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Check out these important upcoming dates and events and start imagining how God would have you play a part...

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New Life Family, 

This past week we had an incredible time with our kids as they connected with God at Breakaway Kids Camp!  It is only a positive reminder to all of us that the same God who is at work in YOU is not a God who leaves anyone unnoticed.  He speaks to the adult and the child alike and it is all beautiful! 

We know Summer can be a busy time for many of us, and we celebrate the opportunities each of us have to recharge and renew!  With that being said, Summer is also a time of preparation for the Fall and we continue to anticipate people looking for places to connect with God and we as a Church Body want to be ready to provide meaningful opportunities for real connection and real growth.  Ask the Lord to open our understanding of the role He desires each of us to play within our corporate Church Body! Each individual part has more meaning than we realize!  Imagine for a few moments if we were working in perfect concert with God's plan for our lives.  What could the Lord have in mind that we have not even dreamt of yet?

Imagine yourself as "The Church" that is meeting people where they are and demonstrating the power of the Risen Christ that breaks shackles and sets the prisoner free!  He is the One who brings hope.  He is the One who heals the broken hearted.  He is the One who gives dreams and vision where the desert has been stifling.  He is the One who causes growth in seasons of drought. And He is the One who is at work IN YOU and THROUGH YOU.  Imagine families transformed and marriages made new.  Imagine a place where children and youth have a meeting place with God where they can discover His purpose, passion and plan for their lives in a course altering way.  Imagine the status of people's mental health completely turned around.  Imagine us as a meeting place where signs and wonders from God's heart and God's ability are poured out through willing vessels.  Imagine!

A reminder regarding a few items:

Imagineers Church Lunch Potluck

  • Tomorrow morning (June 27th) , immediately following Sunday morning service is our "Imagineers Church Lunch"! 
  • If New Life is your home church (or you are considering it making it your home) you are encouraged to attend this potluck!  
  • Meat will be provided (hamburgers and brats).  Please bring a side or two to share (enough for your family, plus one).
  • As we are emerging from the COVID19 restrictions we want to take this opportunity to dream again about the future of New Life.  This is the first of several planned gatherings to help us engage our collective holy imagination.  We call it imagineering!  Your input is highly valued.  

Sunday Mornings 
Looking forward to seeing you all again as we gather together in corporate worship!

  • Christ in the Synoptic Gospels Teen & Adult Sunday School
    8:30-9:30AM
  • Children's  Sunday School
    8:30-9:30AM
  • Pre-Service Prayer
    9:45AM
  • Sunday Morning Worship Experience
    Children's Church
    10:30AM

Axis Infiniti Youth Group

  • Sunday, June 27th - NO YOUTH GROUP
  • Sunday, July 4th - NO YOUTH GROUP
  • Sunday, July 11th - Youth Group 4-6:30PM
  • July 12th - 16th - Breakaway Teen Camp!
  • Sunday, July 18th - Youth Group 4-6:30PM
  • Sunday, July 25th - Youth Group 4-6:30PM

Mid-Week Prayer Schedule for the next month:

  • Wednesday, June 30th - 7PM
    Illinois Wesleyan University
    Prayer walk with Chi Alpha
     
  • Wednesday, July 7th - 7PM
    Illinois State University
    Prayer walk with Chi Alpha
     
  • Wednesday, July 14th - 7PM
    Heartland Community College
    Prayer walk with Chi Alpha
     
  • Wednesday, July 21st - 6:30PM at New Life
    Missionaries to Turkey
    Virtual Prayer Tour
     
  • Wednesday, July 28th - 7PM
    Illinois State University
    Prayer walk with Chi Alpha

Children's Ministry 

1. Children's Ministry Area Work Days
Come ready to work to help spruce up our Children's Ministry area!  Adults, teens and kids welcome to help! 

  • Tuesday, July 27th
    3-6PM
  • Wednesday, July 28th
    3-6PM

2. Family Fun Night!
Bring your family and friends for a fun time of games and snack foods!

  • Saturday, July 10th
    4-6PM
    NLF Fellowship Hall

3. FOCUS VBS at First Assembly!
During VBS kids will have an opportunity to experience and explore different ways we can better focus to hear God, talk to God, and live for God.

  • First Assembly of God
    800 E Vernon Ave, Normal
    July 21st - 23rd
    6-8:30PM
  • Registration is open for kids 3 years - 5th grade
  • Child must be potty trained to attend

As we walk through these Summer months that are rapidly merging into the Fall, imagine one more time what God must have had in mind when He dreamt of you. Let's run after that God.  Let's walk in that dream, together. 

Spoiled for the ordinary,

Pastors James & Shelley