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 Look for our:  — Sunday Morning Worship Videos

                       — Adult Sunday School Templates

                       — Wednesday Video Mediations and Video Conferencing Bible Study

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                Palm Sunday Worship Video

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Dear Church Family,

I hope you have all that you need and are safe, secure, and comfortable.

By now, many of you if not all are aware of our church office operating remotely but are still receiving calls (919-688-4578) and emails (secretary@newcreationumcdurham.org) during our regular office hours 10a  to 5p, Monday through Thursday. Please know we are continuing our normal(or as normal)work activities, so please don't hesitate to contact us. If you have needs or know of families beyond our church requiring assistance, let us know.

May we continue to be in prayer for each other and all of God people as we muddle through all that is before us but let's never forget God is with us!

Blessings for the journey,

Pastor Al

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Why Giving to Your Church Right Now Might Be More Important Than Ever

Keep giving to your local church.

Perhaps I’m the right one to say this as I have no direct personal upside from the conversation. What I do have is a deep belief in God’s Word, a love for the mission of God in the world, and a network of dear friends leading this charge in countries across the globe and in local congregations right here in my own community.

While I don’t draw a paycheck from a church, I love the local Church and believe it is God’s plan to embody and proclaim His Kingdom to the world. We can debate its many forms and expressions, whether its a building, an organization, or just the people, but there’s one thing I don’t think should be debatable for Christians today: when we honor the Church we’re honoring God.

Read more. . .

 


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Lenten Sacrificial Offering

The Lenten Season is one of the most important seasons in the Christian faith. It is a period of 40 days, starting with Ash Wednesday and ending with Easter Sunday. During this period, Christians around the world participate in a season of penitence, prayers, fasting, and self-denial, just as Jesus did when he spent 40 days in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-25 and Luke 4:1-13.

Pastor Shuler has encouraged church members and friends to give up at least one lunch a week during Lent and substitute it for a time of prayer, meditation, or study. Further, you are encouraged to place the funds you would have normally spent on lunch in your Lenten offering box. This will serve as a symbolic sacrificial gift, a reminder of Christ's sacrifice for us.

The funds will be used to support mission. Traditionally, we have collected Lenten boxes on Easter Sunday. Since we are not meeting on Easter, please consider writing a check designating "lenten box offering"  on the memo line, or give online and designate "lenten box offering", or bring when we gather again.'

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Resources for Spiritual Wellness in Anxious Times

How do we open our hearts while our borders, schools, and stores close in efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus? How do we stay centered in the midst of fears, grief, and stress?

Click here for resources to help you keep—or create—spiritual wellness and wholeness in the midst of anxiety and stress.

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