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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
March 3: Dr. Seuss Spiritual Truths Study 7:00 p.m.
March 4: Book Club 7:00 p.m.
March 5: Ash Wednesday Worship Service 7:00 p.m.
March 6: Ruth Circle 12:00 p.m.
March 6: Special Session Meeting 5:30 p.m.
March 10: Property Committee 6:00 p.m.
March 10: Crazy Love Study 7:00 p.m.
March 11: Finance Committee 5:00 p.m.
March 11: Sarah Circle 7:00 p.m.
March 12: Crafts & Things 9:00 a.m.
March 12: Board of Deacons 7:00 p.m.
March 16: Men's Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
March 16: Food Pantry
March 17: Crazy Love Study 7:00 p.m.
March 20: Board of Session 5:30 p.m.
March 24: Crazy Love Study 7:00 p.m.
March 31: Crazy Love Study 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAYS
The church office will be closed every Monday. Office hours will be 10 a.m.—2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Pastor Oak will be setting aside Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9 a.m. until noon, for office hours. Please feel free to contact him at the church during those hours.
Should you have pastoral concerns or needs, you are welcome to contact him at his cell phone number. Please contact the church office for that number.
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WE GATHER LENTEN WORSHIP & SERVICE PROJECTS
Starting March 9 at 11:30 a.m. the WE Gather service will launch into a special multisensory Lenten series called Bread for the Journey that will carry us through Easter. Join us! Also, if you know of folks who might not currently be attending church, please invite them to join us as we learn and worship together.
Following the March 2nd WE Gather worship service, we will begin monthly service projects. Join us in worship at 11:30 to Connect with God and following the service we will Share our gifts and Serve God.
Please feel free to suggest ideas for future ministries and ways to serve others.
MONDAY NIGHT MEDITATIONS
The six inch snowfall on February 17th forced us to cancel the discussion of “The Zak” that was to be held that evening. Therefore, we are behind schedule. The final discussion of “The Spiritual Truths of Dr. Seuss” (“Green Eggs & Ham”) will be on March 3rd at 7:00 p.m..
Starting March 10th we begin a new series of discussions on “Crazy Love”.
“God is love. Crazy, relentless all powerful love.” Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? “The God of the universe - creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor - loves us with radical unconditional, self sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs and try not to cuss. Whether we verbalize it or not, we all know something is wrong.”
In March plan to join us for the adult discussion group and learn more about God’s “Crazy Love.” We will be meeting each Monday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Wing of the church.
Dates are March 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st.
Each spring Newcomb’s college students receive a care package from the congregation. They appreciate being remembered so warmly by their friends back home.
School supplies, toiletries, snacks, etc. are needed by April 8th. Monetary donations to cover the cost of mailing the care packages will also be accepted. Please bring your contributions to the church office.
If your college student’s address has changed, or if you have military personnel in your family, please call the church office at 391-7308 to update.
The Board of Deacons thanks you for participating in this important ministry.
Session met on February 20th for the regular session meeting, and then were joined by the Deacons for the last of three strategic planning sessions led by Steve Sorensen of Strategy in Progress, LLC.
At the session portion of the meeting, the following items were discussed:
- Beth Bylund was approved to be added to the slate of Deacons for vote at the Congregational Meeting on February 23rd.
- The Annual Statistical Report and 2014 Budget were approved. Both will be presented at the Annual Congregational Meeting.
- Session approved the use of the church building as a 2014 polling site for the elections in June and November.
- The Evangelism Ministry Team reported that the Dr. Seuss Bible Study has begun, and plans are being made for a second study to follow, looking at the book and study “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan.
- Three youth will attend the confirmation retreat at Camp Wyoming. Following the retreat, a confirmation class will be held during Lent.
- The new 11:30 worship service has begun, with attendance ranging from 19-32 for the past three weeks. Outreach continues to be the primary focus of this service.
During the strategic planning session with the Deacons, the combined group continued to discuss core values, vision, and organizational structure of Newcomb. Together, the group worked on developing / refining an organizational structure that builds on the strengths of what we currently have and also encourages the excitement and engagement of all members in existing and yet-to-be-developed ministries; doing everything for Jesus. Progress continues as we work together and plan for the future in a way that honors our shared commitment to Newcomb church, the Newcomb family, the greater family of God, and to God and Jesus Christ.
The next food pantry Sunday is March 16. Your donations of non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, paper goods and household supplies may be brought to the church office, or placed in the closet next to the red entry doors in the narthex.
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYERS
Each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. a group meets in the lounge for fifteen minutes to pray. Prayers may be silent or spoken. Our church, its members and friends, our nation and the world are included in the prayer focus.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in this weekly time of prayer.