New Song began in 1994 as a congregation committed to celebrating, nurturing, and supporting the profound gifts of every person.
New Song is committed to mutual ministry. Our clergy, vestry, and staff are an important part of our community, but they’re not the sole providers of ministry. Instead we believe that when we emerge from the waters of baptism, we’re empowered to share in ministry. All of us have a vital role to play in bringing Christ’s love to the world.
Mutual ministry is in part a commitment to a process. We learn together, pray together, struggle together, and, with God’s help, grow ever closer to Christ’s vision for New Song and the world.
We give away a substantial percentage of our church funds every year to outreach and to organizations that serve the larger community—that’s another part of our identity as New Songers.
FAQs About New Song
Where is New Song? We’re at 912 20th Avenue in Coralville, Iowa.
What time are your services on Sunday morning? 10 a.m. But some of us arrive after the service starts. We’re pretty certain some people arrived late for the Sermon on the Mount, too.
Do I have to be an Episcopalian to worship with you? We welcome everyone (especially those who are lost or seeking or who think that church isn’t for them). Many of us started out in other denominations, and some of us knew nothing about Christianity when we walked in the door for the first time. We like to think of ourselves as the Church of God’s Odds and Ends—a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and soon you have a community.
Our Episcopal Identity
New Song is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, which has 8,000 members across the state.
We’re also part of the Episcopal Church, which is comprised of 109 dioceses in 16 nations, and the Anglican Communion, which is a gathering of Anglican and Episcopal churches from around the world. The Anglican Communion includes more than 80 million members in more than 160 countries.