New Life News
New Life Live – June 8

New Life Live – June 8

NEW LIFE LIVE is happening on Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm, this is one of two annual meetings for New Life Church members.This event is in person in the New Life Church auditorium and will also be live streamed and available at newlifecrc.online.church. We would love to see our Church Family gather that evening to stay informed and receive information pertaining to the proposed budget and nominations for the Board of Elders that requires your affirmation. View the New Live Life Package below, hard copies will be available on Sunday at the info booth. Please submit all questions you would like addressed before the meeting to the New Life Church office via email. Voting on these motions will take place via email after the meeting until June 14, more details on voting to come.

Dessert & Comedy Fundraiser

Dessert & Comedy Fundraiser

Saturday, April 30 we will be hosting a dessert and comedy event, featuring local comedian, Leland Klassen. This is a fundraising event for sponsoring the Kalombo family, refugees from the Congo. We’re seeking to raise $30,000 to support this family of five when they settle into our community. The event starts at 6:30pm and capacity is limited, so register right away. Child care will be available the entire evening for ages 0 to grade 5. Kids can be checked in downstairs before the event begins.

Come out for a great night of laughs and support this work of mercy.

Letter from Board Chair

Dear New Life Church Family,

The Board of Elders has a strong desire to keep our church family well informed in regards to the activities of the board and church leadership.

We are in a season of renewal, following 2 years of the pandemic crisis and the many restrictions that have interrupted our  activities as a church, particularly our ability to gather as a church family and to experience community with one another.  It is so refreshing to have regained that privilege.  The pews are slowly filling up, it’s wonderful to sing praises without masks, and we can once again enjoy each other’s company with coffee after the service.  It is a time of excitement and anticipation.

As many of you know, members of New Life have been gathering Monday evenings for prayer for the past year, led by Tim and Rachel Vandenberg and Taylor Visser.  Over the past few weeks, I believe the Holy Spirit has stirred us to an increased focus on this prayer night by inviting Marvin Bravo to partner with the Prayer Team leaders with a four week prayer series focusing on “WAIT” (Worship, Adoration, Intercession and Testimony).  This series has been promoted by the Board of Elders who wish to call our members to pray for New Life during this time of renewal.  What a blessing the first two have been.  While Monday Night Prayer is an on-going weekly event, the next two prayer meetings in this particular series will be on April 25th and May 2nd, 7:30pm in the auditorium.

We are moving forward with filling some staffing positions. This past year we have been blessed with the work of Janessa Gritter and Jacob Visser in youth ministry.  We’ve also been blessed with the work of Esther DeWaal and Michelle VanEgmond in children’s ministries.  We are currently posting for applications for a youth pastor and for a position in children’s ministries.  We also hope to have someone to lead young adult ministry in the fall.  We are excited to see who God will call into these positions and very enthusiastic to see these faith formation ministries thrive.  Please pray for the Lord’s guidance as this process unfolds.

New Life remains on solid financial ground as our giving to New Life remains strong and stable.  We are blessed with church family members who faithfully give back to the Lord through their tithes.  Thank you for your commitment.   Our pews are slowly filling up and we are monitoring that trend via our counting team.  We are seeing some of our members that have left return, and we are seeing more guests attending and people who are coming to New Life for the first time.  One couple, for instance, started watching New Life On-line services and enjoyed Nathan’s series on the Fruit of the Spirit, and are now attending full time.  Pastor Nathan will be leading a new members class this fall and this class is a large class compared to previous years.  This is indeed exciting to see.

The Board of Elders is in the process of selecting new board members through our nomination process.  This is an unusual year in that we will be welcoming four new board members.  Three will be replacing board members Eric Hoogenraad, Heidi VanWeelden and Diane Kampman, whose terms will be ending in June.  We are adding a fourth person to bring us to the maximum number of board members in accordance with our by-laws.  In this time of renewal, another person at the table contributing their wisdom and discernment is desired.  Please pray for our selection process, and thanks to those of you who have provided nominations.

Many of you may have heard that our brother, Bernie Huizing, who is also a member of our Board of Elders and has served previously in that capacity for several terms, is in the ICU in very serious condition due to a sudden illness.  We continue to pray for healing for Bernie, and for Kathy and their children Alex and Moira.  On the board, we will miss Bernie, who serves as treasurer, and faithfully offers so much experience, wisdom and discernment.  Our hearts break for the Huizing family, and pray for God’s grace and mercy upon Bernie and his family.

Eric Van Egmond

New Life Board Chair

Easter Service’s – April 15 & 17

Easter Service’s – April 15 & 17

We are in the Lenten season in which we follow Jesus in his journey to the cross.
Worship with us and invite others to worship our Saviour on Good Friday (April 10) and Easter Sunday (April 17). The Good Friday service this year will be at 6:00 PM – note the different time. The Easter Sunday service is at the usual 10:00am time.

The theme for the last week of Lent, beginning on Palm Sunday, and on to Good Friday and Easter is “Follow My Lead.” For that week (known as “holy week”) a devotional is being produced by New Life pastors to help us follow Jesus’ lead each day as he walks his road of suffering. The devotional will be distributed and available on April 3, for use starting on April 10. Copies will be available both as a booklet and digitally.

Allan Hooge’s Celebration of Life

Allan Hooge’s Celebration of Life

After a short battle with cancer, Allan Harold Hooge passed away early on Friday morning, March 4, 2022. We extend our sympathy to Jean, Allan’s children and the rest of the family. May God bless them with his love and peace for the days ahead.

Allan’s celebration of life will be held at New Life Church on Thursday March 10 at 2:30.  Everyone is welcome and please wear a mask to comply with the BC Health regulations. This event will also be live streamed. Click here to watch the live stream. 

February Funanza

February Funanza

Come one come all to our February Funanza! On February 27 from 4-6PM, we will be hosting a games night at the church. This will be a family-friendly event to bring out your competitive side with trivia, board games, and snacks. Nursery will be available for ages 0-3. See you there!

Fully Devoted Watch Party

Fully Devoted Watch Party

New life is hosting a watch party! January 29 at 6pm. Join us in watching the online women’s conference from the Village Church, upstairs at New Life. Bring a snack to share and whatever you need to be comfy! Please click here to register if you plan to attend.

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