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Week of 1/13/2019

The Flowers on the Altar Donated by Karen W. Brentley: Happy Birthday to My Husband Rev. David J. Brentley &

My Son Dr. Kyle W. Oldham

STICKING TOGETHER:   Join us next Sunday during morning worship as we give an “update on our vision” and share how we are moving forward here at New Vision.

MEMBER UPDATE REQUEST:   We are asking all members to update their telephone number(s) including cell numbers, update their mailing addresses and also update their email addresses.  We are making a valiant attempt to be in touch with all of our members on a timely basis.

A WORD ABOUT STANDING FOR THE SCRIPTURE READING:  “There is no rule in the United Methodist Church to stand or not when any scripture, Old or New Testament, is being read. The act to stand or not is merely a personal preference for each individual.   Also, the correct or appropriate word to use is “rise” as opposed to “stand” because everyone may not be physically able to stand, but everyone can rise in mind, body and spirit.   So, if you are asked to read scripture, please just read it or say, “If you would like, I invite you to rise with me for the reading of the scripture.”

Altar Flower Calendar for 2019:   We have been blessed for 2019 and have a new Florist. The price will remain the same $45.00. The Flower calendar for 2019 will be located at the Welcome Center Desk.  Remember if you share a date the cost is $22.50. The Altar Guild is thanking all of you in advance for your support in beautifying the Altar for 2019. Any questions please contact Karen Brentley, Pat Harper, and Geraldine Harper.

BISHOP PALMER JANUARY 17:  Bishop Palmer and other conference leaders for a Way Forward Gathering discussion will be here at New Vision starting at 7 pm.  There will be a time for questions and answers.  The cost is free, to register go to the Ohio West Conference web page to register.

HUMAN RELATIONS DAY JANUARY 20:   Through your generous gift you strengthen community outreach and empower at risk youth.  Although you can give at any time, special envelopes will be available for the rest of January.  Please give generously.

TRAINING DAY: Saturday, Jan 26 at Armstrong Chapel featuring Jeff Mattesich, “Growing Young” to register go to the Ohio River Valley District web page and sign up.

CLASSICAL ROOTS- MUSIC HALL- MARK YOUR CALENDARS:   The Classical Roots concert will be held on March 8, on Friday, 7:30 pm at Musical Hall.  Tickets are available now.  They range from $14 to $55.  We will have group sales information soon. The featured artist will be Lisa Fischer, a renowned singer who toured with Luther Vandross and other musicians.  Contact Kathye Lewis if you any questions.

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for January are Ramen noodles

STEWARDSHIP CORNER

New Year- Dream Big! – Genesis 37:9

Ask God for a Dream.  “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  Great endings usually start with humble beginnings.  Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God…. If your dream is to prosper financially, it’s in harmony with God’s promises (Dt. 8:18) But there are three scriptural conditions that you must meet in order for your dreams to be fulfilled.  1) You must be willing to honor God with your present income (Mal 3:8-10)   2) You must be willing to share what you have and meet the needs of others (Pr. 11:25)   3) You must practice fiscal discipline rather than squandering what God gives you on reckless spending and impulse buying. (Pr. 21:20).  When you meet these conditions, God promises to bless you and fulfil the dream He has given you for your life. (Word for You Today-Nov-Jan)