Sunday Worship Link 09/27/2020

Dear Friends,

It was a warm and humid morning, but we still had a good turnout for our 9:00 am outdoor worship service.  A special thank you to Barb Miller for covering for Patti Hendrix at the keyboard, and for Laurel Van Der Wende providing our outdoor Sunday school.  Here is the link for the video of this morning’s service, available for viewing on Facebook and YouTube:

We have a tentative target day of Sunday, October 25 for indoor worship, but please watch your emails, or contact the church office, as circumstances may change.

Volunteers are needed to help with our mission “Klothes for Kids” this week.  We will be setting up at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 2 for a Saturday, 10:00 am opening.  Please let the church office, or CarlLa Horton know if you are available.

Thank you for your continued support of the mission and ministries of our church.  Donations can be mailed to UMC at Newfoundland, PO Box 288, Newfoundland, NJ 07435.  If you prefer to use a debit or credit card for your donation you can go to the Conference website at gnjumc.org/onlinegiving and make your gift to our church.  We’re #2040 and we’re in the Skylands District.

Blessings,

Rev. Jenn

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877

September’s Book Club – Book and Date

Hi everyone,

Book Club has moved online, and will be until the end of the year. If you would like to join please reach out to Barb Miller and she will send you the link.  Barbara Miller: 1thess51522@gmail.com

September’s Book & Meeting:

Monday, September 28th at 7:30pm

Be well,

Jennifer King

Church Secretary

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877

Sunday Worship and Communion

Dear Friends,

We are now worshiping outside on Sundays at 9:00 am in the front parking lot, weather permitting.  Please note the early time.  This is to take advantage of the shade and the (slightly) cooler temperatures.  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.

This Sunday we’ll be celebrating communion so please have some bread or crackers, and juice or water at hand when you watch the video.

Thank you for your continued support.  Your generosity has made it possible for us to continue our ministries throughout the pandemic.  Please mail your donations 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 Greater NJ Conference website at gnjumc.org/onlinegiving.  Our church number is 2040 and we are in the Skylands District.

Blessings,

Rev. Jenn

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877

Free Food Available

Dear Friends,

Thanks to a generous donation we have free food available for anyone who might need it.  There are fresh vegetables: carrots, lettuce, cabbage, onions, cucumbers, zucchini; fresh fruit: apples, nectarines; and frozen meat: meatballs, spicy chicken fingers, breaded chicken fillets, and chicken bologna.

These are free to anyone.  Please spread the word, especially about the fresh produce, which has a shorter shelf life.

You can text or call me at 201-314-8442 and feel free to share my number with others who might be able to use the food.  I’ll be in the church building again on Sunday, but can make arrangements to open the building at other times if needed.

Blessings,

Rev. Jenn

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877

Outdoor Worship link for website

Dear Friends,

Today we enjoyed worship outdoors in the shade of our front parking lot at 9:00 am.  We had 20 worshipers who all kept a safe distance and wore masks.  We will continue our outdoor worship through the month of August, weather permitting. 

A special thank you to Laurna Townsend for weeding the front beds this past week and donating flowers for around the bell; to Yvonne Albro for cutting down the overgrown Sumac trees; and to Ken Bradford, Patti Hendrix, Rich Lovallo, and Laurna Townsend for helping me set up this morning.

Here is the link for today’s outdoor service, available for viewing on YouTube and Facebook:

Next week we will celebrate communion, so if you’re worshiping with us online please be prepared to have bread or crackers, and water or juice on hand to join us.

Blessings,

Rev. Jenn

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877

Sunday Worship 07/26/2020

Dear Friends,

On Sunday, July 26 at 9:00 am we’ll have an outdoor worship service in the front parking lot (weather permitting).  Please note the early time.  That’s so we can take advantage of the morning shade. 

The service should last about 40 minutes.  Please bring your own chair, wear a mask, and remember to keep a safe 6 feet of space between you and other worshipers.  There will be an offering plate available for your donation.  We will livestream the service on Facebook.

Please use your judgment about whether or not to attend.  If you’re unwell, or in a high risk group and afraid of potential exposure to the virus, please stay safely at home.

For this weekend I’ve recorded a separate service which will be available for viewing on Facebook and YouTube after 10:00 am on Sunday.  Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/A_oRf_Vwt28

If our livestream works on Sunday we’ll simply use that recording for future Sundays.

I just want to take a moment for a special thank you to my husband Rich Lovallo who has generously donated his time and talent for the past 4 months to our church.  He has been the voice you hear every Sunday singing with mine, and the musician at the piano.  For those of you who don’t know, he’s the Music Minister at Butler UMC, so every week since March he’s been working overtime, recording our worship service with me and then recording with Rev. McKay at Butler.  I’m so very grateful for his humble service.

We won’t be able to have congregational singing in-person, so this video is our last opportunity to enjoy hymn-singing.  Here are the lyrics for you to sing along:

Opening Song              “Honor and Praise”                         TFWS #2018

          RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS;

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

          HERE TO ADORE YOU FOR ALL OF OUR DAYS,

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

          LORD OF THE HEAVENS, HOW FAITHFUL YOU ARE.

          SHINE DOWN UPON US, O BRIGHT MORNING STAR.

          RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS;

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

          FILLING THE TEMPLE, THE WORK OF YOUR GRACE;

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

          HERE TO ADORE YOU FOR ALL OF OUR DAYS,

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

          LORD OF THE HEAVENS, HOW FAITHFUL YOU ARE.

          RISE IN OUR SPIRITS, O BRIGHT MORNING STAR.

          RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS;

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

Closing Hymn               “They’ll Know We Are Christians”           FWS #2223

          WE ARE ONE IN THE SPIRIT, WE ARE ONE IN THE LORD,

          WE ARE ONE IN THE SPIRIT, WE ARE ONE IN THE LORD,

          AND WE PRAY THAT ALL UNITY MAY ONE DAY BE RESTORED:

[Refrain]

          AND THEY’LL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS BY OUR LOVE, BY OUR LOVE;

          YES, THEY’LL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS BY OUR LOVE.

          WE WILL WALK WITH EACH OTHER, WE WILL WALK HAND IN HAND,

          WE WILL WALK WITH EACH OTHER, WE WILL WALK HAND IN HAND,

          AND TOGETHER WE’LL SPREAD THE NEWS THAT GOD IS IN OUR LAND:

          [Refrain]

          WE WILL WORK WITH EACH OTHER, WE WILL WORK SIDE BY SIDE,

          WE WILL WORK WITH EACH OTHER, WE WILL WORK SIDE BY SIDE,

          AND WE’LL GUARD HUMAN DIGNITY AND SAVE HUMAN PRIDE:

          [Refrain]

          ALL PRAISE TO THE FATHER, FROM WHOM ALL THINGS COME,

          AND ALL PRAISE TO CHRIST JESUS, GOD’S ONLY SON,

          AND ALL PRAISE TO THE SPIRIT, WHO MAKES US ONE:

          [Refrain]

Finally I want to thank you for your continued support of our church, especially during these uncertain times.  Your generous donations have made it possible for us to continue our mission and ministry in the world despite having had to shut down our building temporarily.  Please remember to mail your checks to UMC at Newfoundland, PO Box 288, Newfoundland, NJ 07435.  If you prefer to make your gift with a debit or credit card you can go to the GNJ Conference website at gnjumc.org/onlinegiving.  Our church is #2040 and we’re in the Skylands District.

Thank you and blessings,

Rev. Jenn

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877

Sunday Worship July 12, 2020

Dear Friends,

The worship service for Sunday, July 12 will be available for viewing on Facebook or YouTube at 10:00 am using the following link:

https://youtu.be/cyl4SV9tbQk

Our Church Council will be meeting on Monday, July 13 to work on the reopening plan for in-person worship.  There are several options to be considered.  One is an outdoor worship in the early evening shade throughout the summer.  Another is to reopen the sanctuary for in-person worship in August, or September.  As soon as a decision is made we will get word out to you.  Please keep us in prayer as we explore our options given the state and conference restrictions.

Please be aware that no one is allowed in the education wing of the building when our preschool is in session according to our NJ State Inspector.  Currently our pre-school hours are Monday – Thursday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Our Thrift Shop has reopened with safety precautions.  We’re allowed to have 4 people at a time in the shop and everyone must wear masks.  The hours of operation are Thursdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  We are only accepting donations during open hours.

Thank you for your continued support of our church ministries.  Thank you for those who have been sharing our online worship services with friends and extended family.

Your financial contributions are greatly appreciated, and help us reach out in mission to our community and beyond.  Your gifts may be mailed to UMC at Newfoundland, P.O. Box 288, Newfoundland, NJ 07435.  Or if you prefer to use a debit or credit card, donations can be made online through our conference website at gnjumc.org/onlinegiving.  Our church number is 2040, and we’re in the Skylands District.

If you would like to sing along with our Sunday worship, here are the lyrics:

Opening Song              “Be Still, My Soul”                 UMH #534

          BE STILL, MY SOUL: THE LORD IS ON YOUR SIDE.

          BEAR PATIENTLY THE CROSS OF GRIEF OR PAIN;

          LEAVE TO YOUR GOD TO ORDER AND PROVIDE;

          IN EVERY CHANGE GOD FAITHFUL WILL REMAIN.

          BE STILL, MY SOUL: YOUR BEST, YOUR HEAVENLY FRIEND

          THROUGH THORNY WAYS LEADS TO A JOYFUL END.

          BE STILL, MY SOUL; YOUR GOD WILL UNDERTAKE

          TO GUIDE THE FUTURE, AS IN AGES PAST.

          YOUR HOPE, YOUR CONFIDENCE LET NOTHING SHAKE;

          ALL NOW MYSTERIOUS SHALL BE BRIGHT AT LAST.

          BE STILL, MY SOUL: THE WAVES AND WINDS STILL KNOW

          THE CHRIST WHO RULED THEM WHILE HE DWELT BELOW.

          BE STILL, MY SOUL: THE HOUR IS HASTENING ON

          WHEN WE SHALL BE FOREVER WITH THE LORD,

          WHEN DISAPPOINTMENT, GRIEF, AND FEAR ARE GONE,

          SORROW FORGOT, LOVE’S PUREST JOYS RESTORED.

          BE STILL, MY SOUL: WHEN CHANGE AND TEARS ARE PAST,

          ALL SAFE AND BLESSED WE SHALL MEET AT LAST.

Hymn of Preparation            “My Life Flows On (How Can I Keep From Singing”           FWS #2212

          MY LIFE FLOWS ON IN ENDLESS SONG,

          ABOVE EARTH’S LAMENTATION.

          I HEAR THE CLEAR, THOUGH FAR-OFF HYMN

          THAT HAILS A NEW CREATION.

          THROUGH ALL THE TUMULT AND THE STRIFE,

          I HEAR THAT MUSIC RINGING.

          IT FINDS AN ECHO IN MY SOUL.

          HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?

          WHAT THOUGH MY JOYS AND COMFORTS DIE?

          I KNOW MY SAVIOR LIVETH.

          WHAT THOUGH THE DARKNESS GATHER ROUND?

          SONGS IN THE NIGHT HE GIVETH.

          NO STORM CAN SHAKE MY INMOST CALM

          WHILE TO THAT ROCK I’M CLINGING.

          SINCE LOVE IS LORD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH,

          HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?

          I LIFT MY EYES; THE CLOUD GROWS THIN;

          I SEE THE BLUE ABOVE IT;

          AND DAY BY DAY THIS PATHWAY SMOOTHS,

          SINCE FIRST I LEARNED TO LOVE IT,

          THE PEACE OF CHRIST MAKES FRESH MY HEART,

          A FOUNTAIN EVER SPRINGING;

          ALL THINGS ARE MINE SINCE I AM HIS!

          HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?

Closing Hymn               “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”               FWS #2158

          I AM WEAK, BUT THOU ART STRONG;

          JESUS, KEEP ME FROM ALL WRONG;

          I’LL BE SATISFIED AS LONG

          AS I WALK, LET ME WALK CLOSE TO THEE.

          [Refrain]

         JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE,

          GRANT IT, JESUS, IS MY PLEA,

          DAILY WALKING CLOSE TO THEE:

          LET IT BE, DEAR LORD, LET IT BE.

          THROUGH THIS WORLD OF TOIL AND SNARES,

          IF I FALTER, LORD WHO CARES?

          WHO WITH ME MY BURDEN SHARES?

          NONE BUT THEE, DEAR LORD, NONE BUT THEE.

          [Refrain]

          WHEN THIS FEEBLE LIFE IS O’ER,

          TIME FOR ME WILL BE NO MORE;

          GUIDE ME GENTLY, SAFELY O’ER

          TO THY SHORE, DEAR LORD, TO THY SHORE.

          [Refrain]

Stay safe and healthy!

Blessings,

Rev. Jenn

Happy 4th and Sunday Worship

Dear Friends,

In honor of our Independence Day my husband Rich and my daughter Anna sang our National Anthem and I recorded it in front of our new flagpole (honoring our veterans).  You can watch the video on this link:  https://youtu.be/Hf5hful0xhg

Our Church Council is fine-tuning the re-opening plan for in-person worship.  We hope to be able to gather again safely in our sanctuary later this month.  Please keep your church leaders in prayer as we perfect our plan.

I thank all of you who continue to support the mission and ministry of Christ in the world through your generous giving to our church.  Checks can be mailed to UMC at Newfoundland at PO Box 288, Newfoundland, NJ 07435; or if you prefer to make a donation with your credit or debit card you can go to gnjumc.org/onlinegiving and make your donation online.  Our church number is 2040 and we are in the Skylands District.

This Sunday’s Worship will be available for viewing at 10:00 am on Facebook and YouTube using the following link:  https://youtu.be/hiwI0MG0ERQ

For those of you who enjoy singing along with us at home, here are the lyrics for the hymns:

Opening Song              “This Land is Your Land”                by Woody Guthrie

          [Refrain]

          THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, THIS LAND IS MY LAND

          FROM CALIFORNIA TO THE NEW YORK ISLAND

          FROM THE REDWOOD FOREST TO THE GULF STREAM WATERS

          THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME.

          AS I WENT WALKING THAT RIBBON OF HIGHWAY

          I SAW ABOVE ME THAT ENDLESS SKYWAY

          I SAW BELOW ME THAT GOLDEN VALLEY

          THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME.

          [Refrain]

          I’VE ROAMED AND RAMBLED AND I’VE FOLLOWED MY FOOTSTEPS

          TO THE SPARKLING SANDS OF HER DIAMOND DESERTS

          AND ALL AROUND ME A VOICE WAS SOUNDING

          THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME.

          [Refrain]

          WHEN THE SUN COMES SHINING AS I WAS STROLLING

          AND THE WHEAT FIELDS WAVING AND THE DUST CLOUDS ROLLING

          THE FOG WAS LIFTING A VOICE CAME CHANTING

          THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME.

          [Refrain]

          IN THE SQUARES OF THE CITY – IN THE SHADOW OF THE STEEPLE

          NEAR THE RELIEF OFFICE – I SEE MY PEOPLE

          AND SOME ARE GRUMBLIN’ AND SOME ARE WONDERIN’

          IF THIS LAND’S STILL MADE FOR YOU AND ME.

          [Refrain]

Hymn of Preparation            “Stand By Me”                       UMH #512

          WHEN THE STORMS OF LIFE ARE RAGING, STAND BY ME.

          WHEN THE STORMS OF LIFE ARE RAGING, STAND BY ME.

          WHEN THE WORLD IS TOSSING ME, LIKE A SHIP UPON THE SEA,

          THOU WHO RULEST WIND AND WATER, STAND BY ME.

          IN THE MIDST OF TRIBULATION, STAND BY ME.

          IN THE MIDST OF TRIBULATION, STAND BY ME.

          WHEN THE HOST OF HELL ASSAIL, AND MY STRENGTH BEGINS TO FAIL,

          THOU WHO NEVER LOST A BATTLE, STAND BY ME.

          IN THE MIDST OF FAULTS AND FAILURES, STAND BY ME.

          IN THE MIDST OF FAULTS AND FAILURES, STAND BY ME.

          WHEN I’VE DONE THE BEST I CAN, AND MY FRIENDS MISUNDERSTAND,

          THOU WHO KNOWEST ALL ABOUT ME, STAND BY ME.

Closing Hymn               “America the Beautiful”                           UMH #696

          O BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES,

          FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN;

          FOR PURPLE MOUTAIN MAJESTIES

          ABOVE THE FRUITED PLAIN!

          AMERICA!  AMERICA! 

          GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE,

          AND CROWN THY GOOD WITH BROTHERHOOD

          FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA.

          O BEAUTIFUL FOR HEROES PROVED

          IN LIBERATING STRIFE,

          WHO MORE THAN SELF THEIR COUNTRY LOVED,

          AND MERCY MORE THAN LIFE!

          AMERICA!  AMERICA! 

          MAY GOD THY GOLD REFINE,

          TILL ALL SUCCESS BE NOBLENESS,

          AND EVERY GAIN DIVINE.

          O BEAUTIFUL FOR PATRIOT DREAM

          THAT SEES BEYOND THE YEARS

          THINE ALABASTER CITIES GLEAM,

          UNDIMMED BY HUMAN TEARS!

          AMERICA!  AMERICA!

          GOD MEND THINE EVERY FLAW,

          CONFIRM THY SOUL IN SELF CONTROL,

          THY LIBERTY IN LAW.

Blessings for a safe and happy holiday weekend,

Rev. Jenn

Sunday Worship Link for week of June 28th

Good morning everyone,

Below are the links for Sunday, June 28, 2020.

This a short prayer time with Barb

Sunday Prayer Time – https://youtu.be/N6oGfMea1X4

For a full Sunday worship service you can go to:

Butler UMC only through Facebook (just search for Butler United Methodist Church), so people may want to go to YouTube.com and search for Denville Community Church, Morrow Memorial Church, or Pearl River UMC NY. 

Also Rev. Jenn had recommended the following video:

Move Mountains videos is at https://vimeo.com/423259393

Have a wonderful weekend,

Jennifer King

Church Secretary

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877

Sunday Worship Links Week of June 21st

Good morning everyone,

Below you will find the links for Sunday Worship Services.

The Conference sermon series that Rev. Jenn recommended is at https://vimeo.com/showcase/6560262 – Move Mountains Week 3.

Sunday Prayer Time link: https://youtu.be/1xPRT7JI4EM

For other services:

You can access Butler UMC only through Facebook (just search for Butler United Methodist Church), or you may want to go to YouTube.com and search for Denville Community Church, Morrow Memorial Church, or Pearl River UMC NY. 

Happy Father’s Day!

Be well,

Jennifer King

Church Secretary

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877