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Week of 2/15/2020

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated by Naomi Barkley: Happy Birthday Gerald & Gregory Barkley

Altar Flowers: Thank you to all who signed up to donate flowers for 2020. There are still dates available!

THANK YOU:  The cards, calls and prayer were very much appreciated as Karen and I mourned the passing of our late daughter-in-law Dr. Anita L. Brentley.  Thank you for thinking of us, consoling us and giving us words of comfort and prayer.  Grace and Peace.  Rev. David J. Brentley

Ash Wednesday is February 26th. Ashes will be available for Imposition at New Vision’s Welcome Desk from 9 am to 1:30 pm. New Vision will also have a Service at 5 pm with the Imposition of Ashes. Stop by or join us if you can.

Kathye and Greg Norman donated “Across The Color Line” (Reporting 25 Years in Black Cincinnati) by Mark Curnutte to New Vision’s Multi-Cultural Library.  It is available on a first come, first served basis.

UNION BAPTIST CEMETERY:  Join us for a reception and an afternoon of history and conversation about historical contributions and current impact of those interred at Union Baptist Cemetery.  For inquires and reservations, please call 513 981-0421 or emaljpowell@unionfoundation.org.  Visit our website at www.the unionfoundation.org.

It’s a NEW VISION for our children and youth.   Our young people ages 3 to 18 and their parents are invited to be here on March 14th from 3-5 pm for food and fellowship. SAVE the DATE for the 2020 kickoff of our New Vision Children and Youth Ministry.

Annual Conference:  ORV- at- Large members needed To balance the ORV District at-large membership we need people who fall into the following categories: Ethnicity: African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Caucasian/European, Multi-Cultural/Global, Native American, Spanish/Hispanic/Latino.  Age: Under 18, 18-25, 26-35, 36-55, 56-70, over 70.  Church: Various sizes and locations.  If your schedule allows you to serve as an Ohio River Valley at-large member this year, we would like you to complete an application so that we may better fulfill the West Ohio Conference’s balancing formula. The applications will be reviewed by the Mission Foundation at their meeting on February 11, 2020. Therefore the deadline for submission is February 10, 2020.

Black History Month:  This year for Black History Month our focus will be on poetry. So, we are looking for persons who have a favorite poem which they would like to share. Let the pastor know if you are interested.

UMW:  The pledge cards for the UMW are located at the Welcome Center please pick one up.  Pledge cards may be returned to Helen Merritt or Geraldine Calmeise or at our next meeting March 14, 10 am.  There will be a continental breakfast and a guest speaker.  Please plan to attend.

Check requests and information:  Remember, all check requests and financial information should be directed to Kathye Lewis Norman.  Please allow two weeks for your requests to be processed.  Please continue to use the check request form and contact Kathye if there are any questions.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.  All Ministry and Committee heads will be contacted during the month to discuss budget needs.  These will be reviewed with the Leadership Team after all information is collected.

Classical Roots 2020:  It’s time for Classical Roots 2020.  The date is Friday, March 6, 2020 at Music Hall.  The concert will feature Internationally acclaimed Gospel artist, CECE Winans, from the super talented Winans family.  We have 24 seats reserved for $26.00 and $37.00 in Terrace 2.  These are great seats.  New Vision’s bus will be available for transportation.  Our church code is 11070 and you can call to reserve tickets in our section at 513.381.3300.  Deadline is February 9 to insure your seat.  You can also see Kathye Lewis Norman and Betty Smith about tickets.  This is always a wonderful event so plan to join us there.

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for the month of February Jell-O and chicken Vienna sausages.

God has given us different gifts!-Romans 12:6

As we come to the end of year, it is always a time of reflection.  As a church, we have accomplished a lot this year and it is due to us all having different gifts that can build on one another. A ministry is composed of several gifted individuals…led by a common vision God has birthed in its leader.  These individuals can typically be grouped into three categories: Visionary, Process oriented and Task oriented.  As you think about your stewardship in 2019 and what you would like to do in 2020, make sure you understand what gives you the emotional “high” in your work.  This is your area of giftedness.  When you understand and appreciate your gift and realize that we all have different gifts, there will be a blessing on our church and our ministries that will be too big for us to receive!  Let God lead your stewardship and release what is truly His to let it work in our body of Christ at New Vision!  (Excerpts from the Word for You Today)