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Week of 11/18/2018

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated by Patricia Simmons & Mellita Taylor

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.”

Dear The Word For You Today subscribers: It’s time to re-new your daily devotional The Word For You Today for the coming year 2019. The cost will be 6.50 per issues. In order for you to receive your daily devotional you must pay your money before you receive it, there will be no exceptions. The deadline will be the last Sunday of November the 25th.  Please see me and if you write a check please give it to me and I will turn it in for you, so you can get credit and I will know that you have paid your renewal for next year. Thanks Bonita

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.

Farewell reception- November 18:  Join us on November 18, immediately after service, to wish Mellita Taylor well as she transitions back to Detroit due to family matters.  Mellita has been a faithful member of New Vision for the last 6 years and has been the voice on the other end of the phone to many, when you have missed church service.  Please share your love with her and your well wishes.  Her final day will be the end of November.

UNITED METHODIST STUDENT DAY NOVEMBER 25:  Your generous gifts to The United Methodist Student Day Offering helps deserving United Methodist students continue their education and their faith journeys as they strive to make a difference in the world and discern what God has called them to do.  Please give generously.  Special envelopes will be available.  Thank you

HalleBration 2018:  HalleBration 2018 is almost here!  Friday, December 7th from 4pm -8pm and Saturday, December 8th 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 are available 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.

NEW VISION WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. The BMCR Annual Rally Day Service last Sunday, was a big success. Black Methodists for Church Renewal, BMCR annual membership drive is currently open, through the end of November. Your membership will support the programs and services of this caucus advocacy 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 Liaison.

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

 STEWARDSHIP CORNER

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.-Pr. 13:22

What’s your net worth? The word inheritance is used 203 times in the Bible, so God must think it’s important. In man’s kingdom, your “net worth” is the sum of all you own.  But in God’s kingdom your net worth equals the sum total of all you’ve given away.  What you don’t share is lost forever, but what you put into God’s hands becomes an eternal keepsake. We are worth only what we are willing to share with others.  What’s your net worth?  It’s the sum total of all you have given away.  Trust God and he will direct your giving.