COMMUNITY PICNIC ON AUG. 14 AT VETERANS PARK
Everyone is invited to our Community Picnic at Veterans Memorial Park (sometimes called Helicopter Park), 900 Clough Pike, Cincinnati. We’ll be sharing food, fun, fellowship and faith on 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.

SHARING JESUS MEETING
Anyone who is willing to help share Jesus with people at the Community Picnic, please meet Kevin in the Elder’s Office directly after worship this Sunday for ten minutes. If you have attended the Being a Contagious Christian class, or you are just comfortable talking to people and making friends, please come to this short meeting.

CUMO SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROJECT AUG. 7
We’re loading backpacks with school supplies for our kids who attend services at CUMO and those in the surrounding communities. Please join us on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. to help with this ministry.

UPDATING CHILDREN’S MINISTRY RECORDS
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.

LADIES IN FELLOWSHIP TOGETHER (LIFT) RETURNS
LIFT has not met in almost two years – it’s time to bring it back! There will be a planning meeting in the church fellowship hall on Aug. 11 for all church women. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for desserts and drinks. Come with ideas for future events or get togethers. Please RSVP through CCB at this link or call Lisa Olsson at 513-207-1213.

ITEMS FOR A CARING PLACE PREGNANCY CENTER
A Caring Place is a pregnancy center in the Eastgate area that offers alternatives to abortion and resources for women in need: free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, parenting classes, and donated items. See the list on the bulletin board (or visit ACaringPlace.org) for donation requests from the Center. Leave your donations at the church; Chelsea Peters will deliver.

GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
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 livestream.
Bible class starts at 9 a.m. —John’s Witness to Jesus
Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – A Life Worth Living: Living Word – 1 Peter
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!

AUGUST PRAYER FOCUS
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.

PRAYER REQUESTS   
Ray Swallen broke his ankle and will have surgery on Monday, Aug. 8, to repair it.
Tia Ossoski requests prayers for their nephew, Jude, who lives in Ecuador with Tia’s brother and his family. Jude has a seizure disorder and has had 3 seizures this past week (2 of those being really bad ones). She also requests prayer to help them find the medical attention Jude needs.
Glenn Wilson, a friend of Jeff Painter, had a bone marrow transplant recently and will be in the hospital recovering for several weeks.
Abby Pauley is scheduled for surgery on Sept. 6.
Send prayer requests and other newsletter information to office@withamsville.church or use the prayer request form in CCB.

Prime Timers Meeting at Church Building – Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Community Picnic at Veteran’s Park – Aug. 14, 4 p.m.

ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!

ROCKs BIKE NIGHT, AUG. 12
Join us Friday, August 12 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the end of summer with the rescheduled Bike Night! All ROCKs kids are invited to bring bikes, scooters, power wheels, and hover boards. Dinner is included so please RSVP and bring a friend! ROCKs is open to all kids in 5th grade and below.

Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities. 

  • King’s Island – Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.
  • Promotion Sunday – Aug. 21
  • Host the Teens – Friday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.
  • Ice Cream Night – Wednesday, Aug. 31

SUNDAY MORNING
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  Last week, our children through grade 5 learned that God forgives our sins when we trust in Jesus and that God is Good to Give Grace. As we continue our chronological journey through the Bible,the children will learn how God Gave Solomon Wisdom.

WEDNESDAY EVENING DIVE SERIES
We continue to Dive Into Sharing Jesus with Phillip Taylor leading our Aug. 7 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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