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Week of 12/10/2017

Flowers on the Altar:  Happy Birthday to Alyssa and Princeton Hollingsworth from Aunt Pat.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING:  Prayer Line Monday – Friday 6 am -6:30 am.  Call (712) 770- 4035, then enter the access code 447547 then (#) at the prompt.   Feel free to join at any time!

THE LORETTA C. MANGGRUM CHORALWill be in concert at New Vision UMC, today at 5 pm.

BIBLE STUDY:  Come join us for an intense Bible Study on the process and power of “Prayer” Tuesdays at 11:30 and/or 6pm.

ALOHA Thank you New Vision for the beautiful flowers, and your prayers and thoughts.  They all added to my recovery and Hawaii finished the job.  I’m back to 95% of my old self.  Thanks be to God!!  See you soon.  Carolyn Johnson

PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH:  Dear New Vision Family, The month of December is designated as Pastor Appreciation Month.  Decorative Boxes have been placed at the rear of the Sanctuary for your gifts and acknowledgment, and will be there each Sunday in December.  These gifts and acknowledgments will be presented following service, Sunday, December 24, 2017.  MAY THE LORD GUIDE US IN THE WAY THAT IS EVERLASTING.  YOURS IN CHRIST:  MIRIAM, CYNTHIA AND CHARLES

COOKIES AT CHRISTMAS We need cookies to distribute to the Hamilton County correctional facilities and treatment centers on Christmas Eve to all the inmates and correctional officers, 20,000 cookies.  We cannot accept packaged cookies.  The cookies will need to be homemade.  The deadline is Sunday, December 17.  Thank you for your generous contributions.  Virginia Hardin, Transforming jail Ministry.

WIDOW’S MITE GIVING: Please plan to participate in the Widow’s Mite Giving. The “Red Bag” coin collection will begin in November.  Save all of your loose change and place in the red bag.   Red bags will be available after the morning service the first Sunday in November. Coin wrappers will also be available if you prefer to roll your coins.  We will collect the red bags during the month of December.  If you have questions, please see Patricia Simmons or Sylvia Kennedy.

Christmas OfferingDuring this season of giving we know that Jesus is the Reason For The Season!  Let us remember Our church by giving a special Love Offering. Christmas envelopes will be available for those who would like to have one; or you may use the regular offering envelope just be sure to mark it Christmas Love Offering. You may turn your offering in now through Sunday December 31st.  For additional information please see Betty Smith or Karen Brentley.

THE FLOWER CALENDAR:  For 2018 will be available starting Sunday December 3rd.  The cost for Altar Flowers is $45.00, if you share a Sunday the cost is $22.50 per person.   The Altar Guild thanks all of the members and friends who donated flowers this year to beautify the Altar, we know we can count on your continued support in 2018. Please contact Karen Brentley, Pat Harper or Geraldine Salter.

YOUTH LEADER VOLUNTEERSThose interested in being a part of the New Vision youth program as an adult leader & as a youth participant please see one of these individuals:  Sis. Collette, Sis Cassandra, Sis Marchelle, Sis Ceara, Sis Natalie, Sis Diane, Sis Jules, Sis Dominique & Sis Vanessa.

STUDYING TO SHOW OURSELVES APPROVED:   New Vision’s current insightful and inspiring Sunday School classes will continue to be offered on Sundays at 9am.  There is a sermon application session following worship led by Pastor Worthen.  This Bible Study/discussion will be based on the sermon and gives everyone an opportunity to be in dialogue with one another about the message and how God’s Word can be applied in our lives.  Everyone, members AND visitors are encouraged to participate in this time of fellowship and study, as it gives us an opportunity to ask questions, and to learn from and encourage one another.

MAKING A JOYFUL NOISE:  Have song suggestions?  Please submit song requests in writing in the suggestion box to the rear of the sanctuary.  It may take time to get the song in the rotation, but we will do our best to bring around your favorite songs to the glory of God!

GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER:  Have you had your one-on-one time with Pastor Worthen yet?  This is a time to share your:  hopes, dreams and thoughts and get to know her better for yourself.  Please feel free to contact her directly via email (past_mer@yahoo.com) or call or text to (937) 610-8267.

FOOD PANTRY:  For December please donate: Tuna, Jell-O, Dry Beans