Why have worship services at New Life Christian Church been cancelled?

There are two primary reasons The Pastoral Committee have come to this decision:

First, we are seeking to honor our government officials (Romans 13:1-7) who have urged us to use extreme caution during this time.  Second, we believe that cancelling our worship gathering is an act of loving our neighbors. There are many vulnerable people who will be put at great risk by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

As Christians, we are called by Jesus to care for and defend the vulnerable. In cancelling our worship gathering, we can actively fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. Cancelling our worship services can give health professionals more time to prepare and care for those who are most at risk from the virus.   

We will continue to update with any new or additional information, and will also post any updates on our web


How can I continue to give to New Life Christian Church while we are not gathering for services?

Your giving continues to be an important act of worship.

You can continue to faithfully give financially by mail, you can;

Make payable to “New Life Christian Church” and mail to: 


New Life Christian Church

ATTN: Finance,

P.O. Box 28582

Midfield, AL 35228

How can I better understand the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Information in this section is from the World Health Organization. For more detailed information, please refer to their website. 

Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness – an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. It’s part of the same family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold. The coronavirus outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to many other countries.

The most common early symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While most people recover from the virus without needing special treatment, older people and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention. 

Like many viruses, the coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to spread from person-to-person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the risk in the U.S. is still low. They will update this status regularly on their website.

For more information, please refer to the World Health Organization website.


How should I respond spiritually to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a reminder that we live in a fallen world. Ultimately, none of us is immune to this reality. But God has not left us alone. Jesus came to heal the sick and set the captives free. He has conquered sin and death and is coming again with a new heaven and a new earth, where there will be no suffering, no sickness, and no death. Our God sits on His throne and because we have hope in Jesus we can have peace in even the most challenging circumstances.

While you’re trusting Jesus in this situation, here are some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Pray for mercy and healing for the sick, strength and endurance for medical professionals, insight for medical researchers, and wisdom for city and government officials.
  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others with the love that Christ has shown to us.
Even if we’re unable to gather at certain times or as a full church body, stay connected to the church family through calls or texts, and engage with online content if no other option is available. Pray for and encourage one another without ceasing.