CHILI COOKOFF SUNDAY NIGHT
The Chili Cookoff and Snack Night is Sunday at 5:30 p.m.! You don’t need to rsvp to attend – just be sure to bring something for snack night. Families with last names beginning with A-M should bring sandwiches and last names N-Z bring desserts. Please see Lisa Gillespie for more information or if you would like to help.
HELP WITH MEAL FOR IMAGINE YOUTH WORSHIP SERVICE
Imagine is a gathering of youths from regional Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio churches under one roof for a time of fellowship, games, food and Worship. This month, Withamsville is hosting Imagine at our building and will be serving a meal following the worship. A needs list has been compiled, and we hope that you can help with the requested items. For more information, please see Angela Thompson.
MINI SCHOOL EARLY REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 7
Sunday is the final day for EARLY Mini School registration for the 2022-23 school year. Registration opens to the public Monday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church building. Children should be 4 years old before October 1 of this year and fully potty trained to be part of this free preschool program. For more information see Karen Mason.
BECOMING A CONTAGIOUS CHRISTIAN
The first Contagious Christian workshop has been completed, and people have asked that we hold more sessions soon. This hands-on, eight-week class will help prepare you to share your faith with others. Once we know how many people are interested, we will determine dates for the workshop. Sign up in the church lobby or through CCB.
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. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matt 6:21
SPRING QUARTER TEACHERS STILL NEEDED
We need Children’s Bible Time teachers for both age groups in April and for older kids (grades 1-4) in May. For Sunday 9 a.m. classes, we still need a teacher for 1st and 2nd graders in May. For Wednesday evenings, we need teachers for the older kids in both April and May. Please contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at (513) 752-9819 if you can help.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class starts at 9 a.m. — Why We Trust the Old Testament
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. — Learning to Fish
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.
- Jim Farley’s brother, Jeff, has suffered several strokes and has been placed under Hospice care.
- Pam Wanninger’s continued healing
- Karen Thompson, a friend of Jeff and Elaine Painter, has aggressive breast cancer.
- Jeff Painter’s aunt Diane Timmer continues to fight with leukemia.
- Michael Kinder has found a new job and is thankful for the prayers and help he received from the congregation,
- Caroline Knight thanks everyone for the prayers for herself and her daughter Tobi Harris. Operations for both were successful. They are both recovering at their respective homes.
Please send prayer requests and other newsletter information to email@example.com or use the prayer request form in CCB.
LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETS MARCH 8
The Ladies Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at Bob Evans Eastgate. March’s book is Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent. Please come to enjoy the discussion and fellowship even if you have not completed the book. If I Were You by Lynn Austin is the selection for April.
PRIME TIMERS MEETING MARCH 10
Prime Timers meetings return this month on March 10 in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 a.m. Open to anyone age 55 and over.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE ACTIVITIES
Chelsea Peters shared this opportunity to participate in the 40 Days for Life campaign. Every spring and fall, the 40 days for life campaign encourages people to sign up to pray on the sidewalk outside of the Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati. Here’s the website to learn more about this pro-life organization www.40daysforlife.com/cincinnati.
YOUTH-HOSTED LADIES DAY MARCH 26
This is an event for the women of our church, where the teen girls will give them a day of fun, food, lessons and even a raffle to raise money for A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center. Please join us from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
ROCKs BAKING DAY IS MARCH 12
Join us on March 12 from 1:30-3:30 P.M. for fun with baking and other food projects. This event is in the Fellowship Hall. RSVP through CCB. Contact Sara Faison with questions, (513) 581-7636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services, 6 p.m.
- Guys Study: Shipwrecked, 7-8:30 p.m. – March 11, 25
- Girls’ Study: Shipwrecked, 7-8:30 p.m. –March 4, 18
- Winter Jam, 3 – 10 p.m. – March 5
- Cyclones Hockey Game, March 19
- Imagine: Area-Wide Youth Worship Service, 4-6 p.m. – March 20
Adult Classes – Why We Trust the Old Testament, Kevin Stewart, Auditorium
This class will explore some of the many archaeological and historical evidences that prove the veracity of the Old Testament. The presentation will include many interesting pictures of archaeological artifacts that confirm Bible stories. These sessions will make you confident that the Old Testament writings have been preserved as God intended.
Adult Classes – Spiritual Growth Blueprint, Steve Ferro (two-week class, Feb. 27 and March 6 only), Fellowship Hall
This hands-on workshop will help you create a personalized blueprint to grow spiritually in two areas of your choosing. You will be introduced to a Spiritual Growth Continuum centered on building a Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength that is Christ-like, but not all at once. Instead, you will be encouraged to prayerfully decide where God is calling you to grow first and second. If you’re a goal setter, you will like this class. If you’re not a goal setter, this may be the first goal-setting class you do like because “it is God who works in you to do His will and to act according to His good purpose.” (Phil 2:13)
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 –This Sunday is the beginning of Spring Quarter for children through 5th grade. As the Gospel Project curriculum leads the children through the Bible, we move “From Conquest to a Kingdom” and in Sunday’s lesson learn how God Encouraged Joshua. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.
Adult Class – Themes from Proverbs
Proverbs is about making godly choices, the kinds of choices in life that bring honor and glory to God, or – as Proverbs would put it – choices that demonstrate “the fear of the LORD” (Prov. 1:7). In this study on the book of Proverbs, we’ll look closely at some of its main themes and learn about godly wisdom.
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.