‘Tis the season for Lovefeasts and Candle Services!

Mark your calendars and plan to attend a service at New Philadelphia this Advent and Christmas Season:

December 4 at 11:30 a.m. – Children’s Lovefeast – Fellowship Hall (In-person)

December 11 at 9:30 a.m. – Mostly Music Advent Service – Sanctuary (In-person)

December 18 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – Regular Worship services

December 18 at 7:00 p.m. – Lovefeast and Candle Service – Sanctuary (In-person)

December 24 at 4:30 p.m. – Lovefeast and Candle Service – Sanctuary (In-person and Online via our Facebook page)
(Doors open at 3:00 p.m. for 4:30 p.m. service – Nursery opens at 4:00 p.m.)

December 24 at 8:00 p.m. – Lovefeast and Candle Service – Sanctuary (In-person)

On Christmas Day we will have ONE service of Songs and Stories at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 25. 


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New Philly Kids Sunday School – we will begin meeting separately after a joint opening game:

Pre-K, K, 1st and 2nd graders
3rd, 4th and 5th graders

We are studying:








This week’s Big Idea:







Here are two things for your calendar:

Sunday, September 11, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Friendship Room

Exhale…as we join with other like-minded souls to refresh and re-energize with a flow yoga session led by The Yoga Abbey

Sunday, September 18, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Salem Lake

Salem Lake Creek-n-Seek …We will meet at the Salem Lake parking lot and walk together to the stream (1 mile from parking lot). We will sit streamside and share a brief lesson, share a snack and fellowship, then walk back. We should be back in plenty of time to get older kids to Middle High Youth

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Ready for MORE Fun & Games?

Last week’s Gathering was such a success that we’ve decided to do it again!

This Thursday (June 16) there will be indoor and outdoor games (if it rains the “outdoor” games will be in the Fellowship Hall) and then a time of visioning, planning and sharing ideas together (led by Pastor Sam).

OR, you may choose to keep on playing and enjoying fellowship with each other.

AND, we will again close with a prayer circle and maybe even sing a song.

OH, and did we mention ice cream?


Thursday, June 16

7:00    Indoor and Outdoor Games

7:30   Refreshments and Fellowship

7:35   Guided Discussion (visioning and sharing ideas) or more games!

8:00   Prayer Circle

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What do “fun and games” and “Southern Province Synod update” have in common?
Well, they will both be part of this Thursday’s Gathering!
At 7:00 p.m. there will be outdoor games and refreshments out on the lawn near the Banquet Room portico and board games inside in the lobby. Then, at 7:30 p.m., you can choose to keep on playing OR go inside and hear an update on our recent Southern Province Synod (resolutions that were passed; election results; decisions that were made, etc.).
We will conclude the evening with an outdoor prayer circle, asking God’s blessing on our congregation and our Province.
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