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A prayer vigil was held in New  Florence Friday night to pray for our postal worker Barnabas. About 50 people came to pray for Barnabas to recover and for God to give his family hope and courage.  The firetrucks and … Continue reading

Cub Scouts

  • Cub Scouts – Tuesday, 6:30 PM.

Scouts are signing up kids again, they renew their charters in January each year. Girls will now be able to join Cubs. They will have their own dens with female leaders. There also is a program for kindergarten age boys. They are called Lions and there is a group here at our church.





Youth Group


Update on the Youth Group

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Our Youth Group meets every other Sunday at 5:30 PM.  All junior or senior high youth are welcome.  This group participates in group discussions, spiritual growth, mission trips, community activities, concerts, etc.

The Walk for Water supporting World Vision was a huge success. There were 20 people present, 6 adults, 14 youth. We raised $675.00 for the cause. We would like to thank Jeff Hedges for the use of his parking lot and Trinity Presbyterian Church for their open doors for our restroom breaks.

The Youth would like to do a 30 hour Famine in July. They would also like to go to Linn Run and Buttermilk Falls for summer excursions.


Youth Group

Our youth group is in need of a youth leader. Over the past few years we have had a great group of 5 leaders, and for awhile this worked. We now realize we need one leader (or a husband and wife) to lead our group. We need someone to set the vision and mission of the youth group. We need someone to lead lessons, and we need someone to plan outings, and to plan mission trips. You will not be on your own, because the 5 current leaders will still be there. We will be the extra eyes and ears at meetings. We will bring the food for each meeting, and we will chaperone and drive the kids to events, like SPARK, Creationfest, and mission trips. If you feel God calling you to be a part of something in the church, this might be your answer. If you are not called to this, I ask that you pray for our youth group as we begin the search. We have a great group of youth and young adults who have servant hearts and are itching to do God’s work and learn God’s word. If you are interested, talk to Pastor Sharon.


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We are now in a Season of Changes. 

As I write this newsletter article to you, I am finding myself in a little season of change. Joshua has moved up to middle school and there have been a few changes with that move. He gets up at 5am in order to get ready to catch the bus. With such an early wakeup, I find that he has taken on more independence. He makes his own breakfast, cares for critters, brushes his teeth (I hope), and basically does almost everything to get ready. While I get up early too, I just send him out the door with a kiss and some parting words of “be good, do good, act as Jesus would.”

Araina is on her own in elementary school and so she has found a bit of her own independence. She is starting to realize that she can do things without her brother being right there with her. She also found out this year that most of her friends were in other classes and so she had changes there.

October 2018 Pastor’s Letter continued

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Kids Fun Club

After School Program/ Kids Fun Club

This program has been postponed, until further notice

Kids Fun Club includes children from first through fifth grade, and meets every Thursday from 4-6 pm.  Every week our Kids Fun Club children, have a snack, get help with their homework, play games and crafts, and hear a Bible story.

We need helpers to continue this valuable program.  You do not need to be there every Thursday, maybe you can only do one Thursday a month.  You do not have to plan anything, we already have things planned.  We mainly need YOU to help kids with homework and be an extra set of eyes and pair of helping hands so everything goes smoothly.
Please consider donating you time to help the children of our community.  We would love to see some men help out so that the boys who come can see that church is cool for guys.  We meet almost every Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
That’s only TWO hours a week.  If you are able to help, please see John Hayes and let him know.  This is a great mission to the community. Many kids do not go to church, but they come to our program, and they learn about Christ.  With your help we can plant a lot of seeds that can grow to where a child eventually follows Christ.

If you would like to serve God and your community in this way, please contact the church at 724-235-9961, or drop us an email at office@umcnf.org.

If you know of anyone outside the church, or who are members of other churches, who recognize the need to give our children positive experiences in church, please pass on this information.

Women’s Friendship Circle

Any woman is welcome to join our circle for fellowship, Bible study and of course snacks.  See you there.

Friendship Circle Meetings

Friendship Circle will meet on Monday, October 15th at 1:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. All women of the church are invited. We will continue with our study of “Growing in Wisdom & Faith”, Chapter 22 & 23. The discussion will be led by Barbara Lynne. Snacks will be provided by Kathy Hayes.  The November meeting will be on Nov. 19th at 1:30 PM, Chapters 24 & 25.  Sandy Marino and Nancy Caldwell will lead the lesson and do the snacks.






Come and sing or ring with us

Chancel Choir practice is Wednesday at 7:00 PM (Suspended until a new pianist is hired)

Faith Ringers handbell choir practice is Wednesday at 8:00 PM

Paula Blankenbicker is our singing and ringing choir director.