"We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints; because of the hope laid up for you in heaven…" Colossians 1:3-5
For those of you that hang out at New Life, you may know that a vital part of being a member comes from belonging to a Community Group. If you are new, you may not know why we do groups or the reason we stress the importance of group life. It’s possible that even our long time members have forgotten the reason we place great value on connecting with a Community Group. Hebrews 3:12-14 challenges us to encourage one another daily so that we won't be hardened by sin's deceitfulness and Hebrew 10:24 tells us to "consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds." At New Life, we believe Community Groups provide practical opportunities that allow us to put these commands into practice.
The past few weeks at New Life have been wide open! The weekend of Sept. 28 we came together to serve the men and women in our community who faithfully keep our city safe. The civil servants of Goose Creek are dedicated to their job and it is always a joy to provide opportunities to encourage them. This past weekend several volunteers from New Life joined together to serve a segment of the special needs community who attend the day program at Active Day of the Lowcountry. The team painted a very large room at their facility and they did an amazing job! It seems with all of the service projects we have going on the consistent perspective throughout the church family has been that 2018 has passed too fast.
Our Pastor writes most of the blog posts we publish, however, occasionally some of our other church leadership (some staff, some volunteer) who also contribute to the New Life blog.