Tag: New Life Church

Holy cow! Holy Moses!

Hostesses for the Lunch Bunch; photography by Nancy Thomas

Sherry Zeise Festive—that’s the atmosphere that greeted New Life Church’s Lunch Bunch on September 9 as ladies were met at the door by hostess Karen Wesselmann and then by owner and hostess Renee Carlson. We enjoyed wonderful food, fun fellowship and Renee’s artwork, a colorful heifer, which evoked “Holy Cow! How cute is that!” Our…

Pastor’s Corner

Jim Mann Arbeit, trabajo, travail…work. The daily grind, the 9 to 5, the salt mines…work. What’s the feeling you get when you hear that word? Does it excite you—get your adrenaline pumping? Or do you get a knot in your stomach? Are you glad to be retired? Whether you have retired or are still clocking…

Lunch Bunch meant for two

Pastor Jeff, Judy, Madelena Munoz, Karen Wesselmann, Kathy Bailey and at side Marty and Kathy Visser; photographer, Roger Thomas

Sherry Zeise This Lunch Bunch event was “meant for two.” New Life Church’s annual cook-out always includes our men, so instead of one lady there was a couple, or two, so 49 excited, hungry members spread throughout Jack and Jacque Geist’s inviting living area and porch. The menu included a choice of two delicious meats.…

Pastor’s Corner

Jim Mann Last month was graduation time, a time for sage advice from renowned speakers. But I was thinking Everything You Really Need to Know, You Learned in Kindergarten. 1. Listen to the teacher: her job is to teach, protect us and keep us from eating the glue. 2. Pay attention in class: if we…

A trip through our past

Nancy Thomas The ladies of New Life Church met for their monthly luncheon at the home of Jacque Geist. Her home was beautifully decorated for Easter. Our theme was remembering our days as a young girl at Vacation Bible School. We put on our “little girl” glasses and recalled fun times. Each lady brought a…

Comfort food – Irish tradition

Sherry Zeise A joyous, festive spirit filled the home of hostess Sandra Anderson as she welcomed the rest of the members of New Life Church Ladies’ Lunch Bunch on March 11. Though not a member of our church, Sandy has been a beloved Lunch Bunch member through the years, and we were honored to have…

Love, Hearts and Babies

Hostess Peggy Zilinsky; Director Jois Ross; Assistant Ruth Klein

Sherry Zeise Pretty, cute, sweet, happy, lovely: all comments from various ladies entering the beautifully decorated home of Norm and Peggy Zilinsky. New Life Lunch Bunch brought many ladies to enjoy potato, chicken noodle and vegetable beef soups, various salads and sides and cakes, cookies and brownies for dessert. The tables sported a candy heart…

Who loves you, baby?

Souper Gals: Karen Soloman, Nancy Nevius, Peggy Zilinsky, Betty Silich, Jaque Guest and Carol Hansen

Sherry Zeise A festive atmosphere greeted 25 of us, the Ladies’ Lunch Bunch of New Life Church, as we were warmly welcomed to the home of Karen and Larry Payne on January 14. Each table proudly wore a handmade, embroidered cloth done by various members of Karen’s family. The luncheon theme was soup and sides:…

Comfort and Joy

Ladies lunching: Peggy Zilinsky, Karen Solomon, Jacqueline Geist, Jan Wallace, Jois Ross, Nancy Myers and forefront Carol Hansen

Sherry Zeise You couldn’t help catching the Christmas spirit as you entered Nancy Nevius’ festively decorated home this past December 12 when she hosted the New Life Church Ladies’ Lunch Bunch. The ladies enjoyed snowmen, angels, Santa and a unique Kangaroo Nativity. As always we had myriad casseroles, salads and desserts to thrill every palate.…

Pastors Corner

Pastor Jim Mann “Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.” (Psalm 100:3, NIV) In school they taught us the importance of the three R’s: reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic (maybe they should spend more time on the one…