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Vision Statement: New Market United Methodist Church strives to build and empower disciples for Jesus Christ.
Mission Statement: New Market United Methodist Church encourages faithful discipleship for Jesus Christ by participation in Prayer, the Word, Worship, Fellowship and Service.
Worship This Sunday! Sermon Title “Who the H E double hockey sticks” do you think you are?”
Based on Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16, and Matthew 21: 23-32
Join us this Sunday in our parking lot, the Sanctuary, or at home.
1. Worship in the New Market Parking Lot @ 9:30 a.m.
Each Sunday we will be celebrating communion, (bring your bread, crackers, juice boxes, grape juice in a container, dixie cups, whatever works for you and your family every Sunday) To register a space, click here.
2. Worship in the sanctuary at 11:00 a.m.
To register to attend this Sunday's indoor service, click here.
There will be communion at this service on the first Sunday of every month.
Important Worship Venue Changes begin July 5th
The Home Safe Team convened to determine if the team felt that we could safely hold worship in the sanctuary in the coming months.
The decision was made to continue outdoor worship services for the 9:30 a.m. worship hours for the rest of summer and into fall. The team also felt confident that we could safely hold worship in the sanctuary for the 11:00 a.m. service only
The team felt that this decision can serve our diverse congregation the best. For those who enjoy and feel safer in an outdoor setting please continue to support and sign up for the 9:30 a.m. service in the parking lot. If you wish to worship in a conditioned indoor setting sign up for the 11:00 a.m. service. We have placed the following requirements to insure everyone’s safety to the best of the team’s ability.
1. Please take your temperature at home. If it is registering out of your normal range, please stay home. If you have a fever, feel ill, or feel you are at high risk for COVID-19, please stay home and worship with us online.
2. Please wear a mask from the moment you leave your car until you return to your car.
3. Please maintain 6 feet of physical distance from all those that do not live in your home. (Pews have been separated in the sanctuary to maintain this safe distance.)
4. Please refrain from all physical contact including handshakes, hugs, etc. Air hugs are great!!
5. Please wash your hands with soap and water or utilize hand sanitizer every time you enter our building. (Touchless sanitizer dispensers will be available when you enter and exit the building)
6. Please ensure that children 5th grade and younger are always accompanied by an adult who is mindful of their physical distancing and hand/face hygiene.
7. Bathrooms will be available with sanitation stations in each one.
8. All doors would remain open before and after the service for safe entry and will be clearly labeled entrance and exit only. The stairs to the loft would be similarly marked.
9. No congregational singing is allowed at this time.
10. Hymnals and Bibles and all paper products have been removed from the pews. A screen and projector are set up in the front of the sanctuary for the congregants to follow the worship schedule and to see the words of the hymns.
11. A collection plate would be located at the exit doors for those who brought their collections to the church.
12. In order to make sure we have a place for you and your family and to adhere to the CDC guidelines of contact tracing, you must sign up that you are attending either service by signing in online or calling the church office.
13. To facilitate social distancing, please park in the open parking spaces (every other space is closed). We know that each family has developed its own guidelines for their family based on their needs. While on our property, we appreciate everyone’s cooperation following these precautions to keep our community safe. Please know these guidelines may be stricter than mandated. Our priority is your health.
Cup of J.O.E.’S (Jesus Over Everything Coffee Ministry)
The coffee ministry team would like to inform the congregation that our soft kick-off at the New Market Farmers Market was a success. We engaged in conversation and relationship with over 75 people in 4 hours. This convinces us that this is an effective outreach ministry and we are planning on going full steam ahead with other venues and hope to one day have a coffee cart/bike of our own. Please pray for this ministry and if you would like to join the team contact Pastor Scott.
Daily Devotions Starting 9/28
Monday 9/28- Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
How does the giving of the Law and the coming of Grace and Forgiveness through Jesus the Christ interact with each other? Do you believe the only way to uphold the law is the sacrifice on the cross or is it humanely possible to achieve obedience through our own actions only?
Tuesday 9/29- Psalm 19
How would your life be transformed If you memorized verse 14 and recited it aloud when you woke up, when you sat down for lunch, supper, and at the end of the day?
Wednesday 9/30- Isaiah 5:1-7
Who is the vineyard in these scriptures? Is this description only for the people of Israel and Judah or for all the people the Lord has called unto His name? How can we the church be a voice for justice and equality? What sin doe we commit by remaining silent?
Thursday 10/1- Psalm 80:7-15
Why does the psalmist use the analogy of a vine for the nation of Israel? What attributes of a vine are pleasing to the Lord? What attributes of the vine might be displeasing to the Lord if any?
Friday 10/2- Philippians 3:4b-14
Paul gives an example on how he knew the law inside and out, but the law was meaningless until he knew Jesus the Christ. Paul tried to uphold the law by works but after having an encounter with the living Christ, he knew that belief comes before works. What comes first in your life?
Saturday 10/3- Matthew 21:33-46
Why did Jesus preach in parables? Was it to fulfill Old Testament prophecy or to hide a veiled meaning on those who desired to harm him? Why od the parables in Matthew 21 seem to be angry? What is the anger directed toward?
Sunday 10/4- Worship online or in person.
I hope this message finds you safe and well. Right now, we are all experiencing an unprecedented crisis with the spread of COVID-19; and each of us are facing different challenges in our homes and lives. But we are reaching out today to let you know that you need not face them alone. New Market is a close-knit community, full of caring people ready and waiting to help in any way we can. To that end, we have assembled a team of volunteers to offer resources to help others navigate this pandemic in multiple ways:
1) Grocery pick-up and delivery;
2) Prepared meal delivery;
3) Medication pick-up and delivery;
4) Weekly phone or FaceTime check-ins.
If you, or someone you know are in need of assistance—particularly seniors, those who are immunocompromised, or those living alone—or if you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact our coordinator Ashly Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-810-2744. As we are just beginning to embark on this ministry, we are working with limited resources.
If you would like to contribute to the cause, you can donate to us on our Give Online Page, and include the line item “New Market Community Care.”
We are also cooperating with the New Market Rotary Club and the New Market Lions Club to meet the needs of our community.
The Grace Episcopal church (5740 Green Valley Rd.) has also set up food donation bins and a food distribution pantry that is available 24/7. The bins and pantry are located under the eave on the left hand of the sanctuary doors. Undistributed food will be donated to another local pantry.
And if you or someone you know are experiencing anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, please don’t hesitate to call the Maryland crisis hotline at 1-800-422-0009. Supportive listening and crisis intervention for children in grade 5 and below is also available at 301-694-8255.
You are not alone. Thank you for reading, and be well!
New Market Community Care Team
This year we needed to rethink Trunk or Treat so we are changing it to Trek or Treat.
5 p.m. – meet at New Market United Methodist Church Parking Lot
Parade with a decoration scavenger hunt will proceed from N. Alley to Main Street west at New Market Elementary School, supervised crossing of 144 to East Main Street. Parade will culminate at the town park for fireworks at 6 p.m. or at NMUMC parking lot if fireworks are not permitted on town property.
Gift treat bags will be distributed at the park. Residents are encouraged to stand at their porches or doors during the parade. If you would like to donate candy or treats contact the church office (email@example.com / 301-865-3530) or bring your candy donations to church on Sunday. The deadline to drop off is 10/20
We also need volunteers to be at crossings and to help ensure social distancing. Contact the church office if you are interested.
Our 2020 - 2021 New Market United Methodist Church Adult Sunday School will begin Sunday, September 13th. Our class will be held in the schoolhouse and will meet from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. We will continue our study in Book 3 of The 2:7 Series, Bearing Fruit in God's Family.
The 2:7 Series, Navigators Church Ministries, Navpress, is based on Colossians 2:7. ". . . rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving."
Come join us in this course in personal discipleship training as we build one another up in Christ, strengthen each other in our faith, and find joy in a consistent, fruitful Christian walk.
Please email Sharon Coleman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your interest in attending. We want to be sure to get you a copy of the class workbook!
We look forward to having you join us!
Outdoor Worship Service 9:30 am
Indoor Worship Service 11:00 am
Pastor: Scott Clawson
Preschool 3-5 yrs- by Ms Marilyn- Preschool room near nursery/office door.
1 - 2 grade class - by Ms Donna- Preschool room near kitchen
3 - 5 grade class - by Ms Toni -Education Bldg. kitchen
6-12 grade class - by Kate Hanson -Pastor Scott's Office
Adult Sunday School in the Schoolhouse
All activities Suspended
Hope 4 Kids will be packing food packs Will be rescheduled in the New Market UMC’s Schoolhouse. Please join our mission which supports local students. This is a great time of service and fellowship for all ages. Contact Hope4Kids.email@example.com with questions.