SEEING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS IS THIS WEDNESDAY
“Seeing Christ in Christmas” is coming Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This special lesson for our Wednesday kids’ classes includes a video from The Gospel Project about the birth of Jesus, cookie decorating and a craft. Kids will discover the Christian meanings behind familiar Christmas symbols during these activities. Children under two must be accompanied by an adult. Invite a friend and RSVP through CCB so we can plan accordingly. Please contact Michelle Ingland if you would like to help during the event.
 
ANNUAL MEETINGS PLANNED FOR DEC. 15
We will conduct our ANNUAL CORPORATE MEETING on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7:50 p.m. – this meeting is open to everyone in the church body. The church Trustees will have their ANNUAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING that same evening (Wednesday, Dec. 15) at 8:15 p.m.
 
GIFTS TO GOD
“You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” (2 Cor 9:11) Your gifts to God help the church continue its work through you and thank God for His many blessings upon us. Donate by dropping your cash or check in the contribution box on the communion table, mailing your check to the church, or giving online through CCB

PICK UP YOUR CHRISTMAS ENCOURAGEMENT
The Encouragers ministry reminds us that we should always turn to scripture for our greatest encouragement. The members have verse cards for you to pick up on the table set up outside the auditorium. Thank you to this dedicated group for lifting up so many in our congregation.
 
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Our Christmas Eve service, including a Nativity Play performed by our younger children, will be held Friday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. This is a beautiful way to recognize and celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus. Invite your friends – everyone is welcome!
 
HELP STOCK THE PANTRY FOR SENIORS
Clermont Senior Services can use our help this season to provide pantry items and gift cards for senior citizens in our area. We will be collecting items that are not typically covered by food stamp cards such as canned pet food for dogs and cats, laundry soap, fabric softener sheets, socks (in all sizes) for men and women, pajamas (in all sizes) for men and women, and slipper socks with non-skid bottoms. You can also purchase Kroger or Walmart gift cards. Bring items to the church building by Wednesday, Dec. 15. Please contact Pat Moore if you have any questions.

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

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! Our attendance and contributions record can be found at the end of this email.

DECEMBER PRAYER FOCUS
Saving the Lost. “For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” (Acts 13:47)

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Clarissa Johnson is having surgery Friday, Dec. 10 for her broken heel from the car accident earlier this month.
  • Judy Johnson’s nephew, Tom Cox, has cancer and doctors have told him he has less than two weeks to live. Please pray for Tom and his family as they face this difficult news.
  • Please pray for Melanie Lallathin as Bill has left her. Pray also for the children, Hannah and Abbey, Melanie’s parents, and her sister as these situations affect the entire family.

Send prayer requests and other Newsletter information to office@withamsville.church.

The Ladies Book Club meeting for December will be at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Anderson on Five Mile Road. It will be Tuesday, Dec.14 at 6 p.m., and the book for discussion is Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander.

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

Sunday Morning
Adult Classes – Practical Teaching from Paul’s Letters
God has called us to live in a way that is “worthy of the Lord” (Col 1:10) and “proper for God’s holy people” (Eph 5:3). But what does that mean? Building upon the previous core class on Romans 12-15, this series will examine six other “practical living” sections of Paul’s letters, including Ephesians 4 and 5, Colossians 3, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, Galatians 5:13-24, and Titus 2:1-3:11. Join us as we review Bible instruction about a life that is pleasing to God.

Youth Classes. – Coming Soon . . .  Barry Boverie, teacher
This class looks at the coming of Christ, Emmanuel, from three different perspectives. We will start in the Old Testament to see how the prophecies of old laid the foundation for the coming Christ. A look into His coming as told in the New Testament gospels will then be examined. Finally, we will look at the Biblical teaching on His return someday that we are all awaiting. This will be an exciting study for all of our teens, grades 6 through 12.

Children’s Classes – Last week, children in the nursery through 5th grade learned that God Called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt. This week’s Bible class will show how God Delivered His People through Egypt’s plagues, including the Passover, which used the blood of a lamb to identify God’s people. The lesson’s Christ connection describes how Jesus was sacrificed to deliver us and how those who trust in Him are under His saving blood. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.

Wednesday Evening
Adult Classes – Engaging Our Community
During the holiday season, giving becomes an important focus for most of us. Giving thanks, of course, but also giving to the physical needs of those in our surrounding community. This week, Kevin will provide information from Inter Parish Ministries that will look at ways we can connect with our community through the shared resources of this organization.

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 for Dec. 15 – All children through 5th grade should report with their parents to the auditorium. Kids will be dismissed to the fellowship hall for Seeing Christ in Christmas after singing and a short video.

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