Link to Today’s Worship Service

Greetings in the name of Christ!


Well, we have continued to have some technical difficulties, but we finally have uploaded today’s worship service.  


Please check out the link below or go to our Facebook page to participate in our new pastor’s installation and first worship time with us.  If you live in the area, we would love to have you join us in person in the coming weeks as you are able and comfortable so you may meet her in person.


Since it is a communion Sunday, we invite you to have bread or crackers and water or juice handy so you may receive communion.  We were thrilled to have Rev. Kim’s husband celebrating Holy Communion with her today.

Happy 4th of July and God’s blessings upon you as you join our online faith community!


https://youtu.be/N2O7YNSi1X8

Announcement of New Appointment

Good morning.  Today, as Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair for our congregation, it is my responsibility to share with you the news that we will be receiving a new pastoral appointment effective July 1, 2021.

Eunkyong Kim has been appointed to our church by the Bishop.  Eunkyong is currently serving a part time appointment at the Cedar Cliff UMC in Haledon, NJ.  Her husband is the pastor at the Franklin Lakes UMC.  They have a 9 year old daughter.  They came to the United States in 2005 from Korea, where they were active in the church.  She has experience in music ministry and children’s ministry.  Eunkyong is looking forward to coming to Newfoundland UMC and continuing to grow our ministry.

Transition is always a difficult time, and I ask you to be in prayer with our Staff (Pastor) Parish Relations Committee, Rev. Jenn Lovallo, and Eunkyong Kim as we work towards the new pastoral leadership for our church.  I also want to take this opportunity to thank our current pastor, Rev. Jenn Lovallo, for her faithful leadership in our church.  While saying goodbye is always difficult, we want Rev. Jenn to know that she will be in our prayers as she prepares for a new chapter in her ministry.

Joanne Bush

Chairperson, Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877

Lent Study Groups

Dear Friends,

I remind you of the opportunity you have this March to join a Lenten study group.  One of the ways we grow in our relationship with God is through fellowship with other believers.   You can join the group via our Zoom link, using either your computer or phone.  The links will be the same for the entire series, but I’ll be sending out a reminder every week in case your email gets misplaced.

TUESDAYS from 7:30 – 8:30 pm.  Here’s the link:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89146527929?pwd=L0hKNnZNK0x3U05TNnNWdHJlMnBZZz09

Meeting ID: 891 4652 7929
Passcode: 346717

Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 891 4652 7929
Passcode: 346717

WEDNESDAYS from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  Here’s the link:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88200478976?pwd=TWF2WmdhZFJJbE85cXRocU9XNm5WUT09

Meeting ID: 882 0047 8976
Passcode: 493203


Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 882 0047 8976
Passcode: 493203

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. 201-314-8442.

Blessings for a Holy Lent,

Rev. Jenn

Sunday Worship Link

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow is our 2nd Sunday in Lent, and I pray that you’ll join us for worship, either live, using the link below, or by watching our recorded video available later in the day.  I also encourage you to share this link with your friends and family and “invite a friend to worship” with you.  It’s a wonderful way to connect with one another through the internet.


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713088855?pwd=QmhNeHVNNm9wbnptdEZFdURreEJjQT09

Meeting ID: 897 1308 8855
Passcode: 967052

Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 897 1308 8855
Passcode: 967052

Blessings for a Holy Lent,

Rev. Jenn

Lent Study Group Opportunities

Dear Friends,

One of the ways we grow in our relationship with God is through fellowship with other believers.  I encourage you during this season of Lent to grow deeper in your faith by joining one of our weekly study groups.  We will be looking at different spiritual practices and discovering what the Bible has to say about each of them.  You can join the group via our Zoom link, using either your computer or phone.

Beginning Tuesday, March 2nd we’ll have a 5 week study from 7:30 – 8:30 pm.  Here’s the link:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89146527929?pwd=L0hKNnZNK0x3U05TNnNWdHJlMnBZZz09

Meeting ID: 891 4652 7929
Passcode: 346717

Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 891 4652 7929
Passcode: 346717

Beginning Wednesday, March 3rd we’ll have a 5 week study from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  Here’s the link:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88200478976?pwd=TWF2WmdhZFJJbE85cXRocU9XNm5WUT09

Meeting ID: 882 0047 8976
Passcode: 493203


Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 882 0047 8976
Passcode: 493203

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. 201-314-8442.

Blessings for a Holy Lent,

Rev. Jenn

Special Charge Conference

Dear Friends,

This email is to notify you that UMC at Newfoundland will hold a Special Charge Conference via Zoom on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm.  The purpose of the Special Charge Conference is to elect a new member to our Board of Trustees, and to vote on refinancing our current mortgage.

The Charge Conference is made up of the members of our Church Council and will be presided over by Rev. Jennifer Lovallo, an elder in Full Connection.  This Special Session has been approved by our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Eunice Vega-Perez.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me or the church office.

Blessings,

 Rev. Jenn

Free Children’s Winter Clothing

Dear Friends,

On Saturday, February 6 and February 13 our church will be hosting “Klothes for Kids” to the public from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  We have brand new children’s winter clothing, coats, and accessories donated from “The Children’s Place” available for FREE.  Sizes are from infant to Children’s size 16.  Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Please share this opportunity with friends and family.

Thank you and blessings,
Rev. Jenn






2021 contribution envelopes and Christmas ornaments

Please note that both the 2021 contribution envelopes and Christmas ornaments that were ordered are located in the narthex. Both may be picked up on days that the ACTS thrift shop is open. Please go to the ACTS entrance and ask a volunteer to get them for you. If you are uncomfortable going inside, please wait outside the ACTSW door while the envelopes and/or ornaments are brought to you. Prior to picking up your envelopes it is totally acceptable to send checks, including your envelope number and how you want the funds allocated in the Memo section.

Yvonne Albro, Finance Chair

Jennifer King

Church Secretary

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877

Prayer Request

Dear Friends,

January 6, the Day of the Epiphany of Our Lord, should have been a day of celebration in the life of the church.  Instead, we watched in fear and horror as our country’s Capital building was broken into, and our members of Congress sheltered in place in fear for their lives.

Today, let us be grateful that our democracy survived.  Let us be thankful to our Senators and Representatives who returned to work after having been evacuated, and who stayed until 4:00 am to fulfill their constitutional responsibility.  Let us be in prayer for the families of those who died, and let us pray for healing for the many who were injured.

Epiphany is a day celebrating the revelation of the incarnation of God in the human flesh of Jesus.  It commemorates the visit of the Wise Men and the gifts and homage they paid to a Jewish King.  It’s a significant event in the life of the Church because it reminds us that when God came to dwell with us in human form God’s love and presence was made known not just to the people of Israel, but to the gentiles as well.  Our Creator God is revealed as the God of all the people.

I pray we’ll take a lesson from Epiphany, and remember that when we think we’re divided, God’s love ultimately unites us.  When we think we have some unique claim to God’s grace, God’s manifestation becomes available for all people.  And when we find ourselves in the midst of darkness and despair, God’s presence in Jesus becomes a light for all the world.

Will you pray with me this 13th century prayer from Francis of Assisi, Italy?

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness light; and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

Blessings,

Rev. Jenn