Parents and kids, 3 years old through 5th grade, will enjoy the same fun Bible videos and activities your kids are accustomed to Sunday mornings at New Life.
This printable placemat is designed to sit on the table all month long. These give you easy access to this month’s bottom line as well as questions to ask each week and hand motions to the Bible verse.
We know helping a child with anxiety is a challenge. Here are some resources on managing anxiety during any number of life disruptions. Parents, we are praying for you!
Here’s what’s going to happen:
If you have any questions, please let me know. And get the Zoom app early so we are all ready to go at 7. (We only have a 40 minute window).
We are so grateful for your faithful giving, which allows our church to continue serving and reaching our community and ministries around the world during this time.
Dear New Life Family,
We know that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a worldwide concern and is on everyone’s minds. So, we wanted to take a few moments to send you this special note to encourage you in your faith and in some practical steps you can take.
While it’s good to be informed, don’t allow the plethora of media reports (sometimes confusing or contradictory) to create fear in your heart — rather, this is a good time for us as believers to stay anchored in the truth of God’s Word.
We don’t give a foothold to fear! We believe that God is bigger than illness. Jesus said, “Take heart I have overcome the world.” So, we rest in the knowledge and understanding that
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7
“Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. … If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.” Psalm 91:5-7, 10-11
We are the Church
The church isn’t a building in which we meet – it’s the people. You and me. So, let’s be the church to a hurting world. This crisis will create opportunities to love, care for and offer prayer to those who are ill or anxious. People all around us will be asking deeper questions than usual because everything that previously seemed secure is being shaken.
There will be an increased openness to the gospel, so be bold in sharing your faith. Throughout the history of the church, it has been the Christians who have ministered to the sick – with lepers, the plague, you name it. We invented hospitals and orphanages. That won’t change.
In a time of anxiety and uncertainty it’s wonderful to know the Lord is with us. He’s on the throne and we carry his hope, power and peace to all around us.
“The Lord is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear”
Fear not. Be of good courage. Ask God for wisdom as you navigate this unchartered terrain. As a church, we are believing and praying for God to work and his protection over our lives, our friends and family and over our county, state, and country.
Pastor Jim and Chris
The CDC has issued practical ways that you can mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus – should there be any future cases in Texas or if you travel to places where there are cases of the virus: