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Week of 4/21/2019

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated by Joclynn, Jahnay and J.R.:   In Honor of their Parents 18th Wedding Anniversary 

Easter Lilies are donated by the Altar Guild

GRILLING TIME:  New Vision is in need of a grill.  Anyone who would like to make a donation, please mark GRILL on your envelopes.

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 by next Sunday.

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

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

SUPPORT TEAM NEW VISION AND OUR FOOD PANTRY:  Team New Vision is participating in the Annual Freestore Hunger Walk. All monies donated go to support our Food Pantry.  The sign-up sheet is located at the Welcome Center and will be available starting Sunday April 21st. All donations are due by Sunday May 26th– make checks payable to New Vision UMC- you may give your donations to Pat Simmons, Sylvia Kennedy or Karen Brentley.  Thanking you in advance for your Support

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.  Tickets are $20.00.  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.

CONVERSATION AND CONCERT:   Friday, May 3, 2019 T 8 pm. This program is free and will be at Hype Park Community UMC, 1345 Grace Ave.   With keyboard and vocal compositions by Brenda Portman.

THE NEW ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH 818 SO. SHUTTLESWORTH, 64th Maude L. Flowers Fellowship Tea, Sunday, May 5, 2019.  The guest speaker will be our own Emerita Cynthia Lockhart.  An award winning fiber artist whose work is infused with a kaleidoscope of diverse influences.  For more information call 513- 281-5942.

IT’S SPAGHETTI DINNER TIME!  Gaines UMC the youth department is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner to help our youth go on their mission trip.  The price is $10.00 for adults and children.

Health Gap Nutrition Training Session; 8 Mondays starting May 6th here at New Vision. There is still an opportunity to register for the Class: Contact Closing the Health Gap for more information.

The Evangelism committee will be having a praise & worship service on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 12:00 pm till 2 pm.  Elder Denzeil Tubbs will bring the word and there is a guest choir as well.  Theme is Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say Rejoice. Philippians 4:4. Refreshments will be provider after service.  All are welcome please come out and support our annually Praise & Worship Service. Ramon & Marchelle Tubbs  Event chairpersons. Bonita Barnes as chairperson of Evangelism.

MISSION TRIP:   The youth (ages 12-17, grades 7-12), will be going on a Mission Trip June 9-15th, 2019 with youth from York Street and Gaines.  Any youth/parent, who would like for their child to participate, please let Pastor Walker or Ceara Tubbs know ASAP.

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?