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` 120 WEST MAIN STREET, NEW HOLLAND, PA 17557 Church Phone: 717-354-0226 Church Fax: 717-354-7942 Website: http://nhumc.us/ Pastor: Ray Voran Pastor Email: revoran@gmail.com

FEBRUARY 2014 YOUTH UPDATE We had a wonderful winter retreat with the youth from our church and EUMC on January 3-5. We had a great group of 30 youth and young adults (and a few adults who maybe are a bit less young) plus our speaker, Sandy Good. Sandy shared many stories of the mission trips he has led as he encouraged us all to truly trust God and put our faith into action. Bart Delp and Ben Voran were there to provide musical leadership, and all of the sessions were inspirational! As we say each year, the folks at Three Springs were great hosts; and we enjoyed the big mansion, many games and climbing wall. Plus there was enough snow for tubing, and we also were able to play some other games in the snow. We even broke with tradition and offered everyone the option of watching the Eagles game (on a laptop) during free time on Saturday night. AND…the weather cooperated and allowed us to make the three hour drive with no trouble even though it snowed Friday morning before we left, and there was a bit on an ice storm Sunday morning before we came home. All in all, it was a fun and blessed trip. Thanks to all the volunteer youth leaders and to everyone who was involved! We trust that God will continue to use the messages from the weekend in the lives of all who attended. In the meantime, the Wed night youth schedule for Feb is as follows:

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Feb. 12 – Small Groups

Feb. 19 – TBD (hopefully, some type of “Olympic” activity)

Feb. 26 – Lesson Night

5 – Game Night


2 Don’t forget the soup sale on Feb 2 -events.

proceeds will be used for youth ministries and

Thank you for your prayers and support, Pastor Ray

Our Worship Service starts at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday School is at 10:15 a.m. ~~~~~~~~~~ Saturday IGNITE service starts at 6:00 p.m.

March 12, 7:00 p.m. – Committee meetings rescheduled from 1st Wed. March 22, 4:00 p.m. -- IGNITE Hymn Sing to Shut-ins

Contacting Pastor Ray ~ email: revoran@gmail.com Home: (717) 656-0812 Cell: (717)333-6939 Look for me on Facebook: Ray Voran

Regular Events Knepper Care Group – Every other Monday, 7:00 p.m. (Check calendar) Naval Care Group – Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. Community Senior Center – Second Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Seniors meet at Yoder’s Restaurant – Third Saturday, 11:15 a.m. Burgers-n-Bibles –First Thursday, 11:30 am, at Wendy’s Restaurant LUMINA ministry – Second Thursday Knit-Wits – Every Saturday, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Coming Events March 5, 6:30 p.m. – Ash Wednesday services at Ranck’s UMC March 11, 7:00 p.m. – Ad. Council in Chapel Hall 2

Free Community Meals 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. March 20, 2014 Third Thursday of every month Ranck’s United Methodist Church at the New Holland United Methodist Church Dinner is served with all ages welcome. -- Dee Kopicz, Outreach Chair at Ranck’s United Methodist Church

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CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, CHURCH CLOSING WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE AND CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGE. WE WILL ALSO ANNOUNCE IT ON WGAL (CHECK THEIR WEBSITE OR THE TV STATION).


A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR LIFE-LINE HEALTH SCREENING Once again this year, we are pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, noninvasive and painless health screenings on 4/16/2014. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1888-653-6441 . We hope that, like last year, this is a great ministry and outreach to the folks in our community!

Bits of News!!! The Naval Care Group is looking to borrow “The Purpose Driven Life” book for 3

their study. If you wish to loan your book, please drop off at the church office or contact Fred Naval. Money and orders are due March 2 for the Wolfgang Spring candy sale. Profits will be used to benefit our General Fund or the Roof expenses. Order forms and catalogs are in front of the mailboxes. Please place any orders, along with the money, in Heather Bressi’s mailbox. If you have any questions, call Heather (717-455-1056). Thank you! Do you know anyone who needs a crib? Regina Boose has one available that her daughter just finished using. Call 354-0734 if you have questions.

Cheers to Dave and Judy Trost for all their work in reupholstering the chairs in Chapel Hall. – Fred Naval

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Elizabeth Wagner Frank Ludwig Cathy Williams Guy Petit-ton Fred naval Ralph McComas David Hall Mabel Ludwig Lois Seldomridge Raymond Welk Gary Zimmerman Vanapolie Gauthier Ethel Ludwig Linda Deamer

Anniversaries March 31

John and Barbara Mask

Please call the church office (354-0226) so we can update our records if your name was missed.

SERVER SCHEDULE FOR THIS MONTH Nursery

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Selma Wells, Nesta Petit-ton Shirley Givler, Neika Boisrond Cathy Williams, Nick Boisrond Jane Keene, Paula Gauthier Liz & Mark Lennon, Beatrice Gauthier

Francesca Artus Tim Hess Jim Boose Sandi Rapp Shirley Givler Tellers

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Norece Richwine & Pat Williams Norece Richwine & Tim Hess Norece Richwine & Karen Miller Norece Richwine & Juliet Mitton Norece Richwine & Sandi Rapp

Prayer and Praise

• Mary Lennon, Mark Lennon’s mother, diagnosed with cancer • Tony Clark, in a motorcycle accident, recovering at home • People in the Philippines affected by storm • Family of Diane and Francesca Artus, at the passing of a nephew/cousin, Mitch • Kelly, granddaughter of Jane Frybarger, recovering from surgery • Dottie Baer, recovering from hospital stay • Terry Schaffer’s ex-mother-in-law, broken hip


The Call: An LED Team Update By Kip Wolf

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