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Week of 2/6/2020

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated by Karen Brentley In Memory Of My Father Israel Lee Carrol

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

LEAD TEAM:  The Lead Team will meet on Thursday, February 13 at 6 pm.

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.

Check requests and information:  Effective immediately, all check requests and financial information should be directed to Kathye Lewis Norman.  The Treasurer position will be covered by the Finance Chair temporarily until we are able to identify someone for the position.  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.

FINAL PARSONAGE REPORT:  After 2 years the total donated for the Parsonage was $18,983.73: (2018-$14,762.69 and 2019 $4,221.04).  Thanks to all who contributed to this effort.  One donation has been made in 2020.  You may continue to donate however the formal request has ended.  Naomi Barkley

New Vision Family and Friends, You are Invited to Cynthia Lockhart’s Artist Talk and Reception, (cookies & coffee). Cynthia will discuss her artistic motivation and work process. This event is being held at the Taft Museum of Art on February 9, 2020 at 2 pm. The Location is 316 Pike street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. In addition, while at the Museum, visit Cynthia’s Exhibition: Journey to Freedom Art quilts. This Exhibition tells heroic and joyful stories of her Ancestors, celebrating a strong people who endured many injustices. The works in the show also pose questions about the perception of Freedom in America. Free admission, however reservations are recommended. Call Taft at (513) 684-4516 or Web: taftmusuem.org

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

Classical Roots 2020:  It’s time for Classical Roots 2020.  The date for next year 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.

TRAIN FOR A CAREER IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION:   10 WEEK COURSE Preparation In Concrete Construction Technology Learn From American Concrete Institute Certified Technicians

PROGRAM INCLUDES Classroom Instruction concrete materials science sales/marketing management for the concrete industry estimating, scheduling, personnel management  Hands-On Field Training  concrete construction technology and techniques placement and finishing operations ready mix, job mix and concrete products Classes begin February 3rd, 2020 Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 6 PM – 8 PM at Eastern Personnel Services, Inc. 619 Central Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45202  Stop by Eastern or call to Register at 513-421-4666 Extension 1.

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)