The weekend started off with a Bible study by Mike Phelps, ministerial trainee, about how Paul was able to connect to people in preaching the gospel. After the Bible study, everyone enjoyed the dessert social filled with many sweet treats and engaging conversations.
On Saturday, a combined church service was held at 3 p.m. at a nearby hotel to accommodate both a.m. and p.m. services as well as any guests visiting for the weekend. There were 280 who attended services. The Cincinnati East ensemble played during hymns, and Corbin Rose and Lindsay Wildt sang for special music. Everyone enjoyed more fellowship after services.
Later a special dinner was served. Many people enjoyed more time to connect with brethren and family over delicious food. And in the evening, starting at 7:30, the annual Cincinnati dance was held with Prisca Kovalchick as DJ. After the dance, many people stayed some time after to socialize some more.
Even with the unusually warmer weather this year in the mid 40s and 50s throughout the day, the annual snow outing activity at Perfect North Slopes in Indiana went on as scheduled, with about 16 enthusiastic snowboarders and tubers participating. Snow tubing was a sliding success, and snowboarding was again a big hit this year. There were a couple wipe outs and one lost hat (which was later recovered), but everyone had a great time and everyone is already planning to attend again next year.