Dear New Life Family
 
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
 
In these challenging times, we hold onto the promises of God that we don’t need to be afraid. He is with us and has promised to strengthen and help us, both individually and as a church family. 
 
As you will probably now know, in line with Government advice, we have decided that for the immediate future we will no longer be holding Sunday services, or any other ministries or activities at the centre or in homes. However, our desire is that during this season we will continue to function and even grow as a church, even though we are not able to meet together in person.  
 
As we approach the weekend, there’s some important information we want you to know:

This Sunday

We will not be meeting at the centre, but we will be meeting together online at 10am. There will be a time or worship and a message will be shared. Even though we will be in our homes, we would encourage you to welcome His presence as we join together online. A link of where to join us will be posted on our website on Sunday morning.

Pastoral Care 

This week our pastoral team have been busy identifying those who are elderly, vulnerable or self-isolating who may need our help with shopping and other tasks. If you need help or if you are able to help with things like shopping, please contact Dave Bryars.

We also want to encourage everyone at New Life to be looking out for one another so please stay in touch with those you know, especially those who may be on their own at home.

Giving

We are grateful for your generous giving and wherever possible we want to encourage you to keep on giving to New Life at this time, as we seek to continue to care for everyone and develop new ways of connecting and ministering to the New Life family. Although many of you already give by bank transfer, there are some of you who normally give your offering in our Sunday meetings.
 
For those who normally give in the Sunday offering, who are not now able to do so because of the current changes, we would encourage you to continue to give, but by bank transfer or online via the New Life website.
 
If you are not able to give in any of these ways, but still want to give please contact accounts.

Staying In Touch

In the coming days we will be giving you more information on how different ministries and activities at New Life will be staying in touch and how we can remain connected in this season.
 
Please check out the New Life website and social media platforms for all the latest information.
 
If you have any further questions at this time please feel free to contact us here.

These are unprecedented and unexpected times, but they are an amazing opportunity for the church of Jesus to shine brightly with a message of hope to those around us.
 
God bless you!
 
The elders of New Life