Worship this Sunday, January 10th, we will celebrate Epiphany. Join us on our YouTube channel to worship with us. Our service will be online by 9:00 am Sunday morning.
The service schedule for Bethany Candle will be held this Saturday January 9 at 1PM with visitation from 11-1 at the church.
The memorial service for Carroll Candle has been changed. It has been rescheduled for Saturday January 16th at 12PM at the church with visitation from 11-12.
Please do not attend either service if you are sick or not feeling well. If you do come please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Masks will be available at the church if you need one. Thank you for supporting the Candle family at this very challenging time.
A Statement about the Events of January 6, 2021
We are sure that you share our shock and dismay at the riots that took place at the Capital building on Wednesday January 6. None of us have ever seen something like this in our own country before taking place during a session of Congress.
This isn’t a matter of whether or not you voted Republican or Democrat during the last election. Our church has voters for each political party, and we have always been impressed by the fact that we can still love each other even amidst such differences. We think it is fair to say that as Christians we have higher values and standards than any political affiliation that we might have.
That’s why we were particularly disturbed to see some of the mob carrying flags and banners that read “Jesus.” Did they honestly believe that they were expressing their Christian faith by overpowering the Capital police, breaking windows, and threatening our elected officials? If they are following a Jesus that supports such actions, then their Jesus is not the Jesus of the Gospel. We pray that those who are not believers will not make an assumption that disciples of Jesus behave like those rioters did.
We further pray that as part of a Christian community called the New Horizons Christian Church that we live lives of peace, humility, and love rather than violence and intimidation. As Paul encouraged us in Ephesians 4: “Lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
Pastor Jim and Ali
A Few More Things…
Secret Sister Update: We have postponed our “Secret Sister Reveal,” until the month of March. Towards the end of March, weather permitting, we will hold and outside gathering to reveal who our Secret Sisters were this past year, as well as draw names for who our new Secret Sisters for this year. We are working on the details, but for now, keep praying for your current Secret Sister and we will share more information as we get our plans ironed out.
Worship DVD’s: Do you know anyone would benefit from receiving a DVD of our worship services? If so, please let Jim or Ali know.