ENCOURAGE OUR GRADUATING SENIORS
Our church has been blessed with an amazing group of teens, and three of them are graduating this year – Andrew Kacapyr, Evangelina Dongell, and Carly Schardine. Stop by the table in the lobby and write them each a note congratulating and encouraging them on their paths ahead. Please also highlight a favorite verse in the Bibles that they will be presented to remind them of the love and support from their church.
 
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 is at 8:30 a.m. at Deer Track Golf Course in Goshen, Ohio. 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 at these levels:  platinum, $100; gold, $50; or silver, $25. Of course, any amount is welcomed as all donations benefit Camp ROCKs and Camp CUMO. You can also donate prize and snack items through the needs list on CCB. Register now online or stop by the table in the lobby before or after service starting May 8. Registration deadline is June 5.
 
COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOT AVAILABLE
No space for a garden? Come share ours! There is one garden plot still available in the Community Garden. Contact Glenda Neff for more information.
 
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 about updating your CCB profile information and your interests for being involved in the church. You can also update this information in person. Stop by the table outside the auditorium on May 8 or May 15 to check or update your information. Contact Cindy Summers at cindy@withamsville.church 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.

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   

  • Vera Svintsitsky’s brother, Victor, is in critical condition at a Canadian hospital.
  • Janice Smith, a friend of the Ferrells, had triple bypass surgery and is now in critical condition.
  • Carla Menz had gallbladder surgery yesterday and all went well. She is recovering at home and says they don’t need anything except prayer.
  • Jennifer Rutledge’s mother-in-law, Linda Rutledge, is in the hospital with breathing problems.
  • Wanda and Arlie Hoskins both had minor surgical procedures this week. They are recovering at home.
  • Praises for answered prayers! Elaine Painter’s sister, Josette Spence, received a liver transplant on Monday and will be in the hospital for at least a week while she recovers.

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 HEADING TO KROHN OBSERVATORY MAY 12
The Prime Timers meet this month on Thursday, May 12 at the church at 10 a.m. They are heading to Krohn Observatory for the Butterflies of the Nile exhibit. Cost is $10. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age. Cost is $10. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board after church. Contact Larry Ferrell if you have questions.
 
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. You can register through race day for $30. For more details and a registration form, visit Mid-Western online or pick up a form 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!

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. We’ll clear the parking lot, have races, create bike tracks and end the evening with s’mores around the campfire. Dinner and s’mores included!

Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services, 6 p.m.
Sports ‘N Stuff – May 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Senior Sunday – May 22, 10 a.m. as part of service

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 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.

WEDNESDAY EVENING
Adult Class – Vision Updates
This week we will focus on Winning Our Children to Christ. 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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