Welcome to Lifelines Online – our weekly guide to everything that’s happening at New Life in this lockdown season.

There is so much happening so please do check out our website and social media for information such as how to listen to our services over the phone, the RightNow media online resource library & more.

This Sunday

We’ve got our good friend Mark Ritchie sharing with us this Sunday at 10am in our evangelistic service on YouTube. We would encourage you to invite your friends and family, who perhaps aren’t believers, to tune in. Mark is known for passionately delivering the true message of Jesus with clarity, relevance and humour, so along with our worship team leading us in song, we believe that God will draw people to himself through this online service. Immediately after the service there will be an opportunity to catch up with our church family on Zoom, click here for the link.
 
Meeting ID: 832 7310 1635
Password: Fellowship

Midweek Devotional

On Wednesday David Lilley started the first in a two-part series on Mary Magdalene – part two will be available next week. Watch all of our Midweek Devotions on our website or in our facebook group, available form 6pm every Wednesday. 

‘Hello New Life’ Greeting

If you haven’t already, please send us your ‘Hello New Life’ 10-15 second video greeting that we can include in our Sunday services and social media. Please record your video greeting in landscape and upload it below. 

Kids Update from Louise

“In our Wednesday Zoom meetings we have been learning about ‘running the race’ and keeping on going. I got myself ready for a race, I had my radio, my umbrella, my lunch box, my rucksack with a change of clothes and of course my first aid kit! I was prepared! But with the help of the children, I realised I didn’t need all these things, they were heavy and they were a distraction! I couldn’t run! And so it is for all of us: sin and bad habits can weigh us down. With the children’s advice I took off and put down all the things I didn’t need so I was free to run my race. We identified some bad habits and sins that may be weighing us down and we laid them down. We are free now to continue to run the race Father God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1-2.
I challenged the children to draw a picture to illustrate Hebrews 12:1-2 and this amazing picture was drawn by Simi Ajetunmobi.”

Healing in the Church – 27 June

We will be looking at ‘How to receive strength for our mental & emotional well being during lockdown’. There will be time to share in small groups and pray for one another. If you know someone in ill-health from Covid 19 or other illnesses, please join us so we can pray for them. Alternatively send their name to kofi.sunu@newlifecroydon.co.uk.

Alpha

Alpha online starts on 7 July. This is a great opportunity to introduce people to the gospel, so pray about who you could invite. If you would like to get involved, contact us at hello@newlifecoydon.co.uk. Details of how to sign up will be available next week.

Hope Online

Invite your friends from other faith backgrounds to join us at our Hope online on Zoom on Saturday 4th July at 8pm for songs, poetry reading, and an inspiring message of hope on ‘Where is God in a coronavirus world’? 

How to invite people: Send them a personal message inviting them to come. Tell them you will be there too. Share the PDF invite.

Online Activities 

Our Sunday services take place on YouTube and most of our other meetings and activities take place on Zoom. If you would like to join one of these meetings, please visit the ‘church online’ page of our website where you can find details of each leader to contact.

Prayer Meetings

Missions prayer meeting – Last Tuesday of every month, 10am-12pm
Thursday Night prayer meeting – 7pm
Saturday Morning prayer meeting – 9am
‘In the Gap’ – Fridays: 6.30am-7.30am, Prayer for our children and young people
Healing in the Church – 27 June, 10am-12noon

Kids Events

Kids Hangout – Wednesdays 11am
Kids Connect – Fridays 6pm

Youth Events

Friday Night Zoom (interactive quiz with prizes in the post) – Fridays at 7.30pm

Connect Groups

Apologetics Group – The first 3 Thursdays in the month from 7.30pm-9pm. Next meeting is 2 July.
Young Adults Group – Tuesday 23 June at 7.30pm
‘Open House Connect Groups’ Email groups@newlifecroydon.co.uk for more info.
D4M – Tuesday 14 July.

Giving

Thanks for your continuing generosity in this challenging season. We would particularly encourage UK taxpayers to sign up to Gift Aid which increases your gift by at least 25%. 

For information on giving and gift aid, or to give online please click below.

Media Team – Volunteers Needed

We’re looking to expand our Media Team with volunteers who can help us with video editing and production. You would need an eye for video, a reliable laptop, and to be able to use advanced video editing software. You don’t necessarily need experience, but you would need to be able to grasp the basics of making professional looking videos which would enhance New Life’s Sunday services and online presence. 

If interested, please contact James Beatt.  

Staying in touch

There are so many different ways you can keep in touch with us during this time, see below for some of the links. If you have any questions please feel to email us here or phone us Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm on 020 8680 7671.