Verse of the Day

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. — John 14:6 (NIV)

CotW Calendar

Dec
9
Fri
6:00 pm Parents Night out
Parents Night out
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Parents Night out. Drop your children off in a safe environment while you enjoy a date with your spouse! contact Lauren Coleman our Kids pastor kids@churchoftheword.net
Dec
11
Sun
8:15 am H.C.
H.C.
Dec 11 @ 8:15 am
 
10:30 am Worship
Worship
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am
 
Dec
18
Sun
8:15 am H.C.
H.C.
Dec 18 @ 8:15 am
 
10:30 am Worship
Worship
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am
 

Potluck, Cookies, Choir, and More!

December 11th – Cookie Exchange
December 14th – Redemption Diner Cookie Donations
Redemption Diner would again like to make Christmas special for our diners with an array of mouthwatering Christmas cookies, and we need your help!  When preparing your holiday cookies this year, if you would set aside a dozen for Redemption Diner, we will distribute them to our families with the December meal, and brighten up their season! Please bring your cookies to the church office by December 14thWe will pick them up and include them in our meal delivery on the 15th.  Thank you!

December 18th – Christmas Choir

December 24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – 7:00pm

December 25th – Christmas Day Service – 10:30am

January 1st – New Years Day Service – 10:30am – Guest Preacher – Pastor Michael Teitelman

Friday December 9th 6-9pm

Our next Parents Night out  is set for December 9th from 6 to 9pm. We’ll provide snacks, games, and Bible lesson for your kids while you enjoy a night off. Please enroll by signing up on the hall counter or contact Lauren Coleman kids@churchoftheword.net.

See video Tribute on 30 years

Our Church turns 30 years we celebrate on Sunday October 9th. We are pleased to have The Rev David Harper as our guest speaker at the 10:30 am service. David was rector of Church of the Apostles, Fairfax at the time Church of the Word was launched.

Honored guests were Ken MacGowan who was the first rector and is now 92 and going strong! Alison Barfoot who succeeded Ken and in her time the building was acquired and LLVP started. She works in Uganda as a missionary. We were also blessed to have many friends join us for this reunion and thanksgiving.

 

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Discipleship Essentials, tools for growing in your faith!

Discipleship Essentials is now starting

We are forming small groups around the  DE material. There are 3 options.

  • A new small home group, one is starting soon in Gainesville.
  • an intimate discipleship unit of 3 or 4, several have now been formed.
  • the 9:15 am Sunday Adult Ed class. Next Class is Sunday 30th October.

It all depends on how you volunteer to make it work. For an introduction join us at Church for the Discipleship Essentials class. We will introduce the material and the concept of making disciples rather that believers. Greg Ogden writes in the introduction, “Being a Christian is a statement about what Christ has done for me. Being a Disciple is a statement about what I am doing for Christ.” Jesus said in Luke 6:40, “Everyone when he is fully taught will be like his teacher.”

On Sunday mornings we will work through the four main sections in the work book.

(1) Growing up in Christ

(2) Understanding the message of Christ

(3) Becoming like Christ

(4) Serving Christ

Our hope is that you will get the courage and information to strike out on your own and form an intimate DE group of 3 or 4. Such groups can begin at any time after a little preparation.

Listen to a DE group share with Greg Ogden about the experence.

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