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Week of 2/11/2018

Donated by Ramon, Marchelle & Ceara Tubbs Happy Birthday Margaret Cunningham

To all Ministries:  Please submit all dates for 2018 meetings/events/actives to the church office to be placed on the 2018 church calendar.  This is the calendar we will refer to when scheduling all church events.  You may bring in a hard copy or send to newvision@fuse.net.  Thank you!

THIS IS US!  During the month of February, we invite all of the NEW VISION FAMILY (Adults and Youth) to share your own unique histories with each other and our community.  Please bring copies of pictures, news clippings, certificates, awards…report cards, athletic and academic achievements, etc., to be displayed around our church throughout February.  This is going to be so much FUN!  Remember…share copies.  Give items to Eileen Thomas or Lynne Blalock.  Thank you

The United Methodist Women invites all church members to lunch with Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday, February 24th 1130AM-2PM. Actor, Deondre Kamua Means will portray MLK in his one man performance. We are asking everyone to bring an ethnic dish. U.M.W will meet Saturday, February 10th at 10AM to discuss, plan the luncheon, all please plan to attend. Further questions please see Sis Geraldine Calmeise.

Aligning Ourselves with God’s Will:  New Vision will usher in Lent with an Ash Wednesday service February 14, at 5:30 pm.   Eat all you can through on that Tuesday, as Lent is a time for fasting!  During this time we devote ourselves even more in prayer and meditation on God’s Word so we can seek the strength of the Holy Spirit to remain steadfast.  The entire New Vision congregation is invited to a join in a Corporate fast as we seek God’s voice and direction for our ministry.   You are invited to fast however you choose:  i.e. giving up sweets, salt, fried foods, Daniel’s fast, television, etc.  We solicit your prayers for the church and leadership as we look hopefully forward to meeting our breakthrough goals of worship and discipleship over the coming year and living into God’s purpose for us individually and collectively.

WIDOW’S MITEThanks to all who donated to The Widow’s Mite Fund as of today we have collected $900.00.

ALTAR FLOWERS:  There are still dates available in the months of February, April, May, June, July, August, October, and November to purchase Flowers to beautify the Altar. Heartfelt thanks from the Altar Guild for those of you who have signed to donate flowers for 2018. Please contact Karen Brentley for corrections or any member of the Altar Guild if you have questions.

WITH HEARTFELT APPRECIATION:  I would like to thank everyone again for your prayers, cards, gifts and encouraging words over the holiday season.  Gifts, words and actions show the kindness and heart of the giver, and many of you have shared yours with me and my family, and we thank you.  May God continue to bless all of you and multiply your kindness in return.  With much love, Pastor

STARTING THE NEW YEAR RIGHT:  Starting February 11, the Sunday morning Bible Study following worship will be beginning a new topic-driven Bible Study.  It will be based on the book:  When GOD Comes to Church by Steve Gaines. Now is a perfect time to join, as we are accepting orders for this book and are excited about this new study.  Won’t you join us?  If you would like to order this book, please contact Vanessa Bossard or the Church Office.   For those who have ordered books, Sister Vanessa will be collecting payments today through next Sunday, January 28.  Note:  Due to conflicts, there will be no Sunday morning Bible Study following service for the next two Sundays, as we resume Sunday, February 11th following service.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON MAILING ADDRESSES:  Please remember to update your mailing address in the office if your address has changed in the last year.  We will be mailing out yearend financial statements and we want to make sure you receive them without delay.  You can call the office at 513-961-4817 or email to newvision@fuse.net.  Thank you.  The Finance Team

BLACK HISTORY MONTH is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. (http://www.history.comLet’s wear our African clothing February 11, 18, and 25 to celebrate Black History Month.

Youth Program: Children’s church is every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sunday. Children 11& under will be dismissed after the last worship song. Youth Sunday school for 12 & up is immediately after service, unless the otherwise announced.

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.

FOOD PANTRYFor February please donate:  Cake Mix and Frosting