December 15, 2018

Dear New Life Family and Friends,

I would like to wish you a sincere blessing as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

This year we have seen God’s mission coming alive in New Life in many ways.

  • We have seen God bring expansion within His church. We have seen slight increases in Sunday attendance, new visitors, more people becoming members, and more people coming to faith in Jesus for the first time.
  • We are learning to take next steps together as Christ’s disciples. Our lives are being changed as we Worship our Lord. We find strength in Christ-centered Community and we find deep fulfillment when we Serve like Jesus.
  • Pastor Nathan has led us through several Biblical teaching series such as Uncomfortable, the Upside Down Gospel, A Call To Persevere, Portraits of The Church, Quest For God, and What Do you Expect? – our current advent series.
  • We have seen strong support in missions. This past year we celebrate a total of $165,000 collected and distributed towards our missionaries, local mission agencies, mission partners abroad, and mission trips. We also supported Christian Reformed ministries with a worldwide reach for an additional $96,500.

Even though we have seen God’s work among us this year, there is still much to anticipate as we participate in God’s call on our Church.

I invite you to help us finish this year strong as we position ourselves for an exciting 2018 by making a generous end-of-year financial gift to New Life. Our goal as a church is to receive $136,000 in the month of December towards New Life ministries.

You can make a donation by giving on a Sunday in a giving envelop, by e-transfer (, online (, or through our New Life smartphone app. Please remember to give your gifts by noon on Monday, December 31, 2018 for the gifts to be tax deductible for year 2018.

Thank you for being a part of the New Life Church family. We wish you a most blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year as we work together to accomplish the vision God has given us.

Together for Christ and His Kingdom,

Mike VanderKwaak

Executive Pastor