City family,Just this past Sunday we ordained and installed deacons and elders at our 9a worship service. That means it's the time of year when we receive nominations for NEXT year's elders and deacon.Here is how it works:Like in Acts 6, members of the congregation can nominate potential candidates. CLICK HEREto fill out the nomination form. Please note: you must be a ...Keep Reading
We are thankful for the ways the Lord continues to grow His church at New City. This summer, we welcomed 17 new members into our congregation: Jean + Jeff Berkmeyer; Dustin Brankamp (Vivienne); Grace + Robert DiPaolo; Isaiah Ehmke; Amara Emenari; Rachel + David Hammitt; Calvin Hester; Annabelle Larson; Wes Ray; Hunter Roedel; Brandae + Kyle Sweetland (Rowan + Selah); Ha...Keep Reading
This is a condensed version of the report Pastor Brian shared at the congregational meeting on Sept. 15. This summer we had the extraordinary opportunity to take a sabbatical. Not only does New City have a policy that our pastors have a mandatory 3 month sabbatical every 7 years but we were also the recipients of a Clergy Renewal Grant from the Lilly Foundation. Every...Keep Reading
Last Sunday, we began a new sermon series: Gospel DNA. We believe that the gospel is not something you learn and move on from. Instead, it is something we're continually shaped and formed by, individually and collectively. As you're following along with us on Sunday mornings and in your community group, here are some resources that may be helpful to you to grow in your un...Keep Reading
There are some beliefs that are, well, simply beliefs. They're positions we hold about the different issues we're asked to form opinions on, such as whether Cincinnati is the best city in the world, or whether dogs or cats make better pets. But there are other beliefs that we hold that are so central and so foundational in our lives that we call them worldview. Beliefs su...Keep Reading
Ever since the beginning of New City, we have had a long-standing partnership with Back2Back as they provide Care for Today and Hope for Tomorrow for orphans in different parts of the world. Many of our church members have either worked for Back2Back or been on one of their trips in the past. In particular, New City partners with Back2Back Mazatlan through financial suppor...Keep Reading
Last spring, a team from New City traveled to Mazatlan with Back2Back to witness and join in their work at their children's home. Two of the youngest members of that team were Isabelle Jackson and Annabelle Larson, who traveled with their moms. We asked them some questions about their time in Mazatlan, and here's what they shared. Interested in traveling with New City o...Keep Reading