Announcements and Prayer List – August 6, 2017

Summer Sermon Series

Summer Sermon Series:  Who Is Jesus? Seeing Jesus through Different Lens.  We will explore how each Gospel, Paul and other religious traditions see Jesus.  The question we will be reflecting on is, Who is Jesus for YOU?  Pastor Dee-Ann will be using the book, “Who Is Jesus?” by Judy Siker.  You are encouraged to read the scripture lesson/s beforehand!  

  • August 6 – Jesus according to Paul; read 1Corinthians 1-2; 2 Corinthians 5; Philippians 2; Acts 18
  • August 13- Jesus according to Hebrews; read Hebrews1-6, 12-18
  • August 20 – Jesus through the eyes of Abrahamic Faith (Judaism, Christianity, Islam); read Genesis 12, Matthew 1, Galatians 3-4

Newsletter Deadline for September Issue

Have something interesting to report?  We would love to hear from you.  The due date for items for the combined September issue is Aug. 20 There are several ways to get this information into the monthly newsletters.  Information can be dropped off in the hall way across from Rev. Dixon’s office in the mail box marked “Newsletter” or email to   The mailing address for the church is NSUMC, Attn: New Street NEWS, PO Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443; email at;   the church office phone is 304-876-2362; Any items received after the deadline will not be included in the current Newsletter.


Volunteers will also be needed for the September 2017 Newsletter on Wed. Aug. 30, 2017, starting at 9:45 am. Volunteers are needed to help with folding, sealing, and labeling the Newsletters monthly. Can you help out? Please call the church office at 304-876-2362 or email if you can help.

Help Youth

Help Youth “Buy A Cow”:  During Teen Week, the 20 youth were inspired to give the gift of a cow through Heifer International to an impoverished family in Africa, Asia, or South America.   This gift will not only uplift a family but a whole community.  The youth’s mission is to educate and fundraise for the $500 so they can gift a cow.  Watch for more details on educational/fundraising events.  If you would like to donate to this Teen Week project write your checks to New Street UMC and write COW PROJECT in the memo.  For more information see youth who went to Teen Week: Sam Corum, Jordan Dixon-Gross, Maya Dixon-Gross, Eva Smith or Pastor Dee-Ann.

Global Leadership Summit

Pastor Dee-Ann & David Gross will be attending the Global Leadership Summit in Frederick, Aug. 10-11, 2017. To contact Pastor Dee-Ann leave a message at the church office or 304-268-8521.

Peach Festival

New Street UMC will be holding its annual Peach Festival on Saturday, August 12, from 11:00 am. to 3 pm. Homemade peach pie (by the slice), homemade peach ice cream, peach crisp, other desserts, sandwiches, and drinks will be offered. If available, whole peach pies will be sold after 2:00 pm. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy good food and fellowship.

Back Pack 2017

Once again our church has been invited to participate in the School Supplies project.  We have been asked to provide 35 back-packs for kindergarten students.  

To participate, purchase a backpack and any of the supplies listed below. Bring them to church on or before Sunday, August 13.

You won’t know the children who will benefit from your generosity, but because you cared, a child will be given a helping hand that could make a difference in his or her life.

Note that this program has changed from previous years; these changes are in response to requests and suggestions from school counselors.

Please carefully follow these directions:

    • Do not purchase book bags with water bottles.
    • Remove bar-code from book bag label.


  • Do not include anything in the bag.
  • Attach a red ribbon to the book bag handle.
  • Choose from the following list to provide packages of supplies.


#2 pencils colored pencils erasers

Pens markers pencil cases

packs of wide rule paper Crayons small sizes of shoes, socks, underwear

glue sticks pocket folders tissues

composition note books single subject notebooks sanitizing wipes

dry erase markers 3×5″ note cards

CPR Training.    New Street UMC will be offering a CPR class on Sunday September 10, 2017 from 2-6 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This class is open to anyone, 13 and older, interested in learning how to perform CPR if the need should arise.  The class will cover adult, child, and infant CPR and choking as well as the use of an AED machine.  We do encourage all who work with youth to take this class.  There will not be a charge for the class but there will be a cost of $20 for the CPR card that will be payable at the time of class.  The card will be mailed to participants.  A Sign-up sheet will be on the table in the hallway.  A minimum of ten (10) participants is required for this class.  


Charles Town Ghost Tours is hosting a walk on Saturday, August 12 to raise awareness and money for JCCM. 40% of all admission fees will be donated to JCCM.  Admission fee is $12 per person and $10 for each Veteran or active military person.  Cameras are welcome and reservations are required.  For more info and or to make reservations contact Ann Khiel Fern at 304-724-6741.


You are invited to attend a seminar about Planned Giving with Mr. Frank Hill.  This is being sponsored by New Street UMC Finance Committee.  Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 Time: TBA.  Please save the date. 

 Pastor Dee-Ann’s Trip

To see pictures from Pastor Dee-Ann’s trip to South Dakota see our New Street UMC website.

New Street News

The August 2017 GIVING BOX goes to “Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle”

Sun. Aug. 6 -Fellowship 11:10

Sat. Aug. 12 – New Street UMC Peach Festival 11-3

Sun. Aug. 13 – Church Pool Party at the Goldthorpes more info to come.

Sun. Aug. 20 – Newsletter Deadline for September Issue.

Sun. Aug. 27 – Aloha Sunday


Mark your calendars for our 2017 Charge Conference.  It will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 9 a.m.  Watch for more details.

Please if you have sponsored alter flowers place your money in the offering plate on Sunday or mail it to New Street UMC, P.O. Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

Please sign up to volunteer for the Children’s Nursery, Reader, Greeter, & Communion Server.

All sign-up sheets are in the fellowship hall. If there is a change in your schedule please find a replacement and let the office know so we can make changes to the bulletin. Thank you!!

AUGUST  Birthdays

2 Adelle Sarra, Jim Sparks, 5 Trinity Grove, 11 Terry Penwell, 15 Rem Onyshczak, Diane Steece,

24 Bob Rohrer, Happy Birthday!  (To have your birthday included in the bulletin and newsletter, PLEASE make sure your birthday is listed on the birthday calendar in the hallway info. table)

NSUMC Card Ministry – If you would like a special card sent from NSUMC to a family member or a friend, please provide the name of card recipient, address,  date and occasion (Birthday, Anniversary, Thinking of You, Get well, Sympathy, etc. ).  Also, provide your contact name and phone number.   You may put this information in the Card Ministry box in the hall; call Carol on 304-870-4076 or email at  Cards and stamp donations are always welcome and appreciated.  

Thank you.

Food Card Receipts as of 7-30-17 $15733.95. Extra cards are available. See Judy Pitzer or Carole Feaster for your weekly order.

Friendly Reminder

If you are the last one out of the building, please make sure all lights, ac, heat are turned off and all

doors are locked. Thank you so much

New Street United Methodist Church

Rev. G. Dee-Ann Dixon

P.O. Box 188, Shepherdstown WV 25443   

202 W. New Street — Corner of Church & New Streets

Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:00-2:00

Phone: (304) 876-2362,  &

Prayer List

August 6, 2017

Those of Our Church Family Needing

Your Prayers at this Time:

George & JoAnn Folk, Dave Gross, John Homan, Troy Kemp, Tillie Orndorff,  Doug Parkinson, Terry Penwell,

Emily Lewis (Ware), Regina Rohrer, Jessica (Ware) & Brad Streets.

Continuing Concerns:

Jimmy Bowers, Barbara Brown, Miles Dixon-Gross, Tim Folk & Family, Little Rebecca Folk, JoAnn & George Folk, Jamie Pritchard Ishman, Petie (Elinor) Jones, Ann Mong, Rosalee Talley,  Debbie VonBaumann, Kinsley Lewis (Emily Ware-Lewis’s daughter), Geege Wilcox, Ron Wilcox, Loretta Homan.

In Assisted Living Facilities, and/or Under Nursing Home Care:

Frances Blue – Homewood, Williamsport, MD

Brian Davis – St. Albans, WV

Ann Johnston – Elmcroft of Martinsburg, WV

Margaret McNally – Diakon Lutheran Senior Center, Robinwood Campus, Hagerstown, MD

Special Continuing Concerns:

Chris Heinen & Family, Zachary Falter, Richard Howington, Shelby Brown, Susan, Arlene Robinson, Christopher Howard, Mason Ellsworth & Family,  Bob Naylor, David Greeley, Ben Homan, Doug Koch, Keaton Bowen, Wendy Armstrong, JoAnn & Bill Knode, Chris Davis, Phil Foote, Traiden Robok.

Prayer Requests for Others:

Jack Rohrer, Norma Orndorff & Family, Helen Miller & Family, Jake & Stacey Schmidt and their son, Emmet Schmidt, Rebecca McLean, Jeff Slaven & Cadi Slaven, Robert H. Meyer, Ray & Tish Kennedy & Family, Judy Miller (Helen’s mother- in-law), Marcey Burwell Halterman, Barbara and Edward Burwell, The Lund Family, Judy Stephens, David Burke, Ed White & Family, The Family of Sue Heflebower, Ruthie Gruber’s Family and many, many friends, Lizzie Lowe, Jonathan Malicsi, Diane Steece, Larry Shirk.

Prayer Requests for  Conference – District Leader

Bishop Latrelle Easterling & Family, the Rev. Edgardo Rivera, Frederick Dist. Superintendent,

Tonia Bennett, Frederick District Office Administrator

Prayers & Condolences

Prayers and Condolences to Jessica (Ware) & Brad Streets for the loss of their baby Ethan Everett Streets

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