New Life Fellowship | Topeka, IN

October 14, 2021


This Sunday, October 17th, there will be two services at 9:00 and 10:30am.
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.

Parenting in a Digital Age:
The “Parenting in the Digital Age” Seminar is this Friday, Oct. 15th and Saturday Oct.16th. Our speaker will be Derry Prenkert who has over 20+ years of student ministry experience and youth culture. Dinner will be provided both days at 5:45 and the programming will be from 6pm to 8:30pm; teaching content will be different on Friday and Saturday, so you will want to attend both nights if at all possible. We HIGHLY recommend that you make the time and effort to attend this weekend seminar as it will be valuable to not just parents and parents-to-be, but to grandparents or anyone who works with children and students. For more information see Jordan Pearson or Kerin Miller.

It’s Time to Pray!
NLF needs direction on how our church family can be faithfully connected to one another. Everyone is invited to join us for a corporate time of prayer on Wednesday November 3, 10, & 17, from 6:15-7:15pm in the sanctuary.  Let’s truly make God’s house a house of prayer (Isaiah 56:7). Let’s seek God’s leadership. Let’s give the Holy Spirit space to guide us in our next steps. You don’t have to be a “professional pray-er” to come. All our welcome and encouraged to come!

Celebration Lunch:
In response to our 3 weeks of prayer, on Sunday November 21st we will have an all-church lunch to celebrate God’s faithfulness to New Life! Leadership from Nappanee Missionary Church will join us during both worship services to celebrate God’s answers to prayer in establishing New Life Fellowship Church and our opportunity to be debt free!

Prayer Warriors Needed:
Youth ministries needs a few more prayer warriors! If you have not been contacted and would love to pray for one or two of our teens, please call or text Jodi Wisler. Jodi will give you a name and all you need to do is pray for that teen by name once a week or as often as you can. You will be informed now and then of what they need prayer for. We have a total if 120 teens right now that are involved in our Wednesday night youth ministry. We need 15-20 more warriors to cover each of them in prayer. Thank you so much for lifting up our teens to our God Almighty.

Operation Christmas Child:
Please visit the table in our foyer to pick up a box for Operation Christmas Child (a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse). At the table you will find instructions on to how to fill the box, along with mailing labels, and examples of items to include in your box. Please include $9.00 shipping in an envelope inside your box (cash or check made out to Samaritan’s Purse). You may also track your box by scanning the QR code on the label. If you have questions about this project, please contact Cathy Frey (260) 463-6107.

Trunk or Treat Event:
Our Trunk-Or-Treat event will be on Wednesday, October 27 (6:30-8pm). We are looking for individuals who would be willing to provide a themed trunk and hand out candy to the children. Our goal is to have 20-25 trunks this year. If you are interested in providing a trunk, but need help with a theme or decorations, the church has items that you can use (contact Becky Hunsberger). Please sign up by October 24th at the Info Desk; all trunk themes will need to be Christian friendly and approved by NLF staff. Also, if you would like to donate candy for this event, there are bins at the Info Desk and in the Kid’s Ministry hallway. Set up for this event will be from 5-6pm; pizza will be provided for volunteers as they set up their trunks. This is a great chance to reach out to our community, so spread the word and bring your friends and neighbors!

Life:Start Luncheon:
We will be having a welcome lunch on Sunday, October 31st 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. You may sign up at the Info Desk or use this link to sign up on line:

Attendance Report from October 10th:
1st service:78
2nd service 151
Kid’s Country 79
Total Attendance= 308

On the Calendar:
Friday & Saturday, October 15 & 16: Parenting in a Digital Age (5:45-8:00pm)
Wednesday, October 27: Trunk or Treat Event (6:30-8 pm)
Sunday, October 31: Life:Start Lunch (following 10:30am service)
Wednesday Nov. 3, 10, 17: A Call to Prayer (6:15-7:15pm)
Wednesday, Nov. 17: Volunteer Appreciation Open House (3:30-6:30pm)
Sunday, Nov. 21: All-church Celebration Lunch (following the 10:30am service)