Author: NCF Office

Advent is Arrival

For me, the beauty and challenge of Advent is experiencing hope and waiting together, in community. So I listen for the voices that call me to contemplate the promise anew. Sharon Chubbuck speaks warmth and wisdom in ways that I can hear and embrace. May her words bless you and welcome you this Advent. -Renée “Oh, Little

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Baptism!

Drummer, lead singer, guitarist, and new friend James Bean will be re-baptized at NCF on November 20. His story is an inspiration and testament to God’s stubborn love for us. If you or someone you know would like to publicly choose to follow Jesus’s way through baptism at this time, please let me know! Meanwhile,

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a Sound Mind

As we continue to learn, we lean on Jesus’ example in scripture of how to see with eyes of love, especially the marginalized and disempowered of our society. Jeff Trask shares his perspective to give us another point of view. May we grow in love to be more like God, as Jesus modeled for us. -Renée

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Part of the Equity Equation

New Covenant Fellowship has been richly blessed by members of our community with disabilities. We are grateful for God’s work through their presence and contributions to our body.  -Renée In October, our Nation observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We commemorate the many contributions of individuals with disabilities to America’s Places of Worship, Workplaces and Economy.

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“O, Fatherland”

Our tireless and prolific poet, Vern Fein, shares a timely verse that dovetails with the Auschwitz Art Exhibit displayed in our sanctuary. And he highly recommends the movie :). May we be strengthened for the work.  -Renée CABARET REVISITED On the  TV news, I watch the facesof people wearing red hats.When their hero appears, they stand at

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working for justice

I appreciate this story from Carolyn Vance about one way she was able to love her neighbor in the here and now. May it inspire you as well -Renée When immigrants live in your land with you, you must not cheat them. Any immigrant who lives with you must be treated as if they were one

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the Family Fund

Karen Hogenboom has been serving on the Family Fund for many years. Enjoy this reflection on how your giving blesses our extended family and provides for their needs. -Renée New Covenant Fellowship is committed to caring for its family members, and one way we do that is through the Family Fund.  A small portion of the

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what I don’t know

I am delighted to share this update from Asha. May her reflections resonate and encourage you as well.  Much love. -Renée So what is it like when your dream comes true?  …Good question Hello family, I hope you’re doing well, or at least feeling well, through it. I have gone back and forth in my head

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different roads

Thinking about the diverse ways that people meet Jesus and live out the gospel faithfully. From mending nets to collecting taxes to chariots to desert roads to prayer meetings by rivers to jailers and earthquakes. This poem speaks of these different roads in our own time. May we recognize and celebrate each journey with Jesus.-Renée Two Couplesby

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what suffering?

One of the joys that I no longer take for granted is the resumed opportunity to reflect together on the scriptures- what I missed, what revelation transpired, how others heard differently. The process of community wrestling with the message is priceless. We teach each other, receive correction, learn new ways, and go forward changed by

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