Non Profit
US Postage Paid
Permit No. 526
Benton, AR 72015
New Life Baptist Church
10765 Samples Road
Alexander, AR 72002
Weekly Schedule of Services
Early Worship 8:15am
LifeGroups (Bible Study) 9:30am
Morning Worship 10:45am
Celebration Choir 4:45pm
New Life Kids Choir 4:45pm
Youth Upper Room 5:00pm
Mission Friends, RA’s, & GA’s 6:00pm
Evening Worship 6:00pm
Family Meal 5:30pm
Children’s Choir 5:45pm
TeamKid & Pre-Teen Ministries 6:30pm
Youth Worship 6:30pm
Adult Bible Study 6:30pm
Weekly Sermons and Calendar Updates can be
viewed on our website at:
LEAD PASTOR: John Venable
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Volume 18 Issue 4 December 2017
Merry Christmas! I love everything about
Christmas, but I especially love Christmas
movies. My childhood favorite is easily Home
Alone, but I also love the classics like
Holiday Inn, White Christmas, and The
Lemon Drop Kid.
However, my favorite movie of all time,
regardless of the holiday, is It’s a Wonderful
Life. I love the story of hope and redemption.
But my favorite storyline is that George
Bailey spent his entire life giving himself to
the people of Bedford Falls. He loved his people, his town, and he
served them with everything he had, often putting their needs ahead of
his own. He gave his life for that little town.
I love that storyline the most because this is the storyline of Christmas:
God gave Himself to His people and God gave Himself for His
people. John 3:16 tells us: For God so loved the world, that he gave his
only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eter-
nal life.
God gave. God gave to us and God gave for us. Why? So that we
would find hope, life, and fulfilment in the life, death, burial, and resur-
rection of Jesus Christ. His coming to us, and His giving to us, makes
difference. That’s the storyline of Christmas, and I pray you experience
the difference Jesus makes this Christmas at New Life Baptist.
A NEW LIFE CHRISTMAS. Join us as our Celebration Choir leads us in
a special night of worship on December 17 at 6pm. Make this a
wonderful holiday tradition for your friends and family!
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. Worship with us as a church family at 5pm
on Christmas Eve. This is a special & annual worship tradition that has
grown over the years.
LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING. Let us be faithful to give and
pray for our international missions across the globe. God is still at work
in world missions and He is using our giving!
CHRISTMAS EVE & NEW YEAR’S EVE. We will have one worship time
for both our Main & Contemporary services at 10:45am. LifeGroups will
not meet. We look forward to worshipping with you!
Glory to God in the highest!
GAs & RAs will have a
combined Christmas
party on Sunday, December 10 at
6pm. GAs are asked to bring a
wrapped gi (less than $5) for an RA.
RAs are to do the same for a GA.
2nd Decorate NLBC for Christmas, 8am
Youth - Bonfire, 6pm - 8pm
3rd Lottie Moon week of prayer begins
Deadline to sign-up for Parents Night Out
6th Mom’s Connect Class, 6:30pm
8th Preschool Clean-up Day, 1pm
NLK Parent’s Night Out, 6pm
9th Preschool Clean-up Day, 9am
10th Lottie Moon week of prayer ends
Children’s Committee Meeting, 5pm
GAs & RAs Christmas Party, 6pm
Budget & Finance Team Meeting, 7pm
13th Mom’s Connect Class, 6:30pm
14th Young @ Heart Christmas Potluck, 11:30am
15th NLK Christmas Party, 6pm - 9pm
16th Women’s Ministry Progressive Dinner, 5pm
17th A New Life Christmas, 6pm
20th Team Kid Christmas Party, 6:30pm
Mom’s Connect Class, 6:30pm
Youth Christmas Party, 6:30pm
24th Christmas Eve
No LifeGroups, 10:45 Worship Service Only
Children’s Worship - Jesus’ Birthday Party
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5pm
25th Christmas Day, Church Office Closed
26th Hospice House Noon Meal
27th All Wednesday Activities Canceled
31st New Year’s Eve
No LifeGroups, 10:45 Worship Service Only
No PM Service
Welcome New Members
Crystel Kerr
7710 Springdale Road
Alexander, AR 72002
Johnny Campbell
4606 E Sawmill Road
Hensley, AR 72065
Janie Cole
1718 Salem Road
Benton, AR 72019
Harvey Ashcraft
3912 Snow Lane
Alexander, AR 72002
Saline Memorial
Hospice House Noon Meal
Tuesday, December 26th
Contact Connie Nichols
if you can help.
Preschool Clean-up Day
December 8, 1pm - 4pm
December 9, 9am - 12pm
Contact Lindsey Harrison
for more informaon.
Week of Prayer
Dec. 3 - Dec. 10
NLBC Goal:
Sunday, December 17
presented by
Music & Worship Ministry
New Life Bapst Church
Dec. 8
Sign-up by Dec. 3
Birth - 6th grade
6pm - 9pm
Come help decorate
NLBC for the
Christmas Holidays on
Saturday, December 2
beginning at 8am.
For more information
contact Amanda Wylie.
Happy Birthday Jesus Party
Sunday, December 24
during Children’s Church
Women’s Ministry
Saturday, December 16, 5pm
Saturday, December 2, 6pm - 8pm
POTLUCK - Bring your favorite dish to share
Thursday, December 14 at 11:30am
Team Kid Christmas Party
Wednesday, Dec. 20
Contact Bawana Hooper for
more informaon.