New Life has LOTS of opportunities for you and your family… your neighbors… your friends… your co-workers…everyone, to celebrate Christmas in a meaningful way. You can share Christ’s love with our community and share the opportunities to serve so that more people can experience the real joy of the holiday season.  Check out what New Life is doing and get involved!  Email and we’ll give you details.

Visit this page often to get the most up-to-date information. Click the links to the left or below for more about specific activities. In the mean time, let us encourage you to put Christmas Eve on your calendar… okay, Christmas Eve itself is probably already on your calendar but be sure to add one of our services to it. You won’t want to miss celebrating the season with us.

Christmas Eve at New Life– December 24th
Welcome visitors, neighbors, friends, and family as we celebrate together.  We have opportunities to greet people, serve coffee and cookies, bake cookies, hold babies – we got a spot for you to share your gifts and make Christmas even more special.

Know how you would like to serve on Christmas Eve? Check out the following sign-up list for available spots!
Bake Cookies. Lots of Cookies
Greet people and make them feel welcome or drive the van
Keep the coffee and snacks flowing
Help serve communion

Christmas Shop for the Meadows Neighborhood – December 16th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Kids “shop” for free gifts for their parents and adults in their homes.  While the kids shop, adults enjoy snacks and carols and assemble a platter of cookies to take home.  We have lots of opportunities to serve – bake cookies, greet the families, photograph the event, help them shop for just the perfect gift, wrap the gifts they select, or lead the kids through the shopping and wrapping experience. Sign up to bring a gift or volunteer here.

Artemis House Domestic Violence Shelter– gifts for children of families in Artemis House
We have the opportunity to purchase gifts for 100 children this year!  Select a child by age and gender, purchase the gifts listed on the tag, and return the unwrapped gifts by 12/16.

Pictures with Santa in the nZone – 12/11 and 12/13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Santa will visit the nZone for FREE pictures with him again this year.  Share the news with friends and be one of Santa’s helpers.  Visit with kids and families as they make crafts, pose with Santa, and enjoy some Christmas cheer.  It’s a fun opportunity to love people and invite them to Christmas Eve services.

Our Neighbor’s Child– delivering Christmas gifts to more than 2,000 needy children (700 families)
Select a “wish ornament” from the ONC tree starting on 11/11. Purchase age-appropriate gifts and the suggested gifts for the child listed on the ornament. We have 300 children to support! Bring in unwrapped gifts by 12/9.

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree– gifts for children of an incarcerated parent or parents
Select a name tag from the Angel Tree starting on 11/11. Each tag represents a child and includes his/her age and suggested gifts. Purchase the gifts and anything age appropriate you wish to give. Wrap and return the gifts with the angel tree tag on December 2nd to be delivered in time for Christmas.

Parents’ Day Out Christmas Carnival for Kids – December 8th

Be part of giving the greatest gift to parents and kids in our community.  Parents will drop off kids from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., or full day from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Kids will enjoy games, activities, crafts and more while parents spend the day shopping or wrapping or maybe attending parties. This special day is $5 per child per session or $10 for the day. Invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers to take advantage of this! To register kids for this awesome event, click here.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in this event as a volunteer as well! We have opportunities to lead crafts, play with kids, or lead games and activities. To find out more or take a shift, contact !

The holidays are so busy, but making time for others and remembering the reason for the season puts everything into perspective.  We’ll update this page and have more information in the coming weeks but we knew you’d want to get some dates on your calendar.

and tell us which events you’d like to be involved with and we’ll be sure to get you the details.  Thanks for loving like Jesus! Merry Christmas!