New Life News
Superhero Park Days

Superhero Park Days

Superhero Park Days is back this summer! Join in the fun at Delair Park from 9am-12pm July 15-18 and then again from August 19-22. Park Days is a free event, open to everyone of all ages. We will provide free face painting, games, bubbles, crafts and so much more. We love the Delair community and we want to be intentional in gathering people together. You can join Park Days one day or every day, we will be set up on the east side of the park by the play ground. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions about this event, please contact the church office.

Young Adults BBQ –  June 26

Young Adults BBQ – June 26

When: Wednesday, June 26, 6pm

Where: TBD

Who: recent graduates (Gr. 12s) & YA’s home for the summer, everyone ages 18-25

NLYA is having a BBQ as we wrap up for the ministry year and enter into the summer season. Come & hang out over some delicious burgers and snacks. Gr. 12s who have recently graduated from high school and college students home for the summer are all invited and welcome. Feel free to bring a friend! Contact Pastor Shaun to let him know you’re coming and get more details!

 

 

New Life Live – June 5

New Life Live – June 5

NEW LIFE LIVE Everyone is invited to the New Life LIVE congregational meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 starting at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in person in the New Life auditorium.  There will be no live-stream. The purpose of this gathering is to present the budget for the next ministry year and introduce a new board nominee. Published reports that include the budget proposal for the 2024/25 ministry year are available using the button below, with hardcopies in the church mailboxes or at the New Life Information Booth. Voting to approve the proposed budget and affirm the new board member will be done electronically.  Members and regular attendees of New Life Church will receive an email on June 5, after the meeting, to cast your vote on these two motions.

The Journey – May 26

The Journey – May 26

THE JOURNEY The next Journey workshop is scheduled for Sunday, May 26 at 7pm. The session will be a showing of the film Luminous. The film follows Dr. Larry Molnar of Calvin University as he embarks on an odyssey of scientific discovery that is also a spiritual journey. The film raises compelling questions for people of faith.  Follow-up discussion will be hosted by Pastor Nathan. The session is open to anyone, we just ask that you register for each session to help anticipate class size. Please use the button below to register. Registration will be open until Friday, May 24.

The Journey Session 4 Details:

  • When: Sunday, May 26, at 7pm-9pm
  • Where: New Life Church, Room 303
  • Who: Anyone!

 

Journey sessions are held once a month (with the exception of summer months) to equip participants for the journey of faith. The intent for these discipleship workshops is to help form our faith as we learn to be followers of Jesus. This will be the last Journey session for this ministry year, resuming again in the fall.

The Journey – April 27

The Journey – April 27

The next Journey workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. The session will be hosted by Pastor Nathan & Pastor Sam. Together we will dive into some practical ways we can study and understand our Bible better so that we can fall deeper in love with this Holy Book and its Holy Author. 

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 anticipate how many people to expect. Registration will be open right until the workshop starts.

The Journey Session 3 Details:

  • When: Saturday, Apr 27, at 9:30am-11:30am
  • Where: New Life Church, Room 303
  • Who: Anyone who wants to understand the Bible

Save the Date for upcoming Journey Workshops:

  • Family Faith Formation – May 24

Journey Session will break for the summer and start up again this fall!

New Life Connects – April 14

New Life Connects – April 14

NEW LIFE CONNECTS starts on April 14 for three consecutive weeks. This class will be following the Sunday service from 12pm-2pm and lunch will be provided. These are casual classes with Pastor Nathan for those interested in Baptism, Profession of Faith, Membership & the inner workings of New Life. Please sign up below if you are interested in joining this class. If you have questions about the class, pleash reach out to the church office.

If you call New Life home, please spread the word to those new to the New Life community.

Missions Trip to Esperanza

Missions Trip to Esperanza

A missions trip to Esperanza is planned for August 10 – 17.  Groups from New Life have been going to Esperanza for many years to help with a wide variety of tasks.  Our work enables the staff to spend more time in their ministry to the local people and to run camps and other activities. This is an opportunity for New Life families, couples, singles of all ages and abilities to serve in a beautiful location on the remote coast of Vancouver Island. All kinds of help is needed, which means there is a job for everyone. Learn more about this trip by clicking the button below. Registration forms are due by April 30.

Easter Weekend Services

Easter Weekend Services

From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday we’ll reflect on the theme “In Remembrance of Me.”  On Palm Sunday (March 24) we will remember Jesus’ triumphal entry as a king.  At the Good Friday service on March 29 at 6pm, we will contemplate the sacrifice Jesus made.  And on Easter Sunday, March 31 at 10am, we’ll celebrate the great hope that Jesus brings.  Following Jesus’ command to “do this in remembrance of me” recalls the sadness of Jesus sacrifice, but it also anticipates the great celebration when we are joined with Jesus in his Kingdom.  So on Easter Sunday (instead of on the usual Good Friday service) we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  Everyone is welcome to these services as we anticipate the joyful banquet of our Lord.

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 closes this Sunday, March 24!

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 Shena Gorter 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.

 

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