LEARN MORE ABOUT BRAZIL MISSION
Bryan Gibbs and Scott Reynolds from Great Cities Missions will be here January 26-30 to provide details about a ministry opportunity in Brazil. If you would like to have lunch or dinner with our guests to learn more about this possible mission. RSVP through this form in CCB. We are also looking for a host home where Bryan and Scott can stay during their visit. Contact Kevin Stewart (kevin@withamsville.church) if you are willing to have them stay in your home while they are here.

FEBRUARY FOOD DRIVE
Each Sunday in February, we will be collecting food to help stock local food pantries. There’s a different twist to this collection — each week will be dedicated to one type of item.

  • February 6 – Peanut butter
  • February 13 – Jelly
  • February 20 – Hamburger Helper or Tuna Helper
  • February 27 – Canned tuna

INVEST IN GOD
Supporting the work of God, investing in your heavenly IRA, and contributing sacrificially were some of the topics in Kevin’s Jan. 9 sermon Invest In God. Watch it on YouTube and prayerfully consider your contributions. You can donate by cash or check using the box on the communion table or mailing your check to the church. You can also give online through CCB.

WELCOME TOM AND DONNA PAINTER AS MEMBERS
Tom and Donna Painter have been regular attenders since the summer and officially pledged membership last Sunday. Be sure to welcome them and involve them in church activities and ministries.

GRAB YOUR PRINTED BULLETINS
A printed bulletin will be available on tables at either door as you enter the auditorium. The bulletin is an abbreviated version of this newsletter and includes events, prayer requests, and space for taking notes about the sermon.

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! Our attendance and contributions record can be found at the end of this email.

PRAYER FOCUS
Lord help us trust in Your word and in You (Ps 119:42). Thank you, Lord, that we can rely on Your word because you are reliable. God is our rock and refuge.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Pam Wanninger had surgery on her recently broken ankle and is recovering at home.
  • Margie Miller’s brother-in-law, Steve Aleshin, has COVID.
  • Carla Menz is suffering from a ruptured disk in her back. Doctors are working to help her avoid surgery.
  • Geoff Martin and his family lost everything in the recent Colorado fires. Geoff is the son of Ken and Debbie Martin who are former members of WCOC.
  • Gary Kiser’s friend, Dick Cook, was diagnosed with cancer in his esophagus and liver.
  • Ted Ellis’s sister, Rita Reese, is recovering from back surgery.

Send prayer requests and other Newsletter information to office@withamsville.church.

MEN’S BREAKFAST – SAVE THE DATE
Our annual Men’s Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 26. Mark your calendars, gentlemen, and look for more details as we get closer to the date.
 
CHILI COOK OFF NEWS
The Chili Cook Off has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m.

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 – Practical Teaching from Paul’s Letters, various teachers
God has called us to live in a way that is “worthy of the Lord” (Col 1:10) and “proper for God’s holy people” (Eph 5:3). But what does that mean? Building upon the previous core class on Romans 12-15, this series will examine six other “practical living” sections of Paul’s letters, including Eph 4 and 5, Col 3, 1 Thess 4:1-12, Gal 5:13-24, and Titus 2:1-3:11.

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 teaching the girls’ class in the Youth House.

Children’s Classes –God gave Moses the Ten Commandments in last week’s lessons for children through 5th grade. This week, they will learn about how The People Worshipped a Golden Calf while waiting for Moses to descend from Mt. Sinai. 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 – Special Series on Baptism
Jeff Painter will lead the youth in a three-week series on baptism.

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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