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HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Since our time together at New Leaf, our Lenten worship services have been very important to us.  We always celebrate Maundy Thursday with a service of communion and Easter Sunday with a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ!   This year we will continue to celebrate Holy Week – but a bit differently because of COVID-19.  

On Thursday, April 9th, 2020 from 6 pm to 7 pm (or until the last car is served), please come to New Leaf for drive-in communion.   One of our ushers will meet you as you enter the driveway at New Leaf.    Your pastors will offer communion to you in prayer and reflection.  Please note that they will be masked and gloved to ensure your protection.   Special sealed Communion cups containing both juice and a wafer have been ordered for your safety and convenience.  

Easter Sunday will be a live stream of our worship time together at New Leaf at 9:00 a.m.   You can watch this LIVE on You Tube or Facebook.  Join us as we sing His praises and proclaim that HE IS RISEN!  If you ordered an Easter Lilly, please pick them up in the foyer Easter Sunday afternoon between 1:00 – 5:00 pm. 

The church and the mission continue even during this pandemic.  Please remember us in your prayers and your tithes.  You can continue to give online, by text or by the United States Postal Service. 

We love and miss you all and look forward to the day when we can once again worship as a family.  Until then, we remain in His service – Scott & Jan Walsh  <><

CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 593-2525 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

PLEASE NOTE:  NO PUBLIC WORSHIP SERVICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  You can always use our live streaming service on Sundays or TV viewing later in the week.

(COVID-19 Update 3-19-2020)

New Leaf UMC Family,

 

I’m writing to you to make sure we are all on the same page regarding the cancellation of Sunday worship services. I have received numerous phone calls and texts from a lot of you, as well as other parishioners because of the confusion. Some of you have been asking, “are we shutting down on March 22nd only? What about the following Sunday? What about other activities such as meetings, ministries, studies, etc.?” To help clear up the confusion, here is what we will do:

 

First…

We will cancel all worship services on March 22nd. Since it has been recommended by the CDC that no more than 10 people gather, we will send an email to all of you when we know more from the bishop and the president to decide further action. I also believe that it is important to be consistent, therefore I am recommending that all church meetings, ministries, gatherings, etc., be cancelled. I’m sure you will agree with me that we can’t cancel worship services but continue with other church activities.   Cancellations do include our Hillside Women’s Retreat which was to take place March 29 – 31.

 

 

Second 

We regret that we have to take these measures, however, due to the due diligence of our technical team (Jim and his crew) we are able to live stream our service on Facebook and our YouTube channel this Sunday morning at 9:00 am only.  We have been doing this for a while and will continue during this time.  If you are not able to live stream, you can watch it on your TV at 5 pm on Wednesday or at 5 pm on the following Sunday.  It is on channel 6 thru Conneaut Cable or you can watch it on channel 1024 thru Spectrum.  Thank you to our praise team, our pastors and our tech crew for making this possible.   

 

Third

Please continue to keep in touch with each other through texts, emails, telephone, Facebook, and most important that we continue to financially support the church and its ministries.  To Give Online:  Go to New Leaf’s website, www.newleafumc.com, and click on one of the “Donate” buttons, there is one on the top right side of the screen, one in the middle of the page, and one at the bottom of the page.  This will take you to Vanco Services website where you will need to fill in your information.  It’s very important to create a profile AND password for future donations.  If you have any questions, please contact Melinda in the church office, 593-2525.

To Give by Text:  Send a text message to 833-361-3682 with the amount you would like to contribute (example: 25).  You will then be given additional instructions on how to complete the donation.  

Bill Pay Through Your Own Bank:  Enter New Leaf UMC as the creditor (as you would for any other bill).  Use your envelope number for the Account Number and fill in the church’s address, 110 Gateway Ave., Conneaut, OH  44030 and phone number, 440-593-2525.  If you’d like to also make a donation to the Capital Campaign or Building Fund you will need to set up a separate creditor, again using the church’s information, and putting “Building Fund” in for the account number.  That will keep your contributions separate and ensure they go to the correct fund. 

And, of course, there is always snail mail!  

 

Friends, a lot has happened in a short period of time. Things are changing by the minute. It is so important that we make sure we are all on the same page. Let’s work together to make unified decisions as a church body to minimize future confusion. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Scott , Pastor Jan or our office.  Remember, we are all in this together as we tread these unknown waters.  Keep your eyes on Jesus – for HE IS ABLE!   Romans 8:28 is a good verse to lean on – always.

 

 In His Love,

Pastors Scott & Jan

(COVID-19 Update 3-14-2020)

New Leaf Church family,

In an effort to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Bishop Malone has asked all East Ohio churches to cancel public worship services effective today through March 27th. Pastor Scott and Pastor Jan will honor Bishop Malone’s request. However, you can still worship by watching our 9:00 am Live Stream on Facebook or YouTube. You can do this by going to our Facebook page OR by going to the church’s website, www.newleafumc.com, and clicking on the Live Stream link for Facebook or YouTube. The pastors, the Praise Team, and some of our IT people will be at church on Sunday morning in order to make the worship service available by Live Stream. Please help to pass the word along as not everyone is included on our email lists. Three separate email groups are sent but it still doesn’t reach everyone. It’s better for people to be told numerous times than not at all.

As of right now, the church office will remain open Monday - Friday as usual.

Please keep the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in your prayers as well as all of those affected by it.

For more information from the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church on the Caronavirus please visit:
https://www.eocumc.com/coronavirus/index.html

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