Wednesday’s Word




Bennett College Choir
Palm Sunday Concert

Sunday, March 25, 2018
4:00 pm
Concert is free and open to the public.
Donations accepted.


The Bennett College Choir, which has developed an outstanding reputation in its 80-year history as one of the outstanding female choral groups in the country, will give a concert on March 25th at New Creation United Methodist Church. Invite your family and friend to hear this marvelous Bennett College Choir.

About Bennett College

In 1873, Bennett College had its beginning in the unplastered basement of the Warnersville Methodist Episcopal Church (now known as St. Matthews United Methodist Church). Seventy young men and women started elementary and secondary level studies. In 1874 the Freedmen’s Aid Society took over the school which remained under its auspices for 50 years.

Within five years of 1873, a group of emancipated slaves purchased the present site for the school. College level courses and permanent facilities were added. In 1926, The Women’s Home Missionary Society (now United Methodist Women)  joined with the Board of Education of the church to make Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., formerly co-educational, a college for women. The challenges that were overcome to establish Bennett demand that today’s challenges be met and overcome to ensure her survival.


The Durham CROP Hunger walk is Sunday, March 25th. New Creation’s team is helping to end hunger one step at a time by participating in this year's CROP Hunger Walk.

Please support us by making a donation or walking with us! 

Durham CAN: New Creation listening sessions begin


 in the Pauli Murray Group, we had a great discussion about some of the employment challenges in Durham, especially those faced by youth. I want to thank Mary Fulkerson for co-facilitating the listening session with me, and participants Suzanne Green, Judy Mitchell Watson, Barbara Porter Logan, and Leoneda Inge. We brought to the table our experiences and concerns as parents, teachers, and residents of Durham, which resulted in several suggestions that were forwarded to Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods) to help formulate and implement practical, real-world solutions.

Since last year, Durham CAN, an organization of organizations that includes our congregation, started holding conversations about employment—barriers to obtaining it and earning a living wage. The organization has a goal of listening to 1,500 people in Durham. This is a part of a larger jobs campaign that Durham CAN is starting that also includes conversations with private employers about how they can improve their wages and working conditions.

If you want to join a jobs listening session, more will take place in the small groups in our church between now and mid-April, with the following members facilitating:

  • Young Adult Group, date TBA by Rachel A. Hardy
  • Adult Sunday School, Sunday, April 8 after church by Eugene Lofton
  • United Methodist Men, date TBA by Eugene Lofton
  • The Mature Years, date TBA by Judy Mitchell-Watson

You are invited to join Durham CAN this Thursday:

WHAT:   Durham CAN Metro Council Meeting
WHEN:   Thursday, March 15, 2018  ~ 6:30-8pm  
WHERE:  Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall ~ 927 W. Trinity Avenue, Durham.


March 24th – Corridor UMW hosting a Diaper Bank Event

ALL ages welcome.

You must register for this event.

Donations encouraged:

Feminine hygiene products (tampons or pads) or Diapers

This mission encounter can be done by sitting or standing. In need of childcare, that can be arranged.

Contact Elaine Herdon by March 16th
( or 919.489.3249)


Recovering Racist
 Bishop William H. Willimon

Author of more than 60 books, including Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony (with Stanley Hauerwas) and Who Lynched Willie Earle?; Bishop, The United Methodist Church; Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School; former Dean of Duke University Chapel.

 Sunday, March 18th3:00 PM
Epworth UMC
3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Dr. Willimon’s talk will be followed by a reception at 4:30 PM. 

Child care will be available; please pre-register no later than March 15th by calling 919-489-6557.         



The lectionary text for
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - Fifth Sunday in Lent

  • Jeremiah 31:31-34
  • Psalm 51:1-12 (UMH 785)
  • Hebrews 5:5-10
  • John 12:20-33


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