BLESSING BAGS HELP YOU HELP OTHERS
The ROCKs kids put together 90 blessing bags on Wednesday evening for people who may need some extra help. The premise for this project is that you have a way to help when you see someone in need. You keep a bag or two in your car and give them away – to a homeless person asking for help or someone you know personally going through a rough time. Pick up a bag in the lobby after service. Thanks to the ROCKs kids and leaders for this important service project.
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.
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.
CHECK OUT OUR NEW FLOWERS
The new flowers in the northeast bed (you see it right as you pull in the drive) were planted by Brownie Troop 4022 to thank us for letting them meet in our building. Their expression of gratitude has become a beautiful blessing for us.
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.
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. – Acts: Turning the World Upside Down
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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
- Steve Ferro’s brother, Vince, heart surgery and spiritual health
- The Haas family is going through a difficult time and need your prayers
- Kelli Hoskins had surgery on her arm Thursday. It went well and she is recovering at home.
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. Please wear red, white, and blue since it is Memorial Day weekend.
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.
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
SPRING MILL BIBLE CAMP (SMBC)
Spring Mill Bible Camp for our youth in grades 6– 2. Camp runs from July 17–23 with a cost of $140 per camper. SMBC provides an enjoyable week of camp centered on God and the Bible. Our desire is to create an environment where everyone can grow spiritually without worldly distractions. Register online now!
ADDITIONAL YOUTH EVENTS
- Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services, 6 p.m.
- Ice Cream Night at Graters – June 1, after Wednesday service
- Sports ‘N Stuff at Mid-Western Children’s Home – June 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Kings Island Day – June 14, 10 a.m. -9 p.m.
- Kayaking – June 20
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, our children through 5th grade learned how Eli’s Sons Disobeyed God. This week they have a Big Truth Session, which wraps up the spring quarter, discussing how God Takes Sin Seriously and learning a Bible story from Ephesians 2. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.
Adult Class – Youth Led Devotional
This Wednesday our young men will lead our service including songs, prayer and devotional message. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall at 7 pm.
Youth Classes – Meet at 6 p.m. for Hangout time. At 7, the youth will join the adults in the Fellowship Hall.
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.