New Life News
CHRISTMAS GIFTBAGS The New Life GEMS need your help to put together Christmas Gift Bags for The Stream Ministry. They will be assembling the bags at their Christmas party on December 6. If you would like to participate please bring items like $5 gift cards (Tims, McDonalds, Dollarama), gloves, a sweet Christmas treat, chapstick, Pack of gum, socks, band aids, lighters, hot-pockets, small tooth-paste, tooth brush or personal size pack of sani-wipes by next Sunday, Dec 4. The stream is a local ministry run out of The River Church in Abbotsford. The Stream focuses on serving those in the margins of our community. They support them in many practical ways, like serving food, bringing them into Christian community and giving them access to discipleship and counselling.
Gayle Childs passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 surrounded by her family. Gayle had struggled for the past few months with lung infections. Her Celebration of Life will be at New Life Church on Thursday, Nov 10 at 2pm. Everyone is invited to attend. The service will also be live streamed and available using the button below.
NEW LIFE LIVE is happening on Wednesday, Dec 7 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. Check back in the weeks to come to see the info package and details on voting.
We are cancelling our Sunday Worship Service this morning, October 30, due to a power outage. Please spread the word to your friends and family who may not receive this communication.
Be safe out there and we will see you next week!
WOMEN’S CONNECTIONS CRAFT FAIR New Life Women’s Connections is hosting a craft fair to raise money for the women’s retreat and women’s program. We want to invite everyone out from 5pm-9pm on Friday, Nov 18 and 10am-2pm on Saturday, Nov 19 to experience the many different gifts and abilities in our community. 10% of all proceeds are donated to our New Life Women’s ministry and admission is free. All are welcome to come check it out!
NEW LIFE CONNECTS is starting up again on November 6 for three consecutive weeks. This class will be following the Sunday service from 12pm-2pm. These are casual classes with Pastor Nathan for those interested in Baptism, Profession of Faith, Membership & the inner workings of New Life. Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining this class or spread the word to those new to the New Life community. Lunch will be provided and childcare can be made available upon request.
REVERSE OFFERING Every year for Thanksgiving our deacons put on a reverse offering. This type of offering is to support the local food banks in Abbotsford. Right next door at Cascade Community Church a new non-profit grocery market aimed at ending food insecurity has opened called the Gathering Mar-kit, which was started by Hieke Morton. Gathering Mar-kit aims to provide the dignity of choice and convenience through affordable groceries and ready-made meal kits for single-parent families. This past Sunday, October 2 we passed around little slips of paper with different non perishable items on them. These are much needed items that the Gathering Markit needs for their meal kits. This Sunday, October 9, we ask that you bring whatever item you pulled out as a donation. Items can also be brought anytime during office hours before October 9.
If you didn’t get a slip of paper or want to bring more items, below are the items that are in need:
- Barley – pot
- Basmati Rice
- Black Beans can 398 mL
- Chicken Stock
- Chinese Style Steam Fried Noodles – Farkay Brand
- Coconut Milk can 398 mL
- Corn can 398 mL
- Kidney Beans can 398 mL
- Long Grain Rice
- Tomatoes can 398 mL
- Tomato Paste
- Tomato Sauce – 398 mL & 500 mL
- Tortilla – Small & Large
THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST SERVICE On Monday, October 10 we are going to host a Thanksgiving Breakfast Service at 9am. Bring your friends and families for a time of sharing about the work God is doing in our lives, hear a short devotional and of course, have breakfast together! Please take special note the service starts at 9am not our usual 10am. There will also be no childcare and live stream available for this service.
Spread the word. We are hitting the street on September 18 from 12-2:30pm for a Delair Rd Block Party. Be prepared for tons of free family fun games, activities, lots of food and other surprises. Your hosts, New Life Church, New Life Korean, The Salavation Army Church & Zion Church, want to see the community come together for tons of fun. This event is rain or shine, we hope to see you there!
GEMS & Cadet registration is open for the 2022-2023 ministry year! They each run from October-May every other Tuesday for kids in grades 3-7. GEMS is our girls program & Cadets is a boys program. If you have any questions about this program or the registration please email Sam Postma. Registration will close on September 1, 2022 and the programs estimated start will be October.
Switchlife Youth is going to be back in full swing starting September with our first youth event being a denominal wide youth retreat called Re:Activate on September 9-11. Switchlife is for anyone grades 8-12 and runs on Thursday nights. Please register for Switchlife using the button below and you can also register or learn more about Re:Activate using the button below. If you want to stay up to date on all things youth follow @snapswitchlife on Instagram.