Advent - Week 3
OUR DISCIPLE MAKING PATHWAY
THE PATHWAY -
It's a simple way to understand what Jesus modeled for us throughout his life & ministry - DISCOVER (encounter) / CONNECT / GROW / MULTIPLY.
You and I were formed to be a part of a family. We DISCOVER (Encounter) the love of Jesus. We were brought in to relationship with God in Christ. We all need to experience the life of the body in relation to one another; to CONNECT in meaningful relationship is to begin to walk the disciple making journey.
In order for us to reach maturity as disciples, we have to allow the Holy Spirit to GROW each of us into the likeness of Jesus. Healthy things grow...no matter their age! Just like in the physical realm, when we stop growing we are dying. The spiritual growth of each follower of Jesus is a sign of His life in us.
That life in us is for a higher purpose, and that is to MULTIPLY! The grace we have found in Jesus is never meant to be kept to ourselves. We are called, commissioned, and sent into the world to make more disciples, who make disciples, via the gospel of Jesus.
COME & WORSHIP IN-PERSON or join the Live Stream
Sundays @ 10:45am -- mynewhorizons.org
As a result of the latest developments around the world pertaining to COVID-19 and its variants, let's be vigilant in observing our previous protocols for gathering. We want to remind all who would attend NHCC gatherings of these important guidelines:
1. Attend ONLY if ... you are NOT experiencing signs of illness - i.e. - fever, persistent/active cough, unusual tiredness or fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, runny nose headache, sudden loss of taste or/and smell.
2. Don't attend if ... you've been directly exposed to someone within the last 48 hrs who has tested Covid positive or just not sure you should be around others. Please follow the CDC's guidelines for self-quarantining. You may not have it, but we'd rather you miss a Sunday than cause someone else to become ill.
3. Hand washing, use the hand sanitizer dispensers around the building, be conscientious of the space you give others, wear a mask if you feel it necessary, limit touching your eyes and nose.
This is simply a reminder to our church family to be diligent in protecting yourself & others. We love you and want to see you stay healthy this holiday season at New Horizons Church.
Always available to you, NHCC's website at -https://mynewhorizons.org/livestream.
Praises & Prayers
Don Nearpass - Pray for Don as he is recovering from a surgical procedure, with another that is pending. He's been admitted to the hospital since 12/6. Pray for the Spirit's healing presence over him.
Chuck and Debbie Taylor - Their son Bobby is having severe health problems. His has returned to his house (ramp built) and is able to walk short distances but is still unable to speak. Please be in prayers for healing and for God to use this trial in an amazing way!
Phil and Penny Darling - Are recovering well! Praise God. Continue to pray for strength. Also pray for the family members of Barb Gibson (sister-in-law) who passed away on Friday, November 12th.
Heidi Roberts & Elsie Valentine - Please pray for healing and strength for both as they battle health concerns.
Doug and Wendy Bilby - Continue to pray for healing and strength for Wendy's nephew who is home from the hospital but will have a long road to recovery.
Justin Belaire - Pray for God's continued strength and blessings.
Edna & Jerry Walters - PTL!! - They have a van that will help transport Edna to her therapy for walking support. Pray for continued healing and strength for Edna. Pray for pain relief and comfort for Jerry's back.
Bob and Sharyl Allison - PTL!! Both are healing and they are able to do more this week. Please continue to pray that God will provide the help they need.
Carolyn Buchner - Please be in prayer for Carolyn and her family as her brother recently passed away. Losing her siblings has been very difficult. Pray for strength and peace for them.
Betty Gauze - Please continue to pray for healing and pain relief.
Rick and Lorie Tripp - Lorie's sister-in-law, Sheila, her breast cancer surgery went well and she will begin radiation treatments soon. Please continue to pray for healing and strength.
Continue to pray for Lorie's brother, Kevin. Having monthly chemotherapy treatments. Pray for God's healing hand and will on other family members with health concerns.
Betty Curry - Please continue to pray for God's healing and strength. She is not eating well due to no taste after sinus surgery. Readiness for up-coming hip surgery.
Brenda Wohlgemuth - Please continue to be in prayer for the next steps of what to do . Pray for wisdom for her and her Dr.'s
Logan Coley - He is doing great at Michigan Youth Challenge and will be coming home for a break around December 20th! Be praying for new paths and renewed relationships.
Eric Gooley - Pray for God's breakthrough in Eric's heart and mind. He is currently receiving treatment via the Salvation Army in the Detroit area. He is making progress! Pray for a full recovery!
Ed Franco - Please pray for God's healing over his body and strength for ongoing health concerns.
Jeff & Cheryl Whitney - Pray for Jeff as some days are good and some not. Pray for strength, healing and blessing.
Sara Anderson - Pray for God's healing and the revealing of JESUS to all family members. AMEN!!!
Please be in prayer for our Church leadership as they seek God's will and direction for His Church. Pray for protection and unity over them as they serve.
NHCC Special Events
Ignite: Fire Up Your Faith! - Saturday, Dec. 11th, 6-8 pm
Join us for a night of Worship, Prayer, Healing, and Connection - Owosso First Church of God (2100 N M52, Owosso, MI 48867) Contact Pastor Jerry for carpooling time and dinner on-the-way details!
Home Schooling Christmas Concert - Friday, December 17th @ 6:30 pm. Let's support our Homeschoolers who use the building every Thursday Afternoon for band and choir.
Christmas Eve Service - Friday, December 24th @ 5:30-6:30p.m. Carols & Candlelight Service. Music and a message for the entire family! Give your family this hour!
2022 Blessing Service & Communion - Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 at 10:45 am.
Joy Dinner / Hearts 4 Hymn - Friday, January 7th, 2022. Dinner at 4:30 pm (bring a passing dish) and Hymn singing at 5:30 pm.
NHCC Weekly / Monthly Ministries
Caring Through Prayer - 9:30 am Sunday Mornings - Please join us in the Gathering Room as we make personal calls and pray for our Church family.
Sunday Night Bible Study - 6:00 pm led by Rick Tripp in NHCC Gathering (DISMISSED FOR DECEMBER)
Young's Small Group - Every Monday @ 6:30 pm led by Keith & Connie Young at their house in Spring Arbor
Christmas Season Video/Online Study - Every Monday @ 6pm led by Pastor Doug Bilby in the NHCC Gathering Room.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - Every Wednesday @ 6pm led by Phil Moffitt in NHCC Gathering Room
Ladies Bible Study - Every Thursday @ 10 am led by Wendy Bilby in NHCC Gathering Room.
AA group - Thursdays, 5:30 pm, upstairs in the Gathering Room
Devoted Prayer - 7 pm each Saturday @ NHCC's sanctuary. Join the prayer team as we pray for our Church family, leaders, those who are lost and far from God, and God's will for NHCC.
Men's Breakfast - Saturday, December 11th, 8:30 am - Bring a wrapped $5.00 gift for the "GREAT! Christmas Gift Exchange!" Gifts can be humorous (in good taste!), useful, practical or ridiculous.
Ladies' Breakfast - DISMISSED UNTIL SATURDAY, JANUARY 22ND!
Ushers and Greeters
If you would like to volunteer as an Usher or Greeter please contact Carl Price.
To assist with our Nursery, contact Wendy Bilby and let her know.