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May
24
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
May 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.

May
26
Sun
Sunday School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 26 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Sixth Sunday of Easter @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In his farewell discourse, Jesus speaks of being “the way, the truth, and the life.”  Ultimately, we are called not only to look to Jesus as the source of life, but to also consider the ways that God employs us to be life for others.  Our worship series, Images of the Risen Christ, will continue with an examination of John 14:1-14.

John 14:1-14 (NRSV)

1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.  2In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.  If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.

4And you know the way to the place where I am going.”  5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going.  How can we know the way?”  6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you know me, you will know my Father also.  From now on you do know him and have seen him.”  8Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”  9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?  Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.  How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  10Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?  The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.  11Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves.

12Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.  13I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  14If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.

May
27
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 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.

May
31
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
May 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.

Jun
2
Sun
Sunday School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 2 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Ascension Sunday @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Offering himself as the vine, Jesus reveals that he is the strong, enduring, and courage-granting root that nourishes and nurtures us—we who are the branches and the leaves.  Against the backdrop of his Ascension, we will consider the meaning of Jesus’ words, “I am the true vine,” (John 15:1-11) as our worship series, Images of the Risen Christ, concludes.  Our worship experience will also include the celebration of Holy Communion.

John 15:1-11 (NRSV)

 1I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.  2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit.  Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.  3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you.  4Abide in me as I abide in you.  Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.  5I am the vine, you are the branches.  Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.  6Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.  7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  8My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.

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. 1 1I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

Jun
3
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 3 @ 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
7
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Jun 7 @ 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
9
Sun
Sunday School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 9 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Pentecost Sunday @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Text:                Acts 2:1-21

Message:         God-Inebriated & Spirit-Powered

In a breathtaking reversal of the story of Babel, when proud humanity was divided by the plurality of languages (Genesis 11:1-9), Pentecost represents the in-breaking of God’s Spirit, bringing humanity together in understanding, despite their differences.

Acts 2:1-21, NRSV

1When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place.  2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.  6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.  7Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?  8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?  9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”  12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”  13But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

14But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.  15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning.  16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.  18Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.  19And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.  20The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.  21Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

Jun
10
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 10 @ 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
14
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Jun 14 @ 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
15
Sat
Change the World-Summer Food Boxes @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Look for the Change the World tree in the sanctuary entrance.  You are encouraged to take a flower (or two!) from the tree, purchase the items listed on it, and then place them under the tree.  This will be our eighth year providing Summer Food Boxes to the students who receive food through Donna’s Backpacks during the school year.  These food boxes provide an important source of nutrition at a time when school meals are unavailable.  All food items need to be at the church by Sunday, June 9.  You are invited to join us Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. as we assemble these boxes.  Boxes will be distributed June 19 and July 17 at Eastern/Elementary Middle School.

Jun
16
Sun
Sunday School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 16 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Trinity Sunday @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Text:                Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Message:         Wisdom Personified

When we say the word “wisdom,” we might imagine a stern, tight-lipped person perhaps a solemn judge in a black robe.  The picture of wisdom painted in Proverbs 8 offers something different.  Wisdom is not portrayed as dour drudgery, but rather as joyous laughter, dance, and wonder, rejoicing in God’s good creation.

We will also receive the Peace with Justice Sunday offering.  Peace with Justice Sunday is one of six churchwide 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.  The special offering benefits peace with justice ministries in the Virginia Conference and through the General Board of Church and Society.  Envelopes will be available for your convenience.  Please make checks payable to NMO-UMC and write Peace with Justice in the memo line or give online at www.umcgiving.org/givepwjs.

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, NRSV

1Does not wisdom call,
and does not understanding raise her voice?

2On the heights, beside the way,
at the crossroads she takes her stand;

3beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries out:

4“To you, O people, I call,
and my cry is to all that live.

22The Lord created me at the beginning of his work,
the first of his acts of long ago.

23Ages ago I was set up,
at the first, before the beginning of the earth.

24When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water.

25Before the mountains had been shaped,
before the hills, I was brought forth—

26when he had not yet made earth and fields,
or the world’s first bits of soil.

27When he established the heavens, I was there,
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,

28when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,

29when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,

30then I was beside him, like a master worker;
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,

31rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the human race.

Jun
17
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 17 @ 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
21
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Jun 21 @ 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
22
Sat
Ice Cream Supper @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
23
Sun
Sunday School @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 23 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am