New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

October 6, 2022

This Sunday there will be two services at 9:00 and 10:30 am.
There will be coffee and light refreshments between the two services.
Pastor Drew Ryall will bring the morning message.
The service will be live streamed on FaceBook and on the church website during the 9:00 am service. It will be accessible on both Face Book and the New Life website if you prefer to watch the service at a later time.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: NLF now has a new phone number!
Due to on-going issues with our church phone, New Life Fellowship now has a new phone number. It is (260) 977-9588. Thank you!

Doug Minix, a member of our church family, is traveling to the Fort Myers area Sunday evening.  He is taking a travel trailer and is working with some individuals on the ground near the coastal islands. For anyone desiring to help, we are asking for non-perishable food items at this time, specifically: canned items such as soups, meats, pasta, beans, vegetables, fruit, granola bars, jerky, and also peanut butter. ALL ITEMS NEED TO BE BROUGHT TO THE CHURCH THIS SUNDAY! Once Doug returns from Florida, we will have more information and a better idea of more specific needs. If you have any questions, please contact either Daron Cupp or Jasmin Miller from our missions team.

Man UP Meet Up:
All men are invited to meet at NLF next Monday evening, October 10th, from 6:30-7:30 pm for an intentional time of sharing with other men. Come hear about upcoming events and opportunities for men to grow and serve together. Please contact Tony Bontrager for more information.

Compassion Pregnancy Banquet:
We are looking for individuals that are willing to partner with CPC as volunteers for the annual Crisis Pregnancy Center fundraiser banquet happening on Thursday, October 27 at NLF! If you are willing to help with set up or serving, please see Brooke Miller at the info desk after the service on Sunday to see how you can give of your time in this way!

Round Tables With Jesus:

Everyone is invited to join “Round Tables with Jesus”, a Bible study which meets from 9:30-10:15 am on Sunday mornings in the Meeting Place. Herman Yoder and Mark Sharick are leading this Bible Study on Revelation. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with others and study God’s word together. For more information, please contact Herman Yoder or Mark Sharick.

Wednesday Night Body:Life:
We currently have eight Body:Life small groups that are meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm. Groups are still open if you would like to be a part of Body Life. A light meal is served at 6:15 pm and there are age appropriate activities for all children, preteens, and students. If you would like to sign up for Body Life please visit the Info Desk or use this link: Thank you!

Children’s Bible Quizzing:
We are excited to offer Bible quizzing for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade! We will study the book of John this year. Practices will be held on Wednesday evenings during Body Life (7:00-8:00 pm). Quizzes against other churches will be held every second Saturday of the month. If interested or for more information, please contact Stacy DeVerna.

Pastor Appreciation:
The elder team invites you to celebrate the Pastoral team during the month of October! You are invited to send prayers, emails, texts, cards, or gifts to show your appreciation for the hard work and dedication they have given to New Life. Please send cards and letters to the church (2755 State Road 5 Topeka IN 46571) “in care of” Drew and Molly Ryall, Russ and Becky Hunsberger, and Jordan and Jess Pearson. Thank you!

Cleaning Team Needs:
Are you looking for a way to get involved at NLF? We are currently seeking new volunteers to fill 5 open positions on the cleaning team. There is a sign up sheet at the Info Desk showing the available positions. Please contact Barry Wiard if you would like more information.

Operation Christmas Child:
Shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child will be available in the foyer beginning this Sunday, October 9th. At the table you will find instructions on to how to fill the box, along with mailing labels, and examples of items to include in your box. Boxes should be returned by November 13th to the table in the foyer. If you have questions about this project, please contact Cathy Frey.

Trunk or Treat Event:
We will having a Trunk-Or-Treat event on Wednesday, October 26 (6:30-8:00 pm). We are looking for individuals who would be willing to provide a themed trunk and/or hand out candy to the children. If interested, please sign up at the Info Desk. Also, if you would like to donate candy for this event, there will be bins at the Info Desk and in the Kid’s Ministry hallway. Mark your calendar and plan to attend! This is a great chance to reach out to our community, so spread the word and bring your friends and neighbors!

Ladies Jireh Conference:
Join the ladies of 3C NLF Women’s Ministries at the Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana for  Alabaster Heart Ministries’ Michiana Women’s Conference, Oct. 14th and 15th. This faith-based women’s event is the culmination of a dream six years in the making and you won’t want to miss it!  We will meet at the church, and attend together. Tickets are available online at under the tab “conference.”  Tickets may also be purchased by calling (269) 257-9675.

Ladies Wednesday Morning Breakfast:
All ladies are invited to meet for breakfast at the Country Corral (280 North Village Drive, Shipshewana), every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am. Come join this time of informal food and fellowship and get to know other women at New Life Fellowship. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Sally Hart.

Attendance Sunday, October 2:
1st Service: 67
2nd Service: 171
Children: 86
Total Attendance= 324

Financial Report:
Giving October 2: $7759.20
Average YTD Weekly Giving for 2022: $8897.73
Needed to Meet Weekly Budget: $10,275.00

On the Calendar:
Monday, October 10: (10:00-11:45 am) Beth Moore/”David: Seeking A Heart Like His”
Monday, October 10: (6:30-8:00 pm) Jennifer Rothschild: “Take Courage”
Wednesday, October 12: “Everyday Godly Living” with Helen Leu (9:00-10:30 am)
Wednesday, October 12: Body Life Small Groups continue (7:00-8:00 pm)
Thursday, October 13: Men’s Prayer Breakfast (6:00 am)
Wednesday, October 26: Trunk or Treat Event (6:30-8:00 pm)
Sunday, October 30: Life:Start Welcome Lunch (11:30 am)