updated November 20 @ 5:25pm
In response to today’s announcement by the Ontario government regarding lockdown measures in both Toronto and Peel regions, we are making the difficult but necessary decision to close our church to in-person services and switch to online service delivery.
We place a high value on your health and wellbeing. Also as a measure to be inclusive, a number of our congregants reside in both Peel and Toronto, and commuting may pose some difficulties for them. We hope this measure will limit the spread of covid-19 within our region.
If you have any concerns, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Elio Marrocco
This weekend, Pastor Elio will continue the “How To…” series with the message, “How to Worship”. The main text will be from Psalm 95 and you won’t want to miss it!
Remember to share the below links with friends and family, especially those who are not of the faith.
Weekend Service Links
Friday’s service will start tonight at 8pm. You can access it from our YouTube channel, or directly with this link: NewLife Online- Friday November 20th
This Sunday we will stream the service at 10:30am and 12pm. These can also be accessed from our YouTube channel, or directly from this link: NewLife Online- Sunday November 22nd
You can download and print the outline for Sunday morning here: Outline- Sunday November 22nd
Psalm 95:1-2, “Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.”
Weekend Service Registration
There is currently no in-person services available.
We continue to have a great time in worship and hearing from God’s word together each weekend. During these uncertain times, we find shelter and peace in His presence. May you be reminded of God’s nearness to you, and His great love for you. Psalm 91:1, “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” For those of you comfortable attending our services in person, please find below the links to register for this weekends English services.
(If you sign up for a service and cannot make it for whatever reason, please cancel your reservation through your confirmation email, as we want to ensure those who want to come to a service are able to. Details on how to cancel your reservation are found in your confirmation email you received with your original booking.)
Important updates and reminders for our weekend services: 1 – Please continue to register for the services ahead of time. We are not able to accommodate those who show up to the services without registering online. 2 – Remember that the Friday night and Sunday morning services are exactly the same, and as such we kindly ask that you register for only one service per weekend. We do this to ensure everyone will have a chance to experience a weekend service. 3 – Our doors open 15 minutes before the start of service, and close 15 minutes after the start. Please try to be on time. 4 – When you enter the sanctuary, kindly sit where the ushers guide you to sit. This is for the safety of everyone in attendance, and we greatly appreciate your cooperation. 5 – Masks continue to be mandatory indoors, however, those with pre-existing conditions are exempt according to the York Region health guidelines. If you have a pre-existing condition, simply let one of the greeters know as you enter the sanctuary, and you will not be required to wear a mask. As these matters are personal, there is no obligation to explain or name your condition. Thank you for understanding and uniting with us in our efforts to follow the government policies and look out for one another with love and respect. We greatly value you and are so thankful to have you as part of our church family. Feel free to contact the office at email@example.com with any questions or concerns you may have.
ONLINE GIVING OPTIONS
We have a variety of ways that you can give online. You can give on our website, with a text message, or with online banking. For more information on our giving options, please check out the NewLife website for full details. Also, if you do not feel comfortable giving online and would like to mail your offerings to us, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail you prepaid postage envelopes so you can submit your offerings
Lastly, make sure that you share these links with friends and family, especially those who are not in the faith.
Psalm 9:2, “I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.”
We love and miss you all.
Have a blessed weekend,
Pastors Elio and Micki Marrocco
COVID Updates for our church services
- All staff and volunteers (not on the stage) will be wearing masks.
- Hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building.
- All NewLife experiences will be a touchless experience, and all high-volume areas will be thoroughly sanitized between services.
- We will not be distributing bulletins. Please visit our website to stay connected.
- You will enter the building and your seating will be assigned by staff.
- No food or beverages will be offered.
- No offering plates will be passed. Instead, check out www.NewLifecc.ca/give for all your giving options. Additionally, there will be a drop box in the sanctuary for anyone who desires to give.
- All seatback materials, papers, and pens except offering envelopes will be removed.
- All services are open to children of all ages, but all children will need to stay with their parents at all times in the sanctuary.
- Each service will be limited to one (1) hour in length.
How You Can Help:
- If you do not feel well or have health concerns, please stay home and join us online.
- Wearing masks is now mandatory at all times.
- Please wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often.
- Maintain a distance of six feet between yourself and other guests. Unfortunately, but understandably, this means handshakes and hugs are discouraged.
Please see below for previous updates:
We want to encourage everyone to keep up with the weekly tithes and offerings so that we can continue to take care of the needs of NLCC as well as be in a position to offer help to others. You can now also give to the church with Interac E-transfer or with Txt2Give. If you have not yet done so, we encourage you to register to give online by following the prompts on our website, giving by text message with Txt2Give, or by giving with e-transfer from your online banking account. Details for all giving methods are outline at www.newlifecc.ca/give
Right Now Media
I’m excited to share that our church now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.
As a church staff, we’re always looking for ways to help you develop and strengthen your faith. We believe that RightNow Media will be a tool to serve you as you live out your faith at home, at work and in your neighborhood. RightNow Media has videos for everyone—kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals—all aimed at helping you grow.
This is your official invitation email for FREE access to RightNow Media.
To get started, simply click the link below, sign up for an account, and you’re all set to explore more than 20,000 videos. We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing for you and your family
We look forward to spending time with you in prayer tonight at 8:00pm and at our Sunday Services at 10:30am and 12:00pm.
We love and miss you all, and you are continually in our prayers. Let’s stay connected as we navigate this difficult time together.
We look forward to be able to resume our gathering together once again.
The Children and Youth Departments will be in contact through social media and email, posting teaching videos and activities. The Youth Department will also be in contact through a shared Bible plan through the YouVersion app that relates to the current teaching and curriculum. Through this platform the youth can discuss the devotional being studied. See the youth Instagram to stay up to date with all communication. Instagram- @newlifechurchyouth
Given the anxiety that many people feel at this time, it may be a good opportunity to share the love of God with your unchurched friends and family members. We encourage you to invite them to join us online and follow us on social media.
If you need help please contact us at email@example.com or on 905-265-8828 and we will do all we can to help.
Lastly, in spite of this setback our plan is to build a strong community and to stay connected. We want you to know that we are constantly searching for ways to serve you better, so please stay connected. Our prayer is that this experience will make us even stronger as a church family. Let’s never forget that ultimately God is still in control. We are confident that through it all we will see God turn this around.