SERVICES AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS
For members of our church, there are basic services available to you in your time of need. It’s important to note that while the church does its best to accommodate every request, there are times where we may have limited capacity due to financial resources or personnel.
MEETING WITH PASTORS DEXTER OR LINDSEY
If you ever need to schedule an appointment with Pastor Dexter or Pastor Lindsey to discuss personal or ministry-related matters, please contact our administrative offices at 203-384-1077 or email email@example.com.
Please note that they have very busy schedules, and it may take some time to lock in a date based on availability. In some instances, they may refer you to an elder, minister, or staff person to address your need.
BAPTISM OF INFANTS/BABY DEDICATION
Baptism after one has accepted Christ as their Savior is not the same as infant baptism. Baby dedication is a rite, which signifies that an innocent baby is covered by the life-giving grace of God. The parents are responsible to see that the child is introduced to the saving grace of Christ at an early age and brought up in the nurture and acknowledgment of the Lord. We do not baptize babies. However, we do bless babies and dedicate their lives to the Lord. This dedicatory ceremony is conducted as scheduled through the Church Office.
The Baby Dedication Request Form must be completed online. Upon submission, the administration team will be in contact with you.
We realize that from time to time legitimate crises arise (housing, utility shut-off, unemployment, etc.) in which immediate assistance is needed.
Pastors Dexter and Lindsey identify with your need for support from our church family during times of bereavement for the loss of a loved one. Certain processes and procedures have been developed to serve, comfort, and minister to you in the event of the death of an immediate family member. Remember, it is your sole responsibility to contact the Administrative Office concerning the death of a loved one. Please contact our administrative offices at 203-384-1077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read our complete Funeral & Bereavement Guide.
Because of Pastor Dexter’s itinerary, sometimes unable to commit to attending memorial services. If this is the case, he will appoint one of the Elders or other ministers to be in charge of the service. Particular requests and details should be given to the administrative office.
In case of the death of a member of New Vision, it is your responsibility to convey to your family beforehand your home-going wishes, and the role of our ministry is to help so that such matters may be handled in the most delicate and organized manner possible.
Please note: there is a fee for Pastor Dexter or his designee when he performs a eulogy. There may also be fees for usage of the sanctuary and utilization of staff members. These fees are separate and not covered by your regular giving of tithes and offerings.
HOSPITALIZATION / ILLNESS
If you are seriously ill or will be admitted into the hospital, you or a designated loved one are responsible for contacting the church. Please contact our administrative offices at 203-384-1077 or email email@example.com
Information given should include the name of the hospital, the reason for hospitalization, and key family members who may be reached for further communication and support.
Please try not to entrust a friend or other church members to pass such information along because oftentimes important details are lost, miscommunicated, or not handled in a timely manner.
Our ministerial staff rallies to care for you during these critical times. Every attempt will be made for someone from the ministerial staff to contact and/or visit you during your illness.
James 5:14. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
Because marriage is a very sacred and life-changing decision, Pastor will not personally sanction a union or administer marital vows without first having a period of time set aside for pre-marital education sessions with both individuals. There are no exceptions to this condition.
We realize there are sometimes many unique situations involved in the education process and we try to allow for these special situations with a biblical application. To set education sessions, you must contact the administrative office.
Members desiring to use the church facilities for a wedding must also submit to pre-marital education. All requests for pre-marital counseling and education should be directed to the church office. Please contact our administrative offices at 203-384-1077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: there is a fee for Pastor Dexter or designee when he performs a wedding and in addition, there are fees associated with the use of the facility for the wedding ceremony. These fees are separate and not covered by your regular giving of tithes and offerings.