On Thursday, November 8, the Funtastics will drive through the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chateau Morrisette Winery. The trip up will enable us to view the Fall colors in their peak.

After we tour the winery, there will be time to purchase wine, visit the tasting or just browse around the gift and wine shop. The tasting is optional and there is a $10 fee. We will have lunch in the winery’s restaurant. The bus will leave the church at 9 a.m.

Register your attendance with the Church office by November 5.


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Join us for a Potluck Luncheon on Sunday, October 28A potluck is a communal gathering where each guest or group contributes a different and hopefully unique, and often homemade, dish of food to be shared…so please bring a favorite food dish to share with others! 

Following our one service of worship at 10 a.m., we gather in the fellowship hall to wish Pastor Worth Green: Godspeed on his retirement.

Worth Green, our pastor for 30 years, has ministered faithfully to New Philadelphia, preaching to us, teaching us, comforting us, leading us, supporting us in our spiritual journeys with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, all fruit of the Spirit. We wish him and Elayne well as they complete this chapter of ministry and go forth toward retirement and new paths. You may contribute to a Love-Offering for Worth, making checks payable to New Philadelphia and writing on the memo line: “Worth Green love offering”. The deadline to submit your check is Wednesday October 31.


Psalm 149  Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.  Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.  For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.  Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.  May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,  to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,  to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron,  to carry out the sentence written against them—this is the glory of all his faithful people. Praise the Lord. ~This was the Psalm of the Day on May 29, 1988 when Worth was Installed as Pastor at New Philadelphia.


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We’re Glad You’re Here!

We welcome Tim Reynolds as our new Facility Manager at New Philadelphia!

Tim started work Monday, October 1 and is eager to help all church members with their facility needs.

You may reach Tim by email: or phone 336-765-2331 ext. 313.

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Fall Yard Sale Event

New Friendship Class Annual Fall Yard Sale – Saturday, October 20 @ 7 a.m. – Church Pavilion

Donations accepted at the church pavilion on Friday, October 19


The Rescue Mission has always picked up our leftover items at the end of each yard sale. Recently they have re-evaluated what they will not be able to accept due to the Mission’s clean-up costs and landfill bills.

Please study the ‘NO’ list below; and as always, we thank you for supporting this effort.

• No damaged or soiled upholstered or wood furniture
• No mattresses at all
• No refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners
• No inappropriate logo clothing, mugs, clocks, etc.
• No newspapers or magazines
• No auto parts or tires
• No lawnmowers or other gas powered equipment
• No cleaning supplies, paint or other chemicals
• Nothing with mold or mildew
• No items damaged or broken
• No TV’s older than 7 years, must be flat screen and must work properly, no consoles
• No drop side cribs
• No organs or pianos (will accept portable electronic keyboards in working condition)
• No office desks larger than 30” x 60” excluding modular styles
• No unframed mirrors
• No glucose testers or similar devices
• No potty chairs (adult or children)
• No wet clothing
• No item having bugs of any type (roaches, bedbugs, ants, lice, etc.)

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Congregational Council

On Sunday, October 21 at 5 p.m. we gather in the Fellowship Hall for our annual Congregational Council meeting. 

Nominees for board members are… 

Elders: Dan Franklin, Denise Hunt, Franklin Nifong, Aaron Prevette, Grace Shutt, Lisa Sutcliffe;

Trustees: Bill Byrd, Constance Linville, Tina McSwain, David Stanfield, Miranda Vaden, Earl Wall, Becky Ward;

Council Secretary: OPEN.

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