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

Help Make A Difference in People’s Lives

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.



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


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


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-

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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-

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.

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.

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.

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.

Moving Mountains

When it comes to prayer, have you ever wondered, “Will it work for me?” or “Can I do it?” In this teaching series, Pastor Kens starts with these questions and then goes much deeper. If you want to draw closer to God and positively impact your own life and those around you through prayer, this series is for you. Learn to listen for God, let him teach you and expect great things.

Click Podcasts to listen to this series or other podcasts.

5th & 6th Graders event at Sky Zone

sky-zoneAttention all 5th & 6th Graders- Have you had a chance to visit Sky Zone yet? It is a huge indoor trampoline park. We are going there on Sept. 23rd. This would be an exciting event to bring your friends. We will leave New Vision Church at 6pm and return at 8:30pm. The cost includes an hour of jumping with socks. If you have any questions you can contact Pastor Catie at or 816-266-3354.

For your child to attend this event we need to know by September 16th and you need to fill out a waiver.

Connection Groups-Fall 2016

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Fall 2016 Menu

Below you will find our current menu of groups. You can register for a group by its menu number (1,2,3, etc.) and turning in a completed Connection Card during a Sunday service. The leader for the group you select will then contact you with information on the location, times and necessary study guides. If you cannot make it to a Sunday service but want to register for a group, send a quick email and let us know which group you are interested in. Be sure to include your contact information.

Level 1—One hour or less preparation needed:

1. Young Adults GroupDiscipled by Jesus: This group is target toward people between 18 and the mid-thirties and will be learning to listen to Jesus as an active part of our life.

Sundays 7:00 to 8:30 PM September 11 through November 13
Leader: Jeremiah Reynolds
Location: Jeremiah’s home
Childcare: Children are welcome

2. Men’s GroupStraight Talk to Men: God’s job description for men! A deeper understanding of God’s perspective on manhood will help you provide stability and leadership in your home—and ultimately enjoy the benefits of a family that pleases God. Childcare not provided.

Mondays 6:30 to 8:00 PM September 12 through October 17
Leader: Larry Stock
Location: Larry’s home
Childcare: Not provided

3. Young Women’s Group— #Struggles: Following Jesus in a selfie-centered world!

Wednesdays 6:00 to 7:00PM September 14 through October 26
Leader: Catie Johnson
Location: Darlene Smith’s home
Childcare: Children are welcome

4. Adult GroupBecoming a Contagious Christian: Evangelism doesn’t have to be frustrating or intimidating—effectively communicating our faith in Christ should be the most natural thing in the world. Come discover your own natural evangelism style and how to share biblical truths in everyday language.

Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:00 PM September 14 through November 2
Leader: Alex Oliver
Location: Fred LaPlante’s home
Childcare: Not provided

5. Adult GroupObey: Are you me-centered or God-centered? Become God-centered through discovering the truths in God’s word and following them. Are you ready to obey? Join us for a simple format that makes it easy to share with and learn from others.

Thursdays 6:30 to 8:00 PM September 15 through November 3
Leader: Martha Martin
Location: Marcia Beck’s home
Childcare: Not provided

6. Women’s Group—Genesis-Beginnings: An overview of the first book of the Bible, Genesis; the 4 events that defined our world, and the 4 fathers of our people.

Thursdays 7:00 to 8:15 PM September 15 through December 8
Leader: Val Croninger
Location: TBD
Childcare: Not provided

Level 2
—One to two hours preparation needed:
7. Couples Group— The Art of Marriage: Learn to blend your personalities and life circumstances to create a divine-inspired marriage. Every marriage is special, expressed by the unique personalities of each spouse and blended with challenging circumstances at play in their lives.

Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM September 13 through November 1
Leaders: Sarah & Jason Malcom
Location: Sarah & Jason’s home
Childcare: Not provided


Level 3—Daily preparation needed:
8. Women’s Group—(Un)Invited: Exploring the roots of rejection; the lies we believe as a result and the truth about who God is, who we are, and what it looks like to live loved.
Mondays 6:45 to 8:15 PM September 12 through November 7
Leaders: Shawna Reidenbach & Melissa Gawf
Location: Shawna’s home
Childcare: Not provided