Newport Covenant Quarterly Fall 2010
Newport Vision 2014 Starting with our Veritas Conference in February, 2010, Newport Covenant Church has been in the process of evaluating the health of our ministries and relationships, refining our purpose and direction, and setting out a three year vision and plan for our church. On Sunday, October 3, 2010, we were glad to present NCC's 3 year vision: "With God's help and guidance, in 2014 Newport Covenant Church will be known as a church whose task it is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. As a multigenerational church, our focus will be toward families in our community and their
children. Our distinctive voice in the community will be expressed through music and the creative arts. It will be our practice to be generous with our facilities, our resources and time spent in service to reach out to our community and to support regional and global missions.” We are excited and eager to start the process of developing a strategy and implementation plan that will bring our church to the new future that we believe God has called us to live into and will provide for us as we move forward in faith. As part of this process, we will be setting the foundational
Community Groups 101 Community Groups are Newport’s primary place where you can gather to be known and live like Jesus in and among our community. These small communities are typically made up of 6-12 people, and can meet in homes or offices throughout the week. These communities can have many different purposes as they study the Scrip-
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values of our church in a variety of ways. We will be creating venues of communication and input for our leaders and congregation as we refine our strategies and implementation plans. And a senior pastor search committee will be formed to assess the needs, resources and candidates for our next Senior Pastor. Now is the time that we roll up our sleeves and lean into the work. Your prayers are of greatest importance, as we find our strength in quietness and trust before our Lord. Pastor Adam Anderson Interim Lead Pastor
tures, pray, offer mutual support, encouragement and discipleship, and find unique ways to reach out to others in our community. Community Groups usually meet weekly and they emphasize the ongoing relationship between the members of the group in everyday life. Our desire is that everyone at Newport will be a part of a Community Group and become effective and productive in their faith in Jesus Christ. Community Group Connect Cards are available at the Info Desk to sign up for a Community Group.
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Vision 2014 Community Groups Children’s Ministry WNL Youth Ministry Newport’s Preschool Worship Opportunity We’re Online! Missional Focus
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Newport Children & Families Ministry—Pastor Mary Klug We launched our Children’s Sunday School program on September 12th. The 9:00 hour is called Bible Adventure Club and the 10:45 hour is named Celebration Station. During both hours, we serve children from birth through 5th grade. Our goal, through this ministry, is to make disciples of our children as they come to know, follow and share Jesus. All of our programs and events focus on families and their children in our community. Our Moms and Kids program meets Thursday mornings at 9:45 in the Youth
Room where the Moms of young children gather for support and learning together through speakers, cooking, crafts and discussion. There is child care for children through age 5. Kids Choir, led by Sue Banks, also started up in September, with over 30 children now preparing to present a Christmas Musical on December 12th at our Birthday Party for Jesus. Outreach events this fall, which serve our families and those of the community, include our Fall Fun Fest (carnival and ‘trunk or treating’) on October 31 from 4 to 5:30 pm, our
4th & 5th Grade Overnight to be held the weekend of November 12th and 13th, where many of our young people bring their friends, and our Preschool Sunday on November 21st, when we will invite our NCC Preschool Families to join us in worship. In addition, Children & Families Ministry sponsors our global service project, Operation Christmas Child, where shoe boxes filled with small gifts are sent to needy children around the world.
Newport Youth Ministry welcomes Nikki Dillenbeck Youth Ministries is in an exciting time of transition and strengthening! My name is Nikki Dillenbeck and I am honored to be the new NCC Youth Director. My husband, Scott and I are excited to be a part of the Newport family. I am a full-time social worker, PhD student, proud wife and mom-to-be (May 16, 2010). I am available anytime by email or phone, and will work on-site at the church on Tues. and Wed. We kicked off the holiday season visiting Stocker
Farm's Corn Maze in Snohomish. We had a great time and a big group for fellowship. We are well on our way into our community groups, where we too are focusing on Matthew's stories of community and how NCC Youth fit into the VISION 2014. We continued celebrating relationship and friendship with our "Minute-toWin-It" Themed EPIC youth night, Wed, Oct. 27th. There were many new faces and this event brought all of our youth together and was a great success.
Newport Covenant Preschool-Director, Barb Cartmell Newport Covenant Christian Preschool is an extension of the educational ministry of Newport Covenant Church. NCCP is a Christ-centered Preschool, serving the needs of the whole child. We focus on the spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and intellectual needs of the growing child. We offer classes for 3’s, 4’s, and Pre-K children. Save the date for our first ever DINNER AUCTION to take place on Saturday, March
5th at 6pm. Tickets are $15/person and childcare can be provided with advance notice. All proceeds will go toward curriculum improvements, scholarship funds, teacher training, and new classroom equipment. Come show your support for this preschool ministry of Newport Covenant Church. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
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Newport Covenant Worship Arts-Tom Frodsham Worship and the Arts have been a large part of our history at Newport Covenant Church. Over the years we have been blessed by the Creator with a wide variety of creative people, singers, musicians, painters, actors, writers, directors, and technical people. Styles have ranged from Classical to Jazz, Musical Theater to Original Music and Dramas. If you would like to get involved, we currently have opportunities to participate on our 9:00 Worship Team, e(x)tol Worship Team, Choir, Kids Choir, Tech. Team. Or get in-
volved serving as an usher, greeter or preparing communion. If Performance or Visual Arts is more your thing, talk to our Director of Worship and the Arts, Tom Frodsham and he will find a place for you in one of our future productions. We see ourselves as a family, so no matter what your age we’d love you to get involved with any of these ministries. We are excited about building on our past, to a bold new future in the area of Worship and the Arts, supporting NCC’s Vision 2014. Stay Tuned to see what God will do next at Newport Covenant Church
Women Ministries—Pastor Mary Klug Presently there are many ongoing ministries supported by the women of Newport: Women’s Covenant Quilters, Women’s Prayer, Moms in Touch Prayer Group, Saturday Fellowship Coffees, Angeline Eastside Women’s Center and the North Pacific Conference Women’s Retreat which several of our women attended in September. The Christmas Friendship Luncheon has been a
long time community outreach event. We will have this outreach ministry on Saturday, December 5th . Watch for table hostess sign ups and ticket sales on Sunday mornings coming soon. We are looking for a Ministry Leader to coordinate Covenant Women Ministries at Newport as God moves our church forward to fulfill our new vision.
Missions Focus—Youth to Chicago, Linda Peterson In April, 8 members of one of our Wednesday Night Live small groups will be taking a trip to Chicago where they will be partnering with Center for Student Missions. This organization will connect our group with a wide variety of service opportunities such as working at homeless shelters, daycares and food banks. The CSM organization in Chicago is lo-
cated on the campus of North Park University. There will be a bake sale on November 14th between services to raise funding for the trip. It will be a pet bake sale. Please stop by and support this mission trip by purchasing some treats for the pets in your life. There will be other unique fundraising efforts in the future. Watch for details to come!
Newport’s Calendar—Fall 2010 Regular Happenings NEWPORT COVENANT CHURCH 12800 Coal Creek Parkway SE Bellevue, WA 98006 425.747.0515 www.newportcov.org Emergency Prayer Chain: 425.746.3868 Preschool 425.643.1407
Women’s Quilting, Monday, 9:3011:30a
Special Fall Events November 12-13th, 4/5th Grade Overnight
KidREACH Tutoring, Tuesdays, 3-5pm November 17th, WNL Progressive Dinner, 6-8pm Women’s Prayer, Wednesday, 10am Kid’s Choir, Wednesday, 6:00pm WNL Youth, Wednesday, 6pm Moms and Kids, Thursday, 911:30am Adult Choir, Thursday, 7:30pm Mighty Men Small Group, Friday, 7am
November 24th, Thanksgiving Service and Pie Social, 7-8:30pm December 5th, Christmas Friendship Luncheon, 10:30am December 12th, Birthday Party for Jesus Kid’s Choir program, “Surprising Christmas Pageant”, 9 & 10:45am December 15th, WNL Caroling, 6-8pm December 24th, Christmas Eve Services, 4 & 10pm
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Newport’s Online Presence—Kyle Karpack In this exciting time for Newport Covenant, we are proud to also roll out an entirely redesigned online presence. Our online presence now consists of the following elements: www.newportcovblog.org This is the big one! This website will contain all news and updated information for Newport's members and attenders. The all-new www.newportcov.org This site is designed mainly to provide basic information about Newport. Facebook For the most timely updates and to enjoy the benefits of social networking, check out our Facebook page. Online Community This will serve as our database and our private online network for members and attenders. As always, we are looking for any feedback or questions.