July 2014 Newsletter

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July 2014  



Sundays -- MORNING SERVICES -- 10:30 AM





Bring your non-perishable food donations to help out our Food Pantry.


Sunday, July 20 -- MEDITATION GROUP MEETING -- 12:00 PM
See Harold Gress if you are interested in joining this group which meets each month.
Sunday,  July 27 --  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING -- 12:00 PM
Our Board of Directors are: 
Arlene Leon, Moderator; Cheryl Evans, Treasurer; 
Harold Gress, Secretary; Terry Schildt, Buildings Management; 
Bruce Brooks, Lay Delegate.
This is an open meeting. All are welcome to attend.
... MORE TO COME ...
 July Events
10:30 AM - Services
Sat., July 5, 19
9:30 AM - Food Pantry
Food & Friends
Sat., July 12
Sun., July 13
Food Pantry Donation Sunday


Sun., July 20
 12:00 PM - Meditation Group Meeting
Sun., July 27
12:00 PM - Board of Directors Meeting 
 Pacesetter Church    
 2013 Generous in Faith     
Visit our Website,
for our calendar of events.
Visit us on Facebook for up-to-date notices:

July  Birthdays


July 7 -- Julie Ferron
July 11 -- David Kempton
July 16 -- Eugene Smith
July 21 -- Susan Danjolu
July 27 -- Harry Brubaker III
July 30 - Paul Breakiron

 Please join us in wishing these fine folks 

a Happy Birthday! 

If your or another member's birthday or anniversary does not appear please email newlightmcc@hotmail.com and help us update our information.

Pastor Phone

Our co-transitional pastors, Rev. Kelly Crenshaw and Rev. Sherry Miller will share in congregational care duties. If you feel a need to talk to a pastor on call please call 240-500-0481.



We now are taking bookings for weddings at New Light MCC. Please call to make arrangements with Rev. Kelly Crenshaw or Rev. Sherry Miller and discuss our rentable space. (240-500-0481)

2nd Sunday Food Pantry Donation Day

The second Sunday of each month is our Food Pantry Donation Day. Please drop off your non-perishable food donations into the designated box in the Library. Sunday, July 13 this month. For more information see Andy Whitmore, our Food Pantry Coordinator.


Sound Team Help
Help is needed on the Sound Team to help run the sound system each Sunday. Weeks are alternated between members and training is provided. Please see Jamie Coates for more information.

Movie Fundraiser
Please be sure to pickup a Movie Fundraiser Card and use it each time you see a movie at Leitersburg Cinemas. Our Scholarship Fund earns $1.00 for each movie seen with use of the Movie Fundraiser Card. After 5 ticket purchases YOU RECEIVE FREE POPCORN ... After 10 ticket purchases YOU RECEIVE A FREE MOVIE.
(Ignore the expiration date ... they do.)
 Don't forget to sign up to volunteer to help with worship each week.
Check out our Resources and Links Page on our Website. 
There's many useful files to view. 
You'll find the Pastoral Search Power Point Presentation Download that Rev. Tony Freeman sent us. 
Please download it and review.
Our Board of Directors are prayerfully and carefully looking at potential pastor resumes. We are blessed.
We have hired co-transitional pastors, Rev. Kelly Crenshaw and Rev. Sherry Miller to help us thru the process of finding a permanent pastor. They will share in the congregational care so if you feel the need to talk to one of the pastors on call, call their direct phone at 240-500-0481.


Pick up "The Monthly Calendar" on the first Sunday of the month before services to keep up to date on weekly events or announcements.

We are still taking used ink cartridges so we may recycle them at Staples for their Rewards program and continue to pay for our new printer cartridges thru that program.

stewardship check 
Be sure to download your "My Time And Talent" Check
If you'd like to donate your time and talent to your church community fill out a "My Time And Talent" Check. They can be placed in the collection plate each week or they can be turned into the office. When there is a need for volunteers we'll be calling you to "cash your check."
Automated Tithing
If you wish info on how to do automatic withdrawal for giving we have info that you can pick up or email us and we'll send you the information.



The Community Free Clinic of Washington County is collecting "used shoes" to be refurbished to send to countries where people have no shoes. Bruce Brooks, our lay delegate and employee representative of the Free Clinic, has put a container in our social hall to collect shoes. For each pair of shoes collected to be refurbished the Clinic also receives 40 cents as a fundraiser project for the Clinic. If you have any used shoes that need another home please bring them into the church and place in the Clinic's shoe container. This fundraiser runs until July 18. Thank you.
New Light will be represented at
Eastern Panhandle 1st Annual PRIDE IN THE PARK.
Be sure to talk to Harry Brubaker if you'd like to volunteer to help spread the word about New Light.

Until next month...

Thank you New Light MCCers for the gifts and talents you bring to our church body so that we might take the message of God's love into our community, our country, and our world!


Religion is a compass, not a harness, let your heart explore.  You have the freedom to break the chains of religion that might have held you captive so you can find the YOU that God intended you to be!





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