Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Thank You note from the Hendersons

To our dear friends at New Life,

Wow! An American Express gift card! That's a first for us. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and love and generosity. We will enjoy spending it on something special. Thank you, too, for your prayers as Dave goes through chemo and future surgery.

God has blessed us in many ways and has sustained us by His grace through your prayers.

With love,

Dave and Sherie

Combined Service Recap

The Lord blessed New Life Church on Sunday when we were together with New Life Oregon City at West Linn High School. The singing was inspiring and the response to God's word was sincere and heartfelt.

Some things happen when you put multiple congregations together that are unique. All of us realized that God is doing something bigger in our midst than we experience week-to-week.

One woman from Oregon City discovered that her boss went to church in West Linn. We had two different high school reunions, one from Canby and another from West Linn. Classmates saw each other for the first time in years.

Thanks to those who served behind the scenes with children and refreshments, ushering and parking.

I trust the Lord will continue to raise our sights for what He wants to do through us.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Time / Place Change Tomorrow

Don't forget that we are meeting at the West Linn High School Auditorium at 10:00 am. tomorrow, March 29. New Life Church Oregon City will be joining us, too. It should be a very fun service. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Piano

We have a new piano in the sanctuary at our Riverfalls building. A church member saw our elder's update that expressed our desire to replace the piano we use each week and generously gave us theirs! Ironically, we won't use it this Sunday since we'll be at West Linn High School. As the husband of one of the pianists who's going to really enjoy this . . . THANK YOU SO MUCH.

We moved the other one downstairs and are trying to get rid of the upright grand in the multi-purpose room. If you are interested, please contact Judy in the main office.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Recession -- What Recession?

While many indicators point to a world-wide recession, one overlooked indicator would cause you to ask, "What recession?" The generosity of God's people does not show any sign of letting up on account of the external economic environment.

I just received word from Pregnancy Resource Center that New Life Church has given $1156.10 to date. We began our annual "baby bottle drive" on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Thank you for your generosity.

If that were all, it would represent well a generous church, but there's more! Below is a video of the middle school auction which supports Dalit Children in India. You can read Scott Haugen's account of it underneath the video.

Over 65 excited New Life members and visitors from the ages of 8 to 80 gathered for our 4th Annual Middle School Auction to raise money to support the Dalit Children and the Buhlers on March the 4th.

All the items and services for the auction were contributed by Middle School students and other members. It was commented that, "the Middle Schoolers have really learned that giving of what you have in the way of services like mowing lawns, or possessions like a bike you love, can be used by God for His Kingdom work!"

The Middle School class has adopted two Dalit students about their same age to provide food, clothing and schooling. Their prayer is that the Alok and Sowjayna will have a chance to hear about Jesus and get an education that will allow them to rise above the caste system in India that holds them down.

The first year the Auction raised $400. Our goal was to double that the second year, and through sacrificail giving and generous patrons that was accomplished. Last year we raised $1032 and this year it was amazingly doubled again to $2081!

Please take 4 minutes to look at the video to see some of the highlights from the Auction!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Combined Service March 29

We are looking forward to a service with both locations of New Life Church in West Linn and with New Life Church Oregon City at the West Linn High School Auditorium, March 29th, at 10:00am. We'll have childcare for children 4 years and under in the Riverfalls campus building. We'll have coffee there, too, in the new coffee bar. Hope you can join us.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

1 John Message #5

You can't love with your eyes shut, 1 John 2:7-14, Matt Vorhees, March 15, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Do You Have a Bookcase to Donate?

The Children's Library is in need of a like-new bookcase to be used to house books and videos available for check-out. If you have one you are willing to donate, please contact Joeleen Montgomery.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Robert Holladay Memorial

Bob Holladay, husband of Louise Holladay, passed away on Saturday, March 7th, 2009. His memorial service will be held at New Life Church Riverfalls on Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 p.m. Bob leaves behind numerous children and grandchildren, including daughter Peggy Pricer, a member at our Robinwood campus, and son Rick Holladay, our missionary with CRESCENDO ministries in Germany.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Ignite Website

Ignite Youth MinistriesThere are a few new things to check out from Ignite Youth Ministries, the high school ministry of New Life Church. Click here to visit the Ignite website homepage to check out the status of the Wednesday Night Life series. Click here to access the "Ministries" area of the website to check out the addition of a monthly Student Ministry Opportunity at Shepherd's Door (scroll to the bottom of the page). Click here for the March 2009 edition of the Ignite Newsletter if you haven't already.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Know You Know! 1 John #4

Know You Know, 1 John 2:3-6, March 8, 2009

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Student Excellence at New Life Church

There are many extraordinary high school students at New Life Church. Here is an example of one. Lukas Woltjer is competing in a robotics competition at the Colosseum in Portland this weekend. The image to the left is picture of his team's robot. It can move, pick up stuff and weighs around 140 lbs. You'll have to go to the Colosseum this weekend to see what else it can do!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

Ignite Newsletter - March 2009

Ignite Youth MinistriesThe March 2009 edition of the Ignite Newsletter has been published. Click here to check it out. Enjoy!