Church Picnic on Sept 8


Don’t miss the fun and fellowship at our annual Church Picnic on Sunday, September 8 immediately following the 9:30am worship service outside under the tents.   All are welcome (newcomers, friends, past attendees, occasional church visitors).  There will be inflatables for children and adults…bubbles and sidewalk chalk for the little ones…volleyball…and snow cones, cotton candy, and popcorn at our treat stand.  The grilled chicken, hot dogs, brats and drinks will be provided.  Those attending with last names beginning with A-L are asked to bring a side dish and a dessert.  Those attending with last names beginning with M-Z are asked to bring a side dish and a salad.  Be sure to bring your food in coolers or food safe containers ready to serve.  Volunteers are needed for food service, setup, and tear down.  Call or email Ellen Lemke if you are available.

Ladies Sunday School



“Do you feel overwhelmed?  Inexperienced?  Intimidated?  Too old?  Too young?  Too invisible?  Too afraid?  If you’ve ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.”

Ladies Sunday School will be starting the video series “GIDEON” by Priscilla Shirer, beginning Sunday, September 15.  This 7-week study includes a video, discussion, and daily homework.  Please let Becky Borck know no later than September 8 if you plan to attend so she can order the workbooks ($12.95).


New Precept Study on the Book of John


Are you looking for an invigorating Bible study for the fall?  Look no further!  The Gospel of John Precept study starts September 9th!  We will meet Monday nights from 7:00-9:00pm here at the church.  The first part is only a 10-week commitment and is open to all—even if you’ve never done a Precept study before.  Please contact Lisa Wenzel at 419-205-7614 or by August 26th so we have time to order your book.  The cost is $22.50, and we’ll make sure you receive it in time to have Lesson 1 done by September 9th.  There is no better investment of your time than the study and application of God’s precious letter to us.  Please join us!


Farewell to Tonya

Tanya Hudak Coffee/Conversation 2013

The ladies of Christian Fellowship enjoyed the return of the chocolate fountain on Thursday, August 1 in honor of Tonya Hudak who is moving with her family to Indiana in a couple of weeks.  Everyone had the opportunity to remember and reminisce about the time we have enjoyed with the Hudak family.  We wish them the very best as they follow the Lord’s leading in their life.

Teachers and Teens needed


We are looking for teachers and teen assistants to serve in weekly Pioneer Club meetings this coming school year.  Pioneer Clubs meet every Wednesday evening from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm beginning September 18.  If you feel the Lord is leading you in this way, please see Jean Priestap.


New Children’s Church program to begin

Children's Church

Children’s Church is gearing up to start a new children’s program beginning September 15!  The new program will involve the children in a time of praise and worship, hearing God’s word and fellowship.  Children’s Church meets during the Morning Worship Service for children ages 6 through 4th grade. We are looking for a few extra volunteers who love children and who can commit to serving one month out of every quarter.  If God is calling you, either as a leader or helper, please see Judie Mowery.  The Frog class for children 3-5 will continue and will be a part of the overall program.


Wheels in Whitehouse


The Senior High Youth will meet next Sunday, August 11 to enjoy “Wheels in Whitehouse” from 6:30-8:30pm at the Kain’s home.  Bring your own wheels (bikes, blades, skateboards, etc) and $3-5 for ice cream.


Exclaim 2013 Concert

2012 July 29:  EXCLAIM! Toledo

Sunday, July 28, 2013, join the Senior High Youth Group at the *FREE!* Exclaim 2013 concert at the CYO fields on Holland Sylvania Road.  Gates open at 1:00 pm and the concerts featuring Hawk Nelson & Jeremy Camp end at 7:00 pm.  We can carpool to the concert after church if we get some volunteer drivers.  Pickup afterwards will be at CYO. Bring some water, food, footballs, frisbees and sunscreen!  This is guaranteed to be insanely fun, so invite friends!  Please let Pastor Kain or Larissa know if you are able to attend or volunteer.  For more information,  to go

Carmen and Dan Hale visit


Carmen and Dan HaleCarmen and Dan Hale from Elam Ministries will be joining us at Christian Fellowship on Sunday, July 21 and will give us an update on their ministry during the Sunday School Hour at 11:15 am.  If you would like to get together with them on Saturday, contact Ellen.

2013 International Bible Quizzing

Quizzing t-shirts.jpgThe 2013 International Bible Quizzing will be held July 23-28 at Summit Grove Camp in New Freedom, PA.  The 6-person Great Lakes District International quiz team is made up of five quizzers from our congregation.  They are taking donations until July 21 to help defray the cost of transportation, registration, and housing.  We wish them good luck as their team competes with teams from all over the world.