New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

Life:Talk Newsletter Feb. 23, 2023


Missions Opportunity/Disaster Cleanup:
The NLF missions team is looking into the possibility of forming a trip for adults to do disaster cleanup through Samaritans Purse. We are assuming that spring will create a need and although we do not have dates, we would like to get a list of those interested in going. The duration of the trip would be 4-5 days. The cost is just the travel there and back; no experience needed. Once a list is formed we can get a group pre-approved to serve whenever Samaritan’s Purse makes us aware of a need. For more information please contact Brian Miller. Thanks!

Body Life:
Body Life small groups are now meeting on Wednesday evenings 7-8:00 pm. A meal is served at 6:15 pm. Child care is provided and there are activities for all ages. We have added an additional time slot for those who prefer Sunday morning. The Sunday morning Body Life group meets 9:15-10:15 am. It’s not too late to jump in! Contact Russ Hunsberger for more information. Sign ups are available at the Info Desk or by using this link

Connect Retreat:

It’s our Connect Preteen Retreat time! Permission slips and registration forms have been handed out, but if you haven’t received them please contact Kerin Miller (260.318.1900). This retreat is for our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade class. We will once again be going to Prairie Camp for the weekend of March 10-12th. Cost is $30. Please turn forms in to Kerin Miller.

Family Game Night:
This Friday, February 24th at 6:30 pm, we will be having a Family Game Night at the church. Bring a favorite game and snack and join us for a fun time of playing various card and board games. For more information, contact Russ Hunsberger. Sign up is available at the Info Desk.

CPC Baby Bottle Drive:
Don’t forget to return your CPC Baby Bottle this Sunday, Feb. 26th. Your loose change will allow Compassion Pregnancy Center to continue caring for mothers and babies, and in so doing, honor the sanctity of life. You may bring your filled baby bottle to the Information Desk. Thank you!

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 library. 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.

Sunday Morning Livestream:
If you desire to watch the Sunday morning livestream, it now originates from our NLF Youtube Channel.  This change helps improve what we can offer in our livestream.  You may still 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:

Counseling Services Available:
We now have a professional 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!

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!

Attendance Report:
Feb. 19, 2023:
1st Service: 108
2nd Service: 200
Children’s Ministry: 105
Total Attendance: 413

Financial Report:
Giving Total Feb. 19: $12,561.53
Average YTD Weekly Giving for 2023: $7,629.16
Needed to Meet Weekly Budget: $10,151.00
*Copies of the NLF January Financial Summary are available at the Info Desk.

On the Calendar:
Friday, Feb. 24: Family Game Night (6:30 pm)
Wednesday, Mar. 1: Body Life 7:00 pm (Meal at 6:15 pm)
Thursday, Mar. 2: Men’s Prayer 6:00 am
March 10-12: Preteen Retreat at Prairie Camp