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July/August 2013 Welcome to New Covenant! We believe God is good all the time and we gather on Sundays to celebrate His goodness. We are really glad you have decided to join us today! Our hope is that as you take the next step into the New Covenant community and get involved, you will begin to see that NC is more than just a Sunday Morning celebration; it is a family of everyday people following Jesus together to bring hope and change to the world - one life at a time. If you have questions about anything feel free to speak with someone at the Welcome Centre (located in the lobby) or contact the church office. Our Contact info is on the back page.

Celebrating God’s goodness


10 Ways To Reach Out Your Neighbors This Summer

Summertime is fast approaching, and with the warm weather comes the opportunity to reach out to those in your neighborhood. As the weather warms up, people will be out walking the dog, mowing their yard, sitting on their porch and just enjoying the outdoors. This can be the summer that you get to know your neighbors, and let them see Christ’s love through you. Here are 10 ways that you can reach out to your neighbors this summer: 10 Ways To Reach Out Your Neighbors This Summer: 1. See if they need any help with yard work. People could always use help in their yard. Nothing says love like mowing someone’s yard “just because.” 2. Host a block party and invite all your neighbors. You’d be surprised how many people would come over and hang out in your yard if you invited them. Fire up the grill, get some cold drinks, and people will gather. 3. Invite the neighbors over for dinner. Trust me ... this sounds awkward, but it’s not. In our society today, people want to belong. They will be flattered to receive a sincere invitation to have dinner. 4. Take them some homemade snacks from you and your family. People will see you care when you take a tray of cookies of snacks over to their doorstep. It shows you genuinely care about them, and took time to bake something for them. (Remember when Grandma would show up with cookies she baked? Yeah, it’s that feeling.) 5. See if they want to attend any outdoor activities your church might be having. While some people might not be comfortable attending an actual service at your church, inviting them to an outdoor event is less threatening. Whether it’s a summer festival, or simply an outdoor concert, invite them to tag along. If your church doesn’t have outdoor events in the summer time, talk to your pastor. Your church is seriously missing out.


6. If you are part of a small group, have your group do an outdoor activity and invite them. Small groups have the awesome opportunity to reach people in the community. Have a picnic or cookout with your small group, and invite others to come as well. 7. Get everyone together to play a game of football. Invite the neighbors to come over, split up into teams, and play a game of football. The guys will love it, and the women can either cheer for a team, or sit around and talk. The team that wins gets bragging rights for the summer! 8. Host an outdoor movie night. With today’s technology, it’s fairly easy to show a movie outdoors. Whether it’s a large TV and extension cord, or a projector on the side of the house with a white sheet, you can show a movie for the entire neighborhood. Don’t forget to supply popcorn! 9. Gather neighbors for barbecues on special weekends and holidays. Let your backyard become the hangout spot on special weekends and holidays. Labor Day and the 4th of July are two great days to have barbecues. In some places (like in Indiana where I live) even big NASCAR race days count as holidays! This leads me to the last one ... 10. Invite neighbors over to watch races, baseball games or other sporting events on TV. Break out some nachos, spinach dip and cold drinks, and watch the excitement of competition with the neighbors. You’ll get some quality time with people as often as you’d like; there are always sports on TV. Make this the best summer ever by getting out and meeting new people this year! Your neighbors are your mission field, make some new friends and enjoy the weather! Reprinted with permission from Dan Dye.


Summer Sundays at NC JULY IS FAMILY CELEBRATION SUNDAYS MONTH Sea Monsters, Armies, Floods, Giants, Big Boats, and Battles. There are some incredible stories in the Bible. This July for our Family Celebration Sundays we will be looking at some of the ‘Biggest’ Stories in the Bible.

July 7 July 14 July 21 July 28

Teen Challenge will be joining us and sharing stories of God’s goodness. We will have a BBQ and pot blessing lunch following the morning celebration. Teen Challenge is a 12-month, faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation ministry based in London, ON.

TEEN CHALLENGE

Sunday, August 18

In August we will return to the Book of Acts and our Greater series of messages.

Jesus vs. Superman Junior Giant Killer The Floating Zoo A Whale of a Tale

During our Family Celebration Sundays children ages six and up join their parents for the morning celebration. Don’t worry we promis to keep it interesting. Our Family Celebration Sundays are also an opportunity to give our Kingdom Kids teachers a break as well as plan for the Fall.

Thank you to all of our Children’s Ministry Volunteers!


Jr. Youth Mud Volleyball Saturday, July 13 Meet at the church at 5:45AM $30

Jr. Youth Midnighter Friday, August 16 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM $5

Jesus commanded us to love our nieghbours as ourselves. How can we love our neighbours if we don’t even know them?

HOST A MEET YOUR NEIGHBOUR EVENT! A Meet Your Neighbour Event is an opportunity for you to get to know your neighbours, and to lay the foundation for future relationships. You make the commitment to host a front lawn or backyard party and invite your neighbours over for an afternoon or evening of fun, food, and fellowship. We’ll provide you with carnival games & prizes, tents, food machine, and bouncey castle. We even provide you wtih a lawn sign and flyers to pass out in your neighbourhood.

We hope to have several NC families host a Meet Your Neighbour Event at their homes during the last two weeks of July. Speak to Pastor Lance for more information.

Study the Bible with us this summer. Between Heaven and Earth God’s plan of salvation. Sundays at 9:00AM

Dressed to Kill

A study on spiritual warfare and the armour of God. Wednesdays at 10:30AM


Summer Lovin

This summer we plan to love our city like never before. We have planned several events off of the NC property to demonstrate that we love the people of Brantford. We will be focusing our efforts in Echo Place. Mohawk Park Water Give-aways Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 10 at 10:00 AM Back to School Carnival Tuesday, August 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 (Sign-ups available late July)

VBS WEEK

ADVENTURE

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

July 8-12, 9AM-12PM

Ages 5-10 $10/child

Call the church office to register 519-753-4549

Check out our redesigned website at new-covenant.ca

Echo Place Prayer Walks Wednesday, August 28 Wednesday, Sept. 4

Wednesay Night Family Night

returns Wednesday, September 11, 2013. We are making plans to improve Discipletown, Jr. and Sr. High and will also be adding multiple small group options for adults. Set aside Wednesday nights this Fall for you and your entire family.


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Canada Day Office is closed.

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GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME August 2013 ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD


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Olive Branch 11:00 Music Ministry Practice 7:00PM

CHURCH OFFICE // 519-753-4549

ADDRESS // 22 HOLIDAY DR., BRANTFORD, ON EMAIL // INFO@NEW-COVENANT.CA

VISIT // NEW-COVENANT.CA

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REV. DR. JOHN TWEEDIE, SENIOR PASTOR REV. LANCE TWEEDIE, ASSOCIATE PASTOR PASTOR JEFF CHAMPEAU, YOUTH & CHILDREN’S PASTOR REV. CHARLES REID, CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

theloop Summer 2013 Edition  

Here is what's happening at New Covenant Brantford in July/August 2013.