COST AND JOY OF DISCIPLESHIP:
“God has called us into God’s church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship.” These words are firmly stated every time we say our United Church of Christ Statement of Faith. Joys are abundant at New Covenant. We hear members express them every Sunday to be included in the prayers for the day.
We are an Open and Affirming community of faith – living by the motto, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey you’re welcome here.”
Our outreach ministry includes the operation of Journey House, a transitional housing program for homeless families.
We are a “Creation Justice Church” seeking to be a “green” and to get greener every day. We’ve instituted a “Safe Church” policy and have added a “Little Free Library” and “Blessing Box”.
We attempt to offer a blended worship service each week that is spiritually meaningful to all. We have a variety of Christian Educational opportunities including a Special Needs Sunday School class and Special Needs Vacation Bible School (Many of these opportunities are currently on hiatus or we are attempting to offer them virtually – please contact us for more information).
Our building is used by well over 1,000 people in a month’s time; providing office space for the United Churches of Lycoming County and a place for AA, NA, TOPS and OEA groups to meet (many of the community groups meetings are currently being done virtually as the COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person gatherings – please contact us for more infomation).
Our mission team works in distant places and here at home helping people in need.
Nine members have entered the ministry from New Covenant.
We give well over $10,000 to various local, national and international missions each year. We could regularly fill a room with the food, shoes, mittens and other donated items given to our local missions each year.
Our Music Ministry includes both an Adult and Children’s/Youth Choir (Many of our Music Ministry opportunities are currently on hiatus due to limitations on in-person gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic – please contact us for more information).
Our active youth group participates in weekly social, spiritual and service activities as well as performs a Christmas and Spring musical (Most of our youth gatherings are currently taking place virtually, due to COVID-19 restrictions – please contact us for more information).
While these and much more are the joys, there is a cost of discipleship. We are blessed to have many tithers as well as excellent leaders who give generously of their time also, serving the church and the community. We’d love to have you join us to share in the joys and the costs of discipleship in Christ’s name.