May 19, 2013
Faith is at work at New Song. We strive to recognize & nurture the hope of glory in each man, woman and child that we encounter. Our church has a growing tradition of outreach & service. We invite you to join us on Thursday or Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ and the transforming power of a new song. Check out the Join Us section to find out more about how you can get involved.
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Our Churchthrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead. Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:
Pastor Yvonne Gilmore-Essig
Rev. Yvonne Gilmore-Essig is the Pastor of New Song Community Church. She is an ordained minister with standing in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ and the United Church of Christ. She grew up in Washington, DC and was a member of Michigan Park Christian Church under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Delores Carpenter.
While completing her degree in International Relations at The American University, she further discerned her call to ministry. From there, she went to The University of Chicago where she completed her Masters of Divinity degree.
While living in Chicago, she served at Park Manor Christian Church as an Associate Minister active in youth ministry, couples ministry and worship leadership where the Rev. James Demus is the senior pastor. She later served as an Associate Pastor at Shepherd Park Christian Church, an urban congregation in Northwest Washington, DC under the leadership of Pastor Marcus Leathers where her ministry focused on outreach and faith development. This is followed by her service to First Christian Church of Baltimore as the Interim Pastor, a suburban congregation in the Roland Park community of Baltimore, MD.
As a student of the prophetic tradition, Yvonne is a spoken word artist and member of The Cornel West Theory, included on their debut release 'Second Rome' on Sockets Records and on "The Shape of Hip Hop to Come." Yvonne is a servant to all and a friend of all movements that foster spiritual maturity and community building.
Musicians - New Song Trio
Vernon Hairston on piano, Dwight Bailey on bass,
Judy A. Alston, Ph.D. is Chair/Professor of the Department of Leadership Studies at Ashland University and is the author of numerous articles and books. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The Pennsylvania State University and two Masters of Education degrees from the University of South Carolina. Currently she is a seminarian working on a Masters of Divinity at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH.