- Community GiveawayThanks to everyone who attended the Community Giveaway on Sept. 11. We always enjoy having the chance to meet our…
- HomecomingMANY THANKS! Homecoming last week was a great success. More than 300 people joined us for worship and fellowship. Thanks…
- Mara’s BaptismHer church family rejoiced as Mara Summers answered the call to be baptized into Christ on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.
- Sept. 12, 2021
THE MOORE’S HAYRIDE IS OCT. 9
The annual hayride at Don and Pat Moore’s farm will be Saturday, Oct. 9 beginning at 3 p.m. Chili and drinks will be provided – please bring a side dish and/or dessert with plenty to share. Enjoy free fun activities such as riding in the hay wagon, canoeing, and playing games like corn hole and horseshoes. Helicopter rides will be available again this year. It’s always a great day of food, families, fellowship and fun! You can RSVP, so we know approximately how many to expect, by emailing email@example.com or through CCB.
GIVE AS YOU ARE ABLE
“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. Your financial support helps the work of the church continue and blesses others as you have been blessed. The contribution box is on the table where you pick up communion. If you prefer, you can also mail your check or donate online.
ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH FOR JESUS?
The 36th Annual Men’s Retreat at Round Lake in Lakeville, Ohio, is Sept. 24 & 25. Cost is $63 per person and registration deadline is Sept. 17. Our ministers plan to attend and encourage any men interested in coming along to RSVP through CCB. There is also a golf tournament Friday morning (Sept. 24) for those who are able to arrive early.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube Livestream.
- Bible class starts at 9 a.m. — The Heart of Worship
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. — Appointments with God: Keep the Sabbath
Thank you for clicking the “like” button on YouTube under each class and sermon. This is helping make our online outreach to the community more effective! Our attendance and contributions record can be found at the end of this email.
SEPTEMBER PRAYER FOCUS
Be determined to stay the course that God has set for us. Be faithful in prayer for God is faithful and is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask Him. (Eph 3:20)
- Fran Johnson is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon and will be in a cast for several weeks
- Kevin Sullivan, his brother, John, and his mother, Mary, have been diagnosed with COVID
- Melanie Breen is recovering from surgery
- Steve Godfrey, friend of John Gillespie, and his wife have both had COVID and are still recovering
- Joann Troyer, wife of the Summers families previous minister, is in ICU with double pneumonia and blood clots.
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS
Shara Aubrey – Due Oct. 8
Please send prayer requests and other Newsletter information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Prayer requests are left on this list for 1-3 weeks depending on the nature of the request. If you would like your prayer request left on longer, please let us know.
HOPE FOR HAITI’S CHILDREN SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
A few months ago, a huge earthquake hit Haiti and thousands were affected. On Saturday, Sept. 18, Hope For Haiti’s Children is sponsoring a Hands Against Hunger Day at A Child’s Hope International, 9:30 to11:30 a.m., at 2430 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati (inside McSwain Carpets & Floors building). While there, we will be packing high-protein meals for children in Haiti – hopefully, thousands of meals. This work is sponsored by the Northeast Church of Christ. If you plan to attend, please sign up at www.hopeforhaitischildren.org/hopecincy and also drop Mike Gulley a note to let him know you’re going. If you cannot go but would like to donate money, give it to Mike and he will make sure it gets to them.
A separate event for Haiti is Hope Gathering Sunday, September 19. This catered lunch at the Northeast Church of Christ is a fundraiser that will teach you more about Haiti and how your financial gift makes a difference in the life of a child. Register at www.hopeforhaitischildren.org/hopecincy.
LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETING RESCHEDULED
The first meeting of the Ladies Book Club has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Panera Eastgate, 6 p.m. All ladies are welcome to attend. The October meeting includes choosing the books for the year. For more information, contact Fran Johnson at (513) 543-7930 or email@example.com.
ROCKs (Raising Our Christian Kids)
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
Sept. 19 – ROCKs Skating Party – 1:30 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE – KIDFEST!
KidFest will be Saturday, October 16. Please plan to join us and invite some friends!
Sept. 17 – Girls Sleepover – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 – Boverie Bonfire – 5 p.m.
Adult Classes – The Heart of Worship, Mike Gulley
Our desire at Withamsville is to be a church that is passionate about pursuing and worshipping God. So how do we worship God? Is it a lifestyle, a worship service, or both? Are we even aware he is present with us? Are we thankful and do we acknowledge what He has done for us through Christ? When worshipping, are we more concerned about what we want to happen, or do we come ready to be transformed to look more and more like Jesus? Join us as we try to discern what is at the heart of this thing called worship.
Children’s Classes – The Gospel Project’s From Creation to Chaos begins this Sunday for our children from nursery to grade 5. All of our grade school kids will study the same lessons in age-appropriate ways in this three-year cycle of learning the Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Children should report to their usual classrooms at 9 a.m.
Youth Classes – The Great Rescue Plan
Our focus for this series is to discover God’s amazing plan from the beginning of time to save man. We will see an overview of God’s redemptive plan, how we are saved, and how to look like a follower of Christ. The series follows the structure of the book His Eternal Plan: Becoming a New Testament Christian by Jerry Tallman. High School Teacher – Phillip Taylor. Middle School Teachers – Christian Thompson & Reilly Mahan.
Adult Class – Significant Others – Understanding Our Non-Christian Neighbors
Our culture is becoming more pluralistic every year, including some of our neighbors. This class covers the religious beliefs of non-Christians around us. Each week will be spent on another world religion, giving us some basic understanding and highlighting points of contact and points of contrast between our Christian faith and these other religions. Join us as we further equip ourselves to “Serve our Neighbors as Missionaries.”
Children’s Classes – Children ages 2 through kindergarten should report directly to their downstairs classroom at 7 p.m., and children in grades 1 through 5 will meet at the pavilion for Running Club, led by Monica Moore and Sara Faison.
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.
- Sept. 12, 2021THE MOORE’S HAYRIDE IS OCT. 9The annual hayride at Don and Pat Moore’s farm will be Saturday, Oct. 9 beginning…
- Sept. 5. 2021COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY IS SATURDAY, SEPT. 11, 9 A.M. – NOONThe annual Community Giveaway is next Saturday! Bring your donations to…
- AUG. 29, 2021HOMECOMING IS HERE!We look forward to seeing you Sunday morning for Building the Kingdom, our Homecoming class and worship service,…
- Aug. 22, 2021WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING TO OUR HOMECOMING DINNER?Much of the meal for Homecoming Sunday next week will be provided; however,…