Welcome

Join us in worship at:  806 Clarendon Street, in Durham, North Carolina; space provided by Asbury UMC

Sunday — 09:00 a.m. Gathering in Song and Praise, with Word and Table

10:30 a.m.  Sunday School

11:30 a.m. —Post Worship Meetings

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On Sunday, September 17th, New Creation welcomed Johnny Llrena to our church family.  Johnny is transferring his membership from Iglesia Metodista de San Juanito to New Creation.  His former pastor shared that Johnny has served as a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the Board and as a lay pastor.  He also points out that Johnny is a brother who has love, commitment and good witness as a father and brother in faith, to the church and community.

We welcome brother Johnny to New Creation UMC!

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Calling all parishioners!

On Saturday, October 21, New Creation will host is first annual fall festival. In order to make this event a success, we need everyone to pitch in with the planning process. We are asking every church member to volunteer with at least one committee. Many thanks to all who signed up during our last congregational meeting. If you did not have a chance to do so, please complete this short Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/d3tC4L2ARTRQmRkW2. You may also contact Melissa Rasberry, fall festival co-chair, directly via email (m_rasberry@hotmail.com) with your preferred committee: breakfast, yard sale, silent auction, food trucks, baked goods and crafts, kids' entertainment, marketing/advertising, and overall project management (facilities, volunteer management, finance, etc.). Thank you in advance for your support!


Melissa and Fran

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UMCOR Hurricane Irma Update  

September 11: Update on the Caribbean  

Hurricane Irma has become one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, a category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 295 km/hour. To date, it has passed over Barbuda, Saint Barthelemy, Anguilla, Saint Marten, British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, Cuba, the Bahamas and currently passing through Florida with Georgia in line. Extensive damage has been reported in Barbuda and Anguilla where 70-90% of the buildings were destroyed. 27 people reported dead across affected territories, 34,000 people displaced in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Over 1 million people were evacuated along the coastline in central and eastern Cuba. 17,000 people are in need of immediate shelter across the affected eastern Caribbean islands. Assessments will take place over the coming days to determine the number of people in need of food assistance. More than 10,000 people are in temporary shelters in the North. The damage to the Dominican Republic was less than expected, with no fatalities reported. There is damage to water infrastructure that affects 1.2 million people, according to the national water authorities.

Livelihoods in affected communities are anticipated to be an area of need when recovery efforts begin. Widespread flooding has been recorded in northern Cuba including Havana. Concerns have been raised about possible waterborne disease outbreaks as flooding is likely to persist for 36 hours at least. Most of the coastal municipalities in affected countries are without electricity. Given the level of damage so far, Haiti and Cuba are likely to be our first areas of response outside of the U.S. and U.S. territories. This is because of the significant level of damage and our Methodist connections in these countries. We are awaiting response from MCCA about support to Barbuda and Anguilla.

UMCOR will continue to monitor Irma’s impact on the Caribbean and provide updates here.

Please consider making a generous donation to UMCOR’s International disaster recovery work thru new Creation's special offering on Sunday, September 24th.

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Protect DACA Recipients. Protect Immigrants.

Nearly 800,000 DACA recipients are at risk now that the Trump Administration has rescinded DACA. Call on Congress to pass the DREAM Act. The only hope for DACA recipients is a legislative solution before March 2018.

Please sign the letters asking our two Senators, Burr and Tillis,  to pass  DACA bill S.1615.    Also sign a letter to your congressman, either Butterfield or Price to pass DACA bill H.R.3440.. If you do not know your congressman, go to https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
 

Bring your signed letters to church this Sunday,  The church will provide postage and envelopes.

“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.         Leviticus 19:33

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Call the Senate now! 202.224.3121

Once again, the Senate is debating legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and restructure the basic guarantee of health care provided by Medicaid for people with disabilities, people living in poverty and senior citizens. The Senate is rushing to consider legislation developed by Senators Cassidy and Graham before September 30th when the fast-track reconciliation process expires.

Call your senators now at 202.224.3121 and tell them that your faith tradition leads you to advocate for increased access to affordable, high-quality health care for all.

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