We’re so glad you stopped by! Consider yourself warmly invited to the community of faith at New Covenant. We are located at 1587 W Exchange Street in Akron, Ohio, 44313. If you have any questions, please email us at office@covenantakron.org or call 330.253.6989.

Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Lynn Thompson Bryan currently serves as the interim pastor at New Covenant. To find out more about Pastor Lynn, please see NCCC’s June 2017 newsletter.

Worship Services

We worship at 11:00 am at 1587 W Exchange Street, Akron, OH 44313. Sunday School is at 9:30 am; however, there is no Sunday School during the summer months of June, July, and August. Our service is blended worship—bringing together traditional and contemporary aspects as we strive to be an inter-generational church. Join us for coffee, lemonade and fellowship each week following Sunday Worship.

Communion

We celebrate Holy Communion weekly. We practice open Communion, meaning all are welcome to receive.

Our History and Formation

New Covenant Community Church is a union church formed in 2003 by Covenant Community Church, a member of the International Council of Community Churches, and New Covenant Presbyterian Church, a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The name “New Covenant Community Church” reflects the names of both former churches. This union is also the source of our slogan: “Ecumenical in Outlook, Presbyterian in Heritage.” We are a kind, giving church that is friendly and supportive to each other and open and accepting of other’s differences. Spiritually, we are an ecumenical, inclusive, and mission oriented church. We seek to be a church that reaches out to our community with our mission giving and with outreach activities.

Putting these intentions into action, we have consistently dedicated 10% of our pledged income to mission giving since our founding. We have shared in the mission of a predominantly African-American congregation, One Family Under Guard, that ministers to the Akron University urban area and we loaned interest free funding to them so they could purchase their building. We regularly participate with Gennesaret, a local soup kitchen, the annual hunger relief walk, and we seek opportunities to provide help where it is needed. We have an active and abundant community garden. We harvest the vegetables and give them away to the local food bank. In October and November, we collect dry goods and canned food to be given to a local food bank. At Christmastime, we make 40-60 food baskets for people in need in our community. In the past, we created a 501c (3) named the Airfare Assistance Fund for servicemen and women to aid flight payments for their return home. We have helped an inner-city congregation pay an emergency gas bill during the winter. We donate a free book of their choice annually to students of a local elementary school. A Pastor’s Discretionary Fund is budgeted to help local individuals in need. We strive, as one of congregants stated in a recent survey, to “walk the talk”.

Beliefs

We see ourselves as disciples of Jesus Christ. To be a disciple is to be a learner. Whatever age we may be, we are on the road of discipleship with Christ. We are growing in our knowledge of his life, death on the cross, and resurrection.

We are an inclusive Christian community joyously called to serve God by loving our neighbors and caring for all God’s creation.

Dedicated to Mission

We seek to be a church that reaches out to our community with our mission giving and with outreach activities.

Putting these intentions into action, we have consistently dedicated 10% of our pledged income to mission giving since our founding

Click here to learn more about the missions and services we are involved in.

Community Activities

We are committed to being a resource for our community.

As part of this commitment, our pastor is required to spend 25% of his time on community activities.

Hosted Events

We have opened the church to various events. We have hosted community meetings and we are a polling location on election days.

Partnerships

Akron Area Interfaith Council

Our membership is actively involved with the Akron Area Interfaith Council.

Click here to learn more about the Akron Area Interfaith Council.