What to expect when you visit us.
Who are we?
New City's membership and visitors are a diverse, cross cultural group of all ages and backgrounds. Whoever you are, you are assured a warm welcome at New City.
When to Arrive?
Our second service on Sunday morning is generally much more crowded than the earlier service at 8:30, especially when college is in session. Plan to arrive at least ten minutes before the 11 o'clock service to get a seat. Arriving just before 8:30 is usually okay for the early service.
What to wear?
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, we accept people as they are. There is no need to dress up unless that is how you feel most comfortable worshiping. Summer months are generally more casual.
What to expect?
You will be greeted when you enter the church by a Deacon or Deaconess and given a bulletin which contains the order of worship. You may choose your seat or, if it is very crowded, an usher will help you find one.
We begin our worship services singing songs chosen (and often written) by our Minister of Music, James Ward. Our music is both traditional gospel and modern with the words projected on the screens behind the pulpit. We always have a Praise Team leading this part of the worship service. Please see our music page for more information on how we use music to worship.
After songs, and scripture reading, there is a greeting when first time visitors are asked to stand up so we might recognize them. Next is the collection, then children are dismissed for nursery or children's church and the congregation greets one another before preparing to hear the message.
The 8:30 service is dismissed by 10 am, in time for Sunday School. The 11:00 service is over between 12:30 and 1 pm. Coffee and tea is served in the Fellowship Hall between services.
For those with disabilities:
Our sanctuary is accessible for those with disabilites. We have reserved parking spaces near the front entrance, and handicap accesable doors at the side entrance. There is space on the right hand side at the front of the sanctuary for wheelchairs. There is an accessible restroom in the hallway at front of the sanctuary.