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

Jul
21
Sun
Sunday School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jul 21 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Text:                Luke 10:38-42

Message:         Holy Hospitality

In the familiar story of the conflict between Mary and Martha, Jesus isn’t going after Busy Martha, but Worried and Distracted Martha.  He is speaking to his dear friend who has worked herself into a state of anxious distraction over the meal she wanted to have for him.  In calling Martha to refocus, Jesus reminds us that hospitality is not primarily about food; more important is the focus.

Luke 10:38-42, NRSV

38Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.  39She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying.  40But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so, she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself?  Tell her then to help me.”  41But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things;42there is need of only one thing.  Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

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

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

Jul
28
Sun
Sunday School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jul 28 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Text:    Psalm 85

Message: Speaking Peace

The Hebrew word “shalom” means more than just the absence of conflict. It implies completion, fulfillment, a just sharing of resources and genuine concern for others.  What does it mean for God to speak peace to God’s people?  What does it mean for us to speak peace into our own lives and communities?

Psalm 85, NRSV

1Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

2You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin.

3You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.

4Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us.

5Will you be angry with us forever?  Will you prolong your anger to all generations?

6Will you not revive us again, so that your people may rejoice in you?

7Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.

8Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.

9Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.

10Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.

11Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.

12The Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.

13Righteousness will go before him and will make a path for his steps.

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

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

Aug
4
Sun
Sunday School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 4 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Text:                Luke 12:13-21

Message:         Dollars & Sense

The way we use money often reveals the true heart of a church, an organization, or household.  Money is always about more than money.  Our spending, our saving, and our general attitude toward material wealth are all invested with emotion and memories.  A capacity to trust in God can deepen only as other matters lessen their grip on our lives.  Our worship will include the celebration of Holy Communion.  Come and join us at the Table of Our Lord!

Luke 12:13-21, NRSV

13Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.”  14But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?”  15And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”  16Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly.  17And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’  18Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.  19And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’  20But God said to him, ‘You fool!  This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’  21So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”

2019 Vacation Bible School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
5
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 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.

Aug
9
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Aug 9 @ 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
11
Sun
Sunday School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 11 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Text:                Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Message:         The Undiscovered Country

Engaging the sweep of the biblical narrative from our earliest ancestors in faith to the earliest days of the church, we encounter in our text some of the mysteries of faith and the journey of a life of discipleship.

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, NRSV

1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  2Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval.  3By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.  8By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going.  9By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.  10For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.  11By faith he received power of procreation, even though he was too old—and Sarah herself was barren—because he considered him faithful who had promised.  12Therefore from one person, and this one as good as dead, descendants were born, “as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.”  13All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them.  They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, 14for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.  15If they had been thinking of the land that they had left behind they would have had opportunity to return.  16But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one.  Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, he has prepared a city for them.

 

Aug
12
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 12 @ 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
16
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Aug 16 @ 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
18
Sun
Sunday School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 18 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Text:                Hebrews 11:29-12:2

Message:         Can I Get a Witness?

Other:              Blessing of the Backpacks/Back-to-School Sunday

The author of Hebrews seemed to know that one of our greatest discouragements is the feeling of being alone.  In our text, we are reminded that we follow in the footsteps of people who were unsure of what was ahead of them but were able to endure their hardships because they trusted in God’s presence and promises.  Ultimately, when we remain focused on Jesus, we are able to see the joy of life despite our sufferings along the journey.  Our service will include a Blessing of the Backpacks as we prepare our children, youth, faculty, staff, and bus drivers for another school year.

Hebrews 11:29-12:2, NRSV

29By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned.  30By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days.  31By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace.

32And what more should I say?  For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—33who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.  35Women received their dead by resurrection.  Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection.  36Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.  37They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented— 38of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.  39Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.