Announcements & Prayer List – October 1, 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  November issue is Oct. 22.  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. October 25th at 9:45a.m.

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 200 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 have help 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.  

PEACEFEST 2017: Celebrating Peace, Justice and Hope

SHEPHERDSTOWN –PEACEFEST—a community gathering in the spirit of St. Francis—will celebrate peace, justice and hope  in songs and stories at the Presbyterian Meeting House, 100 W. Washington St., Shepherdstown, Sunday, October  1 at 7:00 p.m.  Presenters include musicians Don Oehser, Laura First, Sam Jannotta, Lisa Lafferty, Steve Warner, Michael Wisniewski, Jeff Hornbeck, Mary Ellen Lloyd, Jade Tremba, Lucia Valentine, Morgan Sell, Betty Jo and Scott Rockwell, Terry Tucker, and Kipyn Martin, as well as poet and peace activist Maheen Haq.

As Martin Luther King Jr said “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” And in working for justice in all its forms–racial, religious, gender, LGBTQ, economic and environmental—we give rise to hope. This is what writer Junot Diaz has called radical hope, which he claims “is our best weapon against despair….and I believe that it will help us create a better, more loving future.”

The event is free. All are welcome.

Pastor Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation is Sunday October 8th.  PPRC will collect the cards after the service on October 1st to prepare the card 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.   

October is Methodist Heritage Month

During the month of October we are celebrating Methodist Heritage month. On October 31, 1518, a priest named Martin Luther hung 95 theses (grievances) on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This October is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and offers us the opportunity to learn more about our own heritage and the future of Methodism. We will be sharing artifacts from the history of New Street United Methodist Church, sermons will focus on our Methodist roots and theology. New Street United Methodist Church can trace its origins to the beginnings of the Methodist movement in the American colonies. Freeborn Garretson preached several times in what is now Shepherdstown. Garretson started preaching in the Shenandoah Valley in 1776. It was in 1778 that Shepherdstown became a part of the Berkeley Circuit and the probable date of the first Methodist congregation in Shepherdstown. Our first pastor was Edward Bailey who served the Berkeley Circuit churches for one year in 1776-77. We owe a great debt to these early Methodist preachers who shared the love of Christ to a pioneering people and a newly established town. In October we will have time to celebrate our history by learning more about the Wesley brothers, Methodist music, New Street UMC history, and “uniquely” Methodist foundational beliefs. We will end the month with a Homecoming Celebration.

October 1 – “World Communion Sunday.” John Wesley is famous for saying, “The world is my parish.” Guest Speaker: Mama Vicki from the Kenyan Hope Orphanage, a ministry of 29:11 Mission from Covenant Church

October 8 – “John Wesley Rocks the Boat!”

October 15 – The Hymns of Charles Wesley

October 22 – Three Fold Grace and the Quadrilateral (scripture, tradition, reason and experience). Guest preacher: The Rev. Millie Martin

October 29 – Homecoming Guest preacher: The Rev. Dr. Ed Grove. A celebration luncheon to follow.

                   New Street News

The October 2017 GIVING BOX goes to “Salvation Army”

Sun. Oct. 1 –Pastor Dee-Ann will hold a Confirmation Information Meeting today at 11:20 (after Worship) in Church Library.  Parent & Youth Welcome!  Learn more about confirmation, proposed schedule, and curriculum.  

Thurs. Oct 5 – Choir Rehearsal

Sun. Oct 8 – Pastor Appreciation Day

Fri.  Oct. 13 – Spaghetti Dinner (see below)

Sun. Oct 22 – PPRC meets – Library at 11:15

Mon. Oct 23 – Trustees meet – 7 pm

Sun. Oct 29 – Homecoming Celebration

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Mark your calendar for our All you eat spaghetti dinner on Friday, October 13, from 5-7 pm. Menu includes all you eat spaghetti with choice of 3 sauces, salad, bread, beverage and homemade desserts. Adults: $8.00 and children 4-12, $5

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!!

October   Birthdays   

5 Doug Parkinson 7 Katie Ware, Andy White 11 Owen Sarra, Karen Meyer-Cain 15 Sam Corum 18 John Blue 21 Will Cleaver, Nelson Smith 22 Gindy Goff 24 Emily Ware-Lewis 25 Tammy Ware 26 Mikaela Miller, David Gross 27 Jenny Price 28 Katie Jackson 29 Sean Corum 31 Sara Blue Raines, Hunter Ware 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.  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.  

Food Card Receipts as of 9-24-17 $TBA. Extra cards are available. See Judy Pitzer or Carole Feaster for your weekly order.

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

October 1, 2017

Those of Our Church Family Needing

Your Prayers at this Time:

George & JoAnn Folk, John & Loretta 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:

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, Judy Miller(Helen’s mother in-law), 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 and wife Diane & family, Wesley McDermott, Family of My Uncle, Donald Cromwell, Family of Lydia Manspile, Vicki Willman, Nat Breed & Robin White, Barbara Catrow, Jimmy Anderson, Joan Watkins, Anna Esther Reid, Carolyn Hendricks, Ken Meyer & Family.

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 for Karen Meyer-Cain & Jim Cain for the passing of her sister in-law Angela Fultz-Meyer

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