WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

We realize there is a lot of concern surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and we want to let you know how New Life Assembly Petrolia is responding. Our leadership team is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As information evolves, this page is the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community.



WAYS TO CONNECT


NLA ONLINE SERVICE

You can watch our service online at Facebook on our page New Life Assembly Petrolia at 10AM Sunday, March 29, and is also available HERE. Each week, we will post services just for kids too! (See below)


ONLINE BIBLE STUDIES


Tuesday evenings - 7pm

Dawn MacLaren will be hosting a Women's Ministry online Bible study and discussion. All ladies welcome!

Sign up HERE to obtain the Zoom link.


Wednesday evenings - 7pm

"Walking Through Philippians" with Pastor Ron. Everyone is welcome! 

Email ron@newlifepetrolia.com for the Zoom link.


GIVING

Regular attenders may continue to faithfully give financial offerings online HERE,  sending an e-transfer to accounting@newlifepetrolia.comor dropping a cheque into the New Life mailslot at the back door of the church, 

or by mail so that the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days. 

Your generosity allows us to continue ministry to our community and our partners world-wide. 

THANK YOU!


Just for kids


Our NLA service will be available Sunday mornings at 10am, and if you have kids, we hope you will check out these online services from Life Church that were created JUST FOR THEM!

For April 5:

Age 2-4: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9Iu55tS3zIw2_nsFQDoShLeCcYhC5Nf1


JK-Kindergarten: (called Crosstown) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9Iu55tS3zIyMHnzUVkWdt7e7DwutEGLo


IS the church gathering

TOGETHER FOR EASTER?

It has been determined that we will not meet for church at NLA for Good Friday, April 10

or Easter Sunday, April 12. 

Please join us for our online Good Friday service made available at 10:30am Friday morning, and our Easter service made available  at10:00am Sunday morning here on the website

or on the New Life Assembly Petrolia Facebook page.

Is New Life assembly

open on weekdays?

Currently the church office will NO LONGER be open Monday to Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm. We are keeping up-to-date with the current recommendations from our community health providers and will continue to update this page if information changes. We are staying connected with people meeting remotely through ZOOM, having live prayer gatherings and Bible studies. One of our pastors would love to reach out to you if you need prayer or some encouragement. Please  stay connected with us on Facebook (newlifepetrolia), Instagram (nlapetrolia), email office@newlifepetrolia.com, or call 519.882.1600 if you do not have online access.   

Be assured that our heart is to continue to build community and share the love of Jesus even when our physical location is empty.

What if you are feeling sick or discouraged or need pastoral assistance?

We strongly encourage anyone who is feeling sick or running a fever to let someone in the church know that you are not feeling well. We want to care for you well in every way we can as your church family without unnecessarily exposing others to potential sickness, and suggest you to stay connected to your

church family via email, text, phone calls or in small groups.


We encourage everyone to take certain steps to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses including:


-Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;

-Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available;

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth;

-Avoid close contact with people who are sick;

-Stay home if you are sick;

-Cough or sneeze into your sleeve;

-Disinfect objects and surfaces regularly


If you have an emergency prayer request, please email pray@newlifepetrolia.com and/or reach out to a pastor so we can

What precautions are being taken to make nLA gatherings as safe as possible?

New Life Assembly is taking extra cleaning precautions at this time. This includes:


-Cancelling large group gatherings, bookings, and programming from now until further notice.

-Wiping down all common touch points (ie. doors, light switches, countertops, etc) throughout the day with a certified disinfectant

-Topping up the hand sanitizers in common areas throughout the buildings

-Performing additional in-depth cleaning of our facility more often


https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-environmental-cleaning.pdf?la=en


When we meet again, in our Toddler and Nursery areas, after each gathering, our volunteers sterilize various surfaces and toys used by our children. We will continue to follow our standard health protocols, not admitting any child with an elevated temperature. A child must also be fever-free for 24 hours before coming to New Life Kids or our midweek kids programs (SLAM and VOLTAGE). You can help us by closely monitoring your child for any symptoms and being understanding if we cannot accept your children into our programs due to health concerns.


With any interactions you have with others, we continue to encourage everyone to take common sense precautions and consider creative interactions (like elbow bumping instead of hand shaking!).

How should i respond spiritually to the coronavirus (Covid-19)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. but that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The greatest news in all the world is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now anyone anywhere who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all their sin and restored to relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.


If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus. And if you do know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to share your faith in Jesus with others. Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s spread the greatest news that death has been defeated and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus.


In addition to trusting in Jesus and sharing about Jesus with others, here’s some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend, and do not fear!  2 Timothy 1:7 reminds us that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of love, of power, and of a sound mind. Use wisdom and trust in Him.
  • Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed. Check in on your neighbours!
  • Just as we do in any circumstance, guard against all prejudice or racism in your thoughts, your words, and your actions. 
  • Even if we are unable to gather at certain times, stay closely connected to the church family. A phone call can go a long way, and we encourage you to participate in online Bible Studies, online prayer meetings and online service available each Sunday morning at 10am.
  • Continue to faithfully give financial offerings online HERE,  by sending an e-transfer to accounting@newlifepetrolia.com, or by mail so that the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days. Your generosity allows us to continue ministry to our community and our partners world-wide.

Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.