Thursday, March 31, 2016

Join Our Thursday Night Life Group...

 

This group is led by Greg Olney and meets on Thursday's at 7:00 pm in Corona.  If you would like more information, email Greg at Gregory_Olney@yahoo.com.

Can You Pray for members of Our Church?


 

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 request 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 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.

Our Women's Life Group is Moving...



Life Groups are starting up next week!  With the new session comes a new location for the women’s life group.  The group will meet at the home of Jennnifer Strobel on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm.  For directions or information contact jenniferstrobel@sbcglobal.net. 

Connecting Card Update - Keeping Your Info Up-to-date





If you've moved or changed any of your contact information, please let us know!  Fill out the Connecting Card this Sunday or send us an email at info@newlifecmmunitychurch.net with your new info so you don't miss anything we send out.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Why I Break the Books of the Bible into Smaller Series...



As you look at the sample message schedule from 2011 (Above).  You can see that we spent the first 8 months of the year going through the book of Genesis.  When tackling a larger book, like Genesis, I’ll often break the book up into smaller series. In this case I’ve broken up the book as follows.
 
  • Creation through the life of Noah - Genesis 1-6
  • Life of Abraham – Genesis 12-22
  • Life of Isaac – Genesis 24 - 26
  • Life of Jacob – Genesis 27-35
  • Life of Joseph – Genesis 37-45

If you look at the message schedule below, you’ll see that series are formed about the above sections.

 
  • “Back to the Beginning”  Covered Adam and Eve and the beginning of creation
  • “By Faith” is a six week series on the life of Abraham.
  • “True Love” is a series on the life of Isaac
  • “Epic Fail” is a series on Jacob stealing the birthright
  • “Relationships 101” is Jacob starting a family and a new life.
  • “Dreaming” is a series on the life of Jacob
I break larger books into smaller sections for several reasons…

1)   The book already has some natural breaks - Often a larger book (like Genesis) has natural occurring sections – In which case breaking it into smaller series makes sense.

2)   Eat the Elephant – How do you eat an elephant?  One bit at a time. It’s easier to tackle a large task in bit-sized chunks.

3)   It provides some natural breaks in the church calendar – Multiple series provides a natural rhythm into the church calendar. It’s like a long driving trip cross country, rest stops are good.

4)   It provides multiple entry points for new people in our service.  The start of each five or six week series is a opportunity to invite new people, who will come in at the start a series, not the middle of a something that is already in progress.

5)   It mixes things up – This is maybe the least important, but for people like me who get bored easily, multiple series mixes things up!

Next Week’s Topic: “Why Guest Speakers are scheduled during the year”

Join Our Wednesday Night Life Group...

 

Check out our Wednesday night Life Group tonight! This group is led by Solomon Cheifer and meets at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of our church facility. The address is 2175 Sampson Ave, Corona, CA 92879.

Grow in God's Word...



We grow spiritually by reading God's word.  If you do not have a Bible, we would love to give you a Bible for free as an encouragement to start reading God's word. 

Be sure to check out our Bible Reading Challenge, and other resources available online and at our info center for getting more out of your Bible reading.

Serve in Kidzlife...





 
Want to make a difference in the life of a child?  If so, consider serving as a classroom helper in our Kidzlife children's program. As a Kidzlife volunteer, you'll play a part in helping children become grounded and growing in their relationship with Christ. Here are some places where you can volunteer once or twice a month at either 9:30 or 11:00 service: 

  • Welcome/Check-in Tent
  • Nursery Team
  • Preschool Team
  • 1st-4th Grade Team
  • 5th-6th Grade Team

To find out more or to fill out a Kidzlife serving application, visit our "Serve in Kidzlife" webpage.

New Series Starts this Sunday, April 3rd...



What would you do if you found out you had only one week to live?  Hopefully make the most of every moment!  The start of a new series is the perfect time to invite family and friends, so bring them with to join us this Sunday, April 3rd as we start a special series – One Week to Live.  

Topics include:

·   Live Purposefully 
·   Reconcile Quickly
·   Love Completely
·   Give Generously
·   Think Eternally


For more information, visit newlifecommunitychurch.net

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Join Our Tuesday Night Life Group...



Check out our Tuesday Life Group that is open to men and women of all ages!  This group is led by Mark Loomis and meets at 7:00 pm in Corona. 

For more info, please email Mark at mloomy1@aol.com

Join Our Young Men's Life Group...

 
 

This life group is led by Kyle Wilcox and meets at church on Monday nights in the youth room at 7:00 pm.  This group is open to men 18-29 yrs.  
 
If you would like more information about this group please email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Join Our Young Family Life Group...

 

This life group meets every other Monday night at 6:30 pm at the church in room #4.  The group is led by Nick Bradshaw and is open to Young Married Couples.  
 
If you would like more information about this group please email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Church BBQ...

 
This Sunday, April 3rd is the start of our new series “One Week to Live”.  To kick it off there will be a barbeque in the parking lot after both services.  We’ll have activities for the kids, food for everyone and a chance to hang out and have fun.  The BBQ will be after both the 9:30 and 11:00 am service. 

On Mission Spotlight!!

 

We want to say thanks to Paris Cappello for making a difference at New Life.  Paris serves as a volunteer in our Kidzlife 1st through 4th grade class.  Thanks for serving at New Life Paris!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Air Conditioning for Our Youth



Bad news!  We got the official word that the air conditioning unit in the youth room needs to be replaced.  Over the past year we have put money into servicing the AC, and keeping it running.  But at this point the experts say we need an entirely new unit.  The cost will be around $4000.  This is a big expense and we can use your help in covering this cost.  If you would like to make a special gift to keeping things cool in the youth group, please write “AC” on your gift.  Thanks!

Easter Sunday (3.27.16 Message)



On Sunday we had our Easter service.

To listen to the message or download the full outline, visit our website.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Children's Offering...



Each weekend, children have an opportunity to give an offering in our Kidzlife classes.   This is an opportunity for kids to learn giving to God at an early age.  We invite parents to use this as an opportunity to share this important value with their kids.  If you have any questions, please contact our children's staff at kidzlife@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Bassist Wanted...

 

Do you like to play the bass?  If so, and you have been a member of our church for 6 months or more, then we want YOU!!  If you can play the bass or are easy to teach, and are interested in serving with our Worship Team, please send your info to Aaryn Sanders at worship@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Why I Like Going Through Books of the Bible

(Note: This is part of a larger series on the weekend messages. Click here to see the original post) 
 
Why I like going through books of the Bible
As general rule I like going through books of the Bible during the weekend service. Over the course of a typical year, 75% of the Sundays are probably going through a book of the Bible in a structured way, the other 25% are more topical in nature (Christmas, Easter, etc)  The following are three benefits of going through books of the Bible:

  • It allows us to study a passage in context – As we study a passage as part of a structured series, we have an opportunity to see that passage in light of the bigger teaching of that particular book of the Bible.  We see what comes before and after each passage as we move along week by week. 
  • It promotes familiarity with a book of the Bible – If each week we jumped around and looked at one verse here, another verse there, it would harder to become familiar with the overall message and contents of a book of the Bible.
  • Opportunity for members to read along – By going through an entire book of the Bible, members have the opportunity to read ahead  They know what’s coming next and can study along to better form their own understanding of the passage. This is especially helpful in larger books, when we don’t cover ever chapter in equal detail, members can fill in the blanks by studying the “non-covered” portions of scripture on their own. 
 
There are other good reasons for going through books of the Bible, but the above are a good start. 
 
Next week’s topic “Why I Break Books of the Bible into Smaller Series”

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Interested In Serving On Our Tech Team?

 

We are currently looking for someone to serve in our Audio/Visual Tech Department.  If you are interested and are teachable, or already have experience, and you have been a member of our church for 6 months or more, then we want YOU!  Please send your info to Aaryn Sanders at: worship@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Help Us Share the God News...

 
There are over 400,000 people within driving distance of our church and many of them need to hear about Jesus Christ.  Will you play a part in helping share Christ’s love?  Between now and Fall we want to reach out to our community. Here are some practical ways you can play a part. 

1) Take advantage of everyday opportunities to point people to  Christ.  Let your light shine through your everyday conversations and actions.  Let people see that Christ is real in your life.

2) Invite someone to church on Easter – Invite someone to Easter Sunday on March 27th.  A personal invitation can be a powerful tool that God uses to share His love.

3) Help spread the Word on Facebook  Each time we start a new series, we post an invitation on Facebook.  Help spread the word by hitting the “share” button when the post shows up in your Facebook feed.

4) Pass along an Invite card – When a new series comes around our church usually puts invite cards in the bulletin.  Hand a card to someone you know, or place a card in a public place, maybe a bulletin board at work.

5) Help us reach out via mail and web – From time to time our church mails invitations into the community.  The cost for the mailing breaks down to about $15 to reach a hundred homes.  Other times we use online methods of outreach.  You can play a part by making a special gift to help with our next community outreach.

6) Pray for our church to reach people for Christ -Take time this week to pray that God would use our outreach efforts to reach people for Christ.

Start a Relationship with Christ...

 

Want to find out how to start a relationship with Christ? If so, we've prepared some self study materials to help you take the next steps.  These online resources will help you understand...
  • What the Bible says about starting a relationship with God
  • How to place your faith in Christ
  • How to know whether or not you're going to heaven
  • The importance of Baptism
  • How to grow in your faith 
You can find these materials newlifecommunitychurch.net/start.

Easter Sunday - March 27th

 

Jesus Christ changes lives!  It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you’ve done, anyone can make a new start with God.  Join us on Easter Sunday and learn how to make a new beginning.  Service times are 9:30 and 11:00 am, so pick the time that’s best for you.  For more info check out www.newlifecommunitychurch.net. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Are You Reading Your Bible?

 

Are you reading through the book of Mark?  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-to-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.

Drummer Wanted...

 

Do you like to play the drums?  Do you have a knack for keeping a beat?  If so, and you have been a member of our church for 6 months or more, then we want YOU!!  If you can play the drums and are interested in serving with our Worship Team, please send your info to Aaryn Sanders at worship@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

On Mission Spotlight!

 

We want to say thanks to Fred Volpendesta for making a difference here at New Life.  Fred serves as a volunteer by helping with our cleaning and maintenance needs.  Thanks for serving at New Life Fred!

Join Us for Our Good Friday Night of Worship Service...

 

Join us on Good Friday (this Friday), March 25th at 6:30 PM.  We will worship, pray, and share communion as we reflect upon Christ's death on the cross.  
 
Childcare will be provided for infants to children 3 years old, and we will also have a class for kids in preschool to 4th grade.
Visit us at newlifecommunitychurch.net for more info.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Lost & Found Series (3.20.16 Message)

 

On Sunday we had Guest Speaker, Marcus Brendling continue our "Lost & Found" series with us.  Our focus was on The Lost Coin.
   
To listen to the message or download the full outline, visit our website.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Neighborhood Outreach – Saturday, March 26th



Help get the word out!  On the Saturday before Easter, a team from our church will pass out Easter Invitations to homes in our area.  We are looking for 15-20 people who would like to play a part.  If you’re interested, please contact Greg Olney at gregory_olney@yahoo.com.

Interested in Serving on Our Tech Team?

 

We are currently looking for someone to serve in our Audio/Visual Tech Department.  If you are interested and are teachable, or already have experience, and you have been a member of our church for 6 months or more, then we want YOU!  Please send your info to Aaryn Sanders at: worship@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Packing Lunches for Those in Need...

 

God calls us to care for the poor.  Once a month members of our church will be packing sack lunches for our community.  These lunches will be distributed to the homeless and those in financial distress.  Our next Sack Packing Lunch day is this Sunday, March 20th and we have 5 spots open for those who would like to help out. 

If you would like to find out more, please contact Jennifer Strobel at jenniferstrobel@sbcglobal.net.

Why I Like to Plan Ahead...

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

Why I Like to Plan Ahead
Some pastors plan there messages week by week. I tend to have a schedule of topics that extends from six month up until a year into the future. The following are some of the reasons I like to plan ahead…

Intentional Biblical Diet - By laying it out, I can look at the overall balance of God’s word that our church is getting. By having a schedule, others can have input.  For example, each year I give my proposed message schedule to our church board members and the staff. This allows others to see where I’m going.

Getting a Head Start on Studying – If I know that three months from now I’m doing a series on the life of Jacob dealing with integrity. I can keep my eyes open ahead of time for passages, stories, and examples to file away for upcoming series. At the beginning of year I create files for the series and start collecting material along the way.

It helps with overall church planning – All staff members are provided with a copy of the message schedule – this allows them to plan with the messages in mind. They are able to see the start of new series, the topics we’ll cover, when guest speakers will be here, etc.  It can allow from a more integrated church calendar.

It fits how I am wired – Part of me is very spontaneous, I’m wired in a “figure it out as you go” mode.  But because preparing and delivering the message is an exceptionally draining activity for me, I need this part of my life to have some structure.  Speaking is the one activity (Besides counseling) that can suck the life out of me.  The spiritual and creative energy that goes into the weekly message can be exhausting.  Knowing what I’m speaking on, ahead of time, gives me a weekly starting point in what can already feel like an overwhelming process.

Subject to Change – While I plan ahead, the message schedule is always subject to change.  I always want to be open to changes God may want or needs of the church that should be addressed.
So… those are some of the reasons I plan ahead.
Next week this series on the weekend message continues with “Why I like going through books of the Bible”.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Outreach Mailers...



We’ve raised enough money to do a second mailing!
 

As part of our focus on outreach, we’re trying to raise $10,000 to reach our community.  $10,000 will allow us to do a series of three mailers to 10,000 homes.  We’ve raised enough for our first mailer – which is for Easter, and is going out this week.

And now, with your help, we’ve raised enough for a second mailer!  This second mailer will invite the community to our new series “One Week to Live”.  The series will start the week after Easter – April 3rd.  Thanks to everyone who played a part!

If you want to help give toward outreach – find out more here - http://www.newlifecommunitychurch.net/Site/Outreach.html

Drummer Wanted...

 

Do you like to play the drums?  Do you have a knack for keeping a beat?  If so, and you have been a member of our church for 6 months or more, then we want YOU!!  If you can play the drums and are interested in serving with our Worship Team, please send your info to Aaryn Sanders at worship@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

Help Us Share the Good News...

 
There are over 400,000 people within driving distance of our church and many of them need to hear about Jesus Christ.  Will you play a part in helping share Christ’s love?  Between now and Fall we want to reach out to our community. Here are some practical ways you can play a part. 

1) Take advantage of everyday opportunities to point people to  Christ.  Let your light shine through your everyday conversations and actions.  Let people see that Christ is real in your life.

2) Invite someone to church on Easter – Invite someone to Easter Sunday on March 27th.  A personal invitation can be a powerful tool that God uses to share His love.

3) Help spread the Word on Facebook  Each time we start a new series, we post an invitation on Facebook.  Help spread the word by hitting the “share” button when the post shows up in your Facebook feed.

4) Pass along an Invite card – When a new series comes around our church usually puts invite cards in the bulletin.  Hand a card to someone you know, or place a card in a public place, maybe a bulletin board at work.

5) Help us reach out via mail and web – From time to time our church mails invitations into the community.  The cost for the mailing breaks down to about $15 to reach a hundred homes.  Other times we use online methods of outreach.  You can play a part by making a special gift to help with our next community outreach.

6) Pray for our church to reach people for Christ -Take time this week to pray that God would use our outreach efforts to reach people for Christ.

New Series Starts April 3rd




What would you do if you found out you had only one week to live?  Hopefully make the most of every moment!  Join us on Sunday, April 3rd as we start a special series – One Week to Live.   

Topics include:

·   Live Purposefully 
·   Reconcile Quickly
·   Love Completely
·   Give Generously
·   Think Eternally

Easter Sunday - March 27th...



Jesus Christ changes lives!  It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you’ve done, anyone can make a new start with God.  Join us on Easter Sunday and learn how to make a new beginning.  Service times are 9:30 and 11:00 am, so pick the time that’s best for you.  For more info check out www.newlifecommunitychurch.net. 

On Mission Spotlight!!

 

We want to say thanks to Brian Johnston for making a difference at New Life.  Brian serves as a volunteer by welcoming us into our Sunday services.  Thanks for serving at New Life Brian!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Easter Sunday...

 


Jesus Christ changes lives!  It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you’ve done, anyone can make a new start with God.  Join us on Easter Sunday and learn how to make a new beginning.  Service times are 9:30 and 11:00 am, so pick the time that’s best for you. For more info check out www.newlifecommunitychurch.net


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