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Announcements For December 21, 2014

 

Bible Study


Adult Bible Study is held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Classes are held in the Benford Hall. Please come out; bring along your bibles and a heart that is receptive for receiving God's Holy Word!


During the winter months, please exercise discretion.

Ministries Directory


Ministry - Meeting Time - Contact Person/Contact Phone# 513-221-4006

Angel Tree - Nov./Dec. TBA - Mary Adams
Daughters of Faith - 1st Saturday @ 1 p.m. - Calvery Grove
Feed The Hungry - 1st & 3rd Saturday @ 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Denise Freeman, Joseph Edwards
God's Doorkeepers - 3rd Saturday @ 1 p.m. - James Stallworth
Mass Choir - Tuesday @ 7 p.m. - Joseph Edwards, Minister Princess Johnson
Missionary - 1st Wednesday @ 12:30 p.m. - Willie B. Estill
Mother's Board - 3rd Saturday
New Member's Class - Sunday @ 9:30 a.m. - Thelma Gordon
Nurse's Guild - 2nd Saturday @ 11 a.m. - Jessie Broach
Prison Ministry - Monthly - Mary Adams, Paula Whitfield
Wellness Ministry - Monthly - Geraldine Melson
Willing Workers - 2nd Sunday @ 10 a.m. - Rowena Reeves
Women of New Friendship - 2nd Saturday @ 12 p.m. - Deborah Anderson, Paula London
Youth Department - 2nd & 4th Saturday @ 10a.m. - 2 p.m. - Angela Ray


"Squash The Mortgage" Events


ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARD ELIMINATING THE CHURCH MORTGAGE. PLEASE COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

TBA

Sick and Shut-In

If you have a family member who is sick and shut-in and would like to have communion and prayer, please call the Church Office. Please provide the person’s name, address and telephone number.  If you have questions, please see any Deacon for more information.

To have a name added or removed from the weekly bulletin, please call the Church Administration Office, or email to nfbc.office@yahoo.com.

We are praying for all of our sick and shut-in. We are also praying for you!


And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Matthew 21:22

Mark Your Calendar/Church Weekly Calendar

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 10 p.m

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
nfbc.office@yahoo.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 nfbc.office@yahoo.com.  

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 Deaconess Board.

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 rerf
erences: 2 Corinthians 9:6; Galatians 6:7.

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CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR
Sunday
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.

Tuesday
Bible Study - 6 p.m.
Mass Choir Rehearsal - 7 p.m.

Wednesday
Bible Study - 11 a.m.
Prayer Meeting - 7 p.m.

Saturday
Deacon's Meeting - 12 p.m. (1st)
God's Doorkeepers - 1 p.m. (3rd)
Daughter's of Faith - 1 p.m. (1st)



Contribution Envelopes



Contribution envelopes are available for your convenience. If you are a new
member to our church family or if you have run out of offering envelopes, please
contact the Church Administration Office to obtain a new booklet.

Entrepreneur Spotlight

AVANT POLYGRAPH - Ron Avant, Polygraph Examiner
1889 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214. Phone 513.238.1177. polymenow@aol.com.
"Why don't you find the truth today!"

DARLENE DICKERSON - Sales Representative, Tri-State Insurance Agency
7710 Reading Road, Suite 102, Cincinnati, OH 45237. Phone 513.488.0298; 513.293.3166.
I am able to help people who cannot get insurance due to health problems. I have insurance for children under 18 with health issues. Some of the companies  I represent are Aflac, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cincinnati Equitable. These companies are located in Cincinnati. These are just a few to mention. I am looking for licensed agents who want to make unlimited potential income. God has blessed me with tools to help others. Even if you've been turned down due to an illness, I may be able to help you.
If you do not have Direct TV and would like to take advantage of the NFL Sunday Ticket - value of over $300 a year.

DLB CLEANING SERVICE. Need your home cleaned top 2 bottom? DLB. Attic and/or basement? DLB. What about your Church? DLB. Have a private office? DLB. Hall? DLB. Special Occassion? DLB.
DON LEE BOOKER. Phone 513.693.2887. Doing the Lord's business.

THELMA GORDON - District Leader, Primerica Financial Services
3664 Muddy Creek Rd, Suite 2, 45238
Phone 513.641.3882; 513.451.1629; Cell 513.237.4927 Fax 513.347.4302
Need to earn some extra income? H&R Block is offering a free Income Tax Course. Earn extra income preparing taxes. Call Thelma Gordon at 513.641.3882 or 513.237.4927 for more information.

JORDAN FRAGRANCES
Brand Name Fragrances At Outlet Prices!
TORRENCE LEE, OWNER
5225 Newfield 45237 Phone: 513.476.4901 GODFATHERNOLE88@HOTMAIL.COM

KESHAUN RAYFORD
Owner of Shaunee's Playhouse, LLC. We're conducting 2 fundraisers (3/2012) to raise money for a new building. I have dedicated my entire living space to provide care for children and this new location will enhance the learning and play environments for current children and newcomers as well. Monetary donations are tax deductible. (1st) $2 raffle tickets; drawing will be held March 24th; 1st prize $100 gift basket - 2nd prize $25 gift card. (2nd) $8 home and auto first aid kits - money due when placing order. For more info, please call 513-910-4121.

SEWING SOLUTIONS
Alterations, Repairs, Tailoring (Men & Women), Bridals, Embroidery Service, Leather & Suede
JANICE TOLLIVER
10945 Reed Hartman Hwy. Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone 513.891.6700

SOUL PURPOSE
Body, Beauty, Style, Spirit
TERESA HARDIN, LIFESTYLE ENTREPRENEUR
3200 Patrisal Ct. 45236 Phone: 513.314.3631; Fax: 513.761.1603

CELESTE WONSON
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, call Realtor Celeste Wonson with Sibcy Cline. 513.608.2201 or email at cwonson@sibcycline.com.f you are looking to buy or sell a home, call Realtor Celeste Wonson with Sibcy Cline. 513.608.2201 or email at cwonson@sibcycline.com.

***You are welcomed to share your business ventures with us! Let us know what you are doing so that we can support your endeavor!


Sanctuary, Benford Hall and the Kitchen


NOTE...Due to insurance regulations/liabilities, we will no longer be able to rent the Sancturary, benford Hall or the Kitchen for weddings and receptions to non-members. This policy is in effect until further notice.

If you would like to use the Sanctuary, Benford Hall or the Kitchen to host your personal event, the cost for memebers in good financial standing is $300. The fee is assessed to offset the cost of utilities and cleaning expenses.

All NFBC Ministries.... To use the kitchen, please stop by the Church Administraion Office to complete the authorization form. This is God's House! Let's give it the respect that it deserves.

A Note from the Pastor's Desk

We serve an on-time God: wouldn't you agree? So, let's all make a special effort to be on-time for church! We put forth a lot of effort to be on time for our jobs, appointments and other events that we consider to be important. But God should be at the top of our priority list. Let us keep in mind that God gave us His best. Doesn't He deserve our best in return?