New Life News
Zoom Sunday Service – November 21, 2021

Zoom Sunday Service – November 21, 2021

This is a time to come together, to be in prayer, and to renew our trust in God. We know so many of you have been impacted by the devastation to our city. This is heartbreaking for all of us. We want to come together to seek God in prayer on Sunday at 10 AM over zoom for our worship service. We will NOT be meeting in person this Sunday at the church building.

Below is the zoom link for Sunday at 10AM:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82426290082
Meeting ID: 824 2629 0082

As of today, Friday, November 19, Delair road is under a evacuation order, which means we will not be hosting any events at the church until the order is lifted. We also have withstood some water damage in the basement of the church. Almost every part of the basement will need some kind of repair. A restoration company has already been in to evaluate and repair. We do not know how long the repairs will take. This means for the next little while our basement will be off limits. This coming Sunday we will be meeting together over zoom for our Sunday Service, NOT in person.

Please remain patient with us as we navigate this crisis. Please be ready to serve your neighbour when a need arises. We appreciate already the huge amount of support for the church family.

Flood Crisis Update – November 23, 2021

Flood Crisis Update – November 23, 2021

Church property outside has no flooding, there was extensive flooding in the surrounding area. We also have withstood some water damage in the basement of the church. Almost every part of the basement will need some kind of repair. A restoration company has already been in to evaluate and repair. We do not know how long the repairs will take. This means for the next little while our basement will be off limits.

If you are someone who would like to help practically, please contact Justin Dudney by email, jdudney@newlifecrc.ca, or call/text 604-768-8277. There are families who will need a variety of help: Meals, Cleaning, Removal of garbage, Light demo, Dump runs, Clearing barns, Etc. Justin, along with a leadership team from New Life, will be organizing work crews to help.

If you are someone who needs help, please contact Justin Dudney by email, jdudney@newlifecrc.ca, or call/text 604-768-8277. We will organize work crews to come out to you.

Other ways to help are to donate food to Archway Community Services at 2420 Montrose Avenue. You can donate clothing to Bible for Missions on 2337 West Railway Street. You can also give a financial donation to New Life Church and make sure you designate it to “Flood Relief.”

Please remain patient with us as we navigate this crisis. Please be ready to serve your neighbour when a need arises. We appreciate already the huge amount of support for the church family.

November Serve Focus

November Serve Focus

This month for our second last serve focus we are working with Ministry to Seafarers with their Christmas at Sea drive. We are going to collect a bunch of items that this ministry will then use to make christmas bags to hand out at the ports. Below is a list of items and also a link to a sewing pattern that can be used for the actual Christmas bags.

  • Bars of soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Good moisturizing cream
  • Shampoo
  • Razors
  • Lip balm
  • Good new warm men’s socks
  • Chocolate bars
  • Dental floss
  • Small shower gel
  • Toques
  • Thank you/merry christmas/God bless cards

Bag Pattern: https://ministrytoseafarers.com/ditty-bag-pattern/

Click here to learn more about the Ministry to Seafarers!

 

Marriage Night – POSTPONED

Marriage Night – POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to the flooding in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, we are going to postpone our Marriage Night scheduled for this Friday, Nov 26. We will look to find another date in the new year. We have members and participants from Chilliwack who would not be able to make it out. We feel the members of our community need more practical help in these times and we want to available.

We want to focus our attention during these coming days and weeks to be Gods hands and feet and practically serve our community.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to hosting this event in the New Year.

October Serve Focus

October Serve Focus

This month’s serve focus will be on serving the Abbotsford Food Bank. Every year in October we have a Thanksgiving food drive. This year the deacons are expanding that to a month-long food drive. Instead of bringing all our grocery donations on just one Sunday, each Sunday (and on Thanksgiving Day) this month you will be asked to bring a single item to church for the food drive. In the service, at the offering time we will all bring  and place our food items on the stage steps.

Reverse Offering Schedule:

October 10 – Cooking Oil

October 11 – Rice (preferably in 1or 2kgs Bags)

October 17 – Jam

October 24 – Pasta Sauce

October 31 – Anything

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast – Oct 11

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast – Oct 11

Thanksgiving Day is on Monday, October 11 and we are gathering again under the theme of “Nourish & Be Nourished”, as we did last year. This year is a special celebration of being able to meet together. So we invite you to gather right here, with gifts of Rice for the Abbotsford Food Bank and we are going to worship and give thanks and have breakfast together. The service begins at 9:00am on Thanksgiving Day.

New Life Live – September 22

New Life Live – September 22

NEW LIFE LIVE this year will be on Wednesday September 22 at 7:00pm. This meeting will be a presentation of the new fiscal year budget, a ministry summary, and a motion to approve a new board member. This will be both an online and in-person event, you choose how to attend. We encourage the congregation to participate in the event and to submit any questions. You can submit questions by email prior to September 22 by emailing the office or you can watch the event online and ask questions during the presentation through the chat function. The voting will take place electronically and will remain open for a week from Wednesday, September 22 to Tuesday, September 28.

Click here to watch live. 

New Life County Fair – Sept 19

New Life County Fair – Sept 19

Septemeber 19 is our yearly kick off! This year we are celebrating by hosting a County Fair. Under a “county fair” theme, we want you to celebrate with the Delair community after the worship service from 11:30-1:30pm. We’ll have carnival games, bouncy castles, fellowship, and FOOD! And it’s all free! Can’t wait to see you there!

Rain Plan Update: If there is rain on that day, we will be moving the county fair inside the church. All the same games, food, and entertainment will still be available! A final decision will be made on Friday.

Switchlife Youth Registration & Re:Activate

Switchlife Youth Registration & Re:Activate

If you or your youth Grades 8-12 is interested in attending Switchlife Youth this year please register them using the link below. We are also, heading to Re:Activate on Sept 10-12 at Willoughby CRC and you also need to REGISTER for that, link & information is also below.

Register here for Switchlife: https://new-life.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/151/responses/new

Register here for Re:Activate: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reactivate-youth-convention-2021-registration-164020562919
Re:Activate is a annual 2 night youth retreat hosted by Willoughby CRC for all CRC youth groups in the Fraser Valley. If you would like to learn more please visit https://www.reactivatecrc.com/. Re:Activate has always been a highlight for many students and it is a great & exciting way to start off the year. We can’t wait!

We are planning some fun events and we even hope to sneak one in before reactivate. Keep an eye on your emails for those details and follow us or encourage your youth to follow us on Instagram if you aren’t already @snapswitchlife.

See you soon!
Taylor & Janessa

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