February Mission Collection
For February, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the New Covenant UMC food pantry: canned meats (tuna, chicken, spam), peanut butter, beans, canned ravioli and spaghetti, soups, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables and fruit, rice and spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, ramen noodles, packets of gravy and biscuits (that only need water added), cheese and cracker packets, and protein and granola bars. Snack size version of these items are also very helpful.
February 28: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper  5:30 p.m.
Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Lent begins, the evening before Ash Wednesday. Traditionally, pancakes were eaten to use up the sugar and fat and other foods traditionally restricted during Lent.
March 1: Ash Wednesday service @ 6 p.m.
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a period of reflection and penance. In the Bible, sprinkling oneself with ashes was traditionally a sign of one’s sorrow for having committed sins. In the Christian tradition, Ash Wednesday also marked the beginning of preparation for the understanding of the death and resurrection of Christ.
March 11: New Covenant UMC Block Party
Join the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Delano at the New Covenant Block Party.
April 2: Financial Planning Seminar @ 6:30-8 p.m.
If something happened to you tomorrow, would your family know your final wishes? Would your children be cared for? Would you leave the legacy you want? If you can’t say “yes” to those questions, join us for a seminar sponsored by the Aldersgate Endowment Committee, featuring three topics:
  • Financial: How can you make sure your money does what you want it to?
  • Insurance: Do you have what you need?
  • Legal: Probate or not? Wills or trusts?
Please register by March 31.
April 29: Men Make the Difference gathering, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
You are invited to come to Calvary United Methodist Church, 2525 N. Rock Rd., to hear Dan Schaffer challenge us to transform from biological to spiritual fathers, connecting with other men in small group discussion about the challenge of that growth. The cost is $35, which includes lunch. Scholarships are available. Proceeds go to establishing a scholarship fund for local ministries. Register online at
April 30: Spring Carnival @ 3-5 p.m.
Our annual Spring Carnival will be Sunday, April 30, 3-5 p.m. at the 21st Street Campus. In addition to being great fun for the family, this is a great outreach for our church, so please invite neighbors and friends of your children.