Welcome to New Leaf
Spring is upon us. The trees are budding and the flowers are coming out. Spring reminds us of new life as we throw off the lethegy of winter and start getting outside more. But it is easy for the activities and busyness of this season to get away from us and spin off in every direction. Between marriage, family, the kids, work, school, the yard and the home... our agendas can get so full that at the end of the day we are left tired, frustrated and spent. At New Leaf we talk a lot about Priorities and Balance. Every now and then we need to take a step back and re-think what we are doing. Do our life activities truly match our values and our real priorities?
At New Leaf we try to keep it pretty simple as we strive to address those felt needs which also include building relationships, making new friends and focusing on family. To encourage that, at New Leaf we host a no-cost, light meal that we call a "Friendship Dinner" every Saturday at 5:45pm - before the 6:30pm family worship. Yes, we worship as families - and just prior to the interactive message the kids go to their own classes and children's church. At NLC we believe an important part of "church" is to not only address spiritual needs, but to meet physical and relational needs as well..
If you would like to be a part of something that's making a difference or if have been turned off by the "traditional church" and "organized religion"; but still sense a longing or need for something more in your life - come check out this young church. At New Leaf we want to be a church that is about meeting needs which includes the need for 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 my invitation to join us this Saturday. It's a family friendly time-- the kids are already dressed. What better time than this spring to "turn over a New Leaf"?
Pastor JD Schletewitz