Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Do you follow our blog?

Do you follow our blog? If so, here's a timesaving tip. Many people "surf" the web and go from blog to blog to check out the latest postings. But it's possible to subscribe to our blog via newsreader or “aggregator". This program will pull the latest blog postings to your computer via something called an RSS Feed. (The icon above is a popular symbol that designates an RSS feed).

There are many popular (and free) newsreader programs out there. Here is a link for more information if you are interested -

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.

To find out how to get involved in this ministry, check out our outreach webpage here, or email us at

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Have you heard about the 85%?

85% of all people first came to church becasue a friend or family member invited them. Take time to reach out to people in your life. For more information on reaching out, visit our, "Who's Your One" webpage.

Bible Reading Challange

Are you reading through the book Psalms? 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 Psalms. 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 October, November, and December.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Baggage: The Starting Point For True Change

This past Sunday was the beginning of our new “Baggage” series.  The focus was on the starting point for true change.  The main text was Ephesians 4:17-24.  Here are the points that were shared.

1.     True change happens when I realize that staying the same is no longer an option. Vs 17   “no longer live as…”

2.     True change happens when I embrace God’s call to a changed live. Vs 17 ““so I tell you this, and insist on it”

3.     True change happens when I understand God’s plan for lasting change. Vs 20-21  “you were taught…”

4.     True change starts on the inside. Vs 22 “desires”

5.     True change happens when I change my attitude and my thinking. Vs 23 “made new in the attitude of your minds”

6.      True change happens when I ask God to make me a new person. Vs 24 “new self”

You can listen to the message online at

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Series Begins This Sunday- Invite A Friend!

Join us starting Sunday, September 23 for the start of "Baggage" and learn how to get rid of the junk in your life. God  gives us the opportunity to experience a new life.  But sometimes old habits keep us from experiencing a new beginning.
The series topics include:

·      God’s Invitation to a Changed Life
·      Why Most Change Doesn’t Stick
·      Practical Steps Towards a Changed Life

Invite a Friend- Download a series invitation and email it to a friend. For a PDF version, click here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Offering Envelopes

Offering envelopes are available in the lobby. They are especially useful when giving a special gift or giving cash. When we receive cash, we need the donor's information in order to record it for income tax purposes.

Would You LIke To Help Reach Out To Our Community?

Many of the people who attend New Life, first 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’s 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 to “mailer."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Are You 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.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Join Us This Sunday

Join us this Sunday as we continue through the book of Ephesians. This weeks topic: Play a Part in God's Plan

Join Us for Week Two of Accelerate

It’s not too late to be a part of Accelerate. Last week (week one) was an introduction to the workshop. This week is our very first topic, so it’s not too late to be a part. Accelerate is a great step for growing spiritually and getting plugged in at New Life. For more information on Accelerate click here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Follow New Life on Twitter

We're @newlifechurch on twitter. You can follow us here.

Monday, September 10, 2012

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 You can also check out our online information.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

August 2012 Giving Update

How did we do in the month of August?We were $5,631.23 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 $24,973.77

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.

Serve @ God's Kitchen

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35
Our church helps feed those in need on the second Wednesday of each month. We do this through a partnership with a local organization called "God's Kitchen." For more information contact the church office at
or sign-up at the Information Table on Sunday. You can also check out our website for more information on serving locally.

Join us for our July leader’s rally. The meeting is on Monday, September 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.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Life Groups Begin This Sunday!


Life Groups are Starting Up!
Life group are weekly gathering where you can connect with others to discuss the the passage that we looked at during the weekend service. A new small group session is starting on September 9th. For more information on our groups check out our website, stop by the information table, or  email us at: