Announcements and Prayer List – September 10, 2017

Newsletter Deadline for October Issue

Have something interesting to report?  We would love to hear from you.  The due date for items for the combined October issue is Sept. 17 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 needed to help with newsletter on Wed. September 27 at 9:45a.m.

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.

CPR Training

Pastor Parish Relations Committee (PPRC) will be offering a CPR class today from 2-6 pm in the Fellowship Hall.   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.  

New Street Tee Shirts

New Street continues to sell New Street UMC Tee Shirts during Fellowship hour.  They can be purchased for $16.00; white embroidered polos can also be purchased for $30.00 as a special order. The proceeds from these shirts will help to defray costs for the Homecoming celebration as well as sponsor youth and adults for mission trips.    

New Street UMC Homecoming – Sunday, October 29, 2017

New Street United Methodist Church will celebrate over 160 year anniversary Sunday, October 29th with a special worship service and catered lunch.  We will celebrate our past, present and future!  There will be an updated history of New Street UMC available along with a slide show!  Old friends will return and there will be time to reconnect with one another.  It is also a great time to share the renovations and updates we have done to our building with the community.

 To make this happen we will need your financial help.  We are asking you to consider purchasing a ‘piece of cake’ for $20 which will be used toward the catered lunch.  The estimated expenses for the event are around $3,000.  We already help have from some of our fundraisers.  If you are able to donation to our 150th Anniversary Celebration, kindly put your donation of cash or check in the SPECIAL OFFERING BOX .  Checks can be made to NSUMC with Homecoming in memo.  Thank you for your continued support!  Our donation box will be in the sanctuary.  

Staff Appreciation

On Sunday, September 24th, during the worship service, we will be recognizing the staff of New Street UMC.  Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (PPRC) is sponsoring this day of appreciation to celebrate the ministries and hard work of our church staff.  We will be recognizing Helen Miller, our Administrative Assistant; Nancy Cleaver, our Music Director; Rose Gamblin, our Organist/Pianist; Wendy Maddox, our Custodian; and Lizzie Lowe, our Treasurer.  Please be sure to join us as we show our appreciation for these wonderful folks.   

Pastor Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation is Sunday October 8th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to say Thank- You to Pastor Dee-Ann for being there for all of us and providing her time and dedication to the spiritual guidance and leadership we all need through-out the year.  The Pastor Parish Relations Committee (PPRC) will be putting together a CARD BASKET from the congregation to present to Pastor on this day.  We would like you to provide a card that will express your appreciation of Pastor Dee-Ann.  You could include a personal note of encouragement for the pastor or relay a particular sermon that she gave that may have had an impact on you or your family or you may include something personal that she did that meant so much to you. Try to provide specific reasons you appreciate Pastor Dee-Ann’s spiritual leadership, dedication, time and commitment.  There will be a box in the Narthex during the month of September for you to drop off your sealed cards when you come to church each Sunday.  PPRC will collect the cards on October 1st to prepare the basket.  We will also be giving Pastor Dee-Ann a “special gift”.  If you would like to contribute to that gift, you may place your donations in the box as well.   

Charge Conference  set for September  16

Mark your calendars for our 2017 Charge Conference.  It will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 9 a.m. at Oakland UMC on Rt. 9 in Charles Town.


If you would like an opportunity to sing with the choir – then here is your chance!  The Choir will begin their rehearsals on Thursday, September 7 at 7:15 in the Sanctuary.  The choir season runs September through May.  We welcome everyone who has a desire to sing to join us.  

Other events of Interest:

Spaghetti Dinner at Calvary UMC on Friday, 9/15, from 5 to 7. Adults: $8.00 and children (4-12) $4.00.

Apple Dumplings at Calvary UMC $8.00 for a pan of two. Deadline to order is 9/15. Pick up days are 9/26, 27, 28.  To order call: 304 267 4542 or Judy Pitzer will be glad to take your order and/or pick up your dumplings and bring them to Shepherdstown.

 New Street News

The September 2017 GIVING BOX goes to “Operation Christmas Child”


  • Sun. Sept. 10 –Today –  Christian Ed Sunday; Children’s Sunday School & Youth Faith Class return;  CPR class 2-6pm
  • Thurs. Sept 7 Choir resumes 7:15 Sanctuary
  • Sat Sept 16 – Charge Conference 9am Oakland UMC
  • Sun Sept 17 – Newsletter deadline
  • Sun Sept 24 – Staff Appreciation; PPRC meeting  
  • Mon Sept 25 – Trustee meeting 7pm

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!!

September   Birthdays   

1 Jonathan Grove; 3 Susan Homan; 4 Matthew Goff; Mike Wilt; 6 HW Wilt; 7 Ron Kepple;

Lisa Parkinson; 8 Aria Tesh; 13 Terry Sarra; 16 Nancy Whalen; 18 Kathy Grammar; 20 Susan Zigler, Laura Jones;  30 George Mason, Sarah Speck, Tillie Orndorff 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 8-20-17 $15841.45. 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

September 10, 2017

Those of Our Church Family Needing

Your Prayers at this Time:

George & JoAnn Folk, Zachary Foster, 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, 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, Diane Steece.

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 Stephens, David Burke, Ed White & Family, Lizzie Lowe, Larry Shirk, Wesley McDermott, Family of My Uncle, Donald Cromwell, Family of Lydia Manspile, Francis Blue, Family of Eleanor Florence Brown, Vicki Willman, Nat Breed & Robin White.

Prayer Requests for  Conference – District Leader

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

Tonia Bennett, Frederick District Office Administrator


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