Resting In Gratitude

An old adage reads well – we believe that a good life engenders gratitude yet, in reality, gratitude engenders a good life. “To be a saint [then] is to be filled with gratitude … nothing more and nothing less.” (Anne Voscamp)

The call there is one of depth. Gratitude, beyond the fleeting emotion, asks of us to reach for a deeper place and stretch towards a higher perspective. And in this paradox that I have absolutely no way to explain – find peace in that particular journey!

Maybe this Thanksgiving we can find our way there – to a place where we can rest in gratitude. Counting blessings has its place. Sharing what we remain grateful for – important. And in addition, in the reach and stretch, may we find rest in gratitude. Maybe we find rest in God there.

“Our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” said Augustine. Quite true I believe.

So may you find both celebration and rest this Thanksgiving!
(Looking for a way to show gratitude this holiday season? See below for information on Christmas wish lists for 2 families we have adopted this Christmas)

News and Events

Family Advent Kits

This year we are once again offering (free) family Advent kits to celebrate the Christmas season.  If you would like a kit for your family email us with your mailing address and we will send a kit out to you! 
All kits must be ordered by Dec. 16th

Community Service

Christmas Wish Lists

We are once again supporting Gemma services this Christmas season.  Help make some families Christmas wishes come true!

We have adopted 2 families this Christmas.  Items are due by December 9th.  All gifts should arrive unwrapped.   We’ve made it super easy to participate this year with an amazon wish list.  Click here to see the items still needed.  

For any questions please email  

Want to make donating even easier?  We’ve created a QR code just for you!

Did you know that when you shop with Amazon they donate a percentage back to NewChurch LIVE? Simply use this link at in your browser:


Amazon Smile is now available on the Amazon App!!
Here is the info for to support NCL in the App:

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “New Church Live” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “New Church Live” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

By using the links above a percentage of your purchases will automatically be donated back to NewChurch LIVE (at no cost to you!) Easy for you! It’s a WIN-WIN!

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