Local Events: Spring

To help you engage people in your neighborhoods and communities disconnected from God, we want to share a few community events in your city that could provide an easy opportunity to run into some neighbors, meet some new ones, learn about your local government, hear about people’s needs, and show up as a representative of Christ. These opportunities are planned and offered for you – take advantage! We encourage you to pick one event in your city to visit this season!

You can view more links and resources on city events on the new Local Outreach page.

West Linn

State of the City — February 28, 5:30pm
Mary S Young Work Party — March 2, 9:00am
Happy Hour with the Mayor — March 15, 5:00pm

Wilsonville

First Friday Films — March 1, 6:00pm
Community Egg Hunt — April 20, 10:00am
WERK Day — April 27, 8:00am

Oregon City

Art Lab for Kids (all ages) — Wednesdays, 2:30pm
First Friday Films — March 1, 6:30pm
Oregon City Enhancement Day — April 6, 9:00am

Canby

Storytime for Kids — Fridays, 11:00am
Free Concert — March 9, 2:30pm
Day of Dairy Event — April 13, 11:00am

Gladstone

Kids Storytime — Thursdays, 9:30am
Arbor Day — April 27, 10:00am

Milwaukie

Family Storytime — Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Tideman Johnson Park Work Party — March 2, 9:00am
Repair Fair — April 6, 10:00am

DELIGHT · ENGAGE · CONNECT · SERVE

CONNECT

Men's Breakfast - Saturday, February 23, at 8 a.m. in the West Linn Fellowship Hall (basement). Suggested donation of $5. Text RSVP to Billy Ferguson (503-956-2922).

ReGeneration meets next Sunday, February 24, at 7 p.m. at the West Linn Campus. We will celebrate the Gospel, pursue Jesus, eat dinner, and develop a community of young adults.


SERVE

WEST LINN

Sunday Hospitality - Would you like to serve on our Sunday Hospitality Team? If so, contact the church office.

WILSONVILLE

Ministry to Children - If you are interested in serving in our Sunday morning Children’s Ministry or our Wednesday evening Awana Ministry, please contact the church office.


The church office will be closed Monday, February 18.

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DELIGHT · ENGAGE · CONNECT · SERVE

DELIGHT

WEST LINN

Baptism - We will have a baptism at the West Linn Campus on February 17 at 4 p.m. Feel free to bring a snack to share.


CONNECT

Luncheon - All adults are invited to attend the “2nd Wednesday Luncheon” this Wednesday, February 13 at 12:30 p.m. in the West Linn Fellowship Hall. We will honor West Linn’s new Chief of Police. Please bring a main dish, salad, or dessert to share.

Combined Gathering - March 10 at 10 a.m., we will all worship together in the West Linn High Commons Area and lunch will be provided afterward.

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Wilsonville Women's Gathering

DATE CORRECTION

Women’s Gathering - The women of New Life Wilsonville will be meeting for our first official women’s ministry gathering on Monday, February 18 (not February 8) at 6:30 p.m. Come as you are; dinner will be provided. If possible please RSVP.

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OPPORTUNITIES

PRAY

Day of Prayer and Fasting - Please join us in a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday, February 6. Look for prayer requests on the church blog or in the newsletter.


DELIGHT

Are you considering Baptism? We will have a baptism at the West Linn Campus on February 17 at 4 p.m. If you would like to be baptized, please contact the church office and a pastor will contact you.


CONNECT

WEST LINN

Women, February’s 1st Thursday CONNECT is this week. Join us February 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m., for a candlelight dinner, teaching from God’s Word, and practical ways to love. Enter 81010 and text “@wlwomen” to receive text announcements from Women’s Ministry.

WILSONVILLE

Please join us for a shared meal after the worship service on February 3. This is a great time to connect with one another.

Women’s Gathering - The women of New Life Wilsonville will be meeting for our first official women’s ministry gathering on Monday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. Come as you are; dinner will be provided. If possible please RSVP.


ENGAGE

Be a Good Neighbor - It’s not too early to plan to host a party for your neighbors this summer. We will kick off this initiative with a meeting downstairs at the West Linn Campus on February 10 at 12:15 p.m. Please RSVP as lunch will be provided.

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OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

ReGeneration is meeting Sunday night (January 27) at 7 p.m. at the West Linn Campus. We will celebrate the Gospel, pursue Jesus, eat dinner, and develop a community of young adults.

Online Directory - We will be updating the online directories in the next week. Please use your Connection Card to provide us with updated information or email the church office.

WILSONVILLE

Please join us for a Shared Meal after the worship service next Sunday (February 3). Please bring a main dish and a side dish (salad, fruit, dessert, etc.) to share with others. Your generous contributions allow us to be hospitable to guests who may wish to join us.


ENGAGE

WEST LINN

Be a Good Neighbor - It’s not too early to plan to host a party for your neighbors this summer. We will kick off this initiative with a meeting downstairs at the West Linn Campus on February 10 at 12:15 p.m. Please RSVP as lunch will be provided.

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OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

Make Your Way In – Join us Sunday evening (January 20) at 5 p.m. at the West Linn Campus for the second part of a two-part New to New Life class. Pastors will answer questions about our beliefs, our purpose and structure, and how you might become part of what God is doing at New Life Church! Dinner will be provided.

Baby Shower - Emily Leonard is hosting a baby shower for four New Life Church ladies. Kate Maloney, Maren Knopp, Anna Maloney, and Courtney Anderson would all love for you to celebrate with them next Sunday, January 27 at 12 p.m. in the Wilsonville Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided. Please reach out to Emily (541-409-3904) with any questions about where they are registered or how you can help contribute towards the cost of freezer meals.

WEST LINN

West Linn Men's Breakfast - Join West Linn men this Saturday, January 26, at 8 a.m. in the West Linn Fellowship Hall (basement). Suggested donation of $5 for amazing food. The fellowship is priceless! Please text Billy Ferguson (503-956-2922) to confirm that you are coming.


INFORMATION

Year-End Giving Statements - Thank you for your generous giving in 2018!

  • West Linn - You will find your 2018 Giving Statement in your church mailbox. While you are picking it up, please check to see if any of the lost items in the mailbox area belong to you.

  • Wilsonville - The 2018 Giving Statements were mailed last week. If you have questions, please contact Kim Brandstetter.

WEST LINN

Parking - Due to the events going on at West Linn High School on Sunday (January 20), the usual parking may be full. If so, try the lot at West Linn High School behind the Performing Arts building.

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OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

Make Your Way In – Through a two-part New to New Life class, this Sunday and next (January 13 and 20) at 5 p.m., pastors will answer questions about our beliefs, our purpose and structure, and how you might become part of what God is doing at New Life Church! Dinner will be provided.


ENGAGE

Foster Parents Night Out (FPNO) - We are partnering with other churches in Wilsonville to host a monthly evening for children in foster families. If you would like to help provide a night out for foster parents, contact Elizabeth Doris. There will be a training meeting on January 18 from 6 - 9 p.m. (dinner is provided).


INFORMATION

Melba Means Memorial Service - There will be a celebration of life to honor Melba on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The of the service is 11 a.m. at Gladstone First Baptist Church located at 6125 Caldwell Road in Gladstone. If you would like to know more about Melba you can go to the Crown Memorial Website.

WEST LINN

Parking - Due to the events going on at West Linn High School next Sunday (January 20), the usual parking may be full. If so, try the lot at West Linn High School behind the Performing Arts building.

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New Year's Challenge for Men
 

Hello, men of New Life!

Just yesterday, a cashier at Trader Joe’s asked me if I had made any resolutions for the New Year. Seizing the opportunity to engage him further, I replied that I had been challenged by an article titled, “Make Habits, Not Resolutions.” We talked briefly about how a habit becomes ingrained into our character, but a “New Year’s Resolution” tends to disappear within a short time.

The key theme that emerged from Men’s Reboot back in November was the strategic importance of being in God’s Word daily; reading, studying, memorizing, and meditating on His precious revelation to us. This is a habit to be cultivated this New Year, unlike hastily-made resolutions that quickly get discarded and forgotten.

Here is the challenge. Read through the Gospel of Mark, one chapter each week, starting with chapter one this coming week (January 6-12). Choose any version and any mode (digital or paper) you prefer. But read it with a partner, preferably another man from New Life Church. Text, call, or email each other at least one time each week with encouragement, questions, or insights you have gained through your reading. If you are already meeting in a Bible study with two or three other men, use those connections to hold each other accountable to this new reading challenge.

Are you in? Please email or text me back with your decision as soon as possible.

At the Men’s Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, January 26 (8 a.m.) we will focus on what we learned from the first three chapters of Mark’s Gospel. Also, starting this Sunday, we will offer an adult Bible study during both worship services (9 and 10:45 a.m.) , meeting in the Chapel and studying the Gospel of Mark.

If you don’t already have a “go-to” app for Bible reading, try BibleGateway. It is simple to use, and is compatible with all smartphones.

By the way, the cashier at TJ’s seemed to enjoy our ensuing conversation after he got over his initial surprise that I had engaged his question so enthusiastically!

Walking in Truth! (3 John 3)

~Tim Robertson

OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

Join a Life Group - If you are not already in a Life Group, now is a great time to join one. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Aeric Estep.

2nd Wednesday Luncheon - Join us this Wednesday, January 9, at 12:30 p.m. at the West Linn Campus, for our monthly “2nd Wednesday Senior Adult Luncheon.” Bring a main dish, side, or dessert to share. Paul and Beryl Metko will share about this coming summer’s outreach to Basque high school students (SUSA).

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