Updates

January Updates

Things happening at New Horizons in the month of January…

Starting on Sunday, January 16th, in person worship will resume.

There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday Jan. 16th following worship. We will be voting on the new slate of officers that will begin their new term at the end of January.

Sunday, January 30th, we will have our Officer Installation and Commissioning of our Pulpit Search Committee during worship.

Below is our list of Covid guidelines we are asking be followed during the month of January.

-If you are not feeling well, please do NOT attend worship in person.

-If you have tested positive for Covid and are still contagious, please do NOT attend worship in person.

-We continue to ask that masks are worn while you are in the building.

-We ask the social distancing to be maintained as much as possible.

-Worship and Wonder will continue to be on hold for the month of January.

There will always be an online option for worship. Please make the decision that is best for you and your family regarding whether to attend worship in person.

Updates

Worship Changes

The Elders, Re-opening Team, and Pastor Ali have discussed the rapid increase of Covid cases and how quickly those numbers continue to rise. After sharing some different thoughts and insights, the Elders, Re-opening Team and Pastor Ali agreed upon the following plan of action for our church community.

1) Worship for the next two Sundays is ONLINE ONLY. Sunday January 2nd and Sunday January 9th, no in person gathering at the church. 
2) Sunday School Classes will postpone meeting during the month of January
3) Worship and Wonder will be postponed during the month of January

The Elders, Re-opening Team and Pastor Ali  will meet again in two weeks to reassess things and determine our path forward. 

This is not the way we hoped to ring in the New Year, but we can’t change the circumstances. All we can do is come together and make the best decisions that respond to our situation with love and care for all people. 

Rose and Ali will continue to have office hours at the church so if you need anything, feel free to contact Rose or Ali anytime. 
New Year blessings to you all and we will see you online Sunday! 

Updates

December Happenings at NHCC..

Here is what is happening at New Horizons in the month of December.

A big THANK YOU to all who stayed after church last Sunday to help with the Hanging of the Greens. We appreciate the time our small but mighty group gave to help make our church look so beautiful this Advent season.

Advent 2021: A Season of Seeking and Celebrating “Better”
December 5th – “Seeking Better Peace” – Reminder that there is a Congregational Meeting at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary.

December 12th – “Seeking Better Joy” – The Bane family is hosting their annual Christmas Open House Reception after worship at the church. Everyone is invited and encouraged to wear an ugly Christmas Sweater, shirt, socks, or whatever fun Christmas attire you may have to bring some extra fun to the party.

December 19th – “Seeking Better Love” 

December 24th – Christmas Eve service at 7:00pm in person and online

December 26th – Online worship only – no in person service

Updates

November News at NHCC…

Happening in November at NHCC

This month the sermon series at NHCC will be on gratitude.

Worship is every Sunday at 10:45 am in person and Live streamed online.

You are welcome to join us in person Sunday mornings or online any time!

Communication Reminder – This week begins our new communication practices. We will have bulletins in worship on Sunday. You can have a bulletin emailed to you if you would like. Please let Rose know. We will only send bog updates out once a month or if there is an unexpected update that we need to share with everyone. Our new website is www.newhorizonschristianchurch.com. Feel free to look on the website for church information.

November Meetings:

Prayer Team – The Prayer Team meets every Tuesday at 6:00 pm via Zoom. If you have a prayer request or would like to join the prayer team, please contact Pastor Jim or Pastor Ali.

Board Meeting – There will be a board meeting Tuesday Nov. 16 at 7:00 pm at the church.

Book Club – The Book Club will meet Mon. Nov. 15th at 6:00 pm. The book they are reading is Deadline by RANDY ALCORN.  Several books by that title. All are welcome. Please contact Kim Stimler with any questions.

Special Events, Missions, and Odds and Ends

Birthday Drive- By Surprise – All are invited to participate in a drive- by birthday surprise for Vi Kristie on Sunday Nov. 14th after worship. We’ll all gather in the parking lot and make our way down a couple of blocks to drive-by Vi’s house to wish her a happy 100th birthday! Feel free to shower he with cards as well. Feel free to contact Kim for more information.

Holiday Bazaar – This Saturday, Nov. 6th, from 8-3 is the holiday bazaar at the church. This is hosted by the Girl Scouts and a wonderful fundraiser for their troop. Feel free to drop by anytime on Saturday.

Hanging of the Greens– On Sunday Nov. 28th, we will decorate the church for Advent and Christmas. We need all deacons and anyone else who would be available to help. We will begin decorating right after worship that Sunday. The more hands we have helping the lighter and quicker the work can go. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Stager.  

MASK REMINDER…

According to the continued recommendations by the CDC and the Summit County Health Department, New Horizons continues to request that masks be worn while you are inside the church building. We want to make sure we are doing our part to protect one another. If you do not have a mask or forget yours, masks will be available.

Updates

This Week at NHCC..

Worship Information for Sunday October 31st

This Sunday we will observe All Saint’s Day.

This week’s sermon title is: “By Faith”

Worship is every Sunday at 10:45 am in person or online. You are welcome to join us in person on Sunday mornings or online anytime!

Meetings:

Prayer Team will not meet be meeting this week.

Elder’s Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 4

Board Meeting: Tuesday Nov. 16th

Nominations: The elders are taking nominations for the following positions to be filled: Elders, Deacons, and Trustees.

If you would like to nominate someone to serve in one of these rolls or you would like to continue serving in one of these rolls, please fill out a nomination form and turn it in to the elders. You can also email Pastor Jim, Pastor Ali, or Valdene, the chair of the elders. We will be taking nominations until Sun. October 31st.

LOOKING AHEAD…

Church Communication Changes: Bulletins: Starting on the first Sunday in November, bulletins will be used during worship. Because of this change, we will no longer be sending out weekly blog updates.

Starting in November, our blog updates will change to monthly updates instead of weekly. Weekly church information will go in the bulletins. If you worship online, you can have the weekly bulletin emailed to you if you would like. Contact Rose to make sure she has your correct email address.

Website change: Starting November 1, we will finally be down to just one website. The web address is www.newhorizonschristianchurch.com If you are looking for church information, that’s where it will be.

Book Club: The Book Club will meet Mon. Nov. 15th at 6:00 pm. The book they are reading is Deadline by RANDY ALCORN.  Several books by that title. All are welcome. Please contact Kim Stimler with any questions.

Birthday Surprise: Kim Stimler is organizing a special birthday drive-by surprise for Vi Kristie. Keep you eye out for more details as we get closer to her b-day. Contact Kim for more information.

MASK REMINDER… According to the continued recommendations by the CDC and the Summit County Health Department, New Horizons continues to request that masks be worn while you are inside the church building. We want to make sure we are doing our part to protect one another. If you do not have a mask or forget yours, masks will be available.