The season of Advent invites us to reflect on the profound reality that God is WITH us, in the daily mundane moments and in our phenomenal “only God” experiences. This Advent, we want to embrace all the ways that God is with us through contemplative reflections, communal remembrance, and generous hope.
You’re invited to do this in 3 ways:
Reflect Intentionally – Remember in Community – Respond with Generosity
In a holiday season full of distractions and busyness, we want to intentionally position ourselves to notice how God has been, and is currently, with us. Not just in a general sense, but in the particularities of our lives. Contemplative practices like daily silence, prayer, and devotionals can ready our hearts to receive God’s presence. We recommend reading through Hope: Meditations Before, During, & After Advent, written by Pastor Michael Washington. It offers brief daily devotions that support contemplative reflection and prayer.
Throughout the Old Testament, God’s people are called to communally remember the faithfulness, providence, and presence of God. The NewCom Arts Group will lead us through a collaborative project of remembrance on the first three Sundays in December that will invite us to write down and remember some of the ways we’ve experienced God With Us, both individually and as a community.
Plan to join us in person for these services.
As an act of gratitude for God’s presence with us this past year, and as a proclamation of faith in God’s continued presence with NewCom moving forward, everyone is invited to give generously to the Christmas Offering. Be praying about what God is calling you to generously give, over and beyond your regular giving, to this special offering so that NewCom can be financially stable as we live into our mission in 2022. Together, let’s tangibly express our trust and hope in God through sacrificial giving.
Want more info? Review these Christmas Offering FAQ’s
Need help giving your gift? Email Office@thenewcom.com
We have reserved parking on W. Logan Blvd, designated with orange cones between N. Francisco Ave. and Sacramento Ave. Parking is also available on W. Schubert Ave., Sacramento Ave. and W. Diversey Ave. within approximately 2 blocks of our church.