PNO | April 20 and May 4

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April 20 | Movie Night
Need a break? Been a while since you had a date night? Drop your kids off at New City and enjoy some time for yourself.

Your child(ren) will have a fun night with their friends eating pizza (a gluten free option will also be available) and popcorn, and watching a kid-friendly movie on the big screen!

You'll also be supporting our students as all proceeds go to send our middle and high school students to Move and Mix this summer. Cost is $10/child to be paid the night of the event.

May 4 | Paint Night
Need a break? Been a while since you had a date night? Drop your kids off at New City and enjoy some time for yourself.

Your child(ren) will have a fun night with their friends painting, eating pizza (a gluten free option will also be available), and playing games! We will be using water based paints and will have smocks to help keep paint off your child's clothes, but you probably still don't want to dress them in anything you aren't willing to get some paint on just in case.

You'll also be supporting our students as all proceeds go to send our middle and high school students to Move and Mix this summer. Cost is $10/child to be paid the night of the event.

marriage conference | April 27-28

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Join us for the “Mingling of Souls” Marriage Conference at New City featuring video instruction from Matt & Lauren Chandler. This conference will prepare soon-to-be-married couples for marriage, help hurting couples, encourage couples who are doing well to do better, and equip couples who are doing amazing to serve others. Mark your calendars for Friday, April 27 from 6:30-9:30pm and Saturday, April 28 from 9am-noon. Please register to help us prepare. 

 

 

starting point | April 22

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Are you new to New City? Starting Point is a casual, complimentary, catered lunch that will be held at New City on Sunday, April 22 following the 11am gathering. It is for those who have recently started attending, and allows you to get to know other new attenders and the ministry staff. You will be introduced to our church and will be provided with ways to get involved. Please let us know that you are coming HERE.

serve the city | April 14

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We are called to be good neighbors. Serve the City is an incredible opportunity to be good neighbors alongside churches from all over ABQ.  New City, other churches and local organizations will be mobilizing nearly 600 people to radically exhibit restoration at work in our city.  

Save the date: Saturday, April 14 | 9-11:30 or 1:30-4.  Lunch is provided from 12-1pm at Grace Church. 

Holy Week Schedule

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Palm Sunday | 9:15 and 11:00am

Maundy Thursday | Communion Service | March 29 | 6:30-7:15pm

Good Friday | March 30 | 6:00-8:00pm
Family friendly ‘Stations of the Cross.’
Open House, self-paced experience (may take about 30 minutes to walk through)

Easter Sunday | April 1 | 9:00, 10:15, 11:30am
Invite your friends and family to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with you on Easter! 

if: gathering | march 9-10

IF: ALBUQUERQUE is a 2-day gathering of local women asking what IF we followed God with perseverance instead of insecurity? This year IF: ALBUQUERQUE is hosted at North Church (4700 San Mateo Blvd NE) on March 9 @6:30pm and March 10 @9am. At IF:Gathering 2018, we will look at one of Paul’s letters to Timothy as he reminded him of the power and responsibility of sharing the gospel. We want to give God away in the very places He’s put us, so we’re going to gather for the purpose of remembering why following God and making disciples matters. We all get tired. We all wonder if what we’re doing matters, so IF:Gathering 2018 will be the reminder--it will be the celebration. The work we’re doing to share the gospel on the earth is worth it and God DOES move through the little things that nobody sees. 

starting point lunch | february 25

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Are you new to New City? Starting Point is a casual, complimentary, catered lunch that will be held at New City on Sunday, February 25 following the 11am gathering. It is for those who have recently started attending, and allows you to get to know other new attenders and the ministry staff. You will be introduced to our church and will be provided with ways to get involved. Please let us know that you are coming HERE.

 

church-wide fast day | february 15

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Below is a short guide to help walk you through your prayer time:

  1. In Mathew 6, Jesus teaches us to pray that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Take a few moments to pray that prayer. Pray that God’s will be done…

in your home as in heaven.

in our church as in heaven.

in your neighborhood as in heaven.

in Albuquerque as in heaven.

2.  In Revelation 21 we see Christ making all things new. Prayerfully consider how Jesus has brought renewal to your life. Ask God to show you parts of your life that need to be made new.

3. Who in your circle of influence are you praying for to experience the renewal that Christ has brought you? Sit for moment in prayer and ask God to lay someone on your heart. Pray for that person or people.

4.In John 17 Jesus prays for the unity of believers. Pray for the unity of churches in Albuquerque. Pray also for the ways that God is using New City to help foster unity among communities of believers in our city.

Pray for Shine

Pray for Ciudad de Gracia

Pray for the Collective (student ministry)

5. Take a moment to pray for God’s continued work of renewal at and through New City.

Pray for our church leadership

Pray for the resources to expand our ministry to children and teens including the possibility of adding on to our facility

Pray that people’s lives will be changed, that people will be saved and that they will find new life in Jesus this year at New City

Pray for our volunteers

Pray that God will give us big visions of practical renewal in our city

6. Finally, pray that God would cause you to hunger and thirst after him and that God would use these next few weeks to reveal himself to you in new ways.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why should I fast?

A: In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said “when you pray” and “when you give” and “when you fast”. He did not say “if” but “when”. He assumes this to be a spiritual practice of believers. As you step out in faith and practice prayer and fasting you will find your relationship with God to be more intimate.

Q: What are some possible ways to fast?

A: Ideally, fast from food. Here are a few types of fasts:        

a)  A regular fast: Fast from all food, drinking only water or liquids without calories.
b)  A liquid fast: Fast from solid foods and drink only light liquids.
c)  A partial fast: Fast from tasty foods and choose only vegetables or possibly a little fruit. This is a good fast for those with blood sugar issues.
d)  A Benedictine fast: Fast by eating only one light meal a day, usually the evening meal, and usually only simple foods.

Q: Can I fast from things other than food?

A: Food is the traditional choice. However, it is certainly perfectly appropriate to fast from all forms of media (TV, computer games, internet, electronic devices, newspapers, magazines, and books other than Bible). Fasting from shopping and related activities would also be a possibility. You have the freedom to be creative.

Q: What can I drink while I fast?

A: You may continue to drink water, coffee and tea. Avoid drinks with sweeteners and calories.

Q: What do I do when I’m served a meal that would go against my fast?

A: If you are fasting while carrying out your regular daily routine this may come up. First, try and schedule your day and meetings around your fast. If you know you are meeting someone, plan not to have it based around a meal. For those times when you are in a situation and are served food, you can politely decline. If they insist you eat, share with them that you are fasting. This may open up an opportunity to share your faith.

Q: What if I forget to pray? Does my fast still ‘work’?

A: When you are fasting it is unlikely you will forget to pray for long because your body will be insisting you eat. This hunger is an alarm reminding you to pray because you desire the answer to prayer more than you do food.

baptism class | january 21

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There will be a baptism class Sunday, January  21 following the 11am gathering. Lunch will be served, please RSVP below to let us know that you will be coming. 

For kids (grades 3-5) who are interested in baptism, there will be an informative and fun FAMILY workshop for kids AND their parents. The goal of this class is to equip and encourage parents to share the gospel and lead their children to a relationship with Jesus. Families who feel their children may be ready to make a faith decision and be baptized are encouraged to attend.

Gift Mart | December 16

Shine, Mission Avenue Elementary PTA, and New City Church are working in collaboration with the Mission Avenue Elementary School Administration to assist school families in need during the holiday season.

Christmas Gift Mart is an event where select Mission Avenue parents are invited to shop and buy gifts while their children participate in holiday games and activities. It is a special time where memories are made and the holiday spirit is shared.

All funds raised go back to the school in order to buy clothing and other needed items for the school’s clothing bank.

We are asking community members to donate new, unwrapped, $10 - $20 children’s toys, suitable for ages 5-11. Please bring your gift donations by Sunday, December 10. If you have any questions, please contact shine@newcityabq.org.

You can also volunteer to serve at the Gift Mart on Saturday, December 16, from 10am-noon.

 

Neighboring Resources

the Neighboring Church - “Love The Lord Your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength AND Love your neighbor as yourself.”  This was Jesus’ answer to the question, “What is the greatest commandment?”  You see, you can’t really love God without loving your neighbor and you can’t really love your neighbor without loving God. They go together!

The Neighboring life is about more intentionally loving the people around us and; specifically our literal neighbors.  It’s a call to be aware of what’s happening around us. It’s a call to look for ways to jump in and act when God nudges us. 

The Sermon Series on Neighboring can be found here.

Throughout this series we have been challenged to love those around us. Below are some useful tools that you can use in getting to know your neighbors:

starting point | november 19

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Are you new to New City? Starting Point is a casual, complimentary, catered lunch that will be held at New City on Sunday, November 19 following the 11am gathering. It is for those who have recently started attending, and allows you to get to know other new attenders and the ministry staff. You will be introduced to our church and will be provided with ways to get involved. Please let us know that you are coming here. We look forward to meeting you!