Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Grant B. and YFC

Grant Blomdahl’s a somewhat new name on New Life team. After spending last year in Oregon City with Aaron as an intern in the Teen Department, since November he’s been serving at the Riverfalls campus on Wednesday nights in the middle school group, on Sunday mornings with the worship team playing electric guitar and on Sunday nights doing anything and everything at re:Generātion. In addition to all that, Grant also serves with the Clackamas Area Youth for Christ. Here’s the latest update on what’s going on at the two clubs Grant leads (just click the image to enlarge it). If you’re interested in partnering with YFC, financially or in prayer, you can e-mail Grant at

Monday, March 29, 2010

Resurrection Sunday at New Life Church

New Life Church will be celebrating the Lord's Resurrection this Sunday, April 4th, 2010, at two different locations.

New Life Church Robinwood will be meeting at the Robinwood Campus at 10:00 a.m. for the Celebration Service following a 9:00 a.m. light breakfast.

New Life Church River Falls will meet at the West Linn High School Auditorium at 10:00. We will have a brunch following the service at the New Life Church building across the street from the auditorium. Please come and bring a friend!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Celebrate Recovery Two Year Anniversary Tonight!!

Celebrate Recovery at New Life Church began 2 years ago this March 20th and has grown and developed over time to what it is today--an amazing group of dedicated volunteers and a growing group of participants in the program. Here are a few things that have happened since we began:

  • We have heard testimonies of God's dramatic work in people's lives.
  • We have sent volunteers to Saddleback Church in CA. to the annual meeting.
  • We have seen growth in our own church body.
  • We have seen people come to Christ and be baptized.
  • We have seen a closeness that continues to develop among those that attend the Friday night event at New Life.
There is a connected faithful core group and an ever-changing attendance of people with "hurts and hangups" that are consistently fed by the word and by the teachings of Celebrate Recovery. This Friday night, Mar.26th we will meet as always at 6:30pm for dinner, music and teaching that has been one of the most successful outreaches in the history of our church. Come and see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone is Welcome.

(Thanks to Dianne Froode for this report).

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Middle School Auction Coming March 31st

It is time for our 5th Annual New Life Church Middle School Auction to raise money for our Dalit Missions Project. Come join us in the Fellowship Hall next Wednesday night, March 31st at 7 p.m. for pizza, a brief presentation of our missions project and then we will jump right in to the auction.

Many of you have donated items as well as "offers". You can view many of the items that will be auctioned on our web album.

Some of the "offers" that have been donated are:

A Tea Party for 6 catered by Judy Cochran including Tea, Sandwiches, Fruit and Scones
2 Separate Salmon Fishing trips!! One with Dave Froode and one with Jay Bettineski
A Photoshoot (individual or family) by Andie Haugen
A 3-student work team to come and work for 4 hours
Various baked goods
Music Lessons
A pool party for 15 by the Haugens
and others are coming in daily!
Also, please watch the 6 minute video that we made of our project. Many of the Middle School students share their thoughts on how the project has impacted them. You can find that on youtube.
If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please feel free to call Gay Haugen at 503-319-6438.
Thanks so much!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hiding God's Word in Your Heart

Is scripture memory a part of your devotional practice? Have you ever memorized 145 verses in one day? That's just what happened at the Awana Club's Ketch-Up Clinic this past Saturday. 21 children and 9 volunteers gathered for 3 hours to "ketch up" in their Awana hand books. They memorized verses, played games, and ate hot dogs with ketchup.

Want to learn more about this exciting ministry? Get your kids involved? Be a volunteer? Come visit us on Wednesday nights during the month of April. You can begin to hide God's word in your heart, get to know lots of new friends, and have a ton of fun!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Prayer meeting in Wilsonville

We are starting a new church and you can be a part of it. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the ministry in Wilsonville and contribute through prayer. Come see and pray in the building where we hope to hold worship services for this new church in the near future, 27960 SW Canyon Creek Rd. Wilsonville, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 18th. We'll pray together as we rely on God in His gospel work.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Update on Haiti Contributions

Raising funds for the relief effort in Haiti were led by our Treasureland children and resulted in a donation of $1,832.68 to Forward Edge International. Joe Anfuso from Forward Edge sent this heartfelt message:

Thank you to those at New Life Church whose hearts were touched by the overwhelming need in Haiti. Your giving will make a difference.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Spring Forward!

Don't forget to set your clock forward at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14th, or you'll be late for church!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

re:Generātion Launch

re:Generātion Promo from New Life Church on Vimeo.

re:Generātion exists to engage young adults in gospel-centered community focused on worship, mission and leadership development.

re:Generātion will begin gathering this Sunday night at the Riverfalls campus from 7:00-9:00pm (Life Groups will start at 6pm).

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Guatemala Team Report

This past Sunday evening several friends and family members gathered at the home of Art and Holly Foullon to hear a report from the Guatemala Mission Team. After sharing a meal together, the team shared how this mission trip had made an impact on them and the people they worked with. We saw lots of pictures of precious Guatemalan families. We heard stories of God doing amazing things.

One of the highlights was the opportunity the team had to lead a VBS with over 125 children. Randy Corbett led music. The team described what a joy it was to hear children singing with great gusto in a language they don't normally speak, led by people singing in a language they don't normally speak, all in praise to God. During the VBS the team was able to share the gospel by helping the children make their own Bibles writing Juan 3:16 inside. The team also conducted medical clinics and helped with construction projects, helping meet physical, as well as spiritual needs. Another highlight was the home visits that the team made to several Guatemalan families. Since this was the last visit our church will make to this area of Guatemala, there were bitter sweet goodbyes, with the promise of seeing one another again in eternity.

If you would like to hear more about the Guatemala Mission trip and how you can serve in short term missions, mark your calendar for our next Global Outreach Sunday, April 18th. The team will share some of their pictures and some testimonies that evening.

Monday, March 01, 2010

The Wrights on Mission

Today I would like to introduce you to the Wright family. Mike, Deb, and Samantha Wright have been attending New Life Church for about 1 year. I tell you about them today because they are planning a Spring Vacation that is bucking the trend. No hitting the ski slopes or spending lazy afternoons on the beach for this family. They are heading out on a Medical Mission Trip to St. Lucia with an organization called Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE). Here is a description of what they will be doing on the trip:

The March 2010 Short-term Medical Team Mission trip will provide compassionate health care as a means of evangelism. They will serve in several communities throughout the Island, working in partnership with the local Association of Baptist Churches. Although the St. Lucian Ministry of Health provides some care, many in outlying regions cannot access or afford this care. ABWE's team will coordinate with local personnel to ensure on-going care of both physical and spiritual needs for those seen. Extensive patient histories will be gathered to determine spiritual need. Those expressing interest in the message of salvation will be counseled. Those professing faith in Christ will be discipled by ABWE missionaries in cooperation with local evangelical churches.

This is an exciting adventure for the Wright family, and they need our help in few of ways:

  1. Pray for the Wrights and their team before and during their trip which will be March 18-29, 2010.
  2. The Wrights still need to raise about $1800 to finish paying for their expenses for this trip. If you have resources that could help meet this need, you can donate by clicking here, and designating your gift for "Wrights-St.Lucia".
  3. Their team is looking to bring several items with them. If you have access to any of these items please leave a comment on this post or call the church office 503-656-8600. The items are:
  • One pastor would like a large print Thompson Chain study Bible/ another, a KJV study Bible
  • 2- regular or cordless microphones (new or used)
  • KJV or NKJV Bibles
  • overhead transparencies for printers
  • pedestal speakers (2)
  • printer paper
  • school supplies:notebooks, pencils, crayons, college paper, etc.
  • school books, coloring books
  • deodorant, bath gel, sneakers sizes 5-10 (black)
  • children's shoes: size 2ff