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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:  Following "Journey to Transformation: 2021 Lenten Study," by Sharma D. Lewis

Everyone is encouraged and invited to participate in these ministries.

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Rev. Kathryn Medinas-Lockley - NCUMC 05.16.2021 - Jesus Is Lord

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Outdoor Sunday Services This Weekend

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New Creation UMC will hold outdoor worship on May 16, 2021, at 10:00 am in front of the church, weather permitting.

 Our COVID-19 safety precautions require that everyone gathering for this service wear masks, and practice social distancing. Disposable and cloth masks, as well as hand sanitizing stations, will be available.

In the event of bad weather, we will do a ZOOM service or a virtual recorded service. Please check your email for updates. 

                                      Hope to see you there! 

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Teacher Appreciation at Githens Middle School a Big Success

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Thank you to all the generous, fabulous ladies who made Teacher Appreciation Day, spearheaded by the Mission Committee, such a success. New Creation put its vision of hospitality, and discipleship into action, bringing boxed lunches and prayers to the teachers and staff of Githens Middle School last Friday, May 7, 2021.

More outreach with Githens Middle School is planned for the fall that includes classroom goodie boxes for the teachers (wipes, Kleenex, pencils, etc.) and backpacks for children needing help with school supplies. Stay tuned! 

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The Mission Committee welcomes all interested persons so please contact Fran Lynch or Rachel Hardy to learn how to get involved.

Fran Lynch: email mflcaly@yahoo.com or call 510-366-2297Rachel Hardy:email hardy.rachel275@gmail.com or call 919-672-0237

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A glimpse of Mother's Day Sunday Service at New Creation UMC

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Lay Servant Ministries Offerings in the Conference

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The Pathways to Leadership in the NC Conference courses below can be taken to enhance one’s skills in a particular ministry or area of interest. You do not need to be pursuing a certification in Lay Servant Ministry to take any of these courses. In addition, you are free to choose any location or any particular order. They are suggestions we believe will help laypersons become more proficient in their ministry or help them discover a particular ministry they would like to explore.

The Basic Course is being offered virtually (through ZOOM) on May 15th from 8:30 am to 4:30 or 5:00 pm. Ken Ripley, Heritage District Lay Servant Ministry Director, will facilitate this course. For more information and registration, click the link below.

Basic Course Information & Registration

Spiritual Gifts will be offered virtually on June 5th and June 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm via ZOOM. The Rev. Benny Oakes, Pastor of First UMC in Elizabeth City, NC, and Suzanne Nelson, Beacon District LSM
Co-Director will facilitate this course. For more information and registration, click the link below.

Spiritual Gifts Information & Registration

Leading Public Prayer (*required for certified Lay Speaker) will be offered by the Gateway District from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, June 5, 2021, via ZOOM. Rev. Vermel H. Taylor will be facilitating the class. Rev. Taylor is the pastor of Galilee United Methodist Church in Laurinburg, NC. For more information and registration, click the link below.

Leading Public Prayer Information & Registration

From Your Heart to Theirs will be offered virtually on June 12th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm via ZOOM. The Rev. Linda Harris who is Local Pastor in the Capital District for the Conference will facilitate the class. This course is limited to 18 attendees.
For more information and registration, click the link below.

From Your Heart to Theirs Information & Registration

Living Our United Methodist Beliefs is offered by the Beacon District Lay Servant Ministries Team on August 14th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm via ZOOM. This session will be facilitated by Ginny Crocker, Beacon District LSM Co-Director, and Tom Santa, Beacon District Lay Leader.
For more information and registration, click the link below.

Living Our United Methodist Beliefs Information & Registration

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2021

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a celebration of the accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in U.S. society and culture; most often these lists are made up of AAPI doctors, scientists, and those holding positions within the U.S. government.

Rarely shared are the stories of those within the AAPI community who have stood up against racism and injustice who shaped a much fairer society, and those who have used the arts as a medium of change. The United States has a long history of extreme racists policies against its Asian and Pacific Islander citizens, and throughout the history of this country, these communities have fought back.

One such person is Haunani-Kay Trask, an Indigenous Hawaiian educator, activist, Hawaiian nationalist, author, poet, filmmaker, and all-around warrior. Born in 1949 to a politically active family, many of whom advocated for Hawaiian statehood, Trask has dedicated her life to advocating for a free and independent Hawaiʻi and to keeping Hawaiian culture alive while brutalized under imperial rule.

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Trask became heavily involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement while studying at the University of Wisconsin, and she became an active supporter of the Black Panther Party while studying at the University of Chicago. It was during her university studies that she made the connection to the symbiotic relationship that racism and capitalism share, and how the system exploits marginalized communities across the globe.

Trask has worked tirelessly advocating for Hawaiian sovereignty, has participated in, and organized, protests for land rights. Trask famously confronted white male anthropologists who claimed expertise on Hawaiian culture and politics and spent years teaching at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa on the subjects of Polynesian women, political movements in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Islands.

She is a founding member of the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studiesat the university and has written numerous books including Eros and Power: The Promise of Feminist Theory (1984), and From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaiʻi (1993). She also published two books of poetry, Night Is a Sharkskin Drum (1994) and Light in the Crevice Never Seen (1999).

Trask is also the producer of the award-winning documentary Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation (1993), winning nine different awards in three different countriesTrask anchored and produced First Friday, a monthly public television show highlighting cultural and political issues that impact Native Hawaiians. In 2019, she was awarded the Angela Y. Davis Prizefor her work in education, activism, and the arts.

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