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Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Starts March 11th

dave-quotes_blog_ai_lgBiblical Finance is once again being taught at the Warrenton Church of Christ starting March 11th at 2:30 in the Fellowship Hall for 9 weeks.

Yes folks we rescheduled it after a slow start to the year with the postponement of January’s class.

So if you are wondering if this course is for you, take a look at these next questions and see if you know the answers.  If not, you should come walk with us to financial peace.

  • How do I stop living paycheck to paycheck?
  • Why do I need an emergency fund when I have good credit?
  • How big an emergency fund should I have?
  • Everyone has debt, so why is that a bad thing?
  • Do I need life insurance?
  • Which is best, whole life or term life insurance?
  • How much should I save for retirement?
  • Should I invest in shares or mutual funds in my retirement account?
  • What’s the fastest proven way to pay off debt?
  • Why should I pay off my mortgage?

These questions touch on just some of the topics we cover in the course.  The cost is $109 for your membership kit.  You need one membership kit per family.  If you need help financially, scholarships are available – just ask.  You can sign up at the church on the back table in the auditorium, send an email to the church office or email nsmith1050@gmail.com.  Or just show up on March the 11th and we’ll get you started.

See you there folks.

Tweets anyone?

TwitterAs an idea for a new service for 2018 we have just added a Twitter account to the technology services offering.  This is currently an experimental offering, but if there is any interest we may be able to make it permanent.

And a Twitter account is what exactly?

If you’re not sure what that is, or what it does, it’s a service that allows the church to push out brief informational notes, known as “Tweets” to anyone who is following the @mywcoc Twitter account.

There is a 280 character limit in a Tweet, recently doubled from 140.  When twitter was first established they used SMS text messages to carry the tweets which had a 160 character limit.  Twitter reserved 20 characters for the user name, hence the original 140 characters.

This is an ideal medium for getting messages out quickly to our church family.  Any member following the church twitter account @mywcoc will receive tweets.  So imagine if there was an urgent pray request, or perhaps no services due to snow – what a great way to let everyone know.  What’s more its all free and there are Apps (of course) for iPhone and Android, so you can receive tweets on your mobile devices.

If you already follow other twitter accounts, then follow the Warrenton Church of Christ twitter account @mywcoc using your existing Twitter app.

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.

GoFundMe Warrenton Christian Playground Fundraiser

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.