REFRESH YOUR SPIRIT BY GIVING GENEROUSLY
“The generous person will prosper, and whoever refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” – Proverbs 11:25. Your generosity helps the work of the church and refreshes others. You can drop your contribution in the box on the table where you pick up communion, mail your check to the church, or donate online through CCB.
Games, hotdogs, and Trunk or Treat! KidFest will be Saturday, Oct. 16, 5 – 7 p.m. at the church. If you would like to have your car be part of “Trunk or Treat,” sign up through CCB or call the office at (513) 752-9819. 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. Please plan to join us and invite your friends!
MEN’S RETREAT CANCELLED
There will not be a group of men from Withamsville attending the men’s retreat at Round Lake.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ELLIS FAMILY
Ted and Karen Ellis are the proud grandparents of Raleigh James who was born to Brad and Jordan Ellis on Sept. 10 at 7:29 a.m. He weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz. and was 21 inches long. Mom, dad, brother Turner, and sister Selah are all doing well.
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: First Fruits
Thank you for clicking the “like” button on 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.
SEPTEMBER PRAYER FOCUS
Be determined to stay the course that God has set for us. Be faithful in prayer for God is faithful and is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask Him. (Eph 3:20)
- Bill Lallathin was in a 4-wheeler accident and broke several ribs.
- Melody Good had knee surgery on Wednesday and is recovering at home
- Tomek Ossoski had an emergency appendectomy on Monday afternoon and is recovering at home
- Fran Johnson is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon and will be in a cast for several weeks
- Veda Tankersley’s brother, Roy McQueen, is in a coma in a Kentucky hospital
- Joann Troyer, wife of the Summers’ families preacher in Orrville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS
Shara Aubrey – Due Oct. 8
Please send prayer requests and other Newsletter information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Prayer requests are left on this list for 1-3 weeks depending on the nature of the request. If you would like your prayer request left on longer, please let us know.
DIAPER GIFT FOR THE AUBREYS
Let’s welcome the newest baby boy Aubrey (due Oct. 8) to the congregation by collecting diapers and wipes for the family. The box will be on the table in the lobby this Sunday and the following two Sundays.
THE MOORE’S HAYRIDE IS OCT. 9
The annual hayride at Don and Pat Moore’s farm will be Saturday, Oct. 9 beginning at 3 p.m. Chili and drinks will be provided – please bring a side dish and/or dessert with plenty to share. Enjoy free fun activities such as riding in the hay wagon, canoeing, and playing games like corn hole and horseshoes. Helicopter rides will be available again this year. It’s always a great day of food, families, fellowship and fun! You can RSVP, so we know approximately how many to expect, by emailing email@example.com or through CCB.
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. The October meeting includes choosing the books for the coming year. For more information, contact Fran Johnson at (513) 543-7930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIBLE STUDIES FOR ADULTS
Sept. 19 – Women’s Study, Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength, 5 p.m.
Sept. 26 – Men’s Study, Transformed: Embracing Our True Identity and Purpose, 5 p.m.
ROCKs (Raising Our Christian Kids)
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
Sept. 19 – ROCKs Skating Party – 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 16 – KidFest – 5-7 p.m.
See the full calendar of ROCKs events.
Sept. 17 – Girls Sleepover – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 – Boverie Bonfire – 5 p.m.
Oct. 1 – Guys’ Game Night – 6 p.m.
Oct. 2 – Sports N’ Stuff – 11 a.m.
See more events
Adult Classes – The Heart of Worship, Mike Gulley
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 studied about how and why God added people to His creation. This week’s class explores how that creation glorifies God 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.