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That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:19)
In less than 4 weeks until New Creation’s Grand Opening and Consecration Service at our new home on 4705 Old Chapel Hill Road!  Come and celebrate with us on September 29 at 10 am as we continue to live into our mission. Each week, we will highlight a different piece of our congregation’s mission statement. This week, we feature RECONCILIATION. #NCUMCgrandopening
New Creation believes in restoring a right relationship with God and with one another.  Through small groups, we regularly study the topic of race and race relations throughout history, discussing how this is relevant to our congregation and our Durham community today.  We also host guest preachers and speakers from around the nation and around the world. We continue this reconciliation through our prayers and service to our local, national, and international community. 


Doug Moore, Civil Rights Leader and Former Pastor of Asbury Temple Dies at 91

Rev. Doug Moore was the pastor of the former Asbury Temple (now New Creation) from 1956-1959. He actively campaigned in the area of evangelism to increase the membership of Asbury Temple and to build a strong church program. However, Rev. Moore was to many in his day, a radical. Being an active civil rights worker, he was one of the first to start the early demonstrations and sit-ins that sparked national protests and demonstrations. On June 23, 1957, Rev. Moore and seven students entered the Royal Ice Cream Company at Roxboro and Dowd Streets, in Durham and sat down at the dairy counter. This protest, resulting in his arrest, was the first recorded sit-in of the national civil rights movement.  

The June 23, 1957, sit-in at Royal Ice Cream preceded the 1960 protest in Greensboro, which receives credit for sparking similar actions across the South.  A state marker commemorates the 1957 sit-in.

Read his obituary in the Washington Post.  Click here.

Rev. Moore and the students pray at the rail of Asbury Temple before going to court in 1957.


Jack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry 2019

The Jack Crum Conference
September 14, 2019 • Epworth UMC

Gospel Power vs Institutional Sin
exploring approaches to challenge corporate injustice and poverty

When corporate and civic institutions succumb to greed and societal discrimination, they rob society of its capacity to protect the poor and disadvantaged. They commit the sin of taking from the poor to enrich the rich. This conference will examine some of the strategies institutions use to do this and how they misinterpret the Biblical narrative to justify their practices.

This is less a conference and more of an experience in dealing with institutional sin. We will hear the history of civic and corporate indulgence in taking from the poor over all of history and how the challenges that Jesus made expose this institutional sin.

Using a real-life case study and a series of current events in North Carolina that has reinforced segregation, poverty, and financial greed, we will participate in examining the root causes and practices of governance authorities, civic institutions, and even the church and examine ways to use the Power of the Gospel to challenge these institutions.

Register for the Conference

Childcare is available at no cost by emailing Amanda Wilson at by Thursday, 9/12/2019.

There is no cost for registration or food. Light breakfast and lunch provided. Please RSVP (Register) on by September 7th if possible.

The Jack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Council of Churches.


Neighbors Feeding Neighbors

The Details

When: World Food Day, Wednesday, October 16th

What: An opportunity to have fun, support local restaurants AND feed your neighbors in need.

How: Participating Restaurants will be donating 10% of their proceeds that day to CROP Hunger Walk.

Why: All the money raised will go to hunger fighting agencies here in Durham and around the world.

Who: It’s YOU, the Durham Community. providing assistance for local hunger fighting agencies AND Church World Service International grassroots hunger-fighting development programs.

Where: At participating partner restaurants throughout Durham.

visit  for participating restaurants!


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