BE INFORMED FOR UPCOMING ELECTIONS
Joe Farley will present Abortion Law in Ohio on Wednesday, July 19. He will discuss the current legal landscape following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision and the biblical foundations for a pro-life position. He will also provide information concerning two amendments to the Ohio constitution that Ohioans will be voting on this August and November, both of which concern the legality of abortion in the state.
Joe is the son of Jim and Debbie Farley. He was raised in the Withamsville Church of Christ until relocating to Washington, D.C. in 2015. Since then, Joe has clerked for three federal courts, including two U.S. Courts of Appeal. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and D.C., and currently works for Jones Day in Columbus. Joe, wife Katie, and their five children live near Columbus and are active members of the Marysville Church of Christ.
CHURCH PICNIC POTLUCK JULY 23
The Church Picnic Potluck is JULY 23 following service. Bring a favorite dish to share with the church family. Beverages will be provided. We’ll be serving in the Fellowship Hall, but also using both the pavilion and inside tables to accommodate all weather possibilities. The gaga pit and 9-square will be set up for game playing, or you can bring your own favorites!
MID-WESTERN CHILDREN’S HOME GOLF TOURNAMENT – DEADLINE IS WED., JULY 19
The annual Sivak-Hesson Legacy Tournament is Friday, July 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee per golfer is $125 and includes drinks, lunch, and door prize entries. The tournament is held at Majestic Springs Golf Course in Wilmington and benefits Mid-Western. Details and the registration link can be found online or contact Barry Boverie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Huston at email@example.com.
BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR IPM
School starts next month! Inter Parish Ministries (IPM) needs help preparing 400 supply packs for students around the area. We will be collecting colored pencils, composition notebooks and pens between Wednesday, July 19 and Sunday, July 30. Look for the bins in the lobby beginning Wednesday night.
WELCOME BABY WHITAKER
Noah John Whitaker entered the world on Wednesday, July 12 at 11:35 a.m. He was 6 lbs., 14 oz. and 19.5 inches long. Congratulations to parents Chelsea and Matt and grandparents Jack and Lori Lang.
DONATE THROUGH KROGER (NO EXTRA COST TO YOU)
An easy way to boost your donation to Withamsville church is through your Kroger Shopper’s Card. It’s part of the Kroger Community Rewards program and doesn’t affect fuel points or other rewards you currently earn. The church receives approximately $400 a year through the program; think what it could be if a few more people enrolled. Find information about the program and how to get started on Kroger’s website.
GARRARD CHURCH OF CHRIST AREA WIDE SINGING
Plan to lift your voices in praise on Sunday, July 30, 3 p.m. at the Garrard Street Church of Christ in Covington, Kentucky.
BABY SHOWER FOR DANIELLE (LANG) HALCOMB
Baby Halcomb is coming soon! The shower for Danielle and baby will be Sunday, August 6, right after service in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited! The Halcombs are registered on babylist.com. If you are interested in contributing to a group gift, please see Shara Aubrey.
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.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class begins at 9 a.m. – Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. –Wisdom That Works: Navigating Conflict
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JULY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray that God uses us to share His love with the children and youth of this church and our community. Pray that we are able to teach our children diligently as commanded in Deuteronomy 6:5-9.
- The family of Duane Tennant as they mourn his passing. Services at the church Saturday. Visitation 10-11:30 a.m., funeral at 11:30.
- The family of Patricia Cornett – Sara Gillespie’s mother – who passed away July 8.
- Frank Hardcastle, a friend of Kevin Stewart. A hog ran in front of his motorcycle, and he now has fractured skull, broken clavicle, and was on a ventilator.
- Tricia Gulley with her continuing health issues
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS: Danielle Halcomb, due Sept. 1; and Paige Daughety, due Sept. 14.
SUBMITTING YOUR REQUESTS
It is best to submit prayer requests online through CCB because your request goes directly to the elders and the office. You can also email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 752-9819 if you prefer.
Mid-Western Children’s Home Golf Outing – Friday, July 28, 8:30 a.m. @ Majestic Springs Golf Course in Wilmington
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES – 9 a.m.
Adult Class – Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at the Table – Steve Ferro, June 11-Aug. 27
In this class, we will unpack God’s plan on how to overcome the enemy’s lies and find peace and spiritual security in any circumstance or situation. God has set a table for you filled with a banquet of peace, clarity, and purpose. But Satan is constantly looking for an invitation, seeking to fill your mind with distractions, fear, worry, insecurity, anxiety, temptation, and doubt. By trusting God’s plan, we can keep Satan from taking a seat at our perfect table set by God.
College and Young Adults Class – 1 Timothy, Mike Gulley’s Office
Paul’s first letter to Timothy gives practical advice on leading, administrating, and pastoring the local church. The instructions in this letter apply to any leader or prospective leader of Christ’s church and are equally relevant today as they were in Paul’s day. For those not called into leadership roles in their church, the book is still practical. Every follower must contend for the faith and avoid false teaching. Every follower must stand firm and persevere.
Youth Classes – NO YOUTH CLASS DUE TO SPRING MILL BIBLE CAMP
Children’s Classes– Lower-level classrooms, 4-K in the loft
This week’s lesson for our kids through grade 5 Jesus Taught About Behavior.
WEDNESDAY EVENING – 7 p.m.
Adults & Youth
Abortion Law in Ohio – Learn about what has changed since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision and the biblical foundations for a pro-life position from Joe Farley, a licensed Ohio lawyer who grew up in Withamsville Church of Christ. He will also provide information concerning two amendments to the Ohio constitution that Ohioans will be voting on this August and November, both of which concern the legality of abortion in the state.
Children – Meet in the fellowship hall 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 fellowship hall with parents. Dismissed to nursery after announcements.
Next Wednesday – Family Devo & Pizza Night – Mike Gulley, July 26. Begins at 6 p.m.