W E D O N ' T H A V E I T A L L T O G E T H E R
A glimpse of our story from our Lead Pastor Justin Bowers
You need to know that right up front. One of the first things you'll notice about New Community is that we're full of messy people.
But, one of our core values that we talk a lot about says, "We > I". Remember that ">" symbol from math class? It means "greater than". So what WE bring together as these messy people is way better than what we try to do on our own.
The people who lead New Community have one thing on our minds. We want to help you find and follow Jesus more than you did before you met us. We want to help those who don't know Jesus, don't like Jesus, or have never been told about Jesus find out who he is. And we want to help those who know him figure out more about his purpose for their lives. And we want to do that TOGETHER. So that's who we are. You can read more about our core values, our beliefs, and our team.
What to Expect When You Visit
We care about you, not what you’re wearing. We don’t care who you voted for in the last election or how many tattoos you have. We’re a church full of imperfect, broken people who are trying our best to love God and love others, and regardless of your story, we believe you belong!
If you’ve never been and you’re considering coming, here’s what you should expect…
Where and When Do You Meet?
Our Buckhannon church meets at the New Community building at 13 S. Florida St in Buckhannon, just across from Stockert Youth Center's basketball courts. We meet at 9:30 or 11 am on Sunday mornings.
Our Elkins church, which is in the launch process, is currently meeting on Sunday nights from 6-7:30 pm at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins.
What Should I Wear?
Clothes. Period. Seriously. If you feel like wearing jeans and a t-shirt you probably won't be able to tell the difference between you and our pastor. If you want to dress up, show us your style. All that to say... come as you are.
What About My Kids? Is there a Safe Place for Them?
Not to sound too proud, but we think we have the most exciting place for kids in our region! Our Kidztown program takes place during our Sunday services, and if you bring your kids, you’ll check them in and out each Sunday with our Check-In system using a special labeling system and our security volunteers will monitor the halls during the service. Babies and toddlers are cared for by loving volunteers in our nursery. There’s a preschool room called Tinytown for 4 year olds to 1st graders and an older kids' room called Kidztown for grades 2nd through 5th. All of our kids ministry volunteers must pass background checks and have a heart for kids and families.
Are your kids older? We also offer an environment for 6-8th graders called MSM (Middle School Ministry) and for 9-12th graders called HSM (High School Ministry) at our Buckhannon church during the 11 am service. These groups meet next door to our building at the Stockert Youth Center.
Still Have Questions?
That's probably enough info for one web page. But, if you still have questions you're welcome to e-mail one of our pastors at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific concerns. We'll hope to see you soon!