MEN’S BREAKFAST FEBRUARY 26
Enjoy a time of spiritual fellowship at our Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be catered by Bob Evans; please RSVP online through CCB or on the sign-up sheet in the lobby. The elders and ministers will share some of the church’s vision and hope for 2022 and want your feedback as we seek to fill some ministry gaps. Please join us for this opportunity to reconnect, share, and pray together.
MINI SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED
Mini School needs teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. Mini School meets Fridays, September to April from 9 a.m. to 1:30. No experience is needed just a love for children and a desire to teach about Jesus. Please help this 35-year-old ministry continue reaching children for Jesus! See Karen Mason to volunteer.
TEACHERS NEEDED FOR CHILDREN’S CLASSES
Thank you for the response to our teaching email earlier this week! Many of our teaching positions have been filled, but these opportunities are still available. Please contact Cindy at email@example.com or call the church at (513) 752-9819 if you can help.
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IT’S JELLY (NO GRAPE) SUNDAY
Please bring jars of jelly, jam, preserves, etc. to church this week to help restock local food pantries in partnership with Inter Parish Ministries. The pantry asked us to not bring grape as they have a full supply of that flavor. Here is what we will be collecting the rest of the month.
February 20 – Hamburger Helper or Tuna Helper
February 27 – Canned tuna
GIVE CHEERFULLY TO THE LORD
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7. Your donations help the church, through you, continue its work. Give cheerfully using the box on the communion table, mailing your check to the church, or using a credit or debit card to give online through CCB.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class starts at 9 a.m. — Why We Trust the Old Testament
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. — Learning to Fish
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.
FEBRUARY PRAYER FOCUS
“And He was saying to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborer into His harvest.’” – Luke 10:2
- Caroline Knight will have hip replacement surgery on Monday, Feb. 14
- Caroline’s great nephew (her brother Bob Hanna’s grandson) died this week. He was a young man in his late 20’s.
- Michael Kinder will be laid off from his job at the end of February. Please pray that he finds a new position before his old one ends.
- Judy Tennant has severe back pain. Doctors are unsure about next steps for treatment.
- Woody Turner, a former Withamsville member, is fighting cancer. Please pray for Woody and his wife, Ella Ruth.
- Gary Kiser’s good friend, Dick Cook, has been hospitalized for his liver cancer.
Please send prayer requests and other newsletter information to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the prayer request form in CCB.
TWOS DAY IS COMING
The “Twosday” morning Ladies Bible Study will return on 2/22/22. We will be studying The Fragrance of Faith by Cassandra Martin. Register online through CCB or see Karen Mason for details.
HOMEBUILDERS AND HOCKEY FEBRUARY 27
Bring your family and enjoy a fun afternoon at a Cincinnati Cyclones game Sunday, Feb.27. Puck drop is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 each. Please RSVP to Sara Faison at email@example.com by Feb. 16
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
‘LOVE IS OUR MISSION’ CLASS FOR KIDS
Our ROCKs group will be holding a special class about love during our regular class time on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. For kids through grade 5, this combined class will teach them what God says love is, our church mission statement about loving and serving others, and how to share the love. Kids will decorate heart-shaped cookies, work on a love-themed craft, and discuss God’s love. RSVP online through CCB.
- Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services, 6 p.m.
- Guys Study: Shipwrecked, 7-8:30 p.m. – Feb. 11; March 11, 25
- Girls’ Study: Shipwrecked, 7-8:30 p.m. –March 4, 18
- Feb. 12 – Sports N’ Stuff, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Feb. 13 – Super Bowl Party, 5 p.m. – Dave and Carla Menz home
- Feb. 18 – 20 – Winterfest, High School Youth
- Feb. 25 – 27 – Middle School Retreat
Adult Classes – Why We Trust the Old Testament, Kevin Stewart
This class will explore some of the many archaeological and historical evidences that prove the veracity of the Old Testament. The presentation will include many interesting pictures of archaeological artifacts that confirm Bible stories. These sessions will make you confident that the Old Testament writings have been preserved as God intended.
College Age Class – 2 Corinthians Study, Mike Gulley’ Office
How could you ever be excited about your weakness? Well, the gospel does that because weakness is a playground for God’s grace; it’s where God’s grace does its best work. It’s a gospel that is about reconciliation versus living for yourself. It’s a gospel that really is different than anything else.
Youth Classes. – Bible vs World, Don Moore and Christian Thompson, teachers
This practical Bible application class is specially designed for our soon-to-be adult students in grades 11 and 12. Please join us and bring your friends as we discuss what a Christian should know: Bible authenticity, what’s ok while dating, is homosexuality a sin, spouse picking, lying, forgiving, serving, and when to give in. All to be discussed openly and honestly in a class based on the Bible.
Preach the Word: Next Gen
This class for our students in grades 6 through 10 is designed to prepare them to step up and speak out for Christ. We hope our students will grow in these areas that will 1) Strengthen their faith, 2) Help them share Christ, and 3) Give them tools to be foundational members of a congregation. Students will be divided by gender with Adam Szabo and Ben Ingland teaching the guys’ class in the blue room while Angela Thompson and Paige Daughety teach the girls’ class in the Youth House.
Children’s Classes – What does God consider to be a sin? Is it only the big sins like murder, or does God look at all sin equally? In this week’s lesson for children through 5th grade, we learn how Moses Disobeyed God and the consequences for that sin of disobedience. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.
Adult Class – The Product of Faith: A Study of James
This letter by the half-brother of Jesus serves as a reminder that the best evidence of genuine faith is found in the way one lives. Through January and February, Jim Farley will lead lessons found in the five chapters of James that cover such topics as enduring suffering with joy, asking God for wisdom, and demonstrating your faith by what you do.
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 – Love Is Our Mission class for children ages 2 through grade 5. Meet in the Fellowship Hall for a fun class with cookies, crafts, and discussion of God’s love. Class begins at 7 p.m.