New Groups – Spring 2019

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Groups are a place for you to belong and grow spiritually with other people.  Groups are a place where you can find other people who will offer friendship that encourages your faith, but also cheers us on in the day-to-day life as well.

When groups come together, they have the opportunity to explore and discuss the Bible and other topics more than we can on a Sunday morning.  Groups are a place to ask questions and find real answers.

Groups are like having a family you can turn to when the hardships of life wear us out and when we need a reminder of God’s love for us.

You can sign up for a group by clicking here.

Here are the groups that we are currently offering:

Group Name:  Pizza with the Pastors
  • Group Leader(s):  NCC Staff
  • What is this group about?  Come meet our staff and find out about NCC.
  • Who is this group for? For anyone.
  • When is this group happening?  Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 12:30 PM
  • Where is this group meeting?  NCC Student Auditorium
  • Childcare?  Yes
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name:  Connect
  • Group Leader(s):  Solomon & Laura Berry
  • What is this group about? A young adults group with fun, friendship, and usually food.
  • Who is this group for? High School Graduates – 20’s
  • When is this group happening?  1st & 3rd Sundays at 1:00 PM, starting February 3rd.
  • Where is this group meeting?  Berry Home (Elizabeth City)
  • Childcare?  No
  • Cost?  Cost of Activities

Group Name:  I Was Broke, Now I’m Not
  • Group Leader(s):  Eric Lowe
  • What is this group about? Helping you accomplish far more than you ever thought possible with your personal finances.
  • Who is this group for? For Anyone.
  • When is this group happening?  Sundays at 11:00 AM, starting February 3rd.
  • Where is this group meeting?  NCC Offices
  • Childcare?  Yes
  • Cost?  $30.00

Group Name: Love and Respect Study
  • Group Leader(s):  Ricky & Adrianne Adams
  • What is this group about? A 10-week video-based study with each night taking about 1.5-2 hours as we watch the videos, discuss, and challenge each other to treat our spouses as God intended.
  • Who is this group for? Married Couples
  • When is this group happening?  Mondays at 6:30 PM, starting February 4th.
  • Where is this group meeting?  NCC Offices
  • Childcare?  Yes
  • Cost?  $20.00/couple

Group Name: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
  • Group Leader(s):  Meagan Stalter
  • What is this group about? A group for expectant moms and mothers of preschool-aged children providing a time for moms to grow together and support each other in getting through this thing called “motherhood”.
  • Who is this group for? For Mothers of Preschoolers and Expectant Moms
  • When is this group happening?  1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 9:30 – 11:30 AM
  • Where is this group meeting?  NCC Student Auditorium
  • Childcare?  Yes
  • Cost?  Cost of Childcare

Group Name: Thrive
  • Group Leader(s):  Laura Berry
  • What is this group about? A group for women experiencing grief through an unexpected, significant life change.  We are dedicated to growing stronger, braver, healthier, and happier through faith, friendship, and authentic love for others.
  • Who is this group for? For Women Only
  • When is this group happening?  1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, starting February 5th.
  • Where is this group meeting?  NCC Student Auditorium
  • Childcare?  Yes
  • Cost?  Depends on Study

Group Name: Tuesday Night Men’s Group
  • Group Leader(s):  Dan Lynam
  • What is this group about? A weekly gathering to study God’s word so that we might be completely and thoroughly equipped for every good work. 
  • Who is this group for?  For Men
  • When is this group happening?  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
  • Where is this group meeting? NCC Offices
  • Childcare?  No
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name: Thursday Morning Women’s Group
  • Group Leader(s):  Loretta Turmel
  • What is this group about? Please join us as we read The Papa Prayer by Larry Crabb and deepen our relationship with our papa.
  • Who is this group for?  For Women
  • When is this group happening?  Thursdays at 9:30 – 11:30 AM, starting February 7th
  • Where is this group meeting?  NCC Offices
  • Childcare?  No
  • Cost?  $16/person

Group Name: Mostly Mature
  • Group Leader(s):  Harv & Chris Schaffner
  • What is this group about? We believe that we never stop growing in Christ and are interested in ways to serve others while personally growing closer to our Lord through the study of God’s Word and prayer.
  • Who is this group for?  For empty nesters and retired people.
  • When is this group happening?  Fridays at 6:30 PM
  • Where is this group meeting?  Schaffner Home (Elizabeth City)
  • Childcare?  No
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name: NCC Ladies
  • Group Leader(s):  Zaribel Clay
  • What is this group about? Fun Gatherings open to all New Community Ladies!
  • Who is this group for?  For Women
  • When is this group happening?  Stay Tuned for dates and times!

2018 Giving It All Away Offering

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One of the most exciting things we do at NCC happens on Christmas Eve! Every year, we collect our “Giving It All Away” offering to fund our outreach ministry called “Five.16”. Matthew 5:16 says, “…Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 is about putting our faith into practice so others may see the love of God, that is why we call our outreach “Five.16”. It is our sincere hope that 2019 expands our outreach by helping many people with spiritual, physical and emotional needs.

Here is 2019’s Five.16 plan:

  • USCG “A-School” Students Dinner
    • There are many young Coast Guard men and women stationed here in Elizabeth City for training, drawing them away from home for extended periods of time. We have the opportunity to show hospitality by serving a meal to each “A-School” student during a church-wide event next year!
  • This August, we’re welcoming new ECSU Students back to school
    • Many students at ECSU have significant financial need. These needs place an added strain on practical essentials, such as hygiene and back to school items.
    • We’re working with ECSU to discover the best ways to alleviate some of these needs.
  • We’re making a one-time donation to Maritime Ministries of $500.
    • This ministry is based out of MACU and spearheaded by Dan Smith, Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
    • Maritime Ministries is an evangelistic outreach using sailing to build relationships and have conversations about faith.
  • We have a year-long plan to serve the residents of Virginia Dare apartments in Elizabeth City.
    • All residents at Virginia Dare Apts are elderly with significant financial need.
    • NCC will coordinate groups of people to serve and minister to them in a variety of ways throughout the year.
  • Elizabeth City Christmas Dinner Packages
    • This project entails packing and distributing Christmas dinner packages to some of Elizabeth City’s citizens without resources for enough healthy food.
  • We’re sponsoring five Cuban Pastors’ work again this year.
    • The church is growing in Cuba!
    • We hope to continue sponsoring Cuban pastors and their thriving ministries there.
    • On a side note, two of our elders will travel to Cuba in March to see the work God is doing there first hand.
  • Additional funds​ are used for disaster relief and other practical needs within our church family as needed.

100% of this offering is given away! We hope you will prayerfully consider how to support this offering. Donations can be made during one of the Christmas Eve services, by texting the dollar amount to 84321 with the keyword GIAA and selecting New Community Church if prompted, or online HERE.

To find out more about our Christmas Eve services, you can go HERE.

 

Baptism – Sunday, November 4, 2018

Our next baptism will be on Sunday, November 4, 2018 during our morning worship services!

If you are interested in being baptized or if you have questions about baptisms at NCC, just click here.  You can also pick up a baptism packet at the Information Center on Sunday mornings.

Please be sure to complete the necessary steps at the link above by Sunday, October 28th.

UPDATE: Hurricane Florence

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Due to the predicted weather from Hurricane Florence, all services and activities at the church are cancelled for Sunday, September 16, 2018.  This includes the morning worship services and Student Rev.

If you experience any damage from Hurricane Florence and you need assistance in removal of debris, please e-mail info@newcommunitychurch.net.  Please understand that we may not be able to get to you until it is safe to do so.

Please stay safe!  Stay tuned to this page, along with our pages on Facebook and Instagram, for more updates!

New Resource: YouVersion Events!

Last Sunday, we officially announced a new resource that we are starting to use on Sunday mornings.  On YouVersion events, you can find the scriptures that we are using, points from the message, other important information, and you can add your own notes as well!

If you do not have the Bible app, it is a free download!  You can download the app on Apple, Android, or any other smartphone device.

Once you open the Bible app, you will be on the main screen. Click the 3 lines on the bottom right, which is the MORE option.

 

On the next page, click on EVENTS.

 

Select the NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH event.

 

You can scroll down to follow along and make notes.

 

On the top of the event, you can click on SAVE so you can look back at your notes later.

 

Even if you’re not in town, you can see what we are talking about during a weekend service so you don’t miss a thing!

New Groups – Fall 2018!

Groups are a place for you to belong and grow spiritually with other people.  Groups are a place where you can find other people who will offer friendship that encourages your faith, but also cheers us on in the day-to-day life as well.

When groups come together, they have the opportunity to explore and discuss the Bible and other topics more than we can on a Sunday morning.  Groups are a place to ask questions and find real answers.

Groups are like having a family you can turn to when the hardships of life wear us out and when we need a reminder of God’s love for us.

You can sign up for a group by clicking here.

Here are the groups that we are currently offering:

Group Name:  Nothing to Prove
  • Group Leader(s):  Zaribel Clay
  • What is this group about?  How we can stop trying so hard as women.
  • Who is this group for? Women in their mid-20’s and older.
  • When is this group happening?  Sundays from 3:00-4:00 PM, starting October 7th.
  • Where is this group meeting?  Panera Bread, Elizabeth City
  • Childcare?  No
  • Cost?  Price of the book.

Group Name:  Alpha
  • Group Leader(s):  Rob Tucker
  • What is this group about? An investigation into Christianity for those who are seeking faith, or whom have big barriers to it.
  • Who is this group for? Anyone
  • When is this group happening?  Mondays from 6:30-8:30 PM, starting October 1st.
  • Where is this group meeting?  New Community Church Offices
  • Childcare?  Yes
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name:  For Couples Only
  • Group Leader(s):  Solomon and Laura Berry
  • What is this group about? A couples’ study and discussion using a video-based series, based on Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn’s study.
  • Who is this group for? Couples
  • When is this group happening?  Mondays at 6:30 PM, starting October 1st.
  • Where is this group meeting?  New Community Church Student Auditorium
  • Childcare?  Yes
  • Cost?  $27.00 for books and guide.

Group Name: What Happy Couples Know
  • Group Leader(s):  Dean and Chris Mattix
  • What is this group about? Dinner and discussion based on Andy Stanley’s marriage study.
  • Who is this group for? Married Couples
  • When is this group happening?  Tuesdays at 6:30 PM, starting October 9th-November 20th.
  • Where is this group meeting?  Camden
  • Childcare?  No
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name: Study of the book of Matthew
  • Group Leader(s):  Dan Lynam
  • What is this group about? Seeking God’s Word to equip and prepare us in accepting challenges men face in today’s world.
  • Who is this group for?  Men
  • When is this group happening?  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, starting October 2nd.
  • Where is this group meeting?  New Community Church Offices
  • Childcare?  No
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name: Studying Acts
  • Group Leader(s):  Dennis Mitchell
  • What is this group about? Bible study throughout the book of Acts.
  • Who is this group for?  Anyone
  • When is this group happening?  Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, starting October 3rd.
  • Where is this group meeting?  New Community Church Offices
  • Childcare?  Yes
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name: Study of Luke
  • Group Leader(s):  Debbie Alger
  • What is this group about? Bible study throughout the book of Luke
  • Who is this group for?  Women
  • When is this group happening?  Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, starting October 3rd.
  • Where is this group meeting?  New Community Church Student Auditorium
  • Childcare?  No
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name: Real Women
  • Group Leader(s):  Mayra Wilson & Loretta Turmel
  • What is this group about? A group for women desiring to know Jesus more through Bible study and friendship.
  • Who is this group for?  Women
  • When is this group happening?  Thursdays at 9:30 AM, starting October 4th.
  • Where is this group meeting?  New Community Church Student Auditorium
  • Childcare?  Yes
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name: Various Men’s Topics
  • Group Leader(s):  Matt Schibler
  • What is this group about? Devotional and Bible Study with hands-on projects.
  • Who is this group for?  Men
  • When is this group happening?  Thursdays at 7:00 PM, starting October 4th.
  • Where is this group meeting?  New Community Church Garage
  • Childcare?  No
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name: Parenting Through the Phases
  • Group Leader(s):  Billy and Darlene Tuttle
  • What is this group about? A group for parents to discuss parenting through stages.
  • Who is this group for?  Parents
  • When is this group happening?  Thursdays at 6:30 PM, starting October 4th.
  • Where is this group meeting?  New Community Church Student Auditorium
  • Childcare?  Yes
  • Cost?  Free

Group Name: Study of John
  • Group Leader(s):  Harv and Chris Schaffner
  • What is this group about? Bible study throughout the book of John.
  • Who is this group for?  “Mostly Mature” Men and Women.
  • When is this group happening?  Fridays at 6:30 PM, starting October 5th.
  • Where is this group meeting?  Bruce Dr., Elizabeth City
  • Childcare?  No
  • Cost?  Free

Our New Associate Pastor!

Tim Chappell has done a great job in recent years as our Family Ministries Director.  Sunday, we were pleased to announce Tim will be moving into a full-time role as Associate Pastor of New Community Church.  This new role will expand much of what Tim was doing in the ministries for students and children.  It will also include being a part of the preaching rotation, as well as some administrative duties.

The addition of Tim will help our church to continue to minister to the whole family.  Family ministry has always been a part of the DNA of our church, so we are all grateful for God’s provision in this area. Tim is married to Jen, and they have two boys, Nathan and Landen.

Tim’s looking forward to all God has ahead for New Community!