Steps for Getting to Know New Life
We’re glad you took the time to look a little deeper at New Life. While there are many paths you can take to become a part of New Life (and the path is not always linear), one suggestion would be to follow these steps:
1 – Worship with us on Sunday morning
2 – Fill out the Welcome to New Life form to let us know you are interested and we’ll get back to you. Or if you have a few minutes more, tell us about your interests and questions using Connect Form.
3 – Periodically we hold a Meet the Staff Lunch for those who are newer. You can email Jennifer and let us know you’d like to be part of one.
4 – We hold a 6-week Welcome to New Life class once in the spring and once in the fall. You can contact with Jennifer about that as well.
5 – Join a home group. These provide opportunities to get to know others on a personal level in an informal setting. We talk about faith and our lives together. Visit our Home Groups page to find one near you. A number welcome children
7 – Find out about our Regional Care Communities. Click here to learn more.
Plan Your Visit
We want to make your first visit as comfortable as possible. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions that will help you plan your first visit with us:
Sundays at New Life
We seek to give God our joyful and thankful praise each week as we gather corporately for the Sunday worship service. Worship brings us into community with God and others. Our worship services follow an order which combines music, Bible reading, prayers, personal accounts of God at work, and practical preaching and teaching. We value the participation of everyone and have multiple leaders for different elements.
Our rotating worship teams use a variety of musical instruments. We sing an eclectic mix of contemporary worship songs and traditional hymns in a variety of styles.
We care more about what God is doing inside your heart than what you’re wearing on the outside. The way you dress for worship is up to you. That said, our atmosphere is casual and most dress casually.
For infants and toddlers, there is childcare provided by volunteers who are required to pass PA state background checks. Other children are strongly encouraged to be part of the body as we sing, pray, and read Scripture. During the sermon segment of worship, we provide “Children’s Church” for children ages 3 to 2nd grade. In addition, there is a New Mom’s Room that includes audio from the service. We also provide assistance for children who have special needs. Please contact the office ahead of time if your child has special needs requirements.
*Current Schedule: Nursery and Children’s Church are offered at both worship services.
Children are checked-in at the Children’s Desk just a 15-foot walk from the lobby. Our children’s safety is our priority. We use a computerized system at check-in using unique codes to match children with their parent or guardian.
One of our values at New Life is having our children participating in worship with us, even if it means some occasional noise. So parents are welcome to have their children with them through the whole service. Please exercise wisdom to determine what situation is best for yourself, your children, and for others.
As you enter the lobby of the church, look for people with orange lanyards around their necks. They can answer basic questions and provide assistance. If you want to know more about the church, go to the “Welcome Desk.” Someone at the desk can help you, and you’ll find many resources to connect with the church.
We consider those who are new to New Life our guests. Please feel no obligation to give as you visit.
The best way to connect with others and form deeper relationships at New Life is through one of our many different small groups. Anyone is welcome to visit one of our home groups that meet in various locations throughout the week. Ladies can attend our weekly Women’s Bible Study on Tuesday nights or Wednesday mornings. And young adults can check out our Crossroads ministry on Tuesday nights as well. Visit the Get Connected page for more info.