God blessed in amazing ways in 2022. This past year was a pivotal year for our church to get back on the mission of making disciples after the pandemic. We set our sights on Advancing the Kingdom and refusing to grow complacent or get stuck in neutral. Check out some the amazing things that God did throughout the past year! We are already preparing and praying for God to do Greater Things in 2023!

January

In January we had a Missions Team head to New Orleans to work along side Global Maritime Ministries. The team was able to share the gospel and love of Jesus on cargo ships in the port. 
We recognized Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on January 23rd. We prayed for Heartbeats our local pregnancy center and prayed for the end of abortion in America. Later in the year we would see God work in a great way as Roe was overturned. 
One of the highlights throughout the year is Awana! In January the kids had fun with Crazy Hat Night! We continue to see kids discipled and new families reached through our Awana program. 

February

We partnered with Garfield Elementary School in Heath and collected over 2,000 lbs of food that was able to help those in need in our community. 
Our 4th and 5th graders headed to Skyview Ranch for winter camp! They had a blast learning about God and growing in their relationship with Him. 
We had a blast with the Faith Family Fun Night! Great chilis for our chili cook off, lots of fellowship and even a Dads vs. Kids Dodgeball game. 
Baby Dedications are always a highlight of the year and this year was no different as we had had 6 families come to dedicate themselves and their children to the Lord.

March

In March we prayed over and commissioned new Deacons for service. Our Deacons are called to serve the spiritual need of the faith family. 
United Youth led us in worship! It's always a blessing to see how God is using our Youth for His glory! 
Our Scotland Mission Team had the opportunity to share the gospel through Teaching English Classes, Outreaches, and more in Glasgow with our partners the Odom's. 

All In Sacrificial Offering

Every year in March we take up our sacrifical offering. This year's offering paid for a new roof on the Sanctuary and other building projects. The offering total was 

$96,180

April

In April we hosted the River Ladies Night! It was a blessing to have artist Riley Clemmons perform in person for us. 
Easter Worship was amazing this year. It started with a moving Good Friday Service and continued with an incredible celebration of the resurrection. It was our highest attended service since 2019. 
We celebrated 9 baptisms on Easter Sunday! It was amazing watching these people go public with their faith.  In 2023 we had over 15 people baptized. 

May

In May we celebrated Moms! With our huge Mom Photo and Note Wall everyone had a chance to express how much they loved and appreciated their mom. 
We love blessing those who serve us. We were able to provide lunch for the Heath Police Department as a small way to say thank you for all they do for our community. 
The Littlefield family, church planters in Maine joined us in May. Joel brought a powerful message on A Disciple Making Culture. 

June

It's Zoomerang Time! We had an incredible week of Zoomerang VBS with a record high 170 kids joining us and hearing the gospel. VBS is always one of the best weeks of the year. 
United Youth headed to North Carolina for a great week of camp! God worked in great ways in the teens lives. 

July 

We sent our second Mission Team of the year to New Orleans to work with Global Maritime Ministries. This team helped do some remodeling and worked at the ministry center in the port of New Orleans.
During the month of July we took a one month break from our Adult & Children's Bible Classes to give our amazing teachers a much deserved break. Our Pastor's enjoyed using that time to fellowship and go through the Psalms with our seniors. 

August

In early August the women gathered for a fun Ice Cream Party! Women's ministries were active throughout the year with monthly fellowships and bible studies. 
As school started back up we were able to deliver lunch to all Heath Schools for the teachers and staff. Blessing our community is one of the best ways we can show the love and grace of Jesus to others. 


We kicked off the fall with the Back to School Bash! It was a great time of fellowship and we enjoyed welcoming many visitors. 

September

We were able to send a team to Nepal to work alongside our IMB Missionaries for two weeks. The team was able to share the gospel with over a hundred people and see many come to faith in Christ. 
As our college kids hit mid terms we sent out care packages to bless and encourage them. 
Hurricane Fiona caused significant damage to churches in Puerto Rico. We were able to pray for those churches and send money to help replace the damage and items that were lost from the storm. 

October

We were blessed to have Dr. Ray Umphrey, the President of the State Convention of Baptist in Ohio, join us and challenge us about the importance of working together for the mission. 
Artists Jason Gray and Leanna Crawford joined us for the Acoustic Story time Tour. It was a great concert and we were blessed to be able to host it! 
Trunk or Treat was our biggest outreach of the year with over 1,500 people coming and hearing the gospel. We had lots of trunks, great costumes, and a lot of fun. 

November

We partnered with Cherry Valley Elementary School to honor our Veterans for Veterans Day. The kids put on a great program and we were able to provide a special luncheon for the veterans in our community. 
On Foster and Adoption Sunday Jason Johnson challenged us that everyone can do something to help care for Orphans. We were also joined by local foster and adoption agencies. 
After Thanksgiving our Operation Christmas Child Missions Team headed down to Charlotte to spend the week packing, preparing and praying for boxes that were sent out all over the world with the gospel. 

December

In December we collected the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering which goes to support the thousands of IMB missionaries currently serving around the world. This year we collected over $9,000 for Lottie Moon. 
Jesus Means Christmas to Me! This years Kids Christmas Concert was amazing and one of the highlights of the Christmas Season. 
We finished 2022 with a beautiful Candlelight Service and Christmas Day Worship.