Opportunities to Serve for a Great First Impression!


     As our Fair closes and school begins it’s time to think about getting back in our routine. I hope part of this includes thinking about ways you would like to grow in your faith walk and use your gifts by serving.  It’s a great opportunity to make new friends and working side by side together while making our church ‘POP’ with a good First Impression

     Below I have listed some ways you can get involved.  


·         Christmas Decorating Leader;  The leader would recruit a team & Decorate the Café Area for the Christmas Season. 

·         Janitors for Jesus (Cleaning Crew):  This is a circle & serve group that meets together every Thursday to clean the church, have a devotion, fellowship together and of course…. Snacks!  You are usually home by 10:00 am.

·         Communion Preparation:  You would prepare communion 1 time per quarter.  It would entail coming about 30 minutes early for service and 2nd service preparers would need to stay late and clean up the communion trays.  Need minimum of 4 preparers to help.  Contact the office or Judy Brugioni at 515-263-0141

·         Church Landscaping Team Leader;  You would recruit a team of 5-6 and work with the Grounds Leader managing the landscaping and maintaining the church grounds and parking lot area.  (this doesn’t include mowing)

·         Hub Landscaping Team Leader;  You would recruit a team of 5-6 to working with the Grounds Leader managing the landscaping and maintaining the grounds at  the Hub.  (No mowing)

If you would like to know more about or join one of these teams that provide the First Impressions  and communion to all our church families, visitors, and the community, please call Delaina at church;        299-5433, cell; 210-3373 or mark it on the Connection card.    I’ll be glad to tell you more about them and get YOU involved!

The Notebook Cafe 4th Annual Women’s Conference

Join a group of us going to this local event Saturday, September 22 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM in Urbandale.  

You’ve probably heard the saying “All paths lead you home”…our hope for The Notebook Café 2018 4th Annual Fall Women’s Conference is…”All roads lead to the pathway known only to God”.

This event is free, but due to limited seating you must register online.



If you have any questions or would like to arrange carpooling with other NewLife GIRLfriends, please contact Donna Thompson at djthompson@mchsi.com.

OCC Packing Party
Join us for a “special access” packing party for Operation Christmas Child!
NewLife Church
September 15 . 9:00am-1:00pm
Ways to make a difference:
  • Bring in items to go in the boxes
  • Come to the packing party
  • Donate money for shipping


Not everyone can come to the packing party on Sept. 15th but everyone can make a difference! We invite you to sponsor the shipping of one or more shoeboxes! One box is $9.00. A generous gift has already been made to cover the cost of shipping half of the boxes, so our goal is to raise $4500 for the other 500 boxes. You can give at the party, at any of our services in sept 15 and 16, through our website

www.newlifedsm.com (designating “Special Access” in the comment section), or at https://fundraise.samaritanspurse.org/NewLifeDSM. Please be praying about what you and your family can give to help these children hear of Jesus!  




NewLife Circle Group Launch September 23rd. We believe that when we are together, we are better.   Watch the youtube video for more info- 





Children’s Ministry News-
We would LOVE to be able to offer classes for kids through 5th grade during both services but in able to do that, we still need 4th/5th grade teacher for 2nd service and many other teacher helpers needs! If you have a heart for God’s kids and time to offer, please contact Kayla Vanderploeg at childrensministry@newlifedsm.com.