HOST HOME FOR GREAT CITIES MISSIONS VISIT
Who can be a host home for Bryan Gibbs and Scott Reynolds from Great Cities Missions during their January 26-30 visit? This would be four nights, they will have their own car, and there are already dinners and lunches scheduled so only food for breakfast would be required. Contact Kevin Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are willing to have them stay in your home while they are here.
INVEST IN GOD
Your support of the church’s work through our members helps change lives. Our biblical basis for giving is detailed in Kevin Stewart’s Jan. 9 sermon Invest In God. Watch it on YouTube and prayerfully consider how much you can or should give. Donate by cash or check using the box on the communion table, mail your check to the church, or use a credit or debit card to give online through CCB.
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 cost is $60 per person and you must register in advance. Registration with payment deadline is today, January 21! Please call 513-877-2141 if you plan to attend but have not yet returned your registration card.
FEBRUARY FOOD DRIVE
Each Sunday in February, we will be collecting food to help stock local food pantries. There’s a 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
SHELBY GREGORY PLACED MEMBERSHIP
Shelby Gregory was baptized after services on Oct. 31 and placed membership with us last week. Please help Shelby feel welcome and included in our church family.
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.
- Bible class starts at 9 a.m. — Practical Lessons from Paul’s Letters
- 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! Our attendance and contributions record can be found at the end of this email.
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.
- Arlie Hoskin’s sister, Anne Colwell, passed away Wednesday evening. Funeral arrangements are pending. Please pray for Arlie, Wanda and the entire Hoskins family as they grieve this loss.
- The Finleys’ granddaughter, Krystina Smith is having surgery on Feb. 3 to remove a kidney stone.
- Caroline Knight’s great-grandson, Giovanni Bryant, fell out of a tree and hit his head. He was flown to Children’s Hospital and is under observation, but doctors are cautiously optimistic that he will be okay.
- Pam Wanninger is recovering at home from surgery on her broken ankle.
- Carla Menz is suffering from a ruptured disk in her back. Doctors are working to help her avoid surgery.
Send prayer requests and other Newsletter information to email@example.com.
SERVING OUR NEIGHBORS AS MISSIONARIES MEETING
For all who are part of this Vision Initiative group or who are interested in serving in this area, meet after services on Sunday, Jan. 30 for about 15 minutes in the Blue Room (across from the kitchen).
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.
HOMEBUILDERS AND HOCKEY FEBRUARY 27
Bring your family and enjoy a fun afternoon at the Cyclone Sunday, Feb.27, puck drop is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 each. Please RSVP to Sara Faison at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 16
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.
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
- Feb. 16 – Valentine Party/Class, 7 p.m.
- March 12 – Baking Fun, time TBD
- Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services, 6 p.m.
- Guys Study: Shipwrecked, 7-8:30 p.m. – Jan. 28; Feb. 11; March 11, 25
- Girls’ Study: Shipwrecked, 7-8:30 p.m. – Jan. 21; Feb. 4; March 4, 18
- Jan. 15 – Sports N’ Stuff, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Feb. 18 – 20 – Winterfest, High School Youth
- Feb. 25 – 27 – Middle School Retreat
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 – Last week, children through 5th grade learned how easily God’s people were swayed when they worshipped a golden calf. This week, God wants His people to build a tabernacle so He can dwell among them. Our Christ connection points out that God later sent Jesus to dwell on earth and save His people from sin. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.
Adult & Youth Class – One Generation to Another, led by Scott Reynolds, Great Cities Missions
As our church considers a mission opportunity in Brazil, representatives from Great Cities Missions will talk about some of the specific details and the importance of this mission field. They will lead this Wednesday class and also on Sunday morning, Jan. 30.
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.