Connect & Grow
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We start at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings for a service that embraces new neighbors, casual clothes, coffee mugs, kids of all ages, and open space for honest feelings about what it means to be in church and what is going on in our lives. There is breakfast in the Neighborhood Commons, a wiggle-friendly area for kids in the sanctuary (plus optional childcare for under-5’s), music of many styles and eras, communion every week, a printed worship guide to help you follow along, and an always-widening circle of community that seeks to worship God and live like Jesus.
Streaming sermons on Facebook Live
We stream every Sunday so that our congregation and neighbors and friends-of-friends and curious bystanders can learn and worship together, no matter where we happen to be. Like and follow Neighborhood Church on Facebook to get notifications when we go live. The sermon usually begins by 11:30 a.m. or so. You can also stream dozens of past sermons from our Facebook page.
We like to get to know each other out and about in Atlanta, planning meet-ups to enjoy local spots and try new things with a fresh combination of people every time. Depending on the season you might find us doing beer and hymns at a bar in L5P, having game night over guacamole in a Mexican restaurant, sharing popsicles and handing out dog treats in Candler Park, and more.
Adult small groups are a fun and casual way to connect with other folks from the Neighborhood Church community. While each group is different (because there are different people in them!) - most standard GROW groups don't require you to read a book or do lots of preparation in advance. The topic of conversation is you - your life, your experiences, where you are finding God, and what questions you have about what it means to be a part of a church like Neighborhood. If you are wondering what groups might be a good fit for you - or if you have any questions or concerns, email email@example.com for a non-judgmental response!
Spring 2019 GROW groups are underway! Some of them are 8-10 week series that began in February and will conclude around Easter in late April, but there will also be shorter series that will start later in the spring. Click here to view the line-up— once you’re on the page, you can see times and locations for groups in the drop-down menu.
GROW groups for kids are are a once-a-month gathering, typically on second Sundays, where kids are invited to learn and engage with music, scripture, crafts, and activities in a fun and interactive way. All children 5th grade and under are welcome!
Grow:kids meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Grown-ups are invited to join in at 5:15 to share in the closing time (optional).
Spring 2019 dates:
May 19 (end of year party!)
These care teams work to offer ways to show tangible support for folks within our congregation and in our community. These teams will help to share information and coordinate simple but significant help like meals, household support for folks caring for foster children, visiting homebound church members, and lifting up prayers for our church and the world.
GROW:kids Group Leaders
What: Co-lead a group of children (Pre-K, K-2nd, or 3rd-5th grades) at our monthly GROW:kids! Curriculum is provided and staff will handle the main facilitation/organization, so your job is to be directly connected with the kids and chat, sing, dance, read, and do activities with them.
When: The second Sunday of each month from 3:00-5:30 pm; no prep required—curriculum is provided; we ask that you commit to the full year in order to build relationships and provide a consistent presence for the children.
Who: Anyone who loves investing in the lives of children and building relationships with them; loving to sing, dance, and be joyful in community are other perks.
Why: Because we value children and believe it is important to create places in our community for them to connect and have age-level programming just for them!
GROW:kids Adult Helpers
What: Adults who are willing to share their gifts in various ways with children but don’t feel like being a small group leader is the way you are feeling called to serve.
When: Once (or however many times you want) on a second Sunday of the month from 3:30-5:30 pm; if leading a breakout session, some individual prep may be required
Who: Adults who want to use their gifts to invest in the lives of children and hang out with some really awesome kids in a more intentional way
Why: Because we all have something to bring to the table; and the kids love being taught new skills/getting to know new grown-ups who love and care for them.
Adult GROW Group Facilitators
What: With a partner, guide a small group of adults who gather weekly for conversation, prayer, and relationship building
When: Once a week at a set time for 10 weeks this fall (begins after Labor Day), plus monthly check in conversations with all other facilitators
Who: People who enjoy helping guide people to know God and other people more deeply
Why: To strengthen your relationship with God and help create Christian community with fellow Neighborhood Church and community people
Sunday Morning Volunteers
What: Aid in our weekly worship services by playing an instrument with our house band or by singing with the vocal group
When: Depending on the instrument you play, you might play a few times each month or a couple of times per season. For the choir, we feature a choral piece at least once per month. The band and choir rehearse on Sunday mornings at 10:15am.
Who: Anyone who plays an instrument can be put on the musician rotation. Anyone willing to sing can join the choir! Just email the Director of Music at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why: We want to make our Sunday morning experience fun and enjoyable! We offer our talents to create music that aids our worship of God and connects us as a community.
What: Serve as a sound technician for Sunday morning worship services. Set up the sound equipment and monitor levels during worship.
When: Sound techs are put on a rotation and can expect to serve a couple of times per month. We meet at 9:30am on Sundays and are finished by 1pm
Who: Anyone can serve in this role! After a couple of Sundays of training you’ll know the ins and outs of operating our sound system.
Why: We want everyone to be able to hear what is going on during worship. This role is essential for the congregation’s ability to understand the sermon, interact with the liturgy, and hear the music.
What: Receive offering from ushers, take to church office (currently located in parsonage), count cash and checks and enter totals on offering record, place in safe.
When: Sunday mornings following service, approximately 30 minutes, one to two times per month.
Who: This job needs volunteers who like detail and are able to use a calculator. They should be trustworthy with financial information of fellow NC members.
Why: Those who choose to give financially to Neighborhood Church on Sunday mornings deserve/need to know their gift will be handled safely, efficiently, and circumspectly.
What: Bring goodies from the bakery at the Flying Biscuit to the church.
When: Two Sundays each month from 9:30 to10am
Who: This opportunity is perfect for coffee and snack lovers who want to provide a tangible gift to everyone who comes into our space on Sunday morning. Must be able to lift five canisters of hot coffee, (can be carried two at a time) and bring them to Mary Lin in a vehicle.
Why: Coffee and snacks are a delicious way to communicate that we care about everyone who worships with us. They add some energy to our worship time, too!
What: Offer a greeting and bulletin to those who come in for worship and help us collect our offering during worship!
When: From 10:30am to 11 and during the offering time of worship, two or three times a month.
Who: If you like saying “Hi” to folks and making sure that they have what they need, this is the perfect opportunity to greet the people you will be worshipping with! Must be able to stand or mosey for a half hour while passing out bulletins, and then bring the offering plate to each row during worship.
Why: Not everyone has felt welcome in church settings, but you as a greeter have a chance to make sure that everyone who enters Neighborhood Church knows that we want to worship and serve our community with them!
Parking Lot Greeters
What: Wave at the entrance of our main parking and chat with folks as they come in to our space!
When: From 10:30-11am, two or three times a month.
Who: If you like waving “Hello!” to people and making sure that they feel confident about where they’re going, this job is a chance to personally welcome and serve people. Must be able to stand outside for a half hour.
Why: Serve as the first friendly face many folks see as they come to worship, whether they’re worshipping with you for the first time or the fiftieth!
What are you thinking? We don’t want your capacity to restore the world through relationships with God and community to be limited by a suggestion list. Do you have an idea for serving God and God’s people, in our congregation or in the community around us, or have special gifts or talents that you would be willing to share with others? Send us your ideas!