What's New with Urban Vision?

Christmas Store News
The Christmas store is just around the corner. We are making lists and checking them twice. We're going to find out who has been saving their hard earned dollars or not. Because the Urban Vision Christmas Store is coming to North Hill. We see them when they are playing, we know how they are doing in school, we know how they've been spiritually growing, so come volunteer for goodness sake. Almost sounds like a Christmas song. 
For those of you early shoppers, we want to let you know how you can give back to Urban Vision while doing your Christmas shopping. We have signed up for Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile will give a percentage of purchases made through Amazon Smile to a charity of your choice (Urban Vision).  
Yes this news gets better. We have also created a wishlist on Amazon for the Christmas Store with Dignity. You can pick something up for the store and if you check out with Amazon Smile it will give a percent back to Urban Vision.  

 Missions Month
 "The history of missions is the history of answered prayer."
~ Samuel Zwemer
As we take this month to refocus on our call as believers I am struck by the answered prayers as well as the prayers still going up. Daily we at Urban Vision have the joy of seeing lives in our community come through our doors. Sometimes we get to celebrate over, drivers licenses, good grades, family recovering, babies being born, becoming a citizen, or that they came to know Christ as their personal Savior. We also get to cry for lost loved ones, failed endeavors, domestic issues, and more. God has allowed us to be a light to our community. We thank all who support us and encourage you to talk with our staff to find out how God continues to move in our community and how you can help bridge the gap in North Hill. Pray with us this month for God's provision. 

 Falls Volunteer Opportunities
The Kids Need You!
The children of North Hill need you to come alongside and help them succeed educationally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Please consider investing in one of our kids by serving this fall.
Click here to view Urban Vision's most urgent volunteer needs or here to view needed supplies.
To volunteer, email nathan@urbanvisionministry.org or call (330) 762-1163. You can also checkout the volunteer process here.
[WARNING] Serving at Urban Vision results in dangerous amounts of joy, laughter, and life changing moments.

Real Hope In The City Recap
We are so grateful for Wayne coming down and spending the weekend with us at the Real Hope In The City conference.
Also a special thanks to our partners in this event South Street and The Chapel. It is a step that is paving the way for even more unity in the city of Akron. 
If you missed this great event the UrbanVision Media team has copies of the main sessions with a few bonus sessions as well located on the Urban Vision Youtube channel. Below we have collected a Top Take Away list from the UrbanVision Staff. 
Top Take Aways
 1. The importance of a Church in the community/run by the community/that serves the community.
 2. Never do anything alone. These are times for teachable moments. 
 3. Fear can't be the reason you do or don't do ministry. 
 4. Communicate your philosophy of ministry on a regular basis
 5. Christ must be at the center of everything and you have to be in constant prayer. 
 6. As your ministry grows you must be organized to operate more efficiently. 
 7. It is very encouraging to come together as believers and talk about what God is doing.
 8. Investment in relationship is a Major commitment it often doesn't show real progress for many years. 
 9. The importance of ministry partners and friends to work with and support. 
10.In the end, it is all about relationships.