Epiphany Prison Ministry
Technical Ministries Update
Finance Committee Report
A Word From The Pastor
Seniors Lunch Bunch
Senior Bible Study
Notes from Mary Ellen
9:00a.m. until 3:00p.m.
Church Staff checks phone
messages throughout the day.
Pastor Sweat is available for
appointments days and eve-
nings and is glad to schedule at
Christian Education (all ages):
Laura Baltz, our nursery coordinator has been a
vital part of New Life\u2019s ministry since May 2004. She
previously held this same position at Ramsey. In
fact, our very own Pastor Tom Sweat baptized three
Laura was born in Michigan and moved to Powhatan County when she was very young. She along with her husband, John, and their four children live in the house that she was raised in. She has an associate degree in child care and has been a licensed home day care provider for approximately sixteen years. She presently watches\ufb01 ve children full time and two part time.
In addition she keeps very busy at home with her four children; Jason
and Andrew are seniors at Powhatan High School, Holly is a junior and
Caitlyn is in eighth grade. All of her children are also
involved in service at our church. The boys take part
every Sunday, at each service, in the technical ministry
program while the girls help their Mom in the nursery.
Laura says she loves children and even her volunteer
jobs involve children. She leads three different Girl
Scout troops and co-leads several others. Laura is
looking forward to coordinating a local camp for 56 girls
In her spare time (wonder where she\ufb01 nds it?), she enjoys sewing and
photography. Laura especially enjoys the sewing parties she and her
daughters have on the weekends. This past Christmas she made special
blankets for all the children in her care. Laura says her house is\ufb01 lled
with pictures. She has had a passion for taking pictures since she was a
teenager. Of course her favorite subjects are children.
We are very blessed to have such a loving, caring and
responsible individual taking care of our little ones. Laura
indicates that there is always a need for help in the nursery, in
particular the 11:00 AM service.
Even if you do not have a little one, you will want to meet Laura Baltz. Her
life is incredible full and yet she exudes a very calm, quiet, and peaceful
demeanor. I recently read scripture that reminded me of Laura, Proverbs
14:30, A heart at peace gives life to the body\u2026..
There will be guest musicians. a Praise Team, from the Warriner Family to lead our Praise and Worship service on
Sunday evening, February 17th. You may recall that they entertained us outside on a\ufb02 at bed at our Yard Sale last
spring. Jayne, the leader of this talented group, is sister to our own Steve Glazebrook. Jayne and extended family live
in Crewe, Va. They are coming to lead our praise music on the 17th. Plan now to attend the dinner at 5:30 p.m. and
the service at 6:30 p.m.
The mission of this program: Staying connected and enriching our relationships with one another.
There are over twenty individuals from our church who have volunteered to be shepherds in this
vital ministry. Wall maps have been placed in the hallway next to the pastor\u2019s of\ufb01 ce to identify
the location of our congregants for use in the shepherding program. The houses that have been
placed on these maps will represent a group (\ufb02 ock) and each group will have a shepherd. The
shepherd program will be dedicated on March 9, 2008 at our 11:00 service of worship. Please
keep this ministry in your prayers.
As Pastor Tom said in a recent Sunday message, \u201cLife comes at you fast.\u201d We are experiencing just that with the
Lenten Season almost upon us. The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and continues until Easter. This is a
time for us to re\ufb02 ect on all that Our God has done for us through Jesus Christ our Savior.
ASH WEDNESDAY - FEB. 6
6 PM - light dinner
6:30 PM Stations of Lent
Worship Service 7 PM
Tennebrae Service 7 PM
EASTER SUNDAY - MAR.23
COMMUNITY ECUMENICAL EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
January 27 and February 3, 2008 (duplicate sessions). It is the hope of the Worship Work Area that we standardize our ushering procedures to aid in a smooth worship experience without becoming overly rigid. If anyone missed the\ufb01 rst training and would like to join this ministry, please come on Feb. 3, after the 11 AM service. We would love to have you included.
We will also be conducting Acolyte training on Feb. 17, 2008 after the 11 AM service. This will be for both seasoned and new acolytes. If you are in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, please come and check it out. Thanks for your participation in this ministry as well.
On the weekend of February 16, I will be serving on the Epiphany ministry team.
Epiphany is an introductory coarse to Christianity, where we are able to express the love of
Christ to incarcerated youth. I have been involved in this ministry for over a year now, and
want to thank New Life for your support in the past.
because all contributions are presented to the prisoners as a form of Agape Love (God\u2019s unconditional love). You can sign-up to PRAY. A paper prayer chain is made and linked around the room, representing the number of people praying for the young men. The MONEY donated is used to provide meals & Bibles. The prisoners are given \u201cbuddy tickets\u201d which shows that people have cared enough to purchase these items for them.
If your small group would like to participate, you can make a POSTER, expressing the love of Christ.
The scriptures tell us to \u201cremember the prisoners as if chained with them\u201d (Hebrews 13:3).
I know that we all can not physically go into the prison on February 16. But New Life, as a whole, can be a
presence, your support, and your love.
AGAIN, thank you........I can\u2019t do this without you!!
Sherri Fleck ~
Are you looking for a way to serve God and put your talents to use? Are you inter-
ested in learning and working with various technologies within our church? If so
then Technical Ministries would like to talk with you. Currently we\u2019re looking for
individuals who want to learn about these opportunities. If this is your calling then
contact Wayne Holmes using the information below.
Technical Ministries has placed a 2008 monthly calendar on the bulletin board in
the narthex. If you have an event or function that needs to have someone operate
either the sound system and/or overhead projector please put your name, phone
number, event and event times on the date these resources are needed. This calen-
dar is for events or functions that are outside the normal Sunday morning services.
You can also send an email to Technical Ministries using the email program on our
website, www.newlifeumc.org, or contact Wayne Holmes at 639-6999 or via email at
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