New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

April 14, 2022

This Sunday, April 17th is Easter! Come join us as we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection!

There will be two services at 9:00 and 10:30 am.
Yogurt parfaits will be served between the two services.
We will celebrate communion together during both worship services.
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.

Unite for Levi T-Shirts:
Unite for Levi T-shirts are available for purchase from now until Sunday, April 17th. All proceeds go directly to the Parker family. The cost is $20 and t-shirts are expected to arrive at the beginning of May. Please email to place your order. Include your name, sizes, quantity, and shipment address if needed. A pick-up date and time will be announced when the shirts are available. Thank you!

Beginning next Wednesday, April 20th through May 18th we will begin a new ministry called Body:Life. With the hope to increase our companionship with Jesus as Lord, we invite everyone to join a round table for a time of sharing and praying as we connect in deeper ways with one another and with Jesus. We are happy to announce that we will be offering a light meal at 6:30 pm for anyone who would like to come and eat dinner before Body Life begins at 7:00 pm. Body Life will end at 8:00 pm. We also will have child care and age appropriate activities for all children, preteens, and students. Please visit the table with balloons in the foyer this Sunday to sign up so we can make plans for the meal and for childcare. Thank you!

Foster’s Closet Shower:
May is National Foster Care Month
and New Life would like to bless area foster families!!  Let’s “shower” our area Foster’s Closet with much needed items! Foster’s Closet receives donations of children’s clothing, diapers, coats, shoes, and many other items of need for foster children. There is no cost to foster families, and this ministry is a valuable resource for the children and their families. Beginning this Sunday, there will be a list of needed items at the information table.  We will have a box set up in the foyer through Sunday May 15th. Place your donated items in the box and we will make sure to get the items to Charity Bontrager.  Charity manages the Foster Closet in our area. If you have questions regarding Foster’s Closet, please contact Charity.  For questions regarding the shower donations, please contact Dawn Christner.

Child Dedication Sunday:
We will be offering an opportunity for child dedication on Mother’s Day, May 8th. If you would like to publicly dedicate your child (of any age) to the Lord, please pick up a registration form at the info desk and return it to the office by May 1st. Please email a photo of your child to

Summer VBS:
Save the Date! Vacation Bible School will take place June 13-17 from 5:45-8:00pm. VBS is for children 4 years through 3rd grade. We will need many volunteers to help in various areas to make VBS a success. Sign ups for both children and volunteers are available in the foyer. VBS is a great opportunity for outreach in our community, so sign your children up and encourage them to invite a friend or neighbor!

New Playground Coming Soon:
Great News!  New Life is getting a new and improved playground for our kids!  A family from the NLF body has donated a portion of the cost for a full-scale playground.  Plans are being made for a final date for installation, and this is where NLF comes in – we’d love to make this a NLF project for our church body.  Be on the lookout for final dates and more details on how you can help – Coming Soon!

Ladies Spring Bible Study:
All ladies are invited to join a new Women’s Bible study beginning on Monday, April 18th at 10:00 am. This will be a 6-week Bible study entitled, “Finding I Am” by Lysa TerKeurst.You may sign up at the Women’s Desk in the foyer or contact Joyce Brown for more information. (Please note that there will not be an evening Bible Study for this session.)

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 the book of Romans. 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.

Men’s Prayer:
Men’s Prayer breakfast meets on Thursday mornings at 6:00 am. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Russ.

Attendance Report from Sunday, April 10:
1st Service: 68
2nd Service: 163
Children’s Ministry: 78
Total Attendance: 309

On the Calendar:
Monday, April 18 Ladies Spring Bible Study (10:00 am)
Wednesday, April 20: Body Life 7:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, April 21: Men’s Prayer (6:00 am at NLF)
Sunday, April 24: Life:Start Welcome Lunch (following 10:30 am worship service)
Sunday, May 8: Mother’s Day/Child Dedication
Sunday, May 15: Preschool Grad Recognition
Sunday, May 29: Senior Recognition
Monday-Friday, June 13-17 VBS 5:45- 8:00pm
Sunday June 19: Father’s Day