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Apportionment Donations Totaling $9,640.50 Have Been Received in Less Than a Month! 


On November 15, 2017 the Finance Team made the request for people to give an additional $500 designated towards apportionments.  At that time, we needed $16,969.70 to finish paying our apportionments. 


Donations totaling $9,640.50 have been received in less than a month!  This is 57.78% of our goal.  Thanks be to God and His people at New Creation UMC!


We only need $6,388.95 to be able to pay our apportionments in full.  Please continue to give generously so we will be able to pay our apportionments by January 5, 2018


Thank you,


Finance Team



 New Creation Church family will gather on January 13, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to embark on a Journey into God’s preferred future. 
During our Retreat, we hope to deepen our relationship with God, to look at ourselves-deliberately focusing on issues and questions through reflection and meditation, and discussion and dialogue with others in order to come back with a renewed sense of directions for living. Please join us on January 13,2018. 
_____________________________________________________________________________   Christmas Concert

Kudos to our Music Director Ernest Turner and the New Creation Choirs for a wonderful Christmas Concert.  There was great singing and great instrumental Christmas music.  A great time was had by all!


We Need You!

There are many opportunities to serve Christ and your New Creation family 

on Sunday

morning. During the New Creation service, volunteers greet attendees, teach our children, read scripture and serve communion. We provide training! So simply sign up to help on a


 that fits your calendar.

Any questions? Ask Donita at



  *  Pastor - Rev. Al Shuler

  * Administrative Assistant - LaNella Smith

  * Director of Music - Ernest Turner

  * Musican - Theous Jones

  * Custodian - William Whitfield

  * Nursery Attendant - Yo Gidney

  * Nursery Attendant - Felecia Griffin

  * Duke Intern - Saul Gastelum

  * Praise & Worship/Musician - Lance Scott


  * Musician - Ed Moon


Urban Ministries of Durham is in need of clothing as well as canned pasta and canned fruit. Please bring your donations to church this Sunday.  The items will be stored in the Bridal Room downstairs.

Clothing items needed are listed below.  Clothing should be gently used and in excellent condition.

  • men's pants
  • warm tops 
  • warm winter jackets/coats for men, women, children
  • winter hats and gloves for men, women and children

Also needed are NEW underwear for boys and girls (all sizes) and NEW socks for boys and girls.

“Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’  Matthew 25:40


News from Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA)

Last week, DCIA distributed $38,714  in CROP Walk funds to local agencies that serve the hungry in our communities.  Did you know that 25% of fund raised for CROP remain in Durham County and is used by Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA) to help our neighbors in need?  In order to best serve the most vulnerable in our county, DCIA then allocates the 25% to twelve hunger fighting agencies in Durham. They are:

  • Urban Ministries of Durham
  • Changing a Generation Outreach
  • Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC
  • Families Moving Forward
  • Housing for New Hope
  • Open Table Ministries
  • Partners for Youth Opportunity
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Mt. Calvary UCC Food Pantry
  • Society of St. Andrew
  • Threshold Clubhouse
  • Double Bucks for SNAP

Thank you to the New Creation folk who walked and to those who supported the CROP walkers.


  • January 15, 2018, 10:00 am - Annual MLK Jr. Day March and Program
  • January 23, 2018, 6:00 pm - DCIA Banquet, Duke Memorial UMC, Mayor Steve Schewel speaker.  See LaNella Smith for tickets.  Tickets are $15.00
  • March 25, 2018 - CROP Walk

Thank you New Creation UMC for being a member congregation of DCIA and for supporting its ministry.

LaNella Smith

DCIA Board Member

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