Update from the Church Council (4/7/24)

Dear New Life Family,

Thank you to each of you who completed the Future Pastoral Assessment & Survey. Our search committee has been hard at work reading every response and we are so grateful for the time and love you put into them. We will meet next this Tuesday, April 9 to review together.

For those who may be visiting us for the first time today or in recent weeks, our Lead Pastor, Tim O’Dell, and his wife Cheryl, announced in February that they will be stepping down from their roles as of April 14.

Next Sunday the 14th we are planning a very special service of celebration and gratitude in honor of Pastor Tim, Cheryl and their family’s faithful service to God and our congregation. We hope you will join us for this service, as well as a delicious luncheon in our cafe immediately following. There will be no KidZone or Nursery next Sunday, as we’d like the children to join us for this special service.

One of the most important things you can do during this time is pray for our church, our pastoral transition, and unity within the Council and the congregation. Please join us for prayer every Sunday morning at 9:45am here in the sanctuary before service. Thank you to those of us who joined us this morning.

These weekly updates are also posted on our website and emailed every Monday morning. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us with any questions you may have. You can email us at council@newlife-saugerties.org or chat with any of us before or after services each week. We covet your prayers and we thank you for them and for your support.

With love and blessings,

The Church Council

Rachel Senor, Secretary, Interim Chairperson
Jeannie Bach, Treasurer
Ruben Haro Montelongo
Jill Hummer
James Kimberly
Melissa Lasher
Joel Panthappattu