For much of our lives, we carry on in a mode of conformity to the pattern of this world. We walk the path laid out before us by family, friends, authority figures; we step into the roles and perform the tasks expected of us by others. "Work hard, get good grades, go to a good school, get a good job, so you can buy a good house, raise a good family, go to a good church, and then teach your children to work hard, get good grades, go to a good school…" and on and on it goes. Much of our lives are lived with little regard for the profound transformation that has taken place because of Jesus. The Christian year calls us out of the pattern of this world, and into a different mold, so that we may be formed by the story of God's redemptive purposes demonstrated supremely and definitively in Jesus.
Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Make OTS a Success!
New City Friends and Partners Baked, Roasted, Cooked, 200 Turkey Sandwiches, Pumpkin Bars, and Stuffing Muffins, So That...
200 Bag Lunches
were Delivered to South End/Lower Roxbury Workers.
Deliveries were made to Police stations, a Police lock-up, Fire stations, MBTA bus operators, grocery stores, convenience stores, donut shops, coffee shops, and many more!
Here's How it Works:
3. Shop at any of 1,350+ online stores. It's fast & automatic with the iGive Button, the iPhone/iPad apps, or simply use our site to visit stores. You never pay more. iGive always shows you how much you're raising before you buy.
Just about anything you buy counts. iGive takes care of the details, including sending the money you've helped raise to New City Covenant. Donations range from .5% (e.g. computers) to over 20%, varying by store. A typical shopper raises about $70 per year.
New City's Upside Down Christmas Party is all about giving, not receiving—making memories, not materialism.
This past Sunday, T. C. Moore spoke at Trinity Covenant Church in Lexington, MA on the topic of "The Family of God." He referenced an episode in the life of Jesus described in Matthew 12.46-60, Mark 3.31-35, and Luke 8.19-21 where Jesus's mother and brothers have come to where Jesus is teaching and healing crowds of people. Jesus shockingly says his mother and sisters and brothers are "whosoever shall do the will of the Father" and "whosoever hears the word of God and puts it into practice." T. C. also references Psalm 68.5-6a,
"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely
The family of God, T. C. taught, is therefore: 1) a Whosover kind of family; 2) an On earth as it is in heaven kind of family; 3) and Place of belonging kind of family.
T. C. also related his personal story, including his childhood as a fatherless young man and how he came to faith in Jesus.
Trinity Covenant Church is a fellow Evangelical Covenant Church here in the metro-Boston area, and recorded the audio from T. C.'s sermon.
In the month of November, New City Covenant Church is celebrating this SEASON OF THANKSGIVING with 3 ways we can love and serve our South End/Lower Roxbury neighbors. And we're inviting all Friends of New City to celebrate with us!
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (May 20, 2013) – Several Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) congregations and homes of many members are located in the path of the tornado that struck Oklahoma City this afternoon, and the denomination has pledged its support to help in relief efforts.
Westmoore Community Church in Oklahoma City was reported to be undamaged, and JourneyChurch.tv in Norman, Oklahoma, is serving as a shelter for those displaced by the storm. Information on other Covenant congregations is not yet available.
“We will stand with our churches as they respond to their own members and the community.”
Come out to Titus Sparrow Park June 2nd at 4:00. Bring a picnic lunch, a blanket, and your family to our first New City event this spring. We'll provide drinks and dessert.
Kid's are totally welcomed and we'll bring some things to play with. There is a sand box so dress kiddos accordingly. Metered parking is free in Boston on Sundays, and there are plenty of metered spots near the park.
We're looking forward to spending time with all of you!