Night of Worship–Life on Mission
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
COVID-19 UPDATE: We’re gathering again in-person. However, some ministry activities may remain online or be a combination of in-person and online gatherings. Currently, masks are still required indoors where social distancing can't be observed. Be sure to read all the details about any guidelines on our Church Updates page, and anything specific to events on our Upcoming Events descriptions. If you have any questions, please feel free to touch base with the appropriate ministry contact.
We offer numerous events to help you take a next step in your spiritual journey, grow in your faith, or connect with others.
Night of Worship–Life on Mission
Night of Worship–Life on Mission
To kick off our annual Missions Week, we invite you to recharge your batteries and join us on Wednesday, April 21, 7pm for a night of praise, prayer, and reflection. There is a unique connection between missions and worship. One day every tribe, tongue, and nation will join together with one voice in worship. Missions exists so that this picture of worship can one day be fulfilled.
WCC is partnering with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana again to host another Kosciusko County Mobile Food Drop on Friday morning, April 16 in the Warsaw Community Church parking lot. An assortment of food from perishables like dairy and meat products to non-perishables are usually distributed. If you or someone you know is in need of food, please come to Warsaw Community Church on Friday, April 16, 10am-12pm.
As part of a federal grant for COVID relief, Feeding America and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana are responsible for distributing food to household’s in need throughout northern Indiana. Every week they work with organizations, non-profits, businesses, and churches to host a mobile food drop location. Assorted food items are offered free of charge through the grant. All items are pre-boxed and pre-bagged. First come, first served, while supplies last for those in need of food assistance. Distributions are drive-thru. Please remain in your vehicle and open your trunk to receive items.
Please note that volunteers are needed to help at the food distributions and are required to follow current state and county health guidelines relating to COVID-19. Bring a mask or face covering to wear while volunteering. This event will take place rain or shine, and warm dress is strongly encouraged depending on the weather.
For questions or if you’d like to volunteer, contact: Greg Demopoulos, 574-268-0188 x256
― James Merritt
Reading the Bible Together
When we spend time in God’s Word, we’re getting to know Him. We’re also maturing in our faith. Regularly spending time together with God in His Word is such a beautiful, life-giving thing. And just as it benefits us as individuals, when we gather together as the church to commit to spending time reading and studying the Bible, something special happens. We’re able to encourage one another and grow together.
5 Minutes a Day, 7 Days a Week
Commit around five minutes a day, seven days a week, to our church-wide Bible reading plan. We’ll have seven chapters to read each week – most weeks will include five chapters from one book and two Psalms. The goal of this plan is to consistently spend time in God’s Word. We’ll be reading various styles of books – gospels, epistles, history, poetry, prophecy, etc. Using this guide, you’ll easily be able to track your reading and follow along. And don’t worry if you get off track; you can just jump back in where we are. You can always go back and catch up when you have extra time.
Each week, devotionals will be published that correspond with what we’re reading. These devotionals will be from a variety of people participating in this church-wide reading plan. Through these devotionals, we will be encouraged and challenged as we journey through God’s Word together.
These devotionals will be in written or video form and can be found on our website.
Up for more of a challenge?
Don’t just read the chapters, use the following questions to study them:
Observation: This is how to learn what a passage of scripture says. Questions to ask: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? What does it say? What do I notice?
Interpretation: This is how to accurately interpret scripture and understand what it means in the right context. Questions to ask: What are the key themes or truths? What is the writer’s intended meaning? What is the context? What questions do I have?
Application: This is how to correctly apply the truth of the text to everyday life. Questions to ask: How do I apply it? What are the implications in my life? What does this mean for me
Our Young Adults ministry (18-29) provides an opportunity to learn, worship, and connect. Whether you’re just out of high school, in college or working, single or married, with or without a young family, we want to provide a fun place for you to gather, get to know others in your stage of life, grow in your faith, and make a difference in our community and world.
Young Adults (18-29) ministry will meet regularly on Thursday nights 6:29-8pm at WCC. *Note: Doors open at 6pm. The last Thursday of the month will be held offsite.
Men's Summer Softball
Guys, let’s get together this summer and play some softball. Join us every Tuesday evening, late April through late August, varies times at CCAC. $50 per player (one-time registration fee, optional $10 additional for softball t-shirt.) We’ll meet half an hour prior to our scheduled game time each week. This is a great way for guys to get to know others in the church.
Contact: Nate Metler, 574-268-0188 x 218
Operation Esperanza: Honduras Hurricane Relief
Honduras has been devastated in back-to-back weeks by Hurricane Eta and Hurricane Iota, causing severe flooding all over the country – including villages served by our partners Humanity & Hope United Foundation and World Compassion Network. A humanitarian crisis is unfolding, as mass evacuations have been necessary in many areas where H&H and WCN staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly to rescue and care for entire communities. They need food, water, medical care, and a safe and dry place to sleep.
That’s where we all come in… God is working despite the life-threatening hardships. People gather in makeshift shelters and they are banding together to help the growing number of evacuees.
Operation Esperanza is a collaborative, multi-phase, long-term response to bring hope to the people of the Sula Valley in Honduras. Our goal through our partners is to not only help people survive, but recover, rebuild, and thrive in the future. Our partners have already invested years in multiple communities, serving the Honduran people and we know God wants to see that continue.
Let’s go through this storm together with our Honduran brothers and sisters, as we lift them up in prayer, and provide ways to lighten their burden!
Three Ways You Can Join Operation Esperanza:
2020 has been a challenging year in so many ways to say the least, but we know God is not surprised. Nor is He worried. In fact, we serve the One that has an endless supply of resources, mercy, hope, and love. Let’s start with Him for guidance, wisdom, and help.
- Pray for the people in and around El Progreso, that they may escape the rising floodwaters.
- Pray for people living at the shelters, that they may experience God’s peace and love through His Word, and the staff and volunteers who care for them.
- Pray for H&H and WCN staff, as they join with emergency personnel, that they all will have wisdom and endurance, and that they will model God’s love and share His hope.
Right now, the most urgent needs are for emergency relief and survival supplies. This is the heart of the first phase of relief and recovery. Through cooperation with our partners, we’ve already been able to help open and run six shelters, where over 400 individuals are being housed and fed. But the need is growing.
You can give online or through the WCC app. Just choose Operation Esperanza from the fund list.
Checks may be mailed to:
Warsaw Community Church
1855 S County Farm Road
Warsaw, Indiana 46580
*Please write “Operation Esperanza” in the memo
We’re doing what we can here to make people aware of the humanitarian crisis developing in Central America and more details about future phases will be shared. But, for now, we're focused on survival and emergency relief and we welcome any organizations or individuals who would like to partner with us. So, please:
- Spread the word. Let others know about the situation and Operation Esperanza.
- Follow us and our partners on social media, and share their posts and stories.
- Watch for updates regularly. Check our websites and ask how you can help. More needs, volunteer opportunities, and trips for rebuilding will be announced in the future.