This is our statement of faith that is in our bulletin every week:


We at New Covenant join together to support one another and our neighbors in every way possible to show how God is present, listening, forgiving and loving.

Membership is open to all who feel called to our community. Typically our new members have already been baptized or opt to do baptism & membership at the same time.

Joining the Presbyterian Church is affirmation that you believe in God and affirm The Apostles Creed insomuch as you understand God. Presbyterians believe that learning is a lifelong process, and that one person can never completely know God by themselves. We gather as a community of faith to explore, doubt, wonder, pray and hang on to one another as we continue to strive to understand God and how open God’s Love truly is.


We are a priesthood of all believers, each–young and old, male and female and nonbinary, conservative and liberal, disabled and abled, neurodiverse and neurotypical–are called to do God’s work using our gifts in church and day to day life to preach the good news. We believe that God affirms every person wherever they are on the spectrum of human existence and open to every race, gender, age and sexuality. We affirm the membership, leadership and marriages of all of the above.

Presbyterians practice a representative form of government, giving votes to members, and trusting officers. We have ruling elders to make decisions on behalf of the church through consensus i.e. session, and a serving and hospitality mission through our deacons. We believe every individual is called to serve God, and people at New Covenant are fully called upon to use their gifts and their calling to show God’s love both in the church itself and in the neighborhood and the world.

We do this to build community and consensus, through the power of the Holy Spirit.


Published by katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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