New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

November 10, 2022

This Sunday there will be two services at 9:00 and 10:30 am.
The Little Sprouts Preschool will continue their Donut Fundraiser between the two services.
Pastor Drew Ryall will bring the morning message.
We will celebrate communion during both 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.

A BIG THANK YOU from our pastors!!
Pastor Drew & Molly, Pastor Russ & Becky, and Pastor Jordan or Jess would like to thank the elder team and the congregation for your cards, notes of encouragement, and generous gifts that they received during Pastor Appreciation month! Your acts of kindness and thoughtful gifts were such a blessing and greatly appreciated!! Thank you all for your love, support, and prayers!


Would you like to adopt a family for Christmas? This year New Life will again be adopting families in need from the Westview school district. If interested please contact Michelle Sharick.

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. If you are under 18 years old you will need a parent to go along.

End of Year Giving:
If you would like to make a year end contribution to New Life Fellowship, you may send a check to: New Life Fellowship PO Box 399 Topeka IN 46571 or you may visit the church website ( to make an on-line donation.

Thanksgiving Meal To-Go for our Community:
Due to the HUGE response we have had, we will be needing additional food items.  We have had 44 families respond for a total of 225 people so far! This meal is being offered as a drive-thru event on Monday November 21st between 4:00-6:30 pm.  Families will be given all the necessities to make a warm, quick, delicious meal!  This is a great opportunity to serve our community and we need your help!  The sign-up sheets are located on the table in the foyer.  For more information, contact Paige Lambright or Jasmin Miller.

Preschool Fundraiser:
Little Sprouts Preschool, a ministry of New Life Fellowship, will be having a donut fundraiser on Sunday, November 6th and November 13th here at church between the two worship services. There will be donuts available for a freewill donation. The preschool offers fundraisers each year to help in their goal of being self-sustaining. This is Little Sprouts 14th year preparing little ones for kindergarten, and teaching them of Jesus’ love for them. Thank you for your support of this valuable ministry!

Counseling Services Now 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. Thank you!

Wednesday Night Body:Life:
Body:Life small groups are meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm. Groups are open if you would like to be a part of Body Life. A light meal is served at 6:15 pm and there are age appropriate activities for all children, preteens, and students. If you would like to sign up for Body Life please visit the Info Desk or use this link: Thank you!

Man Up:
On Monday evenings (6:30 pm) at New Life, Tony Bontrager is leading our men in small groups as they focus in on the Conquer Series:  The Battle for Purity.  Join with other men in this course to be equipped with the tools we need to help ourselves and other men in the fight for our pursuit of purity. For more information please contact Tony Bontrager.

Leaf Raking Project:
Come join us this Saturday, November 12th as we lend a hand to those in our Body and community by taking care of their leaves. This is a great way to help your kids learn what it means to serve others, just as Jesus served. Meet in the NLF cafe at 8:00 am. Bring rakes, blowers, tarps, etc. Contact Steve Christner for questions or more information.

NLF Workday:
Looking for an area to serve?  On Saturday, November 19th we are planning a church workday starting from 8:00 am through noon. There are multiple items that need addressed including kitchen deep cleaning, sanctuary chair repair, etc.  If the weather is decent, we may address a few needed outdoor items as well. See the sign-up sheet in the foyer for additional details.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Soles For Jesus:
Our Preteens are collecting new or gently used shoes for their service project “Soles For Jesus”.  There is a box in the foyer for you to drop your donations in!  We’re collecting walking sandals and tennis shoes which will be sent to Africa. Would you consider helping us reach our goal of 477 pairs of shoes? We are also collecting donations to help with shipping costs (estimated to be about $1000 for this amount of shoes). If you would like to help with the shipping cost, please place your money in an envelope marked “Soles for Jesus” and drop it in any offering box. Thank you!

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 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.

Operation Christmas Child:
Shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child need to be returned this Sunday, November 13th, to the table in the foyer. If you have questions about this project, please contact Cathy Frey.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: NLF now has a new phone number!
Due to on-going issues with our church phone, New Life Fellowship now has a new phone number. It is (260) 977-9588. Thank you!

Attendance Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022:
1st Service: 87
2nd Service: 192
Children: 101
Total Attendance= 380

Financial Report:
Giving Nov. 6: $14,950.00
Average YTD Weekly Giving for 2022: $9037.90
Needed to Meet Weekly Budget: $10,275.00

On the Calendar:
Saturday, November 12: Leaf Raking Project (8:00 am)
Monday, November 14: Beth Moore/”David: Seeking A Heart Like His” (10:00-11:45 am)
Monday, November 14: Man Up Conquer Series (6:30 pm)
Wednesday, November 16: Body Life (7:00 pm)
Thursday, November 17: Men’s Prayer Breakfast (6:00 am)
Saturday, November 19: NLF Work Day (8am-noon)
Monday, November 21: Thanksgiving Meal-To-Go (4:00-6:30 pm)