New Dublin Presbyterian Church
Bible Study: Book of Nehemiah
Tuesdays at 7 pm
(January 31st, February 7th, 14th)
To Our House – Staffordsville
The Book of Nehemiah reads like script of an action/adventure movie! There is the battle between good
and evil, courageous leadership, and sinister plots. Our hero, Nehemiah, is just a simple official in the
Persian Empire when he hears that the walls of the formerly great city, Jerusalem, are still in disarray as
a result of the Babylonian invasion. Nehemiah receives permission from the Persian king to travel back
to his ancestral homeland, but upon arrival, he is met with opposition from rival leaders. Can Nehemiah
inspire the Jewish people to come back and work together? Can he lead the restoration of the city and
the revival of the religion? Where is God in all of this?
I hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday nights over the next couple of weeks, as we study this
amazing book and reflect upon these questions and many more. On January 31st, we will study the
historical circumstances of Nehemiah’s time, including the Babylonian exile and the Persian Empire.
We will then read through the Book of Nehemiah from February 7th through February 14th. Along the
way, you will have opportunities to ask questions and draw your own conclusions. This Bible study is
offered for all ages. I encourage you to attend with your families and friends!
While I am looking forward to this study, I am most excited about February 21st. That evening, we will
prepare a meal for the guests of To Our House at New Village Pentecostal Church in Staffordsville. This
ministry is a partnership between churches to provide food and shelter for homeless men in our area.
Just like last month, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for the meal. We will meet at our
church at 5 pm to carpool and share the meal. Sounds great, you might be saying, but what does this
have to do with Nehemiah?
After supper, I am hoping that we can have a Bible study on Nehemiah 8:1–12 with the guests! My idea
is that we will sit around tables and discuss the passage in small groups, before coming back together
and sharing as a community. You will have the opportunity to share some of the insights from the
previous weeks, but I think that the best “A-ha!” moments will come from sharing your faith and
listening to others. We will not only study scripture, but also live our faith. Please join us!
Your pastor and friend,
We are excited about a new Sunday school format!
Middle and Elementary students will meet with Scott
and Laura Floury, while High School students are
with Andrew Taylor-Troutman. You are encouraged
January 29th – to come and bring your friends!
collection for The Presbytery of the Peaks High School Retreat will
be at Camp Bethel from February 24th – 26th. The
cost is $45 for each student. Andrew and Ginny are
the keynote speakers and hope you can attend!
Meal for To Our
There will be a party to watch the Super Bowl on
House; meet at
New Dublin, 5 pm February 5 at Scott and Laura Flory’s house
beginning at 6 pm. Pizza will be provided and guests
February 24th – 26th are asked to bring a side dish to share.
Retreat, Camp Also, there are plans to for an after school program
for middle school students. We are having an
important planning meeting on January 30th at 6:30
pm – more information to follow!
January 31st …Nehemiah Bible study, 7 pm
February 1st … Lectionary Bible study, 10:30
am; elder training, 6 pm, choir practice, 7
February 5th … Holy Communion, Souper
Bowl canned food collection; Parish nurse
program after worship, youth party at
Florys, 6 pm
6th … Session Meeting, 7 pm
7th … Nehemiah Bible study, 7 pm On February 22nd, we mark the start of
8th … Lectionary Bible study, 10:30 am; choir
Lent with an Ash Wednesday service
practice, 7 pm including the Imposition of Ashes in
12th … 2 cents a meal offering the sign of the cross. Join us for supper
at 6 pm with the service to follow.
14th … Nehemiah Bible Study, 7 pm
Pastor’s News: Andrew will be in
15th … Choir practice, 7 pm
Roanoke for a conference for newly
18th … Presbytery meeting, Blacksburg
ordained pastors from February 15th –
21st … To Our House, carpool at 5 pm 16th. Along with his wife, Ginny, he will
22nd … Lectionary Bible study, 10:30 am; Ash
lead the presbytery’s high school
Wednesday supper and service, 6 pm retreat at Camp Bethel from February
24th – 26th … Presbytery High School Retreat, 24th – 26th. Then, Andrew will be in
Camp Bethel Dallas for a national conference about
27th … Committee night, 7 pm; Radford the renewal of the Presbyterian Church
University Presbyterian Campus Ministry from February 26th – 28th.
27th – 28th … NEXT Church conference, Dallas
Remember our shut-ins with
Remember in We grieve with the families of
Bob Dobyns, Jim Guthrie, Mary
prayers, cards, and visits.
your Handy, Terry Carter
(Blair/Gilmore family), Ray
Waters (Dobyns family), Walter
Kearfott & Cornelia Boyd prayers… Shouse’s niece, and Jane
Faulkner (Bud Gooch’s sister)
1060 Showalter Dr, Apt 402
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Jean Gunn and Romenta Burress have both
Audie Coleman been hospitalized recently.
7452 Lily Dale Circle For recovery: Claudia Pugh (knee surgery),
Dublin, VA 24084
Bernadine Banning (knee), Dave Dobyns
(back), William Boyd (back), Dot Gooch
(heart), John Woodward (rotator cuff), Audie Coleman (hip
6085 Alum Spring Rd
Dublin, VA 24084 replacement and infection)
For those in our community: Shirley Manning (Tommy Manning’s
BJ Millar mother); Gay Laferty (Austin Hall’s sister); Tom Runions (Norma
PO Box 1154
Hall’s brother-in-law); Kaitlyn Steiss (Coy and Jane Slate’s
Dublin, VA 24084
Arlene Reed In our presbytery: Jim Baker (leukemia)
Pulaski Health & Rehab Center
2401 Lee Highway N Upcoming surgeries: John Woodward (rotator cuff, Jan. 23 rd)
Pulaski, VA 24301-2325
For our world: our elected officials, our economy, and those who
June Webster are unemployed or underemployed; European debt crisis;
240 Glendy Ave, Apt #4
Dublin, VA 24084 Political tension with Iran.
February 5th Frances Guthrie/ Rodney Gearheart & Richard Ely
February 12th Theda Gilmore/ Alan Anderson & Jim Blakeney
February 19th Tommy Tabor/ Thomas & Jake Tabor
February 26th Ernie Miller/ Ernie Miller & Tom Pifer
Have an idea? You will find
the suggestion box in the
vestibule waiting for your
thoughts. Just write your
idea on the card, sign your
name and put the card in the
slot. Every month, Session
will review your suggestions
and an Elder will contact you
with follow up. Your input is
New Dublin Presbyterian
5331 New Dublin Church Rd
Dublin, VA 24084
Pastor Office Hours:
Tues- Fri…..8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Andrew’s cell # 540-239-7060 Check us out on the web :
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.newdublinpres.org
Church Office Hours:
Tues.-Thurs……8:00 am to 12:00 noon
For Information Purposes:
New Dublin does have a Casket Pall (blanket). This was given by the Weston Guthrie Family to New Dublin.
NEWS FROM OUR LADIES:
The Circles of New Dublin have begun a New Year! The morning and afternoon circles Bible Study will be, “Confessing the
Beatituds” from Matthew 5: 1-12 and Luke 6: 20-26. Circles 1 and 2 meet on the first Thursday of each month. Circle # 1 is at
10:30 am and Circle #2 is at 1:30 pm. The “Sisterhood Circle” also meets once a month. Circle #1 will continue it’s Quilt
Ministry for New Dublin families and friends. This wibb be our 5th year for this ministry and we have given 16 quilts all made
by Judy Friant to special people in our church.
If there are any women in our church that is not attending a circle and would like to attend please contact Emily
Dobyns –674-5743, Margaret Powes – 674-2532, or Diane Blair –674-6713. ALL WOMEN
Of New Dublin are welcome to attend any of the circles!!
MEET ONE OF OUR NEW ELDERS:
JIMMY QUESENBERRY- Faith Walk with God
A Little about his life: Attended Fort Chiswell High School, also NRCC and
served in the Army. He has been married for 43 years to Bonnie Lewis
Quesenberry. He is blessed with a daughter Susan and also a wonderful
grandson Hunter. He says he looks back on his life and sees how God has
all ways been there for him and his family. Through the years his faith and
love for the Lord has grown very much. By his grace he is where he is
today walking by Faith to be closer each day. He gives God all the praise
and thanks for his life. For he is never alone. He prays he can be a
blessing to each person. Loves his church family at NDPC.(Praise the Lord for
such a wonderful testimony from Jimmy. NDPC will be blessed to have you serve as an
GET TO KNOW YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
One of my goals for the Parish Nurse Program is to help members become more familiar with all of the wonderful
community resources we have available in the NRV. This particular one is near and dear to my heart as I have
been a public health nurse (PHN) for the past 6 years. I have learned that many people do not know all that the
health department does and I hope this helps you have a better understanding of this important resource!
The New River Health District (NRHD) is part of the VA Department of Health and consists of 5 counties (and 5
local health departments): Montgomery, Floyd, Radford, Pulaski, and Giles and the following services are offered:
Communicable Disease Prevention and Control – Services include screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of
all persons exposed to specific diseases – tuberculosis, STI’s, HIV/AIDS, food borne illnesses, pertussis, meningitis,
hepatitis, etc. Information is given regarding disease prevention, recognizing symptoms, and obtaining treatment. STI
(including HIV) testing is available (majority of tests are free) at all health departments and a new program is
now available to test those with identified risks for Hepatitis B and/or C for free at Montgomery and Pulaski County
health departments. All health departments offer case management for those with active and latent TB infections
including medication for treatment. All health departments also offer case management and assistance in obtaining
medication if needed for those who are HIV positive.
Health Education – NRHD staff offer community programs on a variety of health topics such as nutrition, breast
cancer screening, modifying health-risk behaviors, etc. Staff also participates in health fairs and screenings within
the communities of the New River Valley.
Family Planning – NRHD physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses provide family planning/reproductive
health information and services to help clients plan pregnancies under optimal health, social, and emotional conditions.
Services include physical exams, pap smears, STI testing, birth control, preconceptual health counseling, etc.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program – Every Woman’s Life – Physicians or nurse practitioners
provide free breast exams, self breast exam instructions, mammograms, pap smears, and limited diagnostic services
to women who meet the following eligibility criteria:
Ages 50-64, resident of VA, limited income (up to 200% of the federal poverty level), no insurance/insufficient
insurance (including no Medicaid or Medicare). Women in this program, if found to have breast cancer, will be
automatically eligible for a form of Medicaid that will pay for treatment. Low income, uninsured, and under-insured
women under the age of 50 may also qualify for free mammograms through a Carillon Clinic grant awarded by
Susan G Komen for the Cure.
Maternity Care – Pregnant women can receive prenatal care; education regarding healthy behaviors including nutrition,
breastfeeding, exercise, and safety; and referrals to other agencies. Case management services, Resource Mothers
and Baby Care, are offered to high-risk pregnant women.
Baby Care – Registered Nurses specially trained in maternal and child health provide case management to identify
needs, provide clinical services, and coordinate support resources for pregnant women and children up to age 2.
Much of this service is provided through home visits and one-on-one interactions between clients and nurses.
WIC – WIC is a supplemental nutrition program. The goal of this program is to improve the health of pregnant,
postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under 5 years old through better nutrition and access to
health care. The program provides screening and referrals to other social service agencies, nutrition education,
breastfeeding promotion and support, as well as supplemental nutritious foods. To be eligible applicants must meet
categorical, residential, income, and nutrition risk requirements.
Immunizations for children and adults- Low rates of vaccine-preventable diseases are attributed to low cost and free
vaccines children and adolescents. NRHD offers all required and recommended vaccines for children and adolescents.
They are administered by registered nurses with a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing immunizations.
NRHD also offers adult vaccines (yes adults need shots too) such as tetanus (including tDap), meningococcal,
hepatitis A and B, flu, and pneumonia.
International Travel (available to all residents but must go to Montgomery Co HD) – Services include travel
consultation and review of previous immunizations. Appropriate immunizations and preventative measures are offered
based on CDC recommendations and requirements specific to the travel itinerary.
Pre-Admission Nursing Home/Personal Care Screenings – Medicaid clients or those anticipated to qualify for Medicaid
are screened to determine if significant needs exist that require admission to a nursing home. If such needs exist
clients families are then offered options of nursing home placement or “in home” personal care services (these
services are provided by outside agencies).
Safety Seat Program – Resource mothers provide car safety seat education and instruction and distribute free car
seats to eligible low-income families.
Well Child – School entry physicals are provided at Radford City and Pulaski County Health Departments by
Vital Records and Health Statistics – Local health departments are responsible for registering home births and issuing
copies of death certificates to authorized persons as requested. VA Department of Health compiles, publishes, and
maintains statistical data such as births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and incidence of communicable disease.
Environmental Health – Environmental health professionals in each county provide site evaluation and permits for
septic systems and wells, restaurant and temporary food permits, food-handling education, investigation of animal
bites, and handles environmental complaints and food borne diseases.
WOW! What a blessing it is to have such a strong public health system in place in our state! I hope this
offers a better understanding of your local health department. I am including contact information for all health
departments and I hope you will not hesitate to call!
-Christina Lawrence, RN
NEW DUBLIN PRESBYTERIAN FITNESS PROGRAM
I am so excited to see the level of interest in starting a fitness program here at our church.
After discussing some options, it appears that there is interest in developing 2 different
ZUMBA - a Latin inspired dance fitness program that is literally moving millions to live
healthier and more active lifestyles!
-Fridays at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall (starting ASAP in February depending on
when DVDs arrive). Those interested in Zumba please let me know if Friday’s at 7 will
work for you!
We will be purchasing a program that consists of 7 DVD workouts directly from Zumba Fitness. I would like to
request that those participating in the Zumba program please contribute toward the cost of this package. The
DVD’s will remain in the church library for all to use!
Walk at Home (with Leslie Sansone) – the other program being offered is
a program that uses walking based moves and allows you to choose the number of
miles you walk - all from the comfort of our church! It is multi-muscle walking that
burns calories and is for people of all ages and all fitness levels.
-Mondays at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall (hope to start Feb.6 if day and time works for
We will start with one session for each program weekly and if there is interest in adding a second session (there has
been some mention of Saturday mornings or afternoons) we can discuss this in the future. The days and times
above are not fixed. I chose them in an attempt to accommodate as many schedules and church events as possible.
Interested participants please give me feedback! I am hoping to try each program for 6 weeks. We can then re-
evaluate if we want continue these programs or try something different (like yoga for instance).
All you need to bring is yourself (and perhaps a towel and some water). Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and
athletic shoes! DO NOT worry about “keeping up”! Just come and do what you can do (that’s what I plan to do)
and enjoy the benefits of the programs and the fellowship with all the other awesome participants. THIS IS
GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN!!!
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
THE DAY TO EXPRESS YOUR LOVE