And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. ~ Acts 2:42
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves as one who serves by the strength that God supplies -- in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. ~ 1 Peter 4:9-11
Relationship Team Mission
To provide opportunities to build relationships that witness to the power and depth of God's love;
To bring people into fellowship to experience, uphold, and share the truth that is in Jesus Christ;
To be vigilant in prayer, giving God thanks for desiring a relationship with us and for nurturing relationships within the body of believers.
Janine Cushman, Team Leader
Relationship Team Committees
Provides food & beverages, and serves Sunday mornings between services, enhancing the fellowship environment for members and visitors.
Provides name tags for Sunday morning worship. Develops, maintains and distributes the membership directory.
Communicates between Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) and the New Life congregation regarding issues of faith and activities. Promotes accountability to congregations with the LCMC. Supports the mission of working together, proclaiming Christ's message to make disciples of all nations.
Oversees fellowship for Lenten midweek services. Coordinates donations of food and beverages. Seeks volunteers for service and clean-up.
New Member Reception
Oversees the recognition and welcome of new members. A variety of formats may be used.
Opportunities for Food and Fellowship
Coordinates the multiple ways in which people come together to share food and Christian fellowship. Examples include congregational potlucks, the Men's Breakfast, Women's Breakfast and in-home gatherings.
Uses a variety of resources to communicate to the community the presence and opportunities of New Life.
Welcome to Town
Encourages members to reach out to households new to the community, including personal invitations to participate in worship, study groups and other offered activities. Sunday morning visitors, in particular, receive recognition.
Strives to bring middle/high school students together to foster spiritual development, establish friendships and encourage faith conversations within the body of believers. Activities vary and include study, prayer, fellowship and service.