At New City we do not want to fill up a person’s schedule with various activities. Instead, we want to see each person using his or her activities in a missional way. For example, if a person is already involved in a softball league we do not want to replace that league with one of our own. Instead, that person should use the opportunity to share Jesus in his or her context.
From time to time we serve our community in a specific way as a group. This may be offering help at a community event, serving Palmer School students and/or faculty, giving away food in a food drive, or some other tangible ways. We announce those events on Sundays and on the website.
There are a variety of regular service opportunities at New City. Whether singing or playing an instrument, greeting, helping set up or tear down on a Sunday morning, working in the nursery, reading Scripture, praying, helping collect the offering, or sharing a faith story there are many ways to serve God.
In addition, we partner with http://www.utmgr.org/. UTM has various volunteer opportunities available, particularly with “the ROCK,” a Saturday-evening basketball ministry that reaches out to 60-100 students in our neighborhood each week. For more information, please visit UTM’s site and select “Volunteer.”