Archive for July, 2012
For a complete list of this week's events, check out our calendar.
Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Prayer
The Tuesday morning ladies prayer group will be meeting at the home of Rosemary Wilson this week at 9:30 am. Contact Rosemary or Arletta Spencer for directions.
The First Step
The First Step is a general introduction class to New Life Church that will provide helpful information about our history, organization, church culture, and how to get involved. If you are new to New Life, recently been baptized in Jesus’ name and/or received the Holy Spirit, or have never attended The First Step, we invite you to attend this class on Thursday, August 2, at 7 pm. Please RSVP to Lisa Gomez at 512-832-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
[re]GENERATION: Youth Ministry
This week’s Summer Thursday activity for the youth will be at Playland Skate Center on McCann Dr, August 2, from 7 to 9:30 pm. Admission is only $5 (even if you decide not to skate, you are still required to pay the admission).
Launch into the Deep on Friday evening, August 3, at New Life for a youth service beginning at 8 pm.
Junior High Ladies: 7th and 8th Grade Girls
The junior high ladies are having a back-to-school sleepover at Ashley Piel’s home on Friday, August 3, following the youth service. There will be snacks, games, and breakfast the next morning. The girls will arrive at New Life at noon on Saturday for pick up. Contact Sarah Ramirez or Ashley Piel for more details.
Men’s Bowling Night
The men are going bowling at Mel’s Lonestar Lanes in Georgetown on Friday, August 3, from 7 to 9 pm. Lane rental is only $10 and includes shoes. There are only twenty-five spots available, and you must RSVP by Wednesday, August 1, with Robert Collier or Jerry Noble.
Young Families: 20s & 30s
The young families are going to Jumpoline on Thursday, August 9, from 7 to 9 pm. This event is only $7 per person. Contact Christina Grooms for more details.
Reminder: Restricted Access at Current Location
Due to our current lease agreement with the Austin International School (AIS), we currently have restricted access at this location during the weekdays. Only approved scheduled functions should be at the church during these times. Always enter the parking lot from the west/Coronet side of the parking lot, and keep to this area of the parking lot or park on the side street and observe posted signs on the property. Do not drive through the parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation during this time of transition until we move to our new location. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
- Special: Paul Remigio, Lisa Barrick, Christine Hager, Angel Wells Family, Rhonda Douglas, Kathy Trahan
- Healing: T.J. Moore, Alyssa Snodgrass, Sanford Hutson, Arletta Spencer, Lorain Morgan, Margarett Parker, Charles Fruzia, Eddie Goins, Cody Reese, Adam Cook, Perie Mak, Rebecca Brisco, Mary Ann Looman, Dee Deyle, Tanya Ross, Heather Fowler, Margaret Guerro, Virginia Ramos, Angel Perez
- Kalib Batdorf, first-time visitor brought by Amber Childs, received the Holy Spirit and was baptized in Jesus’ name.
- David Bondie was baptized in Jesus’ name.
- Ellie Bondie was baptized in Jesus’ name.
- Hannah Bondie, daughter of David and Ellie, was baptized in Jesus’ name.
- Dylan Bondie, son of David and Ellie, received the Holy spirit and was baptized in Jesus’ name.
- Matthew Gander was baptized in Jesus’ name.
- Joe Stuart Sr., father of Joe Stuart, was baptized in Jesus’ name.
We rejoice in the great victories from last week. Several were baptized and received the Holy Spirit, and many were renewed in their faith. Additionally, we had a tremendous month of prayer meetings at our mid-summer vespers. God truly is good to us! Tonight we will partake of the Lord’s Supper. Please come in faith and repentance to receive the grace of God afresh.
Join us on August 17-19 for our back-to-school weekend: Launch 2012!
Launch 2012 is specifically tailored to prepare students to go back to school motivated and equipped to bring Christ's love and power to their schools.
Our guest speaker is Pastor Travis Worthington of Nova Pentecostal Church in the Washington DC area. Trav-ology (Travis’s fun way of looking at life) will encourage your faith and will inspire you to love God and people in an up close and personal way and have a blast while doing it. Pastor Worthington has impacted thousands of young people, and his intense passion for souls will launch the faith of everyone to seek to do something great for God.
- Friday, August 17, 8pm
- Launch Rally
- Saturday, August 18, 9am – 2pm
- Extreme Paintball
- 11am Worship Service
- 6:30pm Back-to-School Service
For a complete list of this week's events, check out our calendar.
Please mark your calendars and come out to help for the all-church work nights at 7 pm on Thursday and Friday, July 19-20, and the all-church work day on Saturday, July 21, at 7 am. We will be covering up the recently stained floors and installing insulation above some ceilings. Please see the church calendar for a list of tools and equipment needed. Your support and help is greatly appreciated!
Guest Services Meeting
There will be a guest services meeting at New Life on Thursday, July 19, at 7:00 pm. Contact Akil Thompson or Sharon Gentry for details.
[re]GENERATION (Youth Ministry)
- [re]GEN is going kayaking and canoeing on Thursday, July 19, from 10 am to 2 pm at Zilker Park. Come and join us as we have a blast on the water and grab a bite to eat afterwards. We will meet at New Life and return after lunch. A waiver will need to be completed to attend. The cost is $12 per boat. Visit the New Life calendar and click on this event for more details concerning rentals and restrictions.
- Illumin8, the community service team of [re]GEN, is going to Zilker Park on Saturday, July 21, from noon to 2 pm. Contact Neariah Hernandez for more details.
STX Kids Camp: July 30 through August 2 in Kerrville, TX. Kids Camp is for children ages 8 to 11 years old. Early registration is only $155 through July 22. Registration forms can be picked up at the Kids Connect table or are available on the district website at stxupci.com/kids-camp-2012-face-2-face. Contact Norma Frances for details.
Knights and Angels (5th and 6th Grades)
The Knights and Angels are Keeping Austin Beautiful at the Brushy Creek Lake Park on Saturday, July 21, from noon to 2 pm. They will meet at the water park area near the parking lot. Wear comfy clothes and shoes; you may get a little dirty. A small after-event snack will be provided. Contact Shaleen Stover or Jared Steele for details.
- Tuesday, July 17, the ladies book club will be hosted by Tiffany Bedford at the home of Jan Madden at 7 pm. Prepare your mom’s favorite recipe to share and bring a friend. Visit the New Life calendar for more details.
- Saturday, July 21, from 6 to 10 pm the ladies will have a swim, swap, and snack night. All ladies, 16 and older, are invited to an evening of fun at the home of Debra Damman. Bring your swimsuit, towel, and clothes to swap (twelve item limit). Please bring a snack item to share. Visit the New Life calendar or see Regina Noble or Debra Damman for details.
- Tuesday, July 24, at 7 pm the ladies will begin an intensive series on how to the study the Bible based on Eat This Book by Melani Shock. Ladies will need to purchase the study guide and journal designed for this course and commit to four-weeks. The cost is $15. Please see Regina Noble for more information.
- Special: The Boone Family, Margaret Scott, Juliet Lindsey
- Healing: Don Randolph, James Campbell, Laura Heihn, Merry Treen, Diane Smith, Sonny Sharpe, Jared Steele, Meredith Fox, Linda Benitez, Martha Dobyns
- Deidre Dawson received miracle of healing.
We had a wonderful time of prayer Wednesday night. We will continue our mid-summer vespers for the next two Wednesdays, and I would like to encourage everyone to attend. This coming Wednesday, we will focus on renewal and ingathering, praying for personal spiritual renewal, the renewal of backsliders, and an ingathering of new people.
Next Sunday Evangelist Luke Levine will be with us. I am asking everyone to take a day of prayer and fasting for our revival. We will pray for this specifically on Wednesday night. If you know someone who needs a miracle or who needs to receive the Holy Spirit, please invite them to the services.