New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

January 5, 2023

Happy New Year New Life! Here are the Announcements for this week:

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:
Round Tables With Jesus will resume meeting this Sunday, Jan. 8th. Everyone is invited to join this 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 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 now available.

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

Men’s Ministry:
Man Up will resume meeting on Monday, January 9th at 6:30 pm. For more information please contact Tony Bontrager.
Men’s Prayer will resume meeting on Thursday, January 12th at 6:00 am. For more information please contact Russ Hunsberger.

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. An NLF 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. 1, 2023
One Service: 186

On the Calendar:
Monday, Jan. 9: Man Up 6:30 pm
Thursday, Jan. 12: Men’s Prayer 6:00 am
Monday, Jan. 16: Ladies Bible study 10:00 am
Wednesday, Feb. 1: Body Life 7:00 pm (Meal at 6:15 pm)