Get Connected — 1.10.18


This weekend, January 13-14, the message is titled, “You Asked For It!”    You have questions.  The Bible has answers.  We’re here to help.  A panel of New Life’s pastors will answer your questions this weekend.

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. 

If you signed up to attend Growth Track: Essentials 201, the class will meet during the 11:30 worship service in the upstairs conference room.  See you there! 

SIGN UP THIS WEEKEND!  The New Life Small Group winter session runs January 14 – March 24.  Stop at the Next Steps area, pick up a Small Group booklet and find a group that interests you.  New Life’s Small Groups build communities that change lives. 


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  You will be contacted with more details.


Busy?  Stressed?  Just short with finances?  Concerned with how to plan for the future?  God has called us to steward all the resources & blessings He has given us.  Our time and treasure are no different.  However, we often feel powerless or overwhelmed when it comes to these two key areas.  Join us as we explore what God has to say about our time and treasure, and uncover some tools to equip us to flourish going forward.  Sign up on the Connection Card to attend NLU’s “Biblical Stewardship – Managing God’s Time and Treasure!” The class will meet every Monday, January 22-February 26 from 7:00-8:30pm.


The sacrament of believer baptism will be celebrated Saturday, January 27 at the 6:30pm worship service.  If you would like to be baptized, please check the Baptism Box on your Connection Card.  Be sure to note your contact information and plan to attend the Baptismal Instruction on Saturday, January 20 following the 6:30pm worship service.


Its cold outside but you can help prepare a warm meal and give a warm greeting to someone at the East Liberty Food Kitchen on Saturday, January 20.  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. 



It’s time to connect online! New Life uses a technology called InFellowship to help us stay connected with you online.  We want to let you know about this important platform because this year we’re providing year-end giving statements through InFellowship.  Through your InFellowship account you’ll also have the opportunity to sign up for small groups and register for events here at the church. So, please take the time and connect with us online and set up your InFellowship account. (see the insert in your Connection this week for step-by-step directions).  If you’d like directions emailed to you, please email Rachel at


It’s not too late to join the 21-Day Prayer Emphasis!  During the month of January we meet at New Life every morning from 6:30-7:15am Monday-Saturday for a time of Bible reading, worship and praying together in small groups.  The Connect! Prayer Guide also has daily prayer focus points to use on your own when you can’t join us at the church for prayer.  Next week, January 14-20, we’ll have a week of fasting, with specific focus points each day for the year ahead.  Your Connect! Prayer Guide has details about the fast, too.  We always say, “Everything begins and ends with prayer at New Life!”  In January that is literally the case.  If you didn’t receive a prayer guide, please stop at the Welcome Center to pick one up.  


 We are going back to Cambodia in 2018!  If you feel as though God may be stirring your heart to join us on the trip then find out more at the informational meeting on Saturday, January 13 following worship.  Trip dates are July 23-August 4, 2018, and the approximate cost is $2,500.


 “Starting Point” – If you are new to New Life or are just looking to find out more about who we are and what we believe then stop at the “Next Steps” area for more information.   You may also sign up to join us at “Starting Point” on January 28 or February 25 during the 11:30 worship service.


Are you ready to take the next step?  The February GROWTH TRACK classes will meet at 11:30am the first three Sundays in February.  Stop at the “Next Steps” area to sign up for one or more classes.  There is no better way to get plugged in to the New Life family than by completing Growth Track.  



New Life has the opportunity to help our brothers and sisters in Cuba once again!  Pastors Chris and Mark, along with Justin Kovach, Sadie Scully and Chris Smith travel to Santiago, Cuba, February 16-23, with New Life Mission partner “Think Missions.”  Check out the insert in your Connection for a list of supplies needed to support the pastors and church plants.  We also have the opportunity to provide the finances to purchase 21 buildings for the new church plants.  Pictures of the buildings available for purchase are posted on the table in the Gathering Area.



Invite your friends for pizza, giveaways and fun as Relevant Student Ministries kicks-off the 2018 season with a series on relationships.  Sr High starts on January 14 and Jr High on January 16!!  Both groups meet from 6-8pm. Mark your calendar and invite a friend for “Do you ship it?”


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