New Life in Christ Weekend Newsletter (2/12/21) – NO 8:30 AM Service This Week: 10:30 AM and 6 PM Only)

This Newsletter

  • NO 8:30 AM Service This Week: 10:30 AM and 6 PM Only
  • Church Office Closed Friday
  • Biblical Counseling as Discipleship
  • Focus 2021 - What is God Calling us To?
  • Questions about NLIC and COVID Practices - also a NLIC COVID Update
  • Upcoming Events and Worship Plan for This Weekend

No 8:30 AM Service This Week: 10:30 AM and 6 PM Only
By Pastor Sam

No 8:30 AM Service This Week: 10:30 AM and 6 PM Only. There will be no nursery this week.
This Sunday (2/14/2021), we will only have our services at 10:30 AM and 6 PM. We have cancelled the 8:30 service. The weather forecast predicts icy roads today and we want to give time for thawing before the service. We will meet for our evening service as usual.
We will have the service available online at
Please spread the word and let us know if you have any questions.

Biblical Counseling as Discipleship
By Pastor Sam

You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of,
knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith
which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and beneficial
for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness;
17 so that the man or woman of God may be fully capable, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:14-17

Would you like to learn Biblical Counseling as a means of discipleship, both for your personal growth and to build up “one another” in the faith? The Session has approved the purchase of a “site license” for New Life in Christ members to access the Biblical Counseling Institute’s (BCI) “Fundamentals Training Course” through Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS). This training includes two (2) 30-hour self-paced video courses: Introduction to Biblical Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling. The “Fundamentals Training Course” meets the Phase 1 certification requirement of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

New Life in Christ is building a cohort of students for mutual edification and encouragement, and now is a great opportunity to join a group that desires to grow in their discipline and knowledge of the Word of God. The only cost is your time and attention. The goal is to complete the entire 60-hour course by the end of this calendar year.

I am holding a Zoom meeting on Monday, February 15 at 7 pm to explain more about the course, hear questions, and discuss a plan to increase your probability of success. We especially want to pray for the Lord to use these efforts for His glory. If you can’t make this meeting, I am happy to find a time to discuss what you missed. Let me know of your interest by emailing me at

Focus 2021 – Where have we been and where are we going?
By Pastor Sean

We continue to reflect on the past year as we set forth our prayer goals for 2021. This year, Focus Day is being held on three Sunday evenings during the months of January and February. You can view the first two services by following the links below.

Questions about NLIC and COVID Practices
By Pastor Sean

Be prayerful for those affected by COVID. We continue to see more cases in our church and around us, including hospitalizations. Please continue to be vigilant and considerate. Thanks for your willingness to work with our policies and goals.

As a reminder, if you have had close contact with a COVID positive person within 2 days of their first symptoms or a positive COVID test, please join in for one of our online viewing options. Let the quarantine expire before joining in activities again. Thank you so much!

Upcoming Events and Worship Plan for This Weekend

Saturday (2/13/2021)

  • 9:00 AM Praise Team Rehearsal (in the Sanctuary)
  • 9:00 AM Twice Monthly Women’s Bible Study (see Women’s Update email for details)
  • 9:30 AM Galentine's Day Brunch (see Women’s Update email for details)

Sunday (2/14/2021)

  • Sunday School Classes: Current and Past Adult and Children Sunday School Classes and other resources are available Online (Link Here for YouTube Channel).
  • *NO* 8:30 AM Service this week
  • 10:30 AM - Second Service (Livestream: - Pastor Doug Kittredge Preaching
  • After Second Service - Cherokee Mission Trip Informational Meeting (in Room 200)
  • 4:30 PM - Youth Group - Meet ONLINE only (see email from Jay Storms)
  • 4:30 PM - Care Group Leaders - Meet in Room 100 or ONLINE (see email from Pastor Sam)
  • 6:00 PM - Evening Service - Jeremy Greenberg exhorting from Ephesians (Livestream: