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Week of 12/4/2016

The Flowers on the Altar: Donated by Ida Wells & Margie Wells Davis. In Memory of Our Husband and Father Dr. Gladstone Wells & son and Brother Joe Nathan Lyons

FOOD PANTRY: For the Month of December, please donate Jiffy Mix and Canned Green Beans. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

Save-A-Lot: Bags for a brighter Holiday: This year our partner Save-A-Lot designated New Vision as their community organization this year to bless with Bags for a brighter Holiday. They will be collecting donated bags $5.99 each to our food pantry. To date, we have been blessed with over 90 bags of groceries that we will be disturbing during our Food Pantry distribution on Thursday, November 17th. Please stop by the Bond Hill Save-A-Lot and donate a bag of grocery today. This event will continue until December 24th. Thank you!

New Vision’s 2017 Calendar of Events Form is available today. The form is a planning tool to be used for the organization of our Church Calendar of Events for 2017. We would like to include information from all our ministries, committees and programs in the 2017 calendar. The identification and confirmation of dates will insure that ministry activities do not conflict. We encourage you to create programs/events for our youth, young adults, adults and seniors that engage our Church Family to reach out into the community. The calendar team members are,
Elaine Hubbard, Cynthia Lockhart, Helen Moran, Collette Morgan, and Eileen Thomas. Thank you for your attention to this request. Deadline to submit this form is today, Sunday December 4, 2016

NEW VISION’S CHURCH CONFERENCE will be held on Sunday, December 18th immediately following the 11am service at approximately 12:30. This is an opportunity to celebrate the great work that God has done this last year in the life of New Vision as well as what’s to come. Please plan on attending this important informational and decisive meeting.

TRANSFORMING JAIL MINISTRIES: Cookies at Christmas now. We want to offer the more than 1,500 incarcerated men and women an expression that they are not forgotten in this season. This may seem a small thing but it does matter. Please give the gift of homemade cookies as packaged cookies will not be accepted. We have had a great response in the past for our cookie request, and we would like for you to again come to our aid. The deadline is Sunday, December 18th. Please bring your gifts to Virginia Hardin.

Halle-Bration 2016 (Hallelujah Celebration) Prepare to join us for this year’s holiday celebration, Halle-Bration 2016 on December 10 from 10am -4pm. Spread the word to your family and friends. Along with our vendors, food and fun, we will have some new children’s activities, including face painting and a workshop on Anti-Bullying, by Pastor Ennis Tait. Crafts by Annie Ruth will begin at 10am for the children so make sure they are there. Santa will appear at noon with free gifts for the children. We are bringing back the live nativity processional with Bishop Todd O’Neal and friends. Vendors from our region will be present so you can purchase all your gifts and in our Community Business Marketplace, you can find service and contracting businesses for your needs throughout the year. We will have some of the best entertainment in the city featuring the New J Choir, Ed “Sax” Thomas, the Mighty Men of New Prospect, P. Ann Everson Price and the Cincinnati Superchoir and The Undercover Band. Don’t miss it. Like us on Facebook

SEARCH FOR HIDDEN FIGURES: If you’re a female with talent in STEM who hasn’t yet been recognized for her great work or potential, this is your chance: Tell us how you’ll use STEM to change the world, and you could win $50,000 in scholarship money, plus exciting opportunities that will help you pursue the work you love. We have two opportunities—junior and professional—so choose the age group that’s right for you and apply by Dec. 10!