Coffee and Connection
Sunday, June 13, 2021
10:30-11:15am | upper level
We offer numerous events to help you take a next step in your spiritual journey, grow in your faith, or connect with others.
Are you new to WCC and interested in getting to know the church and those that attend better? Join us for Coffee and Connection, on Sunday, June 13, 10:30-11:15am for a casual meet and greet with an “open house” feel. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, juice, some fresh donuts, and chat with new guests, WCC volunteers, staff, and pastors. We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, or would like to join us. Contact: Carissa Metzger, Engagement Coordinator, (574) 268-0188 x219
― 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
Each one of us is called to “missions.” God places us in specific places and situations so that we can draw others closer to Him. We join Him in His redemptive work by praying for and serving others. We give of our time, talents, and treasures. We intentionally build relationships with people so that they can get a glimpse of Him through us. Join us monthly to hear from, encourage, and pray for our missions partners. We will meet Thursday, June 17, in-person or via ZOOM at 7pm. To join us via Zoom, just click on the link below, you’ll be glad you did.
Join Missions Night Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 837 5440 7654
Passcode: WCC (NOTE: all caps)
Contact: Erica Hart, 574-268-0188 x232
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 Golf
Guys, let’s get together this summer and play some golf. Join us Monday evening, May 24, June 7, 21, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, September 13, 27, 5:30pm at Stonehenge Golf Club. $25 per round, includes your cart. We’ll play a scramble or best ball to include all skill levels, with a shotgun start at 5:40pm and finishing at the club house by 8:30pm, with some time to hang out afterwards. This is a great way for guys to get to know others in the church. Play whenever your schedule allows.
Contact: Scott Thieme, 260-438-4393
Kosciusko County and all of its local communities are joining forces to develop a thorough, one-of-a-kind County Comprehensive Plan update. Over the course of the next year, residents, community leaders, and community organizations are being asked to come together to discuss local challenges, identify unique community features, and determine how Kosciusko County and its local communities can grow and improve for a better future. Additional information on the project can be found at: www.forwardkosciusko.com
As a part of this planning process, the county is undergoing an extensive public and stakeholder engagement process to ensure that the plan’s recommendations meet the needs and aspirations of the county and each community. Big ideas lead to big community transformation. That’s why your opinion and ideas are crucially important to the overall planning process and final comprehensive plan.
There are three current activities for residents to share their thoughts; a community survey, an interactive asset mapping exercise, and an idea wall. All can be found online at: www.forwardkosciusko.com Please provide your feedback and share the website links with others as we work to make Kosciusko County a great place to live, work, and play.
For more details, contact: Greg Demopoulos, 574-268-0188 x256
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.