As 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.
Another successful Financial Peace University class completed it’s ninth and final lesson this week.
And we are so excited for everyone who joined us and learned the Dave Ramsey Baby Steps – a framework for financial success that over the last 25 years has proven effective for countless millions of families across the United States and around the world.
We are proud to offer this course to everyone in our church family and in our community. The information this course teaches changes lives, as it has already for our dedicated Fall 2017 class members seen here above. Our thanks to each of you for making this class so much fun to lead. Your enthusiasm, questions, and support for each other was inspiring to see. We wish you every success and a speedy path to Baby Step 7.
Our thanks also goes out to our church Elders, Bill Powell and Eddie Perez for their support and participation in this endeavor: Eddie for being our Co-coordinator and making this class possible in the first place, and to Bill and his wife Fran for being with us throughout the course, offering their support, wisdom, candor, and insight during those critical small group breakout sessions.
We are already planning a January 2018 class and hope to be able to offer this course many more times in the future – God willing. Until then…
Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
This 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.
It was recorded live in the main auditorium so there’s a little traffic and background noise, but somehow that doesn’t matter at all – the voices are so enchanting, your spirit will be lifted. Click on the player below to hear this beautiful rendition of ‘How Deep the Father’s Love’, brought to you by our very own Warrenton Church of Christ Praise Team.
Saturday January 15th saw the men’s ministry installing new lights in the fellowship room and kitchen area. Under the skillful leadership of Royce Rollins, the band of merry brothers and one sister replaced all the old florescent light fixtures with some wonderful new LED lights. The new system not only puts out a great deal more light, but also saves a significant burden on the Church’s utility bill. Not to mention the benefits to the environment, which is always a good thing. Nicely done team, and all in a little over two hours.
Information and Services
Sunday: Worship Service - 10:30 AM
Sunday: Bible Study - 9:30 AM
Friday: Ladies Bible Study - resumes September 8th
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University 3/11/2018 - 5/6/2018