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Week of 1/12/2020

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated By Karen W. Brentley: Happy Birthday to My Husband Rev. David J. Brentley & My Son Dr. Kyle W. Oldham

TODAY IS Human Relations Sunday Please give generously.

It felt like Epiphany: Thank You to everyone for your “Tokens of Love” this Christmas season.  Every card, expression, gift card and monetary gift has been greatly appreciated. As I sat and opened the envelopes, read the cards and enjoyed the gifts inside…it felt like Epiphany, the day when the Wisemen delivered their gifts to baby Jesus. Thank You New Vision Family and Friends. Pastor Jéaninne L. Walker

Thanks for thinking of me at Christmas time.  Your cards, prayers and monetary gifts are appreciated.  I pray that 2020 will be another year of progress at New Vision and together we can make it happen. Rev. David Brentley

Check requests and information:  Effective immediately, all check requests and financial information should be directed to Kathye Lewis Norman.  The Treasurer position will be covered by the Finance Chair temporarily until we are able to identify someone for the position.  Please allow two weeks for your requests to be processed.  Please continue to use the check request form and contact Kathye if there are any questions.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.  All Ministry and Committee heads will be contacted during the month to discuss budget needs.  These will be reviewed with the Leadership Team after all information is collected.

FINAL PARSONAGE REPORT:  After 2 years the total donated for the Parsonage was $18,983.73: (2018-$14,762.69 and 2019 $4,221.04).  Thanks to all who contributed to this effort.  One donation has been made in 2020.  You may continue to donate however the formal request has ended.  Naomi Barkley

CENSUS REPORT:  As New Vision moves into 2020 we would like to know who we are.  So, we want to do our best to make sure that no one is left out, forgotten or overlooked.  Therefore, we are asking Everyone who is a member, worships, belongs and/or is affiliated with New Vision in any way to fill out a Survey Sheet and place it in the Offering Basket or in the basket in the back of the Sanctuary, by the end of December. We want everyone from the oldest to the youngest to fill out or have a survey filled out.  Thank you, in advance, for your participation and cooperation

2020 ORV Leadership Training Day Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 9:00 am to 3:45 pm

Love Your Neighborhood is the theme of the 2020 ORV Leadership training day taking place Saturday, January 25 at Armstrong Chapel UMC. Register online via our website.

Classical Roots 2020:  It’s time for Classical Roots 2020.  The date for next year is Friday, March 6, 2020 at Music Hall.  The concert will feature Internationally acclaimed Gospel artist, CECE Winans, from the super talented Winans family.  We have 24 seats reserved for $26.00 and $37.00 in

Terrace 2.  These are great seats.  New Vision’s bus will be available for transportation.  Our church code is 11070 and you can call to reserve tickets in our section at 513.381.3300.  Deadline is February 9 to insure your seat.  You can also see Kathye Lewis Norman about tickets.  This is always a wonderful event so plan to join us there.

On Sunday, January 19, at 4:00 pm, The West Ohio Conference will present, “Crossing the Color Line: 400 Years of Race in America,” an afternoon of worship, learning, and discussion about the history of racism in the U.S. The event will include a screening of the documentary, “Underground,” which takes viewers on a journey through Black history in America, including the eras of slavery, segregation, and separation. Directed by West Ohio pastor, Rev. Ryan Grace, and produced by Missionary Mariellyn Grace, “Underground” both acknowledges the racism that has separated Black and White people for hundreds of years, and celebrates the ways in which Black and White people have worked together to overcome racial division. Dinner and discussion will follow the worship service. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH. Please let the pastor know if you would like to attend.

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for the month of January Green Beans and Tuna.

 God has given us different gifts!-Romans 12:6

As we come to the end of year, it is always a time of reflection.  As a church, we have accomplished a lot this year and it is due to us all having different gifts that can build on one another. A ministry is composed of several gifted individuals…led by a common vision God has birthed in its leader.  These individuals can typically be grouped into three categories: Visionary, Process oriented and Task oriented.  As you think about your stewardship in 2019 and what you would like to do in 2020, make sure you understand what gives you the emotional “high” in your work.  This is your area of giftedness.  When you understand and appreciate your gift and realize that we all have different gifts, there will be a blessing on our church and our ministries that will be too big for us to receive!  Let God lead your stewardship and release what is truly His to let it work in our body of Christ at New Vision!  (Excerpts from the Word for You Today)