Revealing the Power of LOVE.
This Sunday
November 26th at 10:00 am 

Happy Thanksgiving, NVC!

This is probably my favorite holiday of the year because it means inevitably that I will be spending it with people I love. It also directs my attention around service to others and of course an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for a remarkable year.

I remember discovering the joy in service some time ago while volunteering at Andre House in downtown Phoenix, which serves meals to the homeless. My task on this particular day was scooping up goulash and placing it on the tray in front of me as each person sidestepped up in line. However, what I took on as an even more important role, was making it a point to look each individual in the eye and smile. The depth of connection I felt and graciousness by which these individuals received their food was both joyfilled and humbling. Nearing the end of the evening, a gentleman stepped up and exclaimed that he was on my side of the dinner line just three weeks prior serving just as I was. I believe it was in that moment that I more clearly understood what it all meant. Rachel Naomi Remen sums it perfectly as she describes the difference between helping and serving. "Helping incurs debt. When you help someone, they owe you one. But serving, like healing is mutual. There is no debt. I am also served as the person I am serving." In other words, we are all equals in this thing called life... Better yet, we are all One. This is the connection I felt with this gentleman that night and for that matter, all that I had the joy of serving. 

I have two invitations for you this week as we cross that threshold into the holidays. First, tonight, we have a special Thanksgiving Eve service that starts at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary. Special because we will be launching a year-long program here at NVC of feeding the homeless and struggling in this community and beyond. Your "ticket" into this service will be in the form of canned foods, so bring as many cans as you can carry.

Second, join me this Sunday as I conclude our monthly theme of authenticity in "The Struggle to be Real." 

In Love and Gratitude,
Jeff Hargis
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November Theme of the Month: AUTHENTICITY
       Nov. 05:  Listening to the Voice Within         
       Nov. 12:  The Work of Love
       Nov. 19:  Holding Nothing Back
       Nov. 26:  The Struggle to be Real


       Book of the Month:  The Exquisite Risk
       by Mark Nepo now available at the bookstore!


Sunday Musical Artist
Michael Land
Noted by Arizona Foothills Magazine as '...a true inspiration', Michael Land has over 15 years of experience as a singer/songwriter and professional vocalist. With the release of his most recent EP 'Free Your Soul,' Michael is making a name for himself as Arizona's premier Blue-Eyed Soul artist.  He currently resides in South Phoenix with his wife and five children and this is Michael's first appearance at NVC!


Kids Corner
Weekly Theme: Holding Nothing Back

Affirmation: Happy Thanksgiving!

Kids Prayer:
God is gracious.
We are gracious and thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving; we are grateful for love and family.
Gratitude is family and friends.
And so it is.
Parent's Night Out

Our Youth and Family Ministry is offering an awesome Parent's Night Out event coming up on December 2. Parents, if you are interested, let us know! Click here to register. 

Special Meeting of the Members

The Leadership Council has requested a special meeting of the members on Sunday, December 17, 2017 after the message at 11:30 AM. They will be updating the community on the sale of the property and asking you to vote on moving forward. Non-members are also welcome to attend. 

Have you filled out your pledge card yet?

A reminder to all that weren't here the last Sunday in October. Please fill out your pledge card and either mail it in or hand deliver it to us on Sunday. Here is a link to the form. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Upcoming Classes

Introduction to the Art of Feminine Presence
A free workshop by Rev. Michele Whittington

We are offering a free workshop called the Art of Feminine Presence here at New Vision Center. This is a 2.5 hour workshop that is a system of energetic practices that connect us with our source of internal power, strength and magnetism. The class will be Thursday, November 30th at 6:30pm. Click here to read more about this free opportunity and to register. 

Upcoming Events
NVC Holiday Bazaar,  Exhibitors Needed!

Once again, NVC will be hosting a holiday bazaar. It will be held on 3rd, the 10th and the 17th of December. If you would like to participate by setting up a table and exhibiting your art, your food, or... you know, all that creative stuff they sell at a bazaar, please contact Jolene Baney here for details. 

  The Spirit of December Begins With PEACE
as Rev. Penny Reminds us to

Living mindfully, slowing down and enjoying each step and each breath, is enough. Peace is already present in each step, and if we walk in this way everything will bloom under our feet. Let's tee ourselves up for a centered, sacred, peaceful holiday season.                                 
In the Community
Streetlight USA
Our Community Outreach team has partnered with Streetlight USA for the final quarter of 2017. During the month of November, NVC will be collecting donations for the residents at Streetlight USA. Streetlight supports girls AGE 11-17 who were victims of human trafficking to help turn trauma into triumph. 

There are a few ways to participate. Click here to get involved! 
The Leadership Council is Recruiting!

Are you interested in being a member of the Leadership Council? We are beginning our process of review for those individuals that are seeking to step up in this community. 

This link will guide you through the application process and includes qualifications, expectations and commitment dates for 2018. 

Applications are due November 30, 2017. 

Life Line Screening back at NVC

Once again, we are hosting Life Line Screening here at NVC on December 1. This is a great opportunity to take ownership of of your health by learning your risk for developing certain chronic diseases. To find out more about this and how to set up your appointment, click here

The Sunday ReQuote
Click here for the rest of Rev. Dr. Penny's quotes from last Sunday. 

Click here to request prayer support

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Full Calendar of Events

For a complete listing of events at New Vision Center for Spiritual Living, check out our Calendar of Events!
Fun Stuff Email List Serve

NVC has created a mailing list for you to share ideas, items for sale, rooms for rent, houses for sale, pets for adoption, recipes to die for, stories to share, pictures to circulate... In other words, this is going to be a non-monitored email list serve where you can share just about anything you want with your community. If you are interested in joining, please follow this link and fill out the form. 

Parting Shot

We are always looking for great pictures! Please send us shots of the community here and we'll get them posted. 
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