CUMO WINTER COAT DRIVE FOR KIDS STARTS THIS SUNDAY
Bring new or gently used coats to the church beginning Oct. 17 for the annual CUMO Winter Coat Drive. Coats for boys and girls up to age 14 are needed along with hats, scarves and gloves. We will collect items through Oct. 27.
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 learn more about others from our church and become more unified as a body. The mysteries will be revealed Sunday, Oct. 31. Sign up today through CCB or contact Cindy at email@example.com or 513-752-9819.
GIVE TO HONOR THE LORD
“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops,” -Proverbs 3:9. 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 contribution box on the communion table, mail your check to the church, or donate online through CCB.
MARRIAGE RETREAT NOV. 12 & 13 AT HYATT PLACE BLUE ASH
Growing Vibrant Marriages: Strategies for Renewal is the title and overall theme of our upcoming marriage retreat. Dr. Keith Mask, our event facilitator, will lead us through topics such as “From Roses to Thorns in the Bouquet: When Oneness is Threatened,” “Handling Conflict: What’s Our Style?” “Love, Respect, and the Crazy Cycle,” “More Than Words Can Say: Connecting Through Effective Communication,” and “Solving Problems as a Team.” Cost is $125 per couple, which includes hotel breakfast bar, catered lunch, and drinks and snacks during the sessions. If you are unable to stay the night, you can attend the sessions for $30 per couple, which includes lunch and drinks and snacks. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 27. Please complete the registration form online or call the office at 513-752-9819.
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: Day of Atonement, Part 1
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.
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
- Elaine Painter’s mother, Wilma Benedict, was diagnosed with terminal leukemia after a week’s stay in the hospital. Please pray for God’s peace and guidance as she was moved to the Lodge of Montgomery’s skilled nursing care.
Please send prayer requests and other Newsletter information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LADIES’ STUDY GROUP MEETS THIS WEEK
The ladies’ study group meets Sunday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. as they discuss the lessons from Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength.
GOSPEL PROJECT LUNCH & LEARN OCT. 24
Join us for soup, salad and information about our new curriculum from The Gospel Project. Especially for teachers scheduled in the next several months, but also for anyone who has taught in the past and may want to teach in the future. Find out what’s different (videos, three-year cycle) and what remains the same (stories directly from the Bible). You’ll also hear what current teachers have learned so far while using the Gospel Project – pros and cons – to help us all build the best ministry possible for our children. Please RSVP online through CCB, or by emailing Cindy at email@example.com so we can plan for lunch.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SAM AND PAT ALESHIRE
Sam Aleshire passed away last week on Oct. 7, and his wife, Pat, passed away as COVID had just begun, March 28, 2020. Their daughter Emily is planning a memorial service for both Sam and Pat on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the church. Everyone is welcome to attend.
BECOMING A CONTAGIOUS CHRISTIAN
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3, we will have an eight-week workshop (held in the Blue Room) on becoming a Contagious Christian. This “hands on” class will help prepare you to be better able to share your faith with others. Class size is limited to no more than 10 participants. To sign up for the class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Wednesday Nights – Hangout time before services – 6 p.m.
Oct. 29: Family Fall Celebration
Nov. 6: Sports ‘N Stuff
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 about the great flood and how God spared Noah and his family (Genesis 6-10). This week, our lesson is on the tower of Babel, which clearly demonstrates that we all make wrong choices sometimes (Romans 3:23). 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.
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.
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 email@example.com or (513) 752-9819 for assistance.