Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.  As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves as one who serves by the strength that God supplies -- in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.  To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen.   1 Peter 4:9-11


Stephanie Johnson
Relationship Team Leader

Relationship Team Members:

    Bob Cushman
    Janine Cushman
    Wendy Irons
    Chris Peterson
    Mary Robinson
    Kathy Rudh
    Steve Rudh

The Relationship Team Mission:
  • To provide opportunities to build relationships that witness to the power and depth of God's love;
  • To bring people into fellowship to experience, uphold, and share the truth that is in Jesus Christ;
  • To be vigilant in prayer, giving God thanks for desiring a relationship with us and for nurturing relationships within the body of believers.

Event Planning Form

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Relationship Team Committees

Coffee Fellowship

    Provides food & beverages, and serves Sunday mornings 
    between services, enhancing the fellowship environment for 
    members and visitors.

    Provide opportunities for Christian fellowship that includes 
    all age groups.  All members and nonmembers are welcome 
    to participate.

"Know Names"
    Provides name tags for Sunday morning worship.
    Develops, maintains and distributes the membership 

    Communicates between Lutheran Congregations in Mission 
    for Christ (LCMC) and the New Life congregation regarding 
    issues of faith and activities.
    Promotes accountability to congregations with the LCMC.
    Supports the mission of working together, proclaiming
    Christ's message to make disciples of all nations. 

Lenten Fellowship 
    Oversees fellowship for Lenten midweek services.
    Coordinates donations of food and beverages.
    Seeks volunteers for service and clean-up. 

New Member Reception
    Oversees the recognition and welcome of new members.
    A variety of formats may be used.

Opportunities for Food and Fellowship
    Coordinates the multiple ways in which people come 
    together to share food and Christian fellowship.
    Examples include congregational potlucks, the Men's 
    Breakfast, Women's Breakfast and in-home gatherings.

Public Relations
    Uses a variety of resources to communicate to the 
    community the presence and opportunities of New Life.

Welcome to Town
    Encourages members to reach out to households new to the
    community, including personal invitations to participate in
    worship, study groups and other offered activities.
    Sunday morning visitors, in particular, receive recognition.

    Strives to bring middle/high school students together to 
    foster spiritual development, establish friendships and 
    encourage faith conversations within the body of believers.
    Activities vary and include study, prayer, fellowship and