RUN AWAY TO THE CIRCUS WITH BIBLE DAY CAMP
Under the Big Top is this year’s theme for our June 5-9 Bible Day Camp, and we need your help to create an experience that is both fun and informative as it draws children closer to Jesus. To volunteer, contact Jenny Boverie or Michelle Ingland, who will be set up in the lobby Sunday morning under the big top!
MINI SCHOOL REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CHURCH MEMBERS
Mini School registration is underway for church members this Sunday – see Karen Mason in the lobby to register. If you have friends and family outside the church asking about Mini School, registration opens to the general public on Monday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Mini School also needs teachers for next year! Please prayerfully consider how you could help this long-running ministry for our little ones.
LIFE MINISTRY INITIAL PLANNING SUNDAY
We are excited to launch a new outreach and service ministry honoring the sanctity of life called Life Ministry. This is in the initial planning stages, and we are looking for those interested to join us for a brief meeting on February 12 in Classroom number 7, downstairs. Please see Chelsea Peters or Barry Boverie for more information.
FOLLOW THE BOA VISTA MISSION TEAM ON INSTAGRAM
Stay connected to what’s happening with our Boa Vista mission team by following them on Instagram – @igrejadecristoboavista.
ROCKS and Homebuilders are going to a hockey game on March 19 and want the whole church to join them! This game is at 3 p.m. and tickets are $14. You must RSVP and pay by March 5. For questions or to RSVP, contact Sara Faison at 513-581-7636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
Your financial gifts help the church continue our work here and around the world. You can give by placing cash or check in the contribution box, mailing your check to the church, or giving online through CCB.
BOOK CLUB MEETS TUESDAY, FEB. 14
This month’s book is The Lady’s Mine by Francine Rivers. Meeting will be Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Evans in Eastgate. March’s selection will be The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.
DON’T REMEMBER YOUR CCB LOGIN DETAILS?
If you can’t remember your Church Community Builder (CCB) login information, or maybe you haven’t gotten yours yet, please email the office at email@example.com to receive a reset link.
SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
The Sunday Evening Bible Study is taking a break during the cold weather and will resume on Sunday, March 5.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class begins at 9 a.m. – Spiritual Growth Blueprint
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – Church Vital Signs: Servant Leaders
Thank you for clicking the “like” button in YouTube under each class and sermon.
FEBRUARY PRAYER FOCUS
“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.” – Psalms 90:17 NIV. Remember in our daily prayers to seek God’s favor and blessing of our work to establish it for His glory.
- Pam Wanninger is struggling with recurring infections from the surgery on her hand last month. The pain is excruciating and she was admitted to Christ Hospital for further evaluation.
- Don Vickers, Donna Painter’s father, is in the hospital with infected fluid around his heart, pneumonia, and possible congestive heart failure.
- Russ Fineran has Covid.
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS: Jessica Gillespie, due May 23, and Chelsea Whitaker, due July 5.
Submit prayer requests online through CCB, which also go directly to all of the elders, or email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ladies Book Club – Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m. @ Bob Evans, Eastgate
- Cyclones Hockey Game – Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m. @ Heritage Bank Center
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
- Sports N’ Stuff – Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Winterfest: High School Student Retreat in Gatlinburg, TN – Friday, Feb. 18 – Sunday, Feb. 20
Adults – Your Spiritual Blueprint, Steve Ferro, auditorium.
This hands-on workshop will help you create a personalized blueprint to grow spiritually in two areas of your choosing. You will be introduced to a Spiritual Growth Continuum centered on building a Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength that is Christ-like, but not all at once. Instead, you will be encouraged to prayerfully decide where God is calling you to grow first and second. If you’re a goal-setter, you will like this class. If you’re not a goal-setter, this may be the first goal-setting class you do like because “it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” (Phil 2:13).
College and Young Adults Class – Colossians, Mike Gulley’s Office
For Paul, the nature of Jesus as Creator and Redeemer was nonnegotiable. He focuses on Christ as being sovereign and over all things. As such, Jesus is also Head over the church. He has reconciled all things to Himself through His death on the cross, making believers alive to God and setting them on the path to right living.
OT1: Where’s Jesus? Joe Pauley/Ben Painter – Youth House
For kids in grades 6-8. Sometimes is difficult for us to see and understand that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament is the same. The truth is, not only is He the same God but scripture as a whole is telling the same cohesive story. In this study, we will be looking at part one of our journey of seeing Jesus throughout the Old Testament.
Deal or No Deal, Mike Gulley/Dan Moore – Youth House
For teens in grades 9 and 10, Deal or No Deal is a study of the various covenants in scripture and the God who made them. Throughout this study, we strive to establish the importance of covenants in our lives today as well as understand God’s role and usage of covenants throughout scripture.
Bible v. World, Don Moore – Youth House
For teens in grades 11 and 12, the purpose of Bible V. World is to provide a strong, biblical foundation on some of life’s more difficult topics or struggles. The aim is to help strengthen/prepare the students before the next step in life’s journey.
Children’s Classes – Lower-level classrooms, age 4-K in the loft
This week’s lesson for our children through grade 5 comes from Ezra 7–10 and is titled Ezra Read the Law.
Adults – Your Spiritual Battle: We Are At WAR, Monty Gillespie, teacher.
There is a war raging around us. In fact, we are caught up in the battle unaware…. it is a war of ideas. You and your church are under attack. We will explore the enemy’s weapons and discuss our action plans. Class will be held in the auditorium through the end of February.
Youth – Sermon on the Mount: Living the High Life
Meet in the Fellowship Hall for Hangout Time at 6 p.m. and class at 7 p.m.
Children – Meet in the auditorium with parents. Dismissed to class after announcements. Kids age 2-K are in the loft. Kids in grades 1-5, meet downstairs, classroom #7.
Nursery – The nursery is now staffed on Wednesday evenings for children under 2. Meet in the auditorium with parents. Dismissed to nursery after announcements