Here is a preview of  some of the items in this week’s New Life Notations. If you want to receive them via our weekly email list, please contact the church office.

This Sunday’s message:  “Celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving”

This morning, we have opportunity to express our thanks to the Lord. What a great way to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday! In the Bible, giving thanks is not just an inward gratitude, but also what is declared before the community of believers.  Nothing is more important to your vitality as a believer than giving thanks (and, we could say, “living thanks.”) God bless you as you do so.            Pastor Pat

Thank you for contributing shoeboxes, time, and money towards this project!  A special thank you to Nathan Kohn and Richard & Michelle Jentsch for their work.  The boxes will be delivered today and will be on their way to children around the world.   Please continue to pray for the children and their families as they receive these gifts and hear the gospel!
Also note – There is an opportunity to help at the packing center on November 27 and December 11.  If you can help, please see Deb Kohn.
 
The Children’s Christmas Program for ages PreK – 6th grade will be presented during our morning worship on Sunday, December 17th.  Make plans now to attend and invite others to join us!
Parents – please have your child at practice on Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 12:00.  See Nicole or Victoria Holmes if you have any questions.  We look forward to this morning of worship as the children lead us in celebration of the Savior’s birth!

Missions – 2018
Please pray for God’s direction and about your role in our  NLC mission opportunities! 
•The TeenServe team (for youth and young adults) will be going to Becker, MN in late June.
•A team will return to the Dominican Republic to serve alongside Pastor Amos and our brothers & sisters at Primera Iglesia Bautista.
More information coming soon!

No K4T this week
We will not have Kids-4-Truth this week.  See you on November 29th! 

Family Devotionals
If you have children in Sunday School (ages 4 – 6th grade), the Unit 2 Family Devotional is available on the info table.  Please take one for your family to use together!

The Refuge youth group will meet at 7:00 this Wednesday evening.  

Parents of teens –if you’ve not already done so, please complete the youth ministry survey you received and return it to the church office at your earlier convenience. Thanks for your help.

All Worship Team members & A-V techs and their families are invited to an appreciation dinner on Friday, December. 1 at 6:00 p.m. Anyone interested in serving with the A-V crew is also invited.

Please join us each week at 9:00 a.m. for Adult Sunday School Classes

Facilities Updates
Thank you for your contributions to the Facility Renovation fund.  We are over halfway to our $15,000 goal!  When contributing, please write “Facility Renovation” on the notation line of checks made out to New Life Church or use one of the marked giving envelopes found at the info table.  Thank you!