TEACHERS NEEDED FOR MARCH CHILDREN’S CLASSES
We urgently need teachers for the spring quarter (March, April, May) for our 2 & 3 year old’s Sunday morning class and for both the younger and older kids classes on Wednesday evenings. The preference is that you teach for the full quarter, but any time you can volunteer for our kids is greatly appreciated. Please contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at (513) 752-9819 if you can help.
IT’S PEANUT BUTTER SUNDAY
Please bring jars of peanut butter to church this week to help restock local food pantries. We are collecting specific food items each Sunday for the February Food Drive in partnership with Inter Parish Ministries. Here is what we will be collecting the rest of the month.
- February 13 – Jelly
- 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 c
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CONGRATULATIONS CORPORAL BINNING
Matthew A. Binning has been promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. The ceremony was held Feb. 1 at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. Proud parents are Tom and Heather Binning and proud grandparents are Larry and Sherrill Ferrell.
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
- Kevin Stewart, Tom and Donna Painter, and Glenn Finley all have COVID. There are likely others in the congregation as well so please pray for healing and health for Withamsville church members and everyone struggling with illness.
- Veda Tankersly’s brother, Roy McQueen, passed away Saturday. Funeral services will be in London, KY. Veda’s address is 602 Glenrose Lane, Cincinnati, 45244 and phone number (513) 528-2596.
- Gary Kiser’s good friend, Dick Cook, has been hospitalized for his recently diagnosed liver cancer.
- Sara Gillespie’s father, Cleon Cornett, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
- Jack Lang’s 22-year-old cousin, Grace Owens, was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia and will be in the hospital for a month to receive strong chemo treatments.
LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETS FEBRUARY 8
The Ladies Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Evans Restaurant at Eastgate (different location). February’s book is The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan. Please come to enjoy the discussion and fellowship even if you have not completed the book. Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent is the selection for March.
2022 CARING HEARTS GALA FOR MID-WESTERN CHILDREN’S HOME
The gala is Friday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Manor House Event Center, 7440 Mason Montgomery Road in Mason. The event is an important fundraiser for the Children’s Home. If you cannot attend this year, you can also contribute to Mid-Western online or through regular mail at Mid-Western Children’s Home, P.O. Box 48, Pleasant Plain, OH 45162.
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. You can find more details and RSVP through CCB or contact Sara Faison at email@example.com.
MEN’S BREAKFAST SET FOR FEBRUARY 26
Our annual Men’s Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 26.
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. – Feb. 4; March 4, 18
- Feb. 12 – Sports N’ Stuff, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Feb. 18 – 20 – Winterfest, High School Youth
- Feb. 25 – 27 – Middle School Retreat
Adult Classes – Why We Trust the Old Testament, Kevin Stewart (Postponed until next week due to illness.)
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.
Christian Thompson will speak this week (Feb. 6) about Youth Ministry and what the teens at Withamsville are learning in Teach the Word.
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 – The People Didn’t Go into the Land is this week’s lesson for children through 5th grade. It covers the sad reality that the adults who did not trust God did not get to enter the promised land. It also reminds us that God has given us a way, through Jesus, to enter His promised land in heaven. 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 – 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.