New Life News
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.
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.
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
We want to head into our community and have some fun by hosting Superhero Park Days at Delair Park. On August 9-12 (Monday-Thursday) from 10am-12pm we will be getting to know the families and children of the Delair Community. Everyone is welcome to come and join in on the fun. We will bring games, sports, crafts, face painting and more. If you would like to be part of this, we have many opportunities for you to serve and help out with this event. Sign up to help with planning, preparing and attending this event. We need help planning crafts or playing games with the kids. Click here if you would like to volunteer or email Sam Visser if you have questions.
JULY SERVE MONTH In conjunction with the It’s Personal series of messages, the SERVE 2021 focus for July will be serving our New Life Missionaries. Throughout the month of July you are asked to offer a note of greeting or encouragement (even just signing your name) to an electronic card that will be sent to missionaries and mission partners who are supported by New Life Church. Below is a list of the names of people to whom we are sending a card. Click on the names of the missionaries whose card you wish to sign. Sign all the cards, or as many as you would like.
Fred Fictorie in the Middle East
Eve Pohl and Abbotsford Staff
Hope for Korah Staff in Ethiopia
Jonathan and Janice Barnhoorn in Nigeria
Fernando Trevino in Colombia
Rich and Ang Korkowski Directors of Joshua House
New Life Church in Honduras
Need AC? Come Visit.
Don’t Need AC? We still need your help!
We are open today (June 28), Tuesday from 12pm-9pm & Wednesday from 12pm-6pm. If you can’t beat the heat come by for as long or as little as you need. We also need volunteers to help out managing our guests. Please email Sam Visser if you are available for any amount of time on any of these days to help out. We also are planning on showing family friendly movies. Today movies will be shown at 1pm & 3pm. For more regular updates check on Facebook & Instagram @newlifeabby.
If you can’t help us out and don’t need AC please share this information with anyone and everyone!
We are adding an online campus to New Life ministries! Since adapting to the restrictions within a pandemic, we realize there are people who still will be unable to return to in-person gatherings for health or geographic reasons. We are now prepared to offer worship services and fellowship online. We will continue to present our Sunday worship services virtually but on a more interactive and ministry focused platform. The worship service live-stream will be available every Sunday at 11am. This way you will be able to interact with one of our pastors & other members live, pray with them, make comments during the service, as well as give and connect with ministry opportunities during the service. You will be able to access the online campus through our website, the same way you accessed our videos previously, these changes will be made on Sunday, July 4.
We are so grateful that we can once again worship together on Sunday mornings. We are sending out a loving invite for all to gather together again on Sunday mornings for worship.
This is an exciting time of change. We will be providing two Sunday morning worship services at New Life at 9am and at 11am. Click here for more information about attending.
We also realize that for some it will be difficult to come back for in person worship and for them the online worship service is important. There are people who are shut ins, out of town, on vacation, or those who do not feel comfortable coming back to in person worship yet. We want to be sure we stay connected with the entire New Life family and friends so we will continue providing online worship services along with the onsite services into the future.
We are learning how to improve the worship experience online and we want to let you know of a new approach to worshipping online that we will be moving to. This new approach is more ministry focused and brings engagement during the worship service. It’s called New Life Online.
Current Online Worship
The existing way we have been worshipping online is on YouTube. Our ministry staff pre-records the worship service mid-week and then we watch it on YouTube after it’s published on Sunday morning. This approached has worked but we noticed there are some shortcomings. We didn’t know who was worshipping with us. We missed being able to check in with people and pray with people at the worship services and know what their needs were. We missed being able to connect people to ministry opportunities during the service.
How It Will Work
We feel New Life Online will be more interactive and more participative. It will be our online campus that we are adding to New Life ministries. The worship service live-stream will show but there will be a pastor or trained elder logged into a chat area. You will be able to interact with one of our pastors, pray with them, make comments during the service, give and connect with ministry opportunities during the service. It will no longer be just you or family watching the service, you will be with others online and can worship together in community hosted by a pastor.
New Life Online will start at 11am on Sunday mornings. We will add more online services as the need is there or change the start time as we hear from you what is best. We are learning.
We will also be shifting from providing pre-recorded worship services to showing what is happening live in the auditorium during Sunday am in person worship services. This is called live-streaming. We will be video streaming live what is happening during a worship service on Sunday am at New Life to those who are online on New Life Online. This will begin on Sunday, July 4.
This live-stream will be saved as a video and available later to view on our YouTube channel. We will make this video available as an “on demand” option so you can watch it later during the week.
- Pastor Mike
NEW LIFE ONLINE CHURCH We are adding an online campus to New Life ministries! Since adapting to the restrictions within a pandemic, we realize there are people who still will be unable to return to in-person gatherings for health or geographic reasons. We are now prepared to offer worship services and fellowship online. We will continue to present our Sunday worship services virtually but on a more interactive and ministry focused platform. The worship service live-stream will show and you will be able to interact with one of our pastors live, pray with them, make comments during the service, as well as give and connect with ministry opportunities during the service. You will be able to access the online campus through our website, the same way you accessed these videos, these changes will be made on Sunday, July 4.
New Life welcomes you and your family or friends to a New Life Disc-Golf (NLDG) tournament. It will be held on Sunday, June 20, 2021 from 12-3:00 PM in the back-parking lot. Whether you are a disc novice or a “PGA pro” come out and play our home-made disc-golf course at the church. Bring your own disc (frisbee) or pick one up at the church. All are welcome to participate. Bring your neighbour, meet some people, have a lot of fun! See you there. Everyone must register using the button below.
Every month we have a new serve focus. This month’s focus is to show our care and appreciation for the front line workers, especially the ICU team in the Abbotsford hospital. This team has been in this pandemic for so long and they are facing it in real time every day. We want to show them our appreciation and bless them.
Here’s how: Drop off one or more $10 Starbucks giftcard(s) at New Life Church. Then at church, write a thank you note for the team (cards will be available). Our goal is to collect 150 thank-you cards. We are officially half way through our year of serving. We have been so generous with our time and money this year. Thanks to Joel & Izzy VanGaalen for coordinating this month’s serve effort.
You can also give a donation to this project and we can get the giftcard for you. Check out our giving page to learn how to give, make sure you specify the money is for the June Serve Focus.
ICU Team is made up of: