Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Family Camp 2011!

Join us for Family Camp, August 8-12, 5:30-7:45!

What exactly is Family Camp? For five evenings, we will eat together; serve children through lessons, music, and activities (a “VBS” format); and grow in relationship to God and one another.

Where and when? New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1552 Kempsville Rd, in Virginia Beach. Dinner is served at 5:30pm each night but you can arrive early too.

Is Family Camp just another name for Vacation Bible School? Children will have all the excitement of a VBS. Unlike a traditional VBS, there is a stronger emphasis on the church-wide community, eating together (a biblical priority!), time together as parents/adults, and because it is in the evening there is a greater role for dads to play.

Who should come? Everyone, with or without children. For children, registration forms are available in the church foyer or you can contact the church office at 757-467-5945 to RSVP.

What are the ages for children? Rising K-6 have their own classes. Parents can accompany younger children so they can be part also. Teens serve in drama, music, games, crafts, and even teaching, but it’s important to sign up and secure a spot.

What if my child has special needs? Let us know on the registration form if there are dietary restrictions or special needs. Help us know how to best serve you and bless your family!

What are the seminars for adults this year? At 6:15 there will be discussion-oriented talks for all the adults who attend and are available. Here’s the list:

Monday: Stories of God’s Grace, Part One (New Covenant Members)
Tuesday: Rediscovering the Gospel (Nigel Anderson, Crisis Pregnancy Center)
Wednesday: Stories of God’s Grace, Part Two (New Covenant Members)
Thursday: God’s Design for Our Relationships (Wally Sherbon, New Life Presbyterian)
Friday: Where Do I Fit? (Pastor Jeff Elliott)

We hope to see you at Family Camp! Bring a friend!

And remember... we cook for you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NCPC on Facebook

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Updates to the New Covenant Site

We have recently been bringing our site up to date, and so we hope the information you find here is valuable.

Most recently, our sermon files have been updated so that you can easily access almost all sermons from 2010 by clicking on the sermon picture on the homepage. If you have any trouble, email the office and we'll make sure everything's working.

If you have never been to New Covenant, we welcome you to join us! And thank you for visiting the site.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Pastor's Prayer for his church

Charles Spurgeon - "Gracious God, we praise you with our whole hearts for the wonderful revelation of your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. We think every day of his passion (suffering), for all our hope lies in His death: but as often as we think about it, we are filled with astonishment that You should so love the world as to give Your only begotten Son that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish, but have eternal life! May those dear wounds of His have more sway over us than any silver scepter had over the subjects of earthly princes. May we feel that if he drank for us the vinegar and gall, whatever cup He sets before us we will cheerfully drink.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Getting Ready for Summer... Already?

In Virginia Beach, summer comes quickly. After the cold of winter (and this time around, the endless rain and even snow!) there is usually 90 minutes of spring followed by a nice long summer. And you can already feel it heating up - yesterday it was 85 degrees!

We're also getting ready to serve Christ together this summer. Behind the scenes, we are plotting and planning. Two of the big ticket items are a missions trip in which we partner with a Brazilian/Hispanic church in Newark, NJ, and a community outreach in our own backyard (literally) commonly known as VBS. This year, the VBS is going to be different. Hopefully in a way that fosters deeper relationships at NCPC while also welcoming others into a relationship with Jesus and with us.

Jeff and I, along with the staff, have been talking about these things for months now. As we now feel even closer to summer, please take time to learn about how you can be involved. Not just in some activities, but in a relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another. This should be one of the greatest blessings of working together, and reaching out together, this summer.

Note: The NJ Missions Trip is scheduled for July 17-25. Vacation Bible School is August 2-6.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Have You Considered the Book of Job?

We're studying the Book of Job in one of our classes on Sunday mornings. (We encourage you to stick around after service!)

As you may know, the book of Job begins with terrible calamities befalling Job: the loss of ten children, destruction of his property, and then he is struck with a terrible disease. And it all begins with a discussion between Satan and God.

One thing that stood out to me in our discussion last week was the fact that it is God who brings up Job's name first. In speaking to Satan in chapter 1, He asks, "Have you considered my servant Job?"

God is, so to speak, boasting in His servant Job. He calls him an upright man. Oh, wouldn't we want God to cherish such thoughts of us?

Then again... maybe not. After all, it is the fact that God prizes Job so much that he is put to such an extreme test. It reminds me of Jesus' words--"The last will be first and the first last." Those God prizes might very well be those in our midst whose faith is being refined in the fire. Yet we might have it all backwards, thinking that God most prizes those who are influential and successful and healthy.

One final thought: Jesus was God's only begotten, and beloved, Son. And yet He suffered more than any other man ever suffered--under the weight of our sin.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day of Prayer - March 24, 2010

Please mark your calendar for March 24, 2010. On that day, we are going to seek the Lord's face as a congregation, whether we are working, studying, or rocking babies to sleep. In the evening, we'll come together as a church body for a meal and some time of praying together. (Bring those little ones, too! We'll be time-sensitive for their sake.)

Why is it that prayer is so important? It's the way that we most explicitly do what God most desires of us--praise Him and look to Him for our every need.

Sometimes we don't pray until we really feel a strong sense of need--which is unfortunate, because are always in need of God. One of the worst things that can happen to us is to find ourselves feeling just fine, in need of nothing. If we feel fine, we're in worse trouble than we think!

It's important to pray as individuals, families, and as a church family. So please put a big X on March 24. More info will be in the church bulletin in the weeks to come.

Sermons Online

Jimmey Leblanc who designed our website also has been regularly uploading each Sunday sermon to our site. Some are not aware this feature is available.

If you want to hear or download a sermon, simply click on the picture that says "Listen to this Week's Sermon." Of course, you can listen to last week's also!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Update on Haiti & Sweetheart Banquet

A few announcements to be aware of. First, a praise: Praise our Lord for His provision of $2,400 collected thus far for our denomination's Haiti relief effort!

Second, don't forget that Valentine's Day is fast approaching. With that in mind, make sure to sign up for our Sweetheart Banquet and help the youth at the same time. Here's the info:

The Unforgettable Evening will be Saturday, February 13, at 6PM. This is a Valentine's Day Banquet raising support for our youth (In5) missions trip this summer. Suggested donation is $30 per couple. Dinner, dessert, music, and games will be provided. Last year's was unforgettable, and this one will be as well! Contact the church office to sign up: 757-467-5945 or

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Candlight Service

Please join us tonight at 7:00pm as we celebrate our Savior's birth. A cookie reception will follow the service!