HELP RESTOCK THE PANTRY AT IPM
We will be collecting food for the Inter Parish Ministries (IPM) food pantry for the next several Sundays. The most in-demand items are canned fruit, peanut butter, granola bars, single-serve mac and cheese, and single-serve ravioli. Choose any or all of the items to put in the large blue totes in the lobby. Our goal is to fill 30 boxes with pantry supplies!
SAVE THE DATE FOR AN ACAPELLA EXPERIENCE
Our church will be hosting Songfest with Keith Lancaster on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Please mark your calendars for this special event and be sure to invite your friends to this free acapella experience.
THE BOA VISTA MISSION NEWSLETTER IS ATTACHED
Positive things are happening with the mission team in Boa Vista. You can read more about how the missionaries are settling in and how God answered prayers for this ministry. Read the newsletter by opening the attachment with this email or pick up a hard copy at church on Sunday morning. You can also follow them on Instagram – @igrejadecristoboavista.
UNDER THE BIG TOP WITH BIBLE DAY CAMP
We’re heading to the circus this year for Bible Day Camp, June 5-9. 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CHURCH
The simplest way for the church to let you know what is happening is through email. Please update your email address in CCB to be sure you are receiving the most up-to-date information. If you’re having trouble with CCB, call the office, 513-752-9819, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and someone will happily talk you through the steps.
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: Training for Godliness
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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.
- Elijah Payne was injured in a training exercise in Germany. His leg was broken and required surgery but is doing well. His mom and dad are with him and all would appreciate prayers for a speedy recovery.
- Jeff and Elaine Painter’s friend, Larry Thompson, was recently diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease.
- Pam Wanninger is home from the hospital and doing better. Continue prayers to fight the infection in her hand are appreciated.
- Don Vickers, Donna Painter’s father, is home from hospital but is still struggling with health concerns
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS: Jessica Gillespie, due May 23, Chelsea Whitaker, due July 5, Paige Daughety, due Sept. 14.
Submit prayer requests online through CCB, which also go directly to all of the elders, or email the church at email@example.com.
- Siena Gardens Service – Sunday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m.@ Siena Gardens, 1055 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, 45245
- Cyclones Hockey Game – Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m. @ Heritage Bank Center
- Piecemakers – Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (lunch included
- Winterfest: High School Student Retreat in Gatlinburg, TN – Friday, Feb. 18 – Sunday, Feb. 20
- Middle School Retreat – Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5 @ Mid-Western Children’s Home
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
NO Class this week due to Winterfest.
Bible v. World, Don Moore – Youth House
NO Class this week due to Winterfest.
Children’s Classes – Lower-level classrooms, 4-K in the loft
This week’s lesson for our children through grade 5 is The People Promised to be Faithful (Nehemiah 9-10).
Adults –YourSpiritual 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