Category: History

Our Story – Church Outdoors

July 10, 2020

New Life has a history of gathering outside, long before there was a COVID pandemic. Large striped tents were brought in to place on the lawn to gather everyone together on a summer Sunday. This one is from 1988. You'll notice the wooden orange covered chairs brought out from the sanctuary in addition to folding chairs.

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Our Story – Bowling Team

June 26, 2020

New Life is a fun group that likes to gather in all kinds of ways. So for over 20 years, there has been a bowling league. This has allowed for laughter, building relationships one conversation at a time in small groups, outreach to others as we invite our friends and neighbors to join in on the fun and celebrating the scores at the annual banquets.

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Our Story – Youth Choir Tours

June 19, 2020

In the past, New Life has shared it's musical talents throughout the area by touring with our youth choirs. The Possibilities choir consisted of youth in 3rd -7th grade. The New Life Singers consisted of 8th grade-high school. They would perform at other churches or senior living facilities. What a beautiful way to spread the message of God's love

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Our Story – Chapel

June 5, 2020

In June 1986, a classroom located outside the sanctuary was converted to chapel. It served as a space where individuals could go in and pray at any time. It had a small pulpit and 2 rows of chairs. It was also used for families to wait before funeral services would begin in sanctuary. Another unique feature to this room is the stained glass window.

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Our Story – Adult Education

May 29, 2020

New Life has a long history of supporting adults on their faith journey. Our commitment to growing in faith and connecting with one another through established groups started in 1970 and continues to this day.

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Our Story – Stained Glass Windows: Part 2

May 15, 2020

This is Part 2 of our story regarding the stained glass windows that adorn our beloved sanctuary. We believe that all the windows were installed at the same time and dedicated on January 17 1988. They were made from imported glass from Germany, France and England and designed by Colorsmith of Riverside Illinois. On the west wall of the church, V

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Our Story – Stained Glass Windows: Part 1

May 8, 2020

On January 17 1988, there were 2 sets of stained glass windows dedicated in our sanctuary. They were made from imported glass from Germany, France and England and designed by Colorsmith of Riverside Illinois. They have become another beloved treasure of New Life.

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