Welcome to Lifelines Online, our weekly update on everything that’s currently happening at New Life Croydon. As we enter our third month of ‘lockdown’, some of us might be finding it tiring and hard going. We want to remind you of Paul’s encouragement to the Galatian Christians: 

“And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up, so then as we have an opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
Gal 6:9-10  

Let’s continue to encourage one another in every way we can. It’s amazing what an encouraging text or phone call can do for the person receiving it. Some of you may also have opportunities to bless & encourage neighbours and work colleagues! Let’s continue to do good!

This Sunday

Join us this Sunday at 10am for our online service where Ian James will speaking. Ian’s notes will be available on the sermons page of our website just before the service starts, so feel free to follow along as Ian shares part one of a two-part series on money and giving

Songs We Love 

We’ve compiled both a Spotify and YouTube playlist of songs we love to sing at our services at New Life. Enjoy 8 hours of beautiful worship which we hope will help you focus your heart on our wonderful God.

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 – 10am
‘In the Gap’ – Fridays: 6.30am-7.30am, Prayer for our children and young people
Healing in the Church – Saturday 30th May, 10am

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, 7.30pm
‘Open House Connect Groups’ Email groups@newlifecroydon.co.uk for more info

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.