Tag: New Life Church

Joys of summer camp

Program presenters, left to right: Wendy Callen, Stephanie Johnson, Christina Flook, Katherine Fargo, Marli Creeach, Jois Ross; Photo by Dennis Brooks

Sherry Zeise This time 30 delightful ladies gathered at the warmly welcoming home of Billie Connell for New Life Church’s Lunch Bunch on April 9. We spread throughout the living and dining area and outside on the patio. Fellowship was lively and fun. Interestingly and unplanned, several ladies brought various scrumptious rice casseroles while others…

A bit O’Feastin’ and Singin’

Pianist Marguerite Richardson; Photo by Dennis Brooks

Sherry Zeise The March meeting of New Life Church’s Ladies Lunch Bunch is always special for three reasons: The first great reason is the food! Our director, Jois Ross, sets the stage for a St. Patty’s Day celebration by cooking up her special, tender and delicious corned beef, and to spare the “faint o’ heart,”…

Souped-up to perfection

Front row: Peggy Zilinsky, hostess; Jois Ross, leader; Cynthia Kreiselmaier and Sherry Zeise; Around the table: Judy Smith, Betty Silich, Liz Peveto-Garvy, Sandra Anderson, Judy Fairchild, Martha Crump, Nancy Thomas, Lynne Hanshaw, Nancy Myers, Leslie Brooks, Barb Schmidt, Karen Payne, Anita Nelson, Nancy Nevius, Pat File, Peggy Bower, Erna Seale and Ruthie Klein

Sherry Zeise The approaching second Saturday of each month stirs excitement and activity in kitchens of New Life Church ladies around Robson Ranch. They are preparing delicious dishes and desserts to share at the Ladies Lunch Bunch, held at a member’s home, and lovingly and creatively directed by Jois Ross. That’s what the excitement’s about!…

Pastor’s Corner

Pastor Jim Mann In Luke 12 Jesus tells a story of a farmer who had a great harvest, built large barns to store it and planned to sit back and enjoy life. He died before he had the chance. The story ends with this warning, “This is how it will be with anyone who stores…

Pastor’s Corner

Pastor Jim Mann Two millennia ago, nine months before the first Christmas, a miracle took place in the village of Nazareth. That day a young girl was filled with the Spirit of God, and she received an amazing gift—a gift for the entire world. That day God’s life flowed through her and brought the promise…

Pastor’s Corner

Pastor Jim Mann In his first letter to the Corinthian church, Paul wrote: But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in while everybody is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all and the secrets of his heart will be laid…

Pastor’s Corner

Pastor Jim Mann Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness—without it no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14, HCSB) The Bible tells us we are to pursue (sometimes translated as hunt for) holiness and peace. That verb is instructive, I believe, because neither holiness nor peace is our natural bent as humans. Cain discovered that…

Pastor’s Corner

Pastor Jim Mann What to wear? Have you ever stood at the closet door asking that very question, or perhaps sat waiting on your spouse who is attempting to answer that question? Well, the answer’s easier than you might think. The Apostle Paul gives us the answer in his letter to the Colossians. “Therefore, as…

Pastor’s Corner

Pastor Jim Mann Jesus was once asked by a disciple how to pray. The answer, as you know, was the Lord’s Prayer (“Our Father, who art in heaven…”). But then he told several parables about prayer. One was the story of a man who had surprise visitors at midnight but had no food for them.…

Pastor’s Corner

Pastor Jim Mann Studying the book of Hebrews recently, I was told again of the significance of Jesus in the universe and in our own history. That is the argument made throughout the book: Jesus is above all. It reminded me of a great poem, One Solitary Life, by Dr. Allan Francis from 1926. I…