We have many projects that need to be done at NCF and need willing volunteers to do them. If you would like to volunteer to do something (example: Clean Parking lot; Dust uncommon areas or Clean Sanctuary seating) for the Church, please contact Jeff DeYoung or Donna Choate.
The Board of Directors for NCF will have their monthly meeting on Sunday, January 8th at noon in the Board Room at NCF. If you have anything to put on the agenda please see Reverend Donna Choate. This is your Church. Please attend if possible.
The Women's Ministry of NCF will have a Potluck/Meeting on Saturday, January 14th at 1:00 pm. All women are invited to come and share in the great fellowship of Christian Women. Bring a dish or two and join us.
New Church Family will hold a Holiday Dance/Party on Friday, December 30. It will be from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. B.Y.O.B. $5 donation at the door asked for. Light refreshments will be provided. Music provided by members of NCF.
Tuesday, January 10th & 24th. 6 pm to 9:30 pm (come at any time). Enjoy various board games, cards, dominos, etc. in a smoke-free atmosphere. Bring your favorite snack and soft drink. Open to the public, invite a friend.
Sunday, January 1, 10 a.m. -- WORSHIP & HOLY COMMUNION, led by Rev. Donna Choate.
SCRIPTURE For SUNDAY -- New Years Day
Isaiah 60: 1-6
DURING SERVICE -- We will be taking our monthly Benevolence Offering. Bring your spare coins and/or dollars and help us help the needy.
AFTER SERVICE -- Pancake Brunch Fund-raiser. We will be having a Pancake Brunch Fund-raiser after service. Members of NCF will be cooking. Stay and enjoy great food and fellowship and help us raise funds to do our projects.
People driving to and from church are advised to be careful of blocked traffic lanes in both directions near the church's driveway because of highway construction.
On Sunday, Dec. 11, westbound traffic was being diverted to just a single lane after the I-4 ramp. Traffic cones were nudging vehicles onto a newly paved shoulder lane. Eastbound traffic was being routed to the far right lane, making left-hand turns into the church driveway more difficult.
The Florida Department of Transportation says the temporary lane changes are part of a project to widen the eastern end of I-4 from 4 lanes to 6. It said the lane closures of US 92, underneath the I-4 overpass, are expected to be in force 24 hours a day through Saturday Dec 17.
SUNDAY DEC. 4 -- 10 a.m. -- WORSHIP & Holy Communion, led by Rev. Donna Choate
Our Monthly Benevolence Offering will be collected to help people with financial emergencies. Food Drive to benefit the Needy Kids Fund continues -- please deposit your canned goods in the bin near the front counter.
Lighting of Advent Candle, and opening hymn will be "O Come All Ye Faithful," with Lloyd as accompanist.
SCRIPTURE for SUNDAY -- Isaiah 11:1–10; Psalm 72:1–7, 18–19; Romans 15:4–13; Matthew 3:1–12
AFTER SERVICE -- POTLUCK LUNCH, starting at 11:30 a.m.
NCF BOARD MEETING at Noon, the congregation is welcome to observe and participate. Agenda is posted on this website.
OTHER EVENTS COMING UP --
DEC. 7, WED. 6 p.m.-- BIBLE STUDY continues -- we'll be looking at the reign of Israel's first full-fledged king -- King Saul.
DEC. 10 1 p.m. -- WOMEN's MINISTRY POT LUCK and gift wrapping for needy families.
Here are a few shopping suggestions if you'd like to complete your gift list and benefit our church or local charities at the same time
-- COMMUNITY COUPON BOOK -- A fat coupon book that gives you fat discounts at dozens of local restaurants, attractions and stores. The discounts are good throughout the new year, and the $20 purchase price includes a $10 rebate to our church. Contact the Women's Group to buy one.
-- BOOK GIVEAWAY -- Visit our library to choose from scores of books and CDs donated by the estate of Linda Nelson. If you are able, leave a few coins in the coin can to help support our church. Many titles in the categories of women's issues, psychology, pets, self-help, inspiration, etc.
-- CANDLES, ETC. Orlando Gay Chorus is running an online benefit in partnership with Yankee Candle Workshop. Visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter the group number (990104739) in the "Start Shopping" box (on a mobile device, hit "Shop", then the "Enter Group" button). Then shop for catalog items and online exclusives for gifts and the holidays! The chorus receives 40 percent of the revenue.
-- EMPTY BOWLS SALE -- Halifax Urban Ministries is continuing its annual fundraiser but this year it is scheduled after the holidays, JAN. 21, starting 10 a.m. at Bethune Cookman Center for Engagement (adjacent to Bethune Peforming Arts Center. Buy a bowl, handcrafted by local high school students, and get a soup and salad luncheon 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. A silent auction starts 10 a.m. ...
As we receive word of Pride Festivals scheduled for 2017, we will add them to this calendar.
APRIL 7-9. Miami Beach Gay Pride - -The event includes a Friday VIP Reception, Saturday beach party and festival, and Sunday parade and festival. Miami Beach Gay Pride is produced with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority.