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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.
We wanted to inform you of a few changes to online worship this Sunday. As you already may know, we are planning on worshiping in the sanctuary on July 5 for the 11:00 a.m. service only. Details on that re-entry can be found on last Thursday and this coming Thursday’s email. To ensure the sanctuary has limited use, We have decided to tape our live worship service as an offering for Sunday’s online service.
We are aware that our online listeners starting July 5 will be receiving the message from the prior week, but this ensures that there will be no chance that the sanctuary will be cross-contaminated from the weekly taping sessions. As always, your feedback is always welcome.
July 5 Sunday worship
Online worship with New Market worship team and Pastor Scott
9:30 a.m. Outdoor worship sign up Click Here
11:00 a.m. In the Sanctuary sign up Click Here
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.
Daily Devotions Beginning July 6
Monday 7/06- Genesis 25:19-34
We can see from this scripture that sibling rivalry can start as early as the womb. What is your relationship with your sibling/siblings? What things could you do today to strengthen those relationships. If you are an only child who was your closest friend while growing up? Contact that person today and thank them for being there.
Tuesday 7/07- Psalm 119:105-112
How can God’s word be a light unto our feet to keep us from stumbling in the darkness?
Wednesday 7/08- 2 Chronicles 7: 12-14
Today’s scripture calls the church (the people called by my name) to repentance, forgiveness, humbleness, and prayer. Spend time today beseeching God for the healing of our land and God’s creation.
Thursday 7/09- Isaiah 55:10-13
How has God’s word nourished and fed your soul? What word from the Lord are you receiving this week? How can you nourish and bring growth to others from that word?
Friday 7/10- Romans 8:1-11
Verse 1 in Romans 8 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible that brings the hope and confidence of our salvation through Jesus the Christ. If there is now, no condemnation for those who are Christ Jesus, then why do we continue to live as if we are in bondage to Sin and Death. Repeat verse 1 over and over in your mind today. You are forgiven, you are loved.
Saturday 7/11 - Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
We often read this parable and think about what kind of soil are we? The fact is we have probably been one of these soils at one time or another in our lives. This parable is more about the gracious and extravagant love of God throwing seed (God’s love) regardless of the condition of the soil. Give praise to God for God’s abundant grace and love today.
Sunday 7/12- Worship online
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
More than ever this year we need to remember that Jesus is always with us. So, it is exciting to kick-off our third year of Flat Jesus!! If you have one from the last two years, dust him off and start taking him with you and sending us your pictures.
If you need a new one or haven’t done this before a file is attached.
Download below, color and laminate him if you want.
How It Works: Take Flat Jesus along on your summer adventures near and far. Take a picture to share with our church family. Pictures will be shared on our church Facebook and church website. Please let us know where the picture was taken! Email pictures and a brief description to email@example.com or text them to Kelly Herzing at 410-746-4181.
If you do not want your child's picture to be on social media, you can be creative in how you take the picture or just let us know not to post, but we still hope you will send it so we know all of the adventures this summer’s Flat Jesus takes.
If you have any questions, contact Donna Clawson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-418-0863
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.
This year instead of ROARING, we will be SOARING –
"TO MARS AND BEYOND"
Is postponed until next summer. There will be VBS opportunities at Mt. Carmel in July for those interested. The information to signup is on th Mt. Carmel website.