And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
In a globalized society, nuclear family members often live and work at a distance from each other. NCC provides an "adopted" family for its worshippers.
Without intruding, we keep track of each other: especially the sick, those who have lost loved ones, those facing special challenges, and the frail.
We have coffee and sometimes brunch together after church, we share lunch on Tuesdays, women hold a monthly prayer breakfast, there is a special fall gathering-in celebration, we decorate together for Christmas, and - of course - there are periodic "potlucks."