Welcome to New Leaf
Winter has arrived! This is a great time to slow down frantic traditional Christmas pace and enjoy family centered worship service focusing, not on ourselves, by Christ Jesus whom we celebrate being born at Christmas. He is, after all, the reason for the season.
THIS WEEK on Saturday, December 14th have a light meal and go Christmas Caroling after the 5pm worship gathering. Meet at Geoff and Rachel Marshall's home near the church in Sunset Pointe, 2647 Waterdance, Little Elm. Traditional Caroling is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit! The music will be provided so bring your gloves, hat and flash light! All ages are welcome as strollers, wagon, and blankets make for a great old-fashion, multi-generational fun.
Kimberly Schletewitz, the children's director, has put together a wonder production that will include everyone in remembering the birth of Christ. It is a special time you will not want to miss as New Leaf Church's First Christmas Pageant on Saturday December 21st at 5pm.
Mark your calendar since you will not want to miss the Christmas Eve Communion Service on Tuesday, December 24th at 5:30pm.
New Leaf Church meet every Saturday 5 pm at the Children's Lighthouse (behind the Sonic and Valero Gas Station on FM423) -- we are in the process of "Re-Thinking Church". Just because "we have always done it that way" doesn't mean we have to continue that way. At New Leaf we are trying to change our way of thinking about "church". One way to get practical --like serving in our community. Another is to get practical in addressing felt needs like building relationships and making new friends. Please join us this Saturday at 5pm and make some new friends as we put the Thanksgiving holiday into perspective.
If you have been turned off by the "traditional church" or "organized religion"; but still sense a longing or need for something more in your life, this is be a perfect time for you to come check out this new church. At New Leaf we want to be a church that is about relationships -- with each other and ultimately with God. In that process we are trying to truly discover and live out the motto, "Don't just go to church... Be the church!"
Please accept this invitation to make a change in your life. Consider allowing God to turn a New Leaf in your life!
Pastor JD Schletewitz