Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Message from Mike Hannah


This year I’m celebrating 25 years of serving at New Life Community Church! By God’s grace I’m committed to serving for the long haul.  To make this work, I’ve tried to create a ministry pace that I’m able to maintain.  A crucial part of this is having breaks in my speaking schedule.  That’s why every six weeks or so, we’ll have someone else speak.  That’s about the right amount of time until I run out of gas from speaking.  It also gives you a chance to hear God’s word from other speakers.

Also, from time to time, I try to take an extended break. I did one of those two years ago in 2013.  I’m be doing another one this May.  Here’s the plan: We’ll be doing a seven week series called “By Faith”.  During the series we’ll look at stories of the Bible mentioned in Hebrews chapters 11.  I’ll kick off the series on April 26th, and then for the next four weeks, we’ll have guest speakers come and share God’s word. Then on May 31st I’ll come back and finish the last two weeks of the series. Below is the schedule.

April 26th –Mike Hannah
May 3rd – Nick Bradshaw
May 10th – Brian Parks
May 17th – Chris Sonksen
May 24th – Adam Smith
May 31st – Mike Hannah
June 7 – Mike Hannah           

I’ll miss all of you while I’m gone, but I think you’ll enjoy some of the speakers that will be coming in! 

Building Improvements



 
 Dear New Lifers,
Our building is the place we worship God and it’s the home for our church family.  And…it’s time to make some improvements!  It’s been seven years since we’ve done any significant work to our church building.  Over that period of time, wear and tear has taken a toll.   Here are some of the items we need to address:

·      Refurbish and repaint the ceiling in the auditorium – The insulation has slowly been falling from the ceiling.  If you look up, you’ll see bare sections of ceiling and also half-fallen insulation.  We need to fix this. 

·      Improve Sound System and Lighting – There is buzzing and popping in our sound system due to damaged equipment that needs to be replaced.  We also need to update some lighting equipment.

·      Fix the AC/Heater in the auditorium – This winter many of you brought snow gear to deal with the arctic conditions in the auditorium. This is a result of the heater being broken.  We’ve had volunteers look at it, but it needs professional help.

·      Fix the AC/Heater in the Student Room  - On the other side of the heat spectrum, the AC unit in our youth room is on life support.  Temperatures in that room can sore to a stifling heat. 

·      Replace TVs– As many of you know, our church had several TV’s stolen.  We want to replace the TV in the Lobby and add one for the preschool class. 

·      And more… Throughout the building we have outdated equipment that needs to be replaced. There is paint touch up and numerous other smaller items that need to be fixed. 

We need your help to make these repairs.  The estimated cost for this project is $11,280.  Are you someone who is able to make a gift “over and above” your regular giving?  With your help we can improve our church home. 
If you can help, please include the word “building” with your gift.   We hope to move quickly with these improvements, and if possible, are hoping that all gifts can be given between now and May 15th.  

Thanks for being a part of New Life!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Life Group Questions for Personal Growth

Each week, we provide an outline during the weekend service. On one side, we provide the Bible passage to look at during the service. On the other side, there are discussion questions that connect to that same weekly passage. These questions are designed to interact and apply the passage.

These questions are used by our Life Groups that meet throughout the week. But these same questions can be used as a personal study tool. If you are not yet part of a group, you can use these questions during your personal Bible study time. They can provide an opportunity to dig deeper and reinforce the passage from the previous weekend’s service. Also, if you miss a service, both the message and the questions can be downloaded online.

Help Support a Child in Need this Sunday

Our church supports the Estado 29 Orphanage near Ensenada, Mexico.  The orphanage has an ongoing need of basic items to help care for the children.  On the fourth Sunday of every month we collect needed supplies for the orphanage.  A practical way to show Christ’s love is to donate items to the children at Estado 29.
  
This Sunday is the day to drop off donated items.  If you want to play a part, below is a list of items that are requested by the orphanage.  You can leave your donations in the drop off box found in the Kidzlife lobby. 

Household items
 ·   toilet paper

 ·   cooking oil 
 ·   dish cleaning liquid 
 ·   clothes cleaning liquid 
 ·   clorox 
 ·   pine-sol 
 ·   windex 
 ·   shampoo 
 ·   toothpaste 
 ·   deodorants 
 ·   feminine hygiene products

Food items
 ·   powder milk 

 ·   chocolate mix for milk 
 ·   coffee 
 ·   sugar 
 ·   beans 
 ·   rice

For larger items, please contact Jacob Ruiz to make arrangements for the supplies to be directly delivered to him. This will help to keep donations organized and ensure they get to the orphanage in a timely manner. You can reach Jacob at 760-218-9683.  
Thanks for playing a part in helping kids in need!

Digging Deeper through the Book of...


Are you reading through the book of 1 Kings? You are if you're doing our Bible Reading Challenge. We're encouraging members to read a chapter of the Bible each day, and right now we're in the last book of the Bible, the book of 1 Kings. Join us as we observe God, love, and life through our reading.

As you're studying the Bible, if you would like to take advantage of online Bible study tools, check out our Digging Deeper webpage. On it, you'll find free resources to dig deeper into God's word. Also click here to download our Bible Reading Challenge checklist for April. May and June.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Series Starting this Sunday, April 26th

Sometimes in life you have to take a step of faith! Join us as we learn about trusting God when it matters most.  Be our guest on Sunday mornings starting April 26th for “By Faith”.  The start of a new series is the perfect time to invite others, so bring a friend.  Services times are 9:30 and 11:00 am so pick the time that’s best for you.

Are you on Facebook?  If so, help us get the word out about our “By Faith” series.  Click here to go to the facebook post, then “like” it and “share” it with others!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Savior: Week 3 (4.19.15 Message)

This past Sunday we continued our "Savior" series.
To listen to the message or download the full outline, visit our website.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Giving Update


Our Next Baptism Event is Coming Up!!

Join us to celebrate and support those getting baptized on Sunday, August 26th @ 1:30 pm.  The baptism will be at the Strobel's residence and maps will be available on the information table this Sunday.  Come show your support to all of those who are making this important step of faith. Question's?  Please email us back by clicking here or check out our website at for more info.

Mexico Outreach


Our church supports an orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico called Estado 29.  Towards the beginning of each month, a team of volunteers goes on a one-day trip to Ensenada to help share God's love with the kids there.

Want to find out how to get involved?  Check out our outreach webpage here, or email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Weekend Message Values


(Note: This is part of a larger series on the weekend messages. Click here to see the original post)

Different church’s and different speakers have different styles when it comes to the message.  Different styles are great, but the following are three values that hope shape every message at New Life Community Church. 

           We believe that messages change lives when they have…..

1) Biblical resonance – The speaker is saying what God’s word is saying
  • Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
  • 2Ti 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
  • Matthew 28:20..Teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…
  • Mt 7:24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
  • 1Th 1:5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.
2) Life Relevance – That takes God’s word into people’s worlds and helps them put it into practice

3) Empowered and Prepared Delivery – That comes from a spiritually  prepared speaker who is ready to share God’s word.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Family Bowling Blast


Join us for a fun day of bowling and hanging out with other families at New Life on Sunday, May 3rd at the Norco Brunswick Bowling lanes.  The event starts at 1:30pm and the cost is $7 per person.  You can send us an email at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net or sign up at the info table on Sunday.

Communion in Life Groups

Christ calls us to take communion “In remembrance” of Him (Luke 22:19).  We serve communion from time to time in our weekend services and large group settings, but the primary place communion happens is in our life groups.  Communion takes place in the groups monthly, usually on the third week of the month.  So if you’re not plugged in to a life group, get involved.  You can find out more about groups by checking out the life group webpage.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Committing Your Life to Christ


Want to find out how to start a relationship with Christ?If so, we want to help you take the next step.  We’ve prepared some helpful materials that show what the Bible says about becoming a follower of Christ.  These self-study materials will assist you in taking the first steps to growing spiritually. 

To receive these materials, or to talk to someone in person, please contact us at connect@newlifecommunitychurch.net.  You can also check out our online information.

Life Groups are Starting Back Up!



Life Groups are Starting Up! Life group are weekly gatherings where you can connect with others to discuss the the passage that we looked at during the weekend service. A new life group session has started this week.

For more information on our groups check out our website, stop by the information table, or email us at: groups@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Monday, April 13, 2015

Savior: Week 2 (4.12.15 Message)

This past Sunday we continued our "Savior" series.
To listen to the message or download the full outline, visit our website.

Leader's Rally Tonight!!

Hey Leader's!  Join us tonight at 7:00pm for our April Leader's Rally.  Pizza will be served starting at 6:45pm.  We look forward to seeing all of our leaders there.  If you have any questions, please contact your staff leader.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Presenting Mark Loomis as member of the church board!!

We are pleased to present Mark Loomis as a proposed member for the church board.  A period of thirty days is set aside for church feedback.  All comments are considered and barring any disqualifying concerns, the member is then able to serve.  We are setting aside from now until the end of May as a time for members to have input.  You can direct any communication to lead@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Building Improvements


 

 Dear New Lifers,

Our building is the place we worship God and it’s the home for our church family.  And…it’s time to make some improvements!  It’s been seven years since we’ve done any significant work to our church building.  Over that period of time, wear and tear has taken a toll.   Here are some of the items we need to address

·      Refurbish and repaint the ceiling in the auditorium – The insulation has slowly been falling from the ceiling.  If you look up, you’ll see bare sections of ceiling and also half-fallen insulation.  We need to fix this.

·      Improve Sound System and Lighting – There is buzzing and popping in our sound system due to damaged equipment that needs to be replaced.  We also need to update some lighting equipment.

·      Fix the AC/heater in the auditorium – This winter many of you brought snow gear to deal with the arctic conditions in the auditorium. This is a result of the heater being broken.  We’ve had volunteers look at it, but it needs professional help

·      Fix the AC/Heater in the Student Room  - On the other side of the heat spectrum, the AC unit in our youth room is on life support.  Temperatures in that room can sore to a stifling heat.

·      Replace TVs– As many of you know, our church had several TV’s stolen.  We want to replace the TV in the Lobby and add one for the preschool class.

·      And more… Throughout the building we have outdated equipment that needs to be replaced. There is paint touch up and numerous other smaller items that need to be fixed.

We need your help to make these repairs.  The estimated cost for this project is $11,280.  Are you someone who is able to make a gift “over and above” your regular giving?  With your help we can improve our church home. 

If you can help, please include the word “building” with your gift.   We hope to move quickly with these improvements, and if possible, are hoping that all gifts can be given between now and May 15th. 

Thanks for being a part of New Life!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Our Giving page has been Updated

We’ve updated the giving section of our website with a new look.  Check it out at www.newlifecommunitychurch.net