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Week of 11/25/2018

Flowers on the Altar are Donated By Sylvia Kennedy

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY:  Join the pastor for Advent Bible Study beginning this Tuesday, November 27th At 6pm.

READING FOR FUN:   Are you looking for something to do and perhaps a way to keep your child or even yourself occupied over The Thanksgiving & Christmas break?  Well, why not check out a book from our library!  It has already been stocked with Holiday Favorites.  As a matter of fact, let’s see how many books we can read as a church family before January 1, 2019.  Who knows there may be a prize or two? So let’s get started.  Read, read, and read because knowledge is power.  Remember there is no age limit on reading!

Cookie Time:  Please join in ministering to those in prison by baking homemade cookies during this Christmas season.  This token will help them to know that there are those who love them and are praying for them in their confinement.  Please note that packaged cookies will not be accepted.  The deadline is Sunday, December 16.  Virginia Hardin, Transforming Jail Ministry.

Address for Mellita Taylor:  Beginning November 26, Mellita Taylor’s new address will be 3274 Webb Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48206.  Phone number is 248-229-0944. Her last Sunday at New Vision will be December 2. Please feel free to stay in touch.

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.

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

Parsonage Update:  Through the month of October $13,672.69 has been donated for New Vision’s Parsonage.  Fourteen members have donated the entire requested $600.00.  Thirty eight members have donated (29 women and 9 men).  Donations range from $25.00 to $1,507.69.  Six women have started on their second $600.00.  Remember your donation must have PARSONAGE on the envelope.  Your participation is encouraged.  Thanks, Naomi Barkley

ALL WOMEN are invited to attend the Women of Vision’s Christmas Gathering on Saturday, December 1, at 1:00 p.m.  We will have a good time celebrating our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Bake Sale!! Bake Sale!! Bake Sale!! Youth department will be hosting a bake sale December 2nd immediately after worship service please support!! Thank you!

HalleBration 2018, A HALLELUJAH CELEBRATION is almost here!  NEW THIS YEAR WILL BE TWO DAYS OF festivities, music, food, fun and plenty of shopping with 70 Black owned businesses in the community.  JOIN US Friday, December 7 from 4 pm -8 pm and Saturday, December 8 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Bring your family and tell your friends not to miss this great event.  We will have a New Vision booth to support the Scholarship Fund and we will have some educational sessions this year on Men’s Health and on Creating Wealth in the Community, along with a session on Playing to Win: 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 at noon.  Fliers are available for you to share with your family and friends.  We are featuring A TASTE OF HALLEBRATION ON THE UPPER LEVEL, with all the best baked goods and treats in the City.    We will also have live jazz on Friday evening with the ED “SAX” THOMAS TRIO and on Saturday we have some of the city’s best gospel groups and jazz artists.  DON’T MISS IT.  The New Vision Leadership Team

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for December: Rice and Beans

 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.