DATE CHANGES FOR MEN’S & WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES
We’ve had great turnouts for both the men’s and women’s Bible study groups. If you have attended the first classes or plan to attend upcoming sessions, please note these changes in dates from those originally published. Classes for both groups meet in the church fellowship hall at 5 p.m.
Men’s Study, Transformed: Embracing Our True Identity and Purpose, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and Oct. 24.
Women’s Study, Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 14 and Nov. 21.

KIDFEST!
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!

MYSTERY DINNER
Hmmm, what is a mystery dinner? Find out more details Sunday morning at 10 during Kevin’s announcements.

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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE KNIGHT FAMILY
Caroline Knight is a great-grandmother for the 10th time with the birth of nine-pound Nathan Knight this past Tuesday.

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)

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Don Moore requests prayers for Ashley Lanigan who is at Mercy Hospital – Anderson, intubated for COVID.
  • Sam Aleshire, former longtime member at Withamsville, is currently in Mercy Anderson hospital suffering from a throat problem and several other serious illnesses. Daughter Emily requests prayers for her dad.
  • Melanie Breen is still struggling as she recovers from a surgery earlier this month.
  • Bill Lallathin is recovering from a 4-wheeler accident during which he broke several ribs.
  • Melody Good is recovering from knee surgery.
  • Veda Tankersley’s brother, Roy McQueen, is in a coma in a Kentucky hospital.

PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS
Shara Aubrey – Due Oct. 8

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

MARRIAGE RETREAT NOV. 12 & 13
Details are coming together for the marriage retreat scheduled for Nov. 12 and 13. Please set aside time on your calendar to attend and expect more information soon.

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. You can RSVP, so we know approximately how many to expect, by emailing office@withamsville.church or through CCB

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 through Sunday, Oct. 3..

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

SUNDAY MORNING
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.

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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