E-News for August 28, 2019
From the Heart of your Pastor:

Pastoral Care is so important. Pastoral Care is a time to bring healing and wholeness on behalf of Christ’s church to the life of another. Pastoral care is 24/7/365. At any church, pastoral care is central to loving as Jesus loved, yet it can be a daunting task for only one or two people. Churches that have larger communities of faith really feel this as the pastoral staff and the office try to keep up with those who are sick, facing surgery, in need of a nursing home/rehab/hospital visit. 

In Exodus 18, Jethro watched as Moses and Aaron were trying to do it all alone and said to them, “This isn’t the right way to do this. It is too much work for you to do alone. You cannot do this job by yourself. It wears you out…” Two pastors cannot keep up with the bulging pastoral care needs of a church this size by themselves. On our heaviest days/weeks, we are unable to attend to the other ministry needs and continue to lead the vision of the church.

Just as Jesus sent out the 72 to serve as workers for the harvest, and said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few, therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest,” we have trained our first group of LAY VISITATION MINISTERS. We had 7 attend the training on August 18 th and are so grateful for those who have said, “Yes” to the training which was both a great reminder and offered new wisdom and learning. 

Erin and I will continue to triage the pastoral care needs and then have others who will help when one or the other of us is out on vacation, or continuing education, and help with follow-up after surgery, while in rehab and if homebound so we spread out the love and care through many laborers. Like other churches our size, as we continue to grow, we will need more volunteers to assist with this ministry. There will be a new training offered once a quarter for anyone who is interested in helping with this vital and rewarding ministry. If you are interested in the next training – please contact Pastor Leslie 
Wesleyan Heritage Tour
March 7, 2020 Departure
The oldest Methodist building in the world is the New Room Chapel in Bristol, England. It is a place to come and learn about the life and ministry of John and Charles Wesley and the establishment of the Methodist movement. Built in 1739 by John Wesley, the chapel includes a double-decker pulpit (which was common at the time) and the room was also used as a dispensary and schoolroom for the poor in the area. The pews and benches were made from old ship timber. It is among one of the many places in which Wesley, lived, preached and established in England. Pastor Leslie and two other Central Texas Conference United Methodist Pastors are hosting together a Wesley Heritage Tour to any who would like to see and experience our great roots. For more information, pick up a brochure and register online with Educational Opportunities Tours.   

Trustee Committee Update
The main entrance doors will be locked at all times, except on Sunday mornings. This is one more way we can ensure the safety of our preschool children, staff, visitors and groups who use our facilities for meetings. The office staff is in the process of creating unique door codes for each group that will allow them access to the building in the evenings. For questions or to receive a code for your group or function, please contact Heather James, heather@nwumc.org.
October Women's Walk To Emmaus
October 10th – 13th
A Few Spaces Still Available 
“I went on Walk #15 in 1991 and though I had grown up in the church and served most of my life, this spiritual retreat changed my life and I experienced the love of God and a renewed spirit. It helped me find true joy in my faith.” – Pastor Leslie
If you want to grow deeper in your walk with Christ and experience renewal and revival with other women of all ages and stages of life, you are invited to attend the Walk to Emmaus. Pastor Leslie will be serving as the Spiritual Director of the Central Texas Conference Walk #444. It will be a time of learning, laughter, worship, fellowship, and joy. Dress is casual and comfortable, everything is provided, and for an application – see Pastor Leslie. “I would LOVE to share in this weekend with you!”
Thank You From Pastor Leslie and John Byrd
Thank you for such a warm welcome and wonderful luncheon last Sunday. We have had the wonderful opportunity to get to know so many beautiful brothers and sisters in Christ at New World. I cannot begin to explain how honored John and I are to serve this faith family.
Prime Timers Lunch
Jim Penson, New World’s new facilities director, will provide the program for our September lunch. Jim is a retired technical writer and web designer. He’s also a musician and luthier; a builder and restorer of string instruments. He loves bluegrass music and has played in several well-known bands. He plays banjo, guitar, mandolin, Dobro, and bass, and teaches bluegrass music. Jim also loves wood working and restoration. The meal will be catered (cost TBD). No reservations required - pay that day by cash or check made to New World with "PT lunch" in the note. Join us at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, September 10. Come get to know Jim better, and enjoy some good fellowship, food and foot stompin' music!   Guests welcome!
Games & Prizes – Silent Auction – Cotton Candy
Police & Firefighters  Live Entertainment
Bake Sale – Vendor Tables
And Much, Much More!!!!

Please prayerfully consider how you can help…
We are in need of donated items for the Silent Auction and the Bake Sale. Consider purchasing a vendor table to sell your products or promote your services. We are in need of volunteers to work stations for limited times. Financial donations can also be made to help support this event.

Most importantly come, invite friends
and family and have fun!

Contact Shelley Allman shelleyallman@outlook.com 214-763-4132 for more information or to volunteer your help.
Mission & Art Nights
Looking for an outlet to serve your neighbors, to be creative or to learn more about God? Consider volunteering for Salvation Army Mission and Art Nights!

Beginning September 9, each Monday evening 6:00-8:00 pm, New World volunteers lead and participate in art workshops with the residents at the Arlington’s Salvation Army Family Shelter. It is a beautiful chance to serve our neighbors, have a relaxing and fun evening of volunteering, and to learn how God is at work in our neighborhood. The evening schedule includes set up time, a short devotional, a variety of art projects and clean up time. Volunteers are needed to help with both children and adults, and no artistic talent or experience is required. You may volunteer for one week or however many fit your schedule.

Upcoming Projects:
September 9 – Word Stamping
September 16 – Wind Chimes
September 23 – Bead Making
September 30 – Prayer Beads

Donations of broken jewelry/beads, fall craft supplies and gift cards to local craft stores are appreciated. To get more information or to volunteer, contact Rev. Erin at erin@nwumc.org
Monday Night Ladies Bible Study
The Ladies Bible Study will resume on Monday, September 10, 6:45 to 8:00 pm. We will be studying " The End Of Me/ Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins" by Kyle Idelman.

The goal of this group is to enrich our faith and prayer life with an abundance of love, laughter, encouragement and support.
We enjoy getting together, and have occasional dinners out or special event like a movie night. All women of the church are welcome. For more information please contact Amy Baxley, aj.baxley@tx.rr.com.
What? I Have A Spiritual Gift?
Yes, God gives each of us at least one spiritual gift. Want to find out what your gifts are? There will be a Spiritual Gifts class this fall which will help you discover what your gifts are and how you can use them. 

A two part study is being held Sunday, October 20 and Sunday, November 3 from 12-4:30 with lunch provided. If you are interested in registering or want more information, contact Gayle Collier at 469-463-7547. 
Risk Taking Mission Meeting
There will be a Risk Taking Mission meeting from Noon-1:00 pm, on Sunday, September 22nd in room 28. If you are a leader of a current mission team, active on a mission team or are interested in getting involved, please join us. We will explore what our current mission teams are doing and discuss some new opportunities. If you have any questions, contact Sherri Lucas at 817-456-0652 or
Sunday Schedule for
Youth, Children and Music
Beginning September 8 th
Joyful Noise Children’s Choir (Grades K-2)
9:50-10:30 am, in Children’s Wing
Hands & Feet Youth Band(Grades 6-12)
4:00pm-5:00pm in Sanctuary
Good News Players (Grades 3-5)
5:00pm-6:00pm in Sanctuary
Bible Explorers (Grades 3-6)
6:00pm-7:00pm in Sanctuary
Youth (Grades 7-12)
5:00pm-7:00pm in Fellowship Hall

For more information on any of these groups, please contact, Steven Couch - steven@nwumc.org, Kathy Alexander - kathyalex@nwumc.org, or Sarah Bush - sarah@nwumc.org.
School Supply Donations
On Monday, August 26, New World delivered school supplies and cookies to our neighborhood schools. The people we met at Turning Point, Butler Elementary, Shackelford Junior High and Lamar High School were all blown away with our generosity and so grateful to know that our church supports their hard work.
We Need Your Help
Let's show our College Kids that we're thinking about them and we're praying for a great semester! We will be assembling the care packages on Wednesday, September 4, at 11:00 am.

Not able to help? Consider donating money to help with postage or for us to purchase items on your behalf. Checks can be made payable to New World UMC with “College Care Packages” on the memo line.
Bring Your Own Bible
In conjunction with the Children's Ministry Bible Sunday, we are asking everyone to post pictures of a special Bible you received as a child or your favorite Bible. Along with the photo, please include the story of how you received it on Facebook or Instagram. Don't forget to include #byoBible with your post.
Save the Date
The Annual New World Women’s Retreat will be January 17-19, 2020 at Camp Hoblitzelle in Midlothian. Registration will open on October 20. More details to follow. Questions? Contact erin@nwumc.org
Bible Camp for
3rd - 5th graders 
September 13 & 14 from 
5:00 pm Friday thru
5:30 pm Saturday 


You can register online by clicking on the image above.
Registration ends on September 2.

The weekend is filled with adventure, learning, worship, and fun. Activities include fishing, swimming at our water park, hiking, participating in arts and crafts, playing team games, learning 
how to use our Bibles in breakout sessions and worshiping together.

We will leave the church at 5:00 pm on Friday. The children need to have eaten dinner before we leave. 

After you register for the camp you will receive a confirmation letter and a packing list.

Please let Ms. Kathy, kathyalex@nwumc.org, know when you register your child so that we can prepare transportation. 
BIBLE SUNDAY!
September 8, 2019
Kindergarten and Third Grade Bible Presentation

Kindergartners and Third Graders will be presented a Bible from the church. Please be present for this very special Sunday. 
 
We would like to request EVERYONE coming to worship that Sunday bring a Bible with you.  Don't forget to post your Bible pictures! #byoBible
Important Youth Dates

September 1
Youth Sunday School
11:00-11:45
No Shine - Happy Labor Day!

September 8  
---Youth group/choir returns with new times---

Hands & Feet Choir
4:00-5:00 pm
All students ages 6th-12th grade are invited to join choir on Sunday afternoons.

Shine Youth Group
5:00-7:00 pm
All students age 7th-12th grade are invited to attend youth group on Sunday evenings. During this time we will play games, eat a snack-supper, and spend time in worship/devotionals.


September 13-15
Fall Retreat! 
Fall retreat will be a time to take a break from the busyness of school and spend time at the Pugh’s lake house playing games, swimming, and being in fellowship with one another.
Contact Sarah for the form to sign up or for more information/questions: sarah@nwumc.org
Verse of the Week
All your children will be taught by the LORD,
and great will be their peace”
Isaiah 54:13
Our Gifts and Our Presence
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Worship Attendance:
Week of August 04 - 212
Week of August 11 - 271
Week of August 18 - 306
Week of August 25 - 278

Average Worship Attendance for the month of August: 267