Join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Today’s lesson: Treasure in Clay Jars. Reference: 2 Corinthians 4:2-15. Next week’s lesson: An Appeal for Reconciliation. Reference: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; 7:2-4.
Join us for Bible Study Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m.
From the hearts of the Pastor, Directors and wonderful Staff – to the New Friendship Family – thank you for your contributions and support of our Vacation Bible School! God bless and keep you!
The Youth of New Friendship are sponsoring a car wash for our annual
fundraiser! You can support our youth with the purchase of a voucher to
MIKE'S CARWASH for just $8! The vouchers never expire! Please see
a youth representative or any of our youth advisors for tickets.
IMPORTANT: Youth Department Meeting in Benford Hall for all youth leaders
and parents on Saturday, August 30th at 4:30 p.m.
The Daughters of Faith will host a workshop Saturday, September 6th 10 a.m.
– 3 p.m. Topic: Renewing of Your Mind – Session 2. Facilitator: Pastor Geneva Miller. Please come out and show your support.
Mammography Day at the New Friendship Baptist Church sponsored by The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Cincinnati Chapter, Saturday, September 13th from 9am - 1pm. Please see Rhonda Barnes or Debbie Smith
for more information.
Business Meeting: Tuesday, September 16th at 7 p.m.
The New Friendship Youth Choir meets on Saturdays from 1 p.m. -
2 p.m. for rehearsal. Please bring your youth for an awesome praise
opportunity! Let’s keep our youth engaged and encouraged! Please
direct any questions to Brenda Dubose or Angela Ray.
Inspirational Verse for the Week: Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you."
August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month—a great signal for you to
get your child's eyes checked before school starts. Join us as we observe Children's Eye Health and Safety Month in partnership with Prevent Blindness America and the American Academy of Ophthalmologists. Most children have healthy eyes. But there are conditions that can threaten good vision. Because
you can't always "look" into your child's eyes to tell if they have eye health problems, set up some time today for an eye exam.
A Day in African American History: August 17, 1897, WB Purvis (inventor)
patents the electric railway switch.
A Note from “Body & Soul, A Celebration of Healthy Eating & Living” – Down-Home Healthy. Enjoy your favorite family recipes! Healthy soul food tastes great. In fact, the basic staples of traditional soul food include lots of healthy vegetables: dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, and high-fiber black-eyed peas. But they are often cooked with ham hocks, fat back, bacon, salt, lard, shortening, and cooking grease. These add too much saturated fat, calories and salt to your food. The following tips make it easy to enjoy healthy soul food that tastes great: steam your vegetables whenever you can. Use garlic, onions and herbs for flavor. Use very small amounts of butter, che4ese, and sauces; use more herbs and spices to flavor greens and other dishes. Cut down on salt. Try adding Spanish onion and black pepper to black-eyed peas; always use low-fat or skim milk for cooking instead of whole milk or cream; put away that deep fat fryer or frying pan. Try broiling, roasting, baking, grilling, braising, or stir-frying with a little oil instead.
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
1.) And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to______
2.) Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be______
3.) A word fitly spoken is like______
(a) clouds and wind without rain.
(b) an ornament of fine gold.
(c) apples of gold in pitchers of silver.
(d) snow in summer, and like rain in harvest.
4.) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own______
There were dangers awaiting me,
Destruction was sure to be
But thank God for angels
That were shielding and protecting and looking out for me,
Thank you, Lord
The Devil had a plan to kill me, I know
But God intercepted his plan
And told the Devil, "No"
God blocked it
He wouldn't let it be so
No, He wouldn't let it be so
Haven't lived a perfect life
Seems I've done wrong more than I've done right
But thank God for compassion and forgiveness
That kept me from a terrible plight
You see my life was spinning out of control
The fact that I'm still alive today
Ain't nothing, nothing but a miracle
God blocked it
He wouldn't let it be so
No, He wouldn't let it be so
(Written by Kurt Carr)
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.
Church members, if you are in need of a ride to church, please
call the church office at 221-4006 to leave your name and number.
The Mass Choir is accepting members. Please see Joseph
Edwards or any member for more information.
Attention Ministry Leaders: your Ministry Report is due every 4th Sunday.
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.
Words from our Pastor: May the Lord God bless you…real good!
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Remember…NO GOD, NO PEACE. KNOW GOD, KNOW PEACE. ~Submitted by the NFBC Deaconess Ministry
FYI - Integrity Hall Four (4) Hour Rental: NFBC Members - $575; Non Members - $650. Fee includes set-up and clean-up. For more information call 513-356-9637. To view the facility, log on to www.sreece.com. Click on the link for Integrity Hall.
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.
Youth Sunday - 4th Sunday (every other month - Aug, Oct, Dec.)
Youth Ushers - 4th Sunday (every other month - Sept, Nov.)
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.
Youth Mentoring/Tutoring/Choir Auditions (1st & 3rd)
Youth Worship Arts - 10 a.m. (2nd & 4th)
Deacon's Meeting - 12 p.m. (1st)
God's Doorkeepers - 1 p.m. (3rd)
Daughter's of Faith - 1 p.m. (1st)