ENCOURAGE OUR GRADUATING SENIORS
Sunday is the last day for you to write notes and highlight scripture for our graduating seniors – Andrew Kacapyr, Evangelina Dongell, and Carly Schardine. The Bibles and your words of encouragement will be presented to them this week to remind them of the love and support they have from our church as they head into the next stages of their lives.
SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!
Sunday morning after service, and for the next two Sundays, we will have a backdrop set up in the hallway and someone available to take a new photo for you to use for your CCB profile and in our coming photo directory. You don’t need an appointment – just stop by after services on any of those Sundays.
DIAN HUGUENARD MEMORIAL SATURDAY, MAY 28
The family of Dian Huguenard is holding a memorial service to acknowledge the anniversary of her passing. They were unable to hold a service last year due to COVID but would like to share memories with the many at Withamsville who were friends of the Huguenards – long-time members before they moved. The service begins at 4 p.m.
SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS
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.
HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR INFORMATION?
Your CCB profile helps us contact you about events at the church or volunteer opportunities that fit your interests. You can be sure that you’re in the know by keeping your contact information current. This form is an easy way to update your information or you can do by completing a pink sheet, which you will find at the welcome center in the church lobby. You do not have to do both. Contact Cindy Summers at email@example.com or call the church office at (513) 752-9819 with any questions.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class starts at 9 a.m. — Spiritual Disciplines
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – Festal Garments: Continued Vexation
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!
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
- For Ernestine Byer, Bernardine Taylor’s sister, who has melanoma in her sinuses.
- For Joe Haas’s mother, Kaye, who is very close to baptism but who struggles to forgive and turn over that burden to Jesus.
- Stuart Combs, a former Withamsville member, asks for prayers for his cousin, Robbie Williams. He suffered a heart attack and is in the hospital in serious condition after requiring two resuscitations.
- Jason Crossett’s neighbor, Clint Farmer, died suddenly last week. His daughter, Adalynn, is a good friend of Ariel Crossett. Family complications make the father’s passing even more difficult for Adalynn.
Please send prayer requests and other newsletter information to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the prayer request form in CCB.
SIENA GARDEN SERVICES RETURN MAY 29
Please join us as we return to holding service with the residents of Siena Gardens Rehabilitation and Transitional Care at 1055 Ohio Pike. COVID disrupted this ministry for a long time, but we have been invited back! We are starting slowly with services on the last Sunday of the month only beginning next week, May 29. Everyone is welcome – no RSVP required.
CAMP ROCKs/CAMP CUMO GOLF OUTING IS JUNE 11
Cost per golfer is $120 and includes 18 holes and cart, lunch from the grill, fabulous door prizes, and free snacks. Tee off at 8:30 a.m. at Deer Track Golf Course in Goshen, Ohio. Expect lots of fun with a first-place prize and longest drive/closest to the pin prizes as well. Not a golfer? You can help support kids by sponsoring a hole– all donations benefit Camp ROCKs and Camp CUMO. You can also donate prizes and snacks through the needs list on CCB. Register now online or stop by the table in the lobby before or after service. Registration deadline is June 5.
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
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.
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.. If you are able to donate items for this project, please see the needs list in CCB.
ROCKs END OF SCHOOL YEAR BASH – BIKE NIGHT & S’MORES
Join us Friday, May 27 at 5:30 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. Hotdog dinner and s’mores included!
- Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services, 6 p.m.
- Senior Sunday – May 22, 10 a.m. as part of service
- Sports ‘N Stuff – June, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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.
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.
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 how God Used Samson, including Samson’s sin and subsequent death, to save the Israelites from their enemies. This week, the lesson shows us God’s desire to redeem all those who belong to Him in God Provided for Ruth. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.
Adult Class – Singing Praises
This Wednesday, our class will be a song service to sing praises to our mighty God. We’ll meet in the auditorium to sing songs we know well and learn some that are new. 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 summer planning of studies and events.
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.