Hey Parents! Does your child love basketball? Here's their opportunity to join New Life's 2nd Annual "U Ball Out" Mini Basketball Camp/League. Your child will learn the fundamentals of basketball training, then be broken up into teams for a full game play. All sessions will be held from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Pullman Community Center located at 10355 S. Woodlawn Ave in Chicago. Registration is $50 per child and ends Sunday, May 19!
Graphic designer, coding specialist, video game developer, software programmer - what do they all have in common? New Life teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 to 24 can gain skills in all of these fields and obtain GUARANTEED employment afterwards. You read that right, GUARANTEED employment.
Thanks to the Alive Youth Ministry, we’ll be offering technology-based courses this summer courtesy of the Computer Training Institute of Chicago. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please mark your calendars for our upcoming orientation on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at New Life’s Children’s Church building, 7522 S. Greenwood Avenue. This is an exciting opportunity for New Life and the Greater Grand Crossing Community. Don't allow your teenager to miss this opportunity! Register below.
TEENS! Join us Saturday, June 1st from 2 to 5pm for a "REAL TALK" discussion with Pastor John F. Hannah!
Topics include: Surviving Chicago Violence, Gangs, Social Media, Mental Health (Suicide & Depression), Sex, Drugs, God and Homosexuality.
This event is hosted by NLCSE's Identity Teen Ministry and will be held at 7522 S. Greenwood Ave. Register below to secure your seat and bring a homie.
Join us for New Members Quarterly Training & Fellowship hosted by NLCSE New Members Ministry in an effort to have well-trained members representing NLCSE. Meeting dates are as follows: March 1, June 7, Sept. 27, and Dec. 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the NLCSE Lighthouse, 4338 S. Prairie Avenue. The meetings will consist of continued training, streamlining processes, review, and fellowship. Members of the New Members Ministry are often the first people an individual encounters, so it’s VERY important that each member of the New Members Ministry is well-trained to ensure every soul is handled properly. For more info about this important ministry, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you engaged and need marriage advice? If so, please join us for NLC’s Pre-Marriage Classes hosted by NLCSE’s One Flesh Marriage Ministry starting Saturday, April 13 to Saturday, June 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the NLCSE Annex, 7757 S. Greenwood Avenue. Couples get real world instructions on marriage before they say, “I DO.” Instructors utilize real life experiences, God’s word, and prepared lessons to enhance a couples chances of a successful, Godly marriage. Cost: $50 per couple.
Would you like to enjoy a morning of fun with mature movers and shakers? If so, then join the 50 plus ministry Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to noon for their annual reception brunch at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive. Let’s come together with a community of believers for a morning of food, fun, and fellowship. Register to attend for free below.
Are you looking for a safe, enriching summer camp environment for your kids to enjoy? Did your child have so much fun last year they can’t wait to sign-up this year? Look no further than the 2019 Exploring Creativity Summer Camp where your children will enjoy field trips, music producer & DJ Mix Master, classes on web and game coding, dance and creative writing, as well as fashion design and culinary arts. This fun eight-week summer camp experience is hosted by Alive Youth Ministry and takes place from June 24 to Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at NLCSE’s Children’s Church, 7522 S. Greenwood Avenue. Cost: $500 with a $100 deposit to reserve your child's seat!
We also offer summer camp after care services from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., which will cost an additional $200. If you'd like to learn more, please consider attending our summer camp orientation taking place on Saturday, May 4 at noon or Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at NLCSE's Children's Church, 7522 S. Greenwood Avenue.
Any questions, please contact Alive Youth Ministry at email@example.com. Register for this fun Summer Camp NOW!
It’s time for Prayer on the 9, which takes place on Saturday, May 18 starting at 10 a.m. This is New Life’s community outreach initiative that calls attention to the senseless violence and shootings that plague our city. This year’s focus is on FAMILIES. Families are encouraged to join this walk and pray for the safety and peace their communities deserve. Get your family involved and register for Prayer on the 9 TODAY! Click here to learn more about Prayer on the 9, and register below!
Bro, your voice matters. Your thoughts, your dreams, your struggles are important to us. YOU MATTER to us. We can help you on your journey. Join us at The Huddle every third Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. on topics that affect us as millennial men. This month's topic: “Has the Black Church Failed Me?”
You don't want to miss this! We hope to see you in the building May 15 at 7 p.m. at New Life Lighthouse (4338 S. Prairie).
Are you ready to serve the ladies of New Life on Mother’s Day? We hope so because we need ALL the men of New Life serving in various capacities as greeters, ambassadors, ushers, and much more. Sign-up for Men in Black where ALL the men of New Life wear their sharpest black suit to church and give ALL the ladies of New Life a well-deserved rest in honor of Mother’s Day.
Please join us Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon for an insightful workshop entitled Pathway to Home Ownership hosted by the Next Step Housing Ministry. This workshop will help new homebuyers understand the steps to home ownership. For more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for “Speak Life” on Friday, April 26 at NLCSE Annex, 7757 S. Greenwood Avenue from 7 to 9 p.m. where the Grand Crossing community can come out and enjoy an open mic night. Bring your songs, your choreography, and whatever gift God has given you. No foul language please, but you are NOT required to be "churchy". Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets will be available in the lobby. Cost: $7 to spit and $10 to sit. See y'all on the 26th!
Join NLC’s Love Sister 2 Sister Women’s Ministry for their monthly fellowship. This month’s gathering will take place Saturday, April 20th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and The Annex, 7757 S. Greenwood Ave.
Please join us Wednesday, April 17 for The Huddle hosted by Senior Pastor John F. Hannah and NLCSE’s Iron Sharpens Iron men's ministry, which offers accountability, community, and spiritual mentorship for men 18-years-old and older. This group meets every 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Lighthouse, 4338 S. Prairie Ave. For more info, please email email@example.com.
Please join us Saturday, April 13 from noon to 3 p.m. for the 2019 Easter Eggsplosion hosted by NLC Outreach and Children’s Ministries. This fun Easter event includes an Easter Egg Hunt in Greater Grand Crossing Park, 7655 S. Ingleside, as well as plenty of games, Easter baskets filled with candy, Christian coloring books and Easter eggs filled with scriptures about faith, love, and hope. All Easter Eggsplosion attendees will receive an invitation to Christ and an invite to New Life Easter services. Transportation will be provided, if needed. If you’d like to volunteer for this event, please click the volunteer button below. Register for this fun event below:
Are you prepared for God’s calling in your life as you look for a job? Would you appreciate getting interview and resume tips? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then join NLC’s Job Coaches Connection Ministry the 2nd Saturday of each month starting Saturday, April 13 at the MMC, 7752 S. Greenwood Avenue. From 10 to noon participants will get one-on-one career coaching, group workshops, and a better understanding of how to prepare for God’s calling over your career. Click the button below to register. For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Floria Butler at 312-371-6037.
Do you want to be a servant for the Lord and help us move the cross? If so, please join us Saturday, March 23rd from noon to 2 p.m. for the Outreach Volunteer Recruitment Fair at NLCSE’s Children’s Church, 7522 S. Greenwood Avenue. We have numerous volunteer opportunities available and look forward to seeing you at the Fair.
Let’s kick-off the new year right - with love, knowledge, and accountability! Please join NLC’s New Year, New Life Transformation Journey hosted by NLCSE’s Fitness Ministry starting Wednesday, Jan. 2 until Friday, March 22, 2019 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Robert A. Black Branch Magnet School (7133 S. Coles Avenue). We’re headed to a new year, new YOU, and New Life Transformation Journey! Cost: $35 per person. T-shirt fee: $10. Please register below. For more info, contact Keisha Robinson at email@example.com.
NLCSE’s Healthcare Ministry has launched Pozitive Living Support Monthly Meetings for those living with HIV. They have created a “safe” space just for you to learn, receive resources, meet others, and live your life after the diagnosis. ALL meetings will be held in a confidential, off-campus site. It is required that core team members are trained with the proper knowledge and understanding of how to travel this journey with you. There will be healthcare professionals, pastors, and counselors ready to help shape this support group into an empowering year for you. If you’re interested in joining this group or want to share your journey to help others that are newly diagnosed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text (708) 365-8109. The number is specifically for this support group and nothing else! Register for this important support group below and be blessed.
Would you like to audition for an upcoming Good Friday Production entitled The Promise. If so, auditions will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lighthouse, 4338 S. Prairie Avenue, on March 18th, 19th and 20th. Please come prepared with at least a 1-minute monologue. We look forward to meeting you! For more info, email email@example.com.
Do you want to be a part of a team of individuals working together to promote healing and wholeness for those who have experienced domestic violence? If so, please join the relaunch team for the Domestic Violence Ministry (formerly known as Beauty for Ashes). This ministry will be a “safe haven” for transparent domestic violence discussions, survival techniques, intimate events, and biblical principles that allow healing to begin. Register on our website or mobile app and attend an information session for more details.
The Water Baptism is a Christian sacrament and symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ. It is a testimony to your faith, and an outward expression of an inward decision to be buried with Jesus Christ. Through the waters of baptism you encompass the totality of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We host baptisms multiple times a year, so please join us for our next one scheduled on Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse, 4338 South Prairie. The baptism is FREE, but you are required to purchase a $10 t-shirt. Additionally, each participant will received a Water Baptism certificate. You must click the button below to pre-register online or at the baptism table after each service. We welcome individuals, couples, and families. For more information, please email Baptism@nlcsehelp.org.
Please join us on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to noon for The Southeast Legal Clinics free legal advice and services. Free legal representatives will be available to those who meet certain income guidelines. The clinic is a program sponsored by Chicago Volunteer Legal Services in partnership with New Life Covenant Church SE and provides advice in the areas of Landlord/Tenant Law, Family Law, Probate Law, Contract Disputes, Contract Review, Consumer Fraud Issues, and Criminal Records Expungement. To set-up an appointment, call Marva at 773.285.1731 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us Wednesday, Feb. 20 for The Huddle hosted by Senior Pastor John F. Hannah and NLCSE’s Iron Sharpens Iron men's ministry, which offers accountability, community, and spiritual mentorship for men 18-years-old and older. This group meets every 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more info, please email email@example.com.
NOTE: The Wednesday, Jan. 30 date has been cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions. Please mark your calendar for the new date above, which will be the first Huddle meeting in 2019.
Please join us on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Credit Union 1 Arena (formerly known as UIC Pavilion), 525 S. Racine Avenue, as we host one special Unity Service event. Invite your family and friends for a dynamic day of worship filled with love, praise, fellowship and more. Wear your best red-colored ensemble and enjoy FREE photos with your family and friends before and after service. There will be FREE parking as well as services for both children and teens.
Would you like to help style jobseekers as they look for employment? If so, we are launching a new community initiative to help those in need of professional clothing, and we need energetic, creative volunteers to help style, encourage and assist jobseekers on their journey towards employment. If this sounds like an opportunity you would enjoy, please register below. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. for the February Women’s Fellowship - Let’s Talk About Love event hosted by NLC’s Love Sister 2 Sister ministry. Attendees will enjoy special guest speaker Love McPherson who will talk about how important it is for women to love themselves in order to be capable of receiving and giving love as God intended.
Has it been ages since you and your spouse had a date night? Single parents and grandparents, have you wanted to go out but don’t have anyone to watch your children? NLC ‘s Alive Youth Ministry will host Parent Date Night on Friday, Feb. 15 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Grand Crossing Kid Care, 7522 S. Greenwood Avenue. This special evening will give parents/adults some self-care time that will help them be the best for themselves and their children. Daycare cost: $10 per child. For more details or any questions, please email email@example.com. Register below.
Please join NLCSE’s Iron Sharpens Iron (ISI) Ministry for kind fellowship, delicious food, and many New Life friends and families coming together as they host NLC’s 2nd Annual Big Game “Soup Bowl” Party from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at NLCSE’s The Lighthouse, 4338 S. Prairie Avenue . Cost: $10 per person. We also ask that each attendee support our outreach efforts by donating one can of soup. Register for this fun gathering below. Any questions, please contact James Render at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you like to sing, dance, or play musical instruments? Would you like to direct a service or be a camera operator? Have you considered sharing your talents at New Life? If so, please join us for the 2019 Creative Arts Expo from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the NLCSE Lighthouse, 4338 S. Prairie Avenue. We look forward to seeing you at our open house!
Did you know that New Life Covenant Church SE partners with Northern Seminary to offer a Master of Arts in Urban Leadership? Did you know that classes take place once a week on the South Side of Chicago? If you’re interested in learning more or have any questions, please register below to attend the informational gathering from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the NLCSE Lighthouse, 4338 S. Prairie Avenue. The goal is to recruit students to help equip New Life members with how to understand the Bible as well as how to impact their community.
Are you engaged and need marriage advice? If so, please join us for NLC’s Pre-Marriage Classes hosted by NLCSE’s One Flesh Marriage Ministry starting Saturday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, March 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the NLCSE Annex, 7757 S. Greenwood Avenue. Couples get real world instructions on marriage before they say, “I DO.” Instructors utilize real life experiences, God’s word, and prepared lessons to enhance a couples chances of a successful, Godly marriage. Cost: $50 per couple. Register below.
Do you have specific visions and goals for your family in 2019? If not, you will once you attend NLC’s Family Vision Board Party at NLCSE Grand Crossing Alive House (formerly known as Grand Crossing Kid Care), 7522 S. Greenwood Avenue. This important event, hosted by NLCSE’s Alive Youth Ministry, takes place on Saturday, Jan. 12 from noon to 3 p.m. and gives New Life families an opportunity to bring their goals and visions before the Lord with the creation of beautiful vision boards. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. Register below.