Thanksgiving Dinner at Newman

The Harelson family invites you to this annual feast and time of fellowship on Thursday, November 22nd. Dinner will be at 1pm in Fellowship Hall.


They will provide the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy. If you are able, please bring a salad, vegetable or dessert to share.


Everyone is invited!

Please contact Verna Harelson if you plan to attend. (Her phone number is available from the church directory or the office.







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.


UMW Lunch & Program Wednesday 11/14

The United Methodist Women will meet Wednesday, November 14th at 12pm in Fellowship Hall. The program will be pledge service and election of officers.


This is how we support our mission to women, children and youth around the world!

A light lunch will be served.


Guests are especially welcome!

Christmas Poinsettias

You can help decorate the sanctuary and honor or memorialize a loved one with a poinsettia this Christmas. The church orders the plans and you may take yours home any time after the Christmas Eve worship service.


The cost of each plan is $14.50. Order forms may be picked up in the church office or in the sanctuary. Please return your order form, along with payment, to the church office or collection plat by November 14th. Make checks payable to Newman UMC.

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!