Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Kindergarten through 6th graders are invited to join us on Friday, December 10th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Preschoolers are also welcome accompanied by an adult. Activities will include dinner, crafts, and a snack. Please stop by the information table for more details and to sign up.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Join us on Friday, December 10th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM for an evening of food, fun and fellowship as we celebrate the birth of our Lord. Stop by the information table this Sunday for more details and to sign up.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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 small 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 small group, get involved. You can find out more about groups by checking out the small group webpage.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
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 email@example.com. You can also check out our online information.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Congratulations to all of those who were Baptized last Sunday!
If you were a part of our Baptism or didn't have a chance to make it, come check out the rest of the photos on our website.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
On Sunday, we looked at the story of Jesus watching on water. As Jesus is approaching the disciples, the Bible says "They thought he was a ghost" (Mark 6:49) So what does the Bible teach about ghosts? Here's one perspective.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Would you like to help someone in need this holiday?
The Bible says, “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done” Proverbs 19:17.
The holidays are a great time to reach out to those in need. There are members of our community, and even in our own church family who can use a helping hand over Christmas.
If you would like to find out practical ways to help, check out our "Helping Those in Need" webpage.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Join us this Sunday, November 14th 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 all of 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.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Have you taken the Bible Reading Challenge at New Life?
We want to help you become a more Bible-Centered Christian. Therefore we are challenging every member to read a chapter of the Bible each day.
The Bible is the inspired word of God, it 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 about God’s word and growing in relationship with Him.
For a complete Bible reading checklist, click here.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
In today's service we looked at the story of Jesus multiplying the bread. Here is a message from a couple years ago, where we looked at the story in Luke. The focus of this message was what to do when you don't have enough. To listen to the message or download notes go here
Friday, November 5, 2010
Our Church supports an orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico called Casa Hogar.
Our goal this Christmas Season is to have every child at Casa Hogar supported with a gift. Look for the Christmas Tree at the information table this Sunday to pick your child to sponsor.
If you have any questions or want to get involved in this ministry please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our global outreach page.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
"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 Ingrid Mirander at email@example.com or sign-up at the Information Table. You can also check out our website for more information on serving locally.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
How did we do in the month of October?
We fell short by a total of $7086 for the month of October.
How much does it “cost” to run the church?
It takes a minimum of $7426 a week during a “5-Sunday” month. This is the bare bones fixed costs of keeping the doors open. It allows us to pay the bills, but leaves little for actual ministry. A more ideal level of funding is $8000 a week. This allows us to pay the bills and have money for ministry.
How much was the actual giving for the month?
The giving for October averaged $6009 a week, this results in a $1417 a week shortfall from our minimim weekly budget of $7426. This added up to a monthly shortfall of $7086.
What does that mean?
It means two things - 1) We fell short of covering even our most basic costs, and 2) We needed to tap into our reserve money to pay the bills. Obviously this is not a good thing, and if it continues, we’ll have to make further cuts to an already bare bone budget.
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.
At New Life we ask members the question, "Who's Your One"? This question flows from the Biblical truth that each person matters to God. Our hope is that each member of New Life would have one person they are praying for and reaching out to with the love of Christ. Take time this week to identify and pray for your "One".
Monday, November 1, 2010
Join us for our November leader’s meeting. The meeting is on Monday, November 8th 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.