MLK Day Celebration 7pm January 21

Join us in the Newman UMC Sanctuary at 7pm on Monday, January 21st for a special celebration of the life and message of Martin Luther King Jr. This event will include readings, as well as contemporary music and songs from the 1960s Civil Rights era.


Rev. Ernestine Flemister of St Luke's Episcopal Church will be the featured speaker. She will be joined by Rev. Rich as well as Rev. Tom Berry of Bethany Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Russ McAlmond, an adherent of Universal Judaism.


Admission is free and open to the public. A good-will offering will be taken to benefit the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change.

Ministry Opportunities

Children's Church Teacher

Join the team that leads our Children's Church time each week. Training and resources are provided and no experience is necessary. You just need to have a heart for kids and a willingness to help them explore their faith.


Grief Group Facilitator

We need a special person or two who have been touched by grief who are willing to help others through their grieving process.


UMCOR Relief Kit Coordinator

Twice a year, a volunteer from the Oregon-Idaho Conference stops in Grants Pass to pick up donated relief kits & supplies to be delivered to the UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah. NUMC's coordinator would promote and facilitate the collection of these supplies from our members and make them ready for pick-up by the driver on the designated date. Please contact Charlene in the church office for more details.


Brewing Theology!

Friendly, wide-ranging conversation and good, locally-crafted beer? What could be better?


On the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6pm, folks from Newman UMC and Bethany Presbyterian gather to talk about the important theological, philosophical and occasionally esoteric topics of today. Please come give it a try! Also, if you have friends who are a little uncertain about coming to church with you, this is a great thing to invite them to!


Climate City Brewing Co.

509 SW 'G' St.

Grants Pass, OR 97526


Our next meeting will be at 6pm on Thursday 11/15! We look forward to seeing you there!




New Music Directors: Tim Wallace & Michelle LeComte

We are excited to announce and welcome Michelle LeComte & Tim Wallace into a new role at Newman: Music Directors!


Tim and Michelle have been an important part of our worship music for quite a few years and will now be even more involved in an expanded role. Together, Michelle and Tim will be working to strengthen our music program, provide new opportunities for singers and musicians, and to take our music ministry out of the sanctuary and into the world.


Please welcome Michelle and Tim and be ready for more music in Newman's Life!