The Altar Flower Are Donated by Audrey & Hogart Merrick in Honor of Our Wedding Anniversary
THANK YOU: Rev. Worthen, Rev. Brentley, and my New Vision Family, I will never forget your kindness. Many thanks to each and every one of you who helped me and Brian celebrate the life and home going of my beautiful mother-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Harris, she will truly be missed. She loved her church and wanted to come one more time but God took her home first… Sincerely, Mary and Brian and family.
SENDING A NOTE OF THANKS: Just to let you know that I really treasure you. Thanks for everything, cards, visits, prayer. Edna Black and family.
SHALL WE PRAY! The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. James 5:16b Drive-thru prayer at New Vision has now begun! We were overjoyed at the response from the community to our first day of drive-thru prayer. There were tears of joy, new friends were made, and lives were touched and changed. Honks of support continued throughout the day! We will offer our next prayer ministry on Wednesday, May 2, 4-6 pm. We need people to hold signs and direct traffic, as well as intercessors. We also welcome donations to begin to offer water and light snacks to our prayers and visitors. Please let Pastor Worthen know if you would like to be a part of this powerful ministry, or simply come out and join us!
WHAT’S STOPPING YOU? As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?” Acts 8:36 This season of Easter is the perfect time for those who have not been baptized to be ushered in to the body of Christ. This is also a holy time to remember our own baptisms. New Vision will have a special baptismal and remembrance service on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th. We will be bringing in a portable pool so that those who wish to be immersed can be baptized, or remember their baptism through this special service. Shorts and dark T-shirts are recommended. If you sign up in advance, t-shirts will be specially ordered for you. We already have people signed up. Please let Pastor Worthen, or Minister Vanessa Bossard know if you would like to go to the water! Signup sheets are located in the sanctuary.
BIBLE STUDY: Due to events after service the next few weeks, there will be no Bible study after church until May 27th.
HUNGER WALK: Support Team New Vision Community Food Pantry in the 2018 Freestore Food Bank Hunger Walk. All money we raise comes back to New Vision Food Pantry. You can support and participate in several ways. 1. Register and join our team either on line or fill out the registration forms be sure to put New Vision UMC #254 on your form. 2. Make a donation. Any questions please see Karen Brentley, Sylvia Kennedy, or Patricia Simmons. Thanking you in advance for your support
PARSONAGE REPORT: After two months the total paid toward New Vision’s Parsonage was $3945.00. Twenty members have made donations. Two members have paid the entire $600.00. Please join us to help make this endeavor successful. Naomi Barkley
LOOKING FOR A MINISTRY to GET INVOLVED WITH? Consider becoming a part of the Kitchen Liaison Ministry! The responsibilities are few; check for the coffee supplies (coffee, cups, sugar, creamer, filters etc.) cabinets are organized, check refrigerator and remove outdated items. Communicate with Trustees supplies that are needed and concerns. Contact Karen Brentley to volunteer and answer any questions you have.
ALTAR FLOWERS: There are Sundays available May thru December to donate Flowers to Beautify the Altar. Please check the calendar and choose your date! Thanking you in advance, the Altar Guild.
CELEBRATING OUR OLDER ADULTS: Please join us for a wonderful time of fellowship in “Celebrating our Older Adults,” men and women. We will enjoy a great lunch, speaker and prizes on Saturday, May 5, 12 noon – 2 pm. This event is sponsored by the Women of Vision
OPEN HOUSE-May 6, 2018: The Leadership Team invites you to an Open House at the Old District Office building at the front of our property on May 6, immediately after service. It will go from 12-p.m. We want you to see your contributions at work and we also want you to help us with any prospective clients. Feel free to invite anyone you think might have an interest in leasing the property. Our realtor will be present and there will be information available to you. We want to keep you aware of what it going on with our campus. We will plan an open house for the parsonage later in May. Thank you for your prayers and support. The New Vision Leadership Team
SAVE THE DATE! The Ministerial Recruitment Institute, or MRI, is a weeklong spiritual retreat within
the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church for youth ages 12-18. Its goal: to create a space and an environment conducive to allowing young people to hear, question, consider, struggle, and respond to God’s call and claim on their lives to become true Christian disciples, leaders, ministers, pastors and evangelists. We live, sing, play, worship, study, pray, laugh and cry together that week, as we all are there to “leave each person, place and session better than we found them/it” under the divine hand of Almighty God. This year’s MRI dates are: July 15-20, 2018. The total cost for the week includes all meals, the banquet and dorm room is $180. We are in the process of trying to raise scholarship funds for those who need it to be sure everyone who is interested can attend. Please see Pastor Worthen or contact the office for applications.
SUPPORT OF ORV MISSION TRIP TO COLOMBIA-June 20-27: Karen Brentley, our Lay Leader, will be representing New Vision United Methodist Church on the Mission trip to Brisas del Mar,
Colombia, being sponsored by the ORV District. She volunteered for this and will be bringing back her experiences to share with us. If you would like to support her trip, please contribute to the Mission
Fund at New Vision (put on your envelope). Contributions are due by May 1. 2018. Each team member must raise $2400 to cover airfare, pay for in-country transportation and housing and provide funds to support the construction project to build a new church. This is a major challenge for each person but we know God will provide. Karen has already been blessed to raise $1300 for the trip. They will be traveling at the end of June. Please pray for a successful mission and contribute in any way that you can. Every donation will be helpful to reach the goal. Thanks in advance for your support. If you have further questions, please contact Karen Brentley or Kathye Lewis.
FOOD PANTRY: For April please donate: Ramen Noodles and Chicken Vienna