GIVE AS YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN
“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that He has given you.” -Deuteronomy 16:17. Donating a portion of your blessings to the church helps its members continue the work happening here at Withamsville and around the world. There are several ways to give: 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. 
 
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION AND INTERESTS
You should have received an email on Wednesday about updating your CCB profile information and your interests for being involved in the church. You can also update this information in person after services on May 8 and May 15 if you prefer not to do it online. For more information, please contact Cindy Summers at cindy@withamsville.church or call the church office at (513) 752-9819.
 
BIBLE DAY CAMP REGISTRATION
Going Deeper with Jesus is the theme for this summer’s Bible Day Camp, which is coming up June 6-10. Kids will learn that Jesus invites us, we follow Jesus, we share Him, we disciple for Jesus and then bear fruit in our lives for Him. Classes fill quickly – register now!
 
REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP ROCKs
Camp ROCKs is set for July 3–9 at Camp Lebanon for children in grades 2-6. Campers will enjoy a week of fun, fellowship, and Biblical lessons. Register now online or ask Sara Faison for more details. Save $10 per camper by registering before June 1. Registration closes June 19.
 
BEST WISHES TO SCOTT AND DEANA BROWN
The church received an email this week that Scott and Deana Brown are in the process of moving to Nashville to be closer to their children and Deana’s parents. Please pray for a safe move and much happiness in their new home. 

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 is helping make our online outreach to the community more effective! 

MAY PRAYER FOCUS
Bring all you cares to God in prayer. “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” – Phil 4:4-7

PRAYER REQUESTS   

  • Carla Menz will be having gallbladder surgery on Tuesday, May 3.
  • Kevin Stewart’s friend, Mark Adams, has stomach cancer and has been moved to hospice care. He is not expected to make it much longer.
  • Vickie Armstrong had knee surgery on Thursday and is recovering. Doctors expect a three-month recovery.
  • Vince Ferro, Steve’s brother, is having a heart valve replaced and also needs prayers for his spiritual life.
  • Juanita Moore’s sister, Betty Evans, is having breathing issues.

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

LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETS MAY 10
The Ladies Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at Bob Evans Eastgate to discuss May’s book, Educated by Tara Westover. Book club breaks for the summer and should resume this fall.
 
PRIME TIMERS MEETING IS MAY 12
The Prime Timers meet this month on Thursday, May 12 in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 a.m. Open to anyone age 55 and over.
 
GET SET FOR THE MID-WESTERN CARING HEARTS 5K
The Mid-Western Caring Hearts 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, May 14 beginning at 9 a.m. Registration before May 2 is $25 with a guaranteed race t-shirt. Register May 3 through race day for $30 with t-shirts available for purchase while they last. For more details and a registration form, visit them online or pick them up at the welcome counter in the church lobby.

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

LEARNING TO SERVE OTHERS
On Wednesday, May 25, class for our children in grades 5 and under will be a service project for area people in need. Our goal is for students to assemble 72 bags containing snacks and basic hygiene items. Families can then store a blessing bag in their car to give away when they encounter someone who could use it. If you are able to donate items for this project, please see the needs list in CCB.

ROCKs BIKE NIGHT & S’MORES
Join us Friday, May 27 for an evening of fun on wheels and s’mores around a campfire while we celebrate THE END OF ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR! All ROCKs kids (and their friends!) 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 with s’mores around the campfire. Dinner (grilled hot dogs + chips) and s’mores will be included! We will start serving hot dogs at 5:30 at the church pavilion.

  • Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services, 6 p.m.
  • Area Wide at Shiner Church of Christ -May 1
  • Sports ‘N Stuff – May 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SUNDAY MORNING
Adult Classes
Spiritual Disciplines, Monty Gillespie, Auditorium Class, April 24 – May 29
Do you yearn for a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ? We will explore specific steps you can employ to grow closer to the eternal side of YOU and your LORD. This class is based on a book written by Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth.
OR
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 re-ground 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 – The Book of Ephesians, Mike Gulley’ 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
Identity: Who Am I and Who Will I Become? April 3 – May 29
Who am I? What is my purpose? Where do I belong? These are just a few of the types of questions on which our culture seems to be hyper-focused. During this time together, we will be diving into many of these questions and understanding God’s perspective of who we are and who we can become. For grades 9 – 12, taught by Christian Thompson and Frank Overcast.

Timothy: Learning to Run the Race
As a young minister, Timothy faced all sorts of challenges. Step by step, Paul patiently instructed him and in doing so instructs us today. He tells us “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called”-I Timothy 6:12. In this class, we will be looking at Paul’s instruction for Timothy and how it might apply to us today. Taught by Hal Good, this class is for our students in grades 6 – 8.  

Children’s Classes – Last week, children through 5th grade learned about the rule of judges and how they could not keep the people from sinning. This week’s lesson continues in Judges (chapters 13-16) and shows how God Used Samson, including Samson’s sin and subsequent death to save the Israelites from their enemies. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.

WEDNESDAY EVENING
Adult Class – Vision Updates
This week we will focus on Training to Follow Jesus and Serving Our Neighbors as Missionaries. Wednesday evening services throughout May will highlight other vision ministries. Please join us to learn more about the work that happens, frequently behind the scenes, to help us all fulfill our mission – Living Like Jesus By Loving And Serving All.

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.

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