Serving Strategically and Sustainably

As most of you know, a couple of years ago we launched New Community Outreach (NCO) to strategically and sustainably lead our outreach efforts in the community. Having a non-profit allows us to raise funds from outside of our church and neighborhood in order to partner with friends and partners like Bright Star Community Outreach in the good work that's been happening in Bronzeville for a long, long time. I'm happy to report that, after just a couple of years, NCO has an operating budget of more than $70,000! These funds go to pay our staff, fund the Back-To-School fair and the restorative justice programming at Dyett High School among other things. God is good!

In the months to come you'll hear about ways to serve with NCO and opportunities to help raise money in order to serve more students throughout Bronzeville. In the meantime, please read the most recent NCO update for more about the good work that you're a part of.

- Pastor David

Giving Challenge Final Numbers!

Thank you so much for your generosity at the end of 2019. Because of your faithful giving we surpassed our budgeted income and are able to give everything beyond that to our friends at World Relief in their work with immigrants and refugees. Check out this short thank you video from World Relief.

Church Database

We are centralizing our information to make it easier to contact everyone. Would you take a couple minutes to fill out this form so that your info can be added?

Community Prayer Requests

1) Pray for the administrations and students at Jackie Robinson Elementary School and Dyett High Schools. Pray especially that our good relationships and partnerships would continue.

2) It's a few months away, but our Back-To-School Fair team is already at work. Pray for Melody, Alicia, and Warren as they lead us to serve our neighbor.

3) New Community Outreach has a $20,000 fundraising goal for 2020. Pray that new financial partners will join us in this important work of coming alongside students who've experienced trauma.

Calendar & Opportunities

Interactive Prayer Service | Sunday, February 2; 10:00AM
A service aimed at including all ages in the understanding of prayer.

Prayer Around The Schools | Saturday, February 1; 9:00-10:00AM
Our monthly prayer walk leaves from Kennicott. Invite a friend and join us for an hour of prayer for our schools.

Potluck | Sunday, February 2; after service
You've got a week to plan! Bring something to share and plan on staying around to get to know a few more folks!

Member's Meeting | Sunday, February 9; after service
Members, please plan on being there. All are welcome.

Membership Class | Saturdays, February 15 and 22; 4:00-6:00PM
If you're interested in pursuing membership at New Community or learning more about the church, please sign-up for these two sessions by emailing

Rediscipling the White Church Book Release | Sunday, May 17; 4:00PM
Save the date for Pastor David's book release party. More info coming soon.

Church Anniversary Celebration | Saturday - Sunday, May 30-31
Save the dates for our 10-Year Anniversary Celebration!

Church Retreat | Friday - Sunday, June 19-21
Save the dates for our annual retreat at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva, WI.

Open AA Meeting | Thursdays; 7:00-8:00 PM
Sponsored by The Chicago Area Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous, the meeting is open to all who desire to stop drinking and is held in Room 425 of Mercy Hospital (2525 South Michigan Avenue; 312-567-2000).

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