Saturday, 20 April 2019


In the USA Easter Sunday is more commonly called Resurrection Sunday because Christians are celebrating the day when Jesus rose from the dead.  At New Life Church we believe every day is Resurrection Day.  Because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, once for all people, once for all time every day has the potential for lives to be transformed, for sins to be forgiven and a fresh start.
If that's what you need them come and join the Easter celebrations.  What will it be like?  It will be family & it will be fun. There will be songs about Jesus.  We will explain why Jesus had to die on the cross and why his resurrection is such good news for you.

Join us this Easter Sunday 10.30 am:

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

Firs Gardens Community Centre, Alfreton

Stretton Village Hall, Stretton

Holmebrook Valley Family Centre, Holmehall

Wednesday, 17 April 2019


Well done Jane and all the Umbrellas litter pickers!

Today saw the last community litter pick at Grangewood which was part of the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’s’ initiative ‘Great British Spring Clean’. Over 47 people attended the event, including local residents, umbrellas community group, the 40th Chesterfield Birdholme Scouts, Council’s neighbourhood rangers and tenant participation team. The whole group collect 43 bags of litter/rubbish from the estate.

Well done all.

Thank you

Sean Carrington
Tenant Participation Officer (TPO)

Wednesday, 27 February 2019


It's good to keep declaring the truth of the word of God out loud to ourselves like we did on Sunday.  Scripture tells us faith comes by hearing the word of God.  

"So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ."   Romans 10:17


George Jarvis brought a now word for the church which confirms the 'I am who You say I am' word brought by Ben a few weeks ago.  These are a few of my notes....

(Acts 17)  Paul and the early disciples turned the world upside down - so said their enemies who opposed the gospel that they were preaching.  The world needs to know who we are and we need to believe it and speak it out.  Too many Christians talk themselves down but the world needs us to be real.
"For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are." Romans 8:19

The Bible tells us that unequal yoking causes problems.  Then Jesus tells us to take on his yolk which is easy and light.  The inference is that to be yoked to Jesus is to be equally yoked.

"This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: in this world we are like Jesus." 1 John 4:17
"I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one."  John 17:22
'Glory' in this verse can also be translated 'esteem'.  God's esteem (opinion) of Jesus has been put on us.  God sees us as he sees Jesus and he loves us as he loves Jesus.

"I in them and you in me – so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." John 17:23

"In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.  No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God." John 16:26-27

We can come to the Father directly just like Jesus did, he loves us just the same.

"Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered." Mark 11:22

Or it could be rendered - have the faith of God.  In other words see as God sees.  Think about yourself the way that God does.  He wants us to be equally yoked in this venture.

"For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’"  Romans 1:17
Faith is initiated in God but he then puts his faith in us.  The look out in the crow’s nest has a much better perspective on what lies ahead.  We need God's perspective on things.

On two occasions God gives a mandate to man to rule the earth.  Firstly to Adam and Eve but they messed up.  They believed the lie of the enemy instead of putting their confidence in what God had spoken.  The second mandate comes in Matthew 28 & Acts 1.  We receive power when we receive the Holy Spirit.  God has COMPLETE CONFIDENCE in his restored sons and daughters and he would never send us out to do the job without properly equipping us.

God's mandate to rule was not given to the angels.  Some think wrongly that the angels are a higher being than us.  In Revelation John was corrected when he fell on his knees before an angel.

For to which of the angels did God ever say, ‘You are my Son;  today I have become your Father’?
Or again, ‘I will be his Father, and he will be my Son’  Hebrews 1:5
Concerning this salvation ...Even angels long to look into these things. 1Peter 10-12
God has chosen us to be as Jesus in the world and has put his faith in us.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.  Romans 16:20
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.  Romans 8:11
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father."  John 14:12
Jesus expected greater things from his followers.  He expects us not just to do what he did but go beyond that as we follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit.  
God really does believe in you!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019


This is a showing organised by CBC and open to anyone.

An Afternoon at the Movies: The Third Man

Tue 19 March 2019

At the Winding Wheel
Starts 1pm.
For those who would like the opportunity to socialise and enjoy meeting new friends while watching a classic movie. Customers are entitled to bring one carer or essential companion for free.
The Third Man (1949, PG, 104min)
Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, "The Third Man" stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019


Tuesday, 29 January 2019


Lighthouse Homes is a local charity working with homeless people. 
We are looking to recruit to two full time positions of
 Project Manager
 Based at Rotherham and Chesterfield
 Salary to be agreed

We are looking for resilient managers to lead our staff teams at Rotherham and Chesterfield Lighthouse projects.

We are a faith based organisation accommodating homeless people, with a focus on those facing substance misuse issues. We are offering more than a bed to our residents. We support people in the stabilisation, change and growth process.

Are you able to lead a project, working alongside people with multiple needs? We are looking for committed Christians, with a care background, able to work within all traditions of the church.
If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.Informal contact/discussion welcome with Geraldine Pearce, Chief Executive, Lighthouse Homes 01709 364600 or 07534 653229 Application pack from Maggie Morris

Closing date for applications Thursday 14th February. Interviews Tuesday 19th February. 

Monday, 28 January 2019


 We will not be meeting at the Winding Wheel this Sunday (Feb 3rd) as it is being used for a Beer Festival.  Instead we are going to take the opportunity to meet together with New Life Ignite Church at Holmehall. 
You will find the Holmebrook Valley Family Centre near the shops off Wardgate Way.  Arrive from 10am for a coffee before the meeting starts with worship at 10.30 am.

It's going to be a great morning.  

Thursday, 24 January 2019


Every time we gather the whole church together it is a great time but this Sunday is extra special.  Our friends from Holmebrook Valley Church who have been working closely with us for quite a while have decided to formally join us and become a part of  New Life Church.  

They will still meet together at the Family Centre in Holmehall on Sundays at 10.30 am except for the last Sunday of the month when we all come together.  We are so excited to be working together and supporting one another going forward.

This Sunday we will have some time to officially welcome HBVC  into NLC and to pray together.  Then we will follow the meeting by sitting                                                  down to enjoy a meal together.  

Please plan to stay and enjoy some fellowship over lunch.

Monday, 21 January 2019


We had a wonderful evening with the Watoto Choir and as always  their energy and smiles lit up the room.  They performed songs from their most recent CD "We Will Go" and some of the children shared their personal stories.  For some they were orphaned, for others circumstances meant a parent was unable to care for them.  What was obvious was that being part of the Watoto family had transformed their lives for the better and given them a hope for the future. 

Our host families thoroughly enjoyed having the children to stay overnight and would have loved to have more time with them.  Please pray for the work of Watoto in Uganda and if you could possibly sponsor a child or a mother you can find out more information at:

Wednesday, 2 January 2019


Delighted that we have managed to get a date in the Watoto African Children's Choir 2019 tour.  They will be coming to us at the
Winding Wheel on Tuesday 22nd January 7pm with their brand new concert entitled "We Will Go!"  These children have had a tough start in life but you cannot fail to be inspired by the joy and hope that explodes out of their singing and dancing.  It is a professional style production, full of wonderful personalities and reflecting their modern African heritage.

Admission is FREE but you will have opportunity to give to the Watoto ministry during the concert.  There will also be opportunity to buy CDs and merchandise from related ministries.
This concert is a real treat and suitable for all the family - don't miss out!

Wednesday, 21 November 2018


Hello all,

Just to say how wonderful it was being with you at New Life Chesterfield on Sunday.  You are a beautiful church and it was an honour celebrating with you all that you are doing through Compassion amongst so many other things.

Thanks especially to Ben and Talita for setting this all up and inviting me to be part of it.  What a joy!

So many precious lives already being changed through sponsorship....

God bless you in all you do.

Until next time,

Clare x

Clare Nelson
Regional Partnerships Manager
Compassion UK - North England

Monday, 19 November 2018


This is the production that Dave mentioned in the meeting on Sunday:

The incredible story of the ten Boom's, a devoted Christian family who felt they couldn't just watch the devastating circumstances of the Jews so they acted and set out on an incredible rescue mission. This led to Corrie and her sister being imprisoned in the Second World War.

The production focuses on God's influence on Corrie's life and how God gave her the strength and means to do his work in terrible circumstances. It is the story of God's love and hope in an environment of darkness and brutality.

"What a powerful performance showing how God's love can overcome hatred and evil - it's an inspiration to us all"

Friday, 16 November 2018


Good news from our friend Charles Kudzerema in Zimbabwe:

Special greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am here to inform and confirm that I am now completely healed.
Thank you very much for your financial and spiritual support.
This was my first time to be admitted in a hospital.
I thank the Lord for giving me another opportunity to stand in front of his loving people teaching , preaching and prophesying.

Please  continue praying for us as a nation.  Our country is still faced with a lot of problems.  We still believe and trust that God has got a better plan for us as a Nation.

Greet all the Saints on our behalf.
Yours Because of Him;