This weekend, December 9-10, we continue the message series, “Kingdom Come!” The teaching text is Matthew 13:44-46 and the message is titled, “Bench Warmers!”
Worship services are Saturday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 8:30am, 10:00am and 11:30am.
The nursery (birth – age 3) is open for all worship services. LIFEkidz worship (ages 4 – grade 5) meets on Saturday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 8:30am, 10:00am and 11:30am.
To sign up, check the box on the Connection Card and be sure to include your name, phone number and email address – or sign up now by emailing your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted with more details.
Share God’s love for all this Christmas season by serving at the East Liberty Food Kitchen on Saturday, December 16. The Team meets at 8:15am to drive to the Food Kitchen and returns at approximately 1:30pm. Check the “Food Kitchen” box on your Connection Card if you would like to serve. Team leader, Ray Isherwood, will contact you the week of the Food Kitchen with more information.
New Life’s Small Groups build communities that change lives! The next small groups begin January 14, 2018. Please be praying and considering whether God is calling you to lead a small group. If you feel called to lead a group, mark your calendar for Small Group Leader Training on either Monday, December 11 or Wednesday, December 13 from 6:00-8:00pm. Once you have been trained, you can join the team of leaders who are building communities that change lives at New Life. Anyone who has already gone through the training can simply submit a small group idea form at the Next Steps area. Check the “Small Group Leader Training” box on your Connection Card to sign up for either training. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
MORE WAYS TO GET CONNECTED
“An Acoustic Christmas” returns to New Life this Friday, December 8 at 7pm. Invite friends to come along as we celebrate Jesus’ birth by singing some of our favorite Christmas worship songs and give Him honor for all that He has done! Join us at the Christmas Cookie Table during intermission for cookies and hot chocolate. Bring a plate of your favorite cookies to share! Mark your calendar for this special BELIEVE! Gathering!
This is the last weekend to get tickets for the LIFEkidz “A Night in Bethlehem” event. Invite your family and friends to experience what life was like in Bethlehem the night Jesus was born. Meet Mary and Joseph and take a picture with the live animals! This event is free but space is limited, so get your tickets at the LIFEkidz check-in for either the 5:30pm or 7:30pm showing on Friday, December 15!
Give the gift of a sleeping mat this Christmas! Join the Sleeping Mats for the Homeless outreach and help recycle simple grocery bags into awesome mats for the homeless through the art of cutting and crocheting! We meet at New Life on the 2nd Monday of the month in the Gathering Area. Our next meeting is December 11 from 6-8pm. Invite a friend. This is a fun activity for all ages!
“Starting Point” – If you are new to New Life or are looking to learn more about who we are and what we believe, stop at the “Next Steps” area to sign up for Starting Point! The next opportunity to attend Starting Point will be January 28 during the 11:30 worship service.
2018 is just around the corner, so sign up for the January Growth Track now! Classes meet at 11:30am the first three Sundays in January. There’s no better way to get plugged in to the New Life family than by completing Growth Track. Stop at the “Next Steps” area to sign up for Growth Track 101, 201 and 301.
Our Christmas Eve Offering gives us an incredible opportunity once again to help people in our local communities. We call it “Compassion—Close To Home” and it provides funds for the coming year to bless those in our own communities who are in special need. Your generous gifts to “Compassion—Close To Home” provide Blessing Bags, Awesome Boxes, and Backpacks filled with school supplies. It also provides funds for our Greatest Need ministry, which helps people in difficult financial situations. Start planning now to give generously to this extraordinary opportunity to serve those around us. Every dollar given will help someone in need close to home!
New Life will celebrate Christmas with six worship services:
Saturday, December 23 at 5:30 and 7:00pm
(nursery available birth to age 3)
Sunday, December 24 at 8:30 & 10:00am
(regular LIFEkidz schedule)
Sunday, December 24 at 5:30 & 7:00pm
(nursery available birth to age 3)
RELEVANT STUDENT MINISTRIES
Students grades 6-12, get ready for Relevant’s Christmas Party and the “Ugly Sweater” competition on Sunday, December 17 from 6-8pm. This is the last youth group until we kick off again in January (Sr High begins January 14 and Jr High begins January 16!!)
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