WEDNESDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 24 – THANKSGIVING EVE, 7 P.M.
Join us for a special service on the night before Thanksgiving. Everyone will meet in the Fellowship Hall to sing songs of praise and give thanks for the many blessings we receive every day from our amazing God. Children will be dismissed for a special story and craft in the blue room.
 
CUMO CHRISTMAS STORE
We are collecting items for the CUMO Christmas Store through Wednesday, Dec. 8, so parents can shop at the Store on Saturday, Dec. 11. Do not wrap these gifts as parents will purchase these items at a greatly reduced cost. If there are price tags, please do not remove them. Here are some shopping suggestions. 

GIVE AS YOU ARE ABLE
Contributions of all amounts are important to maintaining the body and for thanking the Lord for the blessings of your life. “Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you,” Romans 12:8. You can donate by dropping your cash or check in the contribution box on the communion table, mailing your check to the church, or giving online through CCB. Thank you for your generosity.

PRAYING FOR OUR CHURCH FAMILIES
Our prayer focus for November is around families, and our request is that you randomly remove a purple circle from the window of the elders’ office and pray for the family whose name is on the circle. Specific needs are not listed – pray as you like for the family’s general well-being and blessings.

THANK YOU CARDS
Please see the bulletin board in the lobby to read the most recent thank you cards sent to the congregation.

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! Our attendance and contributions record can be found at the end of this email.

NOVEMBER PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for God’s blessings on our families as they teach their children to walk in the truth. 3 John 4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Marlene Menz requested prayers for Carla Menz who has tested positive for COVID.
  • Herb Moyer continues to mourn the loss of his wife and struggles physically. 
  • The Youth Group as they travel this weekend for the Fall Retreat.
  • Donna Corbin requests prayers for her friend, Rocky Lawell, who has COVID. Please pray as well for his family and friends who have been exposed.
  • Pray for Jim Farley’s neighbors whose stepfather passed away. The funeral service will be at the church on Monday beginning at 11 a.m. If you need to be in the building during that time, please be quiet and respectful of the family’s grief.
  • Eddie Shepherd’s mother, Carol, and his aunt Helen are both sick. Pray for healing for these two women who are frequent attenders at our services.

Please send prayer requests and other Newsletter information to office@withamsville.church.

WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP MEETS THIS WEEK
The women’s study group finishes its current series on Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength by Priscilla Shirer this Sunday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
See the full calendar of ROCKs events.

SEEING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS DEC. 15
“Seeing Christ in Christmas” is coming Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This special lesson for our Wednesday kids’ classes includes a video from The Gospel Project about the birth of Jesus, cookie decorating and a craft. Kids will discover the Christian meanings behind familiar Christmas symbols during these activities. Children under two must be accompanied by an adult. Invite a friend and RSVP through CCB so we can plan accordingly.

COMING EVENTS

SUNDAY MORNING

Adult Classes – Questions Friends Have About Faith
This class explores questions like: How can Christians say there’s only one true faith? Aren’t all religions basically the same? Doesn’t Christianity denigrate women? Isn’t Christianity homophobic? This six-part series will confront these questions and equip us intellectually but also call us to compassion and empathy for those with questions. We must point them to the Light who has come into the world.

Youth Classes. – The Great Rescue Plan
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.

Children’s Classes –Children in the nursery through 5th grade will learned about God’s plan for Jacob last week and will connect it to this week’s lesson about His plan for Joseph. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.

WEDNESDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 24 – THANKSGIVING EVE, 7 P.M.
Join us for a special service on the night before Thanksgiving. Everyone will meet in the Fellowship Hall to sing songs of praise and give thanks for the many blessings we receive every day from our amazing God. Children will be dismissed for a special story and craft in the blue room.

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