Church Service Information

Join us for live streaming of Sabbath services this Sabbath, 3/28/20, at our normal time 2:00 PM ET. There are no in-person services this week.

All activities at the church building continue to be suspended (dresses for orphans, WOW, spokesman's club, bible study, etc. etc)

If you are on Facebook, check out the church page for encouraging, biblical blogs, songs. videos, scriptures, memes and more. Just one way to help us stay connected

Let's be in prayer for one another at this challenging time. Give someone a call and say hi!

Prayer Vigil

We have been invited to join the Seventh Day Christian Assembly for a prayer vigil.

Friends and Prayer Warriors

Worldwide health fears, sickness & suffering, economies in peril of collapse... if ever there was a time when God's children need to be calling out and seeking His face, it is now. We have God's word as a guide in this: 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 (NKJV)
13: When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people,
14: if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.We know that our Heavenly Father hears the prayers of His children. I am asking you to join Seventh Day Christian Assembly in a PRAYER VIGIL this Sabbath March 28, 2020 by volunteering to pray for one hour. To join the battle, please email partners4prayer@gmail.com and let us know the hour you will be praying for our country and our world. Thanks for being a part of something bigger than ourselves. I believe God's people working together can make a difference by praying.

Ken Swiger
Pastor

Life Forward Change for Life Campaign

A note from the folks at the Life Forward Pregnancy Center. Please note their request regarding checks.

Thank you so much for partnering with us in our Change for Life campaign. As your campaign is running please let us know if there is anything we can do to support or assist you in this time. There is no rush to get the bottles back to us, we can touch base on retrieving them at a later date.

If your bottles contain any checks would you please mail them so we can be sure to deposit them in a timely manner? You can send the checks to:
Life Forward
2415 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati OH 45219

Thanks again for your heart and initiative for life.

Katherine Mayse I Interim Development Assistant
Life Forward Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati
office: 513.487.7777

2020 Scripture Memorization Challenge

The scripture for March, 2 Peter 3:8-11, as a timely admonition to draw close to our Lord and the hope we have.

As we approach the Spring Holy Day Season we will focus our memory verse efforts on scriptures that pertain to the Season.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8 and Galatians 2:20 - Both are fairly well-known scriptures to us but this is a wonderful opportunity to rehearse them daily as we prepare for the Feast celebrations.

Most of us have more time now to devote to prayer and the reading/study of God's word. Let's use this time wisely to draw closer to Him! May you be blessed by engaging in the spiritual discipline of scripture memorization!

A few tips for committing His word to heart
1. Remember Isaiah 55:11 His word will not return empty and it will accomplish what He desires. In other words, your hard work in memorizing scripture is not in vain. Even if you can’t memorize every word….it’s getting in there!
2. Write it down. Not once, not twice but many, many times over the course of the month. Simply writing things out is an extremely useful tactile memory aid.
3. Just as writing a verse out can help in memorizing it, so speaking the words aloud is an excellent way to burn them into your memory. One person suggested turning the radio off during your commute to work or school each day and reciting your memory verse out loud instead!

MOPS: (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers)

We will be conducting our next few meetings via Google Hangouts. Please check your email for further details on how to connect and times.

Next meeting dates are April 1st & April 22nd (Please note this is a week later due to the Last Day of Unleavened Bread.), May 6th & May 20th.

CGI Summer Family Retreat

The Church of God International is pleased to announce that our first ever 2020 Summer Family Retreat will take place at our Medina, Ohio church July 23-26. Come join us as we re-energize our youth programs. Hotel accommodations will be at the Holiday Inn Express for the special rate of only $99 per night. To make reservations please call 330-722-6006 and reference that you are with the Church of God International.

There will be classes to spark the interest of children up to age 12, interactive studies to ignite the passion for teens 13-18, and dynamic workshops to infuse the spirit of young adults 18-30. We are also planning interactive games, a family outing at Hinckley Lake, family sized inflatables, Family PEP (Praise, Education, and Prayer) services, and more.

All activities, and all meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday breakfast will be provided at no additional cost to your family! Please make plans to join us this year at the 2020 Summer Family Retreat. Please register to let us know that you will be attending, would like to volunteer to help, and to receive Summer Family Retreat email updates.

After Church Clean Up

There is a sign up sheet posted with available dates. Please find a date that you can help with this important service to the congregation. It's not a hard job and goes pretty quickly. If each person serves one or two weeks we can have it covered.

"My Story" Videos

Some of our most interesting conversations center around personal stories about our faith and our walk with God. Check out the My Stories page of the Common Faith Network Website and tell us YOUR story!

No Food in Classrooms

We have had a problem with food being left on the tables and floors in the nursery and classrooms. Please do not allow your children to take food into those areas. The leftover food is drawing ants.

Volunteers Needed

Many hands make light work!!!
We are very grateful for those who have donated their time and energy to keep the grounds of our church looking beautiful this season. Would you like to be a part of the team next Spring? We could use more people to mow, trim bushes and general maintenance of the yard and landscape.

See Carmen Kincade or Tim Back if interested.

Attention All Parents

Parents, please talk with your children about not playing in the new landscaping. The pond and fountain are almost irresistible for children! But the integrity of the structures can be easily damaged. Thanks for your help!

Also, please work with your children to be sure all toys, pillows, food, drinks etc. are cleaned up and put away properly each week. We are blessed to have our own church building -- please help us shine the light of Christ by caring for the building with which He has blessed us.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

If you are participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program, please check the bottom of your next receipt to be sure Church of God Cincinnati is listed as the recipient of the rewards.

If you’re not currently participating in this easy fund raising effort for our congregation and would like to do so, please follow the provided link to set up your account.

If you have any questions, please see Bill Veeneman.