Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Books and CDs Added to the Library

You'll find these new books and CD's in our library:

CD's Small Town Poet
Steven Curtis Chapman - Declaration
Nikki Leonti - Shelter Me
Damaris carbaugh -Giving My Life Away
Crystal Lewis -Beauty for Ashes
First Call -Sacred Journey
Deeper Still-A Day Like Today
Amy Grant - House of Love
Wayne Watson -How Time Flies
Courtney Spears-Redeemed
10 years -Africa Children's Choir
Michelle Tumes - Listen
Jaci Velasquez-Heavenly Place
Avalon-In a Different Light
Shannon Wexelberg-Faithful God
Damaris-Heart,Mind and Soul
Above the Noise-17 songs from Todays Top Christian Artists
All-4-One - and the music speaks

BOOKS
Shelly Beach-Precious Lord Take My Hand (Meditations for caregivers)-242B
Chapman, Gary-The Five Languages of Apology (How to experience healing in all your relationships)-158.2C
Chan,Francis-Forgotten God (Reversing our tragic neglect of the Holy Spirit)-231C
Chapman, Gary-ANGER(Handling a powerful emotion in a healthy way)-241.3C
Cloud,Dr. Henry-Boundaries with Kids (When to say yes, when to say no, to help your children gain control of their lives)-649C
Demint,Jim -Saving Freedom (We can stop America's slide into socialism) -323D
Dormon,Sara PH.D.-So you want to ADOPT...now what? -362.7
Eckman, David PH>D- Healthy Relationships (or singles & couples) - 248.4E
Englizian,Crosby H.-PACING the Shadows (When anxiety and faith collide) - 285E
Fischer, John -12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee (like me) (finding grace to live unmasked) - 248.4F
Greig, Doris W.-We Didn't Know They Where Angels (Discovering the gift of Christian hospitality)- 241G
Harris, Alex & Brett -Do Hard Things (a teenage rebellion against low expectations)-248.8H
Harris, Alex & Brett -Start Here (Doing hard things right where you are) -248.8H
Hingson, Michael-Thunder Dog (True story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust at ground zero) 974.7H
Jeremiah, Dr. David-What in the World Is Going On? (10 prophetic clues you cannot afford to ignore) - 236.9J
Leman, Dr. Kevin-Have a NEW Teenager by Friday (From mouthy and moody to respectful and responsible in 5 days) -306.8L
Martin,Jonathan-Giving Wisely(Killing with kindness or empowering lasting transformation?)254.8M
Metaxas,Eric - BONHOEFFER (Pastor, martyrdom prophet, spy)284.1M
Piper, John-Don't Waste Your Life (you are not your own for you were bought with a price, so glorify God in your body) - 248.4P
Piper, John - What JESUS demands from the world (All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me, Jesus) - 241.5P
Piper, John-BLOODLINES (Race,cross, and the Christian) - 270.08P
Platt, David -Radical (Taking back your faith from the American dream) - 261.1P
Rosenberg,Joel C. -Inside the Revolution (How the followers of Jihad,Jefferson & Jesus are battling to dominate the middle east and transform the world) 956.05R
Tada,. Joni Eareckson- HEAVEN (your real home) -236.24T

FICTION
LaHaye,Tim
The Mark (the beast rules the world)
Left Behind(a novel of the earth's last days)
Kingdom Come (the final victory)
Morris, Lynn (Cheney Duvall,MD series)
The Stars For a Light #1
Shadow of the Mountain #2
Toward the sunrising #4
Secret Place of thunder #5
In the Twilight, In the Evening #6
Island of the Innocent #7
Driven With the Wind #8
Rivers, Francine
Her Daughter's Dream
Her Mother's Hope
Sawyer, Kim Vogel
My Heart Remembers

Thank you to all who participated in Project Angel Tree


Thanks to everyone who participated in Project Angel Tree this year. Through your generosity we were able to share Christ’s love with 23 children of incarcerated parents. Thanks to each one of you who purchased gifts and to the drivers that took the gifts to the families. Your efforts mean so much to these families. Most inmates do not live near their children, making visits extremely rare. To receive a Christmas gift from an incarcerated parent helps strengthen the bond between parent and child and can lessen the hurt of not being together. Thanks to you, these families had a much merrier Christmas.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Lake Bible Church – Lake Oswego, OR, Pastor Jim Andrews

Global Partner: Western Seminary

  • Please pray that the Lord would raise up donors to the school and that they would give generously at the end of the year.
NLC Ministry: Men's Discipleship Ministry

Sunday, December 04, 2011


New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

  • Area Church: Happy Valley Baptist Church – Happy Valley, OR, Pastor Robert Vandiver
  • Global Partner: Stephanie Rogers – Josiah Venture
    • Praise: Our Thanksgiving Feast last weekend was a special time as 21 of us came around the table to share a meal together and all the things we are thankful for. There were also 3 new students! Many kids later mentioned how it was a great night for them and that they realized they have a lot to be thankful for. 
    •  Prayer: Pray that I can continue to have spiritual conversations with my girls and for the Holy Spirit to be revealing Himself to them. Two have been asking questions but their hearts don't seem fully engaged.
  • NLC Ministry: Transition Ministry

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Sunday, November 20, at our annual meeting for Budget and Elections, we recognized several individuals and couples who have served God at New Life Church for years. They have enable and brought about changes that we are enjoying. They have laid a foundation that we are still building from. Several are still actively engaged in ministry now. I do want to again say “Thank You!” to this group.

This group has served a long time at New Life, some of them for decades and they are at least 75 years of age. I hope they have many more years of fruitful and faithful service. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Bob & Bonnie Bruechert
  • Bill & Alma Coston
  • Ralph & Shirley Hanson
  • Al & Elsa Sutherland
  • Harold & Donna Wilson
  • George & Betty Nelson
  • Bob & Barbara Montgomery
  • Bill & Jeannette Kramer
  • George Milliken
  • Agnes Spidal
  • Colleen Mickelson
  • Phyllis Cooper
  • Pat Meyerdierk
  • Anita Austen
  • Joan Meyers
  • Eleanora Larson
  • Nancy Ross
  • Louise Holladay

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

  • Area Church: First Baptist Church – Gladstone, OR, Pastor Brian Early
  • Global Partner: Michele and Anna Gandolfo – Italian Ministries, USA
  • NLC Ministry: Coffee Creek Prison Ministry
    • Please pray for the inmates during the holiday times. 
    • Pray for a new ministry that is in the works, we need Department of Corrections  to approve it and assign a room and other obstacles that are involved in a new ministry. 
    • Pray for their sock drive (they are doing a sock drive for the homeless, many give their month salary $36 to $100).
    • Pray for Graduation coming up 11/30.
    • Pray for a Chapel for services

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Here is one of the most fundamental things i am thankful for about New Life Church:

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
1 Thessalonians 2:13

Have a wonderful and thankful day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Women's Holiday Gathering

With our busy schedules, it is difficult for the women of New Life Church to connect. That is why the Women's Holiday Gathering was put on the calendar. This event provides an opportunity for the ladies of the church to simply visit with one another in a relaxed, holiday setting. This is especially important in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Please join us on Thursday, December 1st at 7 p.m at New Life Riverfalls. Friends are welcome!

Monday, November 21, 2011

This Should Be Thanksgiving...But it is Black Friday!

If you are going to shop at Amazon for Black Friday, please do it here: Shop Amazon's Black Friday Week. The church benefits when you use our link. Thank you.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Why Do We Sing Hallelujah?

One of my favorite words to sing is "hallelujah." Often though, it's easy to sing words as tradition without knowing what they mean. John Piper recently wrote a brief blog post explaining the meaning of the word "hallelujah." I hope and trust this will come to your mind as we sing, and will help you fix your mind and affections on God.

"The English word “hallelujah” is a transliteration of two Hebrew words, hallelu and jah. The first word, hallelu, is the second person imperative of “praise.” The second word, “jah,” is the short form of Jahweh (or Yahweh).
So when we say, “Hallelujah!” we are exhorting others (people and angels) to join us in praising Yahweh.

What gives a punch to my singing, “Hallelujah,” is that Jah (=Yahweh) is not a generic word for God, but the personal name of the God of Israel.
To shout, “Hallelu Jah!” — “Praise Jah!” — is like standing in the council of the gods and boldly saying, “Not to you, Molech!” “Not to you, Baal!” “Not to you, Dagon!” “Not to you, Artemis!” “Not to you, Zeus!” But to Jah, and Jah alone, I give praise. And I call you to join me! Praise Jah!

And not only is Jah God’s personal name, but it is the one he gave himself to distinguish himself from all the gods. And it is thrilling in meaning.
When Moses asked God what name he should use to identify God in Egypt, God said, “I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14).

The name Yahweh is built on the words “I AM”. So God put his absolute, transcendent, self-sufficient being at the center of his identity. “All the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but Yahweh made the heavens” (Psalm 96:5).

So, the next time you sing “Hallelujah” pause for a split second between “hallelu” and “Jah” and say it like a name. We praise you . . . Jah! You are above all gods . . . Jah! Join me, all you heavenly hosts, and praise . . . Jah! He is! He simply, eternally, absolutely, independently, gloriously IS! Hallelu . . . Jah!

From Taylor Reavely

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Missions Minute

At New Life Church, we are privileged to support missionaries all around the world both prayerfully and financially, in an effort to see the good news of the gospel spread through the nations. The Global Outreach Team (G.O. Team) here at New Life has a mission of its own:

The Global Outreach (G.O.) committee will aim to personally involve every person in New Life Church for God's cause world‐wide, and challenge them to spread the news of Christ's excellence at home and around the world. (Matt. 28:19‐20)

Here are the missionaries New Life Church is currently partnered with:

  • Carmen Bryant – Campus Ambassadors, Missions Door

  • Brian and LaVonne Buhler – Humanitarian Development, South Asia

  • Michele and Anna Gandolfo – Ostia, Italy

  • Dan and Alice Simmons – WorldVenture Rome, Italy

  • Rick and Mary Beth Holladay – The Art Factory, Kandern, Germany

  • Calvin and Ruth Kim – WorldVenture, Beruit, Lebanon

  • Paul and Diana Mayhugh – WorldVenture, Macau, China

  • Paul and Beryl Metko – Americas West, Scappoose, Oregon

  • Stephanie Rogers – Josiah Venture, Slovenia

  • Skip and Ruth Sorensen – WorldVenture, Uganda

  • Rich and Cheri Strahm – Kiev, Ukraine

  • Bruce Tissell – WorldVenture, Teresina and Piaui, Brazil
The Missions Minute will spotlight a different missionary every month – highlighting the work God is doing through them and sharing their immediate prayer requests. If you would like to receive email updates from any of New Life's global partners, please send an email to office@newlifenw.com.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Barton Community Baptist Church – Boring, OR, Pastor Thom Turner

Global Partner: Carmen Bryant – Missions Door

  • Please pray for staffing needs for Missions Door.
  • Please pray for new financial partners to come alongside Missions Door.
NLC Ministry: Middle School
  • Praise the Lord for Brandon joining the MS leadership team. 
  • Praise the Lord for students who are all excited and committed to living lives sold out for the Lord. 
  • Please pray for friends and visitors to come to salvation.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of October 16th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Grace Church of Molalla – Molalla, OR. Pastor John Baker

Global Outreach Partner: Skip and Ruth Sorensen – World Venture, Kabale, Uganda

NLC Ministry: H2O

  • Pray for wisdom as this ministry seeks God's plan for the future and the leadership of H2O.
  • Pray that panhandlers and homeless people would get a sense of God's love for them through even the short contact of an H2O bag.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Books Added to the Library

The following books have been donated to the library:

Teen:
Why I Left the Contemporary Christian Music Movement by Lucarini, Dan.

Non-fiction:
Zondervan Handbook to the BIBLE
Nobody Don't Love Nobody by Bess, Stacey 371.96
Run with the Horses by Peterson Eugene H. 242.5
He Still Moves Stones by Lucado, Max 226
Eerdman's Handbook to The History of Christianity by Dowley, Dr. Tim 270
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by P:eterson Eugene H. 223
Mastering Worship by Hayford, Jack 264
Relational Christianity by Meeks, Steve231.7
How to have GREAT small-group Meetings by McBride, Neal E. 253
Too Busy NOT to Pray by Hybels, Bill 248.3

Fiction:
A Gathering of Finches by Kiorkpatrick
Assassins by LaHaye, Tim
Babylon Rising by LaHaye, Tim
The Price by Mills-Macias,Kathi
The Ransom by Mills-Macias, Kathi
Apollyon by LaHaye, Tim
The Indwelling by LaHaye, Tim
PAUL : A Novel by Wangerin, Walter Jr.
The Sacrifice by Whitlow, Robert

Child and Youth Worker Training and Appreciation Luncheon was a success!



At New Life Church, we prioritize the safety of our children and youth, which is why child safety training is mandatory for all workers. Thank you to all the workers who serve our children and youth and attended the annual child safety training on Sunday, October 9th. This year the event also included an appreciation luncheon to acknowledge the dedication of our workers. Cupcakes, like the one pictured above, were prepared by Dustin Hannifan. Several gentlemen, including members of our Elder team, served lunch to the guests at their tables. Childcare was provided by the pastoral staff, pictured above.

Darcey Philpot and Kristen Van Tuyl led the training sessions and two guest speakers from The Children's Center addressed the group. Twice as many workers attended the training this year than attended last year. A make-up session is scheduled for October 23rd.

(Thank you, Elaine Hochstettler and Rose Miller, for providing the photos.)

A Letter from Mike Polley






Mike Polley, who is serving in Afghanistan, sent us this update to share with the church:




Dear family and
friends,
We have reached the 10 month mark since we left Oregon. The weather
has cooled down to 60-70s for high and 40-50s for low. At 7,300 feet, we
could get snow before the end of the month. We are shipping some
nonessential items home. This has brightened everyone’s spirits knowing
the end is not too much further away. We should all be home before
Christmas (knock on wood).

One of our priorities has been to develop partnerships with the
Afghans. We are trying to come along side of them, work with and teach
them, so they can adequately take over for us when the US forces leave by
2014. Our interactions have been new, different, and at times, downright
uncomfortable. For example, most of our interactions are through
interpreters since none of us speak their language and only a very few of them
speak (broken) English. Sometimes you wonder if the intent of the message
is being translated correctly. Their customs and courtesies are different
from ours and they enjoy social events (you best not be in a hurry to accomplish
your agenda).
One common social event is eating. Yes, eating their food, prepared their way. There are no USDA regulatory agencies over here or food preparation inspections. While their food is filling and tastes good, you sometimes wonder how it was prepared. Some Soldiers have felt queasy after eating, some have thrown up, some have had diarrhea and some unlucky Soldiers have had all of the above. They don’t have dishwashers to sterilize the dishes. In most villages, there is no running
water to wash your hands prior to eating. So, it is uncomfortable to meet
and greet each other and then sit down to eat. Who knows where those hands
have been. Without furniture, you normally sit on the floor and eat with
your fingers because there are no eating utensils; plus you serve yourself from
community dipping bowls. The Afghans remove their shoes inside buildings
and sit cross-legged with their feet inches from the food. When they serve
their tea, you wonder where the water came from. Did I mention
flies? They are all over the place and on the food. I think you’re
getting the picture. Only the strong survive. The higher your rank,
the more likely you are to find yourself in this situation. That is where
the battalion commander (BC) and I come in. We often participate in these
events as it would be rude not to. I can say that the BC and I have pretty
good diets, exercise regularly, take vitamins and have decent immune
systems. So far, we have not gotten sick, but we are the exception (again,
knock on wood).
I’ve had 15 days off so far this year. That was my
required leave that I talked about in my last letter. Working 12 hours a
day is calling it an early day. Most days are 14-16 hours per day, while
some are longer. Yes, we do take breaks, eat, exercise and try to get in a
nap about once or twice a month. I must admit that I’m really tired on
some days, but persevere through. A 5-15 minute power nap can save the
day. Most Soldiers don’t put in these many hours, but it is tough and
demanding at the top of the pyramid. So you can believe me when I say I
looking forward to coming home.
Operationally we are amazing. We are involved with engineer missions (including horizontal, vertical and route clearance), Civil-Military operations, Afghanistan National Army (ANA) partnerships and much more. Unfortunately you’ll have to wait until I get back to hear and see some of the things we have accomplished, plus stories from behind the scenes. I have attached a couple of pictures of some projects
we done. The horizontal construction company had to level the area and the
vertical construction company built the structures. As you can see from
the pictures, we do quality work. And of course, any living conditions at
any location that we can improve are liked by all. The orders just keep
coming in.
We are already thinking and planning for winterization as winter
for us is just around the corner. The locals say we had a mild winter last
year and could get several feet of snow this year. Some years they say
have snowed as much as six feet. Well, if that happens, we hope to be on a
plane by then. Many, many other stories to tell, but will have to wait
until I get back.
I took my physical fitness test on 26 SEP 2011, and while my score of 353 was impressive (88 push-ups in 2 minutes, 80 sit-ups in 2 minutes and 13:53 in the 2 mile run – all in less than one hour – all at 7,300 feet elevation) a few young bucks did beat my score. The Bible says that “iron sharpens iron” and this competition has been fun. Some of these Soldiers are in the best shape of their lives. Numbers are still coming in so you’ll have to wait until next time to hear how I’ll be rewarding them.
I also ran the Lincoln (Nebraska) ½ marathon in 2:02 last month as well as the
Army 10-mile at 1:30. The Portland satellite marathon is next
weekend.
Alex had a good time in Italy. He met a girl named Maria
through one of the Soldiers here (her sister) and it was their first get
together. Even though they had talked on the phone, Skype and emailed, it
was the blind date of blind dates. Could have been bad for one or both of
them, but they both really enjoyed it. He said they have a lot in common
and enjoyed each other’s company. She is planning to move to Oregon…
I am happy to report that there are a few less bad guys here and that we have made
a positive difference with the missions and interactions we’ve been involved
with. Please keep us in your prayers. I am looking forward to seeing and
talking with all of you when I get back.
Proudly serving my country and missing you,
Mike

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pastor Bill and Jeannette are grandparents!


Introducing Clara Evelyn, born on October 11, 2011 at 5:17 p.m. She weighs 7 pounds, 11 ounces. The proud parents are Bill and Jeannette's son, Jeff, and his wife Irma. Congratulations to all!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Oct. 9th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Living Hope Church – Oregon City, OR. Pastor Mike Albin

Global Partner: Paul and Diana Mayhugh – World Venture, China (Ephrata, WA)

NLC Ministry: GriefShare

Friday, October 07, 2011

Make a LOUD Joyful Noise

The Gospel Coalition, one of the most trustworthy and conservative organizations in modern Christendom, recently tackled the topic of how loud a worship service should be. You can read the blog post here. I have several takeaways from their article:

  • I'm comforted to know we are not the only church who is asking this question.
  • "The goal of music in the gathering isn't great sound or even great music. It's a church gathered and united in song." A congregation lifting their voices in praise is the reason we have music in church. Is the church singing?
  • Comfort is not merely a function of volume, but harshness.
  • The Scripture endorses loudness (Psalm 47:1; Psalm 150:5).
  • Loudness is not a function of style, though it is often perceived to be.
  • Managing the sound is a pastoral concern...and one we are paying attention to.
We are working at creating congregations who sing out because they cannot contain their love for God. We want the music to serve that and we grieve when it doesn't happen and enjoy it like everyone else when it does. Thank you for bearing with our misses and for praying for our success. May God be treasured and worshiped exuberantly by New Life Church!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Happy Birthday Bill!

As you may know Pastor Bill Kramer and Jeanette Kramer are in Texas visiting their son. Their son, Jeff, and his wife are expecting Bill and Jeanette's first granddaughter. We are excited for them to be there and experience this with their son.

This is, however, Bill's 80th birthday. He probably wanted to keep it a secret, but he works in the wrong place.

Congratulations and happy birthday, Bill!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Oct. 2nd

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Logan Community Church – Oregon City, OR

Global Partner: Bruce Tissell – World Venture, Brazil

  • Praise God for the way that God uses people to help each of us through difficult times.
  • Pray for Bruce as he teaches church history at the seminary in Teresina. He has to cover the same material in 2/3 the time. Pray that he would be clear in his teaching and that together he, and the students, can learn from this semester of church history.
  • Pray that the lab will finish the work on the crown that was ordered so that he can get his tooth fixed on a more permanent basis. Pray also that the medicine he is taking to dissolve the kidney stone will work.
  • In mid-October (10-15) Bruce will be teaching two intensive courses at the Intensive Seminary. This time he is teaching the Christian Life and a Bible exposition class of the Old Testament historical books. Pray that his teaching will be relevant to the student’s lives and ministries.

NLC Ministry: Women's Bible Study

  • Pray for the provision of child care during the upcoming class.
  • Pray that "The Prodigal God" will give the women a fresh appreciation of God's love.
  • Pray that the women will be encouraged by one another as they meet together.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Sept. 25th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: GracePointe – Milwaukie, OR, Pastor Mike Fleischman

Global Outreach Partner: Dan and Alice Simmons – World Venture, Rome, Italy

NLC Ministry: Awana

  • Praise God, we are beginning the school year with many more children than last year (close to 70).
  • Praise God for the GREAT leaders giving their time and love to children at Awana!
  • Pray for more volunteers. 
  • Pray for children to accept Jesus as their Savior. 
  • Pray for the Word to have power in the children's and parent's lives.

Friday, September 23, 2011

In The News

Some of the work of New Life Church was in the news yesterday, both in print and on television. I don't think I know of a day when two different media commented on the work of our church. Some neighbors expressed concern to KPTV12 about the transition houses the church owns in a segment called, West Linn halfway homes concern some neighbors, that ran last night on the news.

And the West Linn Tidings ran an article on the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program that happened last week.

Since those both happened the same day it made me reflect on several things:

  • I could have, and should have, communicated with the neighbors and lowered their stress levels considerably, but I didn't think about it.
  • When the church begins serving outside the four walls of the church building, the constituency and the number of people affected changes, as does the way they are affected. I didn't account for that.
  • I continue to be proud of the men and women in those houses and the changes they are making in their lives.
  • There was a day when the church used to fight about so much stupid stuff amongst themselves that they never got outside the walls to make any kind of difference. Those days are long gone and I am thankful for the change in the church.
  • The output of the church in service for Jesus' sake is the measure of a church, not the number of people sit in a service on Sunday mornings.
  • Neighbors helping Neighbors needs to be a regular activity of the church. Thanks to all of you who made West Linn a better place.
  • The outcome Jesus envisions for the church is for people to see the good works of the church and draw conclusions about Jesus from them [1 Peter 2:12; 1 Peter 3:15-16; Matthew 5:16] These good activities indicate that followers of Christ have received genuine grace [Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:4-8].
All this to say, I am very proud of New Life Church. I pray that God will bless the church and pray the city will be glad we are here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rome & Moldova Report

Taylor and I returned from Moldova at 1:00 on Sunday morning after 22 1/2 hours of traveling! Thank you for your prayers; we had a rich and full couple weeks. We will give a full report Tuesday night, September 27th at 7:00 in the Fireside Room at New Life Church River Falls.

I apologize for not posting some pictures earlier, but had some technical difficulties and were extremely pressed for time. So, I couldn't figure out the technical problems.

We were privileged to see Dan & Alice Simmons and to be with their church three times. We heard of the impact of Dale & Cris Austen's visit there earlier this year. One of the reasons Dale & Cris had the impact they did was because Michele Gandolfo had such serious health problems while they were there that changed not only their trip, but the church as well.

As you may have heard, I lost my passport in Rome. That provided a little more excitement than we anticipated. Taylor left Rome by himself to start the class. He taught three days by himself before I got there.

Our students loved the Lord and loved the class. Our definition of worship was:

Worship is our God-glorifying, Christ-exalting, Spirit-empowered, Word-saturated, delightful response to the person and work of God which results in adoration and action.

We'll share more on Tuesday. I do want to thank you for your prayers. We needed them.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Sept. 18th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Good Roots Community – Milwaukie, OR, Pastor Lenny Bennett

Global Partner: Calvin & Ruth Kim – World Venture, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Pray that the Kims will increasingly become more like Christ.
  • Pray that God will raise more partners in prayer and finance.
  • Pray that they will have a renewed sense of calling.
  • Pray that all of our partnering churches will remained united.
NLC Ministry: Alpha Course
  • Pray that God would bring the right people to participate.
  • Pray that people would believe that Jesus is the Savior of the world through Alpha.
  • Pray that for people to provide meals to those participating in Alpha.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Sept. 11th

Each week New Life Church has a prayer focus. This week is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We recognize at this time that there is much brokenness, pain, and strife in the world. Our prayer focus this week is to:

Pray for our country.

  • Pray that we will have peace.
  • Pray that our leaders in city, state, and national governments will govern justly and will maintain integrity.
  • Pray for military personnel who are in dangerous areas.
  • Pray for those across the country who have lost homes, jobs, and property due to economic turmoil or natural disasters.
  • Pray that people in our country would see Christ as the only hope for peace and security.
Pray for personal evangelism.
  • Pray for neighbors, family, and friends who are far from God. Pray that their deepest pains and brokenness would be healed.
  • Pray for opportunities to share the good news that Jesus is the Savior of the World.
  • Pray that the people of New Life Church will be bold to proclaim this gospel. Pray that they are humble, kind, gentle, and gracious when they do.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thank you from the Hannifans

Our dear church family:
Thank you for everything! I know God's plan is the best and know Mark is with his heavenly Father, but it is still hard to deal with sometimes. We would not have been able to get through any of this if it were not for our church family. What we find hard, God keeps us strong on His promises. Thank you again!
With much love,
Bonnie, Nicole, and Dustin

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Sept. 4th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.


Area Church: Lake Bible Church – Lake Oswego, OR, Pastor Jim Andrews


Global Partner: CB Northwest


NLC Ministry: Senior Adult Ministry

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

10 Baptized in the River



On Sunday, August 28th, 10 people from New Life Church were baptized in the Clackamas river. After giving testimonies of God's work in their lives, Tammy Crane, Rosie Bloom, Vi Gilbertson, Katie Scheuerman, Lindsey Goff, Alex Hada, Ellissa Hada, Jayne Fraley, Bev Gunther, and Deanna Doane were baptized as family and friends witnessed this important step of faith.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of August 28th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Happy Valley Baptist Church – Happy Valley, OR, Pastor Robert Vandiver

Global Partner: Western Seminary

  • Pray for the seminary as they start school.
  • Pray that quality students enroll and have a great school year. 
  • Pray that some of those will come to New Life Church.
  • Pray for financial blessing for the school. 
NLC Ministry: Coffee Cart

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of August 21st

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church - First Baptist Church – Gladstone, OR, Pastor Brian Early

  • This Sunday morning Gladstone First Baptist is joining with two other churches in Gladstone to do service projects in the community (homes, schools, senior center, rehab center). Pray that people from the church will seek to step forward to work and to reflect God’s light to the community. 
  • Pray for the preparations to launch an alternative service in the fall. Pray that it will launch effectively and that the gospel will be clearly communicated to those who need to hear it.
Global Partner - Stephanie Rogers – Josiah Venture
  • Praise God for some great summer camps this summer.
  • Praise God that Stephanie got to spend time serving alongside her mother and grandmother this summer.
  • Pray for Stephanie while she is at a Performing Arts Camp with 25 other students as they learn a choreographed show all about LOVE. Be praying that they experience God's love; pray for energy for Stephanie, since it is the end of a long summer.
NLC Ministry - Life Groups
  • Pray for the launch of new Life Groups this fall and the relaunch of existing ones.
  • Pray that each Life Group will be gospel centered and relationally profitable.
  • Pray that through Life Groups many will come to believe and grow in the gospel.
  • Pray for direction, wisdom, and steadfastness for Life Group leaders.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Outdoor Service Tomorrow

Tomorrow New Life Church will hold our annual outdoor service at the future home of New Life Church Wilsonville. The address is 27960 SW Canyon Creek Rd. Wilsonville, OR 97070. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of July 31st

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Emmanuel Community Church – Clackamas, OR, Pastor Rob Martini

Global Partner: Paul and Beryl Metko – Cadence International

NLC Ministry: Men's Ministry

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wedding Announcement and Reception Invitation


Brian and Judy Cochran are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah, to John Matthew Byrnes. The wedding will take place in Santa Barbara, California on August 14, 2011. Friends from New Life Church are invited to an Open House Reception to meet the bride and groom on Saturday, August 20th between noon to 4:00 p.m. at the home of Brian and Judy Cochran. Cake and beverages will be provided.

Saying Good-Bye and Coming Home



Today I said goodbye to two of my best friends in the world. I have known Young and Donghoon 4 and 5 years respectively. I spent three days with each of them and their families here in Seoul, South Korea. We had some good talks about life and about how Jesus gives us life. Both are considering the truth of the gospel. I am not sure when I will see either of these guys again. We are so thankful for the Internet to be able to stay in touch.

The parting is bitter-sweet because in just one hour I will board a plane bound for home. I miss home even more than I thought I would! I'll take a couple of days to de-jetlag and reconnect with my family, but then I'd love to grab coffee with anyone who would like to hear Asia stories. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with my church family!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of July 24th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: First Baptist Church – Canby, OR, Pastor Lee Wiegand

  • Pray for Pastor Lee as he is in Peru on a two week mission trip.
  • Pray for the church to be strong in unity and God's purposes during his absence.
Global Partner: Rich and Cheri Strahm – Equippers Network International
  • Pray for the Strahms as they are in the middle of six weeks of travel to visit churches and supporters.
  • Pray for many to partner with them in support of the proclamation of the gospel.
  • Pray for them as they will leave for Kiev on August 18th for the start of a new seminary year. 
NLC Ministry: Transition Ministry
  • Pray that those who are in the transition houses will take part in Celebrate Recovery.
  • Pray for them to experience the transformational power of the gospel.
  • Pray for the Bible studies that are currently meeting to reveal clearly who Jesus is.
  • Pray for a new women's Bible study to begin at the Buse Street house.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of July 17th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Sandy Baptist Church – Sandy, OR, Pastor Fred Vogel

Global Partner: Brian and Lavonne Buhler – South Asia

  • Thankful for the continued encouragement by the Middle School’s involvement and the additional funds raised by the auction will help sponsor a computer lab at one of the Dalit schools. 
  • Thankful for our successful home schooling venture and happy growing children. 
  • Praise that our Data Entry division continues to grow and we are seeing lives change as these new workers can now afford transportation and brides! Several of our young men now have the standing in the community they needed to allow them to marry. Some of the graduates from the Dalit schools will be eligible to work in this division to help them earn funds for their college tuition and support their families. 
  • Praise that we have the opportunity to see you all this winter as we have our next home assignment between November and January this year. 
  • Pray for our local partners as they are dealing with stressful circumstances. 
  • Pray for the victims of this week’s bombings in a nearby city and that they will find True Hope and Peace. 
NLC Ministry: Coffee Creek Prison Ministry
  • Pray for six ladies being released in July and August, for provisions, strength for making the right choices, and healing as they are reunited with families.
  • Pray for the Thursday night service, that it always Glorifies God, and that they can continue to overcome the obstacles that come up.
  • Pray for Coffee Creek in general, that there will be a revival in the lives of inmates and officers.
  • Pray for more volunteers called by God to serve in the prison.
  • Pray for a Sunday afternoon Bible study with the men's orderlies.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of July 10th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Barton Community Baptist Church – Boring, OR, Pastor Thom Turner

Global Partner: Rick and Mary Beth Holladay – The Art Factory, Deutschland

  • Pray for a small work team that is visiting for three weeks. They hope to finish a number of projects. 
  • Pray for a trip that Rick is making to London in August. He will be talking to a potential donor for their project. Pray the donor will be inclined to involve his resources in what they are doing. 
  • Pray for the Holladay's trip to the States this Fall. They will be seeing their girls and finding new ministry partners from Florida to Oregon. 
NLC Ministry: Celebrate Recovery
  • Pray for Gary Beck as he is in recovery of colon cancer. The treatments are really hard on him physically. 
  • Pray also for the new attendees. Please pray that we would effectively share the love of Christ so that they will feel comfortable and safe.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

A Note to New Life Church

Dear New Life Congregation,

I wanted to say thank you to your church and to anyone and everyone who helped out in any way regarding Mark's death.
My husband and I were blown away by the amount of support and love shown to Bonnie, Nicole and Dustin, and all their extended family and friends by your church family.
We now understand why Mark and Bonnie became so involved in your church and it makes us feel better knowing they have their church family close by when all of us can't be.
GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!

Carol, Tracy and Megan Miller

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Pastor Bill was a Swearing Sailor who finds Salvation

Pastor Bill Kramer is featured in the Multnomah University Newsletter. He attended there and they wrote a nice article about his salvation, life and ministry. Congratulations Pastor Bill, we're proud of you, too!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of July 3rd

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Grace Church of Molalla – Molalla, OR. Pastor John Baker

Global Partner: Carmen Bryant – Missions Door

  • Pray for Carmen as she takes on a new role as Interim Executive Director at Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals (ACMI).
  • Pray for healing of relationship between ACMI and one of the international student missions.
NLC Ministry: Treasureland
Robinwood: Praise the Lord for some new middle school kids who have been coming to the church.
Pray for people who have a heart to minister to these great kids.

Riverfalls: Prasie God for 3 kids who were baptized a couple of weeks ago. Praise Him for providing a new administrative team member for Treasureland (Welcome to the team Meghan!).
Pray for all the Treasureland kids (preschool through 5th grade) who will be working on The Lord's Prayer this summer.  Our desire is that they will all have it memorized by end of summer and that they will have an understanding of how to pray (1st-5th are working on each section of the prayer and learning what each section "means" and how they must respond).

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Senior Bible Study takes Summer Break

Tuesday mornings 10:00 AM September through June, fifteen to eighteen people meet for Bible study and prayer. George Nelson leads the sessions. Recently the Book of Revelation was completed; Isaiah will be continued in the Fall. Lively discussion and fellowship (including coffee and treats) complete the agenda.
Seniors, remember in September to drop in and check this out.

Here is a letter from one of the participants to the leaders:

Dear George & Betty,

Thank you for your faithfulness in preparation and teaching our Tuesday Morning Senior Bible Study. Each week finds you giving yourselves away for Him and we are beneficiaries of your service.

George, you unselfishly share from the reservoir of God’s truth you’ve acquired through a lifetime of serving Him. It takes a certain skill, and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to teach (impart knowledge) with humility and authority. You do this gently and effectively each week, breathing life into difficult passages of Scripture, adding information from your own research.

Betty, the heart of your husband trusts safely in you (Proverbs 31). Your quiet, careful attentive presence beside him contributes, perhaps more than you know, to his confidence. Your basket of snack materials and treats makes our fellowship time complete. God shaped you as a pastor’s daughter to be a pastor’s wife and we thank Him for you.

We praise God for the two of you and ask His continued blessing and joy on your life.

With love,
Your students

Thank you note from Freda Fox

Freda Fox, who recently lost her husband, Jerry, sent this note of thanks:

Dear Church Family,
Thank you for the plant. It's beautiful and I have a place for it in the yard. Thank you seems shallow when it comes to your support but I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love, support and prayers.
Love, Freda

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Middle School Graduation Ceremony

New Life Church Middle School group had a graduation ceremony to celebrate the students who are graduating to the high school Ignite group. Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W2SnU9GKOo

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Families Reach out in Wilsonville

We are working together to connect with the people of Wilsonville for the glory of God. You can participate in outreach to the community of Wilsonville by volunteering for 2-4 hours at: The Wilsonville Fun Run on July 30th to hand out flyers and lemonade; Wilsonville's Fun In The Park on August 6th to run a booth of fun activities for children and promote Sports Camp and Swap & Play; or New Life Wilsonville's evening Sports Camp, Aug. 8-12th, to fill roles from administration to hospitality, and from set up to playing with kids. Contact Pastor Travis at ttadema@newlifenw.com if you would like to join the fun!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of June 26th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Athey Creek Christian Fellowship – Wilsonville, OR. Pastor Brett Meador

Global Partner: Skip and Ruth Sorensen – World Venture, Kabale, Uganda

  • Please pray for strength for Skip! 
  • Pray for Ruth as she stays home still recovering from a sore back. (One cool thing – the infection is completely gone now!) Still has arthritis and disc probs. 
  • Pray for all 3 of us as we travel back to the States at the end of July for a 7 month furlough. 
NLC Ministry: re:Generation

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of June 19th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Grace Chapel – Wilsonville, OR. Pastor Mike Tatlock

Global Partner: Paul and Diana Mayhugh – World Venture, China (Ephrata, WA)

  • Pray for our senior pastor, Gary Nock who is presently in Montana caring for his elderly Mother. As a result Paul is filling in for him June 19 and the 26th preaching on Zechariah 13 then 14. 
  • Please pray for Pastor Nathan as he is preparing to go to Asia to visit and participate in ministries there. He will need to have endurance, courage and faith. Pray for his family to entrust him to the Lord during his absence from them.
  • Pray for our church that was ordered to disband on Easter morning by the local authorities. They continue to be full of faith. A number of new Christians were baptized 10 days ago. All had been detained by police prior to their baptism but have not been deterred from their obedience to Christ.
  • Pray for Paul to have diligence in writing his PhD dissertation.
  • Pray for a committed brother to become the pastor of one of our churches. Our current co-worker is retiring in January 2012. 
NLC Ministry: Sports Camp
  • Pray for preparation of the kid's hearts for the truth they will learn about our God and His Gospel.
  • Pray for good weather and that the gospel will be clear, rain or shine.
  • Pray that the volunteers would recognize their dependence upon, and follow the lead of, the Holy Spirit, because apart from Him we produce no fruit.
  • Pray for the safety of the kids that we are entrusted with.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of June 12th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Willamette Christian – West Linn, OR. Pastor Joel Dombrow

Global Partner: Dan and Alice Simmons – World Venture, Rome, Italy

  • Praise God for a victorious celebration on June 5th in Ostia. The whole evening was dedicated to bringing God praise and honor. Over 75 people packed themselves into the little building to celebrate the new commitment of two women to follow Christ.
  • Pray also for Fabio and his family. He has a cancerous tumor and just became a Christian.
  • Please pray for them as they now live out their commitments. Pray also for their families to see the changes and follow suit.
NLC Ministry: Ignite
Ignite is preparing for Sports Camp and their "local mission" June 19-24th.
  • Please pray for children at Sports Camp to give their lives to Christ.
  • Pray for the youth to trust in, and be inspired by, God's strength.
  • Pray for safety, both physical and spiritual, during these busy days.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

New Life Church to Celebrate 70 Years!


New Life Church will celebrate our 70th anniversary with a picnic dinner on Saturday, June 11th at 5:00 p.m. at Hammerle Park in West Linn. Hamburgers and hotdogs, drinks, and tableware will be provided, along with strawberry shortcake for dessert. Guests should bring a side dish or salad, and a lawn chair. It will be a time to reflect on our church family and how far God has taken us, and look forward to what the Lord is going to do through us.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of June 5th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Living Hope Church – Oregon City, OR. Pastor Mike Albin

Global Partner: Bruce Tissell – World Venture, Brazil

  • Pray for safety in travel as Bruce spends the next couple of weeks traveling through Oregon and parts of Washington.
  • Pray for a smooth transition as he starts to work toward his return to Brazil in August. Pray for him as he says good-bye, starts to close up his apartment, and prepares to return to ministry in Brazil.
  • Pray for him as he prepares to be the camp missionary at Camp Morrow, a Bible camp, the last week in August.
NLC Ministry: Middle School
  • We are celebrating the graduation of Rachel, Abigail, Tessa, David, Sam, and Dylan. 
  • Praise God! Rachel and Abigail and Tessa all accepted Christ in MS, and all of these students love God's word and are seeking Him in their daily life.
  • We are thankful for the great support of the parents and the faithful lay leadership team - Cheri, Grant, Caitlyn, and Gay, who love the students and are training them to be Champions for Christ.

Thursday, June 02, 2011





Update! These are the needs of the Ignite Summer Mission team:




1. Prayer- we need prayer partners. There are already 50 kids signed up for Sports Camp, so we are expecting record numbers. Pray for good outdoor weather!

2. Scholarships- we have already received two $50 scholarships, but we still need $200 for four more. The cost of the trip is $150/student, and without fundraising this year we need some help.

3. H20 outreach- We have received $40 so far toward a goal of $500. The money will be used for H20 bags and other supplies as we minister to the needy.

4. Dinners- Thank you to the Men’s Leadership ministry for volunteering to feed us on Sunday night! We will be ready to Bocci! We need groups/ministries/ families to provide dinners for Monday-Wednesday (June 20-22). It will be great fun to feed some hungry teenager, and spend time listening to stories of what God is doing. You are invited to come use our kitchen at camp, or we can come to your place.

If you can help, or if you have questions, please contact Josh Hochstettler or Dave Nizic: josh@ignitenw.com or dave@ignitenw.com
Thanks!

*The poor (in spirit) snail has no arms and needs help, reminding us of our poverty of spirit and need for a savior. We are serving on mission not out of our strength, but out of our brokenness before the Holy God.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of May 29th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Logan Community Church – Oregon City, OR
Global Partner: Calvin & Ruth Kim – World Venture, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Pray for Calvin & Ruth as they travel to Portland, OR at the end of June.
  • Pray that their paperwork for travel will be submitted and approved in a timely manner.
  • Pray for peace in the Middle East.
NLC Ministry: H2O
  • July 16th marks 5 years of H2O. Praise God for 5 years of serving the homeless. 
  • Please pray for wisdom and kingdom impact for the next 5 years.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Prayer Meeting - June 2nd

New Life Church will have an all church prayer meeting at our Robinwood campus on Thursday, June 2nd, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

This prayer meeting is a supporting part of the 911 Challenge. Come to be inspired by stories from others who are taking the challenge. Even if you have not committed to taking the challenge, you are encouraged to come pray for those who are and for those who are hearing the good news.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of May 22nd

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: GracePointe – Milwaukie, OR, Pastor Mike Fleischman

Global Partner: CBNW Church Planters

NLC Ministry: Coffee Cart

  • Praise for the opportunity in the ministry. 
  • Pray for continued boldness in the volunteers for reaching out to the kids.
  • Pray for provision for supplies. 
  • Continue to pray for the seeds of the gospel to be planted, grow, and take root in the kids.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Life Church to Celebrate 70th Anniversary with a Picnic


Come and join us at Hammerle Park in West Linn on Saturday, June 11th at 5:00 p.m. for a barbecue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of New Life Church. We will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks, and tableware. We are also providing strawberry shortcake for dessert. Please bring a side dish or salad and a lawn chair. It will be a time to reflect on our church family and how far God has taken us, and look forward to what the Lord is going to do through us.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Coffee Cart Breaks Another Record!




Mondays are typically the lightest traffic day at Coffee Cart. On Monday, May 16th Coffee Cart attendance topped 100 visitors for the first time on a Monday in Coffee Cart history when 114 students and staff members stopped by for food, beverages, and conversation. Attendance at Coffee Cart had not exceeded 100 visitors prior to this school year, except for the 10th Anniversary Celebration when hot breakfast was served. Attendance at Coffee Cart has exceeded 100 visitors 11 times since November 2010.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of May 15th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Good Roots Community – Milwaukie, OR, Pastor Lenny Bennett
Global Partner: Italy – Church Planting – World Venture
NLC Ministry: Senior Adult Ministries

Sunday, May 08, 2011

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Lake Bible Church – Lake Oswego, OR, Pastor Jim Andrews
Global Partner: Bridges to Change
NLC Ministry: Men's Ministry

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

What is the Gospel?

It's not too late to join the new class at New Life Riverfalls. "What is the Gospel?" is a video and small group discussion based class, which explores what the Gospel is, why it is important, and how it is best communicated. The video series comes from a class at Western Seminary and features Dr. Marc Cortez, who has taught at New Life’s re:Generation ministry.

 This class is good for anyone who: is new to Christianity, wants to know more about Jesus, or wants to be able to clearly communicate the good news to others.

“What is the Gospel?” meets in the Chapel during 2nd service (10:45-12:00) and is led by Alex Crooks.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of May 1st

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Happy Valley Baptist Church – Happy Valley, OR, Pastor Robert Vandiver

Global Partner: Conservative Baptist Northwest

NLC Ministry: Life Groups

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of April 24th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: First Baptist Church – Gladstone, OR, Pastor Brian Early

Global Partner: Western Seminary

  • Please pray for the board meeting on April 29. Pray for the board to make wise decisions regarding Western's present and future needs.
  • Pray for the commencement ceremony on April 30th. Pray that those who are graduating will be effective ministers of the gospel.
  • Pray for financial strength for the school. 
NLC Ministry: International Student Ministries
  • Pray that the current relationships with the international students will result in students coming to know Jesus and taking that knowledge back to their home country. 
  • Pray for more relationships and conversation partnerships between NLC members and international students. Praise God for the ability to 'go' to the nations with the gospel in our own backyard.
  • Pray that NLC would be able to continue this relationship with Pacific International Academy for years to come.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Schedule for Frequently Asked Questions series at New Life Robinwood


This series will take place during the Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. at New Life Church Robinwood.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mega Sports Camp Registration is Now Open!


Kids entering 1st - 6th grade in the Fall are invited to “Go the Distance” Mega Sports Camp for a week of sports fundamentals, character building, cool lessons that help Bible truths come alive, and whole lot of fun! There is no charge to participate but an optional Mega Sports Camp t-shirt is available for $10. Sports Camp will take place at New Life Church Robinwood, 19915 Old River Drive in West Linn, on June 20 - 24, 9 a.m. to noon. An evening Sports Camp will be offered at the future home of New Life Wilsonville, 27960 S.W. Canyon Creek Road in Wilsonville, on August 8 - 12 from 6 - 9 p.m. For a brochure or to register online visit:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New books added to the library

Thousand Tomorrows by Karen King - Fiction
Just Beyond the Clouds by Karen King - Fiction
That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis - Fiction
Perelandra by C.S. Lewis - Fiction
Out of The Silent Planet by C.S.Lewis - Fiction
The Brethren by Beverly Lewis - Fiction
As Sure as The Dawn by Francine River- Fiction

The Best is Yet to Come: A Study of the Book of Ruth - 222w
Growing in Wisdom & Faith by Elizabeth George - 227 GIf there's a God, why are there atheists? By R.C. Sproul - 239 S
Introverts in the Church by Adam S. McHugh -248.4 M
How to be a Christian and Still Enjoy Life by Fritz Riudenour - 248.4 R
A Skeleton in God's Closet by Paul L. Maier - 248.4
Staying Close (Stopping the Natural Drift Toward Isolation in Marriage)by Dennis Rainey - 248.8 R
Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie - 291.4 B
Standing Tall by C.Vivian Stringer - 796.3 S

DVD - The Runner from Ravenshead- Little Crew Studios

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of April 17th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: First Baptist Church – Estacada, OR, Pastor Brent Dodrill

Global Partner: Stephanie Rogers – Josiah Venture

  • Praise God for the work that he did through the visit of Nick Vujicic as he shared his testimony with thousands last week.
  • Pray for Slovene believers to be bold in following up with friends and family.
  • Pray for wisdom in how to reach the thousands of people who filled out response cards wanting to know more about spiritual peace and hope.
NLC Ministry: Celebrate Recovery
  • Praise God for the lives that are being transformed by this ministry. 
  • Pray that God would continue to bring freedom to those who have been captive to various things. Pray that His grace would be sufficient.
  • Pray for an extra portion of the Holy Spirit, He is our strength and comfort in these trying times.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter at New Life Church

Plan to come to Easter Services, April 24th, at New Life Church. We will have one service at New Life Church Robinwood at 10:00 preceded by a light brunch at 9:15. Our other service will be held at West Linn High School also at 10:00. Bring someone with you!

Good Friday Services will be held at 6:30 & 8:00pm at New Life Church Riverfalls on April 22nd.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of April 10th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Emmanuel Community Church – Clackamas, OR, Pastor Rob Martini

Global Partner: Michele and Anna Gandolfo – Italian Ministries, USA

NLC Ministry:  Treasureland

  • Praise the LORD for two more volunteers who are serving children in Robinwood's Treasureland.
  • Praise the LORD for the mission trip to hand out meals to the homeless. Children were greatly impacted by this service of love.
  • Pray for the kids to become familiar with and fond of God's Word. Pray that they would become excited to discover who He is as they read their own Bibles.
  • Pray for Treasureland families. Pray that the parent's would be faithful in prayer and Bible reading; and that dinner conversations would be about what they read, what they learned, and how they saw God's grace displayed in their readings in the day.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of April 3rd

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: First Baptist Church – Canby, OR, Pastor Lee Wiegand

Global Partner: Paul and Beryl Metko – Cadence International

NLC Ministry: Awana

Friday, April 01, 2011

Combined Service this Sunday, April 3

Don't forget all of New Life Church is meeting together at the West Linn High School auditorium this Sunday, April 3rd at 10:00am.

I have been asked why we are combining both locations into one service. It costs us several hundred dollars to do this, and the offering, for some reason is generally lower than normal. So, why have a joint service?

We need to talk as a church about where we are going. We are faced with some choices about what we are going to believe and what we are going to do. What we do always stems from what we believe.

Our gathering this weekend stems from a meeting we had in Wilsonville with the team...

See you at 10:00 on Sunday.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Mar. 27th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Sandy Baptist Church – Sandy, OR, Pastor Fred Vogel

  • Pray for Pastor Fred and the team that was in Mexico to build two houses and hold VBS for the kids this last week. 
  •  Pray for their safe return this evening and lasting impact on both the community in Mexico and the team that went. 
  • Pray also for the addition of an educational wing being built this spring. Pray for the permit process and construction to go smoothly.
Global Partner: Rich and Cheri Strahm – Equippers Network International

NLC Ministry: re:Generation
  • Pray for continued Life Group growth and depth. Praise God that nearly half of re:Gen attendees are currently plugged in and engaged in LGs.
  • Pray for the series we are beginning in Hebrews 11. Pray for wisdom and direction for Aeric, Grant and Taylor, and guest teachers, to communicate truth clearly and powerfully, and that growth would occur.
  • Pray for new leaders to be identified, equipped, and deployed.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Treasureland Teachers Attend Conference


Treasureland teachers Kerri Corbett, Amy Crooks, Lori Elliott, and Sheila Gardner, pictured above with Pastor John Piper, attended the Children Desiring God Conference on March 10-12 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The conference, titled "Holding Fast to the Word of Truth", was designed for children's ministry pastors, leaders, volunteers, youth workers, and teachers to be inspired, encouraged, and equipped for the enduring joy of the next generation. These dedicated teachers will assure you that it was time well spent!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Middle School Auction NEXT WEEK!


Our Annual New Life Church Middle School Auction is a week from today! It will be next Wednesday night, March 30th from 7-9 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall (basement) of New Life Church Riverfalls.

Many items have been donated but we are definitely behind on the amount of things that have been brought in as compared to the previous years. Spring Break would be a GREAT time to do a little "Spring Cleaning" to find some things to donate! This is a great opportunity to turn things that we have into something of eternal value as all the proceeds from the auction go to support our Missions Project to the Dalit Children in India.

Bring the whole family! It is a fun night of food (pizza)and fellowship.

Please come!

And to tempt you.....here is a listing of some of the things that have been donated:
• Armoire from Pier 1
• Pump Organ
• Jeanette Kramer's German Chocolate Cake
• About 30 Gardening Books
• Blazer tickets
• Life-sized stuffed Black Lab
• 1940's Hull Pitcher
• Twister Comforter
• Blue Jeans quilted throw and pillow made by Lois
• Batches of cupcakes from students
• Student artwork
• Candles
• I-Pod docking station
• 1950's Oak Dinette set
• Daybed and Trundle
• 4 Antique quilt tops
• and much more!!!
If you have any questions or have donations please feel free to call Gay Haugen at 503-319-6438.

We have posted a couple of videos on youtube that you can view to get an idea of our project and to see a past auction in a 4 minute nutshell.
A Previous Auction Recapped in 4 Minutes
Our Missions Project in The Words of the Students

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Schedule Changes at New Life Church

We just want to remind you about a few changes in the schedule. Due to Spring Break, there are three mid-week meetings that will not take place this Wednesday, March 23rd. Those include Middle School Youth group, Awana, and Connect. Ignite High School Youth group will meet as usual on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Please also note on your calendar that on Sunday, April 3rd the campuses of New Life Church will join together for a Combined Worship Service at West Linn High School at 10 a.m. Nursery care and Treasureland classes for children up through second grade will be provided across the street from West Linn High School at New Life Church Riverfalls.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Mar. 20th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Barton Community Baptist Church – Boring, OR, Pastor Thom Turner

Global Partner: Brian and Lavonne Buhler – South Asia

  • Thankful for a great time visiting friends and family during our short visit.
  • Thankful for the great time and experience Brian and the kids had feeding the homeless with the children’s ministry. 
  • Praise for our new visas good for 5 years.
  • Praise for resident permits good for 1 year and renewable.
  • Praise for the full funding of this unexpected visa change trip!
  • Pray for more employees qualified employees to help us move forward with our business.
NLC Ministry: Ignite
Praises:
  • We had eighteen students attend our annual Winter Retreat where we focused upon the urgency of sharing the Gospel. One student gave his life to Christ on that trip and continues to be a disciple of our group! 
  • We're wrapping up a series on the Beatitudes and praise be to God for the way that our students (and leaders!) hearts have been changed by what He has revealed to us through them. 
  • March marks the second full year that our ministry has been involved serving with the Shepherd's Door ministry of Portland Rescue Mission and our students continue to show up each month with a servant's heart. 
Requests:
  • We begin a new series on the Sermon on the Mount in April. Please pray that God would continue to minister to our hearts through what He reveals as we dig deep into Jesus' teaching. 
  • April 1-3 the girls of our ministry are heading to the coast for a weekend retreat focused upon fellowship and community building within our ministry. Please pray that the Lord would bind them together in love to His glory. 
  • April 6th is "Parents' Night" at IGNITE when the parents of our students are invited to join us at youth group to see what their student experiences each week. Please pray that we would be able to strengthen our partnership with parents as we pursue the mutual goal of helping their student draw near to the Lord and hunger and thirst for righteousness.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Mar. 13th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Grace Church of Molalla – Molalla, OR. Pastor John Baker
Global Partner: Rick and Mary Beth Holladay – The Art Factory, Deutschland

  • Praise God for 22 people who came for "Dinner and Dialogue" to discuss a variety of topics.
  • Pray for those who come, who don't know Jesus yet, to continue in dialoguing about Him with those who do know Him.
  • Pray for the Holladays as they reapply for a work/residence visa in April.
  • Pray for their daughters who are finishing finals this week.
NLC Ministry: Middle School Ministry

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Coffee Cart Draws a Big Crowd!

Coffee Cart has been having many visitors lately. Today 103 people stopped by for fresh maple bars. That is the second highest attendance level ever at Coffee Cart! Monday and Tuesday were exceptionally busy days, too. We love to have students, staff, and bus drivers stop by for food and beverages, and to visit. The Coffee Cart ministry has been sharing the love of Christ since 1994.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Mar. 6th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

 Area Church: Athey Creek Christian Fellowship - Pastor Brett Meador

Global Outreach Partner: Carmen Bryant - Missions Door

  • Please pray for two writing projects for Carmen's work in the graduate school. One is translating and formatting a course prepared by one of the Peruvian personnel, and the second is to write another course jointly with him on analyzing one's own values to see if they are in tune with Scripture. 
NLC Ministry: H20
  • Praise God for an awesome weekend at Missions Connexion, and the interest and involvement generated through that.
  • Pray for direction for what the next step is.
  • Pray that the gospel would go out and impact homeless people.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Middle School Auction Donations Sought


Please mark your calendar for our 6th Annual New Life Church Middle School Auction to raise money for their Dalit Missions Project, Wednesday night, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please feel free to call Gay Haugen at 503-319-6438.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

DVDs added to the Library


The following DVDs have been donated to our Main Library:
7 Signs of Christ's Returns
Countdown to Eternity
How Should We Then Live? by Dr. Francis Schaeffer
Lord Fulgrin's Letters by Randy Alcorn
Lord of the Rings (The two towers)
March of the Penguins by Morgan Freeman
Nativity Story
Open Their Eyes by John Piper
The Blind Side by Sandra Bullock
The Hobart Shakespeareans by Mel Stuart
The Ishbane Conspiracy by Angela, Karina & Randy Alcorn
Theology of Money Class by Dr.Randy Alcorn
Underground Reality - Colombia

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Feb. 27th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Grace Chapel - Wilsonville, OR, Pastor Mike Tatlock

  • Pray that the upcoming series on "hurt" will help people to find grace an healing through Jesus.
  • Pray that people will be open and transparent about their lives and that they would feel empowered to not hold on to their hurt, but rather trust God to bring healing and purpose in it.
Global Outreach Partner: Skip and Ruth Sorensen – World Venture, Kabale, Uganda


NLC Ministry: Coffee Cart
  • Pray that God would continue to open doors to grow in personal relationship with the kids.
  • Pray that seeds of gospel would be planted and would grow and take root.
  • Pray that the volunteers would have eyes to see the opportunity, and boldness to step out.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday Activities Cancelled 2/24

All New Life Church activities are canceled today. Be safe and enjoy your "snow day."

The memorial service for Brett Seltmann is still on as planned at 5:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday Evening Activities CANCELLED

All evening activities for New Life Church are cancelled for tonight, February 23rd, due to weather. Please check the blog for future updates.

New Life Church Snow Policy


When it snows, there is always the question as to whether to go to church. For your safety and to aid you in making a decision, we have developed the following policy. Weekdays: If West Linn High School is closed that day, the church’s activities will also be cancelled and the church office will be closed. Sundays: If snow or ice on the roads makes travel treacherous where you live, don’t attempt to come to services. Check the blog or our Facebook page for official announcements about weather cancellations.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Prayer Focus for the week of Feb. 20th

New Life Church has a prayer focus each week. Our prayer focus is broken down into three categories of ministry: 1. We pray for another local church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. We pray for a Global Outreach Partner who is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 3. We pray for a ministry of New Life Church that is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ locally.

Area Church: Willamette Christian Church – West Linn, OR. Pastor Joel Dombrow

Global Partner: Paul and Diana Mayhugh – World Venture, China

  • Please continue to pray for the Mayhugh's second son, Daniel, and his family in the Philippines. His wife, Anna, is due to give birth to their second daughter March 21, 2011. 
  • Please pray for their church’s weekly Women’s Bible Study. They are doing Beth Moore’s JESUS, THE ONE AND ONLY study. Diana is the co-leader of the Monday night study.
  • Please pray for Paul as he continues his PhD studies on I Thessalonians 2:7-12.
NLC Ministry: Seniors Ministry

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Letters from Home

To our men and women in the military, letters from home mean so much. Our own Holly Thomas, Alex Polley, and Mike Polley are serving in Afghanistan. If you would like to send a much-appreciated letter or package to them, you'll find the addresses below:

HOLLY THOMAS
CJSOAE
CAMP JEFFERSON
APO, AE 09355

ALEXANDER POLLEY
HHC 1249th EN BN
FOB Sharana
APO, AE 09311

MICHAEL POLLEY
HHC 124th EN BN
FOB Sharana
APO, AE 09311

If you are planning to send a package, you may visit the U.S. postal service website for information on military mailing restrictions, http://www.usps.com/supportingourtroops/mailingrestrictions.htm