COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY IS SATURDAY, SEPT. 11, 9 A.M. – NOON
The annual Community Giveaway is next Saturday! Bring your donations to the church garage behind the Youth House by Wednesday morning, Sept. 8. The garage should be unlocked – please put items inside to keep them out of the weather. To volunteer, sign-up on the sheet beside the office window or email Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homecoming last week was a great success. More than 300 people joined us for worship and fellowship. Thanks to everyone who attended, but especially thanks to the committee members who planned the delicious meal and organized the smooth execution of the event.
GIVE AS YOU ARE ABLE
“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that He has given you.” – Deuteronomy 16:17. Your financial support helps the work of the church continue and blesses others as you have been blessed. The contribution box is on the table where you pick up communion. If you prefer, you can also mail your check or donate online.
MEN’S CLASS BEGINS SEPT. 12; WOMEN’S CLASS BEGINS SEPT. 19
The men’s class begins Sunday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. and features the series Transformed: Embracing Our True Identity and Purpose. The first meeting for the women will be Sunday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m., and they will study Priscilla Shirer’s book Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength. There will be a sign-up sheet in the lobby or you can sign up online through CCB. Men’s class, click here. Women’s class, click here.
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: Keep the Sabbath
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)
- Wanda Hoskins requests prayer for Michael Colwell who is in ICU with COVID and, thus far, does not appear to be getting better.
- Lisa Ferro’s nephew passed away. Please pray for her family especially the young man’s mother, and Lisa’s sister, Grace Bonilla
- Russ Finneran is recovering from knee surgery.
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS
Shara Aubrey – Due Oct. 8
Please send prayer requests and other Newsletter information to email@example.com. 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.
SAVE THE DATE! THE MOORE’S HAYRIDE WILL BE HERE SOON
The annual (except for 2020) hayride at Don and Pat Moore’s farm is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9 beginning at 3 p.m. More details on this fun, family event will be coming soon!
LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETS TUESDAY, SEPT. 14
Ladies Book Club is the second Tuesday of each month beginning Sept. 14 at Panera Eastgate, 6 p.m. All ladies are welcome to attend. The September meeting includes choosing the books for the year. For more information, contact Fran Johnson at (513) 543-7930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIME TIMERS MEET THIS THURSDAY
The next Prime Timers meeting is Thursday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 at the church, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant Agenda items include finalizing plans for the annual Area Wide Seniors meeting hosted by the Withamsville Prime Timers and talking about other coming events. Looking forward to seeing you!
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.
SAVE THE DATE – KIDFEST!
KidFest will be Saturday, October 16. Please plan to join us and invite some friends!
Sept. 4 – Sports N’ Stuff – 11 a.m.
Sept. 17 – Girls Sleepover – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 – Boverie Bonfire – 5 p.m.
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 – The Gospel Project’s From Creation to Chaos begins this Sunday for our children from nursery to grade 5. All of our grade school kids will study the same lessons in age-appropriate ways in this three-year cycle of learning the Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Children should report to their usual classrooms 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.