Advent: the first season of the Christian church year

Advent

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

Fall Fest: Sat., Oct. 29 @6pm

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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.

Fear, Inc. – Kid’s Message Series for October

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In Kid’s Church, starting October 2nd, Pastor Catie will be leading the children in a learning series, Fear, Inc., about taking their first steps in courage. Here’s what the kids will be learning this month-

10/2/16
This week we will learn that you can do what you should even when you don’t know what will happen next. Most of the time our fear comes from assuming something about the future that may or may not happen. Courage doesn’t mean our fear is gone. Rather, courage is choosing to act even though we are afraid.

10/9/16
This week we will learn that you can do what you should even when you don’t feel ready. We all face times when we feel like we’re supposed to do something, but fear that we won’t have what it takes to get it done. We can have courage to follow through knowing that God can give us what we need to get the job done.

10/16/16
This week we will learn that you can do what you should even when things seem impossible. We may not face the Red Sea or an army of angry Egyptians, but we will face moments where what we need to do will feel impossible to us. When that happens, we can remember that we can trust God no matter what.

10/23/16
This week we will learn that you can do what you should even when others are afraid. We will face times when the people around us are scared or making unwise choices. When that happens, we should trust God. He can give us the courage we need to do what we should and be an example that points others to Him.

10/30/16
This week we will learn that you can do what you should because God is with you. Even when what we’re asked to do doesn’t make sense, we can have courage to do it knowing that God is helping us. We should remember that God is near and He is for us. We can trust God no matter what and have courage to do what we should.

Men’s Campout: Sep. 30 – Oct. 1

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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.

High Wire: Daring To Trust

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In Kid’s Church, starting September 4th, Pastor Catie will be leading the children in a learning series about trusting in God. The lessons come from the story of Joseph in the Old Testament book of Genesis. Here’s what the kids will be learning this month-

9/4/16
This week we will learn to trust in God. In our lesson this week we start to learn about Joseph’s life. We learn that he was the favorite and he ended up getting thrown into a well. Even though he was in the well he trusted God. When you think your alone, you can trust God is with you.

9/11/16
This week we will learn that when life doesn’t make sense, you can trust God is with you. Joseph is accused of something he didn’t do and finds himself in prison. Joseph still trusted God, and God was with him. While he’s in prison, Joseph meets pharaoh’s cupbearer and baker, who both end up having dreams they don’t understand.

9/18/16
This week we will learn that when the pressure is on, you can trust God is with you. Pharaoh ended up putting Joseph in charge of the entire project. Joseph could have been worried and decided that the task was too difficult, but instead he trusted God and God was faithful.

9/25/16
This week we will learn that you can trust God no matter what. Joseph forgives his brothers for how they treated him. Throughout his entire life, Joseph trusted God and realized that what his brothers intended for harm, God intended for good to help preserve their family.