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April 2009 The Newsletter of New Life United Methodist Church
On The Inside: Easter Soup
Lenten and Easter Services
Easter Lilies/Flowering the It’s one of those stories I remember
Cross because someone else has kept it alive for
Easter Eggstravaganza me by retelling it. I think it was the 70’s,
Palm Sunday because the outfit sure looks like it’s from
Worship Flowers then. Who knows, if I were to wear it now,
VBS it might be back in style.
Preschool
Capital Campaign It seems as though each Easter we were
May Day allowed to get one new outfit to wear to
church that would then become our church
Children’s Program
Teacher Assistants Needed wear for that spring. There I was struttin’ EASTER
Nursery Helpers the new threads and someone must have
Women’s Lunch Bunch complimented me on the green and tan
Women’s Bible Study plaid suit complete with vest. My 5 year
Women’s Retreat old response was, “It’s my new Easter Soup!” I haven’t been able
Vacation Bible Study to live it down since, but it seems to get better every time it’s told.
We Are Planting
New clothes were a part of the early church at Easter. Sometimes
Music Notes
those who wanted to join the church went through a three year
Preschool
learning/examination period. (Wow and some of you thought our 1
Congregational Care
½ hour Lunch with the Pastor was long!) The culmination was at
Finance Committee Report
Easter when the initiates were baptized into the faith. They would
Library
enter on one side of the water (sometimes unclothed), be baptized,
Thank You
and walk out on the other side to put on new white Easter clothes.
Youth Stuff
Older Adult Ministires The symbolism is clear: baptism as a sign of dying to sin and being raised
Going Green to new life in Christ, clothed in white for the righteousness of Christ.
Church Office Hours:
Monday - Friday “having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him
9:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from
the dead.” – Colossians 2:12
Church Staff checks phone
messages throughout the day. This is the certain hope we have in Christ. We don’t have to wait
Pastor Maxwell is available for for new life some time down the road, it is available to us now. We
appointments days and eve- can start living in the power of the resurrection today!
nings and is glad to schedule at
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, that person is a new creation;
convenient times. the old is gone and the new has come!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Worship Opportunities:
Christian Education (all ages): Being clothed in white is a reminder that we can live out the new
Sundays 9:45a.m. life clothed by the qualities and characteristics of Christ now
Sunday Worship: (Colossian 3:12-14). Yet it is also a reminder that those who are
8:30a.m. and 11:00a.m. faithful to the end will be clothed in white as they are gathered
Praise & Worship Service: around the eternal throne in heaven.
6:30p.m. on 3rd Sunday continued on page 2
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continued from page 1

After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count,
from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of
the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.
And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.” – Revelation 7:9-10

It’s amazing how a simple set of clothes can reminded us of the new life we have now and point to our hope
for tomorrow – and how our hope for tomorrow can remind us of how we are clothed today. It’s not the soup (I
mean clothes) that matter, but the story they remind us of that has been kept alive by the retelling – a story
that doesn’t get bigger and bigger, but better and better as you and I tell it: Jesus has risen! Halleluiah!

LENTEN AND EASTER SERVICES


We’re offering several opportunities to observe and celebrate our faith during the Lent-
en Season and Easter Sunday. Our “6 Things” small groups have been meeting weekly
throughout Lent.
On Palm Sunday we will celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem complete with
palms and the Choir’s cantata “Then Came the Morning”. This promises to be an uplifting
and inspiring service to glorify our Lord.
We’ll hold a Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7:00 PM on Thursday April 9, 2009
in the Sanctuary. Come and commemorate our Lord’s Last
Supper as we celebrate Holy Communion with each other.
On Easter Sunday we will celebrate our risen Lord with a
Sunrise Service beginning at 7 AM at the cross in front of
the church.
Our regular worship services at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM will
also be held as usual on Easter Sunday.

EASTER LILIES AND FLOWERING OF THE CROSS


As is our tradition, we ask anyone who wishes to share in our
celebration of Easter by providing Easter Lilies to adorn our
sanctuary on Easter Sunday. Please purchase your lily or lilies
and bring them to the church by Friday, April 10, 2009. We will
have inserts in the bulletin on April 5 for you to note in memory or
honor of your loved ones.

Also, when you come to worship on Easter, sunrise or later, please bring cut flowers and
attach them to the cross out front. As the flowers are added to the cross, it becomes a
beautiful reminder of Jesus’ Resurrection and victory over sin and death.
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Easter Eggstravaganza!
We will recognize Jesus’ sacrifice and rejoice in His resurrection on Thursday, April
2nd, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. This is for children in preschool through 5th grade.
The children will learn about Jesus’ resurrection through stories and activities. If
you have an empty 12-count egg carton please bring it along for a special craft.
There will be an egg hunt, too.
Extra help is always appreciated, so parents are welcomed to stay and assist with
the activities if they don’t already have a Bible study to attend.
AIf you have any questions, please contact Maria Maxwell at 739-8643.

Palm Sunday!
The children will kick off our 11:00am worship service
on Palm Sunday by singing praises to God. Miss Lori
and Miss Sarah will practice the music at 10:30am in the
double Sunday School room. Then the kids will go with us
to the back of the sanctuary for the 11:00am service. After
singing, your children will sit with you. All children are
invited to sing with us! If you have any questions, please
contact Lori Epps at 897-4537.

WORSHIP FLOWERS
What better way to pay tribute to a loved one or special occasion than to place flowers
on the Worship Table in the Sanctuary for our Sunday Services. Choose your special
date and sign up your request on the Flower Chart on the wall behind the door in
the Church Office. We ask that you write a check for $30.00
on or before the Sunday you selected. Please note “Worship
Flowers for (date)” on the memo line. The flowers are yours
after the late service. Please feel free to take them home. If
you prefer, you can request that they be taken to a nursing
home or other appropriate use.
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Planning and preparation of the capital campaign program has already begun!
“Reaching Beyond Ourselves - Building Faith/Transforming Lives” has been developed to offer
spiritual guidance to the congregation as we seek to meet the monetary needs of paying the
debt we currently hold on our building, as well as support the expansion of our ministry center.
First and foremost, please pray for this campaign. Prayer is the foundation on which the entire
program will be built. The following topics are in need of congregational prayer and support:
1. Pray for the ministry of the program
2. Pray that the program will create an environment that will effectively motivate
each member to seek God’s will for his or her life.
3. Pray for the leadership of the church who, with God’s help, will guide us
spiritually through the program
4. Pray that God will show us the true meaning of sacrificial giving.
5. Pray that God will significantly use the expanded ministry center to build faith
and transform lives.
Two special prayer opportunities are being planned for the congregation. The first, a “prayer
walk” will be held on April 19 at the church. The second, a period of “intercessory prayer”, has
been scheduled for May. Please watch for additional information on these exciting opportunities!
If you feel led to serve on the Steering Committee, but have not yet been contacted, please call
Rhonda Cafazza, as there are additional opportunities for service available.
For additional information, please plan to attend one of the informational sessions on Sunday
morning April 19, after each worship service, or contact one of the members of the Steering
Committee. A group Bible study is also planned for Adult Sunday School on April 19.

May Day Family Friendly Music


Saturday May 2 Games for Children
Mega Yard Sale Car Wash
Bake Sale Great Food
Job Networt

A community event WITH many different opportunities to get involved.


Now is the time to start cleaning out the garage or attic of items to donate or sell.
Spread the word to your neighbors and friends.

For further information contact:


Dale Scott – 314-7448 regarding food items
Aura Deane – 320-4795 to donate items
David Duncan – 379-4383 to reserve a spot or to contribute to the success of this event
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The Children’s Programs are looking for a few good items:


Stickers, large rolls of brown craft paper, construction paper, bottles of glue, balloons,
glue sticks.
Thank you to Joyce Smigal for the donation of over a dozen storage containers for
Hannah Epps and I to organize the children’s craft supplies.
If you have any of these items to donate, please put them in the donation basket in
Cindy Butler’s corner office in the youth room/library. Thank you! Cindy (379-3578,
education@newlifeumc.org)

Teacher Assistants/Shepherds
are needed for the 1st-5th grade classes!
What is involved with helping?
• Have fun with the kids while they do their lesson
• Help the teacher
• Be the person the kids can count on for two months
at a time. The teachers rotate, but the assistant stays
the same for the two months. There are 2 shepherds
needed for each two-month period – one for 1st – 2nd
grades and one for 3rd-5th grade
• Check out what the kids are doing
• See if there are any rotations you might want to teach
For more information, please see Cindy Butler, 379-3578, education@newlifeumc.org

Nursery Helper Opportunities


There are a few openings for volunteers to help Laura
Baltz in the nursery with the babies and toddlers. Once
every three months you will get to spend an hour during
Sunday School or the 11:00 service playing games, coloring,
and coddling babies. There is a brief training on our Safe
Sanctuary Policy in the Spring that we ask you to attend. For
more information, please contact Laura Baltz at 379-3319 or
LJBal65@aol.com.
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Women’s Lunch Bunch
Women’s Retreat at Blackstone. The United Methodist Women of Virginia will have their
Annual Spiritual Life Retreat on Saturday, May 2nd and
Sunday morning, May 3rd. The theme is “Lord Change
Me”, based on Romans 8:29. For more information,
there are brochures on the welcome table, visit the website
www.vaumw.org or contact Cindy Butler, Director of
Christian Education, education@newlifeumc.org, 379-
3578. Be sure to register by the deadline on April 24th.

Women’s Bible Study


The women’s Thursday
evening Bible study starts again on April 23rd at 7:00 – 8:30pm
at church. We’re going to do another book in the Coffee Cup
series, entitled “Espresso with Esther”.
“Espresso with Esther” helps us consider how God has
everything, including perfect timing, in His control, and how
this truth can dramatically affect our outlook.
The Scripture that we need to read is in the book and it has a
spiral binding; it’s a study made for us busy women who are
trying to find ways to take God with us in our daily journey.
There will be inserts to sign up for the study, or you can see
Cindy Butler (379-3578, education@newlifeumc.org) for more
information.

What a wonderful, Spirit-filled women’s retreat we had on February 28th!


Barbara Markland is a gifted speaker who gave us an inspired Saturday morning. If you
want more information about Barbara or her studies, you may visit her website at www.
blessingsmailed.com.
During the retreat, participants had three mission opportunities. The residents at
University Park Nursing Home are very thankful for your gifts of the bookmarks; I had the
exact number of bookmarks needed! The letters of encouragement have been mailed
and the table props are being saved for CARITAS. Thank you to everyone who helped
by bringing food, setting up, praying, leading, and putting the sanctuary back together!
Barbara would like to give us 25 copies of one of her studies for our women’s Bible study
time. We will be talking about how to use this wonderful gift at our fall planning meeting!
Cindy Butler, education@newlifeumc.org, 379-3578.
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Vacation Bible School


Vacation Bible School is a fun inspirational event for all ages! Vacation Bible Study will be
June 21- 25 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Our theme is Camp E.D.G.E. (Experience and Discover
God Everywhere).
The subjects for the 5 evenings are:
God is with me; I will stay close to God.
God guides me; I will follow.
God teaches me; I will learn.
God loves me; I will love God and others.
God sends me; I will go.
It will be in the evening with a light dinner, a Bible skit, and classes/activities for all. If you
would like to help by preparing a meal, storytelling, or assisting the teachers, please see
Cindy Butler (379-3578, education@newlifeumc.org). All donations of time and service will
be accepted!

We are
planting!
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MUSIC NOTES
from Mary Ellen
Let’s give God the praise and glory that “Then Came the Morning” when Jesus rose victorious
over sin and death and lives today. Celebrate this joyous Eastertide and enjoy the beauties of
spring in the new growth, blossoms, and new life in all living things. “To God be the glory.”

Weekday Preschool Marches In To Spring


April is an exciting month at New Life Preschool. With the
excitement of all things new, trees budding, flowers blooming, eggs
hatching, we have the wonderful opportunity to teach the children
the real meaning of Easter – The Resurrection of Jesus.
We will have fun during our Easter Egg Hunt and enjoy petting animals when the petting
zoo comes for a visit. Our 4-year old class will get to ride a Chesterfield County School Bus to
prepare for the Fall.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out in the classrooms. Do you have a talent
you’d like to share? Do you enjoy reading to children? Are you interested in helping the children
create a craft? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, contact Tracy Cooper, Preschool
Director, at 794-4522.
Also, we are currently enrolling students for our 2009-2010 school year. We have a few
spaces still available in our 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s classes.
New Life Weekday Preschool is a ministry of New Life United Methodist Church. We are
excited to begin our 8th year this Fall. The children have the opportunity to learn and play
through art, science, math, reading, drama and much more. Our curriculum is faith-based and
we offer chapel two times a month with Pastor Mike and Pastor Jimy, music and movement
weekly with Miss Lori and so many special events.

2009-2010 Classes
2-year olds Tuesday and Thursday $130.00 per month
3-year olds Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday $156.00 per month
4-year olds Monday-Thursday $208.00 per month

For more information on registration, please contact Tracy Cooper,


Preschool Director at 794-4522.
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Congregational Care
Do you know someone in our church community in need of care, please
contact our church office or Robin Ann Gauthier @ 804-350-9045.
Prayer
• Do you have a prayer concern/request you want to share with your church family?
Visit www.newlifeumc.org and click on Eprayer to submit your prayer request.

• Have you signed up to receive email prayer requests regarding your church
community? If not, and would like to be included to receive prayer requests from
our church community, please follow step #1 as above and insert the message:
“Please add my email address to the Eprayer list,” and we will add you to the prayer
distribution list.

• If submitting via computer is not for you, you may call Robin Ann @ 804-350-9045.

• On Sundays, at worship service, your prayer request may be placed in the offertory
plate for the prayer team and/or church family.

Do you know Shepherd Ministry


of employment opportunities Anniversary Reception
within your company or elsewhere March 1st was a time for fellowship
that you can share and refreshments for all, in celebration
of the 1st Anniversary of our Shepherd
with our Job Network Team, Ministry at New Life. It was great to
for those who may be in need of work? be together! A special thank you to
Mary Lou Sybert for her donation to
If so, please contact Anne Pierce at the Shepherd Ministry of a lovely cake
379-5733 or Laura Adkins at 320-8358,
for the occasion! It was beautiful, and
cladkins@comcast.net.
enjoyed by all! Thank you Mary Lou!

Easter Blessings from Congregational Care,


Robin Ann Gauthier, Loyce Edwards, Tracy
Swineford, Midge Washburn, Anne Pierce,
Pastors Jimy and Mike.
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We reported in the February newsletter that the church is facing


a difficult budget year in the General Fund. This is the fund that
pays everything in the church except the mortgage, which is paid
out of the building fund. The pledges to the General Fund account
for approximately 2/3 of the operating budget. In past years, non-
pledge donations account for about 15 percent of the total income.
If that continues to be the pattern for this year, we will have a
significant shortfall in the general fund, and will have to make some
difficult decisions. Our current level of giving, through the first
four weeks of March, extrapolates to annual giving of $290,000, still far short of our budget
$326,000.
We are very thankful for the continued generosity of our congregation in the difficult
economic climate we are living in. Giving to the General Fund in January and February
totaled just over $42,000, and in the first four weeks of March over $25,000 has been
received. This is encouraging indeed, and would seem to indicate that many, if not most, of
our church members are being faithful in following the scriptures’ teaching on giving to God
through the local church.
If you have any questions about the church’s finances, please don’t hesitate to get in touch
with someone on the Finance Committee. The members this year are Dave Bailey, Linda
Andrus, Jennifer Bennett, Paul Davis, Hank Goetz, Rob Greer, David Hicks, Mike Hurd, Sue
Pass, Margaret Pence, and Dori Burger.
Thank you again, and may God bless you and yours in this Easter season.
Dave Bailey, Finance Committee Chair

LIBRARY
Please remember you have a library in which to
take out books, VCR tapes and DVD’s. There
is no time limit on books just return them when My Family and I want to thank
you are finished. VCR tapes and all of you for your prayers and
DVD’s are to be returned within beautiful cards. You surprised
two weeks and must be signed us during our time of need and
in and out. Even though your understanding.
library is at the end of the hall
it is waiting for you to use and God bless you all!
enjoy. In Christ,
God Bless, Marilyn Leander ad Family
Marilyn Leander.
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WHAT IS G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. ALL ABOUT?


G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. is New Life UMC’S Youth Group.
We meet on Sundays:
*To be involved in MISSIONS
*Learn through DISCIPLESHIP programs
*Experience WORSHIP Youth-Style &
*To FELLOWSHIP through fun activities

G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. Stands for:


Grounded in the Redeeming love of Christ, we Aspire to make the Voice of God
heard and Inspire others to learn about him Through our Youth.

LENTEN SMALL GROUPS A HUGE SUCCESS!!


The youth of New Life UMC spent the last six weeks doing the church-wide
Lenten Bible Study Small Groups. The youth split up into two unique groups
led by other youth. Marshall Pastore, Scott Cooper, Ellise Fleck and Melanie
Gainsforth led one of the small groups with adult facilitators being Tracy and
Kurt Cooper. Blake Fleck, Travis Goetz, Kelsea Pastore, and Emily Sybert
led one of the small groups as well with adult facilitators being Sharon and
David Pastore. The six week study focused on the sermon series, “6 Things
Everybody Ought To Know About God”. Through opening “ice breakers”,
reviewing daily readings from the journal, delving into the word of God
through scripture and questions, and viewing the weekly video presentations,
the youth were able to grasp the six lessons in unique ways. Prayer also
played an important role in our six week study. Our youth and adult leaders
had “sheep” that they were assigned to contact and be in prayer with and for
during our study. Through reaching out and personally inviting and caring
for our youth, the youth leaders were inspired and excited to see how God
was working in each of our “sheep’s” lives. Thank you to all who participated
in the study and all who were a part of the leadership team that made it
possible. It is said in Matthew 18:20, “ Whenever two or three of you come
together in my name, I am there with you.” What a blessing it was to be with
each of our youth, but especially to feel the Holy Spirit dwelling among us
during small groups. Isn’t God Amazing!!
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Prayer Opportunities for Youth Summer Mission Trip


The youth of new life have a unique opportunity this coming summer. We will incorporate
a hands-on, awesome youth conference that is focused on missions as part of our youth
mission project this summer. DC/LA is a youth conference that is an opportunity for
students to join in the adventure of learning how to live into the mission of God. It is a call
to “be,” “love,” “serve”!! (please visit www.youthspecialties website for more information
on DC/LA) we will also have a fun day and then proceed to our mission in the inner city of
Washington D.C. area. The dates for our mission trip are Friday, July 10 – Saturday, July
18.
Last year when the youth went to Mt. TOP, church members “adopted” a youth or adult
and became their Prayer Partner for the months leading up to the trip and during the trip.
Each of the Prayer Partners sent letters of encouragement to the mission trip participants
that were handed out mid-week. These letters of love meant the world to the youth and
adults on this trip. To know that we were lifted up and loved by our home church gave us
hope and comfort and the ability to go out and serve others for the rest of the week.
This year we would like to offer the same opportunity for you to become a Prayer Partner
to one of the youth or adults who will be in mission this summer. I will have note cards with
the youth and adults names on them along with their home address. This year I would
like to start early and give you the opportunity to lift these people up in prayer and connect
with them prior to the trip. Also, during the trip your responsibility would be to pray for your
person and to lift the whole youth team up in prayer as well. Prior to the trip, you will have
the opportunity to write a letter of encouragement that I will need to collect the week before
we leave and then will pass out to your person during mid-week of the trip. If you feel God
calling you to this awesome opportunity, please see Lori Epps (Youth@newlifeumc.org or
794-4522) to “adopt” a mission participant.
Please be in prayer for the following DC/LA Summer Youth Mission Team from New Life
Church: Jeff Hobbs, Blake Fleck, Ellise Fleck, Austin Sybert, Emily Sybert, Abby McCann,
Travis Goetz, Melanie Gainsforth, Scott Cooper, Melanie Cooper, Kelsea Pastore, Marshall
Pastore, Erica Pastore, Jordan Swineford, Bailee Swineford, Karen Goetz, Laura Adkins,
Mike Maxwell, and Lori Epps.
God is going to do amazing things
through those of whom He has
called to service! Thank you for
sharing in this unique opportunity to
make a difference for others through
prayer.
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“2009 New Life Talent Show”


Sunday, April 19th
5:00 p.m. Youth Fundraiser Dinner
6:00-8:30 p.m. Church-wide Talent Show

Rules for 2009 New Life Talent Show:


1. All acts must be family friendly
2. All acts must not be more than 2-3 minutes in length
3. Although your talents might be unlimited, we do have a
2 ½ hour time limit to this year’s show, so choose your
BEST talent
4. You MUST sign-up by APRIL 5th

April 2009 YOUTH SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 5th Palm Sunday (beginning of Spring Break)


No Youth Group
Sunday, April 12th Easter Sunday (end of Spring Break)
No Youth Group
Sunday, April 19th Church-wide Talent Show
5:00 p.m. – Fundraising Dinner
6:00-8:00 p.m. – Talent Show Extravaganza
Sunday, April 26th Worship/Discipleship
4:30-6:00 p.m. Youth Sunday Worship Brainstorm
Start laying out ideas and concepts
6:00-7:30 p.m. Youth Council Meeting
(Please RSVP to Lori for meal by April 19th)
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Cool Youth News!!


Did you know……

Erica Pastore made the Robious Middle School Soccer Team. Way to go Erica!!
Emily Sybert volunteers as a Candy Striper for Johnston Willis Hospital during the
Summer!! Way to make a difference Emily!
Scott Cooper attended the February 20th weekend flight of Chrysalis! We are so
proud of you!!
Ross Cooper got accepted to the Engineering School at Virginia Tech for the Fall of
2009! Congratulations Ross and Best of Luck!!
Austin Sybert made the Midlothian Trojan Varsity Lacrosse Team!! Yeah Austin!
We have AWESOME YOUTH at New Life Church and we are so very proud!!
If you know of something we can celebrate on behalf of a youth, please pass that
information along to Lori Epps, Director of Youth Ministries, at Youth@newlifeumc.org
or 794-4522 church office.

BOOMERS AND BEYOND ARE OFF AND TRAVELING


Our trips are coming together nicely. Check it out and see if you would
like to come along.
SPRING Monday May 11 $90 One day trip to the Greenbrier
Hotel in WVA to tour the
Underground Bunker
Saturday June 6 $85 One day trip to the D-Day
Memorial and lunch cruise on
Smith Mountain Lake
We have made our reservations with the tour bus company; but
if you would like to go, let us know and we will see if they still have
room for more.
FALL
Looking ahead, we also plan to go to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Wednesday and Thursday Oct 14 and 15
2 day/1 night - $275 per person (double)
Includes: The play IN THE BEGINNING
Tour of Amish Countryside
Smorgasbord Dinner
Bus Transportation and Motel
We understand this play is excellent; so let us know if you are interested in order for us to secure
enough seats before the tour is filled. Call Jimy or Loyce Edwards (794-4570) to reserve your space!
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New Life
Older Adult Ministries Council
Be ready for fun and excitement!
We are not retired but re-treaded!!
Lunch Bunch - ATTENTION DATE CHANGE
April’s date for our monthly lunch has been changed to the
First Sunday, April 5, so as to not interfere with your Easter
celebrations. Come gather at 12:30 PM and enjoy lunch together
at Candela’s Pizzeria & Ristorante Italiano at Ivymont at the corner
of Rt. 60 and Winterfield Rd. in Midlothian. Make your reservation
with Jimy or Loyce Edwards at 794-4570 or by e-mail – je1013@cavtel.net by Friday
April 3. We always have a great time; we look forward to seeing you there.

Bible Study Workshop


We‘re continuing with the church wide Small Groups Lenten Study “6 Things Everybody
Ought to Know About God” at 10:30 AM each Thursday through April 2nd. Please bring
your Bibles and journals to these sessions. Remember we will resume our study on
Revelation on April 9. Thank you for participating; we gain so many insights into our faith
as we study and share with each other.

Boomers and Beyond


On April 9, the 2nd Thursday of the month, our Boomers and Beyond will meet after
the Bible Study Workshop for lunch at 12:00 noon. Again we will have a surprise menu
certain to please the palate and fellowship to please us all. Our program will be a
speaker from the Chesterfield County Speakers Bureau and the topic is “Once Upon A
Time – From the Coal Mines of Yesterday to One of the Wealthiest Counties in Va.” This
should prove to be very interesting for all you history buffs out there and anyone else as
well. Let’s learn some little known tidbits of this area and how it has grown and changed.

Alzheimer’s Support Group


New Life UMC provides a great ministry by providing meeting space for the Alzheimer’s
Association to hold a Support Group for caregivers of loved ones with the many forms
of dementia. These meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month beginning
at 10AM. If you need more information about this disease and how you can assist a
loved one affected in this way, please come on April 8 and learn along with the rest of
us. If you are a caregiver and feel you can’t get away to attend, please call Pastor Jimy
Edwards for assistance 794-4522.
New Life
United Methodist Church

900 Old Hundred Road


Midlothian, Virginia 23114

Office:
804-794-4522
office@newlifeumc.org
Rev. Mike Maxwell:
pastor@newlifeumc.org
www.newlifeumc.org

We’re Going Green Next Month!


Okay, maybe not as green as Kermit, because you
know “It Ain’t Easy Being Green!”

We will start next month sending the newsletter


via email. This will help us to reduce paper,
postage and copy costs. We will continue to
make a few paper copies of the newsletter for
those who prefer to receive it this way. If you
wish to get this publication via email, and you
have not notified the office, please email Corinne
Campbell at office@newlifeumc.org. Please
include your name and email address.