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Week of 3/3/2019

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated by Brandon Hare- Happy Birthday, Brandon Hare, March 4th

MEMBER UPDATE REQUEST:   We are asking all members to update their telephone number(s) including cell numbers, update their mailing addresses and also update their email addresses.  We are making a valiant attempt to be in touch with all of our members on a timely basis.

A WORD ABOUT STANDING FOR THE SCRIPTURE READING:  “There is no rule in the United Methodist Church to stand or not when any scripture, Old or New Testament, is being read. The act to stand or not is merely a personal preference for each individual.   Also, the correct or appropriate word to use is “rise” as opposed to “stand” because everyone may not be physically able to stand, but everyone can rise in mind, body and spirit.   So, if you are asked to read scripture, please just read it or say, “If you would like, I invite you to rise with me for the reading of the scripture.”

Altar Guild:  Thank you to all the members who have signed up to donate flowers for 2019. Please check the calendar and make sure your information is correct.  If any changes need to be made please contact Karen Brentley.   There are still Sundays available choose your date and sign up!!

ASH WEDNESDAY MARCH 6th:   New Vision you are invited to join York Street on March 6 for Ash Wednesday Service at 6 pm.

Classical Roots- Music Hall- MARK YOUR CALENDARS- Secure your seats!

The Classical Roots concert will be held on March 8, on Friday, 7:30 pm at Musical Hall.  Tickets are available now and the concert is selling out fast.  The featured artist will be Lisa Fischer, a two time Grammy winning guest vocalist who toured with Luther Vandross and many other musicians. The concert is being held on International Women’s Day.  You can purchase the tickets at Music Hall or online but please use our church code, 11070 so that we will receive a rebate.  This is always a wonderful time and there are several church members participating again this year.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN:  Let’s Celebrate!  You are invited to attend the UMW’s 150th birthday party at New Vision.  Saturday, March 23 at 11 am until 1 pm.  There will be a speaker, food, fun and prizes.  No presents just make a pledge for 2019.  Bring a friend.  Please RSVP to Geraldine Calmeise 513 531 7658 or Helen Merritt 513 751 4122.

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.

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.

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for March 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”.