New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

This Sunday there will be two services at 9:00 and 10:30 am.
We will recognize our Preschool Graduates during the 10:30am worship service.
There will be coffee and light refreshments between the two services.
The service will be live streamed on FaceBook and on the church website 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.

Opportunity to Serve Youth in our Community:
Meals of Hope (a ministry of Reason 4 Hope) is a food program that serves youth in our area by providing meals and snacks for them during the summer.  This program started 2 years ago to help children who were dealing with food insecurity in their households and includes all 3 school systems in the county this year. If you would like to help pack meals, contact Dawn Christner.  If you would like to help financially or have additional questions, contact Kim Hays or Sonja Giggy.  There are also flyers at the info table with more information. Thank you!

Foster’s Closet Shower:
Don’t forget to bring your donations for the Foster’s Closet shower this Sunday. Foster’s Closet receives donations of children’s clothing, diapers, coats, shoes, and many other items and makes them available to our local foster families. Please place your donated items in the box in the foyer this Sunday, May 15th. If you have questions regarding Foster’s Closet, please contact Charity Bontrager.  For questions regarding the shower donations, please contact Dawn Christner.

Unite for Levi T-Shirts & Fundraiser:
If you ordered a Unite for Levi T-shirt and have received it yet, you may pick it up this Sunday at NLF. The pancake and sausage fundraiser and silent/live auction will be on Saturday, May 21st from 4-8 pm at the Farmstead Inn Event Pavilion. All proceeds will benefit Levi Parker and his family with his ongoing cancer treatment. Help is still needed in various areas. There are sign-ups available at the Info Desk. If you would like to donate an item for the Silent or Live Auction or need more information, please email

Father’s Day Event:
This year on Father’s Day, June 19th, there will be a car wash offered for all fathers sponsored by our teens and preteens. Dads may park their car in a designated area and it will be washed while they attend either worship service. Hotdogs will be served as well.

Wednesday Evening Body Life:
We currently have 8 small groups that are meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm. Groups are still open if you would like to be a part of Body Life. A light meal is served at 6:30 pm and there are age appropriate activities for all children, preteens, and students. If you would like to sign up for Body Life, please respond to this email or contact Becky Hunsberger. Next Wednesday will be the last meeting for this session.

Senior Recognition Sunday:
We will honor our high school graduates on Sunday, May 29th.  If you have a senior you would like to honor, please stop by the info desk and fill out a registration form and return it to the church office by May 22nd. Please email a photo of your student to

Junior/Senior High Summer Camp:
Summer camp will be June 23-26 at Beulah Beach Camp in Vermilion, Ohio. This camp is for all students currently in 6th-12th grade and will include one day at Cedar Point. The cost is $300 by June 1st.  Registration forms are available at the Info Desk. If you would like to assist a student financially to go to summer camp, please contact Pastor Jordan.

Summer VBS:
Vacation Bible School will take place June 13-17 from 5:45-8:00pm. VBS is for children 4 years through 3rd grade. We still need volunteers to help in various areas. Please contact Pastor Russ if you would like to find a spot to serve. Sign ups for both children and volunteers are available in the foyer. VBS is a great opportunity for outreach in our community, so sign your children up and encourage them to invite a friend or neighbor! Online registration is now available; please use this link

Ladies Summer Bike Rides:
Throughout the summer our Women’s Ministry will offer bike rides on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm. Each week the ride will start at a different location. All women are invited to participate and bring a friend! The first bike ride will be Monday, June 6th at 6:30 pm on the Pumpkinvine Trail. Sign up is available at the women’s ministry desk. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Kay Simmons or Kim Taylor.

Round Tables with Jesus:
Everyone is invited to join “Round Tables with Jesus”, a 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 the book of Romans. 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.

Men’s Prayer:
Men’s Prayer breakfast is an open group that meets on Thursday mornings at 6:00 am. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Russ.

Attendance Report from Sunday, May 8:
1st Service: 152
2nd Service: 171
Children’s Ministry: 55
Total Attendance: 378

On the Calendar:
Sunday, May 15: Preschool Grad Recognition
Monday, May 16: Ladies Spring Bible Study (10:00 am)
Wednesday, May 18: Body Life 7:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, May 19: Men’s Prayer (6:00 am at NLF)
Sunday, May 29: Senior Recognition
Monday-Friday, June 13-17 VBS 5:45- 8:00pm
Sunday June 19: Father’s Day