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Week of 4/8/2018

Altar Flowers Are Donated By Ramon Tubbs – Happy Birthday to Collette, Marchelle & Ceara

KUDOS TO THE UNITED METHODIST MEN.”  Thank you to the United Methodist Men for serving a wonderful breakfast meal following the Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday.  Thanks for all the hard work.  It was enjoyed by all of those who enjoyed the meal.

My family and I will always remember the kindness and support shown by my New Vision Family. To the ones who made an effort to stop by and speak to me and give words of encouragement on Sundays, I thank you. To the ones who called, sent cards, visited and kept me in your prayers, I thank you. The warm Reception last Sunday warmed my heart. I thank you. As I enter another chapter in my life, please continue to pray for me. We pray God’s awesome blessings be upon you as New Vision will always have a special place in our hearts.   Mrs. Ida M Wells 10531 Rothwell Drive Saint Louis, MO 63136 314-869-2440.

MEMORIAL GATHERING:   The Memorial Gathering for Ardell Barkley III (Veep) will be Sunday, April 8 from 4-7 pm at 6620 Montgomery Road.  All are welcome. Naomi Barkley

SHALL WE PRAY!  The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. James 5:16b We are ready to institute “Drive-thru Prayer” at New Vision.  We would like to begin the week of April 8th, time and days to be determined.  Please notify Pastor Worthen or the office if you would like to be a part of this powerful ministry.

The next Lead Team Meeting will be April, 12th at 6 pm.

NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES SUNDAY APRIL 15:   Gifts to Native American Ministries Sunday provide scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians, strengthen and develop Native American ministries and communities, both urban and rural, and support Native American outreach at the annual conference level.  Please give generously.

PARSONAGE FUND:  For those of you, who are blessed and able to support the parsonage fund to pay off the mortgage, please make sure you indicate Parsonage on your envelope.  These payments are requested by the 15th of each month.  Please see Mrs. Naomi Barkley if you have questions.  Finance Committee.

ALTAR FLOWERS:  There are still 13 available Sundays left to donate Flowers to Beautify the Altar.  Please check the calendar and choose your date! Thanking you in advance, the Altar Guild.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN:  The New Vision United Methodist Women will be holding their monthly meeting Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 am until noon.  Join us for a time of prayer and reflection.

EVANGELISM:  Evangelism will be having a Praise Service held on Saturday, April 14, from 12 -2 pm.  Our speaker will be Denzel Tubbs. We will serve light refreshments

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.   This institute, held each summer since its inception in 1982, is the result of a vision from God through our late Bishop James S. Thomas.  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.  With the aid of Christian adult mentors, teachers, pastors and other staff working with and residing on campus with the youth, MRI becomes a community

of faith in a week’s time!  MRI is also a great form of evangelism for youth to be exposed to Christ and other young people who already know Him for themselves.  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.