Worship Changes

(during the COVID-19 threat) UPDATE: We are going to err on the side of caution and CANCEL our service today. However, please join us for a Facebook live virtual service at 10:30am. New City will hold worship as planned this Sunday with some slight adjustments in an effort to heed the guidelines put out by … Continue reading Worship Changes

Bridge Builders

The Brooklyn Bridge is an iconic example of human engineering. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world at its completion and was even dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world.” The 1,600 foot bridge connects the communities of Manhattan and Brooklyn with its stately granite towers and steel cables. When Laurie and I … Continue reading Bridge Builders

Tiny Red Dots

It's New Year's Eve, and the tiny red dots on my phone are mocking me. You know the ones. They levitate on the top right corner of our app icons. They constantly notify us about unread messages, unfinished tasks, and unanswered social media. The tiny red dots tell us all the things we’ve left undone, … Continue reading Tiny Red Dots

Fear Not

You’ve seen that illustration with the rocks, haven’t you? If you put the little rocks in the jar first, you won’t have room for the big rocks. But if you reverse the order, prioritizing the important things, then you’ll have plenty of room in your life for the little things, too. I love the imagery, … Continue reading Fear Not

The Next 500 Years

Tuesday marked the 500th anniversary of the day Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. It was the seminal act that sparked the Protestant Reformation, a movement that recovered the biblical Gospel; the good news that salvation is received by grace alone through faith alone. Last Sunday, a group from … Continue reading The Next 500 Years