Sept 24th is Freedom Sunday. Please join us as we begin the conversation on how we as a community of Faith can help in the ending of Human Slavery. We will be having a brunch at 10:00 am in our worship center. We will also be having speakers talk about ways that we can join the fight; Trades of Hope and Free the Girls will be sharing information with us in regards to helping those who are caught in Human Trafficking to be able to earn a fair wage and get out of the bondage to others. Pastor Casey will then bring a message on what our response as Christians should be and what steps we can take in our community and around the worlds to help free those who are bound in slavery. Hope to see you there. Children will have their own regular kid’s church.
During our regular 10 a.m. service on Sunday, September 17th, our guests will be Eurasia Regional Director Arthur Snijders and his wife, Annemarie Snijders, the M+ Power Coordinator. They will be sharing their experiences in the Eurasian Mission Field.
Interested in getting connected but not sure which group is right for you? Come check out our Connection Group Fair where you can; meet the leaders, ask questions, hear more about the subject, and more. Our connection group fair is Sunday, March 5th from 9:45-10:00 (before service) and for 20 minutes following service.
I am pleased to announce, that Rev. Casey McDorman has accepted our invitation, by today’s vote of the congregation, to be the pastor of New Vision Church of the Nazarene. The process of calling Pastor Casey as our next pastor has been a healthy and spiritual journey for all of us, however, it is not an end but a beginning, as God continues to clarify our mission and ministry through Pastor Casey’s leadership.
As we welcome, Pastor Casey, Jamie, Jason and Kylee, let’s bathe them in prayer and ask for God’s blessing to be poured out on them.
Fred LaPlante, Church Board Secretary
New Vision Church of the Nazarene
The vote of the congregation to elect the new pastor will take place during the morning service on Sunday, February 5th. All members of the New Vision Church, 15 year of age and older, are eligible to vote. You must be present to vote.
In consultation with Dr. Jeren Rowell, our District Superintendent, the church board has voted unanimously to extend a call to Rev. Casey McDorman to be our next pastor, and as such, to place his name in nomination before the congregation, for election by the members of the church. This step was taken after seeking the direction of the Lord in prayer and fasting. The board has also held several interviews with the McDormans as well as interviews with other candidates.
Rev. McDorman has accepted the nomination of the board and has agreed to place his name before the church. This election, by ballot, will be open to all members of the New Vision Church of the Nazarene who are at least fifteen years of age. The vote will take place on Sunday morning February 5, 2017, during the morning worship service.
We will hold a congregational meeting this Thursday evening, January 19 at 7:00 pm in which Pastor McDorman and his wife, Jamie, will meet the church and will share with us their testimonies, his vision for ministry and his pastoral experiences. There will be a time of questions and answers between the McDormans and those in attendance.
We encourage all of our New Vision family to join us for this meeting and to continue in earnest prayer for the selection of our new pastor.
Secretary of the Board
New Vision Church of the Nazarene
Our district is having a great lock-in just for 3rd and 4th graders at the Westside Church of the Nazarene. The cost is $20 per student. We will be meeting at New Vision at 6:15 pm on Feb. 3rd and returning at 8:30 am on Feb. 4th. If you would like more information contact Pastor Catie at 816-266-3354. Register Now
Mark your calendars and start making plans now to join us for this unique experience on January 27th from 6-9PM. We will meet at the church and head out for local mall to enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun while we are on the hunt. See Pastor Catie for more details.
We invite you to worship with us New Years Day at 10am. We will have just the one service that Sunday.
We invite you to celebrate Christmas with us. Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be on December 24th at 6pm. The following day our Christmas Day Service will be at 10am (please note we are not having two services on Christmas Day, but one combined service).
Let’s get together and celebrate Jesus’ birthday! Join us on December 10th at 6 PM at the home of Marcia Beck for an evening with your girlfriends. We will have soup/chili. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share with everyone. We will also have a gift exchange (please bring something $10 or under). Games and fellowship of course! Call church office for details.
Attention all 5/6 Graders
Have you ever experienced an Escape Room? If you haven’t (or even if you have) you won’t want to miss our event on December 3rd from 6-8pm here at New Vision. We will have an exciting Christmas Party with White Elephant gifts, snacks, and an Escape Room. Please let Pastor Catie know how many of your 5th and 6th graders (and their friends) are planning to attend. Contact pastor Catie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-266-3354.
Help Make A Difference in People’s Lives
DID YOU KNOW?
1 in 10: The number of people in the world who don’t have access to safe water.
1 in 3: The number of people who have no access to a bathroom.
700,000: The number of children that die every year due to lack of clean water.
Almost a billion people in our world are living without access to clean water. As a result, the leading cause of death worldwide is illness due to waterborne disease, lack of sanitation, and poor hygiene practices. In fact, every 15 seconds, a child dies due to water-related causes.
Water is essential to basic living, hygiene, food security, and health. A water well provides essential drinking water and hygiene, prevents sickness, and is the basis for successful farming and food security, especially during times of little rain. A well in a village can help keep women and children from having to walk long distances and carry heavy containers of water every day.
TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE LIVING WITHOUT SAFE WATER.
TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE THAT.
The money raised by New Vision from our Holiday Craft Fair will be used to dig and build a well that will provide clean, safe water for an entire community.
Here’s how you can help-
BE A VENDOR – Your booth space rental fee will go towards the well project.
DONATE YOUR CRAFTS – The sale of your craft items will go towards the well project.
DONATE YOUR TIME – Help on one of our create-a-craft workdays in October or help during the hours of the Craft Fair.
SHOP! New Vision’s portion of the proceeds from your purchases will go directly to the well project.
SHARE! Invite your friends by sharing our Facebook event page: Holiday Craft Fair
We will be worshiping at the Lion’s Shelter at the Memorial Park in Raymore Sunday, October 16th. There will be one combined service at 11am, followed by a potluck picnic. Bring lawn chairs to sit on and some food to share.
Join us here at New Vision, Saturday October 29, at 6pm as we share in the excitement of our Fall Fest! It will be a night of fun, food, and games for all ages. This year we are also having a pie baking contest. If you would like to participate in the baking contest, please contact Alyssa Reynolds or the church office (816) 348-0303.
The men are having a campout at Lake Jacomo campgrounds Friday, September 30th and October 1st. Cost is $10 per person for the campground plus helping by bringing and cooking some of the food. We will spend some time on studying God’s word and spiritual deepening in addition to enjoying each others company, the great outdoors, and of course good food. All men are invited. We’ll be back in time for church on Sunday. For more info see Alex Oliver or Larry Stock.