Sabbath Class

Classes will next be held February 22nd. Future classes are planned for March 21st, and April 4th & 18th.

Life Forward Change for Life Campaign

As a follow up to last week's Sanctity of Human Life Presentation we will be starting a “Change for Life Baby Bottle Campaign”. If you were moved by the work that is done by the Life Forward Pregnancy Care Center this is your chance to help! It’s a simple hands-on initiative to raise awareness and support for women and families experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in our community.

Each participant takes home a baby bottle over a 6 week period and fills it with change, cash, or checks. You'll have opportunities to discuss God's heart for life with family and friends and invite others to make a difference with you.

Bottles will be available to take home beginning this Sabbath and should be returned no later than March 7th. Feel free to take more than one and start a campaign with your family, friends or at the office.

2020 Scripture Memorization Challenge

January’s scripture was a doozy! Both in length and depth of meaning. February's memory scripture is much shorter. Philippians 4:4-9
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!
May you be blessed by engaging in the spiritual discipline of scripture memorization!

Dresses for Orphans

The dresses for orphans sewing ministry will meet February 29th before services from 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM.

Interested in being a part of the Orphan dresses ministry but are unable to come to the group meetings? If you have access to a sewing machine we will supply you with a cutout dress, all supplies and directions.

See Linda Stephenson if interested.

MOPS: (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers)

The next MOPS meeting will be March 4th at 9:30 AM.

For more information or to sign up to join visit our website or our Facebook page COG MOPS. Bring a friend and join this new community of moms together!

For more information, please contact Carmen Kincade, Keri Aschenbrenner, or Karlee Gaston.

Church in the Barn and Square Dance

Mark your calendars and save the date for March 7th for our annual Church in the Barn and Square Dance. Services will begin at 2:30 PM followed by a western themed potluck. Please bring a main dish, side dish and dessert to share. Following the potluck will be the square dance. All are welcome. Please let us know if you will be joining us from out of town and will need housing.

Bible Study

We will be taking a break from the Wednesday night Bible Studies until March 11th.

Please contact Carmen Kincade for additional information.

Davidic Dance Lessons

Lessons will take place the second Sabbath of every month at 12:30 PM. The next class will be March 14th.

Cincinnati WOW Group

The next WOW (widows or widowers) group will meet March 14th after services.

Please see Donna or Paul Kohrs if you have any questions.

Nursing Home Ministry

The next visit to the Alois Alzheimer Center is planned for March 21st from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Volunteers must register. See Becky Burkhart if interested.

COG Spokesman's Club

The next Spokesman's Club will be March 21st after services.

Ladies Prayer Meeting

1 Timothy 2:1 - "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people." Beginning March 21st, the ladies will meet to pray during the time the men are participating in Spokesman’s Club. All ladies are welcome to attend.

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.