This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “The Second Garden” Genesis 9:18-29
Guest Speaker: Eugene Beyer

Proclaiming the True Gospel: This class will be taught by Mark Loewen in Classroom 1 as he teaches through the topic of evangelism alongside the book, "The World Tilting Gospel." We aim to study the True Gospel of Jesus Christ so that we can share it with anyone and everyone that we encounter. 
Broken Bread: How to Stop Using Food and Fear to Fill Spiritual Hunger: This women's Sunday School class will be taught by Brianna Batdorf in Classroom 4 as she teaches through this book. We will study a theology of food so that we can stop using food and fear to fuel our spiritual hunger. This week’s class will focus on food and body image.
Genesis Q&A: This class will be formatted as a question and answer time where the questions that you have can be submitted on Sunday and discussed during Sunday School. There will be a QR code on your bulletin on Sunday Morning that you can scan and then submit your questions anonymously. After the service, during Sunday School we will sit down and dialogue through your questions together, diving deeper into God’s Word. Be sure to submit your questions on Sunday and join Eugene Beyer after the service. (MPR)
If you want to know more about these classes, click here to watch a video!

AIM is for moms of children ages 0-18 and will meet the 2nd Thursday of the month. Meetings will be Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm and 6:30pm-8:00pm. Childcare will be provided for daytime meetings. The next AIM meetings are on November 9th. For more information, please contact

The next Ladies’ Prayer Gathering will be Saturday, November 11th, from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Come and be blessed by yet another personal story of a life saved by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Saturday prayer is an intimate time of blessing and joy…and even includes coffee and sweets!

On Sunday, November 12th there will be a Mandated Reporter Training during the Sunday School hour for all new volunteers and those interested in volunteering in Children’s Ministry.

Grief Share is a 13-week group that will be running every Tuesday evening at 6:45pm from September 12th – December 5th. Grief Share aims to help you face the challenges of grief after losing a loved one. During the sessions, we will focus on the hope and healing that is found in the truth offered through gospel. If you are interested in joining us, you can still sign up by clicking here!

We are doing something different this week as it is Operation Christmas Child Collection Week. Starting at 6:30 p.m., we will be having a joyful time of fellowship as we pray together and meet our community. There will be coffee, hot chocolate and cookies!

Women’s Ministry is hosting a Faith & Fitness night on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. There will be a workout for ladies to do together, snacks and recipes to share, and a testimony of how faith and fitness coincide. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the team by emailing

We have the opportunity to be our community’s designated collection site for all the area to drop off their Operation Christmas Child boxes. From Nov 13-Nov 20, we will have drop-off hours for our church to sign up and serve at. This could be anything from greeting people, taking their boxes, engaging with community members, and more! For more information about this event, please reach out to the church at Sign up to serve by clicking here!

Our annual business meeting will be happening November 19, 2023, after church during the Sunday School hour starting at 10:45 am. The agenda and proposed budget will be made available this Sunday on the table in the back of the sanctuary.
There will be childcare provided for children up to 6 years old during the meeting and the older kids are welcome to play games in the MPR.

It's almost Christmas and time for the Light Display! We are looking for cookie bakers, friendly faces to serve cookies and hot chocolate, and assistance with parking and security. The light display runs every Friday and Saturday night in December from 6pm-9pm. To sign up to serve, please click the link here!

NewLife is hosting Midnight Pancakes on Tuesday, December 5th starting at 7:00 p.m. Last year, we were able to interact with about 300 students in each of the Fall and Spring semesters! This is a great opportunity to promote the Gospel of Christ during Final's Week. Please prayerfully consider helping out with this amazing event and fill out the attached form, here, as the Lord leads.

Our next Garage Night will be, Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m., where all men will be invited to meet at the garage of Dave Frankenberger (1930 Long Run Road, Mill Hall).  Men, grab a chair and come prepared to talk shop and tackle life’s challenges, while building on the strengths of your brothers in Christ

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