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Church Phone #: (610) 253-1541
Pastoral Emergency #: (814) 777-0414

Pastors: Rev. Cecilia Baxter and Rev. Jameson Baxter
Music Director: Dorothy Fritchman
Secretary: Karen Horinko

Custodian: Barry Savercool
Nursery Attendant: Korynne Haubrich
Treasurer: Cara Kuehner
Financial Secretaries: Craig Hill and Cathy Horinko

In Case of Inclement Weather - During the week, if Easton Area School District closes, the church is CLOSED. For Sunday morning services, any delay or closing information will be available at at all times and on TV when severe conditions warrant.
February 29, 2020

Join us for worship tomorrow at 9am and 11am. It is the First Sunday in Lent and our Lenten theme is “wilderness.” Our scripture readings are Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 and Matthew 4:1-11. Join us as we begin our wilderness journey and celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Pastors Cecilia & Jameson
Join us Monday, March 2nd at 6pm at church for dinner and conversation. 
Church Office Hours
Sun.    02/16    Closed
Mon.   02/17    2:30 - 5:00
Tues.   02/18   8:00 -10:30; 2:30 - 4:30
Wed.   02/19    8:00 - 10:45
Thurs. 02/20   8:00 - 4:00
Fri.      02/21    8:00 - 10:15
Sat.     02/22    Closed
The pastors will be at church Tuesday from 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30-8:30pm, Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am and 5-7:30pm and Thursday from 10am-3pm. They will also be at church on Saturday morning for a funeral. Please call them at (814) 777-0414 if you’d like to schedule an appointment for a different time this week. 
Sunday, March 1
8:30 am Praise Team Warm up
10:40 Traditional Choir Rehearsal
Tuesday, March 3
5:00 pm Children’s Bell Choir
6:00 pm Bell Choir
7:00 pm Traditional Choir

Thursday, March 5
6:00 pm Praise Team Vocalists
6:30 pm Praise Team
Calling all “Kids” who like to sing –
Join our Jr. Praise Team Singers,
“Kids” for Jesus, as they prepare the song

“Celebrate the Empty Tomb”
for Easter Sunday, April 12:
Sundays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29

Following contemporary worship
10:10 – 10:30 am
Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31
5:00 – 5:30 pm
Our next gathering is Monday, March 9th. Bring a friend!
Our next gathering is Monday, March 16th at Dubs on 5th at 9pm. Bring a friend!
We will be preparing and serving lunch at Safe Harbor on  March 18th. We are looking for 4-5 volunteers to help prepare and serve. Please see Jane Moser for more info or contact the office if interested.
Do you have a favorite chili recipe? Do you love to eat chili? Join us on March 21 for New Creation's chili cook off and trivia night. This is a fun fellowship event which will give everyone the opportunity to taste chili, vote for their favorites and even purchase some to take home. The winner will take Home a gift certificate to Boscov's department store! Come and enjoy the fun!!
The Backpack Pals of Easton is a program designed to help meet the needs of hungry children in the Easton Area School District.
BACKPACK PALS PROGRAM - New Creation will be collecting CRACKERS for the Easton School District's Back Pack Project. We will be responsible for 120 boxes of either Saltines or Ritz sytle crackers
OUR NEXT DEADLINES ARE  3/27 & 5/8. Please place your contributions in the usual spot - the large collection container in the Gathering Area.
KAOS (Grades 6-12)
April 4th: Easter egg decorating 1-3pm.
April 5th: Set up and run the Easter Egg Hunt 12-3pm.
May 15th-17th: "Faith and Foodies" Annual Youth Retreat.
 CLICK HERE for info. Registration due by Feb. 26th.
July 22nd-25th: National Youth Event. CLICK HERE for more info. $50 deposit due 

Navigating Stars (Grades 3-5)
Jr. Youth Group meetings 6 - 7:30pm
March 1st: nutrition
April 5th: Lenten practices
May 2nd  (Saturday) Family Game Night 

The Installation Service of Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates as the
Fourth Conference Minister of the Penn Northeast Conference
of the United Church of Christ

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.
UCC Greenawalds, 2325 Albright Avenue, Allentown, Pennsylvania
There will be a reception following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

There will be a procession of clergy; please wear your favorite stole.
Please bring a small bottle of water from your home church or Conference to use during our water blessing.  
This retreat is mandatory for Confirmands and open to ALL youth grades 7-12 and there is no cost to attend. For a Registration Flyer …CLICK HERE
Special collection the 2nd Sunday of every month.
Bring your envelopes or get one from the seatback pockets of the chairs.

Church Calendar

Do you know a member or friend of New Creation who does not get this weekly e-blast?  The weekly bulletin announcements are filled with  details about our ministries.

Click here for the monthly calendar.
We needs LOTS of Sunday School volunteers to make our program a success! Art, games, crafts, drama, science, cooking and FUN! There's no need to prep in advance- simply show up and lead! The lesson will be planned for you.
Use this on-line sign-up and sign up for the days you are able to teach. If you have questions, email Michele Sherman, Chair of the Christian Education Committee.

Are you interested in being a Worship Leader?
Worship leaders read the scripture(s) for the 9am service and the Call to Worship and Scripture(s) for the 11am.
You may sign up for the 9am or 11am or both!

Please use this link to sign up when available. 

Are you interested in being an usher?
Ushers need to arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the service. Usher responsibilities are: 1. Handing out the bulletins. 2. Collecting the weekly offering; the 2nd Sunday of the month has a second Mortgage Reduction Fund offering. 3. Distribute Communion on the 1st Sunday of the month (11am service).

Please use this link to sign up to be an Usher. 

02 – Mike Lucykanish    
03 – William Fortner       
03 – Matt Geiger             
04 – Sharon Barrett        
04 – Will Bruch  
04 – Donald Crone          
04 – Isabelle Henley
04 – Steven Kuder          
04 – Mabel Leichliter     
04 – Kelly Rizzotto           
04 – Richard Sterner      
05 – Kay Hank   
05 – Melinda Malarchik
06 – Patrick Kahr              
06 – Christine Knecht    
07 – Courtney Minotti   
08 – Ted Cowell
09 – Lori Colon  
10 – Angela Davis            
10 – Shirley Pokrivsak    
10 – Calep Repsher        
11 – Brittany Raisner      
13 – Carina Tomaino      
14 – Jack Harbour            
14 – Bill Mutschler         
  * Home Bound Members
** At least 90 yrs Young!

(Please consider sending these members a card or phone call! It will truly make their day!)

17 – Sarah Corr 
17 – Richelle Fretz           
18 – Bridget Karsan        
19 – Richard McPeek     
20 – Linda Mellon            
20 – Marigrace Talbot    
22 – Chrissie Watters** * 93yrs old!!
        Westminster Village
        803 N Wahneta St.
        Allentown, Pa 18109

25 – Audrey Heater        
25 – Brenda Lake             
25 – Nicole Lopresti        
26 – Barry Savercool      
26 – Rev. John Weiler** * 97yrs old!!
        Moravian Village
        634 E Broad St, Rm 269
        Bethlehem, Pa 18018

27 – Stephanie Crone    
27 – Sarah Possimato-Smith       
27 – Mike Price
28 – Bob Taylor
30 – Kali Ann Clossey     
30 – Jeff Horinko             
31 – Ann Martin               
31 – Chloe Zuber             
3/05 - Luis & Janelle Gaston (11yrs)
3/15 - Mike & Peggy Lucykanish (40yrs)
3/20 - Harry & Carol Koch (38yrs)
3/22 - Vincent & Michelle Pretoppa (8yrs)

1. Text amount to 610-364-5347. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. Example: $25
2. Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit/debit card information. 
3. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email.  
4. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically!
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Help raise money for New Creation. Are you an Amazon shopper?? If you are GREAT! The amazonsmile program donates .05% to a charitable organization of your choice! Its’s so easy!!
  1. Sign in to with your current Amazon login info.
  2. Under “Your Account” select “Change your Charity”
  3. In the “Find your Charity” search, type New Creation United Church of Christ. (Make sure you pick our Easton location)
  4. Hit select and you’re ready to shop!
Redner’s Save A Tape program. This is an easy way to help raise some money for New Creation. Save all your Redner's receipts and bring them into the church. There is a box on the table in the Gathering Area.  Remember that you must scan your Redner's Rewards card or your Save-a-tape card in order for the Church to get credit. Thank You!
Meets Fridays from 9 - 10am in the Conference Room at New Creation. 
Contact person is Jim Matthewson @ 610-703-7895
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3730 Nicholas St.
Easton, PA 18045
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