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Week of 10/28/2018

The Flowers on the Altar: Happy 38th Wedding Celebration to My Wife Cathy Coggins From Andrew Coggins

2019 CALENDAR DATES: For all organizations and ministries   it is time to submit your  dates  for the 2019 Church calendar. Forms are available at the Welcome center and are due by December 2, 2018.Questions please contact Karen Brentley.

Welcome Pastor Jeannine Walker :  On Sunday November 4th Join us for Coffee Conversation and Fellowship with Pastor Walker 9:00 am- 9:30 am.

PASTORAL LEADERSHIP UPDATE:  We are excited about our new pastoral leadership and will continue to look for ways to strengthen and continue to grow the ministries here at New Vision.  At the current time Pastor Walker is planning to primarily be around/hold office hours/do visitations, etc. on Mondays and Tuesdays mornings until early afternoons. Members can leave a message at the church or she can be reached at 513-617-6716. Please know that it may be difficult for her to talk/answer the phone Mondays – Thursdays between 2 pm and 5:30 pm, but anyone is always welcome to leave a message or send a text at any time.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN:  United Methodist Women will be featuring Karen Brentley on November 10th at 10 am until 12 noon.  She will be giving an overview of her mission trip that she participated in this summer to Las Brasos, Columbia.  Please join New Vision UMW along with Calvary Hilltop, Gaines and York Street UMC.  Light refreshments served.  For more information see Helen Merritt.

New Vision Facebook page:  New Vision has a new Facebook page!  If you have items that you want to see included, please contact either Julie Harris or Jannis Mincy.  We will try to make sure we keep all events and notices posted.  If you are on FB, please look for our New Vision page.  Thank you. Leadership Team

PARSONAGE UPDATE:  Through the month of September $12,872.69 has been donated for New Vision’s Parsonage.  Fourteen members have donated the entire $600.00.  Thirty seven members have donated (28 women and 9 men).  Donations range from $25.00 to $1,507.69.  Four women have started on their second $600.00.  Remember your donation must have PARSONAGE on the envelope.  Your participation is encouraged. Thanks, Naomi Barkley

WE NEED MANY VOLUNTEERS:   To make Trunks of Treats for kids a successful venture.  Tailgaters, monitors, and other folks who plan to attend.  Please sign the sheet on the Lobby Desk, beginning Sunday, September 9th.  Those who wish to make candy and other treat donations, please see Eileen Thomas or Karen Brentley.  Thank you

BMCR Annual Rally Day Service:   You are invited to the, “BMCR Annual Rally Day Service – On Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., our West Ohio BMCR Caucus will celebrate its Annual Rally Day worship service at Covenant United Methodist Church, 529 W. Johnny Lytle Avenue, Springfield, Ohio, 45506. Bishop Jonathan Keaton, Retired, who served The East Ohio Area, The Michigan Area and The Illinois Great Rivers areas of the United Methodist Church, will be our afternoon preacher.  In addition, we will celebrate the outstanding leadership of Rev. Michael D. Johnson. To celebrate his retirement, we have established the Rev. Michael D. Johnson MRI Scholarship Fund to honor his work with BMCR & MRI. We invite you to join our friends from across the West Ohio Conference for this special afternoon celebration.  Black Methodists for Church Renewal, BMCR annual membership drive is now open, through the end of November. Your membership will support the programs and services of this caucusadvocacy organization. The fee is $10.00. We thank you for your support in the past and look forward to your continued support. Information about BMCR and forms will be available on the BMCR table in the rear of the sanctuary.  For questions contact Gloria Hanley, Jenny Laster, Ron Coleman or Cynthia Lockhart, WOC-BMCR  BMCR website –

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for October: Cranberry sauce and cake mix

MOVIE TIME: Saturday, November 3 at 12:00 Noon. (Please note the time change). Join the Women of Vision to view this delightful movie the “Queen of Katwe.”  Bring your own snacks/lunch and enjoy the afternoon

HalleBration 2018:  HalleBration 2018 is almost here!  Friday, December 7 from 4pm -8pm and Saturday, December 8 from 10am to 4pm will be filled with festivities, music, food, fun and plenty of shopping with our Black owned businesses in the community.  We encourage you to make plans to support this event again for a chance to have fun and to learn.  We will have some educational sessions this year on Men’s Health and on Creating Wealth in the community, along with a session on getting the most from your child’s education.  It is FREE to all and we will still have free toys for the children who attend on Saturday to see Secret Santa.  Fliers will be available soon for you to share with your family and friends.  Vendor applications are still available while space remains.  We will have another Volunteer meeting soon, so consider helping out for a few hours on that weekend.  A signup sheet will be on the Welcome Center Desk.  Thank you.  Kathye E. Lewis, Eugene Blalock, Joe Hampton and Jenny Laster


Bring the whole tithe…Test me in this.”-Mal 3:10 NIV


God is a meticulous planner.  For example, He instructed Noah to build an ark “450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high”.  He gave Moses the specific colors and fabrics he wanted used in constructing the tabernacle. And look how precisely he orders the seasons and positions the stars.  Can you imagine such a God having no plan for your finances- the product of your work life?  Surely not. He says, bring the whole tithe into the storehouse… The original word for “whole” is unbroken; that means before taxes and other deductions. Why?  Because He wants to be first in your life in everything- including your finances.  “Until you give Me what is rightfully mine, why should I accept any other “offering”?  God says, “Test me in this.” Put God to the test and see what happens.