New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

January 12, 2023


Beginning this Sunday, January 15, our regular Sunday morning livestream will originate from our Youtube Channel.  This change helps improve what we can offer in our livestream.  You will still be able to access the livestream on our website ( and our Facebook page. Please note that Facebook will not have the live stream as in the past, but will display a link to direct you to our actual livestream.  Here is the direct link for the livestream on Sunday:

Foster Families Appreciation Dinner:

On Saturday, Jan. 28th, New Life will be hosting an appreciation dinner for foster families in LaGrange County. This is an evening of food and fellowship. It is also an evening of “thanks” to the foster families of our community. We need your help New Life! There are many ways you can plug in and help with this event. There are sign up sheets in the foyer with a list of the needs for the evening. If you have any question, please contact Jasmin Miller or Dawn Christner.

Night To Shine Community Event:

Night To Shine is an unforgettable prom experience for individuals with special needs. This year, Night To Shine will be held on Feb. 10th at 6:00 pm at the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center. New Life has been invited to participate. Many buddies will be needed! A buddy is paired with a guest with special needs; it’s a rewarding evening for all involved. You don’t need any special skills…just be there and have fun! Volunteers are also needed to help serve food. Any questions; please contact Wilma Miller. If you would like to be a part of this event, please register at

Round Tables With Jesus:
Everyone is invited to join Round Tables With Jesus, a Bible study that meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:15 am in the Meeting Place. Herman Yoder and Mark Sharick are leading this Bible Study on Revelation. 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.

Life:Start Welcome Lunch:
We will be having a welcome lunch on Sunday, January 29th following the 10:30am service. If you are newer to the New Life church family or would like to know more about the ministries of NLF, we invite you to come to this time of food and fellowship as the staff shares different ways to get involved and connected at New Life. Please sign up at the Info Desk.

Ladies Winter Bible Study:
Beginning January 16th, there will be a 6-week bible study, Waymaker by Ann Voskamp, on Monday mornings from 10:00 am-Noon. Sign up at the Women’s Desk. Books are available at the Women’s Desk as well.

Body Life:
Body Life small groups will resume meeting on Wednesday, February 1st.

A Note About the Winter Weather:
Throughout the winter months, if our services need to be cancelled due to the weather, you will find this information on NLF Facebook page, WNDU TV station, and on the church website. A text will also be sent to those who have provided their mobile phone number and carrier. Thank you!

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!

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 Report:
Jan. 8, 2023:
1st Service: 82
2nd Service: 193
Children’s Ministry: 97
Total Attendance: 372

Financial Report:

Giving Jan. 8: $4,396.00
Average YTD Weekly Giving for 2023: $4294.00
Needed to Meet Weekly Budget: $10,151.00

On the Calendar:
Monday, Jan. 16: Man Up 6:30 pm
Monday, Jan. 16: Ladies Bible study 10:00 am
Thursday, Jan. 19: Men’s Prayer 6:00 am
Saturday, Jan. 28: Foster Family Appreciation Dinner
Wednesday, Feb. 1: Body Life 7:00 pm (Meal at 6:15 pm)