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Thank you to United Methodist Women and children who decorated the church for Advent.

Tickets are now available for our Christmas Ham Give-Away.  If you know of a family that would be blessed by the gift of a  Christmas ham, please contact the office for a ticket.
 
New Creation’s Annual Christmas Ham Give-Away will take place on Friday, December 20th from 10 am to 12 noon.
 
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP DISTRIBUTE THE HAMS! 
Please call or email the church office to volunteer.

Githens Middle School Winter Concert
"Embracing Our Voices, Embracing Our Community"

On Thursday night, December 5th, New Creation UMC hosted the Githens Middle School Winter Concert.  Over 275 people, including students, parents and staff, were present for the concert.  We had to put out additional chairs to accommodate the attendees and still some parents were standing.

Each grade level performed in additional to a 7th grade ensemble.  It was a wonderful concert.  Congratulations to Steven Vinolas, the Githens Music Teacher, for a job well done.

After the concert, New Creation served refreshments.  The school and parents were very appreciative of the hospitality that was shown by New Creation.
 

The SPPRC asks that you remember our New Creation UMC staff in your thoughts and prayers during the Christmas season.  A love offering is a wonderful way to show your appreciation and gratitude to the staff of our church.  

A Love Offering for the Staff will be received on  December 8th and December 15th.  Your generous donation, no matter the size, is greatly appreciated by SPPRC.

If you would like to contribute toward a love offering, please simply indicate “Staff Love Offering” on your check or giving envelope and place it in the offering plate by Sunday, Dec. 15. Or, you may mail or bring your love offering to the church.
 

Mission Moment Newsletter Nugget

“We are disciples of Jesus Christ,” said Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference. “We are called to make disciples and to model the One who called us into this transforming relationship. The question and the corresponding response of Micah 6:8 applies to all—lay and clergy: ‘He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.’

“We are creating safe and bold spaces, teams and resources to listen to one another and guide our journey,” she added. “We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive church … that values everyone as a child of God. I pray you will invest yourselves deeply in the work so that you may contribute to godly, sound and faithful decisions in the days to come.”

Through the Episcopal Fund, you support Easterling and her colleagues. Thank you!

 


Dear Church Family,

Thank you for you recent gift of a full-page ad to the Bennett College White Breakfast fund-raiser.  Because of the generous contributions of friends like you, we are able to continue funding critically needed programs at the school and to provide worthwhile scholarships to deserving students.

Peace and blessings to you as you continue  to help others.

Sincerely,

Carolyn W. Black '63

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