Good Morning Newberry family and HAPPY THURSDAY!
I pray that all of you are well and have everything you need. If not, please let me know. I will handle requests on an individual basis.
Please continue to pray for one another and all those that are struggling through this pandemic.
Few announcements: CHURCH IS NOT CLOSED, JUST LEARNING TO DO IT DIFFERENTLY!
Thank you to everyone who is supporting the ministry of the church through your prayers, financial support and volunteering when given an opportunity. If you want to help, you can donate through our web site: Newberryumc.org or mail it to Newberry UMC, PO Box 475, Newberry, Fl. 32669
If you have any special prayer requests, email them to me and I will be happy to pray for you and yours.
Prayer Requests: Please pray for Kit Mason’s brother, Don, and the family, as he has bladder cancer and been placed under palliative care.
WATERMELON FESTIVAL: will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Country Way Town Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is a lot of fun and we will be sure to stay safe with masks and distancing. If you’d like to volunteer to help sit at the booth, please call or text Joy Glanzer at 325-665-3534 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your help. Our church also CUTS all the watermelon for this great event – let Pastor Karen know if you would like to help cut.
The UPPER ROOM for July and August has arrived. Please let me know if you would like a copy and I can make arrangements for you to pick it up or have it dropped off at your door.
John 13:34-35 CEB
34 “I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. 35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.”
Rick Warren writes in “The Purpose Driven Life,” “I have been at the bedside of many people in their final moments, when they stand on the edge of eternity, and I have never heard anyone say, “Bring me my diplomas! I want to look at them one more time. Show me my awards, my medals, that gold watch I was given.” When life on earth is ending, people don’t surround themselves with objects. What we want around us is people – people we love and have relationships with.
In our final moments we all realize that relationships are what life is all about. Wisdom is learning that truth sooner rather than later. Don’t wait until you’re on your deathbed to figure out that nothing matters more.” – p. 126
Who is God calling you to love today?
Let us pray…
Lord, you ask us to love each other. That command is sometimes easier said than done. Please give me Your understanding to love not only those that are easy to love but especially teach me to love the not so easy to love people in my life. Amen.
HAVE A BLESSED and PEACE FILLED DAY!