We open our doors to you and offer
you an opportunity for the warmth of Christian Fellowship,the inspiration of worship,
and the peace of God's presence.
If you are visiting New Paltz, we would love to have you come join us this Sunday morning. If you are looking for a church home, we hope you will consider us.
Our Pastor, Bette Sohm would like to meet you, so please don't hesitate to contact her. We welcome you to take the opportunity to come experience worship with us.
The New Paltz United Methodist Church is Handicapped Accessible.
Taize Prayer Service Wednesday July 17th, 7:00 PM
Lectio Divina Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Communion is served every Sunday at NPUMC during
the 10:45am worship service.
Our table is open to everyone, and we welcome you with this spoken invitation:
Christ invites to his Table all who repent and come to receive.
Every color of the earth, every corner of the globe. Old or young, you are welcome.
Able to come on your own two feet, needing the help of canes or crutches, prosthetics or the strong arm of a neighbor, or needing the elements brought to you, you are welcome.
Whatever your sexual orientation, however you are dressed,you are welcome.
If you feel you are worthy you are welcome.
If you feel you are unworthy, Christ Jesus welcomes you to his table.
- Bette Johnson Sohm
And to ensure that everyone can share together in this meal, only grape juice and gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free communion bread is served.
Here is the recipe we use if you have other food concerns you need to consider. Communion Bread Recipe
Pastor Bette was ordained on Saturday, June 8th at 10am!
Several people from the congregation went down to witness this and all say it was an amazing experience. Congratulations Pastor Bette!
Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria.
That means more than 1400 children die
daily from this mosquitospread disease; a disease which is both preventable and
curable. Imagine No Malaria is a movement within the United Methodist Church
attempting to end this staggering statistic and eliminate malaria by the year 2015.
Funds donated to Imagine No Malaria are allocated to four areas: prevention, education, communication, and treatment.
The UMC operates more than 300 hospitals, clinics, and health posts in Africa, the continent most affected by the disease. These health facilities diagnose and treat those affected by malaria, but require rapid diagnostic tests and malaria medications that are in too high demand. Workers from Imagine No Malaria distribute insecticide-treated bed nets and educate recipients on how to use and care for their nets. Workers also teach individuals when to seek treatment for the illness.
A UM radio station in the Ivory Coast broadcasts information regarding malaria to thousands of listeners each day.
Over the next four years, the New York Annual Conference has committed $1.2 million to Imagine No Malaria. NPUMC members are encouraged to get involved by participating in “Bigger and Better,” where half of the funds raised will go to this mission.
Other ways to contribute are through direct donations, which will be delivered to Annual Conference in June (checks can be made to NPUMC, memo: “Imagine No Malaria”), and through spreading the word about this preventable disease.
UMCOR Relief Kits are sent to areas of need around the world.
Health kits are distributed to places and people lacking basic, essential hygiene supplies.
Items for the kit are specifically selected to meet shipping and customs specifications,
allowing the kits to be distributed wherever the need is greatest.
Each health kit includes:
• 1 hand towel, 15”x25” to 17”x27” kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not permitted
• 1 washcloth
• 1 bath size soap, 3 oz. and larger only, no Ivory soap
• 6 adhesive bandages (band aids), ¾” to 1” size
• 1 plastic bag, one gallon size sealable bags only
• 1 comb
• 1 metal nail file or clipper
• 1 toothbrush
• $1.00 to purchase toothpaste
NPUMC is collecting supplies for health kits that will be assembled at the Catskill Hudson District Day on May 11 at Epworth.
While all items listed are needed for health kits, the items crossed off the list have already been purchased in bulk. A monetary donation may be made to help offset the cost of the bulk order and to assist in the toothpaste and shipping costs (checks can be made to NPUMC, memo: “UMCOR Health Kits”).
Any unused items will be taken to Annual Conference to be included in NYAC Health Kits
Nari Kim will hold another Praise and Worship Service on
Friday evening June 14th. Refreshments will be served at 7:00 and the service will start
at 7:30. These services are held on the 2nd Friday of the month this semester. All are welcome and
the services are in English.
On Sunday, May 19th, Pastor Bette baptized Ava Christine McGinnis and
Tiresias Lundin during the 10:45 service. Afterward, there was a coffee hour for the
friends and families cake to honor them. We are proud to welcome
these two children to our community.
NPUMC Safe Sanctuary Policy
The NPUMC has formulated its Safe Sanctuary Policy. To read the policy
and get a copy of the supporting forms, click on this link
Please consider signing up to help clean the church one week. Bette has
suggested signing up for one week the month of your birthday. This
is an important ministry, as we have no sexton. There is information at the back of the church.