Everyone is invited to our Community Picnic at Veterans Memorial Park, 900 Clough Pike, Cincinnati. We’ll be sharing food, fun, fellowship and faith this Sunday, Aug. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. There is no charge for anyone and all the food will be provided. Let us know you are coming and bring a friend to enjoy this day organized by our Serving Our Neighbors as Missionaries ministry.

This annual men’s retreat in Lakeville, Ohio, is one our church has frequently attended, and we plan to take a group this year. The cost is $60 for the two-day event. The pre-event golf outing is an additional $35. There will be a sign-up table in the lobby this Sunday. Please see the attached brochure for more information.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Sept. 11, as we worship with our brothers and sisters from CUMO and from the Ukranian church. We will have a meal afterward beginning at 11:30, which will be provided mostly by the church. Keep watching for details on what you can bring!

Celebrate Recovery (CR) needs volunteers to be babysitters and kitchen bakers/servers. The group meets Monday nights from 6:45 to 9:30. Your commitment would be only one or two times a month. Contact Peggy Link at (513) 967-9983 or if you can help.

We’re asking parents of children from infants through 5th grade (beginning this year) to update your child(ren)’s information. It’s important that we know they are in the correct class, that we have your contact number, and that we have the right number of students for ordering supplies. There will be a table in the lobby with forms or you can click this link to complete a Google form.

From 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, we learn that God wants us to give willingly of our abundance and that we should do so cheerfully. When we do, it helps the church continue our work here and around the world. How to give: place cash or check in the contribution box, mail your check to the church, or use a credit or debit card to give online through CCB. 

If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube live stream.

Thank you for clicking the “like” button in YouTube under each class and sermon. This helps our online outreach to the community be more effective!

Be holy, because God is holy. “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set you hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’”—1 Peter 1:13-16 NIV


  • Jan Eminger will have surgery for breast cancer on Aug. 31.
  • Abby Pauley will have surgery on Sept. 8.
  • Ray Swallen broke his ankle and is recovering at home after surgery on Monday.

Send prayer requests and other newsletter information to or use the prayer request form in CCB.

  • Community Picnic at Veteran’s Park – Sunday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m.
  • The Gathering Church Social – Sunday, Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m.
  • Community Giveaway – Saturday, Sept. 17

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. 

  • Promotion Sunday – Aug. 21
  • Host the Teens – Friday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.
  • Ice Cream Night – Wednesday, Aug. 31

Adult Classes
John’s Witness to Jesus, Various Teachers – Main Auditorium
John’s Gospel reflects on different aspects of Jesus’s life than those in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John says that Jesus did many signs in the presence of the disciples, but those which he has included were written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name (John 20:31). Each week, we will review a different narrative from John focusing on chapters1-11, with the aim of deepening our faith in Jesus.

College and Young Adults Class – The Book of Ephesians, Mike Gulley’s Office
This book explains how the church comes to full spiritual maturity in Christ. The book describes the good news of what God has done and how it blesses our lives. It instructs us on how to live in light of those blessings and ends with encouragement to stand firm in the face of hardships.

Youth Classes – Like Me. A Journey Through the Commands of Jesus – June 12 through Aug 28
A rabbi invests in those He thinks can be just like Him. Jesus is no different. And He left behind a way to follow Him, to be just like Him, because He believes anyone can. This class looks at several different ways anyone anywhere can follow in the way of Jesus, based on the actual words of Jesus.

Children’s Classes – Our chronological journey through the Bible last week taught the children about how God Gave Solomon Wisdom. We continue learning about King Solomon this week and how Solomon Built The Temple from 1 Kings, chapters 6-9.

Our third segment of our Wednesday “Dive” series discusses how we Dive Into Serving Others with Christian Thompson leading our Aug. 17 class.Youth and adults will meet together in the Fellowship Hall. Children ages 2 through kindergarten meet in the loft while those through grades 1 through 5 meet in the downstairs classroom.

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