Welcome to Lifelines Online, our weekly update on everything that’s currently happening at New Life Croydon. This weekend we’re expecting an update from our government on how the country will begin to come out of the full ‘lockdown’. We will be listening carefully to what is said, and prayerfully considering how New Life moves forward as we move into this new phase of the coronavirus crisis. We will continue to keep everyone updated through Lifelines Online and through our website and social media platforms.

This Sunday

Join us this Sunday at 10am for our online service where Mark Rossell will be speaking. We will be sharing communion together during the service so please have some bread and wine (or juice!) ready to join in.

Staff Update

Like many UK employers, New Life has also been impacted by the coronavirus both financially, and in our ability to do all that our staff team were previously doing.    

A number of New Life employees have now been placed on furlough for an initial period of 3 weeks. This has been done with their full agreement, and is not a reflection on them as individuals. It is likely, that in the coming weeks other staff members will also be placed on furlough. Those now on furlough are as follows:

Operations Team
Beverley Wellington – Cleaner
Jon Huggett – Facilities Assistant

Youth Team
Matthias Louis – Youth Intern
Jade Nolan – Youth Intern

Pre-school Team
Emily Darnborough
Pauline Hiscox

Pastoral Team
David Lilley
Tim Coales
Katy Hall 
David & Pauline Fellowes

We will keep you updated of any changes. Please continue to pray for the remaining staff team as they carry on the work of New Life in this challenging time.

In their absence, the first point of contact for each team is Jennie Danso-Asante (Operations Team), Stephen Bryars(Youth Team), Ruth Stephens (Pre-school) and Kofi Sunu (Pastoral Team).

‘The Marriage Sessions’

Care for the Family are running a free, 4-week marriage course starting on 11 May. For more info click below.

“Hello New Life” Greetings

We want you to send us your brief 10-second video greetings which we can include in our future online services and social media platforms. Once you have recorded your video please upload it below.

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.

Kids Events

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

Youth Events

Monday Night Zoom (interactive bible study) – Mondays at 6.30pm
Friday Night Zoom (interactive quiz with prizes in the post) – Fridays at 7.30pm

Parents, please do all you can to encourage your own children/young people to engage in their online activities. If you are not receiving information on our children’s & youth activities please contact Louise Abrahams (Children) and Stephen Bryars (Youth).

Connect Groups

Apologetics Group – Thursdays, 7.30pm-9.00pm (note new time)
D4M Discipleship Group – Tuesday 19 May
‘Open House Connect Groups’ Email groups@newlifecroydon.co.uk for more info
Young Adults Connect Group – Tuesday 12 May 7.30pm – Contact Mark Rossell

Pastoral Care

If you are in need of help and support at this time, or have any questions please do get in touch with us.

Giving

Thank you for your continuing generosity in these challenging times and especially thank  you to all those who have begun to give online or by bank transfer. This is so helpful in this season, when we cannot take up offerings in our services. Remember you can give in three main ways.

1) Give via your bank:

Set up a one-off or regular payment using online or telephone banking using our account details:

Account Name: NLCC Croydon
Account Number: 50810428 
Sort Code: 08-90-79 
Bank: Co-op  
Reference: Please state the purpose of your gift, preceded by your gift aid number if you have one.

2) Give online
Give on our website using the button below.

3) Give by text 
Text the word ‘Give’ to ‭0161 850 8760 and follow the instructions.

We are trying to limit the need for our staff to visit the centre and bank, so wherever possible please avoid sending us cheques. 

Jennie in the finance office is available on 020 8680 7671 ext 321, to help with any questions or difficulties you may be having in giving your offering. NB She can give advice for those needing help with telephone banking.

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.