#WeekendPlans: “A Grateful Heart” & Harvest Feast: 11/20/22

Join us this Sunday, 11/20/22, for a short worship service and Harvest Feast to follow at the Glendale New Church. Lay-leader Gloria Toot will present a sermon entitled, “A grateful heart” at 11:00 am. We will share a delightful potluck Harvest Feast after. Come and be grateful.

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@GlendaleNewChu Meets in Person, Sunday 5/8/22

The New Church of Montgomery will not meet for Worship this Sunday, but our hosts and friends, the Glendale New Church, will.

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We will gather this Sunday in the Sanctuary, observing all the best practices for safety.

Worship will begin at 11 AM.

Our topic is taken from Mark 13, which is a long speech about the future. Why does Jesus spend the whole chapter inflaming our fears? Why does he invent all these terrible scenarios? “You will hear of wars and threats of wars.” “You will be handed over to the local councils and beaten.” “Everyone will hate you.” “There will be greater anguish in those days than at any time since God created the world.” “Watch out! I have warned you about this ahead of time!”

We will explore how we react to these prophecies with the expectation that we will be enlightened, strengthened and encouraged. Because that is what Jesus is ultimately doing with his entire life on earth.

Be well,

Pastor Clark

#WeekendPlans: Rev. Dr. Jim Lawrence discusses “The Regeneration Psalm” 3/20/22

Join us this Sunday, 3/20/22, over Zoom—10:30 am Fellowship, 11:00 am Worship. We welcome Guest Minister, Rev. Dr. Jim Lawrence. He will present a sermon examining “Psalm 23: The Regeneration Psalm”. Church members and their contacts will receive the zoom link via email.

“The 23rd Psalm is the most fully memorized section of the Bible, yet interestingly Swedenborg provides less commentary on this iconic Psalm than he does for most of the other psalms. From a constructive Swedenborgian perspective, however, he wrote a lot about it. Join us at church for the deep story.”

Rev. Dr. Jim Lawrence

#WeekendPlans: 4/11/21 @GlendaleNewChu week, #Gardening, #Swedenborg Study Group

The New Church of Montgomery does not have worship service this Sunday. If you are looking for a Swedenborgian service, please look for the link to Glendale New Church’s Sunday service, forthcoming, or visit their website: www.glendalenewchurch.org You can also attend a virtual service at one of our many sister churches.

Also, if you are interested in helping in the garden at Glendale New Church, we will be meeting this Sunday, 4/11, in the afternoon, weather permitting. If interested, contact church via email: newchurchofmontgomery@gmail.com

The Swedenborg Study Group will be meeting in the evening this Sunday. They will be discussing the book, Ten Commandments, Secrets of Spiritual Growth Found in God’s Principal’s for Living Contact the church, via email if you would like to attend. newchurchofmontgomery@gmail.com

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New Plan for Sunday 3/15

Two-pronged approach being tried out.

We will have the church open Sunday for those who want to gather as usual to
worship together and support our community in-person;  Gloria Toot will lead
a multi-generational informal Sunday program, “Thirsting”, based on John
4:5-42, and in our tradition to thirst means desiring to know the truth.

This will be held in the fellowship hall where we can spread out and observe
some good-health practices (#social distancing).  As an experiment, Pete Toot is preparing a worship guide using a traditional service format which also draws on some lessons from the Gospel of John.

It explores how we can understand how God relates to us in ways that we can recognize even when they are not obvious.

This guide will be made available to all church members as a handout and


General hygiene guidelines for church service via Council of Ministers:

A few suggestions: sit 5-6 feet apart from each other, put your name on a hymnal and use the same one each week, greet others with an elbow bump or a bow and a ‘Namaste’, use only individually wrapped items for coffee hour snacks, and of course if you sneeze or cough, use your elbow and dispose of any used tissues immediately, and go wash your hands!


#ChurchOnSunday, 3/1/20: “Lenten Labyrinth: Sacrifice & Service”

Please join us for church this Sunday, March 1, 2020.  The theme will be “Lenten Labyrinth: Sacrifice & Service,” and it will be delivered by Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly.

Join us at: 845 Congress Ave, Glendale, OH 45246

10:30 am for Hospitality &

11:00 am for Service

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#WeekendPlans “The Adoration of Christ” w/Rev. Sherrie Connelly

This Sunday, join us for the beginning of Advent with Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly as we celebrate this day of rest and regeneration.

The service is titled, “The Adoration of Christ”.

10:30 am Hospitality

11:00 am Worship

845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, OH

All are welcome.

#HarvestFeast with Guest Minister Rev. Alison Longstaff Moore, Sunday @ 11

Please join us this Sunday, November 17, 2019, as we celebrate a shared harvest with our community.  We welcome Guest Minister, Rev. Alison Longstaff Moore of NYC.

Rev. Alison will deliver a sermon on,

“Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs and Swedenborg’s Doctrine of Regeneration”

Our worship service begins at 11 am, directly followed by the harvest meal.  Those who wish to contribute to the meal may contact Gloria Shepherd.  If you need Gloria’s info, please email newchurchofmontgomery@gmail.com

Rev. Alison Longstaff Moore’s Bio: Ordained at the 2009 Convention, Rev. Alison Longstaff Moore has served in ministry in both Canada and Maine.  She currently freelances in New York City, where she lives with her husband, (former college sweetheart) Sam Moore.

Rev. Alison Longstaff Moore was born in Bryn Athyn, PA, the fourth of five children.  Her father is Marlyn Smith, a former President of the Swedenborg Foundation.  Alison’s mother Barbara Merrell, grew up here in Cincinnati with her six sisters and one brother.  Rev. Alison is visiting our congregation this weekend with her sister, Marcia Smith.  Both Alison’s sister Marcia, and husband Sam, are former employees of the Foundation.

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