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!

DISASTER RELIEF EFFORT
Monty Gillespie mentioned a disaster relief organization during the thanksgiving portion of service last week. It is called Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc. and can be found online at www.disasterreliefeffort.org. This nonprofit organization immediately responds to any major disaster across the country by sending truckloads of emergency food, water, cleaning supplies, and other items to be distributed to all disaster victims through a local Church of Christ.

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 gift to God helps the church continue its work through you and thanks 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.

CHURCH WEBSITE UPDATED
Check out the new look of our Withamsville Church of Christ website at https://www.Withamsville.church. Not only the look has changed, but more content has been added to help communicate everything that is happening at our church.

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.

STAY UP TO DATE ON CHURCH HAPPENINGS
Our best way to contact you is through email. We use the email address you have in CCB to send newsletters, prayer requests and invitations to church events. If you have changed your email address, moved or changed phone numbers, please update your profile in CCB. If you need help with making the changes or you’ve forgotten your login and/or password, please contact Cindy at office@withamsville.church or (513) 752-9819 for assistance.

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!

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

  • Ted Ellis is having surgery on his shoulder this Wednesday, Dec. 22.
  • Sherri Crossett, one of newer attenders, has COVID and is in the hospital in serious condition. Her husband, Jason, also said that his 81-year-old father also has COVID and is in the hospital on a ventilator in Jackson, Tennessee. Please pray for Sherri, Jason and their four children during this difficult time.
  • Sara Faison’s father, Rick Faison, is in the hospital with COVID pneumonia.
  • Clarissa Johnson is recovering from surgery last week for her broken heel from the car accident earlier this month.
  • Judy Johnson’s nephew, Tom Cox, passed away from his cancer on Monday. The memorial service will be this Sunday, Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Northeast Church of Christ.
  • Frank Overcast is traveling to Tennessee to help take care of his mother’s house, which was damaged in last weekend’s storms.

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

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

NATIVITY PLAY REHEARSALS
The first rehearsal for the Nativity Play will be Sunday, Dec. 19 from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children should meet in the downstairs classroom at the end of the hall. A pizza lunch will be provided for our actors. The dress rehearsal will be Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m. There are no Bible classes that evening as we encourage everyone to join us for the Christmas Eve Service, featuring the Nativity Play, on Friday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m.

COMING EVENTS

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 Delivered His People through Egypt’s plagues. Now that the Israelites are free, Moses must lead them, through God, out of Egypt. Children this week will learn the story of how God Parted the Red Sea to deliver his people. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.

Wednesday Evening – December 22 – NO CLASSES

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