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.
LADIES BOOK CLUB – NOTE VENUE CHANGE
The ladies book club meets Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at Panera Eastgate. This month’s book for discussion is Beloved by Toni Morrison, which is the final book before the summer break.
PRIME TIMERS MEETING THIS THURSDAY
The next Prime Timers meeting is this Thursday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
THE BOA VISTA MISSION NEWSLETTER IS ATTACHED
Learn how God is working with the mission team in Boa Vista. Read the newsletter by opening the attachment with this email or pick up a hard copy at church on Sunday morning. You can also follow them on Instagram – @igrejadecristoboavista
MID-WESTERN CARING HEARTS 5K IS MAY 13
Run to raise money for Mid-Western Children’s Home! The Caring Hearts 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, May 13. Registration opens at 8 a.m. with the race beginning at 9. Visit the Mid-Western website for more details and cost.
SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
A Sunday Evening Bible Study is held each week at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend.
GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
Your financial gifts help the church continue our work here and around the world. You can give by placing cash or check in the contribution box, mailing your check to the church, or giving online through CCB.
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: Trusting and Hoping
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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
- Cosette Thompson requests prayers for her friend Talija Felton whose parents are struggling with issues that keep them from being good parents.
- Traci Knight, Caroline Knight’s daughter, is dealing with Lyme disease and an additional viral disease.
- Tyler Bradner would like us to pray for his 5th grade teacher, Jennifer Hickey, who has been diagnosed with cancer and is now going through treatments.
- Five-year-old Amberly Buchanan is scheduled for a corrective surgery in June for a kidney issue she is experiencing. The surgery is expected to correct the problem, but the family is understandably concerned about surgery on their young child.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ladies Book Club – Tuesday, May 9, 6 p.m. @ Panera Eastgate
- Prime Timers Meeting – Thursday, May 11, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall
- Mid-Western Caring Hearts 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. @Mid-Western campus
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.
- Sports N’ Stuff – Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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
Our kids through grade 5 will have a lesson from Luke 4:16-30 about how People Rejected Jesus.
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.