Sacred Pathways (message series)


Starting January 15th, Pastor Ken is doing a 4 week message series on the book “Sacred Pathways” by Gary Thomas.  Are you envious of the way that some people seem to walk closely with God? Gary Thomas insists that it’s better to discover the path God designed you to take–a path marked by growth and fulfillment, based on your unique temperament. In Sacred Pathways, he strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a style of relating to God that frees you to be you.

In conjunction with the message series, our winter connection groups (for both adults and kids) will study the same topic.

Please join us for worship Sundays at 10 a.m.

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Connection Groups – Winter 2017


A New year, a new semester of connection groups! Now starting January 17th for the kids’ group and the week of January 22nd for all others. We’re having a 4 week semester of connection groups following the Sunday message series on the book “Sacred Pathways” by Gary Thomas. Are you envious of the way that some people seem to walk closely with God? Gary Thomas insists that it’s better to discover the path God designed you to take–a path marked by growth and fulfillment, based on your unique temperament. In Sacred Pathways, he strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a style of relating to God that frees you to be you.

Adult Sessions:

 

Sundays 8 – 9 PM (Kids are welcome)

Leader: Jeremiah Reynolds

Location: Reynolds’ home

 

Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM

Leaders: Shawna Reidenbach and Melissa Gawf

Location: Reidenbach’s home

 

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM

Leader: Goldie Guyer

Location: Goldie’s home

 

Wednesdays 7 – 8 PM

Leader: Alex Oliver

Location: LaPlante’s home

 

Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Leader: Lori Mayta

Location: Becks’ home

 

Kids Session:

 

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM

Leaders: Pastor Catie Johnson & Nicky Hunt

Location: New Vision Church

Brain Games – Kids Message Series for January 2017

In Kid’s Church, starting January 1st, Pastor Catie will be leading the children in a learning series, Brain Games: Know More. Do More. Here’s what the kids will be learning each week-

1/1/17

This week we will discover what God says helps you to know Jesus. The entire Bible points to Jesus. If you want to get to know Jesus, read what the writers of the Bible say about Him. We want kids to understand that the Bible is the key to knowing more about Jesus.

1/8/17
This week we will learn what God says is the most important thing we need to know. We need to keep learning what God says through His words. Through reading the Bible, we can hear what God wants us to know about the best way to live and in the process discover how to have a forever relationship with Him.

1/15/17
This week we will discover what God says helps you to follow Jesus. The more we read God’s Word, the more we understand about who Jesus is and why He came to earth. God’s Word gives us clarity for what it means to believe in Jesus and follow Him with our lives.

1/22/17
This week we will discover what God says helps you to make wise choices. When we read God’s word, we discover the truth about what God wants for our lives. And when we know that, it makes it easier for us to make the wise choice. We want kids to know God’s word and be able to use it to resist the temptation to do something wrong.

1/29/17
This week we will learn that when you don’t know what God says, ask. Even when you know God’s word, you may have questions about what God is doing in your life. We want kids to know that no question is too big for God. We pray that churches are creating environments where kids feel safe to ask hard questions about their faith. Let kids know that God will respond to their questions with love.

Put a Bow on it – Kid’s Message Series for December

In Kid’s Church, starting December 4th, Pastor Catie will be leading the children in a learning series, Put a Bow on it. Here’s what the kids will be learning each week-

12/4/16

This week we will learn that we can have joy because God keeps his promises. We don’t always see the bigger story that God is telling through our lives. But when we remember how God has kept His promise to us in the past, we realize that we can trust God with our future.

12/11/16
This week we will learn that we can have joy because anything is possible with God. Knowing that God can do the impossible has the possibility to fuel our joy. God may not always choose to do the impossible right away or at all, but that doesn’t mean He isn’t faithful. God can give us joy as we learn and grow during those impossible seasons of life.

12/18/16
This week we will learn that we can have joy because God sent his son. Christmas lights and presents are fun and can bring joy during the Christmas season. But none of that compares to the joy we experience when we believe that Jesus is God’s Son.

12/25/16
Christmas Day, one service at 10am, no kids church, kids will be in the main service.

Advent: the first season of the Christian church year

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Join us for Advent season, starting Sunday, Nov. 27th and running through Christmas Day. What is Advent? Advent is the first season of the Christian church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays. It is the expectation of the arrival, the birth, of our Savior, Jesus Christ. A time of longing and yearning for the Light of the world.

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Christmas at New Vision

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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).

Girlfriends & God Christmas Party, Dec. 10, 6pm

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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.

5th & 6th Graders Christmas Party, Dec. 3rd, 6-8pm

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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 catie@newvisionchurch.com or 816-266-3354.

Spotlight – Kid’s Message Series for November

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In Kid’s Church, starting November 6th, Pastor Catie will be leading the children in a learning series, SPOTLIGHT, Do You See What I See? It’s all about seeing people the way God does. Here’s what the kids will be learning each week-

11/6/16
This week we will learn that often we have people in our lives that we tend to overlook. This story reminds us that God has a different way for us to look at the people around us. We can give people a chance because that’s what God does for us.

11/13/16
This week we will learn that when we see people as God sees them, we start to realize that how we treat them matters. One of the easiest ways we can show people honor is by putting their needs before our own. This is exactly what God did for us when He sent Jesus to be our Savior.

11/20/16
This week we will learn that part of honoring others is keeping your word when you say you’ll do something. This not only builds trust, but also shows people you think they’re valuable. No one feels good when people let them down. Take time to go above and beyond to keep the promises you make to others.

11/27/16
This week we will learn that the secret to showing honor to others is to understand that it begins with honoring God and giving Him the credit for everything we have. We can make it a point to honor God with every aspect of our lives.

Holiday Craft Fair: Nov. 12th, 10am-4pm

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.

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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