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Week of 12/25/2106

TO MY NEW VISION FAMILY,
My heartfelt appreciation goes out to everyone for their: calls, messages, thoughts and prayers at the loss of my father Rev. Johnny Merritt. Your support and kindness has been a blessing to me and my family, and will remain forever in our hearts. My family and I would be honored to have you join us for the celebration of life of a father, grandfather, friend and pastor to many. The Homegoing will be on Friday, December 30th at 11 am. The family will receive visitors at 10 am. The service will be held at McKinley United Methodist Church, 196 Hawthorn St., Dayton, OH 45402. There will be a combined choir and combined Ushers for this service. The churches invited to participate in this service are: McKinley UMC, Trinity Presbyterian, New Vision UMC, and Calvary UMC. We would like to make the New Vision van available to carry those in need of transportation. Please see Ramon and Marchelle Tubbs.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Worthen
The Flowers on the Altar Donated by Elaine C. Hubbard: Happy Birthday Elaine C. Hubbard, Tamela Black and Pamela Black
FOOD PANTRY: For the Month of December, please donate Jiffy Mix and Canned Green Beans. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

New Year’s Day: There will be one service at 10 am, Sunday, January 1st.
The Women of Vision will meet Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Please read your book “In His Steps” and be prepared for discussion. Facilitator Karen Dobbins
Human Relations Day is Jan. 15, 2017, a day to support the ministry of Christ among those on the margins. Thousands of United Methodist communities will come together to receive a special offering that nurtures at-risk youth, strengthens communities’ self-improvement efforts and advocates for the oppressed
TRANSFORMING JAIL MINISTRY: Thank you everyone who contributed to baking cookies for the jail ministry. New Vision was well represented. Thank you for support of this ministry. Virginia Harden