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Apr
27
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Apr 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.

Apr
29
Sun
Fifth Sunday of Easter @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26-40), we discover that the walls of prejudice and prohibition that had stood for generations came tumbling down, blown by the breath of the Holy Spirit, and another man who felt lost and humiliated was found and restored into the wideness of God’s grace in Jesus.  Our message will be Erasing the Boundaries.

Acts 8:26-40, NRSV

26Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”  (This is a wilderness road.)  27So he got up and went.  Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.  29Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over to this chariot and join it.”  30So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah.  He asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”  31He replied, “How can I, unless someone guides me?”  And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him.  32Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth.  33In his humiliation justice was denied him.  Who can describe his generation?  For his life is taken away from the earth.”  34The eunuch asked Philip, “About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?”  35Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus.  36As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?”  38He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.  39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more and went on his way rejoicing.  40But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Apr
30
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Apr 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.

May
4
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
May 4 @ 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.

May
6
Sun
Sixth Sunday of Easter @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In his parting words to his disciples, Jesus commands them to love one another, just as he had loved them.  As Jesus observes, this love should be so deeply woven into our lives that we might even find ourselves called to die for it.  Join us as we gather for the celebration of Holy Communion.  Pastor Fleischer will be giving the message, Abide…, based on John 15:9-17.

John 15:9-17, NRSV

9As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.  10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.  11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.  12“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  13No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  14You are my friends if you do what I command you.  15I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.  16You did not choose me but I chose you.  And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.  17I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

May
7
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 7 @ 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.

May
11
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
May 11 @ 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.

May
13
Sun
Ascension Sunday @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contrary to all of our grabbing and grasping—more time, more money, more status, more beauty—we find in Christ’s promise of salvation that we have enough.  Join us for our Ascension Sunday Worship Celebration as we take a closer look at Ephesians 1:15-23 in our message The Eyes of Your Heart.

Ephesians 1:15-23, NRSV

15I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason 16I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.  17I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.  20God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come.  22And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

May
14
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 14 @ 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.

May
18
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
May 18 @ 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.

May
20
Sun
Pentecost Sunday @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Pentecost event was about the gift of the Holy Spirit coming into the world to anoint our hearts with the Spirit of truth.  It is this Spirit of truth who guides us to uncover the grace and beauty in life and teaches us to find God and see as Jesus taught us to see.  Ultimately, it is this Spirit of truth who speaks in our hearts the presence of Jesus.  Join us for our Pentecost Worship Celebration as we consider the gift of the Holy Spirit in our message Breathing Deeply (John 15:26-27; 16:4-15).

John 15:26-27; 16:4-15, NRSV

26”When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.  27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.  4But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.  “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.  5But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’  6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts.

7Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.  8And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9about sin, because they do not believe in me; 10about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 11about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.  12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.  14He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you.  15All that the Father has is mine.  For this reason, I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

May
21
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 21 @ 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.

May
25
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
May 25 @ 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.

May
27
Sun
Trinity Sunday @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bible scholar Raymond Brown suggests that Nicodemus represents one of the secret disciples of Jesus.  As we find in John’s Gospel, Nicodemus, in a way, moves through the stages of discipleship, drawing near to Jesus at the beginning of his ministry, defending Jesus in the middle, and being with Jesus at the very end.  Our message for this Trinity Sunday will be Nicodemus: Undercover Disciple based on John 3:1-17.  We will also receive the Peace with Justice Sunday offering.  Peace with Justice Sunday is one of six church-wide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church.  Peace with Justice Sunday enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs.  Fifty-percent of our offering will specifically benefit peace with justice ministries in the Virginia Conference.  Offering envelopes will be available for your convenience.

John 3:1-17, NRSV

3Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.  2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.”  3Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”  4Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old?  Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?”  5Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.  6What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.  7Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’  8The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.  So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”  9Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?”  10Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?  11“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony.  12If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?  13No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.  14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.  16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.  17“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

May
28
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 28 @ 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.

Jun
1
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Jun 1 @ 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.

Jun
4
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 4 @ 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.

Jun
8
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Jun 8 @ 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.

Jun
11
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 11 @ 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.

Jun
15
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Jun 15 @ 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.