BE ON TIME FOR CHURCH – CLOCKS ‘FALL BACK’ THIS WEEKEND
Daylight Saving Time officially ends this Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 a.m. when the time “falls back” one hour. Enjoy catching up on your sleep!
 
THANKSGIVING BLESSING BOXES ARE BACK!
Please consider having your family fill a Blessing Box to provide a Thanksgiving Dinner to bless another family. Boxes will be available for pickup in the church lobby Sunday and Nov. 7, 10, and 14. You will be given a list of items to purchase so that each family receives the same amounts and types of food. Boxes must be returned to the church by Nov. 17 for distribution before the holiday.
 
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.
 
BAPTISM BLESSINGS
We praise the Lord for the three new Christians welcomed recently: Makayla Edwards and Kelly Schutte were baptized on Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Shelby Gregory was baptized following service on Sunday, Oct. 31.

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!

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

  • Dave Eichold is scheduled for an angiogram on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
  • Tom Painter’s father, Harold, has experienced recent health problems
  • Tom Wanninger, Dick’s brother, had knee surgery on Nov. 4
  • Donna Corbin requests prayers for her neighbors who are recovering from COVID.

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

BOOK CLUB MEETING THIS TUESDAY
The Ladies Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at Panera Eastgate. The book being discussed this month is The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. Please come even if you have not completed the book to enjoy the discussion and fellowship. Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander is the selection for our Dec. 14 meeting.

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.

NATIVITY PLAY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
We are reviving the Nativity Play we had planned for last year as part of this year’s Christmas Eve Service. If your children or grandchildren (ages 0 – 6th grade) are interested in being a part of the Nativity, please contact Sara Faison (sara.faison@gmail.com) or Shara Aubrey (sharaaubrey@gmail.com). If your child was cast for a part last year, we intend on keeping the parts the same. If your child does not want their old part, please let us know ASAP. We can easily add to our cast for all children who are interested. There are roles as simple as barn animals! This is not a huge time commitment; we will practice December 19 and do a full dress rehearsal on December 22. If you know someone who would like to join the Nativity Play, please let us know by November 14.

SEEING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS DEC. 15
Wednesday evening classes for our kids ages 0- 5th grade on Dec. 15 will focus on “Seeing Christ in Christmas.” This special lesson will begin with a video from The Gospel Project followed by singing. Children will be divided into two groups where they will learn the Christian meanings behind familiar Christmas symbols. Each group will learn through hands-on cookie decorating and craft classes. More details and volunteer requests will be coming soon.

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 – This week’s lesson shows us how God loves us and keeps His promise through the story of His blessing to Abraham and Sarah by giving them their son, Isaac, when they were old. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.
WEDNESDAY EVENING
Adult Class –Happy Holidays? A New Perspective! led by Monty Gillespie
This three-class series will investigate a new approach for the holidays, from a spiritual point of view. Come join us to increase your JOY TO THE WORLD!

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 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.

STAY UP TO DATE ON CHURCH HAPPENINGS
Our best way to contact you is through email. We use the email address you have in CCB to send newsletters, prayer requests and invitations to church events. If you have changed your email address, moved or changed phone numbers, please update your profile in CCB. If you need help with making the changes or you’ve forgotten your login and/or password, please contact Cindy at office@withamsville.church or (513) 752-9819 for assistance.

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