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.
NLA ONLINE SERVICE
You can watch our service and interact online at YouTube, and you can find the link on our Facebook page New Life Assembly Petrolia each week. It will also be available to watch HERE. Each week, we will post services just for kids too! (Please see below)
You can access our DIGITAL CONNECT CARD HERE. We'd love to hear from you!
You can access our DIGITAL PRAYER CARD HERE. We'd love to join you in prayer!
Regular attenders may continue to faithfully give financial offerings online HERE, sending an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropping a cheque into the New Life mail slot 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.
JOIN A SUMMER BIBLE STUDY!
Wednesday at 7:30pm via Zoom
A study of the not-so-famous faithful in the Bible. Led by Pastor Ron Hughes, this 8-week adult Bible study is for anyone who is interesting in seeing it isn't just David, Moses, or the Apostle Paul who have something valuable to say that impacts our lives.
Beginning Wednesday, July 8.
Please sign up HERE for the Zoom link.
Thursdays at 7:00pm, begins July 2
This study will help you:
- Learn how to hear when God is speaking to you.
- Find out where God is working and join Him.
- Discover that God pursues a love relationship with you that is real and personal.
- Face crises of belief as you join God where He's working.
- Experience God doing through you what only God can do!
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We are going to pray with you for people in your life to become followers of Jesus this summer. Their names will not be made public, but we ask you to pray regularly for the people in your life, as well as the other names submitted (though you won't see these names).
Please submit their names here:
Be encouraged to continue praying by Jesus' words in Luke 18:1-8:
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”
And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
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!
JK-Kindergarten: (called Crosstown) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9Iu55tS3zIyMHnzUVkWdt7e7DwutEGLo
Gr. 1-3: (called Konnect) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfxrnDssqtvtHg1jFMwXDJZlEuIV32oB1
Gr. 4-6: (called Loop Show) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx2fZKbNiHsO172_RZCffrAWh0mjRKD_N
After a Town Hall Meeting with many people involved in NLA, the church leadership's decision was made to continue with online services, ZOOM Bible studies, and small socially distanced meetings. The tentative date of September 13, 2020 is set to resume gathering together, though we will continue to respect the recommendations of our health officials. We miss seeing everyone but have not stopped praying for our church, our community and meeting the needs of people of Petrolia.
Currently the church office will 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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and/or reach out to a pastor so we can
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
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!).
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 email@example.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.