Newcomb News

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July 7: Monday Meditations 7:00 p.m.
July 8: Finance Committee 5:00 p.m.
July 8: Sarah Circle 7:00 p.m.
July 9: Board of Deacons 7:00 p.m.
July 9: Crafts & Things 9:00 a.m.
July 12: Newcomb Friends 11:30 a.m.
July 13: Christian Education Committee 11:15 a.m.
July 14: Property Committee 6:00 p.m.
July 14-18: Vacation Bible School 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 14: Monday Meditations 7:00 p.m.
July 15: Worship Committee 4:45 p.m.
July 16: VBS Bake Sale 1:00 p.m.
July 17: Board of Session 5:30 p.m.
July 20: Food Pantry Sunday
July 20: Men's Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
July 21: Monday Meditations 7:00 p.m.
July 28: Monday Meditations 7:00 p.m.

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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There will be an organizational meeting held in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 27th at 7:00 .pm. This meeting is for the proposed youth group and their parents. Youth group will include students who will be in grades 6 through 12 during the 2014 - 2015 school year.

This will be an opportunity to suggest activities you might like to do; express preference for day and time to hold meetings; and to hear guidelines and rules. Your input will be greatly valued. Everyone interested in being part of this group is invited to join us Sunday, the 27th for snacks and brainstorming.

If you are unable to attend but have comments or concerns, please contact Marilyn Black, Juli Hahn, or Greg Larrison.




Child Care & Family Services, a branch of the Scott County Family Y, is now enrolling for the Newcomb Early Learning Center!

Call 563-323-5725 or e-mail

The Scott County Family Y's Licensed Child Care Programs are designed to provide experiences that enhance and enrich each child's development with age appropriate lessons that are both recreational and fun. Our certified, caring and highly trained staff offer children a safe and healthy environment where they have a wonderful, enriching experience.

Newcomb Early Learning Center is located in the lower level of Newcomb Presbyterian Church at 2619 N. Division St., Davenport, IA.




Adult Community Bible Study & Discussion Group
In July a new series of discussions will begin on “Joseph: The Hard Life” by Rob Duford. The story of Joseph is a powerful reminder that we can stay faithful to God and his character even when life goes bad. It is also a great example of the value of spiritual growth.

July 7th - Session 1: Abandoned
July 14th - Session 2: Tested
July 21st - Session 3: Trapped
July 28th - Session 4: Promoted

This group will meet in the church Wing on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to join us.



Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with Golden Age in June.
The group enjoyed several games of BINGO and had a great time winning
prizes. Those who provided desserts and helped with the meal include
Marilyn Black, Tom Crosley, Una Englund, Jane Jaffe, Jane Judy, Lilah
Hughes, Jorge Gomez and Bob Whelove. Thanks so much for your help!

Golden Age will not meet in July or August. Join us again September 20!



We are in the process of organizing a confirmation class for youth grades 6th and up
who would like to join with the church. If you know of a youth who would like to be a part of this class, please contact our Christian Education Elders, Nancy Nielsen and Carey Smysor, or Pastor Tom.



The next food pantry Sunday is June 15th. 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.


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.