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Announcements For November 15, 2015


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 - Paula Winkfield
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 - 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

"Squash The Mortgage" Events



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: Ready, Set Go! Reference: Acts 16:1-5, 8-15. Next week’s lesson:  Turning the World Upside Down. Reference: Acts 17:1-4; 10-12; 22-25, 28.
Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for Bible Study Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Prayer Meeting 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Tithes & Offerings Reminder: members please write your name and date on the envelope – for checks and cash.

IInspirational Verses for the Week: Colossians 3:15  And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

Our Mass Choir will be in concert, Sunday, November 22nd at 5 p.m. here at NFBC. Please come out and show your support.

Usher classes begin Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Saturday, April 23, 2016. The classes will be held every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Church Anniversary Committee would like to thank all who participated this year and is still collecting your assessment of $89 today. Thank you for your donations.

The Daughters of Faith Ministry will be taking names for Thanksgiving Baskets. The deadline is Sunday, November 15th. No names will be accepted after this date. Please submit names to Calvery Grove, Gertrude Moye or Denise Freeman.

November is National Marrow Awareness Month.  The National Marrow Donor Program works to ensure every patient has the best chance to receive the transplant they need. The National Marrow Donor Program works to increase the size and diversity of the Registry.  Partnering with families, civic, community, corporate and religious organizations the Program raises awareness about the need for donors. For more information, log on towww.whathealth.com/organizations/n/natmarrowprogram-us.html

A Note from “Body & Soul, A Celebration of Healthy Eating & Living” 
Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables every day promotes good health and may help lower your blood pressure. African Americans suffer serious health problems and die from these diseases. Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables every day may be one of the easiest things you can do to
promote a healthy body and soul.

Name Changes
1.) What was Abraham's original name?
a. Abrial
b. Abner
c. Abram
d. Abidai
2.) What was Sarah's original name?
a. Sardius
b. Sarai
c. Sarid
d. Saraph
3.) What was Joshua's original name?
a. Oshea
b. Sargon
c. Ishmael
d. Rabmag
4.) What was Paul’s original name?
a. Sargon
b. Samsom
c. Sardis
d. Saul

The man whispered, "God, speak to me."  And a meadowlark sang.  But the man did not hear.

So the man yelled, "God, speak to me."  And the thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen.

The man looked around and said, "God let me see you." And a star shined brightly. But the man did not see.

The man shouted, "God show me a miracle."  And, a life was born. But the man did not notice.

So, the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are here." Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man. But the man brushed the butterfly away, and walked on.

The man cried, "God, I need your help!" And an e-mail arrived reaching out with good news and encouragement. But the man deleted it and continued crying.

Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way that you expect.

Answers: 1. c (Genesis 17:5) 2. b (Genesis 17:15) 3. a (Numbers 13:16) 4. d (Acts 13:9)

Weekly Phone Tree Requests: please contact the Church Office no later than 12 noon Wednesday. Exception: death notices. Please contact the Church Office if you would like to receive the weekly phone tree call.

Reminder…If you would like to have an announcement featured in the bulletin and on our website, please contact the church Office or email to nfbc.office@yahoo.com. Requests must be received by 12 noon Wednesday.

Words from our Pastor…“May the Lord God bless you…real good!”

Child Poverty Hurts Our Nation  “Dear Lord, be good to me. The sea is so wide and my boat is so small.” 

Despite six years of economic recovery, new Census data released in September reveal that children remain the poorest age group in America with more than 15.5 million children (21.1 percent) living in poverty in 2014 — 70 percent were children of color, who will be the majority of children in America in 2020. They continue to be disproportionately poor, with 37 percent of Black children and 32 percent of Hispanic children poor, compared to 12 percent of White non-Hispanic children. The Black child
poverty rate increased 10 percent between 2013 and 2014, while rates for children of other races and ethnicities declined slightly. Poverty hurts children, decreasing the likelihood of graduating from high school and increasing the likelihood of becoming a poor adult and becoming involved in the criminal justice system. For more information log on to www.childrensdefense.gov.

Weekly Phone Tree Requests: please contact the Church Office no later than 12 noon Wednesday. Exception: death notices. Please contact the Church Office if you would like to receive the weekly phone tree call.

Reminder…If you would like to have an announcement featured in the bulletin and on our website, please contact the church Office or email to nfbc.office@yahoo.com. Requests must be received by 12 noon Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

To make the website a valuable source of information regarding our Church, your input would be greately appreciated!

Early Morning Service - 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Morning Service - 10:45 a.m.
Baptism - Every Sunday
Holy Communion - 1st Sunday
Willing Workers - 2nd Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.
Ministry Reports Due - 4th Sunday

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)

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.

Brand Name Fragrances At Outlet Prices!
5225 Newfield 45237 Phone: 513.476.4901 GODFATHERNOLE88@HOTMAIL.COM

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.

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

Body, Beauty, Style, Spirit
3200 Patrisal Ct. 45236 Phone: 513.314.3631; Fax: 513.761.1603

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?