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The Face of Family-Friendly Churches – New Covenant United Methodist Church

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Since its beginning in 1977, New Covenant UMC in Edmond has been a church focused on helping families “experience the love of God to become the love of God in the world.” One of the more recent ways they have prioritized children and parents is by constructing the NC Kids building in 2014, complete with classrooms and a two-story treehouse slide.

The church intentionally works to provide a welcoming environment and a community around families so they feel supported as they seek
to grow in their faith and experience life together. Sunday school classes are held for all ages, with some groups primarily consisting of parents who bond together and find ways to meet during the week. Midweek is a series of Wednesday night programs that features a family meal followed by classes and activities for all ages. Parenting and grandparenting classes are often offered during the series. NC Students, 6th-12th grades, meet Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings for worship and small group time. And Bible Blast is offered from August to March each year, with families participating together to enjoy games, songs and prizes while reading through the Bible and memorizing scripture.

Jen Might, director of children’s ministry, explains, “At New Covenant, we’re always seeking ways to connect to children. From even the earliest ages, we want to be sure to share the message and love of Jesus with them. One of the most important ways to encourage the spiritual growth of children is to equip and support families.”

2700 S Boulevard • Edmond • 405-562-3200 • newcov.tv

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