“The Church is... where the Lord is acknowledged, and where the Word is.” - The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine §242
Kempton New Church
“There are three essentials of the Church: an acknowledgment of the Divinity of the Lord, an acknowledgment of the holiness of the Word, and the life that is called charity.” - Divine Providence ¶259:3

The Kempton New Church is a congregation of people who believe that there is one God in one Person, our Creator and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; that the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Heavenly Doctrine of the New Jerusalem are the Lord’s Word; that the life of religion consists especially in keeping the Ten Commandments, and in doing our daily work justly and faithfully; and that there is a life after death, a heaven and a hell, where we continue to live as complete human beings.

We try to help each other understand the Lord’s Word and encourage each other in applying it to life. We welcome you.

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Letter to the Community:

December 2022

Dear Neighbor,

Do you know the story of the angel appearing to the shepherds and telling them that Christ the Lord had been born on earth? Here it is in the Gospel of Luke 2:8-10:

And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, and keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, the angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they feared with great fear.
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people. For to you is born this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be the sign to you: you shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes, lying in a manger.”

This message was not just for the shepherds. It is for “all the people” the angel said. If you would like to learn more out how the Lord’s salvation can bring you great joy, consider visiting us at the Kempton New Church for services on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. And if you would like to join us as we celebrate the birth of the Lord God our Savior Jesus Christ at our Christmas worship service, I would love to see you. It will be held on Christmas Eve—Saturday, December 24, at 5:00 P.M.

Merry Christmas!


Rev. Brett D. Buick

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