Wednesday’s Word





All New Creation members are expected to gather on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to embark on a Journey into God’s preferred future. 
Please respond to your Evite invitation to the retreat by 12 noon on Thursday.  We need a head count to prepare for lunch,


New Creation witnessed their faith in God to the community and to the world in 2017.Let us continue to live out our faith thru worship, witness and service.

Thank you for all that you did in 2017, including your prayers, your presence, your presents, and your participation.  May God allow us to have an even more fruitful 2018.

  • Nicolette Allen, Melissa Rasberry, Eugene Lofton and LaNella Smith traveled to Fort Myers, Florida to participate in the “Grace In Action” workshop sponsored by Grace UMC. Grace is a multi-site church whose average worship attendance is 2700. The workshops focused on creating effective ministries. The attendees visited two ministries of the church: The Thrift Store and the Food Ministry. A full report of the event was shared with the congregation. New Creation received a grant from the Conference to cover the cost of the trip.
  • Weekly Noon Bible Study
  • New Creation had 11 persons to participate in the CROP Walk and raised $715.00 to support hunger programs.
  • United Methodist Women served meals to Families Moving Forward.
  • Supported the 27th White Breakfast of Bennett College with a purchase of a full-page ad in their souvenir booklet.  Bennett College is one of the 11 historically Black Colleges supported by apportionment dollars.  
  • Served breakfast to the homeless in partnership with St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church every Friday morning.
  • Hosted a 6-week Lenten bible study
  • Collected $1,142.99 from Lenten Sacrificial Offerings.

Click the image below to read the complete Year in Review.


Huree University Presentation

On Tuesday, January 16, at 6:30 pm Dr. Chung from Huree University in Mongolia will be given a presentation on that institution.  The meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall.  We hope that as many of our members as possible are able to attend.  Dinner will be served.  Please contact the church office if you plan to attend. 

Huree is a United Methodist Church sponsored university.  Mongolia is a small country.  We can feed one student for the whole year with $200 (Hot Lunch Fund) and support one student for a year with $1,000.




Local Church Leadership of the Corridor District are invited to 

Winter Leadership Training SessionJanuary 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pmNew Sharon UMC in Hillsborough, NC

  1. Everything You Need to Know to Serve on a P/SPRC -  Led by: Rev. Jessie Larkins and a panel of experienced SPRC leaders
  2. Organizing Your Church for Mission and Ministry - Led by: Rev. Carol Goehring and Rev. Anita Taylor 
  3. Making Statistical Tables Work For You - Let Rev. George Speake, Conference Statistician, offer clarity and ease your burden this year.
  4. Women in the Life of the UMC - Led by: Rev. Christi Dye and members of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) committee

For a detailed description of the workshops, click here.



The lectionary text for

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Baptism of the Lord

  • Genesis 1:1-5
  • Psalm 29 (UMH 761)
  • Acts 19:1-7
  • Mark 1:4-11


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