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Week of 10/6/2019

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated by Carol W. Bouldin In Memory of My Husband Eugene L. Bouldin

World Communion Sunday: A Celebration of Unity and Service

On the first Sunday in October, United Methodist congregations join many Christian churches across the globe in celebrating World Communion Sunday which began as World-Wide Communion Sunday at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 1933. The Rev. Hugh Thompson Kerr and his congregation sought to demonstrate the interconnectedness of Christian churches, regardless of denomination.  Rev. Kerr appropriately chose the sacrament of Holy Communion to symbolize this unity.

“The term Holy Communion invites us to focus…on the holiness of our communion with God and one another,” states This Holy Mystery, The United Methodist Church’s official statement on the sacrament.  In 1940, the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, which included all of the predecessor denominations of The United Methodist Church, adopted World-Wide Communion Sunday. The global celebration occurs on the first Sunday in October.

Today, The United Methodist Church celebrates World Communion Sunday with congregations all over the globe. Followers of Jesus Christ in large churches and small, on farms and in cities, in ornate buildings and under tents, gather to receive the bread and cup of Holy Communion.  In The United Methodist Church, World Communion Sunday continues to be a special giving Sunday. The monies raised help provide scholarships for racial and ethnic minority students in the US, and students worldwide.

WE NOW HAVE CASH APP AT NEW VISIONCash App allows people to pay for things without using checks or credit cards.   We are now set up to use it.  It is only set up to receive cash, not allow requests for cash.  After downloading the App on your phone, you can set it up to use it. The Cash App name for the church is newvisionumcreading.  People can search for this listing in Cash App to make their donations and payments.  When we receive these contributions, we will handle them like we do our online contributions.  We will create an envelope for them and give them to our Financial Secretary for recording.  She will be able to verify them with the bank account information.   Please make sure you complete the information on what the purpose is for your donation.  If there are any questions about this procedure, please feel free to contact Kathye Lewis Norman. We hope that you will find this as a way to make your contributions easier.

Light UP New Vision Our Light Up New Vision campaign is moving along.  We are missing some members who have not participated yet.  We need everyone to find their place in Lighting up New Vision.  We all use the church whether it is for weddings, funerals, parties, exercise or ministries.  You want it to be there for you when you need or want it.  That is why it is important for you to support this work. We ask for you to continue in pray for our campaign and watch the changes!

United Methodist Men Meeting: October 17, 7:30 pm at Montgomery Inn 9440 Montgomery Rd.

Women’s Day:  We are asking that all members pick up a Patron sheet for Family Members to volunteer donations and that the collected donations be turned into Cassandra Mills, Geraldine Calmeise or Naomi Barkley by the 7th of October 2019. This year the Women’s day colors are any solid Fall Color such as Yellow or Orange Green or Red.

Thursday’s Kids is adding a new twist. Join us any Thursday from 5-7 pm; however, on the second and fourth Thursday s we will be learning some new songs, playing some special games and growing closer to God.  All are invited.  Ages 5 and up. Grades Kindergarten and up.  It all begins on October 10th at 5 pm.

2020 Date Calendar Request Form:   The forms will be available on October 6th and are located at the Welcome Center Desk.  All completed forms are due back on or before December 1st, they can be turned into the church office or place in Karen Brentley’s mailbox.

Please remember to call the church and let us know if your loved one has passed.  If you do not tell us, we probably won’t know.

Trunks of Treats is for everyone! Enjoy games, prizes, music and lots of treats. Let’s show love for the families in our community and help our children to celebrate this season happy and safe. Tailgaters and volunteers please sign up in the church lobby. Trunks of Treats will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26…3:00 – 5:00.  See Eileen Thomas or Karen Brentley for questions.

You are invited to attend the BMCR Rally Day. The event will be held on Saturday October 26th at McKinley UMC in Dayton Ohio at 4 pm. Our guest preacher is Rev. Dr. Calvin Alston Jr., the WOC District Superintendent of the Shawnee Valley. The theme of the event is, “It’s a New Day”. We look forward to your participation and your support. Dinner will be provided at this event. In addition, we are currently beginning our annual BMCR membership drive. For questions contact, Cynthia Lockhart

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for the month of October stuffing mix and cake mix.

A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT

We all have something we can do to help our church grow.  It starts with you.  It starts with knowing whose you are and how you can follow the word of God. Stewardship is your way of showing how much you love God.  You do it with your time, talent and tithes.  Take the time to know God in your own personal way and ask for Him to guide you in your walk in stewardship.  We celebrate those who are working to improve God’s house with our lighting.  We also celebrate those who are working to feed the hungry.  Be a part of something you care about.  Find the steward in YOU.