This Sunday we will continue our study of the book of Colossians, focusing on the relation of circumcision in the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and baptism in the New. Come and join us at 10 am as we consider the meaning and significance of the sacraments.
“Code Purple” is a program supported by the Newark Empowerment Center. In the winter, when temperatures drop to dangerous levels, seven churches in the area open up, in rotation, for overnight housing of homeless people. Volunteers are critical and are needed to support those events. There are a lot of opportunities with varying amounts of time required. Please consider helping our neighboring churches in this life saving program. Contact Tom Parkins (302) 731 8193 email@example.com
Think of "cold people" when you read or hear the term "code purple". The Code Purple ministry offers cold people, the homeless in our area, supper and an overnight, 6 pm- 6 am, in a safe, warm sanctuary when local weather forecasts predict 20° F or colder overnight. Eight Newark churches participate in Code Purple. As soon as NEC declares a "Code Purple" night, the host churches activates its volunteer staff.
The Volunteer Teams:
Volunteers are always needed to provide hospitality to people in need at the Newark Empowerment Center. Stop by the Newark United Methodist Church (back door entrance) Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. to see how the center functions and/or just contact the volunteer coordinator, Sheila Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know when you may be available to assist. Tom Parkins, Calvary Baptist, email@example.com, 302-731-8193, is the coordinator role for the Newark Empowerment Center and Code Purple Sanctuary.
For its Sunday night activity on Feb. 19, our youth group members made some blankets for the Empowerment Center and the needy it serves.
That’s right. Wawa on Elkton Road,, in cooperation with the Food Donation Connection and as part of the Food Rescue Transportation System, is donating surplus food to Meeting Ground, a ministry to the homeless in Elkton, MD. Five days per week, Monday through Friday, volunteers pick up the frozen food at Wawa and deliver it to the Mary Randall Center, a day center for homeless folks, and Settlement House, a men’s transitional residence, in Elkton. Can you spare about an hour and a half one morning a week to get this food to the people who need it most? If interested or if you have any questions, please contact Darrell DiStefano, 443 722 3991. For more information, go online and check out www.meetingground.org and www.foodtodonate.com.
Please join us at 10 am each Sunday for a blended service of praise and worship of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Ours is a blended service, opening with a couple of praise and worship songs, followed by prayers of adoration of God, a time of unison and private confession, Scripture reading, special music or a choir anthem, the proclamation of the Word, and the opportunity to give to the Lord's work, with a song of sending and a charge to go and make disciples of all nations.
Come as you are and be renewed and refreshed by the love and grace of God in Christ!
The Lord's Supper is provided on the first Sunday of each month.
Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org