This Sunday we have the second and final opportunity to worship with our Bishop as we begin a new year of renewal. The focus this week is on Jesus’ baptism, and I encourage us all to remember our own baptism, and be thankful.
The video for the worship service will be available at 10:00 am on Sunday via YouTube and our Facebook page. Here is the link for the video:
I look forward to preaching again the following Sunday, January 17th as I’ll begin a new worship theme around being Courageous. We all need a little more courage in these trying times!
Thank you again for your continued support of the mission and ministry of Christ through your giving to our church. I encourage you to make a pledge to our church if you haven’t already done so. Your commitment of giving helps us fulfill our budget, and will also become a spiritual discipline for you personally as you put your trust in God’s abundance.
Blessings for the New Year,
This Sunday Bishop Schol will bring us the message as we join in virtual worship with United Methodists around our Greater NJ Conference. We’ll be celebrating Holy Communion together so please have some bread or crackers, and juice or water at hand for later in the service. The video will be available for viewing on our Facebook page and through YouTube beginning at 10:00 am on Sunday, January 3. Here is the link for the service:
I thank all of you who have helped us finish this fiscal year strong. Your generosity has made it possible for us to not only keep our doors open, but to welcome the West Milford Blood Drive monthly, provide food for school-aged children and families in need, offer gently used household items and clothing to our neighbors, and expand our pre-school and child-care center to include a remote learning classroom. It’s not too late to make an end-of-the-year charitable donation by mailing your gift to UMC at Newfoundland, PO Box 288, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. Or if you prefer to use a debit or credit card, you can make your gift online through our Conference website at gnjumc.org/onlinegiving. Our church number is 2040 and we’re in the Skylands District.
Finally, I pray that we will all go into the new year with a spirit of hope and joy, for we are God’s beloved children, and because of the Gift of Christmas – Emmanuel – we are never alone.
Blessings and Happy New Year,
Sunday Worship on Zoom for Sunday
We will continue to worship virtually through December and the first few weeks of January. The Zoom link will be the same every Sunday, but I’ll make sure to resend it every week for your convenience. You can join our worship service live either by phone or computer, or watch the recording at a later time.
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Meeting ID: 875 3018 0261
65 LaRue Rd., P.O. Box 288, Newfoundland, NJ 07435
Thank you for remembering to wear your mask and respect one another’s safety by keeping 6 feet of distance between you and fellow worshippers.
Thank you also for your continued financial support of the mission and ministry of Christ through our church. Your donations can be mailed to UMC at Newfoundland, PO Box 288, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. If you prefer to use a debit or credit card, you can make your donation through our Conference website at gnjumc.org/onlinegiving. Our church is number 2040 and we’re in the Skylands District.
We record the service and will be uploading it to Facebook and YouTube. You can watch it on Facebook as soon as it’s posted (which should be by noon on Sunday), or look for an email from me on Sunday late morning with a link to YouTube.