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Apr
23
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Apr 23 @ 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
25
Sun
New Sunday School Class @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Apr 25 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments.  Jesus saw these commandments not as burdens but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.  These ten ancient “words” (as they were originally known) were given to us by a loving God who longed to set up safe boundaries, bring order out of chaos, help communities live peacefully, and protect us—often from ourselves.  Pastor Fleischer is leading this new Sunday school class in the Fellowship Hall based on Adam Hamilton’s new study, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today.

Fourth Sunday of Easter @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Theresa of Avila once declared: “Christ has no body on earth but ours.”  When one examines the teachings of Jesus and the early teachings of the apostles, we learn that Christian faith is about doing far more than believing.  Our message, Beyond Belief, will come from 1 John 3:16-24.

1 John 3:16-24 (NRSV)

16We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.  17How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?  18Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.  19And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him

20whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.  21Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; 22and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.

23And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.  24All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them.  And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.

Apr
30
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Apr 30 @ 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
2
Sun
New Sunday School Class @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 2 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments.  Jesus saw these commandments not as burdens but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.  These ten ancient “words” (as they were originally known) were given to us by a loving God who longed to set up safe boundaries, bring order out of chaos, help communities live peacefully, and protect us—often from ourselves.  Pastor Fleischer is leading this new Sunday school class in the Fellowship Hall based on Adam Hamilton’s new study, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today.

Fifth Sunday of Easter @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

An undeniable aspect of what it means to live in a post-resurrection world is that we are invited to an intimate spiritual relationship with Christ.  Jesus promises that those who root themselves deeply in “the vine” of the Spirit will “bear much fruit,” meaning that they will be personally nourished and able to be effective incarnations of Christ in the world.  Our message, Connected!, will come from John 15:1-8.  Our worship celebration will also include the sharing of Holy Communion.

John 15:1-8 (NRSV)

1“I 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.”

May
7
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
May 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.

May
9
Sun
New Sunday School Class @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 9 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments.  Jesus saw these commandments not as burdens but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.  These ten ancient “words” (as they were originally known) were given to us by a loving God who longed to set up safe boundaries, bring order out of chaos, help communities live peacefully, and protect us—often from ourselves.  Pastor Fleischer is leading this new Sunday school class in the Fellowship Hall based on Adam Hamilton’s new study, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today.

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

Jesus says that true friendship is a willingness to serve and sacrifice—even one’s own self-interest and life—for the good of another.  Therefore, to live as incarnations of the resurrected Christ is to be willing to see all interactions with others through the lens of this sacrificial love.  Our message, True Friendship, will come from John 15:9-17.

John 15:9-17 (NRSV)

9“As 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
14
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
May 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.

May
16
Sun
New Sunday School Class @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 16 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments.  Jesus saw these commandments not as burdens but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.  These ten ancient “words” (as they were originally known) were given to us by a loving God who longed to set up safe boundaries, bring order out of chaos, help communities live peacefully, and protect us—often from ourselves.  Pastor Fleischer is leading this new Sunday school class in the Fellowship Hall based on Adam Hamilton’s new study, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today.

Seventh Sunday of Easter @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In his “high priestly prayer” found in John 17, Jesus calls us to embrace our present moment and reality, while also straining to a more just and generous one.  Living in a post-resurrection world demands us to live into this tension.  Our message, The Beat of a Different Drum, will come from John 17:6-19.

John 17:6-19 (NRSV)

6“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.  7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.  9I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours.  10All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them.

11And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.  Holy Father protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.  12While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled.  13But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves.  14I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.  15I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.  16They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.

17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.  18As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.  19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.

May
21
Fri
Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
May 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.

May
23
Sun
New Sunday School Class @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 23 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments.  Jesus saw these commandments not as burdens but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.  These ten ancient “words” (as they were originally known) were given to us by a loving God who longed to set up safe boundaries, bring order out of chaos, help communities live peacefully, and protect us—often from ourselves.  Pastor Fleischer is leading this new Sunday school class in the Fellowship Hall based on Adam Hamilton’s new study, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today.

Pentecost Sunday @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

On the Day of Pentecost, a diverse, new community was born in which we become a new temple through which the glory of God is made manifest on earth as in heaven.  Our message, The New Temple, will come from Acts 2:1-21.

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.’

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

May
30
Sun
New Sunday School Class @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
May 30 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments.  Jesus saw these commandments not as burdens but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.  These ten ancient “words” (as they were originally known) were given to us by a loving God who longed to set up safe boundaries, bring order out of chaos, help communities live peacefully, and protect us—often from ourselves.  Pastor Fleischer is leading this new Sunday school class in the Fellowship Hall based on Adam Hamilton’s new study, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today.

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

Jun
6
Sun
New Sunday School Class @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jun 6 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments.  Jesus saw these commandments not as burdens but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.  These ten ancient “words” (as they were originally known) were given to us by a loving God who longed to set up safe boundaries, bring order out of chaos, help communities live peacefully, and protect us—often from ourselves.  Pastor Fleischer is leading this new Sunday school class in the Fellowship Hall based on Adam Hamilton’s new study, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today.

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