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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Ushering In God’s Justice Through Esther Moments

In late September, after yet another string of shootings of black men by police in the United States, our New Covenant Fellowship sister Gail was on her knees in desperate prayer. She was mourning the persistence of racial bias in America and fearing for the safety of Black people, including her husband (one of New

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Gratitude at Lake of the Woods

What are we especially grateful for when it comes to our New Covenant Fellowship community? That was the question posed to those of us who gathered to worship together at our annual Lake of the Woods service this past Sunday. After circling our chairs into groups of six, we each took time to contemplate and write down

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Bob Dylan and the Parable of Showing Mercy

I grew up listening to Bob Dylan on 8-track tapes in our Chevy station wagon as we crisscrossed Montana to attend every Noxon HS basketball game, lulled to sleep by the familiar voice and then awakening to it later as we bumped down our rocky dirt road arriving home. My parents had given away all

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