HELP RESTOCK THE PANTRY AT IPM
We will be collecting food for the Inter Parish Ministries (IPM) food pantry each Sunday through March 19. The pantry would like our church to focus on bringing 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!
HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR SPIRITUAL SURVEY?
If so, thank you! If not, there’s still time. You can complete the survey online, or pick up a paper copy from the counter in the lobby. We are asking that all surveys be returned by Sunday, March 5.
IT’S TEA TIME, LADIES!
All ladies are invited to the Ladies Luncheon Tea on Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. Spring attire, hats, gloves, pearls are suggested, but not required, as we fellowship and reflect on how the Lord can “Fill my cup” (Psalm 23:5-6). RSVP online or stop by the table in the lobby.
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.
MINI SCHOOL NEEDS TEACHERS
Mini School has operated at Withamsville for 37 years! To keep this program going, we need teachers. Your time commitment would be Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. beginning the Friday after Labor Day and running through the last Friday of April. Breaks are scheduled around holidays. You do not need to be a professional teacher to volunteer. Please prayerfully consider joining the Mini School team.
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.
NEXT PIECEMAKERS GATHERING IS MARCH 18
The Piecemakers’ group is for anyone who enjoys quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc., plus fellowship and friendship. All hobbies are welcome as is anyone from our church or the community at large. The next meeting is Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is included. Come for the day or as long as your schedule will allow – the atmosphere is fun and informal.
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.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube live stream.
- Bible class begins at 9 a.m. – Understanding the Times & Knowing What to Do
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – Out There – Luke 5:1-11
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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.
- For the Tucker and Tegge families in the loss of Laura Tucker Tegge.
- Dick Wanninger had surgery on Thursday.
- Fran Johnson requests prayers for Jill McDonough (daughter of Granville and Martha Combs) who is going through radiation and chemo treatments for lymphoma. She lives in Delaware.
- Nancy Finley requests prayers for her friend Gayle Bushman, who has stage 4 lung cancer, and also her friend Marlene Vinnage, who needs a pacemaker for her heart issues.
- Monty Gillespie requests prayers for the wife of his coworker, Scott Phillips. She has been very ill.
- Candace Babel, mom to one of our Mini School students, has been diagnosed with stage two breast cancer
- Karen Mason’s hair stylist, Stephanie, has been diagnosed with cancer
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS: Jessica Gillespie, due May 23, Chelsea Whitaker, due July 5, Paige Daughety, due Sept. 14.
- Siena Gardens Service – Sunday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m.@ Siena Gardens, 1055 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, 45245
- Piecemakers – Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (lunch included)
- Cyclones Hockey Game – Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m. @ Heritage Bank Center
- Ladies Luncheon Tea – Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
- Middle School Retreat – Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5 @ Mid-Western Children’s Home
Adults – Understanding the Times/Knowing What to Do, Doug Peters, auditorium
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, 4-K in the loft
This week’s lesson for our children through grade 5 is a Big Truth Session We Should Be Sorry for Our Sins (Romans 8).
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.
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