New Life News
The Journey – March 23

The Journey – March 23

The next Journey workshop is scheduled for Saturday, March 23. The session will be hosted by Pastor Nathan. Together we will walk through some ways to think about and nurture our prayer life.

Journey sessions are held once a month to equip participants for the journey of faith. They are held on the fourth Saturday of each month. The intent for these discipleship workshops is to help form our faith as we learn to be followers of Jesus. They are open to anyone, and feature a variety of topics related to faith and spirituality. We ask that you register for each session to help antcipate how many people to expect. Registration will be open right until the workshop starts. 

The Journey Session 2 Details:

  • When: Saturday, Mar 23, at 9:30am-11:30am
  • Where: New Life Church, Room 303
  • Who: Anyone who wants to nurture their prayer life

Save the Date for upcoming Journey Workshops:

  • How to read the Bible – April 27
  • Family Faith Formation – May 25
Women’s Conference – April 12 & 13

Women’s Conference – April 12 & 13

Registration opens on March 1

Learn more about your choices for breakout sessions and how to pay below

In Love with the Shepherd

Gateway, New Life, Trinity and Living Hope are teaming up to put on a Women’s conference at New Life Church. The theme for the weekend is In Love with the Shepherd. Our speaker Grace Fox will lead us in sessions centred around Psalm 23. Together we will learn about the character of our Shepherd, how He restores our soul and how to find peace in His presence in the midst of fearful situations.

Cost: $40

Location: 35270 Delair Road

Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 12

  • 6:00pm – Check In & Dessert Social
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm – Evening Session

Saturday, April 13

  • 8:30am – Breakfast
  • 9:00am – Opening
  • 9:30am – Morning Session with Grace Fox
  • 10:40am – Breakout #1
  • 11:50am – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Afternoon Session with Grace Fox
  • 2:10pm – Breakout #2
  • 3:20pm – Worship & Closing

Breakout Sessions

When you register, you have the choice to choose 2 of the 5 breakout sessions.

1. Watercolour

Have you ever seen a beautiful watercolour card or picture and wanted to recreate it but didn’t know where to start? Come learn some really basic watercolour skills with Sue Apperloo and Mary-Anna Ouwehand to create your own masterpiece. You’ll leave with a beautiful piece of art to remember the conference by.

2. Swing Dancing

If you’re the type who needs a movement break between listening sessions, consider learning a new dance step or two with a local Swing dance instructor. All experience levels are welcome!

3. Moss Flower Basket

To all the ladies missing the feel of dirt under their nails or wanting to add colour to their homes please join us to build a beautiful moss lined hanging basket. This is a wonderful opportunity to build a custom basket with flowers from Vaandrager’s nursery. This break out session is for the experienced and unexperienced gardeners giving us a chance to learn from one another about flowers. Dawn Dykstra will facilitate this session, she is a mom of three and lover of flowers, though still learning through trial and error in her own garden.

4. Prayer Binder

Are your prayers mostly “on the go” and “spotty” when you need help, or even just before meals? How are your conversations with God? Are you desiring to grow deeper in your prayer life? Join us in creating a prayer binder where you can organize your thoughts and prayers for adoration, rest, confession, thanksgiving and petition for all the people and areas in your life. You leave the workshop with a personalized binder to help you get started in making prayer a routine, including written prayers and other tools for using scripture to inspire your personal conversations with God

5. Welcoming the Stranger & Foreigner

Jesus said, “Love the Lord above all and love your neighbor”. Who is our neighbour, especially in this day of changes in our culture. How do we see the kingdom of God breaking into our own life and neighbourhood? Eldean Kamp has a passion for welcoming the stranger and foreigner into our midst. Join her as we see a vision of what God is up to through her testimony and the testimonies of one another.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much is it and how do I pay?

The cost for the conference is $40. Please pay via etransfer to giving@newlifecrc.ca and include in the memo your name on your registration and “Women’s Conference.” Please pay immediately after registering. Your registration is not complete until you have completed the registration form and paid.

When does registration close?

Your last chance to register is Sunday, March 24.

Where is the conference located?

The conference is being held at New Life Church in Abbotsford (35270 Delair Road, V3G 2E2). The event is being put on by four local CRC churches, New Life CRC, Trinity CRC, Gateway Community CRC and Living Hope CRC.

Who do I contact if I want to make a change to my registration?

Please contact Sam Postma at New Life Church if you have any questions about or want to make a change to your registration.

Where can I learn more about the speaker, Grace Fox?

You can visit gracefox.com to learn more about Grace and her ministry.

Can anyone attend?

This conference is open to any women who is eager to grow in deeper love with our Shepherd.

 

The Journey – Feb 24

The Journey – Feb 24

New Life is excited to annouce The Journey! We will be offering sessions once a month to equip participants for the journey of faith. These classes will be hosted in room 303 on Saturday’s at 9:30am, with a variety of topics. They will be open to anyone. The intent for these discipleship workshops is to help form our faith as we learn to be followers of Jesus. The Journey will be held the fourth Saturday of each month.

On Saturday, February 24, the Journey session will be a skill developing workshop on better care through listening. This workshop will be hosted by Telecare Crisis and Caring Line, and is called “Listen Up!”

Your last chance to register for this workshop is Tuesday, Feb 20. 

 

The Journey Session 1 Details:

  • When: Saturday, Feb 24 at 9:30am-12pm
  • Where: New Life Church, Room 303
  • Who: Anyone who wants to be a better listener

Save the Date for upcoming Journey Workshops:

  • Foundations of Prayer – March 23
  • How to read the Bible – April 27
  • Family Faith Formation – May 25
Worship Night – Feb 26

Worship Night – Feb 26

WORSHIP NIGHT New Life is hosting a Monday night worship event on February 26 at 7 PM.  It will be an evening of praise to God and fellowship with him and one another. If there is a song you love and want to sing, you are welcome to submit your suggestion to the worship pastor, Janessa Gritter.   Make this part of your week to raise the enthusiasm for exalting our great God.

Switchlife Prayer Night – Feb 1

Switchlife Prayer Night – Feb 1

SWITCHLIFE PRAYER NIGHT On Thursday, Feb 1, Switchlife youth is hosting a prayer night at the church from 7:30-9:00pm. Everyone is invited to come out and seek God together praying for eachother and as directed by the youth through topics that are important to them.

Join a Life Group

Join a Life Group

LIFE GROUPS is a small groups ministry at New Life that meet during the week to study the Bible together and care for one another through prayer and hospitality. If you’re not already part of a group, we’d love to get you connected! To get connected to a life group, please contact Pastor Shaun.

New Life Missions Give Guide

New Life Missions Give Guide

We are inviting you to serve our community with gifts to our mission partners & missionaries.

Here are seven opportunities for you to give:

  1. Hope for Korah They have a gift catalogue available online at hopeforkorah.org. You can give a child breakfast, become a sponsor and lots more.
  2. Joshua House There is a large box near the mail boxes where you can deposit items such as shoes (sizes 11, 12), winter coats (sizes L,XL, XXL), socks & underwear for the men overcoming addiction. Joshua also needs monthly financial donors to cover the costs of men in the program with no financial assistance.
  3. Brand New Life in Colombia is providing soccer uniforms for children at $30 per uniform. They also need funds for soccer balls, school supplies and a PA system. Donate through New Life and mark it for “Brand New Life”.
  4. Esperanza is planning summer camps for children but some children will need financial support. $50 – $100 can be given through New Life marked “Esperanza Kids Camp.”
  5. Youth Unlimited is a faith-based organization that meets vulnerable youth in Abbotsford. They need funds to support their ministry to youth. They are hoping to raise $52,000 by December 31. They also would be blessed by baked goods and hot chocolate.
  6. Archway Food Bank You can bring food or monetary donations to the church. Food can be placed in the large box near the mailboxes and monetary donations should be made out to New Life Church, but marked as “Archway Food Bank.”
  7. Donate to one of our missionaries: Fred in the Middle East, Eve Pohl working in Ethiopia, Fernando Trivino in Colombia or the Barnhoorn family who does translation work for Nigeria.

We know there are many ways to give and many things to which we can give. Let us give with thankful hearts in response to the gift God has given us.

Either donate directly to the cause you choose or through New Life by any of our giving methods, but make sure you clearly indicate in the memo who the gift is for. There are also many giving Catalogues made by other non-profits such as World Renew.

Please give all gifts by December 20.

We wish you joy as you reach out to others this Christmas Season.

Merry Christmas!

New Life Live – Dec 6

New Life Live – Dec 6

Our semi-annual congregational meeting is on Wednesday, Dec 6 at 7pm. Packages are available to view below and hard copies are at the info booth in the foyer. In this meeting we will review and approve the financial statements from the past church fiscal year. We are so thankful to God that as congregation we responded to New Life’s financial need and we ended the year with a small surplus. The staff has been busy preparing a video updating the various ministry activities that have been happening this fall. We also will be mixing up the format this year to make the meeting more interactive. We want to have some small table group discussions after the formal financial presentation. A board member will sit at each table and engage with everyone in discussion surrounding our mission and vision. This meeting will be livestreamed, the link is available below.

GEMS Fundscip Fundraiser

GEMS Fundscip Fundraiser

Forms & Payment

On Sunday, Nov 12, 19 and 26 there will be Fundscip paper order forms on the info booth if you’d like to pick one up and fill it out to order gift cards in time for Christmas. Alternatively, you can download the form and print it off yourself. All completed forms can be dropped in the info booth on a Sunday morning or brought to the office during office hours. On these forms there is a variety of available giftcards with a variety of amounts. You can select any that you would like to purchase.

Please include payment with your completed order form. The GEMS will accept cash, cheque or e-transfer. Cash should be placed in a envelope and labelled. Cheques will be made out to “New Life Church” with a memo of “Fundscip Order”. E-transfers should be sent to giving@newlifecrc.ca and please include a memo that says “Fundscip order & your name”.

If you have any questions about this please email Sam Postma.

All forms and orders are due by November 24.

What is GEMS?

GEMS is a New Life program for girls in grades 3-7. The heart of this ministry is to help disciple young girls in their faith and teach them how they can develop an intimate and personal relationship with their Saviour, Jesus Christ, that they will hopefully walk in the rest of their lives. In order to help make this program more affordable for the parents and to help foster some ownership and responsibility from the GEMS, they run a couple fundraisers through the year to support the ministry.

 

 

 

What is Fundscip?

Through the fundscrip program, we will be selling gift cards for everyday purchases from a wide array of retail categories such as groceries, gas, home improvement, department stores, restaurants, coffee shops, clothing stores and many more. With the purchase of every gift card, a percentage of that amount is automatically donated towards the GEMS program. 

Christmas Services – Dec 24 & 25

Christmas Services – Dec 24 & 25

Come one, come all to our Christmas services this year! We are so excited to celebrate Christmas with you. You’re invited to Christmas Eve on Sunday morning at 10AM for a story telling service with New Life Kids. We will explore what it means that the light has come and with that have a candle lighting. There will be no evening service on Dec 24. On Monday morning, Christmas Day, at 10AM, celebrate with us Jesus’ birth. We have a big choir and we’ll spend the morning singing and celebrating together. Both these services are wonderful times to invite a neighbor, a friend, or family. We hope you see there!

Celebrate with us this Christmas.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – Sunday, Dec 24 at 10am

Christmas Day Service – Monday, Dec 25 at 10am

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