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MYSTERY DINNER DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SUNDAY!
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 – the deadline is Oct. 24! – or contact Cindy at office@withamsville.church 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.

CUMO WINTER COAT DRIVE FOR KIDS UNDERWAY
Bring new or gently used coats to the church through Oct. 27 for the annual CUMO Winter Coat Drive. Coats for boys and girls up to age 14 are needed along with hats, scarves and gloves. Leave items in the coat area near the restrooms.

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.

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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.

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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 REQUESTS

  • 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 the family determines the best place for her nursing care.
  • Doris Camara requests prayers for healing.
  • Monica Stewart requests prayers for her friend Brandi Radke, who is fighting cancer. Pray for her healing and that she can remain positive and maintain her physical, emotional and spiritual strength.
  • Donna Corbin requests prayers for her cousins who recently lost their mother. These three children, a girl and two boys, are have difficulties adjusting to their loss.

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

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MEN’S STUDY GROUP MEETS THIS WEEK
The men’s study group meets Sunday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. as they discuss the lessons from Transformed: Embracing Our True Identity and Purpose.

GOSPEL PROJECT LUNCH & LEARN SUNDAY (OCT. 24) AFTER SERVICE
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 and what remains the same. 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.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SAM AND PAT ALESHIRE
Sam Aleshire passed away 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, with a meal following in the Fellowship Hall. Burial will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend both the memorial service and the burial.

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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.

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COMING EVENTS

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SUNDAY MORNING

Adult Classes – Questions Friends Have About Faith (Part 1), Wes Aubrey and others
Many of our friends, family and colleagues have been influenced by the secular myths about Christianity. We dare not stand idly by as the world believes a lie. This class will explore 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 PlanThe 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 is from Genesis 12 – 20 about God’s covenant with Abraham. Children’s classes begin at 9 a.m.

WEDNESDAY EVENING
Adult Class – Significant Others – Understanding Our Non-Christian Neighbors
This class covers the religious beliefs of non-Christians around us. Join us as we further equip ourselves to “Serve our Neighbors as Missionaries.”

BECOMING A CONTAGIOUS CHRISTIAN – NEW WORKSHOP SIGN UP NOW
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 markmason1@gmail.com.

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