We are enjoying our series on animals in the Bible (When Life is a Zoo) this summer. That’s no ‘Lion!’ We have covered the Donkey – “Be Truthful,” the Snake – “Be Shrewd,” and the Lion – “Be Bold.” This weekend we are focusing on what the Bible has to say about the Wolf, and we will learn to “Be Watchful.”

Last weekend we also reached out to assist veteran missionary Jay Henry buy needed animals for poor families in India. We received enough money (via $1 donations per person) to purchase 2000 chickens!! This coming weekend (June 25/26), we will shoot to buy 2 herds of goats (a herd consists of 1 male/6 females and costs approximately $567.) Just like VBS last week, we’re going wild for God at WCCC this summer!

On July 2/3 weekend we will celebrate our country’s freedom by focusing on the Eagle – “Be Free.” In conjunction with that, A MEN’S ENSEMBLE is gathering to sing during July 2-3 weekend services. They will rehearse this coming Thursday, as well as the next Thursday evening, June 23rd & 30th @ 7pm in room 126-127. How cool would it be if we could have 60-75 men singing that weekend! What a sound! ALL WCCC men – please make every effort to be a part of this group. You don’t have to have a great voice, just a willingness to stand up with other men. This is also a GREAT opportunity to invite a friend who might want to sing too. Go for it guys – be bold!

Several have responded to our urgent, behind-the-scenes need to come for 2 hours once a month on a Saturday (morning or afternoon) to vacuum and do some light cleaning. We still need some more. As I mentioned, we have a great facility staff to cover critical areas, but with our building being used multiple times each day, additional help is needed to keep the building looking excellent. We spend approximately 120 hours a week maintaining our building inside and out!! I know some of you could do this, especially if you are not volunteering anywhere at WCCC. PLEASE contact the office this week and we will pass your name on to our facility staff.

Many still need to sign up to participate in our new pictorial directory too! There is no charge to participate and you won’t be pressured to purchase anything. Schedule your appointment after services this weekend at the Directory table, online – click on Olan Mills (use contract number 61926), or by calling the church office (513.661.5811). The online sign-up option will be withdrawn Thursday at noon! We really want all who attend Whitewater Crossing (members and frequent attendees) to be included. Pictures will be taken July 18-22 and August 1-5 at the church.

See you this weekend as we focus on wolves and goats! As I close, I’ll leave you with a good goat story!

Two guys are out hunting, and as they are walking along, they come upon a huge hole in the ground. They approach it and are amazed by the size of it. The first hunter says, “Wow, that’s some hole! I can’t even see the bottom. I wonder how deep it is.”

The second hunter says,” I don’t know. Let’s throw something down and listen and see how long it takes to hit bottom.” The first hunter says, “There’s this old automobile transmission here. Give me a hand and we’ll throw it in and see.” So they pick it up, carry it over, and count one, and two and three, and throw it in the hole. They are standing there listening and looking over the edge, and they hear a rustling in the brush behind them. As they turn around they see a goat come crashing through the brush, run up to the hole and with no hesitation, jump in head first.

While they are standing there looking at each other, looking in the hole and trying to figure out what that was all about, an old farmer walks up. “Say there,” says the farmer, “you fellers didn’t happen to see my goat around here anywhere, did you?”

The  first hunter says, “Funny you should ask, because we were just standing here a minute ago and a goat came running out of the bushes doin’ about a hundred miles an hour and jumped headfirst into this hole here!” The old farmer said, “That’s impossible. I had him chained to a transmission!

No, they weren’t from Kentucky! See you this weekend.



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