E-News for July 3, 2019
THE JOURNEY…
Greetings in the name of Jesus,
John and I are so excited to become a part of this great community of faith and serve as your pastoral family. This church has a long and rich tradition of which we are honored to be a part. We thank all of those who have served and are currently serving throughout the ministries of this wonderful congregation. You are leaving a lasting legacy for our Lord here. 
 
As we settle into the home we are leasing here in Arlington, and into the church, we have met so many warm and caring people. The staff and leadership have been very helpful and loving in this transition. And, we look forward to getting to know each of you and to welcome you into our hearts and walk with you alongside our Christian journey of faith.
 
One of the ways I would like for us to get to know each other better is to hold several meetings that I am calling – “FAITHFUL FOCUS” Meetings. These will allow me to introduce myself to you in an informal setting, get to know each of you better, and to hear ways you feel God is calling us to move with joy closer to His vision for New World. These are not mandatory, but purely an invitation for sharing our excitement of dreaming together.
 
I will host 3 meeting times. You are welcome to attend any ONE of the three times:
SUNDAY, JULY 14
4:00-5:30 pm, Room 27&28
MONDAY, JULY 15
7:00-8:00 pm, Room 27 & 28
THURSDAY, JULY 17
7:00-8:00 pm, Room 27 & 28
 

May our journey together be blessed and guided by God. Proud to be your Pastor, 
Leslie
Click on the title above for some helpful information on how we can welcome Rev. Leslie and her family to New World.

Don't forget to wear your name tag this Sunday!
Prime Timers Lunch
This month Lisa Praeger and her dog Tucker, will teach us about dog behavior, communication, training, and a dog's point of view. Lisa will also tell us about some of the things she's involved with, i.e. UTA service, rallies, and training. 

Join us for a pot luck lunch in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30 on Tuesday, July 9. Bring a dish to share with your friends, our guests and staff. Guests welcome!
Y ou Can Support New World By Shopping On
Amazon Prime Day, July 15 & 16!
Prime Day is a two-day parade of epic deals and it's coming soon! Prime members can shop deals starting Monday, July 15 at 12:01am PT through Tuesday, July 16 at 11:59pm PT.  

 You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/75-1602164 and AmazonSmile donates to New World United Methodist Church.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Heather James, heather@ nwumc.or g.
Join Rev. Leslie Byrd On A
Wesley Heritage Tour
March 7 - 15, 2020
This exciting nine-day tour to England is a great opportunity to learn more about the life of John Wesley. Please consider joining Rev. Leslie Byrd on this once in a lifetime adventure!

For more information, contact the church office or click here .
Congratulations New World!
The Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church has awarded the Five Star Mission Award to New World. This means 100% of Connectional Mission Giving was paid for 2018. If you follow the General Budget chart in the newsletter each week, you'll see that we are on task to meet this goal again this year. Let's keep up the good work!
Volunteers Needed
New World is proud to be a partner church for Project Transformation Central Texas, a summer literacy camp for underserved children in our conference. As a Partner Church we support the program with our prayers, donations and volunteering to read with children. 

Volunteers Needed: Project Transformation is looking for adult volunteers to read with kids  9:30am-12pm  July 8-11 at FUMC Bedford. To volunteer, contact Rev. Erin  erin@nwumc.org or sign up on the clipboard available during Connection time. 

Thanks again!
Ulster Project Pancake Breakfast

The Ulster Project Arlington 
is hosting a pancake breakfast 

July 21st
9:00 am-1:00 pm 
Knights of Columbus Hall 
2625 S Cooper St, Arlington
NO TICKETS REQUIRED FOR 
THIS FREE BREAKFAST  
Please bring 2 non-perishable canned goods for donation to Mission Arlington
I want to express my deep gratitude for the love and appreciation you have shown to Mike through your words and actions. As I shared at his Going Away Party, I appreciate Mike and Leslie for their support and encouragement in continuing in my position as Children’s Director at New World. I am very excited and looking forward to working with Rev. Leslie Byrd!

Kathy Alexander
Children's Director
Blast off with
Vacation Bible School
this summer!
July 22 - 26
9:00 - 12:00
Children, 4 years old - 5th grade will be Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them.
The cost is $20.00 for the first child
$15.00 for the second child
Volunteers will receive a $10.00 discount per child  
You can pay by clicking here , drop a check in the offering plate
(mark the check or envelope with Bible School on it) 
or pay the first day of Bible School. 
Our grand finale for the week will be
Nancy Worcester and her Puppet Friends!  
You will not want to miss this week!  
You can register your children online at the church website. 
Come join us! Invite your friends and neighbors! 
Our theme verse will be:
"Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us." 
Ephesians 3:20
VBS Volunteers Needed

Our Vacation Bible School is a day time event this year, July 22-26 from 9:00 - 12:00 noon each day. 

We are going to need lots of Adult Volunteers. We will need help guiding the children to the different areas, for music, crafts, Bible story, science, snacks, & recreation. 
There are sign up sheets in the Fellowship Hall for you to sign up to help in the different areas. 
 
PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER SPENDING A WEEK WITH THE CHILDREN OF OUR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY!
Youth Mission Trip
Port Lavaca, TX
Thank you to everyone who helped support our mission trip. It was a great week!
Important Youth Dates

July 7
No Shine- Happy 4 th of July!

July 8-12, 9:30 am-Noon
Project Transformation - Meet at the church at 9 to help volunteer!

July 10, 12:00 - 3:00
Mid-Week hangout after Project Transformation

July 14
Texas Rangers Game after church 

Verse of the Week
“for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God”

1 Peter 1:23
Our Gifts and Our Presence
Text To Give:
817-789-4129
Worship Attendance:
Sunday, June 30 - 250