Alpha is a series of weekly sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation around a meal in a casual, safe environment. It’s great for skeptics, the unchurched or those wanting to investigate Christianity. To find out when our next Alpha is, email Pastor Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our goal is to “deliver love” to the children of prisoners each Christmas. Starting in November, you can pick up Angel tags after the Worship Service or make special arrangements by contacting email@example.com. Each tag shares the gift-wishes of a particular child. Click here to learn more.
Change for Christ Offerings
Every 5th Sunday of the year, you have the opportunity to pray and give as we collect a special offering (spare change, cash and checks) for our local outreach initiatives.
Taking place on campus at the beginning of December, come celebrate the Christmas season with us as we taste from a variety of international flavors and enjoy live music, crafts, inflatables, games, and prizes – all to support our local and global missionaries! For more information, email Veronica Bobic (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A key initiative at New Life is our weekly food distribution. Every Saturday volunteers serve between 50-200 individuals. The dignity and respect we aim to provide our neighbors is what we believe will set the church apart from other food distribution outlets. For more information, click here.
Imago Dei Church
We have formed a partnership with a local, new church in Downey called Imago Dei. Along with building a relationship with their Lead Pastor Daniel Jansson, we have been fortunate enough to financially bless and occasionally provide meeting rooms for them. Their mission is to behold Jesus, becoming like him and display his glory through all of us in all of life and to all of the world. For more information on this church plant, visit their website: http://imagodei.church/home
Members in Mission
Members-in-Missions (MiM) is all about furthering New Life’s rich legacy as a “sending” church. We develop and send financial support, prayer and encouragement to our church members and some long-time friends who go out vocationally to serve on the mission field – some locally, some globally. Click here for more information.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
In order to supplement what we receive from the Long Beach Food Bank for our own food distribution on Saturday mornings, we hold a special annual Thanksgiving food drive. You may bring the bag of food to New Life on a Sunday morning worship service or to the church office by Wednesday, November 16th. The bag should include the following specific items: canned applesauce, corn or green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, turkey gravy, yams; box or bag of instant mashed potatoes, stuffing, jello or pudding.
The Shalom Project
Instead of seeking our own individual, denominationally divided ways of doing ministry, New Life Community Church has played a pivotal role in forming a networking movement of local Christian churches and ministries united to bless Artesia, Cerritos and beyond. To fulfill their mission, The Shalom Project offers community gatherings and services in partnership with our city government, businesses, schools and churches. For more information on The Shalom Project, click here. To get involved, email email@example.com