Baptism is Freedom

This past Sunday, we continued our celebration of the resurrection of Easter with a joyous service of baptisms. Three members of the NCF community—Anna, Patrick, and Theo—were baptized after they shared part of their personal testimonies and Renée shared a teaching about the meaning of baptism. An excerpt of that teaching follows. (You can listen

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Life-giving Blood

Holy Week. Palm Sunday. Blood Drive. They go together, right? Or does it seem that “one of these three is not like the others….”? Are we having a Blood Drive at church? During the service? Really? Our challenge this Lent has been to “double down” on community. Singing with other neighborhood churches. Studying a book

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Our Lenten Journey

Today, Ash Wednesday, begins my favorite season. I am still surprised by the gift of it, having come into acquaintance with Lent not through my family of origin, but gradually, after leaving home. Anticipation of Lent is vulnerable and exciting; what does the Lord have in store this year? For me it is always different—sometimes adding

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Our Defining Irony

“But wisdom is proved right by all her children.” (Luke 7:35)  As a member, and now pastor, of such a gifted faith community, I am grateful for the many and diverse sources of wisdom among us. Today’s blog post is by Paige Weston, who has been an ambassador of listening and peace-making within NCF for

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What kind of church is New Covenant Fellowship?

In the summer of 2016, then Co-Pastor Kye Ewing drafted a blog post with the working title What Kind of Church is NCF? His journey has since led him out of the pastorate, seeking a vocation that better fits this stage of his life while continuing to value the New Covenant community. His reflections, here

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Babies and Thieves, Fear and Good News

As we prepare our hearts for Jesus to come as a baby, I am still puzzling over the gospel reading from the first Sunday of Advent. Jesus compares himself to a thief in the night, breaking in at an unexpected hour. I wonder, how are babies and thieves alike? They do often come at night. Or

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Stay Woke

As you do all this [love your neighbor as yourself], you know what time it is. The hour has already come for you to wake up from your sleep.  Romans 13:11     Wake up. Then stay woke. Stay what? I was surprised to hear “stay woke” in my head when I encountered the epistle reading

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Raw ingredients, transformed and exalted

I didn’t grow up with TV. My parents weren’t into it, the reception in rural Montana was terrible, and there were better things to do. Of course, I binge-watched at my grandparents and got hooked on occasional shows in college, but TV was easy for me to give up once the kids came along. Until we started

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A closer look at the narrative of the Flood

An “editor’s note” from Renée Antrosio, Co-Pastor at New Covenant Fellowship: In times of change and uncertainty, I am thankful for the ongoing contributions of our founding pastors to steady and encourage us. Last Sunday we focused on God establishing and renewing covenants throughout scripture, particularly in times of crisis, as a promise of God’s faithfulness to the

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Grappling with the Strangeness of Genesis

This fall we’ve been working through Genesis during our Sunday morning teachings. It’s a book that’s often “sanitized,” and we wanted to do our best to not take that approach. If you don’t know what I mean by “sanitized,” pick up a Children’s Bible and compare its version of Genesis to your preferred translation. How

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