HOLY TRINITY'S ANNUAL COLLEGE FAIR
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 7-9PM
Calling all High School students! Holy Trinity's annual College Fair/Liberal Arts Summit will take place on Thursday October 8, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at two locations. There will be representatives from over 50 colleges! Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 9300 Crenshaw Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305 at the corner of Crenshaw & Arbor Vitae. The second location will be at the Center of Hope 9550 Crenshaw Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305.
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In-Kind Donations Needed in NCP
(Thank you in advance!)
Have these items to donate? Please contact Willa Glover, NCP office manager to schedule mailing or delivery. 310-673-2584 firstname.lastname@example.org
A Word from the NCP Board
Renewed Day by Day--Every Day in NCP
Every day in the churches and communities of New City Parish, people and cities are being renewed.
Hungry people struggling to make ends meet are being fed and supported through the feeding ministries of First Lutheran Church, Chapel of Peace Lutheran Church and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Inglewood, Pueblo de Dios in Compton, and Ascension Lutheran Church and Angelica Lutheran Church in LA.
Children are being nurtured and formed through VBS and youth groups at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in LA, after-school music and arts education at Angelica Center for Arts and Music, and exceptional preschools at First Lutheran--Inglewood and Holy Trinity-Inglewood.
High School students in the city are being prepared for college and bright futures thanks to mentoring, scholarships and an annual college fair hosted by Holy Trinity--Inglewood, as well as a new NCP-wide college scholarship program thanks to a generous donation by Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach.
Low-income families are being served by Community Lutheran Church as it partners with a new housing project nearby in Compton.
Hard, painful, seemingly intractable issues like racism, white privilege, systemic injustice in our judicial system, entrenched poverty, violence, the curses and blessings of gentrification, high rents, the need for higher wages---these are the focal points of gatherings of faithful laypersons and rostered leaders in New City Parish who seek to build relationships across racial and economic lines, and who long to be transformed and work to transform communities.
Every day people and cities are being renewed through the ministries of New City Parish and its member churches.
Urban ministry is hard work. It is Gospel work. It is where the cross of Christ plunges deep into the complex pains and struggles of daily life, yours and mine and that of our neighbors.
It is the work that God is calling us to, and that I am passionate about.
I invite you to join with the people of New City Parish to bring the Gospel alive in word and deed through the ministry of our churches.
In this newsletter you will find information about many ways you, your family, your friends, your congregations can be part of the exciting and renewing work of NCP.
Help us help others be renewed day by day!
Rev. Stephanie Jaeger
NCP Board Chair
Since July 2015, the NCP Board has provided volunteer leadership and service while we complete a listening campaign and the development of a roadmap for NCP's ministries in the coming years. Part of that process includes evaluating the best staffing plan to support future ministries. Willa Glover, long-time NCP staff person, is continuing in her role as NCP office manager. To contact Willa, please e-mail: email@example.com or call: 310-673-2584. For other information or to contact the board please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310.968.7038 (Stephanie Jaeger).
NCP Welcomes Vicar Marsha Harris
Marsha Harris will be serving at both Saint Mark's and New City Parish as Pastoral Intern starting this Sunday, September 6, 2015 through August 2016. She will assist with worship and worship planning, preaching, visiting church and community members.
Marsha will be doing missional work with St. Mark's and other NCP congregations as they listen to and answer God's call for ministry in the City. Marsha comes to New City Parish with a background as a City Planner and has various experiences working with many communities of faith. Marsha is currently a seminarian at Pacific Lutheran School of Theology in Berkeley, California.
In order to help make this internship possible we need your help to raise funds for the internship. Over the past 23 years we have trained over 20 pastoral interns for multicultural and urban ministry and our former interns who have served or are serving congregations in Los Angeles, Southgate, Oxnard, Alaska, Detroit, South Carolina, Minnesota, Germany, and Ethiopia to name but a few places. Please consider making a donation to financially support our internship program.
Annual Caribbean Heritage Festival Sept. 27 @ St. Mark's
Join St. Mark's Lutheran Church for our annual Central American and Caribbean Heritage Festival on Sunday, September 27! We'll worship at 10am, and from 11:30am-3pm we'll have food, music, dances, storytellers, & more. Stop by whenever you are able, and join us as we celebrate God's gift of culture and community. All are welcome to come experience, share, enjoy, and celebrate with us. For more information, visit stmarksla.org. See you there!
God's Work, Our Hands Sun., Sept. 13
Multiple Ways to Serve
Hygiene Kits to Skid Row
Join the African Descent Lutheran Association and New City Parish for a service learning experience on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We'll be working with the local Skid Row advocacy and arts organization DramaStage Qumran to distribute hygiene kits to those in need, with time for orientation before and debrief after.
Meet at St. Mark's, Los Angeles (3651 South Vermont Avenue, LA CA 90007) at
12:30pm for lunch. We'll depart for Skid Row at 1:30pm, and plan to be back at St. Mark's at 3:30pm. Wear your church's yellow God's Work Our Hands t-shirt if you have one! Let us know you're coming so we know how many to plan for: email@example.com
Gardening at Low-Income Housing Unit with Community
Community will be weeding, harvesting and cleaning the community garden at the Avalon Apartments near the church and offering a free spaghetti lunch to the community on God's Work Our Hands Sunday. Any gardeners or anyone interested in sharing table fellowship is welcome to come over starting at 11:30am and join in the fun and community blessing efforts. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Opportunities at Ascension Lutheran Church
at 12 noon join us in the parish hall for a Hot Dog Lunch, with the community as our special guests. After lunch we will gather for prayer before going into the community to serve in Christ's mission. Contact: email@example.com
Hospitality/Luncheon Team - Serving Lunch & Sharing in Redemptive Conversation with Invited Community
Prayer Walk Outreach Team - Offering Opportunities to Lift Up Prayer Concerns in the Community
Shopper's Assistance Team - Giving Rides to Shoppers from nearby Ralph's Grocery Store
Handmade Greeting Card Team - Crafting Cards to mail to Homebound Members, College Student and Members serving in the Military.
NCP Will Provide College Scholarships to NCP Youth
Thanks to the generosity of Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach, NCP will be launching a new college scholarship program for college-bound youth in NCP churches. More information will be available in October 2015. Scholarships recipients will be announced in early February. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am coming to the 14th Annual Fall Event, Saturday Nov. 14, 2015
Join us on Saturday, November 14 for our annual NCP gala!
We gather once again on the gracious campus of First Lutheran Church in Torrance.
4:30-5:30pm Wine and cheese reception and Silent Auction
5:30-6:30pm An NCP-style celebratory worship with FLC
6:30-8:15pm Banquet with entertainment and honors
SUPPORT NCP'S ANNUAL FALL EVENT
* Purchase tickets to our inspiring annual gala! $50 per person, $90 for two persons.
* Submit a donation to our Silent Auction! (Services, speciality items always welcome!) Silent Auction Donation Form available here.
* Place an ad in our annual fall event souvenir book. Rates and information available here.
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New City Parish is a non-profit urban coalition of eight Evangelical Lutheran Churches located in Los Angeles, Inglewood, and Compton. As an organization, we focus on transforming our communities through collaborative, holistic ministries and social outreach programs. We seek to proclaim a message of hope, to advocate for the poor and marginalized, to teach people how to think critically for themselves, and to heal and comfort those who are hungry and suffering within our communities.
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