2019 Lent Sermon Series

Barbara ReedNews & Events

This Lent Season, join us on our search for Gifts of the Dark Wood. We will be finding the blessings that come from the darkness that surrounds us. March 6: Where We Find Ourselves March 10: The Gift of Uncertainty  March 17: The Gift of Emptiness March 24: The Gift of Being Thunderstruck March 31: The Gift of Getting Lost April 7: The Gift of Temptation April 14: The Gift of Misfits April 21: Where Do We Go From Here

March 2019: Welcome to The Window 2.0

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New Covenant The Window

The 2019 New Covenant UMC Newsletter Reboot! What you are about to read is the first issue of our church newsletter in nine months. Our previous newsletter guru, Elesia Atherton, had to depart New Covenant for new horizons in June 2018. For four years, Elesia used her considerable creativity and expertise to put together a seamless, first-rate newsletter — titled The Window — every month without fail. Her departure left a void in our ability as a congregation to communicate with each other about all sorts of activities, ideas, accomplishments, and people. So here we are putting together a refurbished newsletter launch — March 2019 issue. A new crew is on board, so this will basically be a newsletter made … Read More

The Entrance of Reverend Norton

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Rev. Dana Norton

Pastor Dana Norton initially entered New Covenant’s doors in July 2018, the standard time of year for transition of United Methodist clergy. She brought with her Andy and their two daughters, Naomi and Anna. All four of these family members were quickly found by the congregation to be genuinely likeable and were fully accepted into the fold. In her first sermon, Pastor Dana took time to introduce herself and her approach to serving as our pastor. She began with an energetic enthusiasm that I’d rarely seen at the pulpit before; then said something that I’ve never heard: “My job is to love you,” she told the congregation. “Your job is to decide where our church goes from here.” Our minister … Read More

From the Pastor March 2019: A Time of Preparation

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From the Pastor's Heart

Greetings, Sisters and Brothers in Christ! It is difficult to believe that we’ve already been here nearly ¾ of a year. The time has flown by. Some days it feels as if we just arrived. Other days it seems as if we have been here forever because the good people of New Covenant have been so welcoming. You have embraced me and my family as your own and we truly feel that we belong here. We have been through our first Advent and Christmas, our first set of charge conference and year-end reports, and, by the time you read this, our first stewardship campaign. Confirmation class is ongoing. There has been even more, but rather than looking back, let’s keep … Read More

March 2019 Events

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Mark Your Calendar! Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday Service Break-Fast Saturday, March 9, 2019 Grief Group Begins Monday-Friday, March 11-15, 2019 Pastor Dana’s Vacation Sunday, March 17, 2019 Student’s Singing at Waterford Saturday, March 30, 2019 Celebrating Women Luncheon Saturday, April 13, 2019 All Church Clean-Up Community Egg Hunt