SONG SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 – 7 P.M.
The adult class this week will be a song service on Wednesday evening, Dec. 29 in the Fellowship Hall. Come ready to share and sing your favorite Christian song. Teens/youth group will join the adults for singing while younger children meet in their usual classes.
 
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Our Christmas Eve service, including a Nativity Play performed by our younger children, is this Friday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. Let’s celebrate our Savior Jesus. Invite your friends – everyone is welcome!
 
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 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.
 
DISASTER RELIEF EFFORT
To help Kentucky’s tornado victims or people affected by disasters at any time, Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc. 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.

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.

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.

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 had shoulder surgery on Dec. 22 and is recovering at home.
  • Sherri Crossett, one of newer attenders, has COVID and is in the hospital in serious condition although our latest news from her husband, Jason, is that she is slowly improving. Please pray for the Crossett family during this difficult time.
  • Monica Stewart requests prayer for Linsey Felt who is having prenatal surgery for her baby. Pray for successful surgery, baby’s and mom’s health, and peace as God continues to develop this baby.
  • Eddie Shepherd requests prayers for his aunt Helen, who is having a difficult time recovering from COVID, and for his uncle, Mike Shepherd, who is in ICU with liver disease that they pray will respond to treatment.

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

LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETS TUESDAY, JAN 11
The Ladies Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at Panera Eastgate. January’s book being is The Circlemaker by Mark Batterson. Please come even if you have not completed the book to enjoy the discussion and fellowship. The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan is the selection for our Feb. 8 meeting.
 
CHILI COOKOFF
Mark your calendars for Jan. 23 and start planning your winning recipe for this year’s Chili Cookoff. More details coming soon. Contact Lisa Gillespie if you would like to help organize the event.

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

COMING EVENTS

  • Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services – 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 31 – Friday, New Year’s Lock-in

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 Parted the Red Sea to save His people from the Egyptian soldiers. This week, children will see the connection between how God kept his promises to the Israelites and how God kept His ultimate promise to send a Savior to deliver His people from sin. Our Christmas lesson demonstrates how Jesus is that rescuer prophesied in Isaiah, chapters 7 and 9. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m. .

Wednesday Evening
Adult Class and Youth Class – Song Service
Come ready to share and sing your favorite Christian song. Teens and adults will meet together in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.

Children’s Classes – Children ages 2 through kindergarten should report directly to the Loft classroom, and children in grades 1 through 5 will meet downstairs in the last classroom on the left. Classes begin at 7 p.m.

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