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 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 that we would also continue to have compassion, and listen for others' anxieties, showing grace to those whose risk-assessment is different than our own.
Our church vision and mission is to Love God and Love Others. May we continue to do this in how we worship, connect with others, and serve!
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 10:30am, in a hybrid format. Some in our church worship in the sanctuary of the church, and others are able to continue worshiping with the church through our livestream.
You can worship via the livestream on Facebook live here: facebook.com/newbergnaz.
And on our Youtube channel here: live.newbergnaz.org
We have multiple small groups, some which remotely meet on Zoom, and some which gather in person, in our sanctuary. If you'd like more information about the groups, check out the Gatherings tab, or email email@example.com.
Our current office hours are drop-in, from 9am-2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, or another time by appointment. 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. ~Romans 12:10-18
Pastor Dylon Brown