Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Recap from Sunday's Message




On Sunday we looked at the story of God sending manna to feed His people.  The big idea from the service was: Manna is an opportunity to understand a daily relationship with Jesus.  In other words, there are parallels between how God fed His people in the desert and how God provides followers of Christ with what they need. The following are some of the points that were shared.



1.    I need to seek God’s help daily. Vs 4 “gather enough for that day” God fed His people by providing them each day, their daily bread.  Manna was gathered fresh each morning.  As followers of Christ we look to God daily for what we need in our relationship with Him.  



2.    I can’t live off yesterday’s leftovers. Vs 19 “no one is to keep any of it until morning” If someone tried to keep manna overnight, it is spoiled.  As a follower of Christ, I can’t live off yesterday’s leftovers.   



3.    God will provide what I need in order to obey Him. Vs 22 “twice as much” When God commanded the people to rest on the Sabbath, He also gave them the ability to rest by providing twice as much manna on the sixth day.   When God calls us to do something, He gives us the ability to obey Him.  If God calls us to forgive someone He will give us the ability to forgive them.  If God calls us to go through a difficult time in life, He will provide what we need to go through that difficult time.  



4.    Over time I need to guard my appetite for the things of God.  Numbers 11:6 “lost their appetite” After eating manna day in and day out, some of the people lost their appetite for manna and longed for the food of Egypt.  On Sunday we talked about maintaining a hunger for God.



Closing thought – Jesus is the true bread of life.   In John 6:32-35 Jesus reminds us that He is the true Bread from God.

Assurance of Salvation

Do you ever struggle with feelings of whether or not you are going to heaven?  You're not the first person. God's word tells us that it's possible to know where we'll be spending eternity.  

We've prepared some materials that will walk you through what the Bible teaches on this topic.  These self-study materials are designed to give you a stronger sense of your standing with God.  You can find these online.  Or if you would like to talk to someone, please email us at connect@newlifecommunitychurch.net.

On Mission Spotlight!!




We want to say thanks to Mitch Fischer for making a difference at New Life.  Mitch volunteers by serving as one of our Ushers.  Thanks for serving at New Life Mitch!

Our Next Baptism Class is This Sunday, June 5th!

 

To find out more about baptism, come to our baptism class on Sunday, June 5th from 12:15 to 1:00 pm.  In our Baptism class, you will learn what the Bible teaches us about baptism and why it is an important step in your relationship with God.

For more information, check out our Baptism page here.  You can also get more info and sign up by emailing us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Roam - Week 3 (5.29.16 Message)

 

On Sunday we continues our "Roam" series, and talked about how Manna is an opportunity to understand a daily relationship with Jesus as we shared communion. 
 
To listen to the message or download the full outline, visit our website.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Our Offices Will Be Closed This Monday, May 30th


Just a reminder that our church offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Labor Day.  The office will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 31st.

Packing Lunches for Those in Need - May Update



Thanks to all who took time on Sunday to pack lunches for those in need!  Each month we pack sack lunches that are distributed to the needy in our community.  For more information stop by the information table on Sunday or email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Communion - This Sunday



This Sunday we’ll be celebrating communion during the weekend services. Join us at either the 9:30 or 11:00 am service. 

We Have A New Workshop Coming Up...

 Want to better understand and learn from God’s word?  Join us for a three week workshop designed to help you get more from the Bible.  The workshop will meet on Tuesday nights, starting June 7th.  The time is 7:00 – 9:00 pm. 

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.

Child Dedication


Our next Child Dedication will be on June 19th.  If you would like to have your child or children dedicated, let us know so we can help you make that happen. 
 
Click here for more information on Child Dedication at New Life. Please email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net with any questions. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May Outreach Update



Thanks again to everyone who donated a food item in order to help those in need.  All the donations have been packed into sack lunches and will be distributed to those in our community who need a helping hand.  Thanks for being the hands and feet of Christ!

Just because you hit a dead end, doesn't mean you took a wrong turn



God leads his people out of Egypt and to the edge of the Red Sea. Their enemies are closing in, and it appears that there is no way out. On Sunday we talked about how to respond when it feels like life is crashing in.

One lesson from the story of the Red Sea is: Just because you hit a dead end, it doesn’t mean you took a wrong turn.

Sometimes following God brings us to difficult places that feel like a dead end.  Maybe following God has brought you to a difficult place in life.  Remember that God can make a way!

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.

On Mission Spotlight!!

 

We want to say thanks to Janelle Ruiz for making a difference at New Life.  Janelle serves as a volunteer in our Kidzlife 5th & 6th grade class and on our Mexico Outreach team.  Thanks for serving at New Life Janelle!

Our Baptism Class is Coming Up!!

 

Our next Baptism Class is coming up.  To find out more about baptism, come to our baptism class on Sunday, June 5th from 12:15 to 1:00 pm.  In our Baptism class, you will learn what the Bible teaches us about baptism and why it is an important step in your relationship with God.

Sign up sheets will be available on Sundays, so stop by the information table this Sunday or send us an email to sign up.  For more information, check out our Baptism page here, or email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Tuesday, May 24, 2016



God leads his people out of Egypt and to the edge of the Red Sea. Their enemies are closing in, and it appears that there is no way out. On Sunday we talked about how to respond when it feels like life is crashing in.

One lesson from the story of the Red Sea is that: Tough Times are an Opportunity to Trust the One Who Brought You There.  

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Three questions to ask when problems are closing in and it looks like there is now way out.




Three questions to ask when problems are closing in and it looks like there is now way out.


This Sunday, we’re going to look at the story of the Israelites being stuck between the Red Sea and the oncoming Egyptian army.  Below are three questions to help build faith when problems are closing in and it appears that there is no way out.


1)    Has God been with me up to this point?  Yes.  God delivered them from Egypt and led them via a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.  Exodus 13:22 lets us know that a cloud and a pillar didn’t leave its place in front of the people. 

2)    As far as I can tell, am I where I’m supposed to be?  Yes.  God led them to the edge of the Red Sea and told them to camp at that exact location where the problems came at them. (Exodus 141).  They were in the place God wanted them to be. 

3)    Has God helped me in the past with this same sort of problem?  Yes.  God had already worked powerfully to deliver them from these same Egyptians that are once again trying to make their life miserable.  If God delivered them before, He can do it again.


If the answer to the above questions are “Yes”, then it’s time to trust God and not freak out.


Join us Sunday as we learn more about trusting God when problem’s are closing in and it looks like there is no way out.

Giving Update

 

We are now five months into 2016 and it’s time for a giving update.  Each week your giving allows us to do ministry and share God’s word.  We appreciate everyone who gives faithfully at New Life.  You make a difference!  

While we have many generous givers, our giving for April fell short $1,147.55 of our budget.  Let’s pray that giving would increase and that we finish the year strong.    

For more information on giving go to - www.newlifecommunitychurch.net/giving

Our Next Baptism Class is Coming Up!!

 

Our next Baptism Class is coming up.  To find out more about baptism, come to our baptism class on Sunday, June 5th from 12:15 to 1:00 pm.  In our Baptism class, you will learn what the Bible teaches us about baptism and why it is an important step in your relationship with God.

Sign up sheets will be available on Sundays, so stop by the information table this Sunday or send us an email to sign up.  For more information, check out our Baptism page here, or email us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net

Connecting Point is this Sunday...


Connecting Point is a great first step to get 
connected at New Life.  It's a forty-five minute lunch that is designed to help you learn more about our church.  It's an opportunity to discover ways to grow, to ask questions and to meet some of our leaders.  

Our next Connecting Point will meet in Room #5 on Sunday, May 22nd from 12:15 - 1:00pm.  Bring the whole family and we'll bring the lunch.  You can sign up at our info center on Sundays after the services or by emailing us here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ways to Give

 
Want to learn more about giving at New Life? Check out our giving webpage.  It answers many frequently asked questions and includes helpful resources on giving at New Life and other topics such as "What does the Bible teach about giving?"  You can even give to New Life online through our webpage.  To visit, just click here!

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 here.

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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mexico Outreach - Donating Items Needed...



Our church supports the Estado 29 Orphanage near Ensenada, Mexico. A practical way to show Christ’s love is to donate items to the children at Estado 29. The orphanage has an ongoing need of basic items to help care for the children. 

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

Smaller items may be dropped off in the Mexico drop box on the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month.

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.