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Newburgh Church Members Celebrate 25 years, Reflect On Pandemic Hardships

Church members at New Life in Newburgh, came together in song and worship on Sunday, Jan. 10th, to celebrate their 25th anniversary of being a congregation and to reflect on the hardships of the pandemic.

Posted: Jan 11, 2021 8:00 AM
Updated: Jan 11, 2021 7:58 PM

Members of the Newburgh Church New Life celebrated their 25th anniversary of worship on Sunday morning with song, prayer and balloons.


And it was a service of reflection, after a tumultuous year -- with church leaders trying to figure out how to reach their congregation online and dealing with members getting Covid-19.


"We have about eight percent able to come back and those who haven't -- they have just not been comfortable and we respect that,” said pastor Jonathan Scott. “But really -- it's been really really good -- God has been so good to us through this. We wouldn't want to go through it again -- but in some ways -- [we] wouldn't want to change it either."


And in an effort to expand their outreach to children, the church has also created the new full-time position of family ministry director, which will be taken over by member of 18-years, Lynne Philips.

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