BIBLE DAY CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 15
Bible Day Camp will be June 5-9, and registration officially opens Saturday, April 15. Under the Big Top is our theme this year and children will learn that God is our might ring master. Join us as we learn how He uses a fish boy, strong man, lion tamer, wee man, and a death-defying Savior to reveal how great a God He is! Open to children ages 5 (before Oct. 1, 2023) through grade 6 during the 2022-23 school year. You can register online or pick up a paper copy at the church.
GIRLS RETREAT APRIL 21-234 – REGISTER NOW!
The theme for this year’s girls’ retreat is The Wanderer. Psalms 119:176 is the scripture focus for the weekend. Where: Fort Hill Christian Youth Camp. When: Begins Friday, April 21 with registration from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $60 per student with T-shirt included. Register now!
LADIES BOOK CLUB
The ladies book club meets Tuesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at Bob Evan’s Eastgate. This month’s book for discussion is The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. The May selection is Beloved by Toni Morrison., which is the final book before the summer break.
PRIME TIMERS MEETING INCLUDES SPECIAL GUEST
The April Prime Timers meeting is Thursday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A representative from Siena Gardens will give a presentation to the group. Lunch will be provided so please sign up in the lobby to give us a count for lunch.
THE WIZARD OF OZ PRESENTED BY PATH MILFORD APRIL 14 & 15
Partners in the Academic Training of Homeschoolers (PATH) will present The Wizard of Oz in the Withamsville church auditorium on Friday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Advanced tickets can be purchased online, or you can buy them at the door.
On Sunday, May 21, we will honor our seniors graduating from high school. Our celebration will take place during Sunday morning service. We need all families that have a senior student, and would like for them to be honored, to confirm their participation. Please RSVP to Christian Thompson by Sunday April 16 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK
Due to the Easter holiday, Sunday Evening Bible Study will not be held this week. It will resume on April 16.
GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
Your financial gifts help the church continue our work here and around the world. You can give by placing cash or check in the contribution box, mailing your check to the church, or giving online through CCB.
CAMP ROCKs REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Camp ROCKs is set for July 2-8 at Camp Lebanon for children who have finished grade 1 up to grade 5. Campers will enjoy a week of fun and fellowship and lessons that lead them to find the greatest treasure. Registration is now open through CCB. Cost per camper through May 31 is $195. Register June 1-19 for $205.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class begins at 9 a.m. – The Teaching of 2 Peter
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – The Dilemma of Suffering
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APRIL PRAYER FOCUS
Rejoice and thank God for the hope He has given us. Through Jesus’s resurrection, we have been given an inheritance that will not fade! Thank you, God for your great mercy! 1 Peter 1:3-5.
- Pray for Kevin Stewart as he travels to Brazil on April 5 (returning on the 15th) to teach and preach.
- The Tucker and Tegge families need continued prayers for healing from the loss of Laura Tucker Tegge.
- Jamie Phillips, the wife of Monty Gillespie’s co-worker, is undergoing cancer treatments.
- Tom Hagen will be having surgery this week.
- Juanita Moore’s cousin, Eugene, will be having knee surgery.
- Amanda Shepherd’s aunt is struggling with caring for her husband and mother (Amanda’s grandmother). Please pray that they can find someone to help Amanda’s aunt with this workload.
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS: Jessica Gillespie due May 23; Chelsea Whitaker, due July 5; Danielle Halcomb, due Sept. 1; and Paige Daughety, due Sept. 14.
Submit prayer requests online through CCB, which also go directly to all of the elders, or email the church at email@example.com.
- Ladies Book Club – Tuesday, April 11, 6 p.m. at Bob Evans Eastgate.
- Prime Timers meeting – Thursday, April 13,10:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
- Mid-Western Caring Hearts 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. @ Mid-Western campus
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
- Sports N’ Stuff – Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.
- The Wanderer Girls’ Retreat – April 21-23
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES – BEGIN AT 9 A.M.
The Teaching of Second Peter – Jim Davis,auditorium
God spoke to us through Peter’s life, his eyewitness testimony to Jesus, and two edifying letters that are full of both warning and hope, instruction and promise. This class will focus on the teaching of Peter’s second letter with the aim that we would “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet 3:18).
Christian Counter-Culture: The Sermon on the Mount – Wes Aubrey & Others, fellowship hall
In an increasingly non-Christian culture, our actions and perspectives must be increasingly counter-cultural. In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord repeatedly stresses the command to “not be like them” (Matt 6:8a), that is, the culture around us. In this Sermon on the Mount anchored study, we will collectively meditate on small sections of Matthew 5-7 each week and discuss the implications of applying these teachings to our lives. This class will be heavily participative and discussion oriented.
College and Young Adults Class – 1 Thessalonians, Mike Gulley’s Office
Do you ever feel as though your Christian faith has grown stale, that you are withering on the vine when you would rather be flourishing in His service? Impressed by the faithfulness of the Thessalonians in the face of persecution, Paul wrote to encourage the Christians in that community with the goal that they would continue to grow in godliness. With that in mind, Paul taught the people that any spiritual growth would ultimately be motivated by their hope in the ultimate return of Jesus Christ.
OT2: When’s Jesus Coming? Christian Thompson – Youth House
This study is for our middle school students (grades 6-8) and continues our study from last quarter where we saw Jesus through the Pentateuch. This quarter, we will be looking for Jesus through the prophets, as we see the same God weave this incredible, cohesive story that leads to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. More details here.
Gods at War: The Battle for Your Heart, Barry Boverie/Frank Overcast – Youth House
Teens in grades 9-12 will learn that there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus Christ is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone else like money or popularity. Learn more about how these false gods are trying to win your heart.
Children’s Classes – Lower-level classrooms, 4-K in the loft
Our lesson this week for kids through grade 5 is Jesus Came to be the Sacrifice for Sin. The children will study scripture from Hebrews 10.
WEDNESDAY EVENING – 7 P.M.
Adults –Hidden Treasures in Our Songs, Mike Gulley– Fellowship Hall, 6 p.m.
Let Mike know your top five hymns or songs to enhance his Wednesday evening lessons and worship services. You can complete a top five form at tomorrow’s service or email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth – Sermon on the Mount: Living the High Life
Meet in the Youth House. Hangout time at 6 p.m. and class at 7 p.m.
Children – Meet in the fellowship hall with parents. Dismissed to class after announcements. Kids age 2-K are in the loft. Kids in grades 1-5, meet downstairs, classroom #7.
Nursery – The nursery is now staffed on Wednesday evenings for children under 2. Meet in the fellowship hall with parents. Dismissed to nursery after announcements.