Friday, November 30, 2012

Gift to the King

 
The holidays are a time of tradition.  One of the traditions at New Life is our annual “Gift to the King” Christmas offering. Every holiday season we offer an opportunity to give a special gift, over and above our regular giving towards Christ’s work at our church. Stop by the Information Table to pick up an envelope this Sunday.

Hey Kidzlife Volunteers!

 
Kidzlife Volunteers...
Beginning in 2013 we are implementing a major overhaul of safety procedures in our Kidzlife ministry. The goal is to better ensure a safe, fun, learning environment for our church's kids.Therefore we are asking all Kidzlife volunteers to attend a special meeting in order to receive and review a copy of the new guidelines.

We appreciate your service to our kids and we know that you share our concern for the safety of each child entrusted to our care. Please make it a priority to attend the special upcoming meeting. The date is this Sunday, December 2nd. The time is 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. after the morning services in room #5.

If you have any questions about the meeting contact us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net


Thursday, November 29, 2012

3 Ways to Give


For more information on giving, check out our giving webpage.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Helping Those in Need

“He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.”
-Proverbs 19:17 
There are members of our community, and even our own church family who are in need. If you would like to find out practical ways to help, check out our Care@newlife Webpage 

Thanks!



For the first time since April we’ve meet our monthly budget!   Thanks to everyone who gave towards God’s work, you’re making a difference! 

P.S.  If you missed the important financial announcement from two Sunday’s ago, you can find it here

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Series Beginning this Sunday!


“I won’t give up without a fight!” 
If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t easily give up, then you know that life often involves a battle.  That battle might be fighting to stay on track when temptation pulls you off course.  It can be fighting for your family, when the pressures of life come crashing in. Maybe it’s a battle to stop a bad habit, or a struggle to maintain your integrity in a difficult work situation.  

If you’re someone who’s trying to fight the good fight, come and hear what the Bible says about life’s battles. Join us this Sunday, December 2nd, as a new series begins– “Fight Club”

Topics will include:
·      Don't Fight the Wrong Battle
·      Don't Bring a Squirt Gun to a Knife Fight
·      Be Willing to Fight for Others

Service times at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. For additional resources and directions check out our webpage at newlifecommunitychurch.net






Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

 
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Sunday, December 9th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

We are super blessed with a great group of volunteers at New Life. If you have been serving on one of our ministry teams this year, join us for a night of food and fun as we say thank you to all of you who serve at New Life. 

You can RSVP by signing up at the information table on Sunday or by emailing us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Interested in Serving?

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10)

As believers, God calls us to make a contribution to the cause of Christ.  One way we do this is by using our gifts to serve others.
To find out more about serving at New Life, check out our Serving and Intro to Serving pages on our website.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hey Kidzlife Volunteers!

 
Kidzlife Volunteers...
Beginning in 2013 we are implementing a major overhaul of safety procedures in our Kidzlife ministry. The goal is to better ensure a safe, fun, learning environment for our church's kids.Therefore we are asking all Kidzlife volunteers to attend a special meeting in order to receive and review a copy of the new guidelines.

We appreciate your service to our kids and we know that you share our concern for the safety of each child entrusted to our care. Please make it a priority to attend the special upcoming meeting. The date is Sunday, December 2nd. The time is 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. after the morning services in room #5.

If you have any questions about the meeting contact us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LYFE Student Ministries Wednesday Nights



Jr & Sr High School Midweek Worship & Groups
Wednesdays @ 7-9pm

Wednesday nights are a great opportunity to get connected with fellow Junior and Senior High students at New Life. Students have the opportunity to grow spiritually through small groups in our mid-week service packed with high-level worship, fun games, and challenging messages. If you want to find out more about our student ministries click here.

Monday, November 19, 2012

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.

The next trip will be Saturday, December 1st. To find out how to get involved in this ministry, check out our outreach webpage here, or email us at 
info@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Special Announcement from the November 18th Service


The following is a summary of an important announcement made during yesterday’s weekend service:

The situation: Our church is facing a difficult situation. Due to our giving levels, we are continuing to fall short of paying our most basic bills by approximately $1000 a week. Many of you know the giving has been low, but we need to share the severity of the situation. At the point we’re at, unless things change, the most likely outcome is that we will not be able to continue meeting in this building. At the present rate, this could happen as soon as ten months from now.

What we have already done: Up to this point, we have…

·       Contacted our landlord to reduce the rent
·       Cut out all but the most basic ministry expenses
·       Cut the number of church staff
·       Asked all remaining staff to take cuts
·       Covered shortfalls out of a rapidly dwindling reserve fund.

In light of this, we are still facing a shortfall of $1000 a week.

What needs to happen. In order to stay in this building, we need to see the giving increase by $1000 a week. This sounds like a big number, but when you consider that we have over 100 adults who attend New Life, this amount, when averaged out, represents a shortfall of less than $10 a week per person. It is shortfall we can overcome. We know that many of you have your own financial struggles, but by sharing this need, we hope that together we can make a difference.

What you can do: As a member you can do two things…

·       Play a part through regular giving – The solution is to the see the regular giving our church go up.  If you are not yet giving, now is the time to get started. If you are giving, maybe God will use this need to increase your generosity.

·       Pray for Gods provision for our church - We believe that God has something better for our church. Lives are being changed at New Life, and we want that to continue. Let’s pray for a solution to this situation.

In conclusion: If you have any questions, please let us know at finance@newlifecommunitychurch.net. Also, you can follow our progress by reading the monthly giving reports that we post on the blog – www.newlifeblog.net.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Church Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

Just a reminder that our church offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving. The office will reopen for regular hours on Monday,  November 26th.

Mexico Christmas Outreach


Thank you to everyone who has supported a child this year. We currently have every child supported at the orphanage. The gifts are due back by today. November 18th. We are continuing to take donations to support the staff with a Christmas dinner at Estado 29. If you would like to give towards supporting the staff, please indicate that with your giving and place it in the offering.
 
If you have any questions or want to get involved in this ministry please email us at outreach@newlifecommunitychurch.net or check out our global outreach page.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Are You Reading Your Bible?

 
Are you reading through the Jeremiah? 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 book of Jeremiah. 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 November and December.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Using the Small Group Questions as Study Tool

 

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.

Fallapalooza Pictures


Hey New Life! If you had pictures taken in our portrait room at the Fallapalooza event, you can see & download your pictures at the link below. Also you can pic up your printed portraits at the information center on Sundays. Big thanks to Troy & Marjorie Miller for the great pics!!!
Download your pictures at  http://gallery.imageryconcepts.com/f560105889

Monday, November 12, 2012

Want to grow as a bible centered Christian?


God’s word is our guide for what we believe and how we live. Whether you’re a new Christian or a long time believer, we want to help you take the next step in understanding God’s word. Find out more about becoming a Bible Centered Christian by checking out our webpage.

Commiting Your Life to Christ


Want to find out how to start a relationship with God?

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 following 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.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Child Dedicaion this Sunday



Child dedication this Sunday@ the 9:30 a.m service. Join us this Sunday as we come together with parents to dedicate their children to the Lord.

Mexico Christmas Outreach


Our church supports an orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico called Estado 29. Our goal this Christmas Season is to have every child at the orphanage supported with a gift. Look for the Christmas Tree at the Information Table on Sunday to pick your child to sponsor. Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions or want to get involved in this ministry please email us at outreach@newlifecommunitychurch.net or check out our global outreach page.

November Leader's Rally


Join us for our November Leader’s Rally. The meeting is on Monday, November 11th at 7:00 PM. Pizza will be served starting at 6:45 pm. We look forward to seeing all of our leaders there. If you have any questions, please contact your staff leader.

Associate pastors @ New Life





Need someone to talk to?
Need someone to pray with you?









Ron Burleson and Scott Weisheit are associate pastors, also known as lay pastors, at New Life Community Chruch. They are available to help care for the members of our church family. If you need someone to talk with or pray for you, please feel free to contact them.

Both Ron and Scott are credentialed to perform weddings and funerals. They can be contacted at: care@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Communion in Your Life Group


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 fourth 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.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

October Giving Report

October Giving Report


How did we do in the month of October?
We were $1,600.02 short of our monthly budget.

How much does it “cost” to run the church?
In a 4 Sunday month it takes a minimum of $30,605.  It allows us to pay the bills and fund a minimal amount to our ministries.

How much was the actual giving for the month?
The giving for this month was $29,004.98


Here is a quick snapshot of this year:



Is there anything else I need to know?
If you’re someone who regularly gives to God at New Life: Thanks! Your giving makes a difference.

If you’re someone who is not yet giving: Make a decision to get involved. Take the first step toward the biblical practice of giving. You can find out more about giving here.

And for everyone: Please take time this week to pray for the finances of both our church family, and the individual families that make up New Life.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fallapalooza Pictures

Last week our church gathered together for Fallapalooza. Check out out the picures of all the family fun!   

Getting Ready for Games

Student Volunteers


  Fun at the Costume Contest 

Costumes
We hope everyone had a great time. Thank you to all those who gave time and resources to bring smiles to the families of New Life! 

Baptism This Sunday!


Join us this Sunday, November 11th to celebrate and support those getting baptized. The baptism will start at 1:30 PM at the home of the Bourbinay’s. Come out to show your support to those who are making this important step of faith.


Click here for a printable copy of the directions.Maps will also be available this Sunday at the Information Table. 

If you need any more information about baptism or have any questions, please email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net or check out our Baptism webpage. 
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Give Via PayPal


Do you use PayPal?  If so, you can give to the church via PayPal by clicking here



To Learn more about giving, see the giving section of our website. 


Video from the Weekend Service

Here's the video we showed during the weekend service.  Thanks to Central Christian Church for making these funny clips.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Mexico Christmas Outreach


Our church supports an orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico called Estado 29. Our goal this Christmas Season is to have every child at the orphanage supported with a gift. Look for the Christmas Tree at the Information Table on Sunday to pick your child to sponsor. Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions or want to get involved in this ministry please email us at outreach@newlifecommunitychurch.net or check out our global outreach page.