Zoom Into Prayer

New World UMCPastor's Blog

Let Us Pray Friends, I hope you are safe and well as we continue to shelter at home during this time. I want you to know that I miss seeing you! While we have made every effort to maintain our connection online, it is not quite the same as being able to meet personally. I am grateful for the technology that helps us maintain our connection. I know that some Sunday School Classes and small groups are meeting on conference call or on Zoom and I want to encourage you to keep it up. If you would like to connect with a class or group please let me know and we will make it happen. I have been praying for … Read More

Keep Calm and Stay Well!

kathrynlancasterPastor's Blog

March 19, 2020 Dear New World Church Family, Thank you so much for worshipping with us on Facebook Live this past Sunday. I am especially grateful for your comments and for the way you greeted one another online. Our connection is so important for our life together as the body of Christ. We must be creative and intentional in staying connected during this pandemic. Let me remind you that on Sunday, March 22nd, we will worship again on Facebook Live at 11:15 a.m. Please join us on New World’s Facebook page and invite your family and friends to connect with us. Until further notice, there will be no meetings, rehearsals or services at the church. I am connecting regularly with staff and … Read More

Services Cancelled!

kathrynlancasterPastor's Blog

Dear New World Church Family, Due to the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Dallas County, Judge Clay Jenkins announced a declaration of local disaster for public health emergency. Effective at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13th to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 20th, residents are prohibited from community gatherings of more than 500 people. While this would not prohibit us from gathering on Sunday, Judge Jenkins went on to strongly recommend limiting gatherings to no more than 25 people. While worshipping together is vital to our life together as Christians, we are also aware of the serious nature of this virus and must utilize the wisdom God gives us to act wisely. **Therefore, we will not hold our regular worship … Read More

Prayer Challenge

New World UMCPastor's Blog

Friends, I want to share with you one additional announcement. I want to encourage your participation in 40 days of prayer during Lent. We will be using Mark Batterson’s book “Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge.” It is easy to find and has short daily devotional readings. Each day invites us to pray around a specific scripture and theme. Please go ahead and purchase your devotional books from AmazonSmile.com or any other online outlet. When we pray together, God moves in our lives and in the life of the church in very special ways. I believe that praying together as through the Lenten season will be life changing. I will share more about this on Sunday. Grace & … Read More

See All the People

New World UMCPastor's Blog

See All the People “We have to see all the people God has called us to reach and this becomes the foundation of effective ministry.” Rev. Junius Dotson, Engaging Your Community: See All the People Friends, I want to remind you of our Leadership Retreat on Saturday, January 25th from 9:00 -2:00 at New World Church. Our focus for this retreat will be “Seeing All the People.” We are going to be in conversation about how God has called us to engagement in the community. We will focus on our “why,” that is who we are called to serve and how we engage in meaningful ways with the community that surrounds New World. I hope you will make plans to … Read More