Dear Watermark Church family,

“Every one of you shall reverence his mother and his father.” Leviticus 19:3

This Sunday, May 13, is Mother's Day. Please join us at Watermark Church this Sunday, as we celebrate all the mothers in our families and in our church. Enjoy these quotes complied by John Hopler in honor of our mothers!

“If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.” Booker T. Washington

“I learned more about Christianity from my mother than from all the theologians in England.” John Wesley

“The process of shaping the child… shapes also the mother herself. Reverence for her sacred burden calls her to all that is pure and good, that she may teach primarily by her own humble, daily example.” Elisabeth Elliot

“I don’t believe there are devils enough in hell to pull a boy out of the arms of a godly mother.” Billy Sunday

“Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do but someone you raise.”  Andy Stanley

“The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is life-long. Perhaps when you are dead and gone your prayer will be answered.” D.L. Moody

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A mother has the ultimate career [raising the next generation of godly men and women]. All other careers exist for one purpose only and that is to support the ultimate career.” C.S. Lewis


Watermark Church hosted a meal for family and friends of Monroe student Kaylie Jackson on Monday, May 7, who was killed in a recent car accident. The families there were impressed by the love the Christian community showed toward people we did not even know. Please continue to pray for the healing and hope that will be needed for the families and classmates affected by this tragedy.

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

Parenting Forum – Sunday, May 20 at 6:30 PM For parents of pre-teens and teens, join Pastor Larry and other parents as we tackle topics related to the parent resource, “How your teenager is wired.”

Youth Group Schedule –
Saturday, May 12 at 7:00 PM – Free Dodgeball Tournament. Free Pizza!
Sunday, May 20 at 6:30 - Youth Group, Parent’s Forum
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 Group: The 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 Wednesday, May 9. 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

Together honoring our amazing mothers,

Larry