NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY – HOW YOU CAN HELP
Our most recent church directory was printed at the end of 2019. The first step toward creating a new edition is to have you update your information in Church Community Builder (CCB). Address, phone numbers, emails, profile pictures – this is all information that we would include in a printed directory and should all be double checked. Questions or problems getting into CCB? Contact Cindy at email@example.com or call the church office at (513) 752-9819.
BECOME A CHILDREN’S CLASS TEACHER
It’s time to start thinking about which classes you would like to teach in the coming quarters. Details about available openings for teachers, teacher assistants, and other volunteer positions are coming soon!
GIRLS RETREAT, JUST AS, IS APRIL 22-24 – REGISTER NOW!
This year’s girls’ retreat is coming up next weekend! Where: Fort Hill Christian Youth Camp. When: Begins Friday, April 22 with check-in from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $60 per student with T-shirt included. John 15:9 is the scripture focus for the weekend as the lessons cover God’s intentional and unconditional love for us just as we are.
ENJOY LIVE THEATER APRIL 15 & 16
The Westing Game will be presented by PATH Drama Friday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium These students, including teens from our congregation, have worked hard all year to make this show great. The Friday showing will be ASL interpreted. Tickets are $5 and are still available at the door before each performance.
PAINTING HELP NEEDED AT MID-WESTERN
Mid-Western Children’s Home is looking for volunteers to help paint a large basement room. This needs to happen in the next week or so. Please let Barry Boverie know if you can volunteer for this project by calling (513) 317-1406.
GIVING TO THE CHURCH
Your donations help the church continue its work through our members. There are several options for giving: placing cash or check in the box on the communion table, mailing your check to the church, or using a credit or debit card to give online through CCB.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class starts at 9 a.m. — The Preaching About Jesus in The Acts of the Apostles
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – The Greatest Gift – Easter Sunday Sermon
Thank you for clicking the “like” button in YouTube under each class and sermon. This is helping make our online outreach to the community more effective!
APRIL PRAYER FOCUS
Be confident as you pray to our Lord. Hebrews 4:16 (NIV), “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
- Pam Wanninger’s surgery last week on her hand went well, but she developed an infection that requires antibiotics.
- Judy Tennant had her back surgery on Monday and is doing well.
- Josette Spence, Elaine Painter’s sister, needs a liver transplant.
- Kevin Stewart requests prayers for his friend Mark Adams, who has stomach cancer, and also Annie Miller, a high school senior who is now on a ventilator after a skiing accident.
- Nathalia, part of our Boa Vista missionary team and wife of Neto, is expecting a baby! She has some chronic health issues so the pregnancy carries some extra risk. Please pray for her and the baby’s health.
Please send prayer requests and other newsletter information to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the prayer request form in CCB.
GET SET FOR THE MID-WESTERN CARING HEARTS 5K
The Mid-Western Caring Hearts 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, May 14 beginning at 9 a.m. Registration before May 2 is $25 with a guaranteed race t-shirt. Register May 3 through race day for $30 with t-shirts available for purchase while they last. For more details and a registration form, visit them online or pick them up at the welcome counter in the church lobby.
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
CAMP ROCKs REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Camp ROCKs is set for July 3–9 at Camp Lebanon for children ages 7–12. Campers will enjoy a week of fun, fellowship, and Biblical lessons. Register now online or contact Sara Faison for more details. Save $10 per camper by registering before June 1. Registration closes June 19.
BIBLE DAY CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 22
This summer Bible Day Camp is Going Deeper with Jesus. Kids will learn that Jesus invites us, we follow Jesus, we share Him, we disciple for Jesus and then bear fruit in our lives for Him. BDC will be held June 6–10 and registration begins April 22!
- Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services, 6 p.m.
- Girls Retreat, April 22 – 24
- Area Wide at Shiner Church of Christ -May 1
- Sports ‘N Stuff – May 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adult Classes – The Preaching About Jesus in The Acts of the Apostles, Auditorium Class, March 13-April 17
How did the apostles teach and preach about Jesus in the earliest days after Jesus’ resurrection? To understand that, we will consider six passages in Acts, including Peter’s Pentecost sermon (Acts 2), the earliest preaching of Peter and John among the Jews (Acts 3-4), Philip’s preaching to the Samaritans and the Ethiopian official (Acts 8), Peter and Cornelius (Acts 10-11), Paul’s synagogue sermon at Pisidian Antioch (Acts 13), and Paul’s preaching of Jesus as king in Thessalonica (Acts 17).
Adult Classes – His Eternal Plan, Fellowship Hall Class, March 13 – May 29
This class answers several fundamental questions about God’s Plan for us. It is perfect for new Truth Seekers, who need to hear God’s Plan from beginning to end in order to understand the big picture. It is also perfect for veteran Truth Seekers, who want to be able to explain God’s Plan to others in a logical way or want to re-ground themselves in His plan. It is based on three major pillars: 1) There is a God, 2) The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and 3) Jesus is the Son of God.
College Age Class – Galatians Study, Mike Gulley’ Office
Galatians presents that our righteousness comes through Jesus and no one or nothing else! Jesus perfectly measured up to God’s Law because God knew that we would not and could not measure up. And so, He became our righteousness. Every act of obedience in Christ’s life was done on our behalf. He paid the penalty for our sin so we could be adopted into God’s family. All glory belongs to God!
Youth Classes. – Identity: Who Am I and Who Will I Become? April 3 – May 29
Who am I? What is my purpose? Where do I belong? These are just a few of the types of questions on which our culture seems to be hyper-focused. During this time together, we will be diving into many of these questions and understanding God’s perspective of who we are and who we can become. For grades 9–12, taught by Christian Thompson and Frank Overcast.
Timothy: Learning to Run the Race
As a young minister, Timothy faced all sorts of challenges. Step by step, Paul patiently instructed him and in doing so instructs us today. He tells us “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called”-I Timothy 6:12. In this class, we will be looking at Paul’s instruction for Timothy and how it might apply to us today. Taught by Hal Good, this class is for our students in grades 6 – 8.
Children’s Classes – Children through 5th grade this Sunday learn about the resurrection of Jesus in the lesson God’s Miracles Prove Who He Is. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.
Adult Class – Themes from Proverbs
Proverbs is about making godly choices, the kinds of choices in life that bring honor and glory to God, or – as Proverbs would put it – choices that demonstrate “the fear of the LORD” (Prov. 1:7). In this study on the book of Proverbs, we’ll look closely at some of its main themes and learn about godly wisdom.
Youth Classes – Meet at 6 p.m. for Hangout time. At 7, meet in the Youth House for the class series Acts: Turning the World Upside Down, led by Christian Thompson.
Children’s Classes – Children ages 2 through kindergarten should report directly to the Loft classroom, and children in grades 1 through 5 will meet downstairs in the last classroom on the left. Classes begin at 7 p.m.