New Covenant Church News!
Pastor Andy Lake and Kara Lake
Andy Lake Installed As Associate Pastor
Overseeing Worship and Music AT NCC
Pastor Andy Lake On The Left Leading Worship,
Leah Gifford (right) A Worship Team Member
Pastor Andy Lake was installed as an Associate Pastor at the New
Covenant Church through the laying on of hands by the Church
Board. Andy is a multi-talented musician playing a variety of
instruments and has lead worship teams in the past along with his
wife, Kara. Andy and Kara have six children.
Andy will oversee a worship team consisting of his wife, Kara Lake,
Paul and Leah Gifford, Mike Wieliscki, Brenda Berry and Pastor
Stephen Berry, Steven Fernandez and Anthony LaPlaca.
The New Covenant Church is blessed and excited to add Andy to the
leadership team and to have such talented and spirit-led worship
If you have never attended a NCC worship service, you are missing
an extraordinary time in the presence of God and we encourage you
to at make plans now to attend a service. You'll be glad you did!
The Church Sanctuary Has Been Flipped!
Yes We Have Flipped The Sanctuary!
The front of the sanctuary has been on the side facing the East and
Ridge Road, since we planted the church 8 years ago. Part of the
church's vision was to put the front of the sanctuary at the North end
of the building and redo the front entrance from a side entrance to a
center hall entrance with a new foyer and new bathrooms.
Just in time for the church's 8th anniversary, it has happened. The
front of the church sanctuary is facing north. Praise The Lord!
Why? Because this will allow us to add up to 200 people at one time in
the sanctuary. Up until today the most we could sear was about 100
people. Now we can double the number of people who can attend one
Now that is something to get excited about.
Come Check Us Out!
The New Covenant Church Launches
A Celebrate Recovery Program
On Friday night, Jan. 15, 2010 the New Covenant Church launched a new
nationally recognized support program for people who struggle with a
variety of issues from alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse,
co-dependency, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual and foodaddictions, gambling, etc.
The launch of the program has been in the works for months at the New
Covenant Church on Ridge Road in Brookfield, VT. A leadership team of
Pastor Stephen Berry, Tim Schroeder, Perry Kaczik, Dorcas Wright and
Connie Coviello have been coordinating the launch and the oversight of this
recovery program that is based on eight principles from the Beatitudes and
the 12 steps well-known in other recovery and support programs.
“Celebrate Recovery” was founded by John Baker a pastor at the
nationally known Saddleback Church in California. Rick Warren, author of
The Purpose Driven Life is the pastor of Saddleback and the
“Celebrate Recovery program has over the last 14 years ministered at the
Saddleback Church to over 7,500 individuals. The program is now being
used in thousands of churches nationwide. The program is modeled to
be similar to other familiar recovery programs, but is Christ-centered.
It is not designed to replace recovery programs already in existence, but
to compliment them and to expand those who can attend to people, who
struggle with a variety of issues from alcohol and drug addictions to
issues of co-dependency and sexual abuse.
The doors to the church will open each week at 5:30 PM for fellowship andlight refreshments and the program runs from 6 PM to 8 PM.
When Pastor Berry was asked if “Celebrate Recovery” was just for
people, who were religious or who attended his church, said, ““Celebrate
Recovery” has been launched by a team of people at the New Covenant
Church, but is open to anyone, who would like to attend. It is not limited to
people who attend our church, in fact we our offering this program as a
way to support and reach out to anyone in central VT, who can benefit
from this fantastic program. Many years ago, I struggled with drugs and
alcohol, and I wish a program like this had been available to me at that
time. We just know that there is a great need for this program and we are
launching it as a way to help anyone, who needs it, whether they attendchurch or not.”
If you would like more information about this program you
may call Pastor Stephen at 802-598-7590,
Tim Schroeder at 802-369-0200
or Perry Kacik at 276-2143
Look What The Lord Has Done!
6 Years After Entering Into A Lease/Purchase
With The Owner of the Property at 2252 Ridge Road
In Brookfield, The New Covenant Church Body Are
Now The Thankful Owners Of the 13+Acre
The 13+ acre property includes a 2500 square foot
parsonage and a 9000 square foot-3 floor
renovated barn/worship center.
On Thursday, January 29 at 2:30 PM
Pastor Stephen Berry on behalf of the church
the loan papers from AG Financial Solutions,
which made it possible for the Church To
purchase the property.
It was six years ago that a small group of Christians
3-4 families (Total of 15 people), entered into a
lease purchase agreement, believing that God
wanted to plant and grow a Spirit-filled, Biblically
based church in Brookfield, VT.
Over the last six years attendance at the
church has grown from 15 to an average of
75-100 people on Sunday mornings.
"It is amazing, God has met our financial needs on
a day to day basis. It is a miracle of God's
provision and a testimony to God's faithfulness
and to the faithfulness of His people, that we are
still here and finally own the property."
said Pastor Stephen following the closing on the
Praise The Lord!
The church will now be entering a building
and renovation stage to increase the seating
capacity of the church from about 100 to 200
The church will also be renovating the
outside look and feel of the church in order to
enhance the beauty and look of the church.
Below are some architectual renderings of the proposed renovated worship center.
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