Season of Thanks

Here are four ways to make a difference and give thanks this Thanksgiving season.

Thirty Days of Gratitude


Be Thankful.

For the month of November, make a commitment to gratitude. Be thankful in all of your interactions, in worship, and on social media. So no complaining.Instead, let’s give thanks!

Thanksgiving Food Drive


October 29 - November 12
Help a family in need.

1. Purchase a New Life bag in the bookstore for $2.
2. Fill the bag with the following contents: 1 box of tea, 1 box of brown sugar, 1 4-lb bag of white sugar, 2 lbs of flour, 2 bags/boxes of cornbread mix or 1 box of stuffing, 1 box of instant potatoes, 2 cans of green beans, 2 cans of corn, 2 cans of chicken broth, 2 cans of yams or sweet potatoes, 1 can of cranberries, and 1 cake mix & frosting
3. Bring the bag to church by Sunday, November 12.

Monetary donations are also encouraged. We will include a gift card for a turkey in the bags.



Friday, November 17, 7:30 pm
Celebrate 2017!

New Life will gather in homes all over Austin for prayer and fellowship. This House-to-House we will be an old-fashioned testimony service in which we share how thankful we are for the goodness of God. So bring a testimony, your favorite Thanksgiving-themed dish to share, and let’s give thanks!

Brown Santa


Saturday, November 18, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Annual Community Outreach

New Life’s annual Brown Santa, coordinated by the Men’s and Ladies’ Ministries, is Saturday, November 18. The location for this event will be determined soon. This is an event for the whole family to serve. We will help prepare Christmas gifts for those in need. Make sure to wear your New Life t-shirt! Don’t have a t-shirt? Don’t worry. New Life t-shirts are available for purchase in the church bookstore.