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. You don’t need to rsvp to attend – just be sure to bring something for snack night. Families with last names beginning with A-M should 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.
GIVING TO THE CHURCH
Your donations help the church continue its work through our members. 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
IT’S CANNED TUNA SUNDAY
Please bring canned tuna this week to wrap up our February Food Drive. You can also bring any of the other food items featured in our February Food Drive: peanut butter, jam or jelly (any flavor except grape), and Tuna or Hamburger Helper.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at (513) 752-9819 if you can help.
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!
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
- Brian Summers is having should surgery on Friday, Feb. 25
- Caroline Knight requests prayer for her youngest daughter, Toby Harris, who will be having heart surgery Friday, Feb. 25 to replace a valve.
- Caroline Knight is recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.
- Pam Wanninger’s continued healing
- 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 email@example.com or use the prayer request form in CCB.
LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETS MARCH 8
The Ladies Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant at Eastgate. March’s book is Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent. Please come to enjoy the discussion and fellowship even if you have not completed the book. If I Were You by Lynn Austin is the selection for April.
PRIME TIMERS MARCH MEETING
Prime Timers meetings return this month on March 10 in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 a.m. Open to anyone age 55 and over.
YOUTH-HOSTED LADIES DAY
Ladies, mark your calendars for Saturday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a retreat day hosted by our girls in the Youth Group. All activities and devotionals will be planned by these young hearts. More details coming soon!
ROCKs BAKING DAY IS MARCH 12
Join us on March 12 from 1:30-3:30 P.M. for fun with baking and other food projects. This event is in the Fellowship Hall. RSVP through CCB. Contact Sara Faison with questions, (513) 581-7636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services, 6 p.m.
- Guys Study: Shipwrecked, 7-8:30 p.m. – March 11, 25
- Girls’ Study: Shipwrecked, 7-8:30 p.m. –March 4, 18
- Feb. 18 – 20 – Winterfest, High School Youth
- Feb. 25 – 27 – Middle School Retreat
- March 11 – Cyclones Hockey Game
Adult Classes – Why We Trust the Old Testament, Kevin Stewart, Auditorium
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.
Adult Classes – Spiritual Growth Blueprint, Steve Ferro (two-week class, Feb. 27 and March 6 only), Fellowship Hall
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 do His will and to act according to His good purpose.” (Phil 2:13)
College Age Class – Galatians Study, Mike Gulley’ Office
Galatians presents that our righteousness comes through Jesus and no one or nothing else! Jesus perfectly measured up to God’s Law because God knew that we would not and could not measure up. And so, He became our righteousness. Every act of obedience in Christ’s life was done on our behalf. He paid the penalty for our sin so we could be adopted into God’s family. All glory belongs to God!
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.
Children’s Classes – This week’s lesson for children through 5th grade, No One is Like God, is a Big Truth Session, which the Gospel Project does each quarter to remind children about who God is and how the entire story of the Bible points to Jesus. The lesson comes from 1 Peter, chapter 1 and reminds us about the holiness of God. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.
Adult Class – Themes from Proverbs
Proverbs is about making godly choices, the kinds of choices in life that bring honor and glory to God, or – as Proverbs would put it – choices that demonstrate “the fear of the LORD” (Prov. 1:7). In this study on the book of Proverbs, we’ll look closely at some of its main themes and learn about godly wisdom.
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.