Striving to be a bridge in our community & world

Bridges are all about connecting, not dividing. At New Covenant Fellowship, the bridge has become a meaningful symbol, because it’s another way to think about a covenant—it represents how hard God works to bridge the chasms in our lives and our world.

When those chasms are bridged—between young and old, conservative and liberal, people who live in big homes and those who are homeless, those who were raised in the church and those who are new to the faith—this world begins to look and function a bit more like God intended.

We hope you’ll visit—join us in worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings, ask questions, experience God’s grace, grapple with what the Bible teaches us, and work with us to bring more of God’s mercy and justice to our world.

As a community of believers, we strive to be:

Doing justice
Giving freely
Embracing diversity

Sacraments and Stories

As you already know if you’ve been around the past few weeks, we’re spending Sunday mornings leading up to Advent discussing the various practices that act as “foundations” for our fellowship (similar to the “sacraments” in Roman Catholicism or the “mysteries” in Eastern Orthodoxy). Since New Covenant Fellowship is a community that holds a variety of beliefs and allows for diverse expressions of faith, this handful of practices function as sort of the “glue” for our fellowship, binding us together in mysterious but meaningful ways. These practices have also remained fairly consistent throughout the two millennia of church history prior to New Covenant’s existence, so they serve an additional purpose: tying our NCF story into the much broader story about the people of Christ.

So far in this teaching series, we’ve discussed Baptism (I shared some of my personal experiences with that), and Communion. Last week, several folks got up and shared their own perspectives on and experiences with our weekly, “open-table” practice of Communion at NCF. In addition, I received a testimony via email that I want to share with you all:


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If you have any questions or prayer needs or would like to meet with someone, please call or email us at:

(217) 355-2038
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