WE NEED YOUR TRUNK AND FOOD DONATIONS AT KIDFEST
KidFest will be Saturday, Oct. 16, 5 – 7 p.m. in the church parking lot (inside the building if it rains). If you would like to have your car be part of “Trunk or Treat,” sign up through CCB by clicking “yes” in the RSVP section or call the office at (513) 752-9819. You do not need to sign up to attend the event – only if you are bringing a car. Plan to arrive no later than 4:30 to set up trunks, and you should expect about 250 children.
You can also help by providing hotdogs, chips or water for the festivities. Sign up to donate through CCB or call the office if you would like to contribute. Join us and invite your friends!
 
MYSTERY DINNER
What’s the mystery? There are two – where you will be dining and with whom! This fun-filled evening will help you meet new people and enjoy great fellowship. The goal is to group each person/family with people that they don’t know well. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about others from our church and become more unified as a body. The mystery of where you will have dinner and with whom will be revealed Sunday, Oct. 31. Sign up today through CCB or contact Cindy at office@withamsville.church or 513-752-9819.
Mystery Dinner Hosts: If you can host 10 or more people in your home, then we need your help. Complete the form in CCB to add your home as a host location. Please email Cindy at office@withamsville.church if would like to be a host for the Mystery Dinner.
 
MARRIAGE RETREAT NOV. 12 & 13
Enjoy time together as a couple – with other couples. The weekend away from your regular routine is meant to invigorate your marriage and help you handle conflict, communicate effectively and solve problems as a team.
When: Friday, Nov. 12 beginning at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Place Hotel in Blue Ash (a getaway that’s not too far away)
Speaker/facilitator: Dr. Keith Mask
Cost: $125 per couple, which includes hotel breakfast bar, catered lunch, and drinks and snacks during the sessions.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 27
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF GENEROSITY
Proverbs 19:17 reads, “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed.” Your generosity helps the work of the Lord, through you and other church members, continue. There are several ways for you to give: Drop your cash or check in the black contribution on the communion table, mail your check to the church, or donate online through CCB.
 
CUMO WINTER COAT DRIVE
Bring new or gently used coats to the church beginning Oct. 17 for the annual CUMO Winter Coat Drive. Coats for boys and girls from age 8 to 14 are needed along with hats, scarves and gloves. We will collect items through Oct. 27.

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!

OCTOBER PRAYER FOCUS
Pray each day for our children’s faith in God to grow stronger. Our children are great treasures. “For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” -Psalm 100:5 NIV

PRAYER REQUEST

  • Mike Gulley’s father, Ronnie Gulley, passed away early Monday morning. Please pray for Mike, Tricia and the rest of the family during this difficult time.
  • Long-time church member Sam AleshireHe passed away this week. Sam was unable to attend recently due to health concerns. The address for Sam’s daughter Emily 5169 Romohr Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45244 if you would like to express your condolences.
  • Elaine Painter’s mother, Wanda Benedict, is in the hospital undergoing tests.

Please send prayer requests to office@withamsville.church.

MEDICARE DISCUSSION AT PRIME TIMERS MEETING THURSDAY, OCT. 14
Our Prime Timers group meets this Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Special guest Anita Barry, a Medicare consultant, will join us to talk about the latest features and benefits concerning Medicare. She is not a salesperson – she’s a consultant who can answer your questions on this important, but sometimes confusing, topic. Open to everyone in the church.

MEN’S STUDY GROUP MEETS THIS WEEK
The men’s study group meets Sunday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. as they discuss the lessons from Transformed: Embracing Our True Identity and Purpose. This week’s subject is Choices.

LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETING OCT. 12
The first meeting of the Ladies Book Club will be Tuesday, Oct. 12 and the second Tuesday of each month after that. The club will meet at Panera Eastgate, 6 p.m. All ladies are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Fran Johnson at (513) 543-7930 or francygjohnson@gmail.com.

ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
COMING Events
Oct. 16 – KidFest – 5-7 p.m.
 See the full calendar of ROCKs events.

COMING EVENTS

SUNDAY MORNING
Adult Classes – The Heart of Worship, Mike Gulley/Barry Boverie
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 – Last week, our children from nursery to grade 5 learned how Adam and Eve’ sin spread to Cain and Abel and from there to all the people. This week’s class tells the story of how God spared Noah and his family (Genesis 6-10). Our key passage phrase for this unit is Romans 3:23, which reminds us that we all make wrong choices sometimes. Children’s classes begin 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.

WEDNESDAY EVENING
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.

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