from the Council of Elders

the R word

Racism is an ugly word, and it’s one that is often conflated with the related—but very distinct—word prejudice. In short, prejudice is a prejudgment. We all experience prejudice. If you run into a young man in the grocery store who is 6’10”, you probably assume he plays basketball. This is a rather neutral form of […]

danger, Will Robinson!

There are several warnings—and promises!—in Scripture that can cause us to wonder if they apply to us specifically. Not a single word of Scripture was written to us in 21st-century Grand Rapids, yet it was all written for us. This means we must wrestle with a text from our modern lens of the world, including […]

okay…but are we really catholic?

Last summer we explored the historical nature of our faith. As Vincent of Lérins put it, “we hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by all”. That sermon series focused on the Apostles’ Creed, which was an early baptismal creed used by many western churches. It, along with the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, summarizes our […]

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Good Friday / Tenebrae service

Join us on April 15—Good Friday—for a Tenebrae service. We will be joined by the folk from Gracehill Church, Coit Community Church, and Fourth Reformed Church for a powerful time of remembering the death of Jesus in anticipation of Easter Sunday. The service begins at 7:00PM in our auditorium.

Pat Soddy’s Memorial Service

On December 10 at 11:00AM we are having a Memorial Service for Pat Soddy. There will be a light luncheon available after the service. If you are unable to attend in person, you may watch a video stream of the service here: New City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Pat Soddy’s […]

new service time coming November 7

Beginning November 7 New City Church’s worship service will move to 10:00AM from its current 10:30AM start time. The aim of this change is to better accommodate parents and young children by starting earlier and therefore ending earlier. In addition to starting earlier, we’re aiming to end the service around 11:30AM, also to better accommodate […]

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