Updates

Last Drive-In Worship Service this Sunday October 25

Our last Drive-in Worship Service of the season will be this Sunday at 10:45AM in the church parking lot. We have had a lot of fun outside these past months and it has been a blessing to worship together as the Body of Christ. Thank you to all who have helped make these services possible. Ali will be bringing us a message about removing the obstacles to Dreaming Big as a church.

ON OCTOBER 22, GOVERNOR DEWINE ANNOUNCED THAT THE SUMMIT COUNTY THREAT LEVEL REMAINS AT RED, BUT OUR OUTDOOR SERVICE WILL STILL BE HELD PER OUR CHURCH GUIDELINES.

LOOKING AHEAD – November 1 (All Saints Day) was to be our first worship service inside the sanctuary if the threat level was at yellow or orange. Stay Tuned for Updates.

Giving Update:

Financial – Your Financial Giving continues to be a great blessing helping our congregation stay “in the black” through September.

Food – A note from Rose –

“We are beginning to think of Thanksgiving and we are in great need of boxed instant potatoes, canned pumpkin (already has the spices), canned green beans and corn. (Any vegetable or canned fruit is appreciated.) Cake mixes and frostings, canned sweet potatoes, canned or jar of gravy.  Don’t forget evaporated milk.”
Thanks

Rose

CORRECTION – It was Isaiah Harper who finished in the top ten recently at the Akron City Series Cross Country meet at the Goodyear Heights Metro Park.

Upcoming Zoom Meetings:

Prayer Team – Tuesday at 6.

Reopening Team – Tuesday at 7.

Dream Big – Wednesday at 7.

Updates

Mid-October at New Horizons Christian Church

THE SUMMIT COUNTY COVID-19 THREAT LEVEL ANNOUNCED BY GOV. DEWINE ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 15 IS RED WHICH MEANS THAT THERE WILL BE NO ONE AT OUR “DRESS REHEARSAL” THIS SUNDAY OTHER THAN OUR TAPING CREW. ENJOY WORSHIP ONLINE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON/AFTERNOON.

OUR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOL CLASSES WILL NOT BE MEETING INDOORS THIS WEEK. CHECK WITH YOUR LEADERS TO SEE IF YOU ARE MEETING OUTDOORS.

THIS WEEK’S MEETINGS:

Our Prayer Team will not have an online meeting this week. The prayer list will be emailed to you.

Our Dream Big Group will be able to access the Bob Goff teaching video online this week and watch it anytime that works for them. Contact Ali for more information. There will not be a Wednesday night meeting.

FROM TERRI ALLEN:

Greetings, 
The youth group silent auction now has a website for bidding:Myminiauction.com/nhccyouthgroup

If you type just as is no spaces or copy and paste this url it will bring you to the bidding page where you can see all the baskets.
The auction will run till November 07, at 10:00am to give everyone a chance to bid. 
You simply scroll down to the picture, place your name and email address  then change the bid amount or select place that bid it’s that simple.
Winners will be notified by email and I will set a date and time to meet the winners at church to pay and receive baskets/items.
Any questions please let me know.

BUCKEYE ORDERS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED. CONTACT BRENDA ADKINS OR THE CHURCH OFFICE

CONGRATULATIONS TO ISAIAH HARPER WHO FINISHED IN THE TOP TEN AT THE RECENT CITY SERIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP MEET AT GOODYEAR HEIGHTS METRO PARK. ISAIAH IS A FRESHMAN AND RAN HIS BEST TIME ON THE GOODYEAR COURSE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LEAH JONES AND JUSTIN EWING WHO WERE MARRIED AT NEW HORIZONS CHRISTIAN CHURCH ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 10.

PASTOR JIM WILL BE IN INDIANAPOLIS IN OCTOBER 17 TO OFFICIATE AT THE WEDDING OF ROB WOLFE AND LAURA DODSON.

BREAD, ANYONE? – We are once again picking up the bread and other baked goods from Hudson Panera to share with the community. These food items will be available starting each Friday in the white container under the Blessing Box at the front entrance.

LOOKING AHEAD IN WORSHIP

Sunday October 25 – Last Drive-In Service of the season at 10:45AM

Sunday November 1 – All Saints Day Service at 10:45AM. First In-Person Worship Service in the Sanctuary (As long as Summit County Covid-19 Threat Level is at Yellow or Orange.)

A Reminder: All of our worship services are available through our YouTube Channel.

Updates

NHCC Weekly Update

Summit County’s Risk Level This Week: Level Two- Orange

Sunday Oct. 11 @ 10:45 am – Drive-In Worship in our parking lot. The recording will be available on YouTube later in the evening.

Sunday Oct. 18 @ 10:45 am – Worship is recorded and available on YouTube later in the evening.

Sunday Oct. 25 @ 10:45 am – Drive- In Worship in our parking lot. The recording will be available on YouTube later in the evening.

Sunday Nov. 1 @ 10:45 am – First Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary – YELLOW or ORANGE risk level dependent. Service will also be recorded and available later in the evening on YouTube.

Dream Big Request:

We want to know what your dreams are! As we have been working out our Dream Big series, hopefully you have been thinking about some dreams you have. And we want to know what they are! Pastor Jim wants you to email, text, or call him or Ali and share what some of your dreams are. 

Meetings this week:

Elders meet Tuesday

Prayer Team meets Tuesday

Dream Big Small Group meets Wednesday

BUCKEYES ARE BACK!!!!!

Our Circle of Light group is taking orders for their famous Buckeyes.

They are $4.50 per dozen. You can place your order with Brenda Adkins, Lisa Warner, or by calling Rose at the church office.

Last day to get your order in is Nov. 3rd so get your order in today!

All Saints Day – Sunday, November 1st is All Saint’s Day. During worship we will remember our loved ones we have lost this past year. If you have a loved one whose name you want read during worship that day, please send that information to Jim, Ali or Rose. We will not be displaying pictures this year but have another impactful time of remembrance planned. Any questions, contact Jim or Ali.

Condolences: Betty Gang passed away on Tuesday this week.  Family and friends may visit on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, Akron, Ohio 44305. For those of you attending we ask that you ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND WEAR A MASK.

The FUNERAL SERVICE will be PRIVATE, following the visitation.

Private burial will take place at Hillside Memorial Park, Akron.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the church in Betty’s memory.

You can find the full obituary here: https://www.newcomerakron.com/Obituary/190061/Betty-Gang/Akron-OH

Updates

This week and beyond…

Summit County’s Risk Level This Week: Level 2- Orange

October begins our shift in our Worship Time.

This is what our worship schedule looks like for the next month:

Sunday Oct. 4  @ 10:45 am – Worship is recorded and available on YouTube later in the evening. We will continue with our Dream Big series and look at setting “absurd expectations.”

Sunday Oct. 11 @ 10:45 am – Drive-In Worship in our parking lot. The recording will be available on YouTube later in the evening.

Sunday Oct. 18 @ 10:45 am – Worship is recorded and available on YouTube later in the evening.

Sunday Oct. 25 @ 10:45 am – Drive- In Worship in our parking lot. The recording will be available on YouTube later in the evening.

Sunday Nov. 1 @ 10:45 am – First Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary – YELLOW or ORANGE risk level dependent. Service will also be recorded and available later in the evening on YouTube.

Sunday School Update: The Lord’s Worker’s class will begin meeting at 9:30 am this Sunday. Since the weather will most likely be cold, they will meet in the Social Hall. Those attending the class are reminded to bring your own chair to sit in and that you must wear your mask.

The Friendship Class will meet at 9:00 am this Sunday. They will discuss making adjustments to time and location on while they are meeting.

Small Group Opportunity: You are invited to join a small group that will be going deeper into the “Dream Big” material. The group meets Wednesday nights at 7PM via Zoom. Contact Jim or Ali for the Zoom information.

Reopening Information 

Our plan is to return to the Sanctuary for worship on Sunday November 1st. 

As we have stated in the past these plans are dependent on a YELLOW or ORANGE risk level rating for Summit County. New risk levels come out every Thursday and will be shared on the blog update each week.

A letter with more details and updated guidelines will be sent out in a few weeks.

Food Outreach Update – We have renewed our partnership with Panera of Hudson and will be offering bread and other baked goods from our food pantry. If Akron Public Schools return to in-person classes, then we hope to offer our weekend backpack program once again.

Office Hours Reminder: Jim and Ali are in the church building ever Tuesday from 10am – 2pm. Stop by to see them or to pray in the Sanctuary. If you would like to meet them at another time, contact them to set it up.

Updates

“DREAM BIG” continues this week at our 10AM Drive-In Service and other news from New Horizons Christian Church

DREAM BIG – Our fall series continues this Sunday at our “in person” Drive-In Service at 10AM. Last week, Ali asked us to consider these questions: “Who are you?” and “Where are you?” This week’s question will be “What do you want?” This series based upon a book of the same name by Bob Goff is for personal growth as well as congregational health.

If you missed last week’s message, you can catch it on YouTube. This Sunday’s message will be available on YouTube on Sunday night.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN A SMALL ZOOM GROUP THAT WILL BE GOING DEEPER INTO “DREAM BIG” WHICH MEEETS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 7PM. CONTACT JIM OR ALI FOR THE ZOOM CODE.

ALSO, JIM AND ALI ARE KEEPING OFFICE HOURS EVERY TUESDAY FROM 10AM – 2PM. STOP BY TO SEE THEM OR TO PRAY IN THE SANCTUARY. IF YOU WANT TO MEET THEM AT ANOTHER TIME, JUST CONTACT THEM TO SET IT UP.

A REMINDER – Starting in October, we will be recording worship on Sunday mornings at 10:45AM so our services will not be available at 9AM on YouTube. They will be online later in the day. October 4 and 18 will be “test runs” for inside worship in the sanctuary while October 11 and 25 will be Drive In Services. All will begin at 10:45AM.

OUR PLAN IS TO RETURN TO THE SANCTUARY FOR WORSHIP ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1. Between now and then, we are installing hand sanitizer dispensers, deep cleaning the sanctuary and other spaces we will be using, putting up new signage, removing some of our furniture, and other steps to make it as safe as we possibly can. As we have stated in the past these plans are dependent on a yellow or orange threat level rating for Summit County. New threat levels come out every Thursday.

We thank you for all of the steps you have already taken such as mask wearing, personal distancing, and other actions that you have taken to protect others and yourself.

OTHER REOPENING NEWS – Since the weather is getting colder, our Lord’s Workers and Friendship classes will have the option of meeting indoors or outdoors starting this week. While meeting outside provides the greatest safety because of airflow, if our groups wear masks, practice social distancing, and open windows or doors to allow in outside air it will help greatly.

Our Reopening Team has designated the Fellowship Hall as well as the Gathering Area as suitable locations for small groups to meet. If your small group wishes to begin meeting indoors, please contact Jim. We are trying to proceed slowly and cautiously both to accommodate our groups as well as provide for their safety. Outside groups have not yet been been cleared to return to our building.

FOOD OUTREACH – Beginning next week, we are renewing our partnership with Panera of Hudson and will be offering bread and other baked goods from our food pantry. If Akron Public Schools return to in-person classes, then we hope to offer our weekend backpack program once again.