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Jul
20
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Jul 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Free Lunch Fridays is an outreach effort of Newport area churches, the Newport Community Center, the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad, and interested individuals who desire to offer a meal for persons/families in need and a regular opportunity for community and fellowship.  A free meal is served each Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  During this time, meals are also delivered to area shut-ins by the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad.  If you know of someone in the greater Newport area (Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, Plowscrew, Spruce Run, & Maybrook) in need of a delivered meal or if you would like to help with this new ministry, please contact the Newport-Mt. Olivet UMC office at (540) 544-7183.

Jul
22
Sun
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Humility ultimately means recognizing that we are not God and it is not our responsibility to run the world.  Join us for the message, It’s Not All About You, as our summer sermon series, Dealing with Disappointment: Lessons from the Life of Moses, continues with a closer look at Exodus 18:13-27.

Exodus 18:13-27, NRSV

The next day Moses sat as judge for the people, while the people stood around him from morning until evening.  When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this that you are doing for the people?  Why do you sit alone, while all the people stand around you from morning until evening?”  Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God.  When they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person and another, and I make known to them the statutes and instructions of God.”  Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good.  You will surely wear yourself out, both you and these people with you.  For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.  Now listen to me.  I will give you counsel, and God be with you!  You should represent the people before God, and you should bring their cases before God; teach them the statutes and instructions and make known to them the way they are to go and the things they are to do.  You should also look for able men among all the people, men who fear God, are trustworthy, and hate dishonest gain; set such men over them as officers over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.  Let them sit as judges for the people at all times; let them bring every important case to you but decide every minor case themselves.  So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you.  If you do this, and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people will go to their home in peace.”  So Moses listened to his father-in-law and did all that he had said.  Moses chose able men from all Israel and appointed them as heads over the people, as officers over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.  And they judged the people at all times; hard cases they brought to Moses, but any minor case they decided themselves.  Then Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went off to his own country.

2018 Vacation Bible School @ First Christian Church-Newport
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
23
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church

This group meets in the Library on the Second Floor.

Jul
27
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Jul 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Free Lunch Fridays is an outreach effort of Newport area churches, the Newport Community Center, the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad, and interested individuals who desire to offer a meal for persons/families in need and a regular opportunity for community and fellowship.  A free meal is served each Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  During this time, meals are also delivered to area shut-ins by the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad.  If you know of someone in the greater Newport area (Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, Plowscrew, Spruce Run, & Maybrook) in need of a delivered meal or if you would like to help with this new ministry, please contact the Newport-Mt. Olivet UMC office at (540) 544-7183.

Jul
29
Sun
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Moses spent the last half of his life in the company of people who made demands of him and complained about everything to him. Yet he flourished, reaching old age with “his eyes undimmed and his vigor unabated.” Join us for worship as our summer sermon series, Dealing with Disappointment: Lessons from the Life of Moses, concludes with the message, Choosing a Happy Ending (Deuteronomy 34:1-12).

Deuteronomy 34:1-12, NRSV

Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the Lord showed him the whole land: Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the Negeb, and the Plain—that is, the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees—as far as Zoar.  The Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants’; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”

Then Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there in the land of Moab, at the Lord’s command.  He was buried in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor, but no one knows his burial place to this day.  Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died; his sight was unimpaired, and his vigor had not abated.  The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; then the period of mourning for Moses was ended.

Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands on him; and the Israelites obeyed him, doing as the Lord had commanded Moses.   Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face.  He was unequaled for all the signs and wonders that the Lord sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants and his entire land, and for all the mighty deeds and all the terrifying displays of power that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.

Jul
30
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church

This group meets in the Library on the Second Floor.

Aug
3
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Aug 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Free Lunch Fridays is an outreach effort of Newport area churches, the Newport Community Center, the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad, and interested individuals who desire to offer a meal for persons/families in need and a regular opportunity for community and fellowship.  A free meal is served each Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  During this time, meals are also delivered to area shut-ins by the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad.  If you know of someone in the greater Newport area (Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, Plowscrew, Spruce Run, & Maybrook) in need of a delivered meal or if you would like to help with this new ministry, please contact the Newport-Mt. Olivet UMC office at (540) 544-7183.

Aug
5
Sun
11th Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

An unknown person once offered this prayer: “Dear Lord, give bread to the hungry, and hunger of Thee to those who have bread.”  Join us for worship as we gather together at the Table of our Lord and consider what exactly is “enough.”  Our message, Enough!, will come from John 6:24-35.

John 6:24-35 (NRSV)

24So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.  25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?”  26Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.  27Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.  For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.”

28Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?”  29Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”  30So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you?  What work are you performing?  31Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”  32Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.  33For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”  34They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”  35Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

 

 

Aug
6
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church

This group meets in the Library on the Second Floor.

Aug
10
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Aug 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Free Lunch Fridays is an outreach effort of Newport area churches, the Newport Community Center, the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad, and interested individuals who desire to offer a meal for persons/families in need and a regular opportunity for community and fellowship.  A free meal is served each Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  During this time, meals are also delivered to area shut-ins by the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad.  If you know of someone in the greater Newport area (Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, Plowscrew, Spruce Run, & Maybrook) in need of a delivered meal or if you would like to help with this new ministry, please contact the Newport-Mt. Olivet UMC office at (540) 544-7183.

Aug
12
Sun
12th Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Someone once said: “Truth without love is violence; love without truth is sentimentality.”  In these times when the divisions between us seem insurmountable, we will look to Ephesians 4:25-5:2 for help, healing, and hope in our message Striving for Civility.

Ephesians 4:25-5:2 (NRSV)

25So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.  26Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27and do not make room for the devil.  28Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy.  29Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.  30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.  31Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

1Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Aug
13
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church

This group meets in the Library on the Second Floor.

Aug
17
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Aug 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Free Lunch Fridays is an outreach effort of Newport area churches, the Newport Community Center, the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad, and interested individuals who desire to offer a meal for persons/families in need and a regular opportunity for community and fellowship.  A free meal is served each Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  During this time, meals are also delivered to area shut-ins by the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad.  If you know of someone in the greater Newport area (Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, Plowscrew, Spruce Run, & Maybrook) in need of a delivered meal or if you would like to help with this new ministry, please contact the Newport-Mt. Olivet UMC office at (540) 544-7183.

Aug
19
Sun
13th Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the beginning of his reign, King Solomon prays for an understanding mind to govern the people rather than great riches or notoriety.  Yet, by the end of his life, the wisdom for which he was renowned turned to folly.  Join us as we consider the meaning of wisdom and how, at it its very heart, is rooted in our relationship with God.  We will look more closely at 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 in our message, The Beginning of Wisdom.

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 (NRSV)

10Then David slept with his ancestors and was buried in the city of David.  11The time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem.

12So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David; and his kingdom was firmly established.  3Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David; only, he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places.  4The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the principal high place; Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.

5At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.”  6And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today.  7And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.  8And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted.  9Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?”  10It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this.  11God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12I now do according to your word.  Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you.  13I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor all your life; no other king shall compare with you.  14If you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your life.”

Aug
20
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church

This group meets in the Library on the Second Floor.

Aug
24
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Aug 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Free Lunch Fridays is an outreach effort of Newport area churches, the Newport Community Center, the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad, and interested individuals who desire to offer a meal for persons/families in need and a regular opportunity for community and fellowship.  A free meal is served each Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  During this time, meals are also delivered to area shut-ins by the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad.  If you know of someone in the greater Newport area (Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, Plowscrew, Spruce Run, & Maybrook) in need of a delivered meal or if you would like to help with this new ministry, please contact the Newport-Mt. Olivet UMC office at (540) 544-7183.

Aug
26
Sun
14th Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

As some of the disciples turned away from Jesus, Simon Peter responds to Jesus: “Lord, to whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.”  Join us for worship as we look at our own response to God’s revelation in Jesus.  Our message, To Whom Shall We Go?, will be based on John 6:59-69.  All school-aged children and youth are encouraged to bring their backpacks for a special time of blessing along with the backpacks that will be employed in the eighth year of the Newport Cares Backpack program.  We will also have a blessing of teachers, bus drivers, and all who are involved in the process of taking care of and educating children.

John 6:56-69  (NRSV)

56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.  57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me.  58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died.  But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”  59He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.

60When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?”  61But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you?  62Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?  63It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless.  The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.  64But among you there are some who do not believe.”  For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him.  65And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.”  66Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him.  67So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?”  68Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go?  You have the words of eternal life.  69We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

Aug
27
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church

This group meets in the Library on the Second Floor.

Aug
31
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Aug 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Free Lunch Fridays is an outreach effort of Newport area churches, the Newport Community Center, the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad, and interested individuals who desire to offer a meal for persons/families in need and a regular opportunity for community and fellowship.  A free meal is served each Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  During this time, meals are also delivered to area shut-ins by the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad.  If you know of someone in the greater Newport area (Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, Plowscrew, Spruce Run, & Maybrook) in need of a delivered meal or if you would like to help with this new ministry, please contact the Newport-Mt. Olivet UMC office at (540) 544-7183.