On July 1, 2013 a new church began ministry in the Susquehanna Conference in the Lower Swatara Township.  New Thing, a United Methodist Community, began ministering in an area of Highspire/Lower Swatara Township with a core of nearly 30 people and Pastor JoAnn Darrow. The core of 25 or so people is deeply concerned for the people in their target area. They worshiped as a "house church" for a year and were eager to begin ministering in the community. This group continued to meet for worship. They  began ministering in the community and "launch" a new worship presence in the community.  

Learn more about New Thing go to their face book page: https://www.facebook.com/NewThingAUnitedMethodistCommunity

Two years after launch, New Thing finished 2015 in an amazing way. The ministry at New Thing has grown through the abundance of God and the generosity of God’s people.  What a wonderful thing to be a conduit of God’s blessing in the lives of so many.  Learn more about New Thing by going to their face book page: https://www.facebook.com/NewThingAUnitedMethodistCommunity

New Thing is looking forward to all that God has in store for them in the year ahead.  With that in mind, please pray for the following:

 That we would seek and follow God’s will in all that we do, even when it is 

uncomfortable, inconvenient or costly.

 That God’s favor would shine on our relationship with the new owner of the plaza where New Thing is located.

 That New Thing will continue to be a place of welcome, healing and transformation.

Maybe Growing Effective Churches can help as you follow God's vision. And please be in prayer for these ministries.Check out the church planting feed.