MAY AND JUNE WORSHIP SCHEDULE AND EVENTSSunday, May 26--- join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship with Bible study beginning at 11 a.m.--- bring food items and cleaning and paper goods to stock the food pantry at the Children First Family Resource CenterMonday, May 27--- Memorial Day ObservanceSunday, June 2--- join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. during which we will observe the Lord's Supper followed by a time of fellowship with Bible study beginning at 11 a.m.--- bring canned goods and other non-perishable food items as well as dog/cat food to stock the pantry at ABCCMFriday, June 7--- WLOS annual food drive to be held at the Carolina Furniture Concepts store at 2617 Hendersonville Rd in Arden to stock the food pantry at the Children First Family Resource Center. Volunteers are needed to assst with the collection of food items, sort the items, and provide a receipt to the donors. Sign-up at the church for the time slots you can help.Saturday, June 8--- join us as we serve breakfast to the homeless at 7 a.m. at SonRise Community Outreach.Sunday, June 9--- join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship with Bible study beginning at 11 a.m.
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Desiring to be known as a neighborhood church serving the Lord, on January 28, 2013 members of the Women's Mission Group of New Horizon delivered non-perishables, some fruits and vegetables, and a few personal hygiene and cleaning supplies to the Family Resource Center of Children First located on the campus of Emma Elementary School in West Asheville.
This will be an ongoing monthly ministry during 2013 for the women in an effort to supply the food pantry at the resource center. For more information about the center and its scope of service in the West Asheville community see Children First Family Resource Center.
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In May, 2012 one of our younger charter members, Eric, had just completed his two-year college degree in Culinary Arts and was seeking employment. He learned about an opportunity through Samaritan's Purse and a new ministry that was about to be launched in Port Alsworth, Alaska called "Operation Heal Our Patriots." Following the Lord's leading and with the encouragement of the church and others he decided to accept a position as a cook at Samaritan Lodge Alaska to work with and train under the head chef. Together along with the other cook staff they would have the responsibility of feeding the veterans and their spouses staying at the lodge.
During one of our worship services last May and before Eric's departure we had a brief "commissioning service" for him led by our pastor that included the laying on of hands. Eric is the first member of New Horizon to serve in a missionary capacity of this nature.
On January 6, 2013 while home on furlough, we had the privilege of having Eric join us for worship during which he gave a report on the work in which he had been engaged during his first season with "Operation Heal Our Patriots." Before returning for a second season of service in Alaska, Eric has accepted an emergency assignment to begin immediately with a Samaritan's Purse team in Toms River, NJ assisting with clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. He will be serving as the full-time food service manager for the team until their work is complete. For more information about this Samaritan's Purse veterans ministry in Alaska see Operation Heal Our Patriots.
New Horizon celebrated the Advent Season in her new home located in the North Louisiana Plaza in West Asheville. We had the opportunity to decorate our worship area with a small Christmas tree that included several hand made ornaments that proclaimed the Good News. For each Sunday during advent members participated during worship in reading scripture foretelling the coming of Jesus Christ and by lighting the advent candles.
A group of our members braved the cold and sang Christmas carols walking through one the the residential neighborhoods near the church introducing themselves to the neighbors and inviting them to attend our Christmas Eve service. The caroling was followed by a hot soup supper at the church.
On Christmas Eve we worshipped by celebrating the Lord's Supper followed by a candlelight service.
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Read more: 2012 ADVENT REPORT
Beginning in February, 2012 members of New Horizon began partnering with SonRise Community Outreach to serve the hungry breakfast at 1543-C Patton Ave in West Asheville (next to David’s Autohouse). Well over 100 people are served between the hours of 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. This is an ongoing weekly ministry for Sonrise with other churches assisting as well.New Horizon members will be serving at SonRise on the second Saturday of each month.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++The following unedited letter dated 2/17/12 was received from a lady who was served at SonRise on February 11th.Dear New Horizon EPC,I was in Asheville, NC on Feb 10th and stayed at the homeless center on the nite of the 10th just coming from rehab in Black MT with only a ID in my pocket. No food and scared and no money in my pocket. At 3:30 p.m.on Friday I was trying to find adress for my daughter to send me some money to get back home. I was referred to the Salvation Army and they gave me the adress to A.Hope to get my mail the next day. Which was SAT morning. U.P.S. got my mail to me by 11:am SAT.morning. What a blessing.Anyway SAT.morning I was really hungry and wondering when I was going to be Able to eat. One of the homeless people told me every SAT. morning a church bus picks up up and carries us to a restaurant to eat breakfast as much as you want, coffee, juices, fruit, whatever you wanted. It was just unreal what you people did for me and all the other less fortunate. I just can't tell all of you how that really touched my heart and my stomach. ha! ha!Paster Bill thanks so much for carrying me to the back room and praying just for me. That really helped me so much, may God bless you. Everyone was so nice to me and really made me feel so much better about myself. Everyone had the greatest attitude and acted like they really cared. I'am not homeless and now glade that I had the experience to spend with some Long term Homeless men and women. I am very fortunate to have a bed, food, heat and a family that cares. It really made me look at my life a whole lot different. It reallt made me humble.Thanks Again everyone for what you are doing and what you did for me. Whenever I get back to Ashville I hope it is on A Sunday morning so I can come to your church and meet and hug everyones neck that gave me a smile and love that was really needed. I am Listing some names that I got and I know that I will miss Alot of people, but I saw you and my God Bless all of you. Love you all,
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The Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic of the EPC will hold its 74th Stated Meeting on April 26-27, 2013 at Benton Heights EPC in Monroe, NC. For a report on the 73rd Stated Meeting of presbytery held at Lake Forest EPC and the Joe Gibbs Racing Center in Huntersville, NC on January 25-26, 2013 and for additional information about presbytery activities see the presbytery website at:
New Horizon EPCP.O. Box 2700Candler, NC 28715
Sunday 9:30 AMNorth Louisiana Plaza441 North Louisiana Ave - Suite GAsheville, NC 28806