It was a big turnout for the little one’s as the preschoolers performed the Christmas story for family, friends and relatives in the Warrenton Church of Christ main auditorium. The little ones had so much fun and the grownups got to overdose on abundant cuteness.
After a wonderful performance, the cast closed out the play with some Christmas carols and then were joined by former preschool students to sing one final song together.
After the play, everyone gathered in the Fellowship hall for a party where cakes, snacks and other wonderful goodies were consumed by all. It was another successful show for the preschool class of 2016.
This play was directed by Amy Hoagland and Organized by our Preschool Director Becca Lotane. Congratulations go to Becca also as this performance was Becca’s 10th Preschool Christmas play. A terrific job ladies and a great time was had by all.
Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy and healthful 2017.
As the year draws to a close, we also see the end of another era as we say goodbye to our dear brother Chris Abernethy. Seen here delivering his last worship service today (12/18/2016), Chris returns to his home town on Tuesday and we all pray for his safe travels and a wonderful Christmas holiday. May the new year bring you joy as you embark on your new ministry.
We have been blessed to have Chris among us for the last year-and-a-half where he has served our family so well and been an invaluable coordinator and organizer to major Church events such as Vacation Bible School, field trips for the youth ministry, special musical events, and as our principle worship leader. Thank you for your joyful, humble and unwavering dedication and service Chris. We will pray for you and keep you in our hearts. We will miss you and hope you will keep in touch with us as you take a new direction in your walk with Christ Jesus.
As Paul might have said it, “Grace and peace to you my brother, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
In this week’s sermon on this 4th Sunday of Advent, Bob Kolodner talks about the extremely dangerous and long travels of the Magi from far away lands (probably Persia) to give praise and to worship the infant Jesus. In the photo above, Bob shows the congregation a marvelous example of an Advent calendar. He then asks how far are we willing to travel for Christ, the messiah. Working from the gospel according to Matthew, Bob talks in detail about the wise men, their travels and their visit with King Herod, disturbed by the rumors of the birth of a new Jewish King.
Click here for the Sermon Audio on Soundcloud.com
On this third Sunday of advent, our dear brother and associate minister Chris honors God in praise and worship with his most thoughtful sermon concerning not just the main protagonists in the story of Jesus’ birth, but the minor supporting characters too. Working from the gospel according to Luke, Chris asks us to think about the Shepherds who saw an angle and received word that the messiah is to be born. He goes on to ask how we can serve God in our own way, even if our part is very small or mundane in the ongoing story of Christ Jesus. As Chris puts it: “faithful, quiet, obscure obedience does matter to God.”
Sadly this will be our last chance to hear one of Chris’ sermons as he is heading south on December 20th, back to his home town after serving this church so faithfully for the last year-and-a-half. Among other things, Chris has been our youth minister and our principle worship leader in that time. He has brought us new songs to sing in God’s praise and introduced us to new friends such as Scott Lippiatt. We have been blessed to have Chris with us for the time that God has allowed, and we now must say farewell dear Brother, safe travels, and keep in touch. We will keep you in our hearts and in our prayers as you follow new callings and new oportunities to serve. Your humble and gentle spirit will be surely missed. God bless you.
In this second Sunday of Advent sermon, Bob talks about how Christ prepared himself for a life on planet Earth: how he emptied himself of his divinity and was born among us and lived among us in linear time as a man.
This sermon is available on the WCOC Podcast channel. Click on the following link to access the soundcloud web site and enjoy this delightful sermon.
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