Verse of the Day

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. — Galatians 3:28 (NIV)

CotW Calendar

12:00 pm 8am and 10am
8am and 10am
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday Worship 8 and 10am
11:00 pm H.O.P.E.
Sep 15 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 12:30 am
Helping Other Parents Endure- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support All who have experienced a loss during pregnancy, infant loss or SIDS death, whether recently or in the past, including those who have felt such a[...]
7:00 pm H.O.P.E.
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Helping Other Parents Endure- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support All who have experienced a loss during pregnancy, infant loss or SIDS death, whether recently or in the past, including those who have felt such a[...]

After Sunday 10am worship

Ten year Celebration

Sunday 10am on August 30th

For Sharon Dennis and Doris McDonald music directors at Church of the Word.

You are invited to join us for worship and a bar-b-queue to follow to celebrate 10 years of leadership and ministry at our Church and wider community by the dynamic duo of The Braeded Chord.

They will soon be setting down the yoke of leadership and moving on to other ministries. We invite all who have been blessed through their ministry to come and celebrate with us. There will be an opportunity for personal testimony after the service during our presentations. All are invited to stay for a Bar-B-Queue and Pot Luck, please bring side dishes to share. Feel free to pass the word along.

Pastor Robin and Vestry of Church of the Word

7500 Logos Way, Gainesville, VA 20155 (703-754-9673)


Starting 9/6 at 9:30am

Catechism Class starts September 6th 9:30am to 10:15am

‘To be a Christian’ is the new Anglican Catechism. It is described as a missional means by which God may bring about conversion to Christ and formation in Christ. It is a small booklet beautifully bound and printed containing 345 questions and answers outlining the Christian faith and life. We will use this most Sunday mornings, covering a short section each week and finishing before a visit from a Bishop in the spring of 2016. At this visit those prepared will be given adult baptism, confirmation or be received into membership of the Anglican Church. Copies will be available for purchase but you can order your own copy through Amazon here or read it online at: –

In eight months’ time we will rejoin Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) through the Diocese of the Mid Atlantic (DOMA) and hopefully a visit from their Bishop.

Starts September 13th @5pm

Financial Peace University is a 9 week course on money and life management. The teaching uses excellent DVD seminars from Dave Ramsey and there is a coach to help couples of individuals through the material.


Register here for Financial Peace University Fall 2015 FPU class at Gainesville.


Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University – 9 week schedule

Each week we cover vital issues

Super Saving: Common Sense for Your Dollars and Cents (9/13)

Dave explains the seven Baby Steps that will guide you throughout Financial Peace University. You will also learn the three key reasons why you should save money—and why you must start now!

Relating With Money: Nerds and Free Spirits Unite! (9/20)

Learn why it’s important for spouses to communicate and work together toward success. Also, singles will learn the importance of accountability, and parents will find out how to teach their kids about money.

Cash Flow Planning: The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting (9/27)

Learning how to take control of your money starts with a budget. Unlock the secret of developing a monthly spending plan that really works.

Dumping Debt: Breaking the Chains of Debt  (10/4)

It’s time to debunk some common debt myths! Dave reveals the truth about credit lies and gives you a plan to walk out of debt with confidence.

Buyer Beware: The Power of Marketing on Your Buying Decisions (10/11)

Dave draws on decades of experience to reveal the power and influence that marketing has on your everyday buying decisions.

The Role of Insurance: Protecting Your Health, Family and Finances (10/18)

In this lesson, Dave walks you through the world of insurance, carefully explaining what you need—and what you need to avoid.

Retirement and College: Mastering the Alphabet Soup of Investing (10/25)

Dave walks you through the maze of retirement options and helps you figure out your best retirement plan. You will also learn how to plan for college so your kids can graduate debt free!

Real Estate and Mortgages: Keeping the American Dream from becoming a Nightmare (11/1)

Dave draws on more than 20 years of real estate experience to teach you the ins and outs of mortgages and how to win when buying or selling your home.

The Great Misunderstanding: Unleashing the Power of Generous Giving (11/8) Learn how generous giving can completely revolutionize your attitude and improve your finances, business and relationships.

What is Financial Peace University?

FPU is the most important step to changing your financial future. It is your Total Money Makeover Program. It takes the knowledge from God and turns it into real action in our lives through a step-by-step process taught by best-selling author and financial counselor Dave Ramsey.

FPU is a life-changing program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and God’s plan for your life. The course includes practical lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth, giving like never before, and much, much more!


Who is Financial Peace University for?

It’s for EVERYONE!…from the financially secure to the financially distressed. Over 2.5 million families and individuals have attended Financial Peace University.

Applying God’s Word radically changes your life.  On average, FPU graduates have paid off over $5,300 in debt and saved $2,700 during the program!


What Will I Learn?

In this life-changing program you will learn:

1. Step-by-Step Cash Flow Planning

Luke 14:28: “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it.”

2.  Debt Snowball Plan Technique to Eliminating Debt

Proverbs 22:7: “The borrower is slave to the lender.”

3. How to Invest Wisely

Ecclesiastes 11:2: “Give portions to seven, yes to eight, for you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.”



Here’s what people just like you are saying about FPU:

“We’ve actually relieved ourselves of over $50,000 worth of debt in two years just from using these principles.”   – Russ and Mary Lee

“It made us sit down as a couple and communicate… and it gave us an instant pay raise!” – Paul and Lynesa Benson

For more information call Donna Adams at 540-341-0045 or e-mail

Tanzania Mission Trip in August 2015

August 5th six people from our parish will fly to Tanzania for ministry in Kondoa diocese with Bishop Given Gaula.

Bishop Given writes to the mission team.

Greetings in Mighty name of our Lord who has poured his Holy Spirit, so that he may lead and guide us into all truth, remind and teach us to be obedience to his word!
It so good to hear from you this time on Saturday were met to the big outreach while you will be with us. We invited various choirs coming to join us at this outreach of which we hope there will be a big haverst for the Lord. We are ery excited that you will part of the experience, prepare yourselves to teach and give testimony. Also be open to what the Holy Spirit will lead us for you to do.
Pray that the Lord will remove all the obstacles!
This year there is strong famine caused by the big drought, were told that this drought happened in 1968, so people are worried, pray that as the people face physical hunger the Lord will fill the gap of spiritual hunger caused by spiritual drought. God is calling us to preach the Gospel in all seasons! good season and difficulty season, I told the Rural deans on Saturday we have all agrees that whatever the year may look like this is the year of the Lord! Our target this year is to baptize 2000
people two weeks ago we baptized 800 people last month we baptized 340 people including Muslims all these are new converts coming from African tradition religion and Islam! Indeed this is the year the Lords favour! We are excited that you will be part of this exciting story, come and see!
Bringing glasses for reading vety important for us, and other items that you see will be useful for us!
Please pray, pra, pray! No turning back! Karibuni sana! Welcome our very very dear friends after ten years of our friendship you are coming to see our mission context! God is good!
Blessings   Given Kondoa   Pentecost Day

Tanzania Mission, August 2015

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father

and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

Roof Model 2For the last 10 years Church of the Word has had a significant ongoing relationship with Revs. Given and Lilian Gaula of Tanzania. We first became acquainted with Given as a seminary student attending the Virginia Theological Seminary and later with Lilian when she came to the States to attend Trinity School for Ministry in Pennsylvania. As a church we offered financial and prayer support when Given returned to Tanzania to serve as an instructor at the Msalato Theological School in Dodoma, and maintained a close working relationship when the family moved to New Zealand where Given earned a Ph.D. in Missiology. In 2013, he was unexpectedly called to be the new Bishop of Kondoa, a rural, poor diocese in northern Tanzania that is predominantly Muslim.

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