PEANUT BUTTER SUNDAY
Next week begins our February Food Drive. Please bring peanut butter on Feb. 6 to add to our table in front of the elders’ office. Here is what we will be collecting the rest of the month to help stock local food pantries.
February 13 – Jelly
February 20 – Hamburger Helper or Tuna Helper
February 27 – Canned tuna

GIVE TO THOSE IN NEED BY GIVING TO GOD
“And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” – Hebrews 13:16. 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.
 
FEBRUARY CALENDAR IN YOUR EMAIL
The February calendar was emailed Thursday to the address you have on file in CCB. There are also printed copies at the church Welcome Center counter. The calendar includes events, birthdays, and anniversaries, and, on the flip side, you will find the volunteer service schedule for the month. If you would like information on how you can be added to the service roster, please contact Cindy at office@withamsville.church or call (513) 752-9819.
 
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 worship on Sunday, Jan. 30 for about 15 minutes in the Blue Room (across from the kitchen).

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.

PRINTED BULLETINS AVAILABLE AT SERVICE
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. 

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

  • Sara Gillespie’s father, Cleon Cornett, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Hospice has been called in.
  • 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.
  • The Finley’s granddaughter, Krystina Smith, is having surgery on Feb. 3 to remove a kidney stone.
  • Glenn Finley also requests prayers for his friend, Tom Gilfillen, who will be having triple bypass heart surgery in the next several weeks.
    Send prayer requests and other Newsletter information to office@withamsville.church.

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. If you would like to donate an item for the evening’s silent auction, please contact Jenny Boverie or Candy Huston.

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. Please RSVP to Sara Faison at sara.faison@gmail.com by Feb. 16.

MEN’S BREAKFAST SET FOR FEBRUARY 26
Our annual Men’s Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 26. Mark your calendars – more details coming soon.

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

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.

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 – God Deserves Our Worship is the title for this week’s session for children through 5th grade. The lesson is pulled from Leviticus chapters 1–4 and helps kids learn that worship is celebrating the greatness of God. 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 – 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.

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