In-Person Worship and Groups Canceled

Beginning on March 15th Newman United Methodist Church is closed to all groups until further notice. This includes Sunday morning worship services and all groups throughout the week. Newman UMC is operating under advice and direction from the CDC, OHA, and the Bishop of the Greater Northwest Area. We urge you to keep in touch via phone, text, video call, email, or even snail mail with the people you care about. Just because church is canceled does not mean we cannot be in connection with one another during this time. 

The Church office will be closed during this time.  If you need to get in touch  with us please leave a message and we'll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.  

ONLINE WORSHIP:  Join us Sunday's at 10am on Facebook for a livestream worship opportunity. The video will be available for viewing later on Newman's Facebook page and it will be available by Monday afternoon on the website under the WORSHIP ONLINE tab. 

Facebook live worship:

Worship Replay:


We hope these resources will be helpful to you in the weeks to come. We'll do our best to keep this page up-to-date as things change. 

  • Letter from Rev. Ryan

    Follow this link to a letter from Rev. Ryan to the congregation. CLICK HERE

  • Giving

    Even though we are not worshiping together in-person, it is still important that we share in our gifts. Newman's staff, facility, utilities, and ministry still go on and require funding to operate. We would ask that you continue to support the church during this time as you have generously done so in the past. 

    You can give to the church by mailing a check to our mailing address:

    Newman UMC

    106 NW F Street #951

    Grants Pass, OR 97526

    Or, you can give electronically via the GivePlus mobile app for smart phones. Go to your app store (google play on android) and download the GivePlus app. Once you download the app you will be able to search for Newman United Methodist Church. Once you select Newman you'll be able to easily give to the church. This app is very safe and secure to use. Click Here to watch a video on how to use the GivePlus App.  

    Thank you for your generosity!

  • Engage your faith! 

    Click on the PDF link below to a document full of ways for us to engage in our faith even when we cannot be physically together.  Church is not cancelled! 


  • Centers for Disease Control

    Follow this link to the CDC's website on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This is a great place to go to get up to date and accurate information about the pandemic. CLICK HERE

  • Greater Northwest Area of the UMC

    Follow this link to the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area's resource page about the Coronavirus. This page has lots of great information on how faith communities can respond to this crisis. CLICK HERE