Category: Growing Together

  • Ode to the Salad Bar

    Ode to the  Salad Bar

    When you hear the word “bar,” what’s the first thing you think? Is it a bunch of sad mopes overpaying for drinks? Well, color me greedy, but what comes to my mind is a selection of goodies in a glorious line. A kaleidoscope of colors, the brightest of all being green (and if you’re envisioning […]



    They say a picture says a thousand words, and this picture does not disappoint. This day, 9 years ago, I had taken the kids on the annual MOPS pumpkin patch trip. After a hayride and picking out pumpkins, we ate a picnic lunch and then I let them loose on the playground. Honestly, Fall has […]



    The bird also has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, … even Your altars, O LORD of hosts. Psalm 84:3 I heard the story recently of a couple who, by their tenth anniversary, had been unable to conceive any children. Those of you who have experienced this heartbreak can readily relate […]

  • Aghast


    Why would anyone ever do that!?! I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy!!! We’ve all seen those scenes in the movies. The one you thought was their best friend…their closest ally, ends up being the one to cause all the problems. Everything goes up in smoke and the deepest wound came from behind (et […]

  • NCC Supports Literacy Event at Forrest Elementary

    NCC Supports Literacy Event at Forrest Elementary

    It was our privilege to be at Forrest Elementary tonight to participate in the ‘Spotlight on Reading’ event for their kindergarten and first grade students! Thank you to everyone who came!

  • Snow Day Devotionals

    Snow Day Devotionals

    Sunday services are cancelled Jan. 8 due to SNOW and a lot of it. So, stay inside Sunday morning and join our pastors on Facebook Live for three devotionals at 8am (Jay Bowen), 9am (Tyler Kelce) and 10am (Stephen Deane).

  • Grief Share Story (by Ruth)

    Grief Share Story (by Ruth)

    I attended the Grief Share group last September when it started here at New Covenant because my sister had recently passed away.  It was a safe place where I was able to share my grief with others who were also hurting, and they understood my pain.  My sister lived in Michigan and because of the […]

  • Our Role

    Our Role

    We recently began an exploration of one of God’s abiding covenants, given to Noah and extending to the present. God made the rainbow to be a sign of this covenant, that no more would “all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy […]

  • The Marriage Files – Episode 8

    The Marriage Files – Episode 8

    “Everyday Marriage” Part 2   Not too long ago I received a call from a young lady wanting me to officiate her wedding. Unfortunately, I was booked and I had to decline. Before I ended the conversation, I asked her if she and her fiancé are going through pre-marital counseling. She reluctantly told me that […]

  • Paint the Town Orange

    Paint the Town Orange

    One major thing I love about the curriculum we use in our Kingdom Kids (1st-5th grade) and K4C (4 and 5 year olds) ministries on Sunday mornings, is how much is available to us for ministry.  The people at ORANGE (the company we get our curriculum from) do a great job of providing many different […]