A Note from Pastor Dylon:
COVID-19 has certainly disrupted life in our country, our world, and our local communities. Whether the disruption has been the disease itself, the isolation, the economic impact, or even just the anxiety caused by great change, we are continuing to feel its impact as individuals and as a society.
As Newberg Nazarene Church, we have attempted to continue to learn to be a community that reflects the love and compassion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Whether through funds dispersed through our crisis care fund, a card sent in the mail, or a phone call we make, we are striving to care for those inside and outside our church. It has been my hope and prayer that as COVID fatigue sets in, we will continue to learn to lift others up, instead of tearing down. And may we also continue to have compassion, and listen for others' anxieties, showing grace to those whose risk-assessment is different than our own.
Ultimately it’s my hope that as the church, we continue to find opportunities to offer the love of Christ to those around us.
For structured worship and discipleship in community, we have tried to adapt to the times we’re living through. In order to preserve public health, and the health of our congregation, we have online gatherings as well as in-person outdoor gatherings that require masks and distancing.
You can find all the details on the Gatherings tab on our homepage, but below is the general information.
All Sunday morning worship gatherings happen live at 10:45am, online only.
You can connect on Facebook live here: facebook.com/newbergnaz.
And on our Youtube channel here: live.newbergnaz.org
Before worship on Sundays, we have a fellowship time with no agenda that gathers on Zoom at 10am. If you’d like to be a part of that fellowship time and receive the link, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a Sunday School class for our children on Sunday afternoons at 1:30pm on Zoom. Our Sunday school teachers, Spencer and Leslie Hansen, create packets with an activity and a snack, and they guide the kids through a Bible story.
Contact email@example.com if your child would like to be a part of that.
We have multiple small groups, some which remotely meet on Zoom, and some which gather in person, outdoors with distancing and face coverings. If you'd like more information about the groups, check out the Gatherings tab, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have an in-person Tuesday Evening worship service at 6:30pm at the church building (23177 Old Yamhill Road).
Face coverings and distancing happen at this gathering as well.
Our current office hours are drop-in, from 9am-11am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, or another time by appointment. Please wear a face covering when you come inside the building.
And as always, if you need assistance, prayer, support of any kind, or just have some questions, please contact me or the office by emailing us or calling us on the phone.
There have been many ways that our church has pulled together during this time in community in different sorts of ways: from Zoom calls, to distanced meet-ups, to sending encouraging cards, and more!
I love each person who makes up our church, and if you aren’t a part of this congregation and would like to be, please contact us and we’d love to help you be a part.
I’ll close with the words of the Apostle Paul to the Roman church. I hope these are words of hope and encouragement to you today.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.