“I RAISE A HALLELUJAH” CHURCH SOCIAL GATHERING, SEPT. 11
“I Raise a Hallelujah” is the theme for our Sunday, Sept. 11 church social gathering. We will worship with our brothers and sisters from CUMO and from the Ukrainian church. There will be a pasta bar meal following service at 11:30. We will need salads and desserts from the congregation. Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming, and sign up for what you are bringing through the needs list.
COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY IS SEPT. 17
The Community Giveaway is Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Clothes, toys, books, kitchen stuff, and small furniture items are welcome. Bring your donations to the church garage behind the Youth House by Wednesday morning, Sept. 14. We need volunteers to sort items before the event and folks to be on hand that morning. Please contact Pat Moore if you are able to help.
‘REVITALIZING THROUGH EVANGELISM’ MEN’S RETREAT SEPT. 23-24
This annual men’s retreat in Lakeville, Ohio, is one our church has frequently attended, and we plan to take a group this year. The cost is $60 for the two-day event. The pre-event golf outing is an additional $35. Visit the sign-up table in the lobby this Sunday to register or pick up a brochure for more information.
GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
From 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, we learn that God wants us to give willingly of our abundance and that we should do so cheerfully. When we do, it helps the church continue our work here and around the world. How to give: place cash or check in the contribution box, mail your check to the church, or use a credit or debit card to give online through CCB.
NEW SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY GROUP
A Bible study group will meet at the church building on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. beginning September 18. Jim Farley is organizing the group, which will include various teachers. If you have topics you would like studied or reviewed, please see Jim. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, but we ask that you let Jim know that you plan to be there.
MINI SCHOOL BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
Mini School returns Friday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. Mini School Director Karen Mason asks that you pray for the coming school year, specifically for the staff and students. Staff: Chelsea Peters, Angela Thompson, Carla Menz, Keith Baker, Jim Farley, Hal Good, Erin Mosbaugh, Diane Wiginton, Judy Johnson, Bruce Schaerges, and Karen Mason. Students: Wyatt Babel, Olivia Bender, Warren Beyer, Amberly Buchannan, Parker Burns, Taylyss Cox, Reece Cunningham, Maximus Greeson, Zeke Greeson, Everleigh Hayes, Elsie Jew, Katalyna Jones, David Karsten Kambala, Ayven Lukemire, Gabriella Owens, Lucia Riesenberg, Sawyer Ross, Verity Shivers, Rylan Stebner, Luci Thompson, Serenity Wells, and Claire Wolffram.
PRIME TIMERS MEETING & AREA WIDE LUNCHEON
The next Prime Timers meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. The group will also host an area-wide luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 29 for senior church groups in our area. For more information, contact Dick Wanninger.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.Bible class starts at 9 a.m. —The Patriarchs
Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – A Life Worth Living: Living Under God- 1 Peter
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SEPTEMBER PRAYER FOCUS
Constantly pray for each other, that we may be worthy of his calling, so that Jesus will be glorified in us. (2 Thessalonians 1:10-12 NIV)
- Fran Johnson’s knee replacement went well, and she is recovering at home. To help provide meals, click here.
- Jan Eminger’s surgery was successful. To help provide meals, click here.
- Margie Miller requests prayers for he sister, Cindy and brother-in-law Steve Aleshin, in the passing of Steve’s father. Prayers for healing, safe travels, and good decisions for Steve’s mother are appreciated.
- Abby Pauley will have surgery on Sept. 6.
- Amanda Shepherd’s brother, Randall Moore, is recovering from a recent heart attack, and her mother, Juanita Moore, has been having pain in her legs and hip. Please pray for healing.
- Bernardine Taylor’s younger sister, Ernestine Byers, has learned that her condition is terminal. Bernadine asks for prayers for Ernestine and the entire family for the challenges they face in the coming weeks.
- Nancy Finley’s mother is experiencing health issues.
- Patricia Huffman requests prayers for a full recovery for Bob Arnett who has a leg wound.
- Prime Timers Meeting – Thursday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.
- The Gathering Church Social – Sunday, Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m.
- Community Giveaway – Saturday, Sept. 17
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
Building Stronger Marriages – Sept. 4 through Nov. 27 – Fellowship Hall
Enjoying the benefits of marriage is something that takes intentional effort. This class will outline God’s full purpose for your marriage. You will also learn skills that will better equip you to be a godly spouse. We are planning to offer an interactive and intensive class as a follow-up for those wanting to dive deeper.
The Patriarchs – Sept. 4 through Nov. 27, Auditorium
God established the nation of Israel through the patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – whose stories are found in Genesis 12-50. This foundational history helps us more fully understand the Bible and deepens our appreciation for the love and faithfulness of God. His covenant with Abraham has been fulfilled in the coming of Jesus, through whom all people on earth have been blessed. Even today, “if we belong to Christ, we are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise” (Gal 3:29). Come grow in your understanding of this important history.
College and Young Adults Class – Philippians, Mike Gulley’s Office
As believers, we face various kinds of adversity in our world. But there is a stable source of joy in the good news of a righteousness before God that is given to us rather than generated by our own feeble efforts. Responding gladly to this unspeakably precious gift, we are set free for a life of humble service to those around us. This is the message of Philippians to us.
Youth Classes – All youth classes are held in the Youth House
JesusWho? Wes Aubrey and Mark Mason, instructors – Sept. 4 through Nov. 27
The question “Who is Jesus?” resonates throughout this course for kids in grades 6-8. Students will learn many facts about Jesus, but more importantly, they will be challenged to get to know Jesus in a personal and life-changing way. This class is the first step this year into understanding who Jesus is and why He plays such an important role throughout the Bible and in our lives today.
Wisdom Living James, Christian Thompson and Nathan Daughety – Sept. 4 through Nov. 27
James, the brother of Jesus and an elder in a congregation of the Lord, writes a letter to the churches throughout the known world. In this letter, we see James pulling inspiration from Proverbs in the Old Testament as well as themes from the sermon on the mount. James’s purpose is to bring out honest, practical, nuggets of wisdom for us to apply to our everyday lives. As we study this book, our hope is not only to understand the concepts that James is talking about but to add these wise thoughts to our lives. For students in grades 9-12.
Children’s Classes – Our children through grade 5 are beginning a new quarter in The Gospel Project this week – From Rebellion to Exile. The first unit this quarter covers how The People Disobey and includes lessons on Jeroboam, Elijah, and Elisha.
Adults – All To Us, Joe Pauley
This Wednesday begins a new class for adults titled All to Us. During this fall quarter, we’ll be studying Colossians and celebrating the supremacy of Christ throughout this book. Specific to this class, Mike Gulley will be teaching us the song by the same name. You can listen to All to Us now through this YouTube link.
Youth – Worship Night
Regular Hangout Time at 6 p.m. and lots of singing and worshipping beginning at 7 p.m. in the Youth House.
Children – Kid ages 2 through K are in the loft and kids grades 1 through 5 meet at the pavilion for Running Club classes with Sara Faison and Monica Moore.