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Week of 3/24/2019

The Altar Flowers are Donated by Bonita Barnes-Happy Birthday Dolores Barnes

The 2019 Tour of the Kentucky State University Concert Choir has been cancelled.  The Cincinnati Concert was a Fundraiser for New Vision’s Scholarship Fund.  Please make an additional donation to the general fund at this time.  Thanks for your support for the past 15 years.  Naomi Barkley

EASTER SUNDAY:   Easter Sunday will soon be upon us.  If you would like for your youth/children to be a part, please have them come to Thursday’s Kids on Thursday April 4, 11, & 18th so they can learn the songs and poems.  If you have any questions contact Cassandra Mills 513 242 8951, Collette Morgan 513 541 2148, Jewell Johnson 513 417 8420, or Ceara Tubbs 513 242 3032.

Lenten Bible Study is Now Upon Us:  In his book “24 Hours That Changed the World” and DVD based on it, Adam Hamilton guides readers through the last days of Jesus’ life.  So, join us however your schedule permits for this meaningful study this Lenten season. There are several opportunities and various times to participate. They are:  Thursdays, beginning on March 7th at 11:30 am at New Vision Tuesdays, beginning on March 12th at 6:30 pm at New Vision Wednesdays, beginning on March 13th at 11:30 am at York Street.

FELLOWSHIP DINNER:  Remember New Vision, next Sunday is our first Fellowship Dinner of the year.  Please bring your favorite dish to share and let us have a wonderful time of being with our brothers and sisters at dinner time.

UMCOR SUNDAY MARCH 31st: (formerly One Great Hour Of Sharing):  Your gifts to the UMCOR Sunday offering lay the foundation for the United Methodist Committee on Relief(UMCOR) to share God’s love with communities everywhere.  Please give generously.

THE WOMEN OF VISION:  will meet Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m. Sis. Geri Calmeise and Sis. Darlene Johnson will present on Paul’s conversion – “The Road to Damascus.”  All women are welcome.  Everyone please plan to remain after this session for a brief meeting regarding plans for the May 4 celebration

ACCELERATE GREAT SCHOOLS SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FAIR:  We are excited to host a School Enrollment Fair on Saturday, April 6, 10 am-1 pm at the United Way. The first 50 to attend will be entered to win a $50 gift card.  Questions please call 513 766 1220 or email ask@accelerategreatschools.org

UPPER ROOM SUNDAY SCHOOL:  You are invited to step back in time to experience one of the darkest days in Christian History. Dr. Walter Bowers will  present THE PHYSICAL DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST during the Upper Room Class on Sunday, April 14th, Palm Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Read Matthew 27: 15-31 in preparation.

Collective Empowerment Group Business Excellence Gala- Friday, May 3, 2019

Please join us for an exciting Awards Gala to celebrate CEG Top businesses of the Year at the Duke Energy Convention Center.   Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author and minister, will be the keynote speaker.  Tickets are $100 and are tax deductible.  There will also be a need for some volunteers for the event. More details will be available from Kathye Lewis on the volunteers.  If you are interested in a ticket to the gala, please call 513-996-3230.  New Vision would like to have a table to be represented since we are a member church.  This is the 10th year of CEG’s ministry in our City.  Fliers are available at the Welcome Center desk.

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for March & April are cake mix and jelly beans

STEWARDSHIP CORNER

Whatever you dodo it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

New Vision is in need.  We are in need of people who will commit to supporting our church at all times.  We need lights in our sanctuary, paving of the parking lot, professional custodial support, external cleaning of the building, additional lamp posts in the parking lot and an electronic sign at the street.  These things could cost over $60,000.  We also need some staff to host activities that can reach the community during the evenings and weekends.  In order to grow, we need the commitment of everyone in the church financially and otherwise.  The time, talent and treasures, the 3 T’s, are still the same.  Since we have less people now, we each have to do more.  Can you commit to go the extra mile to support New Vision today? Do you want to be a part of making our church grow?  We hope the answer is “Yes”.