DEC. 5, 2021

THANK YOU, TEACHERS!
December brings us to a new quarter in The Gospel Project curriculum, From Captivity to the Wilderness. We began using the new curriculum in September, and many dedicated teachers helped work through the process of adding some technology to our Bible classes and using different lesson plans. Please thank those who taught our children in the past three months: Mark Kaegi, Heidi DeJonckheere, Sara Faison, Monica Moore, Amanda Shepherd, Frank & Joni Overcast, Jenny Boverie, Candy Huston, Michelle Ingland, Cindy Summers, Angela Thompson, Amber Chandler, Karen Mason, Kyle Jones, Tessa Taylor, Shara Aubrey, and Donna Corbin.

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.

GOD AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST
Remember to put giving to God at the top of your Christmas to-do list as you are busily shopping for friends and family. Contributions of all amounts are important for continuing the work of the church and acknowledging God’s blessings upon us. You can 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.

CUMO CHRISTMAS STORE
We are collecting items for the CUMO Christmas Store through Wednesday, Dec. 8, so parents can shop at the Store on Saturday, Dec. 11. Do not wrap these gifts as parents will purchase these items at a greatly reduced cost and wrap for their own children. If there are price tags, please do not remove them. Shopping suggestions can be found on our website.

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.

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

  • 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.
  • For the ongoing recovery for Clarissa, Cameron and Khloe Johnson for their injuries following a car accident
  • Herb Moyer continues to mourn the loss of his wife and struggles physically.

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

LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETS DEC. 14 – SPECIAL MEETING PLACE
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!

SEEING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS DEC. 15
“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.

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. Class for Dec. 5 – Paul and Moral Formation.

Youth Classes. – The Great Rescue Plan
The series follows the structure of the book His Eternal Plan: Becoming a New Testament Christian by Jerry Tallman. High School Teacher – Phillip Taylor. Middle School Teachers – Christian Thompson & Reilly Mahan.

Children’s Classes –Children in the nursery through 5th grade have moved into the second quarter of the Gospel Project’s three-year journey through the Bible. The winter quarter takes them From Captivity to the Wilderness and begins with learning about how God Called Moses. 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. We heard about the Safety Net Alliance from pastor Brandon Little on Dec. 1 and will learn about A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center this Wednesday, Dec. 8 

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 – 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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