CHILDREN’S PLAY IS THIS SUNDAY
Our children will perform “Just a Little Christmas” at the beginning of service this Sunday. This short play was originally scheduled for Christmas Eve, but the snowy weather postponed the event. The children are excited to share this message of Jesus’ birth.
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.
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.
PRIME TIMERS MEETING THURSDAY, JAN. 12
Prime Timers meet the second Thursday of each month for fellowship, friendship and activity planning. Meetings begin in the fellowship hall at 10:30 with many members heading to lunch together (self-pay) afterward. While Prime Timers are generally 60 plus, everyone is invited to attend.
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. Questions? Contact Karen Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-284-4530.
ROCKs BAKING DAY, JAN. 21
On cold winter days, what’s better than baking? Baking with your friends! Join us at ROCKs baking day where we will make baking/food projects, play games and learn how we cannot live on bread alone. This is for kids through 5th grade. If your child is in kindergarten or younger, please stay to help them with their project. RSVP by January 18, so we have enough ingredients for everyone.
ARE YOU A ‘PIECE’MAKER?
The Piecemakers’ group is for those who enjoy quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc., plus fellowship and friendship. All hobbies are welcome as is anyone from our church or the community at large. The first meeting is 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.
THE HOMEBUILDERS HAVE A MYSTERY TO SOLVE!
Join them on February 4 at 6 p.m. for a Mystery Masquerade. Enjoy dinner and then work together to solve the clues to figure out “whodunit.” Please RSVP on CCB by January 29. Watch for more info coming soon or see Tessa Taylor, Monica Moore, or Shara Aubrey if you have questions.
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.
SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
The Sunday Evening Bible will meet this week, Jan. 8, in the auditorium at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend as Keith Baker leads the discussion on The Fruit of Self-Control.
f you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class begins at 9 a.m. – Why We Trust the Old Testament, Part 2
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – Church Vital Signs
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JANUARY PRAYER FOCUS
Remember God’s grace offers salvation to all people through Jesus. We have been redeemed and purified by Jesus to be his very own people, eager to do what is good (Titus 2:11-14).
- Fran Johnson’s brother, Tom Gastrich, of Wasella, Alaska, passed away Tuesday from cancer.
- Adam Szabo’s grandmother, June Jackson, passed away Tuesday at the age of 90.
- Pam Wanninger will have another surgery on her hand this Thursday, Jan. 12.
- Juanita Moore requests prayer for her sister, Betty Evans, who has unexplained internal bleeding. Betty has had a series of serious health issues in the past several months, please pray for healing and return to a healthy life.
- 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.
Adults – WhyWe Trust the Old Testament (Part 2),Kevin Stewart, 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.
College and Young Adults Class –Colossians, Mike Gulley’s Office
For Paul, the nature of Jesus as Creator and Redeemer was nonnegotiable. He focuses on Christ as being sovereign and over all things. As such, Jesus is also Head over the church. He has reconciled all things to Himself through His death on the cross, making believers alive to God and setting them on the path to right living.
OT1: Where’s Jesus? Joe Pauley/Ben Painter – Youth House
For kids in grades 6-8. Sometimes is difficult for us to see and understand that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament is the same. The truth is, not only is He the same God but scripture as a whole is telling the same cohesive story. In this study, we will be looking at part one of our journey of seeing Jesus throughout the Old Testament.
Deal or No Deal, Mike Gulley/Dan Moore – Youth House
For teens in grades 9 and 10, Deal or No Deal is a study of the various covenants in scripture and the God who made them. Throughout this study, we strive to establish the importance of covenants in our lives today as well as understand God’s role and usage of covenants throughout scripture.
Bible v. World, Don Moore – Youth House
For teens in grades 11 and 12, the purpose of Bible V. World is to provide a strong, biblical foundation on some of life’s more difficult topics or struggles. The aim is to help strengthen/prepare the students before the next step of the journey in life.
Children’s Classes – Lower-level classrooms, 4-K in the loft
Children who are participating in this morning’s play should go to the fellowship hall for a dress rehearsal before the 10 a.m. performance. Any children from age 2 through grade 5, who are not in the play should report to their regular Sunday morning classroom.
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 – The nursery is now staffed on Wednesday evenings for children under 2. Meet in the auditorium with parents. Dismissed to nursery after announcements