Thursday, February 27, 2014

Recurring giving

At our online giving site, there is the option to set up a recurring gift to the church. You can designate whether you would like this gift debited from your checking our credit card. You can also specify whether you want your contribution made one time, weekly, twice per month, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. See below for some frequently asked questions on recurring giving. 
What if I try online giving and don’t like it? 
There is no requirement to continue to use online giving.  It is very easy to begin or stop. 
What if I need to change the amount of a recurring gift, or cancel altogether? 
You can view, edit, or delete a scheduled contribution at anytime, including the credit card, date, frequency and amount as long as you created an account on the giving page. 


Are there any fees involved with giving online? 
Not for the giver.  The church pays any fees associated with online giving.
Is there anything else to know with recurring giving? 
When you schedule a recurring donation, a small validation amount (.11 cents) will pend on your account BUT WILL NOT be charged or post to your account.  It is only for validation purposes.  Please allow 2-3 days for this to disappear. 
To learn more, check out –http://www.newlifecommunitychurch.net/Giving/Online

Resources for our New Series


Our church is currently doing a series on what the Bible says about sexual intimacy.  ereIn In In conjunction with the series we’ve also created a list of resources on this subject.  To learn more check out the Glued Series Resource Page

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Young Couple's Group starting March 25th


A new group for young couples is starting next month.  The group will be lead by Nick Bradshaw and will meet on Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  The location will be the church building and the start date is Tuesday, March 25th. The group will initially meet for the six weeks of our upcoming “Real Love” series.  

For more information, contact the church at groups@newlifecommunitychurch.net or Nick at nick@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Can you help us reach our community?

Many of the people who attend New Life came as result of receiving a flyer in the mail. This has been an important way for us to let our community know that we’re here, and that we want to help other know Christ. We want to continue this practice by sending a flyer to each home within our immediate area – approximately 20,000 homes. We need your help to do this.
Church finances are tight, so the only way to do this is through a special giving. We’re looking for people who can give, over and above their regular giving, to help us reach out to our community. The total cost breaks down to about $30 to reach 100 people. Can you help with the cost of this outreach? If so, when you make your gift, designate it “mailer."

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mexico Outreach March 8th

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. 

The next trip the team has planned will be on March 8th. This ministry could always use more volunteers, as well as your support and prayers. Want to find out how to get involved? Check out our outreach webpage here, or email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

New series starts this weekend

Glued:  Why God Invented Sex and What to Do about it. 
Sexual intimacy is a sticky subject, and God designed it that way. Physical oneness is designed by God to bond people in a lifelong relationship.  So join us on March 2nd for a three week series on what the Bible says about sex.


Topics Include:
·      Why God Invented Sex – What the Bible says about a sticky subject
·      Understanding God’s Superglue – Navigating God’s Design for Sexual    Intimacy
·      Avoiding Sticky Situations – Staying clear of sex-related temptations

Our series starts this weekend…bring a friend!

Monday, February 24, 2014

This weekend's message


On Sunday, Mike shared from 1 Corinthians 6 about choosing to move past the past. The big idea he shared was that because of Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God, who we once were is not who we are anymore. In case you missed it, you can listen to the message and download the complete outline of all the Scripture that was shared here.

Committing 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. 

It's not too late to sign up for Accelerate!

Accelerate is a group designed to move you forward in your relationship with Christ and your connection to the church family.

Our next Accelerate group begins on Tuesday, March 4th and meets for eight weeks. To sign up for this group or to learn more about life groups at New Life, stop by the Information Table on Sunday or email us info@newlifecommunitychurch.net. You can also check out our website.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mexico Outreach March 8th

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. 

The next trip the team has planned will be on March 8th. This ministry could always use more volunteers, as well as your support and prayers. Want to find out how to get involved? Check out our outreach webpage here, or email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Mark Loomis is the newest member of the Oversight Team

Join us in welcoming Mark Loomis as the newest member of the Oversight Team. As an overseer(or elder), Mark helps watch over our church family. Please pray for Mark as he continues to care and encourage members of our church. You can learn more about the role of the oversight team here.

Young Couples Group Starting Next Month

A new group for young couples is starting next month.  The group will be lead by Nick Bradshaw and will meet on Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  The location will be the church building and the start date is Tuesday, March 25th. The group will initially meet for the six weeks of our upcoming “Real Love” series.  

For more information, contact the church at groups@newlifecommunitychurch.net or Nick at nick@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Subscribe to our Blog!

Are you someone who follows our blog on a regular basis? There's a simple way to stay up to date. Whenever we post something new on our blog, you can have it delivered right to your computer.

If you're interested in trying it out, the first step is download a free blog reader. Some popular ones are: Google ReaderOmea Reader or RSS Bandit. Firefox also has this built in. If you are using a Mac, check out Netnewswire. 

Many of our staff follow multiple blogs. Mike Hannah follows around 40 blogs, including our four new life blogs. Rather than visiting each of those sites individually, take advantage of Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and let the new posts come to you. A blog reader is like an email client program, it pulls the blog posts to your computer and notifies you when something new is posted. 

1) An easy way to get started is to scroll down on the right hand column and click on "Subscribe in a Reader". It will take you to our Feedburner Page and give you some options for subscribing to our blog. 

 2) If that sounds too complicated, you can also receive posts directly in your email inbox. You can go to our Feedburner page and subscribe via email there.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Can you pray for members of our church?

 If so, you may want to join our prayer team. Each week, members of our church turn in personal prayer requests. These prayer requests are put on a prayer list and sent to those who will left them up in prayer. If you have a desire to pray for others, you may be a great fit for this prayer team.

People who are part of this prayer team must be members of New Life and must make a commitment to keep all requests confidential. If you are interested in being a part of this team, send an email to prayer@newlifecommunitychurch.net and we will contact you about what’s involved.

Counseling Resources

We desire to spiritually support our members through the different challenges of life.  Our primary vehicle for spiritual support are Life Groups. Life Groups are a place where members can share needs, pray for each and receive spiritual support and encouragement.

While we hope that many needs can be meet in small groups, we realize that often times a member may need a trained counselor or a specialized support group to provide the needed help.

While our church does not have “in-house” counseling or support groups, we can point you to two local organizations that can help.  These local resources can supplement the spiritual support our church provides.  One of the organizations focuses on counseling, the other offers support groups.  To learn more, check out our Counseling Resource Page.

There's still time to sign up for Accelerate!

Accelerate is a group designed to move you forward in your relationship with Christ and your connection to the church family.

Our next Accelerate group begins on Tuesday, March 4th and meets for eight weeks. To sign up for this group or to learn more about life groups at New Life, stop by the Information Table on Sunday or email us info@newlifecommunitychurch.net. You can also check out our website.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mobile Giving

Giving to God is an act of worship for the follower of Christ. Now you can give to God from wherever you are.   
  

Give from any mobile phone that has online access. You can find the mobile version of our giving website by going online to:www.newlifecommunitychurch.net/givingand clicking “Give Now”.

This Weekend's Message


On Sunday, guest speaker Brent Whitefield shared from 1 Corinthians. To listen to his message, visit our website at newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Youth Winter Camp

Lyfe Student Ministries Winter Camp 2014
Attention all youth and parents! Our Student Ministries’ Winter Camp is coming up. We will head down to Camp Julian Oaks on Friday, February 21st and return on Sunday, the 23rd. The cost will be $100 and all junior high and high school students are invited. Join us for fun, fellowship and a time to grow closer to God. It's not too late to sign up and get your $50 deposit in to reserve your spot!

To sign up or for more details stop by the LYFE Student Ministries Information tent this sunday or email us at: info@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Need Prayer?

Each week, members of our prayer team lift up the needs of those who request prayer.
If you have a prayer request, let us know! Put it in an email and send it to prayer@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Accelerate starts in 3 weeks

Accelerate is a group designed to move you forward in your relationship with Christ and your connection to the church family.

Our next Accelerate group begins on Tuesday, March 4th and meets for eight weeks. To sign up for this group or to learn more about life groups at New Life, stop by the Information Table on Sunday or email us info@newlifecommunitychurch.net. You can also check out our website.

Monday, February 10, 2014

This weekend's message


On Sunday, we learned about Choosing to Resolve Differences God's Way. 1 Corinthians 6 shows us these seven things to think about:
1. Am I handling this conflict in a way that looks to God and honors Him? vs 1 “ungodly”
2. In the big picture of things, is this really worth fighting about? vs 2-3 “trivial”
3. Is my priority to approach the matter in a way that pleases God and resolves the problem? vs. 4-5
   Three goals of Christian problem solving.
        • To resolve the problem
        • To reconcile the people involved
        • To honor God in the process
4. Is my approach likely to promote reconciliation or further division? vs 6 “against”
5. Is what I may win worth what I may lose? vs 7 “completely defeated”
6. If push comes to shove, am I willing to choose being wronged, rather than doing wrong. vs 7- 8 “be wronged…do wrong”
7. Am I willing to follow Christ’s example even if it’s difficult? vs 7 “why not rather be wronged?”

To listen to the message, visit our website at newlifecommunitychurch.net

Office Closed February 17th


Just a reminder that our church offices will be closed on Monday, February 17th for President's Day. The office will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, February 18th.

Are you reading your Bible?

Are you reading through the book of John? You are if you're following our Bible Reading Challenge. The Bible is the inspired word of God that helps us to know God and follow Him. Many of us own a Bible, but don’t have a regular plan for reading it. To help bring focus, we’ve put together a Bible reading plan that brings you through a chapter of the Bible each day. If you follow this day-by-day checklist, you’ll be taking the next step toward knowing more of God’s Word. 

Check out our website to download our Bible Reading Challenge checklist.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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. 

Youth Winter Camp

Lyfe Student Ministries Winter Camp 2014
Attention all youth and parents! Our Student Ministries’ Winter Camp is coming up. We will head down to Camp Julian Oaks on Friday, February 21st and return on Sunday, the 23rd. The cost will be $100. Join us for fun, fellowship and a time to grow closer to God. A $50 deposit was due last Sunday, February 2nd, but it's not too late to sign up and get your deposit in!

To sign up or for more details stop by the LYFE Student Ministries Information tent this sunday or email us at: info@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Leader's Rally February 10th

Join us for our February Leader's Rally. The meeting is next MondayFebruary 10th, 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.

Accelerate

Accelerate is a group designed to move you forward in your relationship with Christ and your connection to the church family.

Our next Accelerate group begins on Tuesday, March 4th and meets for eight weeks. To sign up for this group or to learn more about life groups at New Life, stop by the Information Table on Sunday or email us info@newlifecommunitychurch.net. You can also check out our website.

Monday, February 3, 2014

This weekend's message

On Sunday we talked about Choosing to Avoid the People Who Pull Us Down. We looked at factors to consider in deciding when to let go of people in our lives. As we discussed 1 Corinthians 5:9-13, these were three of the main thoughts:
     1) God doesn’t call us to retreat from the world, but to be wise with who we
     let into our lives. vs 9-11
     2) To experience new life in Christ, there are times I need to cut off bad 
     influences in my life. vs 11 “Don’t even eat”
     3) If someone is smoking in your house, it’s okay to ask them to take it   
     outside. vs 13 “expel”
If you missed the message, you can listen online or download the life group questions at newlifecommunitychurch.net

Connecting Point this Sunday

Connecting Point is first step to get connected with our church family. We’re glad you’re here and want to welcome you. Join us after the 11am service this Sunday, February 9th to hear more about New Life, ask questions, and meet some of our leaders.  Bring the whole family. We’ll bring the food! Email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net to sign up!