Faith Promise

Sunday, October 5th was our annual Faith Promise Sunday. Faith Promise is when we prayerfully consider what God would like us to give on top of our regular tithing.  This money goes to missions, around Newport and overseas.  Our church has always been a very giving church and has given well above the average percentages, but this year went far above what we have previously pledged.  As of Sunday the 5th the church has pledged $25,020.00 for the 2014-2015 year!  What an incredible amount, again you have gone above and beyond and showed your heart!  What a blessing it is to be a part of this congregation and having such a giving caring spirit.  We look forward to this coming year and the blessings that will be giving because of you!  Thank you everyone!  (There will be one last week to pledge next Sunday October 16th!)

Change is Coming!

As October approaches it brings with it change to Newport Christian.  Some may have noticed that we have shortened our name.  We are now going by Newport Christian instead of First Christian Church of Newport.  This change was approved along with the updating of our church bylaws early in September.  We would like to share with you now our new logo!

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Now that we have new bylaws, a new name and a fresh logo, what else would we need…Oh right a pastor!  We are very excited that Reed Adams and his family will be joining our church as pastoral staff the week of October 13, with his first preaching Sunday, October 19th!

Now, if you thought that was a lot of change don’t worry there will be much more ahead of us.  We are excited to see the change and growth that our church has gone through these past months (growth is not always in numbers), are you ready to join us to see where the next months take us.  It has not all been easy, and change may not come quickly, but it is out there and we need to be ready and open for what is in store for our church.  Remember to check out or Facebook page for any current updates!  Please join us this Sunday for worship at 10:45, with Bible Classes at 9:30.

Reed Adams and Family

It is official, Reed Adams is our Senior Pastor.  He and his family will be joining our church family in early October! With his first Sunday ‘behind the pulpit’ October 19th! Below is a short bio for Reed along with a  bio for the family.  Please check out our church Facebook page for more recent updates about the church during this transition.

Reed Adams

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Reed Adams has been the lead pastor here at Newport Christian, since October, 2014.  He grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and has lived in five different states.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ozark Christian College, and his Master’s from Lincoln Christian University.  He and his wife, Audrey, have been married for seven years and have three young children: Anna, Lincoln and Asher.

The Adams Family

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Reed and Audrey Adams are so excited to be a part of Newport Christian Church!  They came from Columbus, Ohio, where Reed was a children’s pastor for six years.  He was in Arizona doing the same ministry before that, which is where he and his wife, Audrey, met.  They have been married for seven years and have three young children.  Anna will be five in January (and is the talker of the bunch), Lincoln is three and a half (and is the ball of energy) and Asher turns two in November (he is the heart-melter).  Audrey is an Oregonian, and grew up in Canby.  Her parents still live there, and she has other family all over the state.

Reed & Audrey Adams Visit

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Reed Adams and his wife Audrey will be visiting us this weekend.  Here is their full agenda for the weekend.  We are hoping that our members will be able to attend one or more event to get to know the couple.

Friday (8/1) — Meet with the Task Force & Elders

Saturday (8/2) — Open House Brunch
— Dinner with staff & spouses

Sunday (8/3) — Sunday School Meet & Greet Q/A time with Reed & Audrey
— Reed will preach during Worship
— Potluck after church (please see your email for information about this)
— Follow-Up Meeting with Elders

Monday (8/4) — Reed & Audrey can tour the area and talk to Yaquina Bay Property Management if they so choose

For specifics on times and locations Members please check your e-mail for the information.

Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker We have two great guest speakers lined up.  Our first guest will be this Sunday (July 27th).  Terry Stine will be joining us from Boise Bible College, where he serves as President.  He will not only be giving the morning message during worship but he will also lead Sunday School in the Fireside Room.  

Our next guest will be the following weekend (August 3rd).  Reed Adams will be visiting us from Columbus, Ohio.  He is our candidate for Senior Pastor.  More information will be given to our members once the task force nails down some specifics about his visit.  Members please check your e-mail and the church Facebook page early next week for information about his visit.  

So please join us for worship at 10:45AM with Sunday school preceding at 9:30AM.  We look forward to, two great guests!

In the Interim

It may appear that our sight is going through a slow time. Well this is due to our Pastor of nearly 15 years moving on to a ministry (which we fully support) in Cambodia ministering to missionaries abroad. We are currently under the guidance of an elder who has stepped up to fill in as pastor. The process of finding a new pastor is progressing forward and we are beginning to interview candidates. Please join with us and pray for our congregation to find the pastor that will best guide us and help us continue to move forward.

Sunday’s Message: “I’m Going To Miss This Body, Bride, Family, Temple, Mess”

church-picSunday was Derek’s last Sunday as pastor/preacher/minister of the First Christian Church of Newport. This message is a look at the church based upon the metaphors used to describe in the New Testament.

Please have a listen.

FYI, if you’re curious about what Derek and Pam will be doing now, please see their web page here: Living On the Far Side, as well as the web site of Agape International Missions, the organization they will be serving with.