Celebrate Recovery Weekly Encouragement 5-10-23
by Brian Willems on May 9th, 2023
Romans 8:38-39 – A Hope For The AddictedI wonder if perhaps at the core of addiction we feel that we are unworthy of God’s love, and we either don’t understand or have lost faith in His power. Perhaps we never understood our true identity, or have forgotten it, and we feel lost in the storm. Caught in this struggle, we fight feelings of inadequacy, doubt, pain and worthlessness. We continually cha...  Read More
NLC News May 11 2023
by Mark Isaac on May 9th, 2023
Praise the Lord for connections made at the church campout last week at Morro Bay State Park!Fifty-five people and two dogs came and went during the 5 days, with 45 spending the nights. There were 7 campers/trailers and 7-8 tents around the large group campsite. Rain and cool temperatures only lasted the first day and evening, with sun and warmer weather from Thursday on. People enjoyed the trails...  Read More
Celebrate Recovery Weekly Encouragement 5-3-23
by Brian Willems on May 2nd, 2023
Abundant HopeAndy PetryLanding Director forCelebrate RecoveryApril 2023 A while back I came across a passage of scripture that struck me. I knew it was true, but it was hard to see clearly in the midst of life’s hurts and challenges. Psalm 66:8-12 NIV says this: Praise our God, all peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard; he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping. For you, G...  Read More
NLC News April 26 2023
by Mark Isaac on April 26th, 2023
Jessica Aquino, our Children's Ministry Leader, hosted a NLC Kids Volunteer Appreciation and Training last Sunday. It was a fun time of games, good food, and fellowship. We practiced sharing the Gospel with each other through "the wordless book", and we recognized the way volunteers have been living out the aspirational values of our church.Aspirational values are those things we desire for people...  Read More
Celebrate Recovery Weekly Encouragement 4-27-23
by Brian Willems on April 25th, 2023
The king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: ‘Give thanks to the Lord; his faithful love endures forever!’”2 Chronicles 20:21 (NLT)The story of King Jehoshaphat perfectly illustrates the power of thanking God in advance, before God’s dream for you comes to pass.When faced with an attack by three enemy armi...  Read More
NLC News April 20 2023
by Mark Isaac on April 19th, 2023
What an amazing experience last Sunday, April 16th! Seven more people came prepared to speak and show their faith in Jesus through baptism. (Here they are in order, left to right)Glen Zimmerman started off the testimonies by sharing his desire to be rebaptized before his friends and family (that's us!), including his children and grandchildren. What a testimony!Zach Clemmer also chose to be rebapt...  Read More