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Jan
8
Sun
Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jan 8 @ 9:45 am – Feb 12 @ 10:45 am

Light.  Bread.  Shepherd.  Life.  The Gospel of John uses these and other symbols to paint a picture of who Jesus is.  Through the “I Am” statements Jesus describes himself with rich images, showing us that he is both fully human and fully divine and calling us as his followers.  Join us at 9:45 a.m.  for Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John.

Jan
15
Sun
Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jan 15 @ 9:45 am – Feb 19 @ 10:45 am

Light.  Bread.  Shepherd.  Life.  The Gospel of John uses these and other symbols to paint a picture of who Jesus is.  Through the “I Am” statements Jesus describes himself with rich images, showing us that he is both fully human and fully divine and calling us as his followers.  Join us at 9:45 a.m.  for Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John.

Jan
22
Sun
Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jan 22 @ 9:45 am – Feb 26 @ 10:45 am

Light.  Bread.  Shepherd.  Life.  The Gospel of John uses these and other symbols to paint a picture of who Jesus is.  Through the “I Am” statements Jesus describes himself with rich images, showing us that he is both fully human and fully divine and calling us as his followers.  Join us at 9:45 a.m.  for Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John.

Jan
29
Sun
Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Jan 29 @ 9:45 am – Mar 5 @ 10:45 am

Light.  Bread.  Shepherd.  Life.  The Gospel of John uses these and other symbols to paint a picture of who Jesus is.  Through the “I Am” statements Jesus describes himself with rich images, showing us that he is both fully human and fully divine and calling us as his followers.  Join us at 9:45 a.m.  for Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John.

Feb
5
Sun
Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Feb 5 @ 9:45 am – Mar 12 @ 11:45 am

Light.  Bread.  Shepherd.  Life.  The Gospel of John uses these and other symbols to paint a picture of who Jesus is.  Through the “I Am” statements Jesus describes himself with rich images, showing us that he is both fully human and fully divine and calling us as his followers.  Join us at 9:45 a.m.  for Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John.

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Isaiah’s proclamation offers a vision of worship that must exceed faithfulness to external practices and rituals.  The prophet reminds us that worship is ultimately a lived experience of being in a “right relationship” with one another and with God.  Join us as we examine Isaiah 58:1-12 in our message, The Fast You Choose.  Our worship celebration will also feature the sharing of Holy Communion.

Isaiah 58:1-12 (NRSV)

Shout out, do not hold back!  Lift up your voice like a trumpet!  Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins.  2Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments, they delight to draw near to God.

3“Why do we fast, but you do not see?  Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?”  Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers.  4Look, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to strike with a wicked fist. Such fasting as you do today will not make your voice heard on high.  5Is such the fast that I choose, a day to humble oneself?  Is it to bow down the head like a bulrush, and to lie in sackcloth and ashes?  Will you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord?  Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?  7Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?

8Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.  9Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, 10if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.  11The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.  12Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.

Feb
6
Mon
AA Group (closed meeting) @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Fri
Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays is now in its fourth year of preparing, serving, and delivering hot lunches to homebound persons in Newport (Spruce Run, Plowscrew, Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, & Maybrook).  Meals are also available weekly for dine-in and carry-out between 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  COVID-19 grants have made it possible for Newport Cares to partner with Chef Jud Flynn from On-Site Culinary & The Millstone Kitchen (located in the old Prices Fork Elementary School) to provide the delicious entrees.  Special thanks to the members of the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad for their dedication to the delivery of these meals!

Feb
12
Sun
Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Feb 12 @ 9:45 am – Mar 19 @ 11:45 am

Light.  Bread.  Shepherd.  Life.  The Gospel of John uses these and other symbols to paint a picture of who Jesus is.  Through the “I Am” statements Jesus describes himself with rich images, showing us that he is both fully human and fully divine and calling us as his followers.  Join us at 9:45 a.m.  for Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John.

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are lovers of choice: paper or plastic?  Small or large?  Fries or chips?  Conventional or organic?  We often see before us a menu of many options and possibilities as we decide to do this or that.  In Deuteronomy, however, we run into a huge choice with few options.  We are confronted with choices that lead to life or death.  Which one will we choose?  How do our choices bring life and blessing to others?  Our message, L’chaim!, will come from Deuteronomy 30:15-20.

Deuteronomy 30:15-20 (NRSV)

15See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity.  16If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess.  17But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods and serve them, 18I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.  19I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.  Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, 20loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Feb
13
Mon
AA Group (closed meeting) @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
17
Fri
Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Feb 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays is now in its fourth year of preparing, serving, and delivering hot lunches to homebound persons in Newport (Spruce Run, Plowscrew, Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, & Maybrook).  Meals are also available weekly for dine-in and carry-out between 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  COVID-19 grants have made it possible for Newport Cares to partner with Chef Jud Flynn from On-Site Culinary & The Millstone Kitchen (located in the old Prices Fork Elementary School) to provide the delicious entrees.  Special thanks to the members of the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad for their dedication to the delivery of these meals!

Feb
19
Sun
Transfiguration Sunday @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Moses’ meeting with God on Mt. Sinai is essential to the people of Israel as they face the long journey through the wilderness.  Likewise, the transfiguration of Jesus is essential to the disciples as they head into the terrifying time of Jesus’ passion.  Like Jesus, we set out into a spiritual wilderness to face temptations, to overcome our worst fears, to die to ourselves in order to discover that God is indeed present and loving.  Before the darkness of the Season of Lent, the Transfiguration event bathes us in holy light.  Our message, Mountains and Fire and Clouds…Oh My!, will come from Exodus 24:12-18 and Matthew 17:1-9.

Exodus 24:12-18 (NRSV)

12The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.”  13So Moses set out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God.  14To the elders he had said, “Wait here for us, until we come to you again; for Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a dispute may go to them.”  15Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.  16The glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the cloud.  17Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel.  18Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain.  Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.

Matthew 17:1-9 (NRSV)

1Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.  2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.  3Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.  4Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”  5While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!”  6When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear.  7But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.”  8And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.  9As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

Feb
20
Mon
AA Group (closed meeting) @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
24
Fri
Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays is now in its fourth year of preparing, serving, and delivering hot lunches to homebound persons in Newport (Spruce Run, Plowscrew, Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, & Maybrook).  Meals are also available weekly for dine-in and carry-out between 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  COVID-19 grants have made it possible for Newport Cares to partner with Chef Jud Flynn from On-Site Culinary & The Millstone Kitchen (located in the old Prices Fork Elementary School) to provide the delicious entrees.  Special thanks to the members of the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad for their dedication to the delivery of these meals!

Feb
27
Mon
AA Group (closed meeting) @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
3
Fri
Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays is now in its fourth year of preparing, serving, and delivering hot lunches to homebound persons in Newport (Spruce Run, Plowscrew, Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, & Maybrook).  Meals are also available weekly for dine-in and carry-out between 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  COVID-19 grants have made it possible for Newport Cares to partner with Chef Jud Flynn from On-Site Culinary & The Millstone Kitchen (located in the old Prices Fork Elementary School) to provide the delicious entrees.  Special thanks to the members of the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad for their dedication to the delivery of these meals!

Mar
6
Mon
AA Group (closed meeting) @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
10
Fri
Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center
Mar 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays @ Newport Community Center

Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays is now in its fourth year of preparing, serving, and delivering hot lunches to homebound persons in Newport (Spruce Run, Plowscrew, Clover Hollow, Mountain Lake, & Maybrook).  Meals are also available weekly for dine-in and carry-out between 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at the Newport Community Center.  COVID-19 grants have made it possible for Newport Cares to partner with Chef Jud Flynn from On-Site Culinary & The Millstone Kitchen (located in the old Prices Fork Elementary School) to provide the delicious entrees.  Special thanks to the members of the Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad for their dedication to the delivery of these meals!

Mar
13
Mon
AA Group (closed meeting) @ Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm