OPPORTUNITIES

DELIGHT

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


CONNECT

Share the Joy - Ladies, you are invited to a Christmas gathering on December 10, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the West Linn Campus. Enjoy festive treats, an optional craft, inspiring book ideas, and space to quietly reflect on the True Light of Christmas. Bring a friend and join us.

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ADVENT
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December 1 begins the season of Advent, a time of anticipation and preparation of the coming of Christ, culminating with Christmas. The term literally means “the approach” or “the arrival.” Jesus instructs His followers to “Watch. Stay awake. Get ready and prepare!” In each of the December worship services, various members of our church family will lead us in readings to prepare our hearts to receive the Christ Child. 

In addition to what happens in the worship service, the following online resources may also guide you and your families through this month of Advent:

  • The Advent Project - Biola University produces this daily, content–rich, media–filled resource incorporating devotionals, artwork, music, and videos. It begins December 2 and continues through January 7.
  • Good News of Great Joy - John Piper wrote these daily readings for Advent in the form of a printable document.
  • Family Advent Guide - LifeWay Christian Resources created this printable document including devotions, activities, and discussion questions that will help us celebrate the birth of Jesus with our kids.
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OPPORTUNITIES

NEWS

Don't Forget to Ask Your Friends - In light of the recent news, what big question would you most like answered? Let us know what they say on Facebook or the Google Form. We will use the responses to shape the sermon series.


CONNECT

WEST LINN

Bridal Shower for Saige Keikkala - Ladies, please join us on Saturday, December 2, at 2 p.m. in celebration of the upcoming December 15 wedding of Alex Hada and Saige Keikkala. Text Heather Hada with any questions (503-806-4302). Alex and Saige are registered on Amazon.com.

WILSONVILLE

Decorate for Christmas - Join us after the worship service on Sunday, November 26, to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas.

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THANKSGIVING RESOURCES
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Have you noticed how our culture forgets Thanksgiving in the mad dash from Halloween to Christmas? … even in the church. Once October ends, we quickly begin preparations for Advent, culminating in Christmas celebrations and traditions. The fourth Thursday in November gets relegated to the day before “Black Friday” sales events, rather than a national day set aside to remember God’s goodness and thank Him for His provision. Please use the Thanksgiving Resources document to help turn Thanksgiving dinner into an opportunity for intentional disciple-building.

 

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OPPORTUNITIES

ENGAGE

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are due back to the church on SUNDAY, November 12.


DELIGHT

Praise and Prayer Gathering - Join us on Wednesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at New Life West Linn. We will meet for one hour to remember God’s goodness and thank Him for His provision.  


ANNUAL BUDGET AND ELECTIONS MEETING

At the meeting we will introduce new members, vote on our 2018 budget, and approve new elders. Pick up a copy of the proposed budget and lists of elder nominees Sunday, November 19.

WEST LINN

December 3 at 11:30 a.m., after the worship service

WILSONVILLE

December 3 at 12:30 p.m., after the Shared Meal

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OPPORTUNITIES

ENGAGE

Summer in the USA (SUSA) - If you are interested in hosting a Basque student next summer please speak to Paul or Mandy at West Linn on Sunday or John and Chris at Wilsonville .

Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are due back next Sunday, November 12.  Please contact Heather Hada if you have any questions. 

Project Angel Tree - Show Christ’s love for local children and their incarcerated parents by participating in Project Angel Tree. You can purchase gifts and/or deliver them. For more details see the Angel Tree display and sign-up sheets on Sunday or contact Randy Heater.

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OPPORTUNITIES

NEWS

Daylight Saving Time Ends - Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on November 5.

A Memorial Service for Bob Montgomery will be held Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at the West Linn Campus. A reception will follow the service. 

The Rick Sollers Memorial Blood Drive will take place at the West Linn Campus on Saturday, November 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule your appointment contact Hollie at 503-997-7704, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit www.redcrossblood.org; sponsor code: RickSollers.


DELIGHT

Day of Prayer and Fasting - Please join us in a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday, November 1.

WEST LINN

Day of Prayer and Fasting – Join us at Noon on Wednesday, November 1 for a prayer meeting in the Upper Fireside Room.


CONNECT

WILSONVILLE

Please join us for a Shared Meal after the worship service Sunday, November 5. 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. Please bring all food directly to the Fellowship Hall

A Children's Ministry Appreciation Luncheon and Training will take place on November 19 from 12 - 2 p.m. If you are involved in Sunday morning Children's Ministry please plan to stay. Lunch and child care are provided.

Children's Ministry Workers are still needed. Please see the schedule on the Service Opportunities Board or email Pastor Travis to sign up.

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OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

ReGeneration is a community of young adults being transformed by the Gospel. The next gathering is scheduled for October 29 at 7 p.m. in the West Linn basement. We’ll be joined by pastor and author Bill Clem, who will speak on the implications of being created in the image of God. Dinner will follow.

WEST LINN

West Linn Men - Join us for BREAKFAST Saturday, October 28, at 8 a.m. at the former Robinwood campus (19915 Old River Drive). Bring $5 for amazing portions of food! The spiritual R.O.I. will be priceless! To help us plan for food, please call or text Billy Ferguson (503-986-2922) that you’re coming.

Family Funday Sunday - Treasureland families, please join us on October 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the basement at the West Linn Campus. Wear shoes and clothes to play in! Cost of admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Manna Cupboard.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Stay Up-to-Date - Text “@newlifenw” to 81010 for inclement weather updates, last minute notifications, and encouraging reminders by text message.


WEST LINN

New Books and Missing Books - We have new fiction books in the church library. We also have hundreds of books that have been checked out for a long time. Will you please check to see if you have books at home that you are ready to return?

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FAMILYLIFE'S WEEKEND TO REMEMBER - NOVEMBER 10-12

Wouldn't it be great if "happily ever after" really were the end of the story? The difference between a good marriage and a great one is hard work. FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway offers couples biblical wisdom and a safe environment to work on their marriage, free from distractions. Here are the details! The regular price to attend the conference alone is $299.98 per couple ~ you can save $100 per couple upon registering by using the username newlifeformarriage. There will be a box online to click at weekendtoremember.com to put in the username code. When applying the code, your cost per couple will be $199.98!  A special hotel rate is available thru the Janzten Beach Red Lion on the River. The special rate is $115 per night and is available thru October 27, (subject to availability). Upon calling the hotel, mention that you are part of FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember event to receive the discounted rate. If you are able to only spend one night, be sure it is for Saturday night for Date Night. The Hotel is located at 909 N Hayden Island Drive in Portland and the number for the hotel is 503-283-4466. Need more information? Contact Brian or Rose Miller at 503-913-2412.

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