The Flowers on the Altar are by Donated Altar Guild
ADVENT BIBLE STUDY: You missed last Tuesday but it is not too late to participate. We are enjoying Adam Hamilton’s Book “Not a Silent Night”. See you at 6 pm.
ADVENT INSERT: Please enjoy our Advent Readings for 2018. If you would like to take one home, remember to bring it back each week until our season is over.
ALTAR GUILD: Our florist Polk Petals is retiring at the end of December. For 2019 there will not be an Altar Flower Calendar. We thank all the families and members of the congregation over the years who have beautified the Altar and supported the Altar Guild.
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.
UNITED METHODIST STUDENT DAY WAS LAST SUNDAY 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. If you did not get a chance to give last week you can do so today. See an usher for the special envelope. Thank you.
2019 CALENDAR DATES: Reminder to all Ministries and Organizations, Calendar dates for 2019 are due today. Forms are located at the Welcome Center. Questions contact Karen Brentley
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
Bake Sale!! Bake Sale!! Bake Sale!! Youth department will be hosting a bake sale today immediately after worship service please stop by and support us!! 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.
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 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
THE LORETTA C. MANGRUM CHORALE, under the direction of Eric Oliver, will be performing here on Sunday, December 30 at 5:00 p.m. Please plan to attend this great concert.
FOOD PANTRY: Donations for December: Rice and Beans
STEWARDSHIP CORNER:The Law of Reciprocal Supply-Through meeting other’s needs, we meet our own.
When you face a big need, try to find someone else with that same need. Pray for them, help them, and do everything in your ability to meet their need. Use your gifts. Giving monetary gifts is important and needful, but giving ministry gifts in service for Christ is vital. Know your giftedness and use it for God’s Glory. As this season of giving approaches, remember to give to God’s house so that we can continue to do ministry for the community.