COMMUNITY PICNIC ON AUG. 14 AT VETERANS PARK
Everyone is invited to our Community Picnic at Veterans Memorial Park (sometimes called Helicopter Park), 900 Clough Pike, Cincinnati. We’ll be sharing food, fun, fellowship and faith 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.

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.

ITEMS FOR A CARING PLACE PREGNANCY CENTER
A Caring Place is a pregnancy center in the Eastgate area that offers alternatives to abortion and resources for women in need: free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, parenting classes, and donated items. See the list on the bulletin board (or visit ACaringPlace.org) for donation requests from the Center. Leave your donations at the church; Chelsea Peters will deliver.

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. 

CUMO SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROJECT AUG. 7
We’re loading backpacks with school supplies for our kids who attend services at CUMO and those in the surrounding communities. Please join us on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. to help with this ministry.

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  

  • Abby Pauley has an MRI scheduled for Aug. 1 and will meet with a surgeon on Aug. 3. Pray please that her surgery can be scheduled soon and that she can recover quickly.
  • Former member Tabitha Adams is scheduled for a heart ablation on August 2.
  • Caroline Knight requests prayer for the family of Bonnie Kirsch, who passed away last week
  • Glenn Finley requests prayer for Charldeen Koch, who is in the final stage of cancer, and for his cousins and family in the passing of Marine Sergeant Major Arthur Petty at the age of 99.
  • Continue to pray for Bruce Schaerges as he recovers from hip surgery.
  • For a successful and enriching Camp CUMO
  • 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 ROCK PAINTING AUG. 3
Kids in grade 5 and under, our ROCKs age kids, will paint rocks during their Wednesday, Aug. 3 class. Kids should meet at the pavilion at 7 p.m.

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. Dinner is included so please RSVP and bring a friend! ROCKs is open to all kids in 5th grade and below.

Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.

  • Hiking – Sunday, July 31
  • King’s Island – Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.
  • Promotion Sunday – Aug. 21
  • Host the Teens – Friday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.
  • Ice Cream Night – Wednesday, Aug. 31

SUNDAY MORNING
Adult Classes
JOHN’S WITNESS TO JESUS
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 ClassThe 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 –Even David, a man after God’s own heart, sinned and fell short. Last week, our children through grade 5 learned that David Sinned and Was Forgiven and that God forgives our sins when we trust in Jesus. God is Good to Give Grace is the title for this week’s lesson as we talk more about God’s forgiveness.

WEDNESDAY EVENING DIVE SERIES
Mark Mason will lead the Aug. 3 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 at the pavilion outside for a special class to paint rocks.

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