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A congregation-wide effort reaching out to church members providing spiritual and emotional support during times of need, and also in times of plenty, by ways of visits, calls, cards, discussion groups, and social media contact.


Dr. Frank Dunbar
Minister of Congregational Life

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Prayer Team
Caring Connections Team
Spiritual Formation/Discipleship

Spiritual Formation & Discipleship Opportunities

A key aspect of ministry at Newburg is providing opportunities for spiritual growth and meaningful discipleship. Through our various discussion groups, some led by pastoral staff and others led by congregation members, many opportunities are available each week to study the scriptures, explore topics of interest, and even try out new spiritual practices. The current set of discussion groups is listed below, but if you have something you would like to offer or have us consider, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Dunbar, who oversees Congregational Life. 

Weekly Schedule


Unpacked // Following Worship // Asbury Lounge

     Led by Dr. Frank Dunbar (email)

Deeper Faith // 12 PM // On Skype

     Led by James Fredrick (email)

Wading In // 6 PM // Parsonage 

     Led by Pastor Chad (email)


Lectio // 1 PM // Asbury Lounge 

     Led by Dr. Frank Dunbar (email)


Men's Bible Study // 7 PM Every other Week // Skype

     Led by James Fredrick (email)


UNPACKED Online // 12 PM // ZOOM 

     Led by Dr. Frank Dunbar (email)

Women Connecting Through Christ // 7 PM

     Led by Janice Gasaway (email)

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At NewburgUMC, we send out weekly prayer chain emails with prayer needs and praises from our congregation. If you'd like to join the team praying over these requests, subscribe today to start receiving our weekly prayer chain emails.


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Our Caring Connections/Visitation Team is always hard at work connecting with shut-ins and others needing support through writing cards, emails, phone calls, and visitations. It is our goal to keep those who are shut-ins connected to the church. If you are interested in joining our Caring Connections team, please fill out the form below!

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