CHILI COOKOFF MARCH 6
Start planning your winning recipe for this year’s Chili Cookoff and Snack Night! Sign up in the lobby if you will be competing in the cook-off and if you are going to attend. Families with last names A-M please bring sandwiches and families who fall into the N-Z category should bring desserts. Beverages will be provided. Contact Lisa Gillespie for more information or if you would like to help.
 
BECOMING A CONTAGIOUS CHRISTIAN
The first Contagious Christian workshop has been completed, and people have asked that we hold more sessions soon. This “hands-on,” eight-week class will help prepare you to share your faith with others. Once we know how many people are interested, we will determine dates for the workshop. Sign up in the church lobby or through CCB.
 
TREASURE GOD AND GIVE GENEROUSLY
Your donations help the church, through you, continue its work. There are several options for giving: placing cash or check in the box on the communion table, mailing your check to the church, or using a credit or debit card to give online through CCB. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matt 6:21.
 
MINI SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED
Mini School needs teachers for the 2022-23 school year. Mini School meets Fridays, September to April from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.
 
MINI SCHOOL EARLY REGISTRATION FOR CHURCH MEMBERS
Mini School registration for the 2022-23 school year begins today for church members. Registration will open to the public on March 7. Children should be 4 years old before October 1 of this year and fully potty trained to be part of this free preschool program. Sign up/register in the church office. For more information see Karen Mason.
 
SPRING QUARTER TEACHERS NEEDED FOR CHILDREN’S CLASSES
There are still a few positions open for teaching kids grade 5 and younger, March – May. Please contact Cindy at office@withamsville.church or call the church at (513) 752-9819 if you can help.
 
IT’S “HELPER” SUNDAY
Please bring boxes of Hamburger Helper or Tuna Helper for this week’s item in the February Food Drive. Next week will be canned tuna.

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!

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

PRAYER REQUESTS   

  • Caroline Knight had hip replacement surgery and will be recovering at home for the next 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Woody Turner passed away yesterday. He was a former member and uncle to Melody Good, Karen Ellis, and Peggy Kiser. Services were held Friday in Alexandria, Kentucky.
  • 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.
  • Gary Kiser’s good friend, Dick Cook, has been hospitalized for his liver cancer.

Please send prayer requests and other newsletter information to office@withamsville.church or use the prayer request form in CCB.

MEN’S BREAKFAST FEBRUARY 26
Join us next Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for a Men’s Breakfast catered by Bob Evans. RSVP online through CCB or on the sign-up sheet in the lobby. Learn more about the church’s vision and hope for 2022 during this opportunity to reconnect, share, and pray together.
 
TWOS DAY IS COMING!
The “Twosday” morning Ladies Bible Study returns this Tuesday, 2/22/22. We will be studying The Fragrance of Faith by Cassandra Martin. Register online through CCB or see Karen Mason for details. 

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

Sunday Morning
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. – The Bible vs. World class will not meet this week because of Winterfest. 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 teaching the guys’ class in the blue room while Karen Mason will teach the girls’ class this in the Fellowship Hall.

Children’s Classes –In this week’s lesson for children through 5th grade, we’ll talk about how God extends grace and mercy along with judgement to those who have sinned. God Healed the People demonstrates how God sent serpents to his grumbling people and then provided them a way to be saved from the snakes if they trusted Him. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.

Wednesday Evening
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 – 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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