Join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Today’s lesson: Glory to God in the Highest. Reference: Luke 2:8-20. Next week’s lesson: In Awe of Christ’s Power. Reference: Matthew 14:22-36.
Our Sunday School needs all members and friends to attend our
classes at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. We are planning to attend the local, state and national Sunday School Congress in June 2015. Please come out and help us plan. Please see Thelma Gordon for more information.
Join us for Bible Study Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Mark your calendar…we will celebrating the birthday of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 21st at our 11 a.m. service. The colors are red and white. This will be a great party. Bring your family and friends and don’t forget your gift. For more information see Steve Reece.
Join us for Watch Night Service, Wednesday, December 31st at
Inspirational Verses for the Week: John 1:1-2, 14. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus Is Better Than Santa…Santa lives \at the North Pole, Jesus is everywhere. Santa rides in a sleigh; Jesus rides on the wind and walls on the water. Santa comes but once a year; Jesus is an ever present help. Santa comes down your chimney uninvited; Jesus stands at your door and knocks, Santa makes you stand in line to see him; Jesus is as close as the mention of His name. Santa lets you sit on his lap; Jesus lets you rest in His arms. Santa asks, “Little boy, little girl, what is your name?” Jesus knew our names before we did. Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly; Jesus has a heart full of love. Santa offers “Ho, ho, ho;” Jesus offers health, help and hope. Santa says “You better not cry;” Jesus says, “Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.” Santa’s little helpers makes toys; Jesus makes new lives, mends hearts, repairs broken hearts. Santa makes you chuckle; Jesus gives you joy. Santa puts gifts under your tree; Jesus became our gift and died on the tree. There’s really no comparison. Jesus is the reason for the season. ~ Paul M. Miller
December is National Hand Washing Awareness Month. The easiest way to spread germs and catch a cold is by not keeping your hands clean. Every time you don't wash your hands after eating or using the bathroom, your germs are immediately spread to the next thing you touch, such as the telephone or the door knob. During this flu season it is imperative that hands are washed multiple times during the day and you refrain from rubbing your eyes or touching your nose as often as possible. There is no easier way to pass germs then by not keeping your hands clean. Also, make sure that you wash with warm soapy water rather than cold water, because the heat helps eliminate the bacteria.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Sigma Omega Chapter and their program partner Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated - Delta Theta Sigma Chapter are looking for young men and women grades
9-12 to participate in the ASCEND college preparatory program. The program will run the 2nd Saturday of the month beginning in
January. The cost is $10, however, the Young Adult Missionary
Ministry will be sponsoring the application fee for all boys and girls from New Friendship who want to participate. Please see Whitney Gaskins
or Sandra Parks for an application.
Attention Ministry Leaders: Your Ministry Report is due every 4th Sunday.
Words from our Pastor: May the Lord God bless you…real good! Words to Pastor Harvey...May the Lord God bless you...real good! Get well soon! We love you and we miss you!
Grateful People Are Healthier People - "A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer." Doris Lessing
Think of anything - big or small - that exists in your life, whether it is a relationship, a job, a particular flower, or your morning coffee. Now, if this thing were to disappear tomorrow and be gone forever, would you miss it? If you would, it is something to be grateful for today - because it is here in your life right now. How would our lives change if, every day, we focused on our abundance rather than on what was lacking? According to new research, we would be happier people. On the contrary, materialists - people who are focused on obtaining material goods - tend to feel more depressed and unsatisfied. - See more at: http://spiritualityhealth.com/blog/traci-pedersen/grateful-people-are-happier-people#sthash.seXZG0WV.dpuf
The Usher Board is recruiting adult men and women. Please see James
Stallworth for more information.
Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." Luke 18:27
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to
understand fully. Ephesians 3:19. Eternal life is made possible by God’s eternal love.
The Mass Choir is accepting members. Please see Joseph
Edwards or any member for more information.
Check your ears if you have diabetes. The Place for Better Hearing is offering free hearing screenings during November for people with
diabetes. Call 513-922-0123 for an appointment. For information on
hearing loss and hearing aids go to www.HearingBetter.net.
Pastor Harvey will bless babies on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Please contact the church office one (1) week in advance to schedule and provide the name of the child and parents.
The Feed the Hungry Team serves the community every 3rd & 4th Saturday from 12 noon until 3 p.m. This program has been designed as an outreach ministry for the community. If you are a member of the Church and you would like to have lunch with our special guests, a small donation would be greatly appreciated. This will help the Feed the Hungry Team to replenish the food supply. For more information see Sis. Denise Freeman or any committee member.
The Usher Board is recruiting for their Junior Usher Board - ages 10 and up. Please see Deborah Anderson or James Stallworth for more information.
All Ministry Leaders: when you have recent photos of your
ministry and events, please send via email to
email@example.com for inclusion on our website.
Weekly Phone Tree Requests: please contact the Church
Office no later than 12 noon Tuesday. Exception: death notices.
Reminder…If you would like to have an announcement
featured in the bulletin and website, please contact the Church
Office or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember…NO GOD, NO PEACE. KNOW GOD, KNOW PEACE. ~Submitted by the NFBC Deaconess Ministry
Quality Family Healthcare Made Easy Take Care clinic at select
Walgreens. For more information call 1-866-Take-Care
(1-866-825-3227) or TakeCareHealth.com.
Do you have unclaimed funds waiting to be claimed? For more information log on to www.com.ohio.gov/unfd/treasurehunt.aspx or call 1.877.644.6823.
My Prayer For You
May God bless you always, and keep you from harm; With Him as
your pilot - no cause for alarm. So trust in Him fully, each step of
the way; and He’ll be there with you, yes, day after day!
Anna M. Matthews
Words of Wisdom…THE LORD WILL EITHER CALM YOUR
STORM OR HE WILL ALLOW IT TO RAGE WHILE HE CALMS
YOU. ~Submitted by The New Friendship Baptist Church
FYI...Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax help to low to moderate income (generally $49,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. For more info call: The Avondale Community Council 281-4414; Hirsch Community Center 751-3393; Urban League 281-9955.
"Lord, Teach Me How To Beg, Steal, Lie and Get Drunk" is now available on compact disc. This historical event features Bishop Abraham Swanson of the Bibleway Church of God in Christ, Father Kinneman, priest at the St. Mark Catholic Church and Rev. H.L. Harvey, Jr. The CD is available for purchase at a cost of $10 each.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Martin Luther King, Jr.
**NOTE: Due to insurance regulations/liabilities, we will no longer be able to rent the Sanctuary, Benford Hall or the Kitchen for weddings and receptions to non-members. This policy is in effect until further notice.
After the benediction and before you leave the Sanctuary, please make sure that you have your church bulletin and other paper items. This is God's house. Let's give it the respect that it deserves.
If there is anyone between the ages of 40-80 who cannot get life insurance due to health reasons, please contact Darlene Dickerson at 513-293-3166. Exception is they must not be in a nursing home.
***Satan isn't after your joy; he is after your strength. The devil wants you too weak to pray. He wants you worn out and burned out. Satan wants to kill the head because he knows the body will fall! But the Lord will lift your head and shield you from the devil's plot against you, if you put trust in Him. As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried. He is a shield to all those who takes refuge in Him. 2 Samuel 22:31.
Remember...Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; Condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Luke 6:37.
*** Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle***
Happiness depends on what you can give. Not what you can get. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Remember…Every problem is an opportunity to trust God. Christ must be the center of your relationships because He provides a stable, fixed point of reference; otherwise, your relationships will be frail and fragile.
~ NFBC Deaconess Board
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop a habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. ~ Colin Powell
Remember……Ask, and it shall be given to you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Luke 11:9.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?" ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Directions to Our Father's House...Make a Right onto Believeth Blvd. Keep Straight and go throught the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ. There, you must turn onto the Bridge of Faith, which is over troubled waters. When you get off the bridge, make a Right turn and keep Straight. You are on the King's Highway - Heaven Bound. Keep going for three miles: One for the Father, One for the Son and One for the Holy Ghost. Then exit off onto Grace Blvd. From there, make a Right onto Gospel Lane. Keep Straight and then make another Right onto Prayer Road. As you go on your way, Yield Not to the traffic on Temptation Avenue. Also, avoid Sin Street because it is a DEAD END. Pass up Envy Drive and Hate Avenue. Also, pass Hypocrisy Street, Gossiping Lane and Back-Biting Blvd. However, you have to go down Long-Suffering Lane, Persecution Blvd. and Trials & Tribulations Avenue. But that's all right, because VICTORY Street is Straight ahead! Amen!
Remember this... God can take total disaster and turn it into total victory!
Did you know...The type of seed you sow determines the type of harvest you'll reap. The good news is God has all the money He needs to fund ministry through His church. The bad news is - it's in your pocket! Remember, you will reap what you sow! Scripture rerferences: 2 Corinthians 9:6; Galatians 6:7.
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CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR
Early Morning Service - 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Morning Service - 10:45 a.m.
Holy Communion - 1st Sunday
Baptism - Every Sunday
Willing Workers - 2nd Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study - 6 p.m.
Mass Choir Rehearsal - 7 p.m.
Bible Study - 11 a.m.
Prayer Meeting - 7 p.m.
Deacon's Meeting - 12 p.m. (1st)
God's Doorkeepers - 1 p.m. (3rd)
Daughter's of Faith - 1 p.m. (1st)