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ACTS: THE SPIRIT FILLED CHURCH

ALL-CHURCH NEWS

Membership Class If you are interested in exploring membership at Lima Community Church, please mark your communication card and drop it off in the basket with an usher as you leave the Sanctuary, or email Tammy at TammyBryan@limacc.com by Monday, January 28. The next membership class is Wednesday, February 6, at 6:30pm in Journey Building 403 OR Sunday, February 10, at 9:00am in Journey Building 401.

Born To Be Brave Tour is coming to Lima Community Church on Monday, February 11, from 6:30-9:00pm. From the creators of Secret Keeper Girl this

new connecting event is just for guys where solid Biblical content is paired with live worship from Allan Scott Band, 2,000 ping pong balls, and the Wheel of Destruction. This event is for fathers and sons ages 6-12 years and provides an opportunity to connect along with simple things you can do to go from being an active father to a strategic father. Ticket cost is $15 per person through February 4 if purchased at the church. Online ticket cost is $22 per person. Tickets are available at the Family Ministry counter on the weekends or in the AXIS office Monday-Friday from 8:00am-2:00pm.

2018 Contributions To ensure your church contributions are tax deductible, do not file your 2018 income tax return until you have received your year-end statement from the church. Some contributions may not be tax deductible if you file before receiving this statement.

2019 Tithing Envelopes If you did not receive your 2019 tithing envelopes, please contact Charlotte at CharlotteSullivan@limacc.com or 419.223.9646 x1128.

DISCIPLESHIP

Alpha is an 11-week series exploring the basics of the Christian faith and is

open to anyone investigating Christianity or asking questions about faith. Join

us on Wednesdays at 6:30pm from February 6 - April 17 as we gather for dinner, questions, and conversation. All sessions are held in DOWNTOWN Elementary, and childcare is available. For more information, contact Roxie Craig at 567.204.0272 or fishermanjohn@embarqmail.com.

Women’s Bible Study morning session will be The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer beginning Tuesday, January 15, from 9:30-11:30am in Journey Building 402. All women are welcome to join us for this seven-week series as we learn about strategies for effective prayer.

Grief Support Group meets on the second Sunday of each month at 5:00pm. Our next meeting is Sunday, January 13, at Lock Sixteen on Cable Road. For more information contact Dee Kerns Whitacre at djsnrek@gmail.com.

New Faith & Fitness Group will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30pm-7:15pm in the Chapel. This group is for all ages and fitness levels as we study the bible, work out, and experience fellowship together. There will be a variety of workout styles such as yoga, Pi-Yo, Zumba, strength and balance, and more. Wear exercise clothes and bring along a mat, drink, and snack (optional). We begin on January 17 and continue through March 21. To register, email AmyTabler@limacc.com or call 419.223.9646 x1103.

Strength and Balance Class begins a new ten-week session from

January 16-March 20. We will meet each Wednesday from 10:00-11:00am in the Chapel to learn more about promoting physical strength and balance as well as preventing falls. RSVP to AmyTabler@limacc.com or 419.223.9646 x1103.

Young & Married, a group for engaged and young married couples will resume this Sunday, January 6, at 9:30am in Journey Building 402. Join us as we gather for coffee and discuss the season of our lives that we find ourselves in. For more information, contact Wes at WesReece@limacc.com.

Foundations, a group for young families, will meet on Sunday, January 6, at

5:30pm in the Chapel. We will share a fiesta-themed potluck with beef tacos provided. Please bring a side to share. After dinner, we will be joined by

Dr. Randy Keeler, Professor of Religion and Ministry at Bluffton University, who will challenge us in our spiritual walk. Email JonathanBurkey@limacc.com for more information, and register for childcare at limacc.com/childcare.

Motivational Event at Lima Senior High School Character Champion Series offers an exclusive event with guest speakers William White and Tom Ryan. William is a graduate of Lima Senior High School, The Ohio State University, and played 11 seasons in the NFL. He has been diagnosed with ALS and openly shares his inspiring story from his youth through today. Tom Ryan is head coach of the Big 10 and NCAA National Championship Ohio State University wrestling program. Both are men of strong character with an amazing ability to communicate with youth and those who mentor them. There is no charge, but donations are accepted with proceeds going to FCA of Northwest Ohio, William White Family Foundation for ALS, and Power 4 Life Foundation. The event begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 16, at Lima Senior High School gymnasium.

AXIS Youth will resume this Sunday, January 6, at 5:30pm in the AXIS.

High School Overnighter & Mad River Tubing Since there is no school on MLK Jr. Day, we will have an overnighter at the AXIS beginning on Sunday, January 20, at 8:00pm. If you do not want to stay for the overnighter, you can still go tubing at Mad River Mountain on Monday, January 21. Please be at the AXIS at 7:45am for check-in and breakfast. We will leave the AXIS for Mad River Mountain in Bellefontaine at 8:30am for a fun-filled day of snow tubing with friends. Cost is $35, and please bring money for lunch. We will return to the AXIS at approximately 4:00pm. Online registration is open until January 15 at axisrevo.org.

Believe Middle School Conference On February 1 & 2, our 6th-8th grade students will attend Believe Middle School Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Believe is a high-energy weekend event where teens worship together and engage in life-challenging discussions with peers and adult leaders. They will discover ways in which God is calling them to be Kingdom workers. Registration is open through January 14 with a cost of $115. Transportation, hotel, and all meals are included in the registration cost. Register at axisrevo.org.