- We will be talking to Renee Helmkamp during the morning service about her calling to begin a full time ministry in the Dominican Republic. Renee is currently in the process of raising support so that she can begin a three-year term with Students International. She will be serving the Lord by ministering to children through special education. New Life is excited to send one of our own into the mission field! Please prayerfully consider how God is calling you to support Renee with your prayers and financial resources. Details will be given on Sunday on how to join her support team.
- We will celebrate the second Sunday of Advent and Pastor Drew will begin teaching his sermon series entitled, “In Him”.
New Life is providing an opportunity for you to purchase a poinsettia in honor of a loved one. The poinsettias cost $10 and will be displayed in the sanctuary for two weeks before Christmas. You will be able to take your poinsettia home on Dec. 24th. Please sign up at the info desk.
Kids’ Country Christmas Project
We will be collecting books and puzzles for the Boomerang Backpack program this Christmas. These gifts will be going home with the students (ages K-6th grade) as a gift before Christmas break. There will be a collection box in the Kids’ Country hallway. Please bring your donations by Sunday, Dec. 15th.
Topeka Food Pantry
New Life is in charge of filling the Topeka Food Pantry for the month of December. Many families in our community depend on this help from the Food Pantry! You can support them by donating non-perishable food items and supplies to the pantry. Please place your items in the large Christmas box in the foyer. Contact Vern Miller for more info (260) 350-1893.
ON THE SCHEDULE:
Volunteer Appreciation Open House
With sincere appreciation for your service, the NLF staff would like to invite you to join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Open House on Dec. 11th from 12-6pm. Refreshments will be provided. As a thank you, we have a small gift for you! We hope to see you on Dec. 11th!
Ladies, you are invited to help solve the mystery at the Ugly Sweater Christmas Mystery Party! If you’d rather just be a bystander and watch the mystery be solved, you’re still invited! Please join us on Friday, December 6th at 6:00pm for an evening full of fun, food, and fellowship! Please see the women’s ministry desk for sign-up and details.
NLF Christmas Schedule:
Wednesday, Dec. 11: Volunteer Open House (12-6pm)
Sunday, Dec. 22: 10am Service
Tuesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service (6-7pm)
Sunday, Dec. 29: 10am Service (no Children’s programming)