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Hurricane Response
  Our District Superintendent has shared that there is an urgent need for hygiene kits and flood buckets. We are asking members to bring contents for hygiene kits to worship on Sunday.  We have plenty of gallon zip-lock bags. We will put the kits together during our church meeting following worship.  We will also collect flood buckets on Sunday.  The lists for contents of both kits are below.

Hygiene kit contents
Flood Bucket contents

This Sunday, September 23rd, we will take an offering to support the hurricane relief efforts in North Carolina.

We are thankful that the Wednesday Noon Bible Study group have already put together 40 hygiene kits. 

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God is always drawing ways to show us to be a better congregation and serve our community. I would like to thank God for the opportunity to be back in regular schedule after the storm this past weekend and to be part of this youth group. Our experiences as a group are enjoyable. We ask you to please support this ministry and keep our leadership, volunteers and youth in your prayers.

Bendiciones,

Saul Gastelum

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I wanted to say "Thank You" to my Church family for the prayers of safe travel to Portland, Oregon.  I felt the protection of the Lord with me and also the power of the prayers that were sent with me on this journey.  I pray daily for New Creation and hope that it grows into a larger family in Durham and in Christ.

Thank you so much for giving me the pathway to regaining guidance in my life.  I am truly blessed to have been with such a powerful community, which has so much faith in our Lord and the love to share this faith with all who seek it.

Peace, Love and Prayers from Portland, Oregon.

With peace to all,

Chris Laskowski

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Celebrating Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at New Creation UMC



Saturday, September 15th marked the beginning of Hispanic/Latino Heritage month in the United States. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the rich contributions brought forth by people that have come to the United States from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, as well as Central and South American nations.
 
Throughout this month, we will have opportunities as a church family to immerse ourselves in Hispanic/Latinx culture. Please consider participating in at least one of the following:
 

  1. Join our “Taco Tuesday” every Tuesday thru October 9th in the fellowship hall: Our delicious meal is at 5:30 pm and our Bible study, which focuses on the biblical stories of migration, begins promptly at 6:30 pm. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of the meal. 
  2. Attend “La Fiesta del Pueblo” or the “Feast of the People” in downtown Raleigh this Sunday, September 23rd. La Fiesta del Pueblo is the Triangle’s largest and longest running Latinx festival and it will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! It offers great food, music, dance, art, and other forms of cultural expression. Our plan is for those members of our church family who would like to attend to do so as a group and enjoy a delicious lunch at La Fiesta del Pueblo. We will leave together after our church meeting this Sunday. You are welcome to follow this link for more information regarding La Fiesta del Pueblo: https://elpueblo.org/la-fiesta-del-pueblo-2018/
  3. Plan to attend and help us promote our first “Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Night” which we will celebrate on Saturday, October 13th at 6 pm! We will enjoy delicious food, traditional music and dances, and fun activities for the whole family. 
  4. Sign up for a weekly email highlighting historic Hispanic/Latino figures, such as Cesar Chávez and Dolóres Huerta, which God has used in diverse ways to uphold justice and equality in the United States. You are welcome to do so by following this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJSEno5bwL21h4GLX_JoQ-KsrcwBlUXkKhxraSA55_L1PZaw/viewform?usp=pp_url.          

 
Please contact me if you would like more information regarding Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, the opportunities offered above, or if you would like to share any comments or questions you may have atevergara@nccumc.org and 919-308-8095.
 
Paz en Cristo,
Pastor Edgar

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World Communion Sunday is October 7, 2018

Around the globe, countless gifted and qualified people face financial obstacles that hinder them from preparing for the vocation God has given them, especially youth and young adults. For ethnic students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college, or for those people of color who haven’t historically had access to resources that make higher education possible, the road toward education has often been unwieldy.

What would it look like if the church today imitated Jesus’ affirmation of the full dignity and God-given potential of all women and men—especially those who’ve historically been assigned to the world’s margins? On World Communion Sunday your giving helps to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve.

Our own Duke intern, Saul Gastelum, has benefited from World Communion Funds.  He was recently awarded the World Communion National Scholarship!

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Sunday, September 23, is the 18th Sunday after Pentecost.

The scriptures for Sunday are:

  • Proverbs 31:10-31 
  • Psalm 1 (UMH 738) 
  • James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a 
  • Mark 9:30-37

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