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The Children and Families Ministry blog is moving to our new home at my.newcommunity.church! We will still provide great articles about marriage and parenting as well as info about Kidz Community, but at New Community’s new website my.newcommunity.church. The one place to get all the latest information and details about New Community Church.
Want to find out about the Sunday morning sermon series? Go to my.newcommunity.church.
What day is Student Ministry going to Winter Jam? Go to my.newcommunity.church.
Where can I find the preschool and elementary preview videos? Go to my.newcommunity.church.
What is the new Vision and Strategy that Rob and the elders talked about a few weeks ago? Go to my.newcommunity.church.
Where did Rob get his awesome red shoes? Well, that’s just something you’ll have to ask him yourself.
Come visit us at our new place and check it out. Just in case you forgot, it’s my.newcommunity.church.
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Author Michael Hyatt writes, “Early in our marriage, Gail and I attended a church led by a dynamic, thirty-something pastor. He was an extraordinary communicator. He was a wise and empathetic counselor. As a result, the church grew rapidly.
But as we got better acquainted with him and his wife, we started noticing a disturbing trend in the way they related to one another. They would often make disparaging remarks about the other in public.” Read the rest of Michael’s post here.
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If you want to change your family, the world, do it side-by-side. It doesn’t have to cost a dime or even that much time. It’s about getting back to the basics and getting back together. Read the rest of Kristen Welch’s blog here.
Whatever our hopes for our family this year, there is one goal we should pursue that outshines all other goals. It’s the goal that we were made to pursue. It’s the goal that shapes our life and every other endeavor. And in pursuing this goal, we’ll find every other goal fall into place. (Read more here.)
Rediscover the Christmas story from Luke 1 and 2 with this fresh telling through the eyes of children. Joseph shepherds Mary through the backwoods in a red wagon, an angel sweeps in on a tire swing and wise men celebrate with sparklers. Kids and parents alike will connect with the beauty and mystery of the first Christmas.
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There is a continual tug as a parent to be pulled away from the real focus of Christmas. The lights, the toys, the songs, the parties, the food, while all these things can be associated with Christmas, they’re not why we celebrate Christmas. As a dad, I must relentlessly re-prioritize my family’s attention around the one thing that matters most about Christmas, the remembrance and celebration of our Savior’s birth. Read more of JT Waresak’s thoughts here.
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December is such a special month for families: traditions, the tree, the lights, the presents, the elf. Most importantly December is special because of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Check out how Kidz Community is talking about Christmas over the next several weeks.
Preschool’s First Look Preview: Your preschooler will learn that Jesus is God’s son. Watch the video here. (If video does not display above, click here: http://vimeo.com/106853719 .)
Elementary’s 252 Preview discovers that you can get wrapped up in GENEROSITY. “Make someone’s day by giving something away.” Check it out here. (If video does not display above, http://vimeo.com/112073223