New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

December 1, 2022


All Church Caroling:
If you would like to go Christmas caroling this year we will meet at the church at 5:00 this Sunday, December 4th.  Groups will go to Shipshewana and Topeka.  There is a sign up sheet in the foyer. If you have questions, ask Jessica Mast or Cathy Frey.

Ladies Christmas Sock Exchange:

The NLF Women’s 3C ministry will be having a sock exchange on Tuesday Dec. 6th from 6:30-8:00 pm. If you would like to participate, please bring 2 pairs of colored/patterned socks; fill 1 pair with small gifts and treats to exchange and a second pair to donate to the LaGrange County Food & Clothes Basket. Please sign up at the Women’s ministry desk in the foyer.

Would you like to adopt a family for Christmas? This year New Life will again be adopting families in need from the Westview school district. If interested please contact Michelle Sharick.

Poinsettias for Christmas:
If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one, please stop by the Info Desk to sign up by this Sunday, December 4th. The poinsettias are $15 and will be displayed on the stage beginning December 11th and you may take them home after the Christmas Eve service. Thanks!

Blue Christmas Service:
This year we invite you to participate in a community service at Maple City Chapel on Wednesday, December 21st at 6:30 pm. The Blue Christmas Service is a quiet, candlelight service, where the community gathers together in the midst of challenges and struggles to acknowledge grief and loss while offering comfort and hope in Christ. This service is not just for those facing challenges. All are welcome to gather on December 21st, the longest night of the year, and bear witness that for some everything has changed. Your quiet attendance will add healing and comfort to those who are struggling to face the holidays.

End of Year Giving:

If you would like to make a year end contribution to New Life Fellowship, you may send a check to: New Life Fellowship PO Box 399 Topeka IN 46571 or you may visit the church website ( to make an on-line donation.

Offering Envelopes:
The new 2023 offering envelopes are available for pick-up in the foyer. If you do not currently have numbered envelopes and would like a set, please visit the Info Desk. If you would like more information about electronic giving, online giving, or if you have any questions about giving, please contact Becky Hunsberger (

Counseling Services Available:
We are excited to announce that we now have a counselor available on-site at NLF on Wednesday evenings. Shannon Cross is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate who will use our building to provide counseling services by appointment. If interested please contact Shannon Cross directly at (574) 536-5285. Thank you!

Man Up:
On Monday evenings (6:30 pm) at New Life, Tony Bontrager is leading our men in small groups as they focus in on the Conquer Series:  The Battle for Purity.  Join with other men in this course to be equipped with the tools we need to help ourselves and other men in the fight for our pursuit of purity. For more information please contact Tony Bontrager.

Spring Break Missions Trip Opportunity:
Do you have plans for Spring Break? Michelle Sharick will be leading a team to Jamaica from April 1-8, 2023. We will be visiting and staying at Caribbean Christian Center of the Deaf. It will be a week of loving on deaf children and supporting the staff. We will also have some opportunities for some work projects. If interested please reach out to Michelle Sharick. If you are under 18 years old you will need a parent to go along.

Attendance Nov. 27, 2022:
1st Service: 87
2nd Service: 166
Children: 95
Total Attendance= 348

Financial Report:
Giving Nov. 27: $10,902.00
Average YTD Weekly Giving for 2022: $9061.68
Needed to Meet Weekly Budget: $10,275.00

On the Calendar:
Sunday, Dec. 4: Christmas Caroling (5:00 pm)
Tuesday Dec. 6: Ladies Christmas Sock Exchange (6:30-8:00 pm)
Saturday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service (6:00 pm)
Sunday, Dec. 25: One Worship Service at 10:30 am
Sunday, Jan. 1: One Worship Service at 10:30 am