CHRISTMAS EVE PLAY WILL BE JAN. 8
Following last week’s weather cancellation of the Christmas Eve play, the ROCKs leaders have been working to find a time that will accommodate the majority of families. Next Sunday, Jan. 8, has been chosen for the kids to perform “Just a Little Christmas” during the service.
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.
NEW YEAR’S LOCK-IN
The Youth Group is holding a New Year’s Lock-In beginning Sunday, Jan. 1 at 7 p.m. and running through Monday, Jan. 2 at 7 a.m. Teens should eat dinner before arriving, but also bring a snack or a side as meatballs, fruit or veggie trays, meat and cheese trays, chips and salsa, pigs in a blanket, or any dessert items to share with the group. They usually stay up all night, but there will be boys and girls designated places for them to sleep if they decide to do so.
BOOK CLUB MEETS TUESDAY, JAN. 10
This month’s book is ”The Blue Bottle Club” by Penelope Stokes. Meeting will be Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Evans in Eastgate. February’s selection will be “The Lady’s Mine” By Francine Rivers.
LADIES GAME NIGHT FRIDAY, JAN. 20
Mark your calendars for a ladies’ game night on Jan. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. All ladies are invited to join the fun – bring your favorite snack (beverages will be provided), board or card game, and a friend, too.
ARE YOU A ‘PIECE’MAKER?
The goal of the Piecemakers’ group is to bring together people for fellowship and friendship, who also enjoy quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. All hobbies are welcome as is anyone from our church or the community at large. There will be four meetings this year with the first being Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come for the day or just an hour – the atmosphere is fun and informal.
MID-WESTERN CHILDREN’S HOME IS HIRING
Mid-Western is seeking a Director of Donor Relations, Full-Time House Parents, and Relief House Parents. You can find detailed job descriptions and benefits packages on Mid-Western’s website.
Please contact any of our staff members if you need access to the building outside of our regular hours but don’t have a key fob or access code: Cindy Summers, 330-466-1981; Christian Thompson, 806-239-2969; Mike Gulley, 513-519-4482; Michelle Ingland, 614-302-0672; or Kevin Stewart, 918-816-1769.
SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
Here is the schedule for Sunday Evening Bible Study held in the auditorium at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
|Jan. 1||No Class||N/A|
|Jan. 8||The Fruit of Self-Control||Keith|
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- No Bible class this week
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – Give Your Best
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- For the Gillespie family as they mourn the loss of Jean Gillespie.
- Donna Corbin requests prayers for her ex-husband, Anthony Sims. He has a brain aneurysm and is in the ICU at UC hospital, not doing well.
- Donna also requests prayers for her coworker, Heather, who has cancer and has developed blood clots from the chemo.
- Ladies Book Club – Tuesday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m. @ Bob Evans, Eastgate
- Prime Timers Meeting – Thursday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m.
- Ladies Game Night – Friday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m.
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
- ROCKs Baking Day – Saturday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
- Sports N’ Stuff – Saturday, Jan. 7
- Imagine: Area-wide Youth Worship – Sunday, Jan. 15 @ Westport Road Church of Christ, 4-9 p.m.
No Bible classes on New Year’s Day. Also, no Children’s Bible Hour during service. “Busy bags” will be available for children during service.
Beginning Jan. 8, Kevin Stewart will be teaching Why We Trust the Old Testament (Part 2) in the auditorium. This second class in the series 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 the writings in the Bible. These sessions will focus particularly on Joseph and Moses in Egypt and the conquest of the Promised Land.
Adults –Mosaic Law, Adam Szabo, teacher.
To understand New Testament stories, an understanding of Old Testament stories is essential. On Wednesdays, we will be studying the Mosaic Law and its application to Israelite history, Jesus’s interactions with Jewish leaders, and the trials that the Apostles faced while spreading the Gospel. 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 – Meet in the auditorium with parents. Dismissed to class after announcements. The nursery is now staffed on Wednesday evenings for children under 2.