BRAZIL MISSION OPPORTUNITY
We have the opportunity to partner with a Brazilian congregation to plant a new church in a very receptive area in northwest Brazil. Bryan Gibbs and Scott Reynolds from Great Cities Missions will be here January 26-30 to give us more details about this ministry opportunity. Learn more by reading the letter from our elders on our website.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SHERRI CROSSETT
Sherri Crossett passed away Jan. 2 from complications of COVID. A memorial service will be held January 15 at Parkside Christian Church, 6986 Salem Road, Cincinnati. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. with the service beginning at 11. Meals for the family are being organized through Meal Train if you are able to help in this way.

NEW SERMON NOTES SHEET AVAILABLE
Many people have asked when printed bulletins would return for services. Beginning this Sunday, we will have a printed, although abbreviated, version of our electronic newsletter that will include events, prayer requests, and space for taking notes about the sermon. Pick one up from the table where you find communion cups.

SERVING OUR NEIGHBORS AS MISSIONARIES GROUP NOT MEETING
The meeting for this initiative group that was intended for Jan. 9 will be rescheduled. Several members were unable to meet at this time.

CHILI COOK OFF NEWS
The Chili Cook Off has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m.

GIVING ACCORDING TO MALACHI
Phillip Taylor’s sermon last week, Test God, referenced Malachi 3:10. “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” You can donate by cash or check using the contribution box on the communion table, mailing your check to the church, or [giving%20online%20through%20CCB]giving online through CCB. (Check out Phillip’s full sermon on YouTube).

f 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.

THANK YOU CARDS TO THE CHURCH
There are new thank you messages on the lobby bulletin board from Judy Johnson and also from Clermont Senior Services.

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

  • Gary Kiser’s friend, Dick Cook, was diagnosed with cancer in his esophagus and liver.
  • Donna Corbin’s aunt, Mary Corbin, has a cancerous mass in her leg.
  • Ted Ellis’s sister, Rita Reese, is recovering from her recent back surgery.
  • Pam Wanninger broke her right ankle recently. Doctors have said she will likely require surgery.
  • Sara Gillespie’s mother struggling with COPD and her father is undergoing tests for possible bone cancer. Please pray for them as they face these health struggles.
  • Monica Stewart’s coworker, Linsey Felts, lost her baby during a prenatal surgery. Please pray for this family’s heartbreak.

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

LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETS JANUARY 11
The Ladies Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at Panera Eastgate. January’s book is The Circlemaker by Mark Batterson. Please come even if you have not completed the book to enjoy the discussion and fellowship. The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan is the selection for the Feb. 8 meeting.

NO PRIME TIMERS MEETING TILL MARCH
The Prime Timers group will NOT meet until the second Thursday in March.

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 upstairs while Angela Thompson and a teacher to be determined teaching the girls’ class downstairs.

Children’s Classes –Children in the nursery through 5th grade learned that God Provided Manna for His people as Moses led them through the desert. This week, Moses climbs Mount Sinai and the kids learn how God Gave the Ten Commandments. 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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