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 beginning this Wednesday, Nov. 3 and will also be available Nov. 7, 10, and 14. You will receive 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. See the attached flyer for more details on this important outreach ministry.
 
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.
 
BECOMING A CONTAGIOUS CHRISTIAN – NEW WORKSHOP – SIGN UP NOW
Beginning this 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

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.

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

  • Tom Painter’s father, Harold, was in the ER on Thursday with weakness and confusion.
  • The Jeff and Elaine Painter family thanks you for your prayers. Elaine’s mother, Wilma (Benedict) is still hospitalized though there’s a possibility she will be released next week, with a tough road still ahead. They ask prayers for her comfort, strength and for the peace that comes from the hope she has in Christ. Jeff seems to be over the worst part of his breakthrough COVID case, but will need to stay isolated through Wednesday. Amazingly, Elaine has not gotten COVID up to this point.
  • 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.

WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP MEETS THIS WEEK – SPECIAL TIME AND PLACE
The women’s study group meets Sunday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. at the Youth House as they discuss the lessons from Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength.
 
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 beginning at 2 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.

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.

COMING EVENTS

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 is from Genesis 14 and Hebrews 5 & 7 and talks about how Melchizedek was a priest and king who blessed Abraham. The lesson includes that Jesus is our king who came to bless us. 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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