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ZOOM MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES!

Children’s Ministry:  Sundays at 10:15 am

Adult Sunday School:  Sundays at 2:00 pm 

Nursery:  Sundays at 4:00 pm

Young Adult Bible Study:  2nd & 4th Sundays at 5:30 pm

Wednesday NoonDay (12 PM) Bible Study:  Every Wednesday via ZOOM

Everyone is encouraged and invited to participate in these ministries.

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NCUMC 09.12.2021 - The Unruly Tongue - Rev. Varonica Livingston

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Pastor Varonica Livingston vmlivingston@nccumc.org

From the Pastor's Pen


My brothers and sisters,

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord.

Extravagant Generosity…these are the buzz words not only for the next four weeks but throughout our Christian journey.  How often have we heard that the Lord loves a cheerful giver? And God is our example of what it means to give extravagantly. 1 Timothy 6:17 reminds us that God richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment, so we must do good, be rich in good works, be generous, and be ready to share.

The Old and New Testaments are filled with examples of believers who gave extravagantly. I want to share a couple of those passages and ask that you take time to read and study these and others: Zacchaeus – Luke 19:1-10, Jerusalem believers– Act 2:44-45, and Elijah and the widow at Zarephath - 2 Kings 4:1-7.

Often we tend to dismiss these examples of extravagant giving as something characteristic of only the early church. However, it is characteristic of who we are as Christian believers. Are you rich in good works, generous, and ready to share? As we begin this interactive study, may we allow the study to probe us.


Blessings,
PastorLivingston

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           Join Us Outdoors for UMW Women's Day Worship on Sunday, September 19th! 

We are joining together to worship outside
 for a special UMW Women's Day on Sunday, September 19, at 10:00 AM, weather permitting.

It's an honor to have them
 lead worship and to celebrate all that the United Methodist Women do in our community and around the world.

Should the weather hinder us
 from meeting outdoors, you will be notified by email with a ZOOM worship invitation.

Hope to see you there!

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Gathering Session for New Creation United Methodist Church

On September 18, 2021, New Creation United Methodist Church will come together via ZOOM for another Gathering Session at 2:00 pm.

Open to everyone, this Gathering Session is an open forum for sharing and updating the congregation about everything happening at New Creation United Methodist Church.

The ZOOM invitation link to this Session was sent out Wednesday and will also be sent out as a quick reminder on Saturday 18th before the event.


                     You won't want to miss out - Come join us! 

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          Practicing Extravagant Generosity: 

     Daily Readings On The Grace Of Giving

This fall, New Creation will exploreGod’s Extravagant Generosity together! Using the daily devotional book Practicing Extravagant Generosity by Bishop Robert Schnase, the New Creation family will experience afresh the joy of serving God with their time, talents, and gifts.

This 4-Week Stewardship Study Kick-Off begins Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 pm via ZOOM.

The following three weeks, we invite everyone to attend one of three small groups for the remainder of the sessions:

  • Sundays 5:30 (led by Young Adult Group)
  • Tuesdays 6:30 (led by LaNella Smith)
  • Wednesdays @ noon (led by Pastor Livingston and Rev. Larry Johnson)

Please indicate your participation and preferences for receiving your study materials by filling out this short online form: (https://forms.gle/f6CAkn587niGgr1E8
or by calling the church office at 919-688-4578.


We look forward to this new, exciting stewardship study!

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September 26 Cutoff for Back-to-School Supplies for Githens

Time is running short 
for donating your Back-to-school supplies for Githens Middles School. Please bring all donations to New Creation UMC by Sunday, September 26, 2021.
Much thanks!

UMW is coordinating this effort with Githens Middle School 
to help provide Students and Teachers with ongoing school supplies needed for the new school year.


Requested items for Students:

  • Tablets (Single Subject)
  • Notebook paper
  • Pencils (mechanical and regular)
  • Highlighters
  • Masks (disposable or washable)

Requested items for Teachers:

  • Whiteboard Cleaner
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes


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            A Time of Welcome & Conversation with Bishop Fairley

We invite you to join us on Sunday, September 19 at 4 pm, as the North Carolina Conference welcomes Bishop Leonard Fairley as our interim Bishop. The event will have both live and recorded content. 

We will begin with a live interview of Bishop Fairley, led by Rev. Beth Hood, Assistant to the Bishop for Clergy Life. Following the interview, we will hear a message from Bishop Fairley, and then there will be a time for Bishop Fairley to answer questions submitted by laity and clergy from across the Conference. Submit your questions ahead of time by emailing communications@nccumc.org between now and September 19.

There are two ways to participate: watch at live.nccumc.org, where you will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions in the chat, or stream it via the NC Conference app. We look forward to joining together across our connection as we extend a joyful welcome to Bishop Fairley and Dawn. See you on the 19th.

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Bishop Leonard Fairley To Meet With Clergy and Laity

Bishop Leonard Fairley will be meeting with the clergy and laity of the Corridor District on September 20, 2021. 
Clergy: 3:00-4:30 pm.  Laity: 7:00-8:00 pm
Click here to register for your event: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A VIRTUAL EVENT
Once registered, you will receive information for the Zoom meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your AADS or the District Office.

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Prepare to Protect: September is National Preparedness Month

From Ready.gov, 2021 National Preparedness Month:

“National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is ‘Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.’"
If you haven't taken the time to think about how different disasters could effect you, then we challenge you to take the necessary steps to become informed and develop a family plan for such events.  These simple steps could save your life.

Step 1: Learn Your Risks & Responses - Be Informed
You can receive important lifesaving alerts no matter where you are - home, school, or work - with emergency alerts set up and paying attention to your local weather tv and radio stations.
Know which natural disasters can occur in your area and how to prepare and stay safe.
And know where the nearest shelters are, as well as the appropriate evacuation routes/plans for specific situations.

Step 2: Make a Plan
It is important to make a family emergency plan that can be put into action as soon as disaster strikes.  Make sure to include plans for children, seniors, the disabled, and pets.


Step 3: Build a Supply Kit
A supply kit is a necessity when planning for potential disasters. You and your family need to have the necessary food and supplies to sustain you until the power returns or you receive help. Keep the kit stocked with food/fresh water and functioning supplies. 

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Step 4: Get Involved!
Find opportunities to support community preparedness. There are many ways to get involved before disaster strikes.  So, ask yourself, "How can I help?"

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