New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

April 21, 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.
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.

We had a great time together at our first Body Life meeting on Wednesday evening! Groups are still open if you would like to be a part of Body Life. A light meal is served at 6:30 pm followed by Body Life small groups and age appropriate activities for all children, preteens, and students from 7-8:00 pm. If you would still like to sign up for Body Life please respond to this email or contact Becky Hunsberger. 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. There is a list of needed items at the information table and a box set up in the foyer. Place your donated items in the box (from now until May 15) and we will make sure to get the items to Charity Bontrager. 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

Unite for Levi Fund Raiser:
There will be a pancake and sausage fundraiser and silent/live auction on Saturday, May 21st from 4-8 pm at the Farmstead Inn Event Pavilion. All proceeds will benefit Levi Parker and his family with his ongoing cancer treatment. This Sunday there will be sign-ups available at the Info Desk with various ways you can be involved. If you would like to donate an item for the Silent or Live Auction or need more information, please email

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!

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 is an open group that meets on Thursday mornings at 6:00 am. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Russ.

New Addition to the Family:
Congratulations to Orvan and Carolyn Schlabach on the birth of their daughter, Grace Elizabeth, born on April 14th! Grace is also welcomed by big brother, Camden.

Attendance Report from Sunday, April 17:
1st Service: 171
2nd Service: 243
Children’s Ministry: 91
Total Attendance: 505

On the Calendar:
Sunday, April 24: Life:Start Welcome Lunch (following 10:30 am worship service)
Monday, April 25 Ladies Spring Bible Study (10:00 am)
Wednesday, April 27: Body Life 7:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, April 28: Men’s Prayer (6:00 am at NLF)
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