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Week of 4/14/2019

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated by Gerald Barkley;   In Memory of Joyce Barkley

POPCORN:   The youth are selling popcorn for their mission trip in June. Orders must be placed by Monday, April 15 or email the pastor if you have any questions.  Order forms are at the Hospitality Desk.

CONFIRMATION LETTERS:  The pastor sent out confirmation letters along with a postcard to all parents who have children who have not completed a confirmation class.  If you are interested in your child completing a confirmation class please let the Pastor know.

Easter Sacrificial Offering:  During this season of Lent, we are all challenged to sacrifice something or to begin to serve in a better way.  We are asking that you consider a sacrificial offering to the church to help New Vision to continue to serve in the community.  Please pray about your sacrifice and commitment to New Vision.  We will have special envelopes available for you next week.  This request is for an offering over and above your normal offering to the church.  Thank you.  Your Finance Committee

UNITED METHODIST MEN:  The United Methodist Men will meet immediately following morning worship.

SCRIPTURE READING:  Anyone interested in reading the scripture on Sunday Mornings there is a signup sheet at the Welcome Center or if you have any questions please see Lynne Blalock.

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.

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.  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.

MOTHER’S DAY PRAYER BRUNCH:  York Street United Methodist Women will be having a Mother’s Day brunch May 4, at 11 am.  For information and tickets contact Barbara Davidson at 513 661 2461.

THE WOMEN OF VISION:   will be having their second program on “Celebrating Older Adults” on Saturday, May 4, 12:00 – 2:00.  The speaker will be Rick Erb from Pro Seniors, lunch will be served and prizes will be drawn.  Please come out and enjoy this free event. Everyone is welcome.

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

STEWARDSHIP CORNER

WHO ARE YOU TO NEW VISION?-Romans 8:28

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,  to them who are the called according to his purpose. Who are you to New Vision?  Are you someone who came from the merger?  Or did you come afterwards?  Did you come from the community?  Did you seek the church out? Are you concerned about the success of New Vision in the community?  Are you doing everything you can to make it work?  Are you as concerned about New Vision as you are your own home?  Are you giving your fair share to help keep the church running?  Do you pray for our success?  Do you ask others to join us?  Are you here only to see what you can receive?   Or are you here to give what you can?  Are you able to show God to someone else because of your experience at New Vision?  As you think about these questions, please ask yourself, what else can you do to help New Vision reach the community?  What more can you do to become the best steward that you can be?