As many of you know, NCL does a short, daily devotional/ reflection/ meditation every weekday morning at 8:30 AM. People join us from all over throughout the week to enjoy the live or archived versions.
This morning, we looked at a short and beautiful juxtaposition in the Gospel of John.
The story is simple. Jesus has started to draw exceptionally large crowds. On one such occasion, he asks one of his followers how could they ensure everyone got something to eat. This disciple, in turn, instantly retorts with the impossiblity of it, holding that to feed that number of people would take “8 months of wages.”
Another follower chimes in, taking note of a young boy offering up a handful of bread and fish – no doubt packed by his mom.
That place is where the miracle starts… when we come to understand that what may not be much, is often enough!
Want to connect more with Pastor Chuck?
Ever wonder what Pastor Chuck is reading or how he gets inspired? Or maybe you or someone you love needs some pastoral counseling (virtual options available) or maybe you will be in the area and you just would love the chance to have lunch with Pastor Chuck.
There you can see what he’s reading, service trips he’s heading out to, connections, inspirations and everything in between. You can also Direct Message pastor Chuck there to set up a virtual pastoral counseling session, reach out about a baptism/wedding etc. or even set up a meal with him (at his favorite restaurant…yup, you guessed it, Bertuccis).
Below are some snapshots from Pastor Chuck this week.
A hybrid small group dinner, a wedding, and Shady Maple with congregants!
Join together with other congregants and help us purchase beef from a family farm to be distributed in the Philadelphia area. Many food banks are seeing higher than average demand and often things like beef and other meat (especially high quality meat) is hard to come by.
We have a local family farm that wishes to donate their beef at cost if enough people are interested in supporting this initiative. They process and sell the meat at 1/4 cow intervals. We are hoping to raise enough to contribute 1/4 cow that will then be distributed locally through “Helping Hands in the Northeast”
NewChurch LIVE would like to double our efforts and maximize our impact! For every dollar raised by the congregation NewChurch LIVE will match it and donate that amount to Heiffer International. Heiffer International supports communities across the world by training farmers, donating animals and sustainably working to end poverty by supporting and investing in local farmers and their communities.
For more information or to contribute toward this initiative email us or click the button below!
Help children start off the school year right with all the back to school supplies! Items can be dropped off locally at our office, ordered and delivered, or you can use the Amazon wish list button above to make things even easier!
All donations will support Gemma services: https://gemmaservices.org/
and Kids in Need Foundation: https://www.kinf.org/
Did you know that when you shop with Amazon they donate a percentage back to NewChurch LIVE? Simply use this link at in your browser: smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4966388.
Amazon Smile is now available on the Amazon App!!
Here is the info for to support NCL in the App:
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “New Church Live” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.
How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “New Church Live” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
By using the links above a percentage of your purchases will automatically be donated back to NewChurch LIVE (at no cost to you!) Easy for you! It’s a WIN-WIN!