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Sisters and brothers in Christ,
 
We enter a season of giving as we are reminded again to give thanks…always with a grateful heart.  In giving thanks, we know that all we have is a gift from God Thus we are encouraged to give back to those less fortunate. 

Last Sunday we asked you to pick up a shopping bag with a list of items to fill and return it on or before November 18th to give to our neighbors who are in need.  If you have not picked up a bag, please contact the church office.  We still have 14 bags that need to be filled.

On Tuesday, November 20th, we will share a complete Thanksgiving meal with our brothers and sisters from the community.  We will need the following volunteers to assist with this vital ministry.

  • Someone with a truck to pick up the turkeys from Walmart Neighborhood Market, NC 55 Highway, Cary by 9:00 am Tuesday, November 20th
  • 5-8 volunteers to unload the truck and pack the turkeys for pick up by 11 am

 
If you are available to assist in any of these ways, please contact the church office at 919-688-4578.
 
Giving thanks of all you do.
 
Blessings,
 
Pastor Al


Shopping bags are available this Sunday.

 Please take one or two this Sunday and purchase the items listed below. Place them in the shopping bag and deliver to New Creation UMC on or before Sunday, November 18th. 

  • 1 box instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 large can yams
  • 2 cans corn
  • 1 large or two small jars or cans of turkey gravy
  • 1 box of stuffing
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • Appropriate holiday cookies and candies for dessert! 

For green bean casserole:

  • · 1 large can green beans
  • · 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • · 1 can French fried onion rings

 
Once you’ve place all of the above items in the bag, feel free to add any other special foods/treats of your choice that will make it more like your own Thanksgiving dinner.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM RECEIVING A TURKEY AND TRIMMINGS?  Tickets are available this Sunday.
 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
I tell you this: whenever you saw a brother or sister hungry or cold, whatever you did to the least of these, so you did to Me.  Matthew 25:40

Prayer after the Election
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Sovereign God of justice and compassion, who judges all peoples, nations, institutions, and political parties: We pray for your mercy and guidance in the midst of our nation’s political turmoil and division.

Reconciling God, heal the painful wounds inflicted by our sharply partisan politics which elevates winning elections above honesty, respect, and the common good. Free us from narrow self-interest, insensitivity, and arrogance so that we can be agents of reconciliation in our families,  neighborhoods, and congregations.

Compassionate God, replace our hearts of stone with hearts beating with your life-giving mercy and kindness. Open our eyes to the hurts of others, clear our ears to hear the anguished cries of those who suffer,  transform our clinched fists into hands of generosity, and widen our arms to embrace all whom you love and for whom Christ died.

Righteous and holy God, whose righteousness is unyielding justice and whose holiness is unblemished love, empower us to defend “the orphans, widows, and immigrants” and purify our love of the blemishes of exclusion, superiority, and privilege.

Resurrecting and triumphant God, who in Jesus Christ conquered the powers of sin and death and is ever bringing order from chaos, liberation from bondage, reconciliation out of brokenness, strength from weakness, hope from despair, life from death: Grant us a renewed vision of your present and coming reign and a deepened commitment to seek first your kingdom and your righteousness.

To you, O Christ, belongs our final loyalty and through the power of the Holy Spirit, enable us to love you more dearly, serve you more faithfully, and praise you more joyfully. Amen
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Advance hope, love and healing around the world on November 27!

United Methodists will come together to support vital ministry projects and missionaries around the world on #GivingTuesday as they generously #GiveUMC. 

Giving through The Advance empowers hundreds of dedicated project leaders and missionaries to share the love of Christ in meaningful, life-saving ways. As always, 100% of all giving will support the designated Advance ministry!

How will you #GiveUMC? Find a project you are passionate about and make a donation! 

Further support #GivingTuesday by inspiring others to #GiveUMC! 

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