New City Church & Coronavirus
A note from Senior Pastor Chris Payne (Updated 5/28/2020):
New City Family,
I wanted to connect with you today and keep you updated on New City Church's phases of regathering. During our family meeting earlier this month, we shared that we created these phases knowing that they would remain fluid as we receive new information.
As of tomorrow (May 29), we will officially enter the Purple Phase. You can see the details in the chart and video at this link.
One of the best ways we can connect as a community right now is to engage in small groups together, with safety precautions. We have also pivoted a bit to include NexGen students in this recommendation. We encourage you to connect with your New City Group if you haven't already, and find a time to connect together in person, potentially outdoors. If you are not yet in a New City Group, you can fill out a short interest form at newcity.us/groups and we will help you get connected.
I'd like to challenge us as a church to eagerly look toward what is to come. We believe the Lord is at work in our current circumstances and wants to do a new thing in and through our church family. Our leadership is prayerfully making regathering decisions, as we know they impact each of you, and we are grateful for your prayers for godly wisdom and guidance. We want to care for all of our New City family, including you, our vulnerable population, and our broader community in the most responsible way we can, knowing this is the best way to love one another during this season. As Christ followers, we live under the rule of love, not just the rule of law. I encourage you to speak life to one another even in times of frustration and discomfort.
As always, I am grateful for you, New City. The ways you have cared for one another, our staff, and our community over the past two months have been such a beautiful picture of bringing gospel renewal to our city and world in new and unique ways. You are the church, and I continue to pray for each of you: that you will see, experience, and share the new life of Jesus even in times such as this. I am looking forward to what is come right alongside you.
Love you New City!
Join us Online
Please save the links below so you can join New City Online, Sundays at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 5:00 pm. Also, consider sharing these with others who are looking for a worship service online. “Come sit with me” can become “Tune in with me” during this time.
- The New City Church website: newcity.us/watch
- New City’s Facebook Page: @newcitych
- New City's YouTube Channel
- The New City Church app: @newcity.us
- The New City App on AppleTV or Roku (search newcity.us)
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