5th ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN THIS SUNDAY
Church members and folks from around the area will be displaying their classic cars, muscle cars, or just plain cool cars Sunday, July 24 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Withamsville church parking lot. There’s no fee to show your car, and admission for spectators is free as well.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN THIS SUNDAY
If you have not had a photo taken for the new church directory, please plan to do so on Sunday, July 24 after service. Larry and Sherrill Ferrell will be set up to take your picture and update your information in CCB if you have changed addresses, email, phone number, etc.

ROCKs BIKE NIGHT, AUG. 12
Join us Friday, August 12 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the end of summer with the rescheduled Bike Night! All ROCKs kids are invited to bring bikes, scooters, power wheels, and hoverboards. We’ll clear the parking lot, have races, create bike tracks, and end the evening around the campfire with s’mores. Dinner is included so please RSVP and bring a friend! ROCKs is open to all kids in 5th grade and below.

COMMUNITY PICNIC ON AUG. 14 AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Everyone is invited to our Community Picnic at Veterans Memorial Park (sometimes called Helicopter Park), 900 Clough Pike, Cincinnati – just two miles north of the church by way of Glen Este Withamsville Road. We’ll be sharing food, fun, fellowship and faith with the community on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. There is no charge for anyone and all the food will be provided.  Let us know you are coming and bring a friend to enjoy this day organized by our Serving Our Neighbors as Missionaries ministry.

A NEW SISTER ADDED TO THE CHURCH
Regina Neal was baptized on Saturday, July 16 by her cousin Eddie Shepherd. Be sure to say hello and congratulate her on joining the body of Christ.

SIENA GARDEN SERVICE JULY 31 AT 4 P.M.
Join us at Siena Gardens Rehabilitation and Transitional Care, 1055 Ohio Pike, for service with the residents. We hold service on the last Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome – no RSVP required.

GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
From 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, we learn that God wants us to give willingly of our abundance and that we should do so cheerfully. When we do, it helps the church continue our work here and around the world. How to give: place cash or check in the contribution box, mail your check to the church, or use a credit or debit card to give online through CCB. 

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 helps our online outreach to the community be more effective.

JULY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray that we hold firmly to the word of life. – From Philippians 2:12-16 NIV

PRAYER REQUESTS   

  • Bruce Schaerges is recovering from hip surgery at The Atlantes Rehabilitation Center.
  • Hannah Lallathin requests prayers for Joe Ward, who had heart surgery recently He is recovering at home. As Joe will be unable to work for a while, they are in need of financial assistance. If you are able to help, please contact Hannah Lallathin.
  • Please pray for Grace Kaegi, who is having out-patient surgery this week. No other special needs, just prayer for successful healing.
  • Former member Tabitha Adams is scheduled for a heart ablation on August 2.
  • Caroline Knight requests prayer for Bonnie Kirsch, a relative in Kentucky, who was recently placed in hospice care. Pray also for the family during this time.

Send prayer requests and other newsletter information to office@withamsville.church or use the prayer request form in CCB.

  • 5th Annual Classic Car Cruise-In – Sunday, July 24, 6 p.m.
  • Siena Gardens Worship Service – Sunday, July 31, 4 p.m.
  • Community Picnic at Veteran’s Park – Aug. 14, 4 p.m.

ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!

  • ROCKs Rescheduled Bike Night – Aug. 12, 5:30 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. 

YOUTH SUMMER SERVICE DAYS
Learning how to serve is a crucial part of being a follower of Jesus, not because we need to earn our salvation, but rather because we understand that we have been given so much in Christ. It is for this reason that we try to give back. Our next Summer Service activity will be a Camp CUMO workday on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDITIONAL YOUTH EVENTS

  • Ice Cream Night – July 27, after Wednesday evening service
  • Summer Service Day -Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Hiking – Sunday, July 31

SUNDAY MORNING
Adult Classes
John’s Witness to Jesus, Various Teachers – Main Auditorium
John’s Gospel reflects on different aspects of Jesus’s life than those in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John says that Jesus did many signs in the presence of the disciples, but those which he has included were written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name (John 20:31). Each week, we will review a different narrative from John focusing on chapters1-11, with the aim of deepening our faith in Jesus.

College and Young Adults Class – The Book of Ephesians, Mike Gulley’s Office
This book explains how the church comes to full spiritual maturity in Christ. The book describes the good news of what God has done and how it blesses our lives. It instructs us on how to live in light of those blessings and ends with encouragement to stand firm in the face of hardships.

Youth Classes – Like Me. A Journey Through the Commands of Jesus – June 12 through Aug 28
A rabbi invests in those He thinks can be just like Him. Jesus is no different. And He left behind a way to follow Him, to be just like Him, because He believes anyone can. This class looks at several different ways anyone anywhere can follow in the way of Jesus, based on the actual words of Jesus.

Children’s Classes – God Made a Covenant with David in our children’s lesson last week. Now we learn that even David, a man after God’s own heart, sinned and fell short. Our children through grade 5 will learn this week how David Sinned and Was Forgiven and that God forgives our sins when we trust in Jesus.

WEDNESDAY EVENING DIVE SERIES
Kevin Stewart will lead this week’s class as we continue to Dive Into Sharing Jesus. Youth and adults will meet together in the Fellowship Hall. Children through grade 5 should meet in their usual classrooms.

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