HOUSE OF PEACE BASKETS
During April, our Serving Our Neighbors as Missionaries vision group plans to provide special Easter baskets to residents of the YWCA House of Peace. The House of Peace provides secure shelter and services for domestic violence survivors and their children. If you can help provide personal care items and Easter treats, please see the display in the lobby or check out the needs list in CCB at to contribute.
CAMP ROCKs REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY, APRIL 1 – NO FOOLIN’
Camp ROCKs is set for July 3 – 9 at Camp Lebanon for children ages 7 – 12. Campers will enjoy a week of fun and fellowship and lessons that take them down The Roman Road. Registration opens Friday, April 1 through CCB. Cost per camper through June 1 is $195. Register June 2 – June 19 for $205.
GIRLS RETREAT APRIL 22-24 – REGISTER NOW!
The theme for this year’s girls’ retreat is Just As! John 15:9 is the scripture focus for the weekend as the lessons cover God’s intentional and unconditional love for us just as we are. Where: Fort Hill Christian Youth Camp. When: Begins Friday, April 22 with registration from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $60 per student with T-shirt included.
Stop by the display in the lobby to learn more about the team of missionaries with whom we are working in Boa Vista, Brazil. You’ll see the ways we as a church are encouraging this group and find out how you can show your love and support as well.
GIVING TO THE CHURCH
Your donations help the church continue its work through our members. There are several options for giving: placing cash or check in the box on the communion table, mailing your check to the church, or using 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.
- Bible class starts at 9 a.m. — The Preaching About Jesus in The Acts of the Apostles
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – Lessons from Brazil
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!
MARCH PRAYER FOCUS
“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.’” – Romans10:15. May each of us pray for opportunities to bring the good news about Jesus to someone.
- Judy Gillespie’s aunt, Hazel Abbott, passed away on Sunday. She was 96 and in hospice care at the time.
- Josette Spence, Elaine Painter’s sister, is out of the hospital and recovering at home.
- Carla Menz is recovering from back surgery last week
- Larry Ferrill is recovering from carpal tunnel surgery on Monday
- Eddie Shepherd’s uncle, Michael Shepherd, is still having trouble with his liver and needs prayers for his full recovery.
- Please send prayer requests and other newsletter information to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the prayer request form in CCB.
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
THE WITHAMSVILLE EGG HUNT IS APRIL 9
Hop on over for Withamsville’s Annual ROCKs Easter Egg Hunt! The first hunt starts promptly at 10:15. Hunts will be held by age groups – 0-2 years, 3-5 years, K-grade 2, and grades 3-5. Donations needed: plastic eggs (preferably ones that are connected), bags of individually wrapped candy, individually wrapped snacks for babies and toddlers (i.e., gold fish, fruit/veggie pouches, mum mums). Please leave donations in plastic tub in office.
- Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services, 6 p.m.
- Girls’ Study: Shipwrecked, 7-8:30 p.m. –April 1
- Guys Study: Shipwrecked, 7-8:30 p.m. – March 25, April 8
- Girls Retreat, April 22 – 24
Adult Classes – The Preaching About Jesus in The Acts of the Apostles, Auditorium Class, March 13-April 17
How did the apostles teach and preach about Jesus in the earliest days after Jesus’ resurrection? To understand that, we will consider six passages in Acts, including Peter’s Pentecost sermon (Acts 2), the earliest preaching of Peter and John among the Jews (Acts 3-4), Philip’s preaching to the Samaritans and the Ethiopian official (Acts 8), Peter and Cornelius (Acts 10-11), Paul’s synagogue sermon at Pisidian Antioch (Acts 13), and Paul’s preaching of Jesus as king in Thessalonica (Acts 17).
Adult Classes – His Eternal Plan, Fellowship Hall Class, March 13 – May 29
This class answers several fundamental questions about God’s Plan for us. It is perfect for new Truth Seekers, who need to hear God’s Plan from beginning to end in order to understand the big picture. It is also perfect for veteran Truth Seekers, who want to be able to explain God’s Plan to others in a logical way or want to reground themselves in His plan. It is based on three major pillars: 1) There is a God, 2) The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and 3) Jesus is the Son of God.
College Age Class – Galatians Study, Mike Gulley’ Office
Galatians presents that our righteousness comes through Jesus and no one or nothing else! Jesus perfectly measured up to God’s Law because God knew that we would not and could not measure up. And so, He became our righteousness. Every act of obedience in Christ’s life was done on our behalf. He paid the penalty for our sin so we could be adopted into God’s family. All glory belongs to God!
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.
Children’s Classes – Last week our children through 5th grade learned how The Bible Helps Us Live for God. This week the children see how God can do the seemingly impossible in the lesson God Defeated Jericho. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.
Adult Class – Singing Praises
We will focus again this week on singing as a church. We will meet in the auditorium and sing songs we know well and learn some that are new. We will have the mic’ed singers join us so we can get ready for Sunday, April 3 when the mic’ed singers join us in our worship time together. Come ready to lift your voices and worship the God we love and adore so very much.
Youth Classes – Meet at 6 p.m. for Hangout time. At 7, meet in the Youth House for the class series Acts: Turning the World Upside Down, led by Christian Thompson.
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.