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Celebrating Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at New Creation UMC

On Saturday, October  13th, New Creation hosted its first Hispanic/Latino Heritage Celebration.  There was good food, good music and good fellowship.  Our dancer, Brigida Carrillo, danced beautifully and even taught others to dance.  The event was held in the church parking lot and the community was invited.


October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Thank you Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) for planning and executing a wonderful fellowship after worship to affirm our pastoral leadership, Rev. Albert Shuler, Senior Pastor and Rev. Edgar Vegara, Associate Pastor. Church members gave cards, letters, and notes of appreciation to each pastor. Roses were presented to the spouses of each pastor.


Coming Soon: Confirmation Class of 2018-2019:

  • Interested in being a mentor for a student in confirmation? Contact Katy Medinas-Lockley at
  • Letters haven been sent to parents; if we missed you, email  
  • Confirmation Parent Meeting Oct. 21st during Sunday School
  • Confirmation begins Oct. 28th during Sunday School

Although confirmation is not a sacrament in The United Methodist Church, it is an important marker along our spiritual journeys.

At baptism, we are initiated into the new covenant in Jesus Christ and membership in the Church, Christ’s body in the world. For many, this happens when they are very young.

We recognize children are members of their human families, but no one expects them to clean their rooms or empty the dishwasher until much later. In the same way, “baptized infants are members of the Church—the family of faith—but are not yet capable of sharing everything involved in membership,” By Water and the Spirit, The United Methodist Church’s official statement on baptism, teaches.

Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. “What God offers us must be accepted in repentance and faith,”


Sunday, October 21st, is the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost and it is United Methodist"s Men Sunday.

The scriptures for Sunday are:

  • 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
  • Luke 8: 42b-48


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