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Week of 11/24/2019

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated By Jewell Johnson – Happy Birthday Erika Z. Forrest

Altar Flowers:  A big “Thank You” from the Altar Guild to all the members and friends who donated flowers to beautify the Altar for 2019. The Flower calendar for 2020 will be available on December 1st.  There is a slight increase for next year, the cost will be $50.00 which is $25.00 per person if you wish to share a Sunday.   The Altar Guild is thanking everyone in advance for signing up to donate flowers for 2020.

A friendly reminder  if you  donated flowers for 2019 and have not paid, please do so; be sure and mark Altar  Flowers on your envelope.   If you have any questions please see Karen Brentley, Pat Harper or Geraldine Salter.

Blessings:    I want to share with you a note which I received from Chuck Futel, Regional VP of Primerica.  It reads, “Your church has been a blessing to our business. Through our relationship several of your congregants have done business with me. We tithe into the churches that work with us. Here’s my tithe from the last 3 years’ service. ‘But other fell into good ground and brought forth fruit, some hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Matthew 13:8’ also, included with the note was a check for $1,000.00.  This is a CEG business which is sowing seeds back into our ministry here at New Vision.

We are cleaning up and out the Mailboxes on the Second floor. The following people/ministries will have one. If your ministry is listed and you feel that you do not need one or if you feel that your ministry does need one, please let the secretary know by the end of November 2019. Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Secretary/General Church, Library, Lay Leader, Trustees, Ushers, UMM, UMW, Worship, Musician, Lead Team Chairperson, Women of Vision, Communications, SPRC, Thursday’s Kids/Children, Benevolent, Custodian, Finance, Evangelism, Youth and Vouchers.

WOMEN’S DAY REPORT – The total collected for this year’s Women Day, minus expenses, was
$3,376.20.  Thanks to all who participated.  Sylvia Kennedy.

THE TRACK MINISTRY:  We need your help in monitoring the track on Monday’s beginning, January 6, 2020.  From 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.  Please see Juanita Bridges if you are interested.

Thursday’s Kids We want to remind and encourage all youth and children to join us on Thursdays from 5-7 pm as also, prepare to be a part of the Advent Season.  Please let Cassandra Mills or Cierra Tubbs know if you cannot make it but would like to be a part.

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 to pray for our campaign and watch the changes!

Women of Vision:  Please join the Women of Vision at the Christmas gathering, Saturday, December 7, 1:00 p.m.  All women are invited to attend this fellowship and share in the celebration of the blessings of Jesus.

HalleBration 2019 fliers: We have new fliers for the HalleBration 2019 event.  Please take some and share them with your family and friends, hair salon, book club, card club, social group or any place else that you meet people.  This will be another great year and we have many new vendors coming into the event.  The fliers are at the Welcome Center.  Thanks for your help.

The Women of Vision’s outreach for 2019 is the Homeless Shelter for men on Gest Street in Cincinnati.  We are requesting donations for them as follows: combs, brushes, soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, socks, underwear, t-shirts, washcloths, lip gloss, Vaseline, hand lotion. The deadline for this effort is Sunday, December 22, 2019.

The Ohio River Valley District is praying for our church and our ministry this week.  The 2019 Annual  Conference theme, Be not afraid, there is Hope, guides our prayer.  We pray that throughout the joys and sorrows, the frustrations and the holy moments of ministry, you will join the writer of Lamentations and find hope as you recall:  the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end: they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  The Lord is my portion, says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.  Lamentations 3:21-24 Nancy, David, Todd, Suzanne, Tracy, Nick, Shira.

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

Stewardship Moment-Psalm 34:10

Those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.  Have you lost your job? Is there a possibility of you losing your home or going bankrupt? Are you in the toughest place you have ever been?  Paul said “God will supply all your need.” Those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.  Stand on God’s word today and declare: Lord, You said if I’m willing and obedient, I will enjoy the best You have to offer.  We each have to ask ourselves, are we being obedient and do we trust God with our whole heart? Are we good stewards for Him and His church?  If the answer is No, you can begin to make some changes today.  Try moving towards a more fulfilled life of stewardship. You will be blessed.  (Excerpts from The Word for You Today)