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Week of 9/23/2018

Flowers on the Altar are Donated By Jewell Johnson – Happy Birthday Diamond Loving

THANK YOU:  New Vision Church Family, thank you for your prayers, your kind and thoughtful expressions of sympathy, love and support during this difficult time.   The family of Mary Alice Bell

ATTENTION:  Please sign the “I’m a faithful voter” pledge card.  We have a campaign in Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio to encourage everyone to vote this year.  As people of faith, please use this card as a friendly reminder to vote in this year’s election.   Please return completed cards to Virginia Hardin today at the rear of the church.

CHURCH CLEANUP:  Please mark your calendar and join the Trustees for our church cleanup days on September 28 and 29!  We need your help to spruce up our church.  Everyone can help with cleaning, dusting, clearing out clutter and cleaning chairs.  See Ron Coleman or Andrew Coggins if you have questions.  More details to follow.

FIFTH SUNDAY:  We will have our fifth Sunday dinner September 30 immediately following morning service.  Please plan on remaining and fellowshipping with our brothers and sisters in Christ.   Bring a wonderful covered dish to share.

New Vision Facebook page:  New Vision has a new Facebook page!  If you have items that you want to see included, please contact either Julie Harris or Jannis Mincy.  We will try to make sure we keep all events and notices posted.  If you are on FB, please look for our New Vision page.  Thank you. Leadership Team

NEW VISION: There is 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.  All orders should be in on later than October 1, 2018 Thank you

PARSONAGE REPORT: Through the month of August $11,138.95 has been donated for New Vision’s Parsonage.  Ten Members have donated the entire $600.00.  Thirty-six members have donated (28 women and 8 men).  Donations range from $25 to $1,433.95.  Four women have started on their second $600.00.  Remember your donation amount must have PARSONAGE on the envelope.  Your participation is encouraged.  Thanks, Naomi Barkley

Women’s Day October 20, 21.  Women’s Day rehearsals on Wednesday’s at 6pm.  Please join us for a great Women’s Day choir. If you are interested in participating in the Women’s Day Choir please contact Patricia Simmons or Kathye Lewis.  The mass choir will rehearse beginning at 7 pm.

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!    September 25 at Milford First UMC in Milford.  The event is free but registration is required is via email please contact Karen Brentley for additional information or questions.

WOMEN OF VISION:  The Women of Vision will meet Saturday, October 6, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sister Karen Brentley will share her experience on her first missionary trip to Las Brisas, Columbia.  Many of you helped aid Karen in this venture and now you can hear firsthand on what she did there.  Light refreshments will be served and all are welcomed to attend.

ATTENTION:  The Women of Vision, Planning Committee, will meet Saturday, October 13 at 12:00 noon.  This important meeting will be looking towards the 2019 calendar of events.

DADA RAFIKI 2018:  Tickets are now available.  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 by September 30 if you are interested in attending.  It is a great event.  More info is in at the Welcome Center.

WOMEN’S DAY WEEKEND OCTOBER, 20 &21, 2018:  Honoring our Matriarchs, Tea and Salad Hour 1 pm Saturday, October 20, Guest speaker Sandra Jones Mitchell.  Ticket Price $25.00.  Women’s Day Speaker Sunday, October 21, 10 am Betty Daniels Rosemond.

WE NEED MANY VOLUNTEERS:   To make Trunks of Treats for kids a successful venture.  Tailgaters, monitors, and other folks who plan to attend.  Please sign the sheet on the Lobby Desk, beginning Sunday, September 9th.  Those who wish to make candy and other treat donations, please see Eileen Thomas or Karen Brentley.  Thank you

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for September cake mix and brownie mix

STEWARDSHIP CORNER  :“Luke 12: 22-24 New International Version (NIV)

 

Luke 12:22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.24

Wise stewards are guided by Lordship, not “hoardship”.  Richness toward God comes through seeing everything as a gift from His hand, seeking His direction before settling on decisions, and caring more about giving than getting.  We all have the same ability to be good stewards.  We only have to make a choice in our lives, so choose wisely!

 

The Finance Team