Updated on July 21, 2017
Join Us This Sunday!
9am or 11am in Downtown
Join us Sunday as Cindy Lee continues our summer series, Summer in the Psalms with a sermon from Psalm 27 entitled, “The State of Your Heart.” Please join us this Sunday!
NEW CITY U: LAST WEEK TO JOIN AN IMAGO GROUP!
New City “U” (University) is a summer series of seminars open to all. This summer there are two tracks:
- Imago Groups, which explore culture, race, and identity (see below for more explanation)
- Teaching Seminars, where New City members share from their fields of expertise
All New City U seminars will be held in the church offices (453 S. Spring St., Basement suite) starting at 1:30 PM from July 16th through August 20th. You can sign up in the lobby on a Sunday or online here.
IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP! THIS SUNDAY IS THE LAST WEEK TO JOIN AN IMAGO GROUP.
More Information on Imago Groups (Sundays @ 1:30pm in the Church Office)
Every other summer, New City offers the Mosaic Project, where church members are placed in intentionally diverse groups and share their life stories and get to know one another’s back stories in order to help us learn to love another better. The next Mosiac Project will be next summer.
This summer, however, we’re going to offer something called “Imago” groups. Imago Dei is a Greek phrase that captures how we are all made in the image of God.
While the focus of the Mosaic Group was learning from people who were different than us, the focus of the Imago Group is to learn from people who share our cultural/racial/ethnic identies and allow one another to challenge our own implicit biases and role in social injustice. We will have four Imago Groups, one for each major racial/ethnic group: Asians, Whites, Latinx and Blacks.
The reason we are going to be in a group based on our racial/ethnic group is twofold: (1) We want to create space for examining our own cultural, racial and ethnic identities. (2) We want to create space where we can be challenged to look into our own prejudices, implict biases, and role in social justice/injustice.
Because this is the first time we’re doing something like this, we’re going to start small. We will only have four groups and each will be capped at 10.
The groups will run at the church office on Sunday at 1:30pm for 6 weeks, starting on July 16 and ending on August 20. And again, we’d like to ask that those who participate be available for at least 4 of the 6 sessions. This is a pilot program to see if this kind of group helps the church become more loving across racial, cultural and ethnic boundaries.
More Information on Teaching Seminar
There is no teaching seminar this Sunday, 7/23. Please join us next Sunday, 7/30, for a seminar on Finding the Sacred in the City by Cindy Lee, a presentation from her Ph.D. disertation.
JOIN US AT NEW CITY CHURCH SFV AT 4PM @ ITS NEW LOCATION IN SHERMAN OAKS
New City Church SFV Parish core team is continuing to gather together to develop community, get to know SFV community, and prepare to plant a parish in SFV. This Sunday (7/16/17), we are meeting at Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church facility at 4pm. The address is 4445 Noble Ave, Sherman Oaks CA 91403. For more information, please click HERE or contact email@example.com.
SIGN UP TO SERVE WITH THE SUNDAY FOOD TEAM
The SUNDAY FOOD Team is a fantastic place to serve at New City. They are responsible for snacks and drinks after the worship services. We need help for this Team. Please contact Kathryn Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or just talk to her after the worship service at the LATC’s lobby bar area.
KIDS DURING SUMMER: FIT FOR THE KINGDOM
This summer, we are bringing in different folks from our community to expose our kids to different aspects of how they use what they do as part of the kingdom of God. For a few weeks in July, they will learn Sun Do Kai Karate, during August, we have invited a personal trainer, a videographer, a graphic artist, and some actors to each conduct different interactive workshops on what they do and how it contributes to the kingdom of God. We hope that you’ll invite kids that you know to come join us on Sundays during July and August for this summer series for our kids.
RECOVERY IN THE SPIRIT
For more information, please contact Manny at email@example.com or (248) 797-5665.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
“This group is for anyone who struggles with mental illness.”
THE HEALING ROOM
PURPOSE: To prayerfully minister to those who need prayer for healing or for a deeper filling of the Spirit. TIME: Every first and third Sunday at 11 am COST: Ministry in the Healing Rooms is provided at no cost. CONTACT: For inquiries about our Healing Rooms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-471-2415. LOCATION: New City Church Office (located in the Spring Arts Tower at 453 S Spring St, Basement Level, Los Angeles, CA 90013).
COMMUNITY CARE MARKETPLACE
New City Church Community Care Market Place is a Facebook group for strengthening our capacity to Share, Buy, Sell, Trade, Barter, or Give to one another. Each of these activities can and will strengthen our community. They are actively inviting people from the church to join their group. If you are interested you need to send your Facebook related email to John Tiersma-Watson at email@example.com
SYNC COUNSELING CENTER
Sync Counseling (www.sync.org) has expanded in downtown LA! They have more counselors working from the downtown office. This means that if you are in need of Counseling, this is the time to contact them. Their rates are sliding scale based on your income. Contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 802-5490 for more info or to make an appointment. For more information and FAQs, please click HERE.