Our Family Care team is here to serve you and your family in diverse times of crisis and need. At any point in our lives, we can be moving forward in life and a crisis hits, and we either stop moving forward or we are knocked backward. This affects us individually, but also, when one person in a family is suffering, it begins to affect the whole family. It is at this time, that our staff and volunteer Family Care teams join to walk alongside you and each member of your family to provide Care, Connections and Resources to holistically care for you.
We are continuing to build Care teams that provide meals, grocery shopping, cleaning, car and home repair and other services on a case-by-case basis. If you are looking for a simple way to volunteer at New Life, we would love to have you join our team in this area!
Connections and community are key to bringing healing in our lives. Often, we feel we are alone in the hard things we are walking through, and we are afraid to be vulnerable and share the pain of our stories. We have found that as we share our pain with others that we can find community to lock arms with us and join us in our journey. Our one-on-one connections provide an opportunity to sit with someone who has a similar story and is a little ahead in their journey. There is power in sharing your story and having someone who understands and who is able to empathize with you. Our small groups provide connection with others in a safe group setting to dive into deeper waters of healing together. If you would be interested in sharing your story to assist another in their journey of healing, please connect with us!
Lastly, we coordinate with our church and community to provide resources that will help you in your journey towards healing. Counselors, classes and workshops, retreat centers, and books are areas we are researching to walk alongside you.
If your family is in need of care, connections or resources; or you are interested in volunteering with our team to walk alongside others, we would love to connect with you. Our email is email@example.com, it would be a joy to meet you.
We believe child dedications are the declaration of you, as parents, to raise your child to know and understand God and a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. Child dedications can occur at any time in a child’s life (not just as infants) because it is your vow to God, as opposed to the decision of your child.
If you are interested in dedicating your child, register below!
Dedication Dates: Aug. 1, Oct. 3, & Dec. 5
Junior High Retreat
Who: 6th-8th grade
Where: September 17th at New Life Church & September 18th at Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center
When: In September, the evening of the 17th and all day the 18th
What: The 2021 Retreat for 6th-8th grade is a place for worship, community, games, and time in the word. We will gather at the New Life North campus Friday, September 17th for worship and a message, then we will head home for the night and reconvene at Ponderosa Camp and Conference Center for the entirety of the day. At the retreat center we will gather for worship, games, and a few messages. They will provide lunch and dinner and a few snacks.
Cost: Early Bird- $55 (will begin July 11th) and regular price of $65 (will begin August 11th).
Note: This is NOT an overnight experience.
ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Seminar)
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Contact: Annie Cribbs at firstname.lastname@example.org
This free 2-hour seminar will be taught by certified trainers and is designed to teach us how to provide trauma-informed care to the members in our church and community.
Adoption/Foster Family Community Park Day
Date: Saturday, August 28,, 2021 (4th Saturdays of the month)
Location: Fox Run Regional Park
Contact: Meredith Shuman at email@example.com
Join us for a time or community and connection for adoptive and foster families and friends. No matter if you are still considering adoption/fostering or if you have been at it for 30 years… come and enjoy some ice cream and time together.
Date: September 13-17, 2021
Location: WPC Room 107
Don’t let the feeling of being unqualified sideline you from bringing hope to the hardest places. With I.F.O.C. Chaplain training and credentials, you’ll be equipped to guide and direct those in crisis or trauma. This is an accredited 40-hour training course offered through the International Fellowship of Chaplains. Early bird registration is $300 and ends August 6th. Late registration is $350. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the course, and after completing training, students can apply for their license. Register at www.IFOC.org
Date: September 16-19, 2021
Location: Buena Vista
Individuals, and families with children age 4 and older, will experience a week of quality time together while serving families living through childhood cancer. Volunteers will be paired with a family living through childhood cancer to serve them throughout the week. Volunteers play a critical role in creating a retreat experience that provides joy and hope, while strengthening families.
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Location: WPC Prayer Room
We will partner with Mephibosheth ministries for “The Banquet.” This is a chance for families with a child or adult with a specialized need in their home to come, share a meal and have opportunity to connect with each other and with a family in our community. We are looking for families to serve on this special evening! You can join us and sit at a table with a family to serve them, encourage and pray for them and hopefully create a connection to continue to pray for them and/or serve their family as you feel led.
Adoption/Foster Care Event
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Location: WPC Prayer Room
We will be hosting a dinner for Adoptive and Foster Care families. Please consider attending this special night, where our Adoptive and Foster Care Families will be blessed with dinner, worship, a special speaker and connection to each other and our church. We pray that this will provide you opportunity to serve another family in need.