Wednesday, 30 September 2015


Alpha is a great opportunity to ask your questions in a relaxed, friendly setting over a meal. We begin in Alfreton on Wednesday 14th October with a FREE meal and an introductory talk. Is the Church and Christianity relevant to life today? Hear what Martyn has to say and tell us what you think or just listen to the discussion. Book your place by ringing Martyn & Gill on 01773 834708


A special event for ladies on Saturday 3rd October at North East Derbyshire Christian Fellowship, Market Street, Clay Cross

The guest speaker is Marj Rossol whose heart is to see all women fully and powerfully released into the incredible freedom which is theirs through Jesus.

Arrive between 9-10am for tea and coffee.
Session 1 10am - 12.30 followed by lite-bite lunch
Session 2 14.00 - 16.00.

 Cost is £12.50 including lunch. Payment can be made at the door but please book yourself in to help the caterers with numbers. Gail Slater 07859 050659

Monday, 28 September 2015


 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.’  (Luke 6:38)

Our God is always generous towards us in every way and he expects us to be just like him with everything he gives to us.  We are blessed to be a blessing to others.  Why?  Because God just wants to be even more generous to us.  As we give to others he is finding creative ways to give us everything we need.  As the scripture says above we even get to choose how blessed we are!

This has nothing to do with the amount we have to give.  Remember, Jesus said in God's eyes said the poor widow who gave her last coin into the offering gave more than the rich man who gave loads of money that he could easily spare without any sacrifice on his part. It's about worshipping God and honouring him in our giving not about how much we can give.

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed finances towards the expenses of the BBQ this year.  I know you responded to the prompting of God in your giving because through you God provided exactly what we needed to cover all the costs associated with this event - not too much and not too little which is a miracle when so many people were involved.

So stand by to be blessed because you have sowed into the Kingdom of God there will be a harvest in your lives......

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4:10)


Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make our BBQ 2015 a success.  There was a lovely atmosphere in the church grounds and lots of people came and had lunch while enjoying the entertainment on offer.  We were able to share the gospel in song and word and actions.  We will keep praying that all the 'seeds' that were sown will bring a harvest for God in transformed lives.

Thursday, 24 September 2015


We will be in the grounds of the crooked spire from 12-3pm this Saturday cooking 700 burgers and 300 sausages to provide 1,000 free lunches.  Why? We want to demonstrate in a practical way the extravagant love and generosity of our God. Come along and enjoy a free lunch on us, sit and enjoy live music and free craft activities and facepainting for children.  You can also try out some circus skills with Richard from Jugalubs.  It's forcast to be a warm sunny afternoon and a great family event.

Monday, 21 September 2015


The Whittington Home Group enjoyed a fun evening out together at Matlock Bath last Saturday.  We parked on the second level at Gullivers Kingdom car park then negotiated the path down with the agility of your average mountain goat!  Believe me the walk back to retrieve the cars was considerably slower - at least for some of us. A wander around the shops found Ivan was delighted with his purchase of his favourite aniseed rock and Tom with some home-made strawberry jam.  We met up outside the Riverside Cafe for a lovely fish and chip supper and then walked to the river to watch the firework display. Lovely time being church family together. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Proud Grandad Dave and Grandma Alison are thrilled with the latest addition to their family. 

Eden Grace Cousins weighed in at 8lb 9oz this week. 

Congratulations to Richard and Rachael on the birth of their beautiful daughter and we can't wait to meet her.

Monday, 14 September 2015


Alpha is a great place to get your questions about God and the Christian faith answered in a relaxed setting amongst friends.  Join us for a free, two-course meal followed by a alpha taster session titled 'Is the church dull, boring and irrelevant to life today?' There will be opportunity to ask questions or just listen to the discussion.  If you have enjoyed it you can sign up for the rest of Alpha and join us for a meal and after dinner talk for the next few weeks.  Give it a try. Book in by contacting Dave on 01246 200768 or Martyn on 01773 834708 or email us on


On Wednesday 30th September there will be a partnership meeting for anyone who is interested in finding out more about what is involved in becoming a part of New Life Church.  Dave will be outlining the blessings and benefits of being a partner with us at NLC but also the responsibilities and expectations of you as you become part of our church family.  If you would like to be there please get in contact with Dave on 01246 200768
or contact us by email

Tuesday, 1 September 2015


This Sunday you will find us all at
Alfreton Party in the Park. 
Visit us at the New Life Church Tent from 10am

Free Face Painting **  Free Craft Activities ** 
Free Glass Painting ** Music **
Listening Point ** Prayer requests

*12.00 Open Air Service -sing praise with us.

*1.45pm Marvellous Martyn! – fun & tricks to enjoy & amaze!

*2.00pm Children’s races, egg & spoon, sack, skipping & flat races
 *3.00pm Tug of War Fun!