Updates

The Weekly Update For NHCC…

This Sunday, August 1st, we are pausing our “Powerful and Puzzling Parables.” This week our scripture is from Mark 6:30-34 and the sermon title is “Sacred Rest”

Our 9:00am service will be inside in the Sanctuary.

Our 10:45 am service will be outside in the parking lot.

Our online service will be available at 9:00 am and any time after that. Join us in person or online.  

Looking Ahead:

Sunday, August 8th – 9:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary

10:45 am – Worship inside in the Sanctuary

Things for you to know:

From Brenda:  Your Giving Statements were mailed this week for the months of January-June.  Please check for any errors. 

Attention Circle of Light Buckeye Makers … We will begin making buckeyes on September 7th. Please contact Brenda if you are interested in helping.

We will begin collecting Acme receipts in August.  Please save all your receipts and turn them in to the church office.  Last year we received over $600.00 for missions because of the receipts.  Thank you for your help.

Meetings:

Every Tuesday – Prayer Team @ 6:00 via Zoom

The Baby Shower is this Saturday!!!

On Saturday, July 31 2021 from 5:30 pm to???? On behalf of the Sisters in Christ, Cal Wolfe is hosting a Baby Shower for anyone who would like to attend. The purpose of this shower is to collect outfits to go in the baby backpacks we are putting together for the Akron Urban League. Baby outfit sizes can be from newborn to 12-18 months. There will be salads and desserts to eat and much fun and connection for all who attend. Please RSVP to Cal so she knows you are coming.

From the Girl Scouts:

August 15th, from 1-3 our Girl Scout troop 90094 will sponsor the Back to School backpack give-a-way in the church parking lot.  

Upcoming Events:

October 23rd – Swiss Steak Dinner

November 6th – Bazaar  (8:30-3:00)

Updates

The Weekly Update at NHCC…

This Sunday, July 25th, “Those Powerful and Puzzling Parables” continue as we discuss “The Source of our Fuel” Our Scripture focus is on Matthew 25:1-13

Our 9:00am and 10:45 am service will be inside in the Sanctuary.

Our online service will be available at 9:00 am and any time after that. Join us in person or online.  

Looking Ahead:

Sunday, August 1st – 9:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary

10:45 am – Worship outside in the parking lot

Pastoral Transition Plan Update: At the board meeting on Tuesday July 20th, the proposed plan for the Pastoral Leadership Transition Plan was approved and accepted as the plan NHCC will move forward with after Pastor Jim’s retirement at the end of the year. The elders are grateful for everyone’s input and prayers during this process and they look forward to see where God will lead our church. Pastor Ali has accepted the call to be our Transitional Interim Minister as the plan proposed, and she is excited to help lead us through our transition process after Pastor Jim retires in December. Pastor Ali will begin her role as our Transitional Interim Pastor on January 1, 2022.

The Pastoral Leadership Transition Plan is below. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any of the elders, Pastor Jim or Pastor Ali. 

Meetings:

Every Tuesday – Prayer Team @ 6:00 via Zoom

Baby Backpack Needs: The Baby Crib in the Gathering Area is overflowing with items that have been donated for the Baby Backpack mission project we are working on in partnership with the Akron Urban League. We are grateful for all that has been donated so far. If you’re still looking for ways to help with this project, there are a few items that we could use a few more of. Here is a list of those items:

Diapers, Nursing Pads, Mucus Bulbs, Baby Wash Items, Changing Pads, Thermometer, Pacifier Wipes, Nail Clippers, Bottle Brushes

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ali.

You’re Invited to a Baby Shower!!!

On Saturday, July 31 2021 from 5:30 pm to???? On behalf of the Sisters in Christ, Cal Wolfe is hosting a Baby Shower for anyone who would like to attend. The purpose of this shower is to collect outfits to go in the baby backpacks we are putting together for the Akron Urban League. Baby outfit sizes can be from newborn to 12-18 months. There will be salads and desserts to eat and much fun and connection for all who attend. Please RSVP to Cal so she knows you are coming.

The Plan for the Transition of our Pastoral Staff

Pastor Jim Bane has faithfully served the New Horizons Christian Church as Pastor (and more recently Lead Pastor) since October of 2003 and has shared with the Elders and the Board that he intends to retire from his ministry with us at the end of 2021. We are grateful for his time with us and are excited for both Jim and Holly concerning what the future holds for them.

Here is our plan for this transitional time in the life of our church:

  • For the remainder of 2021, Jim will maintain his role of Lead Pastor and will work alongside Ali Miguel in her role as Co-Pastor. As it has been since July of 2020, they will share preaching, worship leadership, pastoral care, and other ministries. In addition, both will work to prepare the church for moving into the next phase of its life.
  • Starting in 2022, Ali will continue her ministry at New Horizons but in a different role as our Transitional Interim Pastor. Ali has received Interim Ministry Training through our Region, and due to her familiarity with our congregation is well-suited for this new position.
  • With the pastor position secured, our congregation will have the time it needs to evaluate itself, its neighborhood, and its future ministry possibilities which will help inform its search for a new pastoral leader or continuing the co-pastor model. The clearer picture that the church has of its own strengths and opportunities, the more focused and successful it can be in the search process.
  • A search team will be appointed and will lead this process in consultation with Allen Harris, Regional Pastor and President of the Christian Church in Ohio. Rev. Harris has been informed of our needs and has already begun to advise us.
  • Pastor Ali is eligible to be a candidate for the installed pastor position if she feels called to be so.
  • An ad-hoc committee will be formed to develop various phases of the pastoral staff transition.  The committee will be appointed by the Elders board. 
  • In terms of how long the search process will take, there is no definitive answer especially with Covid’s impact on so many things both in the church and beyond it. The key is for the church to conduct a thorough and unhurried search and be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. We are hopeful that the person called will be able to serve and lead our congregation for many years to come.
Updates

Board Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that there the is a board meeting tonight, Tuesday July 20th at 7:00 pm at the church. The topic of discussion with be the proposed pastoral transition plan that has been shared and discussed for the past month.

All are welcome to attend the board meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any of the elders or Pastor Ali.

This is the Proposed Plan for the Transition of our Pastoral Staff

Pastor Jim Bane has faithfully served the New Horizons Christian Church as Pastor (and more recently Lead Pastor) since October of 2003 and has shared with the Elders and the Board that he intends to retire from his ministry with us at the end of 2021. We are grateful for his time with us and are excited for both Jim and Holly concerning what the future holds for them.

Here is our plan for this transitional time in the life of our church.

  • For the remainder of 2021, Jim will maintain his role of Lead Pastor and will work alongside Ali Miguel in her role as Co-Pastor. As it has been since July of 2020, they will share preaching, worship leadership, pastoral care, and other ministries. In addition, both will work to prepare the church for moving into the next phase of its life.
  • Starting in 2022, Ali will continue her ministry at New Horizons but in a different role as our Transitional Interim Pastor. Ali has received Interim Ministry Training through our Region, and due to her familiarity with our congregation is well-suited for this new position.
  • With the pastor position secured, our congregation will have the time it needs to evaluate itself, its neighborhood, and its future ministry possibilities which will help inform its search for a new pastoral leader or continuing the co-pastor model. The clearer picture that the church has of its own strengths and opportunities, the more focused and successful it can be in the search process.
  • A search team will be appointed and will lead this process in consultation with Allen Harris, Regional Pastor and President of the Christian Church in Ohio. Rev. Harris has been informed of our needs and has already begun to advise us.
  • Pastor Ali is eligible to be a candidate for the installed pastor position if she feels called to be so.
  • An ad-hoc committee will be formed to develop various phases of the pastoral staff transition.  The committee will be appointed by the Elders board. 
  • In terms of how long the search process will take, there is no definitive answer especially with Covid’s impact on so many things both in the church and beyond it. The key is for the church to conduct a thorough and unhurried search and be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. We are hopeful that the person called will be able to serve and lead our congregation for many years to come.
Updates

This Week at NHCC…

This Sunday, July 18th, “Those Powerful and Puzzling Parables” continue as we discuss “Hope for Our Soil.” Our Scripture focus is on Matthew 13:1-9 &18-23

Our 9:00am and 10:45 am service will be inside in the Sanctuary.

Our online service will be available at 9:00 am and any time after that. Join us in person or online.  

Looking Ahead

Sunday, July 25th – 9:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary

10:45 am – Worship in the Sanctuary

Pastoral Transition Plan Reminder: There will be a board meeting on Tuesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm at the church. The Pastoral Leadership Transition will be the only topic on the agenda.  Any member of the church is welcome to attend. At the bottom of the page is the proposed plan for the Pastoral Leadership Transition. This is the same proposed plan that was shared with those who attended the Congregational Conversation gathering a few weeks ago. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any of the elders.

Meetings:

Every Tuesday – Prayer Team @ 6:00 via Zoom

Tuesday July 20th – Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm at the church

Mission Update: The Baby Crib in the Gathering Are is overflowing with items. But there is still more that we need. Feel free to bring in any of the items from the list. The list of items needed can be found under the “Missions and Outreach” tab on the blog page. If you have any questions, please contact Holly or Ali.

You’re Invited to a Baby Shower!!!! On Saturday, July 31st from 5:30 pm to ???? On behalf of the Sisters in Christ, Cal Wolfe is hosting a Baby Shower for anyone who would like to attend. The purpose of this shower is to collect outfits to go in the baby backpacks we are putting together for the Akron Urban League. Baby outfit sizes can be from newborn to 12-18 months. There will be salads and desserts to eat and much fun and connection for all who attend. Please RSVP to Cal so she knows you are coming.

Got a Hymn Request???? We are still taking hymn requests. If you’ve got one, just let Ali or Sam know.

Proposed Plan for the Transition of our Pastoral Staff

Pastor Jim Bane has faithfully served the New Horizons Christian Church as Pastor (and more recently Lead Pastor) since October of 2003 and has shared with the Elders and the Board that he intends to retire from his ministry with us at the end of 2021. We are grateful for his time with us and are excited for both Jim and Holly concerning what the future holds for them.

Here is our plan for this transitional time in the life of our church:

  1. For the remainder of 2021, Jim will maintain his role of Lead Pastor and will work alongside Ali Miguel in her role as Co-Pastor. As it has been since July of 2020, they will share preaching, worship leadership, pastoral care, and other ministries. In addition, both will work to prepare the church for moving into the next phase of its life.
  • Starting in 2022, Ali will continue her ministry at New Horizons but in a different role as our Transitional Interim Pastor. Ali has received Interim Ministry Training through our Region, and due to her familiarity with our congregation is well-suited for this new position.
  • With the pastor position secured, our congregation will have the time it needs to evaluate itself, its neighborhood, and its future ministry possibilities which will help inform its search for a new pastoral leader or continuing the co-pastor model. The clearer picture that the church has of its own strengths and opportunities, the more focused and successful it can be in the search process.
  • A search team will be appointed and will lead this process in consultation with Allen Harris, Regional Pastor and President of the Christian Church in Ohio. Rev. Harris has been informed of our needs and has already begun to advise us.
  • Pastor Ali is eligible to be a candidate for the installed pastor position if she feels called to be so.
  • An ad-hoc committee will be formed to develop various phases of the pastoral staff transition.  The committee will be appointed by the Elders board. 
  • In terms of how long the search process will take, there is no definitive answer especially with Covid’s impact on so many things both in the church and beyond it. The key is for the church to conduct a thorough and unhurried search and be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. We are hopeful that the person called will be able to serve and lead our congregation for many years to come.
Updates

This Week at NHCC

Worship:

This Sunday, July 11th, “Those Powerful and Puzzling Parables” continue as we discuss “Grace in the Guidelines.” Our Scripture focus will be on Luke 18: 9-14

Our 9:00am and 10:45 am service will be inside in the Sanctuary.

Our online service will be available at 9:00 am and any time after that. Join us in person or online.  

Looking Ahead:

Sunday, July 11th – 9:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary

10:45 am – Worship in the Parking Lot – Weather Permitting

Got a Hymn Request???? We will be taking hymn requests for the next few weeks. There will be a board in the Gathering Area for you to write your hymn request on. You can also share your request online in the comments on our YouTube Channel, or on our Facebook page, or you can email Ali or Sam.

Mission Update:

A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated items for the Baby Backpack project we are helping the Akron Urban League with.

The Baby Crib in the Gathering Are is overflowing with items. But there is still more that we need. Feel free to bring in any of the items from the list. The list of items needed can be found under the “Missions and Outreach” tab on the blog page. If you have any questions, please contact Holly or Ali.

Church Update: Pastor Jim is on vacation until August 7. Pastor Ali will be preaching, leading worship, and handling all pastoral responsibilities during this time. Please contact her if you need anything.

Pastoral Transition Plan Update: The elders met to discuss the feedback from the Congregational Conversations that took place a few weeks ago. They discussed the questions and concerns that were brought up. The next step is for the board to meet and approve the direction to be taken in regards to what has been proposed and discussed for the transition in Pastoral Leadership. There will be a board meeting on Tuesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm at the church. The Pastoral Leadership Transition will be the only topic on the agenda.  Any member of the church is welcome to attend. At the bottom of the page is the proposed plan for the Pastoral Leadership Transition. This is the same proposed plan that was shared with those who attended the Congregational Conversation gathering. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any of the elders.

Meetings:

Every Tuesday – Prayer Team @ 6:00 via Zoom

Tuesday July 20th – Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm at the church

A Plan for the Transition of our Pastoral Staff

Pastor Jim Bane has faithfully served the New Horizons Christian Church as Pastor (and more recently Lead Pastor) since October of 2003 and has shared with the Elders and the Board that he intends to retire from his ministry with us at the end of 2021. We are grateful for his time with us and are excited for both Jim and Holly concerning what the future holds for them.

Here is our plan for this transitional time in the life of our church:

  1. For the remainder of 2021, Jim will maintain his role of Lead Pastor and will work alongside Ali Miguel in her role as Co-Pastor. As it has been since July of 2020, they will share preaching, worship leadership, pastoral care, and other ministries. In addition, both will work to prepare the church for moving into the next phase of its life.
  • Starting in 2022, Ali will continue her ministry at New Horizons but in a different role as our Transitional Interim Pastor. Ali has received Interim Ministry Training through our Region, and due to her familiarity with our congregation is well-suited for this new position.
  • With the pastor position secured, our congregation will have the time it needs to evaluate itself, its neighborhood, and its future ministry possibilities which will help inform its search for a new pastoral leader or continuing the co-pastor model. The clearer picture that the church has of its own strengths and opportunities, the more focused and successful it can be in the search process.
  • A search team will be appointed and will lead this process in consultation with Allen Harris, Regional Pastor and President of the Christian Church in Ohio. Rev. Harris has been informed of our needs and has already begun to advise us.
  • Pastor Ali is eligible to be a candidate for the installed pastor position if she feels called to be so.
  • An ad-hoc committee will be formed to develop various phases of the pastoral staff transition.  The committee will be appointed by the Elders board. 
  • In terms of how long the search process will take, there is no definitive answer especially with Covid’s impact on so many things both in the church and beyond it. The key is for the church to conduct a thorough and unhurried search and be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. We are hopeful that the person called will be able to serve and lead our congregation for many years to come.