CAMP ROCKs GOLF OUTING IS JUNE 17
Cost per golfer is $120 and includes 18 holes and cart, lunch from the grill, fabulous door prizes, and free snacks. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. at Deer Track Golf Course in Goshen, Ohio. Expect lots of fun with first- and second-place team prizes. Register now online or stop by the table in the lobby before or after service.
ATTENTION GUYS! MALE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CAMP ROCKS
Camp ROCKs is coming up July 2-9, and we still need male volunteers to help in the cabin or in the kitchen. Contact Sara Faison to sign up or to learn more details about what is involved.
CAMP ROCKs – REGISTER NOW FOR BEST PRICE
Camp ROCKs registration is underway! Camp is for kids who will finish grades 1 up to grade 5 this spring. The cost if you register through May 31 is $195. June 1 through June 19, the cost is $205.
PATH NEEDS TEACHERS
PATH Milford is a Christ-centered, 7th-12th grade homeschool co-op providing courses taught from a Biblical perspective. Many of Withamsville’s homeschooling families are co-op members. PATH needs Christian teachers (paid positions) willing to teach one or two days a week. Visit the PATH Milford website for position details and how to get started.
END OF SCHOOL YEAR PARTY
It’s time for the ROCKs gang to celebrate the end of another school year! Join us May 26 in the church pavilion at 6 p.m. for dinner and bike night. Bring some wheels (anything that goes!), clothes to get wet, and a side dish to share. We would love to see some new faces, too, so invite your friends! ROCKs is open to anyone in 5th grade and under. RSVP in CCB or see Tessa Taylor with questions.
VOLUNTEER WITH CR
Celebrate Recovery needs volunteers to help with child care during Monday evening meetings. This free service is provided to group participants who otherwise may not be able to come. Your time commitment would be 6:45-8:45 p.m. on rotating Mondays. Anyone over age 16 can help. We hope to get 6 to 8 volunteers (there are currently 3) to rotate sitters more often and provide volunteers a break. Contact Peggy Link at 513-967-9983.
ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE SPIRITUAL GROWTH SURVEY
This multiple-choice survey includes questions such as “How often do you pray when not in the church building?” and should take only 10 minutes to complete. You can provide this valuable input by following this link.
PROPS FOR BIBLE DAY CAMP STORY
Bible Day Camp Story Time is always a big hit with the kids. There are some props needed for this year: a fold-out camp cot and some kids’ big squishy mellows and/or other stuffed animals. Please let Karen Mason know if you can supply these items – just a loan, you’ll get them back.
NO SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY ON MOTHER’S DAY
Sunday Evening Bible Study will NOT meet this week due to Mother’s Day. The group will meet again next week (May 21) at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. That will be the last meeting before summer break. Everyone is welcome to attend.
GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
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If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class begins at 9 a.m. – The Great Adventure: Studies in Deuteronomy
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – The Dilemma of Suffering: Thinking and Thanking
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MAY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for all people. Pray that people see God’s goodness and truth; pray that hearts are changed for His glory!
1 Timothy 2:1-4
- Tricia Gulley was in the hospital last week with health issues. Please pray for her restored health.
- Wanda Hoskins requests prayers for her brother, Forrest Palmer, who had a knee replacement on Monday and for Carol Hoskins, who had knee replacement surgery Thursday.
- Shara Bell also had knee surgery. Pray for her continuing recovery.
- Barb Marshall asks that we pray for her son, Jason, that his heart is opened and he returns to Jesus and the church.
- Continue our prayers from last week: Cosette Thompson’s friend whose parents are having problems; for Tyler Bradner’s teacher who has cancer; for Sean Summers’ stepfather, Scott Blum, for his recovery from back surgery; and for Amberly Buchanan’s upcoming surgery in June.
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS: Jessica Gillespie due May 23; Chelsea Whitaker, due July 5; Danielle Halcomb, due Sept. 1; and Paige Daughety, due Sept. 14. Submit prayer requests online through CCB, which also go directly to all of the elders, or email the church at email@example.com.
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
- End-of-the-School-Year Party – Friday, May 26, 5:30 p.m.
- Bible Day Camp – June 5-9, register through CCB or paper copy. No cost, runs 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.
- Camp ROCKs – July 2-8, register through CCB. Cost per camper through May 31, $195. Register June 1-19, $205.
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
- Senior Sunday – Sunday, May 21
The Great Adventure: Studies in Deuteronomy – Joe Pauley,Auditorium
How do we navigate the challenging and thrilling adventure that is life between here and heaven? Moses’s final speeches to the Israelites before they were to enter and take possession of the Promised Land provide some important safeguards for the faithfulness needed to follow our Lord. This series of lessons from Deuteronomy focuses on six of these safeguards.
Christian Counter-Culture: The Sermon on the Mount – Wes Aubrey & Others, Fellowship Hall
In an increasingly non-Christian culture, our actions and perspectives must be increasingly counter-cultural. In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord repeatedly stresses the command to “not be like them” (Matt 6:8a), that is, the culture around us. In this Sermon on the Mount anchored study, we will collectively meditate on small sections of Matthew 5-7 each week and discuss the implications of applying these teachings to our lives. This class will be heavily participative and discussion oriented.
College and Young Adults Class – 1 Thessalonians, Mike Gulley’s Office
Do you ever feel as though your Christian faith has grown stale, that you are withering on the vine when you would rather be flourishing in His service? Impressed by the faithfulness of the Thessalonians in the face of persecution, Paul wrote to encourage the Christians in that community with the goal that they would continue to grow in godliness. With that in mind, Paul taught the people that any spiritual growth would ultimately be motivated by their hope in the ultimate return of Jesus Christ.
OT2: When’s Jesus Coming? Christian Thompson – Youth House
This study is for our middle school students (grades 6-8) and continues our study from last quarter where we saw Jesus through the Pentateuch. This quarter, we will be looking for Jesus through the prophets, as we see the same God weave this incredible, cohesive story that leads to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. More details here.
Gods at War: The Battle for Your Heart, Barry Boverie/Frank Overcast – Youth House
Teens in grades 9-12 will learn that there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus Christ is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone else like money or popularity. Learn more about how these false gods are trying to win your heart.
Children’s Classes – Lower-level classrooms, 4-K in the loft
The People Were Amazed by Jesus is the lesson this week for our kids through grade 5. They will be studying verses from Luke 4:31-44.
WEDNESDAY EVENING – 7 P.M.
Adults –2 Thessalonians: Steadfast Faith, Jeff Painter– Fellowship Hall, 7 p.m.
Jeff Painter will lead us through this five-week class covering Paul’s second epistle to the church at Thessalonica.
Youth – Sermon on the Mount: Living the High Life
Meet in the Youth House. Hangout time at 6 p.m. and class at 7 p.m.
Children – Meet in the fellowship hall with parents. Dismissed to class after announcements. Kids age 2-K are in the loft. Kids in grades 1-5, meet downstairs, classroom #7.
Nursery – The nursery is now staffed on Wednesday evenings for children under 2. Meet in the fellowship hall with parents. Dismissed to nursery after announcements.