Happy Tuesday! Just a friendly reminder we WON’T be a “church as usual” Sunday at New Heights.. This Sunday is Domestic Helpers Open Day where we are partnering with the ICS service learning dept to bless and serve close to 600 domestic Helpers from 1pm - 5pm. If you'd like to volunteer and help we have a few spots left to man a new heights church information/prayer booth in one hour segments or 30 mins shifts running a photo booth complete with provided wigs, hats and accessories. To volunteer simply whatsapp us or email firstname.lastname@example.org . If you signed up you will receive an email later this week reminding you of your selected shift(s).
On Sunday, we completed the “Service” portion of our Discovery Curriculum and provided you with an opportunity to sign up for a ministry team for our January - June season as a church! Please take a moment to fill out our Volunteer @ New Heights form to be placed on your ministry team, get trained, and begin serving in rotation.
THIS Sunday we’ll discuss 20 January’s Domestic Helper Open Day schedule and provide you with opportunities to serve those who so faithfully serve so many in this city. Don’t forget to bring in your gently used clothing for the used clothing drive as well!
This Sunday, we will continue our ‘Discovery’ journey, continuing to talk about New Heights’ overview, service and volunteering at New Heights, and our worship. We’ll have volunteer sign ups available showing all the ministry positions available this upcoming season (spoiler alert: when you volunteer to serve at New Heights, it’s for a season. At the end of each season we’ll give you the opportunity to ‘re-volunteer’ or try something else!). We need our entire church core to contribute in some way as we prepare for an continue to pray into our Grand Opening in just under three weeks!
At New Heights Church, we believe prayer matters. We desire to never miss an opportunity to pray for someone. As our Grand Opening celebration approaches, we are asking you to join us in praying for every person who will be introduced to the New Heights family on 27 Jan. Pray they will connect with the God of the universe who loves them unconditionally and desires to redeem and restore them. If you desire to pray for them by name, you can access this working document of RSVPs from the leader’s portal on our website. We shared the password with you on 23 December but if you weren’t there or have forgotten, please contact us and we can share with you individually.
For the next three weeks (30 Dec, 6 Jan, 13 Jan) we will we walking thru our Discovery group curriculum. It allows you to understand more of the ‘why’ behind New Heights, the ‘how’ of our history in HK, and the ‘what’ we believe is important and makes us unique as a covenant community. At the end of this journey we’ll give you an opportunity to join our church and become official “NHC’ers”. Click below for your student guide.
To further entice you to be a part of this sure-to-be historic day, we’re giving away a very LIMITED EDITION special gift to the first 50 Adults to RSVP. As of 18 December, almost 1/2 have been claimed. Get yours before they’re all gone!
This Sunday is our first Sunday to meet at International Christian School and it’s set to be a special one! We plan to make it an intimate gathering where we will walk the areas of the school and show you where we plan to weekly transform into environments where the 400,000+ of our neighbors will encounter a God who loves them. We’ll pray over the 5/f chapel where adults will meet, the 5/f area for our Kids Church (4 and older), and the classroom designated for our Tiny Tots (3 and younger). We will gather together and sing a couple christmas songs together, share a quick advent message and then eat our annual Christmas Feast! It’s sure to be a great day! It’s also a great opportunity to invite someone to get a ‘sneak peek’ at what our church will look like on 27 January at our Grand Opening service.
A couple logistical items:
-Please enter ICS thru the ground floor carpark and use the glass doors located on the left side of the carpark.
-You will be directed to use the lift at the end of the hallway to go straight up to the 5/f.
-Once reaching the 5/f, the doors to the chapel will be to the left and male and female toilets will be on the right.
-We are guests at ICS. Please do not wander thru campus. We are only allowed access to specific areas on 5/f.
-We will have to vacate the 5/f chapel by 12:30 each week.
As part of Sunday’s sermon on Joy, pastor Brad played this video. We’ve linked to it for your viewing pleasure.
This Sunday is our last Aunday worshipping at King’s Wing Plaza before we make the move over to International Christian School. Would you help us prepare for this move by volunteering a short amount of time AFTER our services conclude this Sunday to unplug and move our AV and sound equipment closer to the doors so ICS staff can come pick up next monday (10 Dec)? Volunteering just 30 mins will help our church TREMENDOUSLY!