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New Covenant Welcomes the Pillsbury Family

The Session of New Covenant Fellowship is delighted to announce that following a lengthy and diligent search by an elected committee of our congregation, Matthew Pillsbury of Saco, Maine, will shortly join our congregation as our full-time Director of Worship. Matthew is a graduate of Covenant College, where he studied music, and Covenant Theological Seminary. He most recently served as Director of Children’s Ministries and Pastoral Resident at Christ the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Portland, Maine, where he was engaged in preaching, liturgy selection, liturgy leading, music, worship...

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Costa Rica Trip Fundraising Dinner

Outbound's Sr. High Mission team is heading to San Jose, Costa Rica this July to serve the local church and grow in their leadership as they explore their faith. Join us for an evening of food, fellowship and prayer as we prepare for our trip. On Friday, May 17, from 6–8pm, the team will be hosting a Costa Rican themed dinner, complete with “authentic” food, music, and decorations. Tickets are $10 per person and include your “authentic” Costa Rican food, some light entertainment, and a chance to learn more about the team and their upcoming trip. Donations and tips will gladly be accepted...

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Worship Pastor Search Committee FAQ

The Worship Pastor Search Committee would like to answer all of your questions. What in the world have you guys been doing in the past six months? The committee reviewed a number of candidates last spring and summer, however, none of them turned out to be the man that God was calling to our congregation. The committee decided to take down the job posting in order to rest, regroup, and let the holidays pass. During that time, many people worked furiously to update our church’s website, which the committee is excited about because it will almost certainly be the first interaction an...

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Love Thy Body

Dear Family and Friends of New Covenant, This is your pastor. Have you noticed lately that all the defining moments of our culture are spinning around human life and sexuality? As a Christian it’s hard to find a voice. The critics imply if you don’t have any personal experience or a close network of friends who do, "back off!" After all, who are you to impose your view? Why not allow people to do what they want to do? As they say, ‘let bygones be bygones?’ Good question. The answer. Loving our neighbor means to speak up. To say we care about someone means we desire their good. As a...

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Getting Practical: Third Sundays at New Covenant

Beginning on Sunday, February 24, and continuing on the third Sunday of every month, Pastor Brett will lead a time of adult education at the church building, focusing on a topic he feels is worthy of all of our attention. These sessions will run from 6:30-8 PM, and we're asking that all Life Groups consider canceling their normal gatherings that week and join the conversation on Sunday evening—even groups that don’t meet on Sunday. While it is a sacrifice to put this time aside, we promise you'll find it encouraging and enriching to gather and consider what the Bible has to say about...

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First Sunday: Sharing the Gospel

On the first Sunday of every month, you're invited to stay for lunch after the service and join the elders, deacons, and deaconesses for our monthly leadership meeting, which will kick off with lunch and a discussion on an important topic relating to our faith. Our current focus is on sharing the Gospel, led by Michael Groves. The leadership training portion will be about the first hour, followed by the normal monthly business meeting. While everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the leadership training, we are especially asking at least one leader of each Life Group to stay and be...

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From Christ to Constantine: The Early Church

Join us for "Worship Warmup" this Sunday morning at 9AM in the Outbound Youth Room.  Here's what's coming up next:  Feb 3 |  "TESTIMONY" (the testimony of martyr/ witnesses Polycarp and Perpetua). How was the church impacted by its martyrs then? What about today?  Feb 10 | "TRANSITION" (how Christianity became the official faith of the Roman Empire) We see the benefits and sadly detrimental results of this change. We'll explore changes happening in the church today that are just as...

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Advent Sermon Series: Family Tree

Family Tree

It didn’t begin in a Bethlehem manger. It didn’t start with a meandering star. It began with a wandering genealogy. And Christmas isn’t just a birthing story. It’s a revealing. If we were to ask Matthew to tell us the Christmas story he’d begin with a landscape of history. Genealogical landmarks lend us more than dates and times. They are presents wrapped in narrative ribbon. They are ancestral résumés unearthing family, pedigree, and clan—people you are connected to, declaring in unguarded descriptions, “This is who I am!” But shockingly this Christmas genealogy is unlike any ancient...

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Atlanta 2018 Trip Blog – Through Wednesday Week 2

Prayer

Welcome to the 2018 Atlanta Trip blog.  My hope is that we can chronicle our adventures and capture the growth that is happening as God works through our team on our trip to Dectur, GA thus summer. We will attempt to keep this updated throughout the trip, but please understand that our focus is on being present to what God is doing in our team.  Finding additional time to properly capture all the details can be tough as our schedule is JAMMED!  Enjoy! Newest updates will be posted at the top of this entry. Monday 6/11 Hi all – Kristen here instead of Joe. Quite a bit...

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The Current Sermon Series: First Fruits

Can people change? The question isn’t as simple as it first sounds. It’s not a rhetorical question and there seems to be empirical evidence on either side of the answer. It’s also a deeply personal question for the people we love. Will they ever change? And, if we’re honest, it’s a question that deeply haunts us personally. Can we change? “Of course,” we initially think, but so many of us live under the mindset “of course not.” Can we change or are we just who we are? Well, there’s good news. The New Testament says, in the words of Paul, that we can not only change but we can be...

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