New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

December 16, 2021

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

This Sunday, December 19th, there will be two services at 9:00 and 10:30am.
There will be coffee and light refreshments between the two services.
We will take a moment to reflect on the fourth Sunday of Advent.
The service will be live streamed on FaceBook and on the church website nlf-online.church 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.


End of Year Giving:
NLF is so thankful for the generous support of it’s people! This year, through your generous gifts and the faithfulness of God, our church has become debt free! Praise God! We look forward to all that God has planned for us in the new year as we continue to follow His leading for NLF. 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 (nlf-online.org) to make an online donation. Thank you for your generous support of New Life Fellowship! Your donations allow God’s work to continue to expand in this community and beyond!

Offering Envelopes:
The new 2022 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 (becky@nlf-online.org).


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. The poinsettias will be displayed on the stage and you may take them home after the Christmas Eve service. Thanks!

 
Connect Preteen Ministry Report:
The preteens were able to adopt and buy gifts for 4 families (17 individuals) this Christmas!! They also supplied warm gloves for many children at the Westview Elementary school. Thank you for your generous donations to the pumpkin wagon this fall and a few “extra” donations recently that made this possible! Also a big thanks to Kerin Miller and Julie and Barry Wiard for their investment in our preteens and all their hard work to help accomplish this ministry to families in our community.


Christmas Eve Service:
On Friday, December 24th we will be having our annual Christmas Eve service at 6 pm. Come early at 5:45 and enjoy a hot cocoa bar and prelude music. This will be a special evening as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, sing Christmas carols, and prepare our hearts for Christmas Day. We will also celebrate communion together and end our service with the traditional candle lighting.

Share Your Christmas Greeting:
We would like to provide an opportunity for you to share your family Christmas card with the NLF Church family. Simply email a copy of your Christmas card or any picture of your family to chrisreed@nlf-online.org and we will scroll these photos at our Christmas services. Photos need to be submitted by December 20th. Thank you!


Kids Country Parents/Grandparents:
Sunday, Dec. 26 will be a fun day for our kids Pre-K thru 3rd grade.  Even though it is the day after Christmas, we encourage the kids to come dressed in their favorite Christmas attire (formal, fun, etc.)  As we celebrate Jesus’ birth, we will have Christmas goodies to eat and some special activities for your kids.

PASSION Conference 2022:
Once again our 18-25 year old adults will be traveling to Atlanta GA for the Passion Conference January 1-4, 2022. This conference has been life changing for our young adults in the past. At a time when major decisions are being made in their lives, this has helped steer them in the right direction and we expect this year’s conference to do the same.   This conference does come with a cost though. There are tickets to be purchased, rooms to rent, vans to rent, gas for vans, and parking fees in the city. We have asked those attending to pay for their ticket which is $100+ along with an additional $50 to help cover the costs.   As many of those going are paying for college, this can be a burden and we do not want this to keep someone from attending. We are trying to keep their cost at a minimum. If you would be interested in helping this group get to Atlanta, we are currently accepting donations to make this happen.  If you have questions, please see Steve or Jaynee Christner or call 260-350-4225. Thanks so much for helping us get to The Passion!


Round Tables with Jesus:

Beginning on Sunday January 9th, Herman Yoder and Mark Sharick will be offering a time to connect, “Round Tables with Jesus” a Bible study which will meet from 9:30-10:15am on Sunday mornings in the Meeting Place. They will be going through the book of Romans. All are invited! For more information, please contact Herman Yoder or Mark Sharick.

Attendance Report from December 12th:
1st service: 115
2nd service: 157
Kid’s Country 58
Total Attendance= 330


On the Calendar:
Friday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service 6pm
Sunday, Dec. 26: One Service at 10:30 am
Sunday, Jan. 2: One Service at 10:30 am
Sunday, Jan. 9: Round Tables with Jesus (9:30-10:15am)