Thursday, 28 July 2016


Congratulations to Derek and Maria Hopkinson on their silver wedding anniversary.  Such a lovely family with George and Lucy becoming the sort of young adults that parents can be rightly proud of.  Sending lots of love and appreciation to you all from everyone at NLC.

Congratulations to Dave and Eileen Marpole as well who also celebrated 25 years of marriage last week.  Praise God for all he is doing in their lives too.

Monday, 25 July 2016


We all love our Sunday morning gatherings with time to worship, learn and share together. Those times are a priority for us.  However, to get to know people well we have our mid-week home groups which meet in homes across the town.  Friendships develop as we get to know each other better. Home group is a safe place to open up among friends who will support and encourage you. It's a good place to try something new and learn together. Whether it's a bible study or discussion over a meal, it is through interacting with others that we grow and mature in Christ.

Most of our home groups meet in the evening which is best for the majority of us.  But, there are some people who find coming out in an evening difficult or if childcare or shift work is an issue it may prove impossible.  If that's you, I have good news!  Dave is planning to start a new home afternoon home group at his home in Hady at 2pm on Wednesdays starting from September 14th.  
If you are interested please contact Dave to let him know 01246 200768

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


Teen Challenge UK is a registered charity and operates nationally to help young people who have developed life controlling problems, especially drug and alcohol addictions, and also to offer preventative help to those who may be in danger of doing so.

They started in the late seventies and now works in fifteen locations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.  Teen Challenge London and Teen Challenge Strathclyde grew out of Teen Challenge UK and are now affiliated works.
The goal of Teen Challenge UK is to help people become mentally sound, physically well, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted and spiritually alive.

The charity is built on and driven by Christian values and beliefs, which clearly show how precious and loved each individual is.  They take this message to young people whose lives are messed up, who have lost all sense of self-worth, self-esteem and often the will to live.  Everybody deserves the opportunity to live free and to become everything they were created to be.

They have 12 local teams with over 500 workers made up from staff and volunteers, who work in multiple locations across the UK.  They have 6 residential centres across England, Scotland and Wales.

Ten Challenge UK provides a positive answer to the current drug epidemic in our country, and since their first residential centre opened thousands of young people with serious addictions have been through their programmes.

Come and hear the evidence first hand from men who have had their lives ruled by addiction and have found a way to live free.  

Sunday 24th July 10.30 am
The Winding Wheel, Holywell St, Chesterfield S40 7SA

info@newlifechesterfield  01246 200768

Monday, 4 July 2016


It's always a pleasure to welcome singer/song writer John Pickering to our events.  This week he came to Cafe Church with a mixture of songs and testimonies to the power of God to transform peoples lives.  Among my favourites is the story of a prisoner covered in tattoos who through John's ministry found God's forgiveness and freedom in Christ.
 Thank you to everyone who came along and to Dave and Alison's home group who did a great job of serving the refreshments.