Announcement

Financial Peace is Coming to WCOC – September 10th

DaveRamsey_PhotoYes indeed folks, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course is coming again to the WCoC.  This is a nine week course that teaches you how to save money, get out of debt permanently, grow your financial strength, plan for the future, plan for a dignified retirement, grow wealthy over the course of your life and give like no one else.  In short you will learn how to handle money the way God intended, using principles that have been taken directly from scripture.

This class is for anyone and everyone.  You don’t have to be broke or in debt to get something life changing from this class.  No, you just need a desire to live a better life with less stress over money.  Ask your brothers and sisters in the church who have already been through the class.

To register is easy.  Just email the church office and let them know you will be attending.  The cost of the course is $102 per family.  This includes your lifetime membership to the university, and the cost of the membership kit.  You can order your kit directly from the Dave Ramsey web site, but we recommend you simply make a check out to the church for $102.30 and we’ll do the rest for you.

 

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.

 

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.

Mats for Homeless – Wednesday 28th September

screenshot-2016-09-25-20-11-29This Wednesday at 7:00 PM – be in the Fellowship hall to learn how to make mats for the homeless – out of used grocery bags.

Yes that’s right; that mat Bob is holding is actually made from dozens of cleverly woven used grocery bags.  No kidding.

So go to that drawer you have in the kitchen that is positively bursting with used grocery bags, and gather them up, along with your scissors, cutting wheels or whatever you’ve got and come on down. You’ll have fun learning how to make a mat that will protect a homeless person from the the harsh, cold ground this winter.  As Bob says, we may not be able to do everything for the homeless, but we can do something – and this is certainly something.

See you there Brothers and Sisters.

Congregational Singing Evening – Sunday September 18th

DSC_0249 (1)For anyone who may not have heard the news, Chris Abernethy has organized a congregational singing night for Sunday, September 18th.  It’s happening at the Church building starting at 6 pm and of course, all are welcome.

So bring your voices to the Church on Sunday to lift up our lord in praise with the following songs.

We have included streaming links to the A Cappella Workshop Praise and Harmony training recordings that exist for these selected songs.

So if you would like to work on your parts for the songs, you can do so with these recordings.  Soprano and Tenor part are on the left Stereo channel, and Alto and Bass parts are on the Right channel; so you can move your balance control to better hear the part you wish to study.

Song List

-76: How Great Thou Art
-860: There Is A Habitation and/or
-318: O Sacred Head

-105R: How Deep The Father’s Love

-62: I Exalt Thee

-84R: He Is Wonderful (Igelsia de Cristo on YouTube)
Be Unto Your Name/Worthy Is The Lamb

Before The Throne of God Above

 

Walker Totes Project – this Tuesday 7PM – at the Church Building

Just a reminder that this coming Tuesday August 16th, from 7 – 9 PM, you are invited to join the Ladies Service Night and help make Walker Totes.

Don’t worry if you’re not a seamstress, there are many other ways you can help in the making of these special Totes.  So please, join in the fun and come help with this wonderful project.  The walkers will be given to a local nursing home.

VBS Rocks

WeWCOC 2016 011 (1)ll VBS certainly does rock, but what you’re seeing here is rocks of a different kind.  You may have heard that this year’s theme for Vacation Bible School is ‘David, a man after God’s own heart’.  And when we think of David, it’s hard not to think of Goliath and his fall at the hands of this remarkable young man.

This week the Ladies Ministry got together and made very creative use of some leftover paint and paper bags in order to create some rather excellent looking rocks.  It’s all part of the VBS preparations and as you can see, fun is already being had by everyone; and VBS is still over a month away.  This is just one of many things the ladies are doing to make this years VBS a resounding success.  Contact Carolyn Martin to find our how you can help; and of course don’t forget; you can click on the VBS banner on this web site’s home page to sign up for this years VBS.  We’ll see you there.