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Warrenton Christian Preschool Playground Fundraiser

image2Preschool News – Warrenton Christian Preschool Playground is in need of a little TLC.

It’s looking a little sad don’t you think as it’s been some years since the special mulch was last blown in.  The sun and the rain have baked and washed out the mulch and it’s time to renew.  And it’s not just an aesthetics issue either.  No – it’s actually a safety issue for our little ones.

image1And because its a safety and regulations thing – we can’t just run down to our local big box hardware store and purchase any old mulch.  It has to be a special type of mulch for this application.  It has to be devoid of certain chemicals and toxins, has to be of a certain consistency and be laid at a certain depth.  Hence the high cost of replacement – $740.

Therefore we are announcing our WCOC Warrenton Christian Preschool Fundraiser on GoFundMe.com.  Click the following link to make a donation to the Playground fund – the little ones and the teachers will be so grateful for any help you can provide.

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Many thanks and God bless.

Financial Peace is nearly upon us

DaveRamsey_PhotoYes folks, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is nearly upon us, but there is still time to sign up on the Dave Ramsey web site and get your membership kits delivered before the class starts.  So if you’re planning to join us on March 19th, please sign up as soon as you can.

Financial Peace University is a bible based 9 week course that teaches you how to handle money God’s way.  Using a series of seven ‘Baby Steps’ it takes you from saving, to paying off debt, building wealth for retirement, investing and being able to give generously along the way.  As we already know, everything belongs to God, including our money.  Financial peace teaches us how to be better stewards of God’s money and how to prosper and help others along the way.

As Dave says, “this changes everything”, and it’s so very true.  Just ask anyone who has been through Financial Peace and applied the principals it teaches. It costs $102.30 to buy your membership kit and have it shipped from the Ramsey Solutions HQ in Nashville, TN.  If you need a little  financial help, some of your Brothers and Sisters at this church have shown their love by pledging money for partial and full scholarships.  Contact Nancy or Fran at the Church office to get on the scholarship list.  At this time there are still some scholarships available: but we need to know all those who need help before 3/12/2017 or we will not have time to get your kit ordered before class starts. So hurry to avoid disappointment.

 

Who is my Neighbor?

BOBK004In this sermon, Bob asks us to think about who our neighbor really is.  As God commands that we love our neighbor as ourselves, Bob explore how far do we take that idea, and tells the ‘Good Samaritan’ story with particularly energy and power in his delivery.

Click on the Bob image to the left here or on the link below the Read More tag to enjoy the podcast of this week’s message “Who is my Neighbor?”.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the WCOC Podcast on iTunes using the Podcast App on your iPhone or Android mobile device.

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Sermon – Come and See

In this week’s sermon, Bob talks about the importance of getting to know our neighbors, and if possible, inviting them to the February 26th Cookout entitled “Bring you Neighbor Day”.  In February?  Sure why not – it’ll be indoors – in case you were worried. 🙂  This will be a huge amount of fun and it will be wonderful to see some new faces and hopefully see them again, and again, after the cookout.

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How is Jesus Good News?

IMG_3439In this week’s sermon, Bob talks about what Jesus means to each of us, and how different cultures express what Jesus means to them.

He also introduces us to Hezekiah Walker’s new video “Every Praise” where we see people dancing in the streets signing the lords praise.  Click on the image below or go to Bob’s Facebook page to see this wonderful and uplifting music video.

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The following link is the podcast URL.  Click below to hear the sermon in full.

Also don’t forget that you can subscribe to the WCOC Podcast using your Podcast App on iPhone or Android device.

 

 

Jesus is the answer – but what’s the question?

IMG_3431This week Bob talks about how lost we are: “lost like sheep without a shepherd”.  Jesus saw the lost people and it filled his heart with compassion.  We as his disciples are asked to have compassion, and to go out into the world and guide those who are lonely and lost.  From Mathew 9:

36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask (petition in prayer) the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers (us) into his harvest field.”

Click here to enjoy the audio Podcast of this week’s sermon

 

None to Perish, But Why Repentance?

2017-01-15_BOBK_Sermon_Photo In this week’s sermon, Bob Kolodner explores the concept of repentance.

What is repentance?  It is sacrifice, giving up certain things?  No – repentance is so much more than that and in this podcast you can learn much about what real repentance is.  Calling on many examples of scripture including Acts, Mark and Luke, Bob walks us through the different attitudes and approaches to repentance.

Click here to listen to this sermon on soundcloud.

You can also subscribe to the WCOC Podcast using your Podcast App on iPhone or Android.

WCOC Offers Financial Peace University (FPU)

FPU_LogoFinancial Peace for Everyone

We are proud and blessed to announce that starting Sunday March 19th, 2017 at 2:30 pm, Warrenton Church of Christ is hosting the opportunity for members of the community to attend Financial Peace University: a 9 week course that teaches us how to take control of our finances, get out of debt and build wealth for retirement through saving and investing strategies.

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Created by best-selling Christian author and radio show host Dave Ramsey (left), FPU has a proven and tested track record for helping families regain control of their finances using bible-based principles.  Over 4 million people have already attended FPU nationwide.

On average, families who attend pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in the first 90 days after starting the course.

This course is no gimmick either: no special secrets, just common sense steps that your Grandmother probably told you about.

This course will be hosted by our very own Neil Smith, who along with his wife Crystal, has been living the principles of Financial Peace for the last 3+ years.

“The information we have learned from Dave Ramsey has allowed us to get out of debt, save for the future, start investing and increased our ability to give more generously.  We can tell you first hand that when you start living how God wants you to, good things start to happen.  We are both very excited to offer this course and to share this invaluable information with our church family and our community at large.”

If you’re interested in attending this course, or know someone who might benefit from a financial makeover, please go to the Financial Peace University link on this church web site home page, or click here to go to Dave Ramsey’s web site and sign up.  It costs $93 per family, or if you can’t attend FPU with a group, there’s an online option for $129.

To learn more we also recommend you subscribe to the Dave Ramsey Show podcast and listen to his daily radio broadcasts.  There you will here from people who have achieved amazing things and become debt free using the principles Dave teaches.

There will be a preview of the course about three weeks before the class actually starts.  We’ll post more details and announce this at the church when the preview date is set.

 

Announcing the new WCOC Podcast

wcoc_podcast_iii-smallAnnouncing the WCOC Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud

This week we launched the WCOC Warrenton Podcast, a way to post audio-only media to iTunes.  This makes the content available for download to your computer, tablet or mobile devices such as iPhone and Android.  Basically, if you have iTunes, you have complete access to the WCOC Podcast.

In addition to being able to watch the Sunday sermons on YouTube, you can now enjoy the word anywhere, anytime.  So, if you’re stuck on the I-66, then tune in to the WCOC Podcast and choose from what will be a growing list of sermons, and eventually other content too, to help you in your daily walk.

You can also subscribe to the WCOC Podcast to receive new postings automatically to your computer or mobile device.  Once you’ve listen, it will delete itself, so it doesn’t clutter up your storage space.

To learn more about how to find and subscribe to the WCOC Podcast in iTunes, click here or go the the Media menu on the church home page.

Singing Weekend – resonating success

Version 3This singing weekend has been a resounding success and our honored guest Scott Lippiatt (left) has been an inspiration to us all.  Joining our church from the Glen Rock Church of Christ in Pensilvania, Scott brings with him his wife Jill, and their three children – not to mention a lifetime of experience in worship and song leading in the a-capella tradition.

The day started out with Scott working with our current, past and possible future song leaders to talk about some of the lessons he had learned from experience, and from his time working with the Worship Leader Institute, where he was accepted and has spent numerous periods of time studying and deepening his skills in the craft of worship and song leading.

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