Two of our church ladies will be undergoing surgeries that will require weeks-long recovery periods. Fran Johnson will have knee replacement surgery on Monday, and Jan Eminger will have surgery for breast cancer on Wednesday. You can help with meals by signing up here for Fran and here for Jan. If you prefer, you can also call the office to help with meals.

Additionally, the Emingers need help getting the boys to swim practice on Tuesday evenings. They would need to be picked up from Jim Terrell Park in Milford (130 Longworth St, Milford) at 5 p.m. and taken to UC for swim practice, which ends at 7:30. You can sign up for a shift through this needs list in CCB. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Sylvester.

“I Raise a Hallelujah” is the theme for our Sunday, Sept. 11 church social gathering. We will worship with our brothers and sisters from CUMO and from the Ukrainian church. There will be a pasta bar meal following service at 11:30. We will need salads and desserts from the congregation. Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming, and sign up for what you are bringing through the needs list.

Join us at Siena Gardens Rehabilitation and Transitional Care, 1055 Ohio Pike, for service with the residents. We hold service on the last Sunday of each month. Everyone is welcome – no RSVP required.

The Community Giveaway is Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Clothes, toys, books, kitchen stuff, and small furniture items are welcome. Bring your donations to the church garage behind the Youth House by Wednesday morning, Sept. 14. We need volunteers to sort items before the event and folks to be on hand that morning. Please contact Pat Moore if you are able to help.

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. Visit the sign-up table in the lobby this Sunday to register or pick up a brochure for more information.

The next Prime Timers meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 8 at 10:30. The group will also host an area-wide luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 29 for senior church groups in our area. For more information, contact Dick Wanninger.

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.

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


  • Fran Johns will have knee replacement surgery this coming Monday
  • Bernardine Taylor’s younger sister, Ernestine Byers, has learned that her condition is terminal. Bernadine asks for prayers for Ernestine and the entire family for the challenges they face in the coming weeks.
  • Jan Eminger will have surgery for breast cancer on Aug. 31.
  • Abby Pauley will have surgery on Sept. 6.
  • Stephanie Souder, a guest visiting from Aberdeen, requested prayer for her son, Travis Baker, who was in Clermont Mercy hospital.
  • Nancy Finley’s mother is experiencing health issues.
  • Patricia Huffman requests prayers for a full recovery for Bob Arnett who has a leg wound.

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

  • Sienna Gardens Service – Sunday, Aug. 28, 4 p.m.
  • Pizza Night and Bible Trivia Event – Wednesday, Aug. 31
  • Prime Timers Meeting – Thursday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.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. 

  • Ice Cream Night – Wednesday, Aug. 31

Adult Classes
John’s Witness to Jesus – This is the final class in our series about John. 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).
Classes coming next week:
The Patriarchs – Sept. 4 through Nov. 27 – Auditorium
Building Stronger Marriages – Sept. 4 through Nov. 27 – Fellowship Hall

College and Young Adults Class – Philippians, Mike Gulley’s Office
As believers, we face various kinds of adversity in our world. But there is a stable source of joy in the good news of a righteousness before God that is given to us rather than generated by our own feeble efforts. Responding gladly to this unspeakably precious gift, we are set free for a life of humble service to those around us. This is the message of Philippians to us.

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 – Last week, our children through grade 5 learned how Solomon’s Sin Divided The Kingdom. The Gospel Project curriculum includes Big Truth Sessions to help kids understand how what they have been learning translates to their lives today. Everyone makes wrong choices whether you’re a king like Saul, David or Solomon or just an average person. This week’s lesson is God Is Good To Give Mercy.

Let’s end August with a party! Join us during our regular Wednesday class time for a pizza party and Bible Trivia game. Everyone will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. to eat and play.

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