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Sep
25
Tue
Newport Lucky Clovers 4-H Club @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Newport Lucky Clovers 4-H Club will meet in the Fellowship Hall Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6:30—7:30 p.m.  Welcome Back!  Head, heart, hands, and health—we will review the 4-H basics at this meeting.  The Newport Lucky Clovers 4-H Club is open to all children and teens ages 5-18.

Sep
28
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Sep 28 @ 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.

Sep
30
Sun
19th Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The last chapter of the Epistle of James reminds us that forgiveness participates in God’s global redemption effort and contributes to the transformation of this whole broken world back to God’s intended goodness.  Join us for worship as we encounter James 5:13-20 in our message, The Healing Power of Forgiveness.

James 5:13-20 (NRSV)

13Are any among you suffering?  They should pray.  Are any cheerful?  They should sing songs of praise.  14Are any among you sick?  They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.  15The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.  16Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.  17Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.  18Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.  19My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, 20you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Oct
1
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
5
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Oct 5 @ 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.

Oct
7
Sun
World Communion Sunday @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The book of Job is a complex work, exploring the intricate intersection of God’s sovereignty, human faith, and innocent suffering.  It is also a troubling work—troubling for the unsettling questions it poses to a neatly arranged faith.  Join us for a closer look at the life of Job (Job 1:1; 2:1-10) in our message, A Man from Uz.  We will also be receiving the World Communion Sunday offering.  What would it look like if the church today imitated Jesus’ affirmation of the full dignity and God-given potential of all women and men—especially those who’ve historically been assigned to the world’s margins?  On World Communion Sunday your giving helps to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve.  Offering envelopes will be available for your convenience.

Job 1:1, 2:1-10 (NRSV)

1There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job.  That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.

2One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord.  2The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?”  Satan answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”  3The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job?  There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil.  He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason.”  4Then Satan answered the Lord, “Skin for skin! All that people have they will give to save their lives.  5But stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.”  6The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, he is in your power; only spare his life.”

7So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and inflicted loathsome sores on Job from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.  8Job took a potsherd with which to scrape himself and sat among the ashes.  9Then his wife said to him, “Do you still persist in your integrity?  Curse God and die.”  10But he said to her, “You speak as any foolish woman would speak.  Shall we receive the good at the hand of God, and not receive the bad?”  In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Oct
8
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
12
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Oct 12 @ 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.

Oct
14
Sun
21st Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Arguing with God is an act of deep faith—deeper, perhaps, than a passive acceptance of whatever happens as God’s will, or a carefully crafted theological rationalization for why things are.  Join us as we find Job seeking an audience with God to share his complaint in our message from Job 23:1-9, 16-17, In the Crucible of the Question.

Job 23:1-9, 16-17 (NRSV)

1Then Job answered: 2“Today also my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy despite my groaning.  3Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his dwelling!  4I would lay my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.  5I would learn what he would answer me and understand what he would say to me.  6Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No; but he would give heed to me.  7There an upright person could reason with him, and I should be acquitted forever by my judge.

8“If I go forward, he is not there; or backward, I cannot perceive him; 9on the left he hides, and I cannot behold him; I turn to the right, but I cannot see him.  16God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me; 17If only I could vanish in darkness, and thick darkness would cover my face!

Oct
15
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Oct 15 @ 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.

Oct
19
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Oct 19 @ 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.

Oct
21
Sun
22nd Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In a very literal sense, the book of Job raises more questions than it answers.  At the very least, however, we are assured that God is God, and we are not; and that we are human beings who struggle with things we cannot understand.  Nevertheless, our hope is tied to the firm conviction that this same God will take care of that which we don’t understand, as we see in the created world around us.  Join us as we look at God’s response to Job’s complaint (Job 38:1-7, 34-41) in our message, Out of the Whirlwind.

Job 38:1-7, 34-41 (NRSV)

1Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:  2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?  3Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.  5Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?  6On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone 7when the morning stars sang together, and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?  34“Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that a flood of waters may cover you?  35Can you send forth lightnings, so that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are’?  36Who has put wisdom in the inward parts, or given understanding to the mind?  37Who has the wisdom to number the clouds? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens, 38when the dust runs into a mass and the clods cling together?  39“Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40when they crouch in their dens, or lie in wait in their covert?  41Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God, and wander about for lack of food?

Oct
22
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Oct 22 @ 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.

Oct
23
Tue
Newport Lucky Clovers 4-H Club @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Newport Lucky Clovers 4-H Club will meet in the Fellowship Hall Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30—7:30 p.m.  Join us as we begin our healthy lifestyle unit with a lesson about healthy breakfasts and a short introduction into 4-H Yoga for Kids.  The Newport Lucky Clovers 4-H Club is open to all children and teens ages 5-18.

Oct
26
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Oct 26 @ 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.

Oct
28
Sun
23rd Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the end of the story, Job acknowledges who God is, repents in dust and ashes, and is restored.  His deepened experience of God summons him to new perceptions, leads him to life outside of himself, and creates of him a new being in the midst of community, where he bestows an inheritance even upon his daughters.  Our message, Happily Ever After? will come from Job 42:1-6, 10-17.

Job 42:1-6, 10-17 (NRSV)

1Then Job answered the Lord:  2“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.  3‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’  Therefore, I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.  4‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you declare to me.’  5I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; 6therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.”

10And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.  11Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring.  12The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys.  13He also had seven sons and three daughters.  14He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.  15In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers.  16After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations.  17And Job died, old and full of days.

Oct
29
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Oct 29 @ 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.

Nov
2
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Nov 2 @ 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.

Nov
4
Sun
All Saints Sunday @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

All Saints Day, celebrated on November 1 or on the first Sunday in November, is a day of remembrance for the saints with the New Testament meaning of all Christian people of every time and place.  Join us for worship as we encounter Isaiah’s image of the great banquet on the mountain, a time when “the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces.”  Our celebration will include Holy Communion and a time of remembrance for church members who have died since last November.

Isaiah 25:6-9 (NRSV)

6On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.  7And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; he will swallow up death forever.  8Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.

9It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.  This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Nov
5
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Nov 5 @ 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.