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Week of 8/19/2018

Flowers on the Altar are Donated by Donna Barkley in Memory of my Father William Barkley

 CHURCH DIRECTORY:  There are a number of incorrect addresses and phone numbers in our church directory.  We are asking members to please update your information please call or email the church and give us your correct phone number, address and email address.  The church phone number is 513 961 4817 and email is newvision@fuse.net.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

The BEREAVEMENT COMMITTEE will meet immediately after service Sunday, August 26.  All members of this committee and any other interested persons are invited to attend. Please see Virginia Hardin if you need further information

NEW VISION, there in strength in UNITY, there is power in UNITY, there is Hope in UNITY. Let us continue reading the Prayer for a new Pastor. If you have do not have a copy, please pick one up at the ushers table.  From the Prayer and Praise ministry, Annette Mundon and Cynthia Lockhart.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN A BRICK:   forms are on the desk.  Please fill one out and return to Helen R. Merritt.  We hope to add additional bricks this summer and fall.  The price is still the same.  Thank you

PARSONAGE REPORT:  Through the month of July $10,340.00 has been donated for New Vision’s Parsonage.  Ten members have donated the entire $600.000.  Thirty –four members have donated (26 women & 8 men) Donations range from $20.00 to $1240.00.  Your participation is encouraged.  Thanks, Naomi Barkley

ALTAR FLOWERS:  There are still five Sundays left from October through December to help beautify the Altar.  Thank you The Altar Guild.

NEW VISION CHURCH COOKOUT:  Let’s celebrate #NEWVISIONSTRONG!  We’ll have lots of games to keep everyone entertained.  Sunday, August 19th 12:30 pm immediately following service.  Location New Vision UMC 4400 Reading Road.  Lower level behind Keys Building.  Donations of chips and desserts are needed. Thank you.

WOW:  Evangelism will be having a WOW on Wednesday August 22nd from 4-6 P.M. if weather is permissible. Please come out and help serve our community with food, fun and fellowship as well as prayers for those who request it. We are also asking for volunteers to help make this event a pleasurable experience.  See Bonita Barnes or Virginia Hardin if you would like to help serve our neighbors. Thanks Bonita Team Leader

WOMEN OF VISION RETREAT:  Please register now for Women of Vision annual retreat “God’s Plan for Your Life,” Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:30 am- 2:00 pm.  The morning speaker is Minister Diane E. Robertson and the afternoon guest speaker is Elder Cynthia Turner.  There will be a continental breakfast and a full course lunch served.  Registration for this program is $20.00 and all checks payable to New Vision UMC.  Please see Bonita Barnes, Marchelle Tubbs or Virginia Hardin for further contact

information.  All are welcome to attend and you will be blessed!

BREAKING THE CHAINS:  FREE!  Breaking the Chains Financial Empowerment Conference will be held SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 9-1:00 pm, at Hamilton County Community Action Agency 1740 Langdon Farm Rd. 45237.  Renters welcome.  Complimentary lunch, space is limited register now at 513 550 9074 or familyconcepts1@gmail.com

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday, September 23 at 8:45 (special time)… Our own Dr. Walter Bowers will be the guest presenter during the Upper Room Class. Dr. Bowers will share information, and take questions about good health practices.   All are welcome!

I BELIEVE IN the CHURCH:  Join Bishop Palmer in an evening of inspiration, worship, and testimony and sharing.  Registration is now open for a series of evenings in our Conference:  I Believe in the church”, featuring Bishop Palmer!  There are two events in our District but you are welcome to attend any one of them.  Events are free but registration is required!  September 5 at Groesbeck UMC in Cincinnati, September 25 at Milford First UMC in Milford.   The registration is via email please contact Karen Brentley for additional information or questions.

DADA RAFIKI 2018:  Tickets will go on sale soon for DADA RAFIKI 2018.  Former honorees and steering team members are Kathye Lewis, Dr. Jenny Laster, and Cynthia Lockhart. Group tickets are available for $15.  It will be held on October 19, 2018 at 7pm at the Aronoff Center.  Please see Kathye Lewis is you are interested in attending.  It is a great event.  More info is in at the Welcome Center.

FOOD PANTRY:   Donation for August: Tuna

STEWARDSHIP CORNER

“Luke 12:15 New International Version (NIV)

Luke 12:15 New International Version (NIV)

15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

When we are blessed with money and material things, and when we receive acclaim for any accomplishment, we’re getting not what we deserve, but what God in His grace lovingly allows us to enjoy and to care for.  The essence of life is not ownership but stewardship.  We all need to reflect on how we can be better caretakers of what God has given us.

(Please take one of our new tithing brochures and read it.  There is a lot of good information in it and a great prayer for everyone)

The Finance Team