New Covenant Community Church

Pastor’s Column

The Value of Community

by | Jun 21, 2021 | Pastor’s Column

On our liturgical calendars, Sunday, May 30, is designated as Trinity Sunday, and as we look forward to re-gathering for our in-person services, the doctrine of the Trinity helps us in understanding the value of community.

Indeed, if in the Divine Community there is  (as Trinitarian doctrine teaches us) no above and below, no superior or inferior, but only a society of equals who are different from each other but live together in mutual openness, respect, and self-giving love, then any true human community should also mutually embrace people who are different in race, different in gender, different in socio-economic levels, different in political understanding, different in religious beliefs.  If the deity of God is fulfilled in the community of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (as Trinitarian doctrine teaches us), then a faithful gathering of people created in the image of God is realized only in community, not in isolation from others or in resistance to others.  If there is equality between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit within the Divine Community (as Trinitarian doctrine teaches us), then in a truly human community and in the church, there is no place whatsoever for authoritarianism by any individual, gender, racial group, political stance, or religion. There can only be the quest for a human society that reflects the free, open, egalitarian kind of society that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have with each other and will for the world.

Therefore, as we re-assemble in our sanctuary for worship, let us model and demonstrate the virtues of a Trinitarian community.

—tom

The Messenger – October 2021 Edition

Learn about opportunities that will touch the lives of Afghan refugees, those in need in Central America, and our neighbors here at home.

The Messenger – September 2021

Learn about an upcoming service at Tadmor Shrine, which will include the “Blessing of the Animals,” and when the founder of CAMO will share her story with us.

Using Our Gifts – A Letter from the Pastor

The body of Christ, blessed with the hands, heart, voice and eyes of New Covenant Community Church –

The Messenger – August 2021 Edition

The August edition of The Messenger, has a snapshot of the plans that emerged from the ICCC Annual Conference.

The Messenger – July 2021

Click on the July edition of The Messenger to read about NCCC's return to fellowship, to learn about upcoming opportunities to worship in song, and to get a taste of some things to come. The July newsletter also includes the totals for this year's Hunger Walk...