We recently hosted a Pancaked Study Break for the students at Muskingum University!
On Sunday, April 29th from 10 p.m. to midnight, about 70 college students came to enjoy pancakes, sausage, and coffee before their exams the following week. This event was inspired by conversation in an adult Sunday School class while reading the book Not Safe for Church by Powe and Smothers.
One highlight from late in the evening was when a few students requested we pray with them. A few other students also took the opportunity to leave prayer requests in a box we set up for them. Several students told us how much they appreciated the study break.
We were also able to deliver the leftover food to Christ’s Table in Zanesville!
We are planning to host this event for the students next year, too.
It’s that time of year again . . . time for MOPS to start meeting!
MOPS is a fellowship group for Mothers Of PreSchoolers (children from birth through kindergarten). They will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The first meeting will be here before we know it, September 14th!
If you are a mother of a young one (or more) we would love for you to join us. Each meeting will have coffee and snacks, a specific topic of teaching, fellowship time, crafts, and CHILDCARE!
That brings me to my next pint, if you are able to volunteer, we are still in need of child care. It is an important part of MOPS that the mothers get to spend some time building each other up, that is so hard to do with a little one constantly needing your attention. Without our childcare volunteers, we will not be able to dig deep and come along side each other in the hard things in life.
If you would like any more information, please call Kelly Ziemski at 361-354-1001.
This Sunday, July 30th, is our Annual Summer Picnic. We will be meeting at the New Concord Elementary Pavilion after the Traditional Worship Service. Bring a covered dish to share (be sure to come even if you can’t bring a dish). Meat, drinks, and paper products will be provided.
If you have questions, call the office at 740-826-4617.
Maker Fun Factory will be the theme for this year’s Community Vacation Bible School, June 26-30, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. each day at New Concord United Methodist Church.
We are looking forward to a fun week of learning, playing, singing, eating and growing in faith!
“Maker Fun Factory” will include daily lessons including: God made you; God is for you; God is always with you; God will always love you; God made you for a reason.
There will be closing program on Friday and include a picnic for all VBS students, leaders, parents, grandparents and guests. Registration information and a list of items we hope will be donated will be available soon.
An organizational meeting will be 5:30 on May 17 at NCUMC. Co-directors are Torie Briggs, 740-509-3116, and Jennifer Sutphen, 513-518-4887.
Friendship Garden is a new community garden being built by a group of community partners that includes members of New Concord United Methodist Church, College Drive Presbyterian Church, and other local businesses. The garden is located on the corner of Layton Drive and Cherry Lane on property donated by Muskingum University.
Our mission is…to provide a garden in the New Concord community where neighbors can grow and nourish one another physically and spiritually.
We are conducting a fundraiser to raise money to build raised beds, a fence and a shed.
We plan on offering garden space for individual families as well as a group gardening space to be used for educational purposes, community involvement and to grow produce to donate to the New Concord Food Pantry.
May 27 at 9 a.m. we will be hosting our first big event at the garden. We’ll need volunteers to help put it all together. We’ll have hot dogs and live music at lunch and a day filled with opportunities to meet all of our community partners and find out how everyone can be involved in this community asset.
Please direct any questions to Heather Coen – HEATHERCOEN@YAHOO.COM, or like us on Facebook at New Concord Friendship Garden.