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Not able to attend our next service? Stream with us LIVE online at Every Thursday: Bible Study at 7pm CST, Every Sunday: Worship Services 10am and 1pm CST, and Every Sunday: Radio broadcast on Inspiration 1390-AM at 2pm CST.


New Life Covenant Church SE Corporate Office 5517 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 Phone: 773-285-1731 Fax: 773-285-1741 Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm CST Web: Email: Social Media: Search “New Life Covenant Church” and click “Like” on Facebook

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Pastor Doris Thompson is here to navigate you through life no matter your circumstance. Next Steps NLC has competent and caring pastors who are ready to speak with you or answer your questions. They will hear your story, pray with you, and help you choose practical next steps. Get Connected If you would like to speak with Pastor Doris Thompson please email:, or call 773-272-1750

LOCATIONS: The Tabernacle 1021 E. 78th Street Chicago, IL 60619 Services: Sundays-8am and Thursdays-7pm UIC Forum 725 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60607 Services: Sundays-10am and 1pm The Lighthouse 4338 S. Prairie Avenue Chicago, IL 60653 Phone: 773-624-8075 Identity Phone: 773-624-4198 Services: Fridays-7:30pm (Identity Teen Worship Service)

Chicago State Jones Convocation Center 9501 S. King Drive Chicago, IL 60628 Services: Sundays (TBA)-Unity Worship Service NLCCSE Annex 7757 S. Greenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60619 Venue for special events or meetings NLCCSE Ministry Meeting Center 7752 S. Greenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60619 Venue for special events or meetings Identity House 7715 S. Dobson Avenue Chicago, IL 60619 Venue for special events or meetings

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Welcome to New Life Covenant Church. New Life is a worship-centered environment that guides you into the presence of God and facilitates your walk into a new life. We hope you enjoy your worship experience and get a taste of New Life. No matter what season of your life you are in, you are always welcome here.


My wife and I and the entire NLCC family look forward to seeing you again at one of our weekly services or events. Until next time, visit us online at, or friend us on Facebook. We pray you are richly blessed and that God speaks to your heart through something you hear or see on today.



To be a multi-cultural, family-oriented and cutting-edge ministry known by its dynamic worship, excellence in management and operations, Christ-like character of its members and life-changing compassion for people of all backgrounds.

MISSION The mission of New Life Covenant Church is to be a life-changing ministry reflecting the Glory of God through Worship, Outreach, Discipleship, and Servanthood.

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ABOUT NEW LIFE NEWPASTOR In preparation for being planted as a new ministry in the Oakwood community of Chicago, Pastor and Founder, John F. Hannah began holding Bible Study services on Thursday nights in Blackwell Memorial AME Zion church near 39th and Cottage Grove Avenue, in September 2003. By the time the first Sunday morning service was held, New Life Covenant Oakwood Church had nearly 300 members.

God and the growing space issues. He would often say to the church, ‘this is a great problem to have.’ Yet, in his private fellowship with God, he would remind Him, ‘You have a problem.’ God answered those conversations by directing Pastor Hannah to purchase property in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, and in October 2008, New Life had its first Sunday services in the 78th and Dobson location, referred to as the “Tabernacle.”



In March 2004, New Life Covenant Oakwood called the Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center on 48th and Wabash “home” every Sunday morning for worship. The location ended up being very temporary, as the word was spreading about the church that did not mirror any other worship experience in the city at that time. Despite your church background, or whether you had none, the atmosphere at New Life was conducive for an encounter with God and people were hungry for Him.

The Tabernacle represented “new life,” as it marked the end of renting venues on Sundays and Thursdays. However, the reprieve was short lived as, even with three services, the Tabernacle could not contain what could now be described as a movement. Having the new location gave some hesitant visitors a sense of stability, and more people began to join. To help facilitate the feeling of family, Pastor Hannah instituted quarterly Unity Services where all services would meet at one time in a larger location. This was necessary since not one Sunday passed since the church’s inception where someone did not come forward to make New Life their home. After much prayer, Pastor Hannah followed God’s leading and began renting a facility previously used for those Unity Services to hold two of the Sunday services each week.

With a hunger for God being the driving force for exponential growth, Pastor Hannah’s motto seemed to be, ‘when I move, you move...just like that.’ By January of 2005, New Life was worshipping at its third location, King College Preparatory High School. At King College Prep, there was an explosion. By now, people were able to see and feel the changes that were inspired by these regular God encounters and members’ family and friends would come just to see what the hype was about. And often, they never left after that first visit. So, when no more seats could be added, New Life Covenant Oakwood began adding services. Still, another move was inevitable, as the auditorium was bursting at the seams in all three Sunday services and Thursday night Bible study. While in awe of the move of God, Pastor Hannah remained sensitive to both the voice of

Today, New Life operates out of the Tabernacle on Thursday nights and for the early morning service on Sunday mornings before Pastor Hannah travels to the UIC Forum, near downtown Chicago, to conduct the remaining two services at that location. Simultaneously, we are knee-deep in the Temple Project, fundraising and planning for our new home church, the “Temple.” How does it all happen each week? When God moves, we move, just like that. For a more detailed church history, please visit our website at New Life Covenant Church - 3



The counseling department is gearing up for round 2 of the Valley to Victory adult depression support group. If you are between the ages of 25-55, join the small group as they discuss information and techniques to aid in a successful victory over depression. The group will meet for 12 weeks every Tuesday beginning Tuesday, January, 8th at 7pm at the Ministry Meeting Center. NEW MEMBERS - NEW MEMBERS CLASS

Start 2013 off right with the New Members Ministry! The first New Members Class of 2013 will begin Sunday, January 13, 2013 at UIC Forum in room D at 8am. The eight week course will cover the foundational beliefs of NLC. All are welcome, including children. IDENTITY- FOUNDATION CLASS

The teens of Identity are offering a six-week crash course on building a strong foundation. The course will begin January 26th from 10Noon at the Lighthouse Youth Center. For more information, stop by the Identity table in the Lobby. LIFE OF HOPE & FAITH - MONTHLY MEETING

The Life of Hope and Faith Cancer Support Group will host their monthly meeting Saturday, February 2nd from 1:30-3pm at the NLC Annex.


Teens! It’s that time of the year again to join Identity for their annual Superbowl party. Come celebrate with food, games, karaoke and more. The event is Sunday, February 3rd from 5-9pm at the Lighthouse Youth Center. The cost is $5 in advance, and $8 at the door. LOVE SISTER TO SISTER - ANNUAL RETREAT

The Annual Victory retreat is around the corner! Women who have completed the Encounter and Discover retreats are eligible to attend the two-day retreat on February 16th & 17th in Downers Grove. Cost to attend is $99, with a nonrefundable $50 due at registration. Registration is January 6 - February 3, 2013. Final payment is due February 7th. NLC - COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

Are you a blooming writer or graphics enthusiast? We need you and your fresh ideas! The bulletin team ministry manages the content, graphics, editing and much more. The team produces the weekly bulletin delivered during service to our members. This editorial informs and connects members to the plethora of events involved with NLC. Use your gift to impact thousands of members each week! Email: to inquire. NLC - FORUM PARKING

Please obey all street and parking lot signs while parking for NLC worship services and events at UIC Forum. Cars that do not abide by the signs are subject to a parking ticket or tow.


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MINISTRY You are a vital member to NLC and we need your help to move the cross. To be a servant for Christ in one of our many NLC ministries, sign-up at the Connect Point table in the Lobby, or email For a complete list of ministries and volunteer opportunities, visit the Connect Point table and other ministry tables in the Lobby. Ministry tables are closed while church is in session. All other forms, including the above, can be obtained and submitted online. Visit New Life Covenant Church - 9



NLC defines fasting as a sacrificial form of prayer warfare that produces results available in no other way. Fasting weakens the flesh, strengthens the spirit and energizes our faith. It is important that saints develop a consistent life of fasting, coupled with prayer and studying the Word of God.

Fasting Schedule: Week of January 6th: No Meat

How do I fast? At New Life, Pastor Hannah carefully selects the days, times and types of fasts for our members and guests, such as refraining from sweets, meat, social media, TV, etc. We are to spend that time praying and seeking to hear from God. Why Should I fast? Believers are given the opportunity to express themselves in an undivided and intensive devotion to the Lord and to the concerns of spiritual life. This devotion is expressed by abstaining for a short while from food and drink, to enjoy a time of uninterrupted communion with God.



Week of January 13th: No Media Week of January 20th: Your Choice Week of January 27th: Liquids only (2 days)

What Scriptures talks about fasting? There are several instances fasting is discussed in the Bible and for an array of circumstances. Two direct references of fasting are: Matthew 6:16-18 and Ezra 8:21-23.

COMING JANUARY 2013 New Life Covenant S.E. and South Chicago Dodge Presents:

The Temple Project Fundraiser

TEMPLE CONTRIBUTIONS PREVIOUS WEEK CONTRIBUTIONS 42,000.00 (Dec. 24 to Dec. 30, 2012) TEMPLE CASH REQUIREMENTS 2,477,000 Temple cash to date 7,316,000 Goal to meet equity requirements 4,839,000 Additional Temple contributions needed Note: Temple contributions received above equity requirements will be transferred to the operating fund.


South Chicago Dodge will donate $500 toward The Temple Project for every new/used car sold. Mention New Life when purchasing a vehicle. Deal is now - February 25, 2013! For more information, contact New Life Covenant’s sales consultant, Greg Alston, Jr., at (773) 476-7800. Disclaimer: Car loans are not guaranteed. Car loan approval is subjected to credit. 8 - New Life Covenant Church

South Chicago Dodge 7340 South Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60636 (773) 476-7800

Kides - $15 Adults S-XL - $20 2X and up - $25 Also Available: Ladies V-Necks -$25

Please visit the JFH Table in the lobby to purchase your Year of Never Before gift box which includes a t-shirt/hoodie, DVD’s and CD’s of Pastor Hannah, all for $20. Purchase for yourself or a loved one today! *While supplies last

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1 Drama: 7p @ L West Side Bible Study:7p @O

2 Creative Arts: 7p @ CO

3 Bible Study: 7p @ T Identity Creative Arts: 7p @A

4 Identity Church Service: 7:30p @ L Sons & Daughters: 6:30p @A Beauty For Ashes: 7p @ A

5 ISI Fellowship: 9a @ A LS2S: 9a @ A-Conf Identity Ed. & Arts: 10a @ L Precious Little Lambs: 10a @ CO Life of Hope & Faith: 1:30p @ A

6 7 Worship Services: 8a @ T; Counseling Services: 10a and 1p @ U 5:45p @ M Ministerial DevelopSermon: ment: 7p @ A Supernatural Atmosphere Week One Fast: No Meat

8 Drama: 7p @ L West Side Bible Study:7p @O Prayer: 4a @ T

9 Creative Arts: 7p @ CO

11 Identity Church Service: 7:30p @ L

Week One Fast: No Meat

Week One Fast: No Meat

10 Identity Activity: 4:30p @ I Bible Study: 7p @ T Identity Creative Arts: 7p @ A; Identity Teen Girls Mentoring: 7p @ I; Teen Boys Mentoring: 7p @ M Week One Fast: No Meat

12 Power of 1 Singles Fellowship: 10a @ A Medical: 9a @ A-Conf Identity Ed. & Arts: 10a @ L SWAT: 5p @ L







Worship Services: 8a @ T; 10a and 1p @ U

Counseling Services: 5:45p @ M Job Coaches Core Team: 6:30p @ CO

Drama: 7p @ L West Side Bible Study:7p @O

Creative Arts: 7p @ CO

17 Bible Study: 7p @ T Identity Creative Arts: 7p @A

Identity Church Service: 7:30p @ L

LS2S Fellowship: 9am @ T Identity Ed. & Arts: 10a @L

20 Worship Services: 8a @ T; 10a and 1p @ U

21 Bridge Team: 9a @ CO Bridge Core Team: 6p @ CO Ministerial Training: 7p @A

22 Drama: 7p @ L West Side Bible Study:7p @O Prayer: 4a @ T

23 Creative Arts: 7p @ CO

24 25 Identity Activity: 4:30p @ I Identity Church Service: Bible Study: 7p @ T 7:30p @ L Identity Creative Arts: 7p @ A; Identity Teen Girls Mentoring: 7p @ I; Teen Boys Mentoring: 7p @ M

27 Worship Services: 8a @ T; 10a and 1p @ U

28 Job Coaches 1-0-1 Session:7p @ M

29 Drama: 7p @ L West Side Bible Study:7p @O

30 Creative Arts: 7p @ CO

31 Bible Study: 7p @ T Identity Creative Arts: 7p @A


Week One Fast: No Meat

26 Marriage: 9a @ A Identity Ed. & Arts: 10a @ L


(SEE CHURCH EVENTS FOR LOCATION) See back of Bulletin for full addresses Please see CHURCHEVENTS for Special Events/Meetings/Classes Meetings are in bold black

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NLC Bulletin (Jan 6th, 2013)  

New Life January Bulletin update