Dear Watermark Church family,

Cathy Shook, along with her husband Rick and many other liaisons and helpers, has been a true champion of our clothing ministry “Clothed With Love” for many years. As Rick and Cathy prepare to retire from their current careers and head west in their RV, Cathy has shared the following thoughts with the Lakota school district liaisons, which I am posting here.

Cathy writes:

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:35-36

As many of you know, my husband and I are retiring and will be fulltime RVing around the USA! Clothed with Love will continue serving others. There is a committee of people at Watermark Church who will carry-on. Christine Barker, a Cherokee teacher, will continue receiving your requests for clothing by email. She will bring all boxes of clothes to Cherokee where you can pick them up from Leah’s office.As of May 24, I will no longer have Lakota email. However, you may email me at I will be in Ohio until the first part of July!

It has been an honor to serve others with you. I am humbled by how much you do for families and the countless hours you spend serving them. It was my mother’s wish that Clothed with Love would grow and continue to serve others. It is my wish it will continue growing, get better, and never stop serving others!

Love and blessings,

Cathy Shook

On behalf of our entire church, school district and community, we are sincerely thankful for the tireless hours the Shooks have devoted to the Clothed With Love Ministry! We are thankful that this service to our local needy families will continue for years to come.

Memorial Day tribute

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”  President Harry Truman (see the following link)

The Watermark Church Renovation Fund Team met last Sunday and will be raising funds through a variety of events and projects to upgrade the church sanctuary. We need your help! If you have fundraising ideas or projects in mind or would like to simply brainstorm with others, please contact Karen Werling for more information.

Youth Group Schedule –

Sunday, June 3 - Youth Group End of Year Cookout – Time TBD

Vacation Bible School has been changed to the week of June 25-29. Many children’s lives are influenced for eternity during this special VBS week at Watermark Church. Let Tim and Patti Kellis know if you are available to help that week.

Sunday School: Women’s Bible Study Group – Claudia Shrive is leading an encouraging women’s adult Sunday School Class each week at 9:30AM at the church facility. Join the ladies for fellowship and great discussion on various in-depth topics from God’s Word.

The Prophecy and World Events class is offered at 9:30 AM Sundays, taught by Pastor Ron.

Life Group: The Gibson’s and Settimos’ Life Group bible study is now meeting every other Friday, and is discussing the book, “Forgotten God,” which is a great introduction to the person and work of the Holy Spirit in our world, church and personal lives. Contact Paul or Nathan for more info.

Life GroupThe Wednesday night life group led by Pastor Larry meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at the Kinkopf’s (6624 Forest Hill Ln., Hamilton, 45011.) We are studying the book of 1 Peter. Contact Larry if you would like to be a part of this Life Group. Our next group Bible Study will be tonight, May 23. Everyone is welcome.

We have now added a Grade 4-6 Children’s Sunday School class at 9:30am on Sundays. Classes are currently being offered as follows:

9:30 AM Pre-school - grade 3            Patti Kellis

9:30 AM Grades 4-6                            Tim Kellis

Please pray for Diane Crowder, who is experiencing symptoms related to a weakened heart.

Please pray for Anna Gabbard’s father Eugene, who is also having health issues.


United in meeting our community's needs,