Announcements for 11th August 2018

News for week ending 11th August, 2018

Local Weekly News and Events

Venues for services on Sabbath 11th August at 1.30pm.
London, [with webcast for outlying members] at the 6th Form Block, Hendon School (by car, via entrance next to 63 Green Lane, Hendon, NW4 2AG; walking from Hendon Central station, Golders Rise, Hendon, London NW4 2HP).

      In Accord: “Media Developments” by Clyde Kilough
      Sermon: "I Did Not Come to be Served, but to Serve" by Joel Meeker

Paddock Wood  [Tonbridge congregation]
The Day Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6DP.

      In Accord: “Media Developments” by Clyde Kilough
      Sermon: "I Did Not Come to be Served, but to Serve " by Joel Meeker

Future meetings, 1.30 p.m.
18th August, 1st September – London and Tonbridge venues: the 6th Form Block, Hendon School,  Hendon, and The Day Centre, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge.

25th August – Combined in Caterham (replacing 1st September). Visiting speaker on 25th August is Joel Meeker, Chairman of COGWA Ministerial Board of Directors.  We plan to enjoy food with Joel and Marjolaine Meeker at a Caterham Pizza restaurant afterwards.

In Accord: August 9, 2018 – Media Developments

Media Operation manager Clyde Kilough hosts this week’s In Accord, which focuses on some of the recent trends (both up and down) and developments in the work of the Church in the media areas of preaching the gospel and feeding the flock.

UK visitors to Life, Hope & Truth website

Since January this year nearly 47,000 UK people have visited our Life, Hope and Truth website as a result of seeing one of our paid GoogleAds. Although this is a small percentage (2.14%) of the 2.2 million advertisements that were provided as people searched, we only paid an average of £0.12 per person visiting the site (cost per click).

Once on the website, the reader can browse and search for many different subjects. There is no delay waiting for a booklet through the post, and if there is enough interest, a person can spend hours reading or downloading material to read later. (We also avoid the cost of printing and freighting the literature to our office followed by large postage bills and labour to post the items.)

The Google Grant programme enabled us to reach an additional 300,000 people with nearly 10,000 spending time on the Life, Hope and Truth website, without cost to us. Please continue praying that God will work in the minds of those who receive the seed of His word, bringing good results in their lives and preparing them for the return of Jesus Christ.

Next week we will provide the text of some of the short advertisements being used to encourage a click through to our website.


Contact details:

Church of God, a Worldwide Association - British Isles

Registered address: 57 Coates Lane, High Wycombe, HP13 5ET

Contact phones: 01494 437 923, mobile: 07825 082873

Registered Charity 1141326


Announcements for 4th July, 2018

News for week ending 4th August, 2018

Local Weekly News and Events

Venues for services on: Sabbath 4th August at 1.30pm.

London and Tonbridge combined in Caterham, [with webcast for outlying members] at the Memorial Hall, Soper Hall, Harestone Valley Road, Caterham, CR3 6HY.

     Sermonette by Mike Murdoch
      In Accord: “Behind the Scenes at In Accord” by Jim Franks
     Sermon: “The Third Commandment” by Will McLoughlin

Future meetings, 1.30 p.m.
11th and 18th August – London and Tonbridge venues: the 6th Form Block, Hendon School,  Hendon, and The Day Centre, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge.

25th August (replacing 1st September) – Combined in Caterham. Visiting speaker on 25th August is Joel Meeker, Chairman of COGWA Ministerial Board of Directors.  We plan to enjoy food with Joel and Marjolaine Meeker at a Caterham Pizza restaurant afterwards.
 

In Accord: August 2, 2018 - Behind the Scenes at In Accord

We began producing short video updates in the summer of 2012. We have now produced over 250, missing only a few weeks in the past six years. On this edition of In Accord join COGWA President Jim Franks as he updates the Church on the latest news and provides an interesting behind-the-scenes look at In Accord as an important communication tool for the Church.
 

One Accord

The August 2018 Online Edition of One Accord Is Now Available!

In this issue:
Turn your attention to the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles.
Discover the FOI project you’ve never heard of.
Take a look at the 2017 annual audit.

And much more!

From HQ

Foundation Institute Project In Kenya – Opportunity [Repeat]

Greetings from Allen, Texas!

Foundation Outreach International and the Church would like to announce an opportunity for up to four young adults to serve in Kenya at the youth camp in mid-December 2018. The camp is a weeklong youth camp with a potential safari trip to a Kenyan game park after camp.

We recommend you visit the FOI website (accessible from the COGWA member website) if you are interested in this unique service project, and please pick up copies of both the project fact sheet (which details requirements, dates and costs) and the application. The deadline for applying is Aug. 31. However, the SOONER you apply the better, as we will be accepting people during the process! So, get your application in soon!

For those few who may have ALREADY completed a PRELIMINARY INTEREST form from the FOI website—be sure to complete the ATTACHED application as well.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tim Waddle at tim.waddle@cogwa.org.

Thank you all very much and karibu sana!


Announcements for 28th July 2018

Local Weekly News and Events

 

Venues for services on:

 

Sabbath 28th July at 1.30pm.

London, [with webcast for outlying members] at the 6th Form Block, Hendon School (by car, via entrance next to 63 Green Lane, Hendon, NW4 2AG; walking from Hendon Central station, Golders Rise, Hendon, London NW4 2HP).

 

In Accord: “Three Continents, Persecution, and Good Works” by Joel Meeker

Sermon: “Freedom from Hell” by Peter Hawkins
 

Paddock Wood  [Tonbridge congregation]
The Day Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6DP.

 

In Accord: “Three Continents, Persecution, and Good Works” by Joel Meeker

Sermon: “The Beauty in Consistency” video sermon by Mark Winner
 

Future meetings, 1.30 p.m.
4th and 25th August (replacing 1st September) – Combined in Caterham. Visiting speaker on 25th August is Joel Meeker, Chairman of COGWA Ministerial Board of Directors.  We plan to enjoy food with Joel and Marjolaine Meeker at a Caterham Pizza restaurant afterwards.

11th and 18th August – London and Tonbridge venues: the 6th Form Block, Hendon School,  Hendon, and The Day Centre, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge.

 

In Accord: July 26, 2018 - Three Continents, Persecution, and Good Works

 

French regional director Joel Meeker gives a report on a June pastoral trip that included three continents. He tells of Church members facing religious persecution in India and of a Foundation Outreach International double project in Rwanda.

 

 

From HQ

 

Foundation Institute Project In Kenya – Opportunity

 

Greetings from Allen, Texas!

 

Foundation Outreach International and the Church would like to announce an opportunity for up to four young adults to serve in Kenya at the youth camp in mid-December 2018. The camp is a weeklong youth camp with a potential safari trip to a Kenyan game park after camp.

 

We recommend you visit the FOI website (accessible from the COGWA member website) if you are interested in this unique service project, and please pick up copies of both the project fact sheet (which details requirements, dates and costs) and the application. The deadline for applying is Aug. 31. However, the SOONER you apply the better, as we will be accepting people during the process! So, get your application in soon!

 

For those few who may have ALREADY completed a PRELIMINARY INTEREST form from the FOI website—be sure to complete the ATTACHED application as well.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tim Waddle at tim.waddle@cogwa.org.

 

Thank you all very much and karibu sana!

 

 

PCD Quarterly Report:  April to June 2018

 

From Cecil Maranville: Our PCD total for the second quarter of 2018 was 717. That is down about 5 percent from the first quarter of 2018 and down about 22 percent from the second quarter of 2017 with 915. Below is a sample of the questions we responded to this quarter.

· What day of the week is the Sabbath? My dad mentioned in the Bible that someone’s donkey got stuck in the mud in a ditch on a Saturday night and was told not to wait till Monday to get the donkey out, leaving the opinion that Sunday was the Sabbath.

· My name is ____ and I have read so many [of] your email drop in my inbox and it’s helping me. I want to know if you have congregation residing in Italy especially in Genova. … If you have, please send me some address or contact number.

· I am glad to see the missionary work being done to date. I want to attend the church services and want to become the member. I am based in Pakistan.

· How can one find a church that worships on the Sabbath? We have been trying to follow the commandments for a few years now and don’t know of any church in the area that keeps Saturday as the Sabbath. We live in Kerrville, Texas. [My] husband is disabled, and [my] family thinks we are nuts for trying to follow the “old Laws” and that the 4th commandment has been done away with.

· What are your requirements for me to be baptized? I am willing to attend the meetings, I am a 66 years old man.

· Hello, please let me know if you have a church in my area. I live in Bear, Delaware 19701. Thanks a lot!

· Greetings from Cape Town South Africa. The first time I have found a site that I can relate to so easily in so many respects—articles are written so well and simply! Thank you and God bless you.

· Thanks a lot for the life-changing and soul-strengthening messages that you keep posting. I am one of the people who are so passionate about knowing the truth because I want to be one of the youth who will keep raising the flag of our Lord Jesus Christ higher. I have read some of your articles, but they are more inspiring than most of the articles I have read before. My question is, Is it okay for me to extract some information from your articles, edit by removing a few things and add some few things, compile and print books in my name that I believe will change the lives of many souls that are hungrily hunting for the truth about the second coming of our Lord Jesus?

· I am not Jewish. I am a gentile (I guess). How do I know how to celebrate “Passover” or other holidays allowed by God? I also thought Jesus gave certain instructions to the Gentiles which didn’t seem to cover holidays at all. Such as do not eat food given to idols, do not fornicate, I forget the others right now lol. Hopefully you are getting my question.

· Please clarify, when are the hours of Sabbath? It seems like many people do their celebrating events on Saturday evenings, and this makes it difficult. Two important events are expecting me to attend Saturday evening, and I don’t want to break my holy day God gave to me. One is a wedding, and the other is my son’s disability prom.

· Thank you for your quick reply. I have known in my heart and spirit for a long time that I want to keep the Sabbath holy. Can I worship God, rest on this day and keep it holy, but not attend a church that worships on Saturday? I am married, and my husband and I have not always had a good marriage. But we do now, and we both pray and study together, but worship and attend church on Sundays and Wednesdays. I do not want to stand in his way of going to church by not going with him. What I’m asking is … Will I be obedient by honoring and keeping Saturday as my Sabbath and go to church with my husband on Sundays? He does not object to this. Please say a prayer with me that God will send me a clear answer because I truly want to please him.

· A teenager asks two questions: 1. To repent for my sins, will I need to also be baptized? If so, where can I go? 2. Should I give up on playing a game called “Monster Hunter World”? The only times I do play is on Saturdays and Sundays. On the weekdays I’m focused on school. Is this okay, or should I quit playing? I’m not addicted or obsessed. It’s mostly just a little hobby really, same with reading. I don’t have violent thoughts after or during playing. So, am I good, or is it time to give [it] up?

· Is the Passover a holy convocation like the Sabbath and holy days?

· What steps should I now be taking to grow closer to God? I am a divorced none Christian. I have repented for all my sins and have a strong belief and desire to know God. I pray daily and read the New Testament and Psalms. I’m not sure which Bible to read with regards to learning scriptures. Would the NIV Bible be the right one? Also can you be baptized if you’re divorced?

· Our Lord Jesus Christ said we should pray in secret, [so] what is the best way to pray for our meal in a restaurant? Yes, our prayer is done quietly, but people will still see us bowing our heads and eyes closed, [and know] that we are giving thanks. We also choose a table at a corner so that we are unnoticeable.

· Where did God take Enoch so that he would not see death?

· Does wearing a wedding band exclude one from being baptized by church leaders and or before God? My wife’s pastor refuses to baptize her because she wears a wedding band.

· Would tithing be a reason to fall from grace, and if so, can you get His grace back again?

· Which are the books in Revelation, besides the book of life? Does it mean those books had names of the wicked ones and their works?

· This year, pagan Easter fell on April 1st, April Fools’ Day. Did God have a hand in this?

· I would like to kindly ask … [whether] when we go to heaven will we still have a free will. Or [will] God … make [us] do only what He wants?

· From a pastor: I interceded for a sister’s safe delivery, but the baby still died. Why? How do I encourage the church, because I made my boast that God will give her safe delivery?

· Apparently from another minister: Explain the church of Pergamos. I have to do it for a sermon tomorrow.

 

 Canada Senior Pastor Trip to the Maritimes

From Doug Johnson: Canada’s eastern regions face some of the same challenges shared by all remote congregations of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association. In so many areas of the world, “the laborers are few”—and this is also true for Canada.

While five of the six COGWA congregations in Canada have U.S.-based pastors who travel regularly to be with them (including the French-speaking congregation in Montreal), St. John’s, Newfoundland, does not. David Smith, our elder in the area, cares for this small flock. My wife Janel and I are always encouraged by our annual trip to this easternmost congregation in North America. The group is small, but warm, dedicated and appreciative of visitors.

For our 2018 visit, we traveled to St. John’s from July 11-15. We were able to connect with many of the local brethren early on the trip; then on the Sabbath (July 14) we enjoyed being with the entire group of 12 (including the two of us) for services. Afterward, we were joined by Blanche Smith for the potluck meal and fellowship. (Mrs. Smith’s health makes it difficult for her to participate fully in such an extended day.)

Later that evening, we were able to visit with Deanna Houston, caregiving daughter of deceased member Norma Benson. Mrs. Benson, one of the pioneer Church members in Newfoundland (baptized in the early 1970s), died Feb. 12 after battling Alzheimer’s disease for some years. Her legacy of faithfulness to God’s way is not forgotten.

With contacts to be made in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, we flew to Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, July 15. We visited and shared dinner there with a couple who were old friends from our days at Ambassador College (Pasadena, in the late 1960s and early 1970s)—a pleasant and rare opportunity. We then drove about an hour north of Halifax to get a jump on the next day’s full itinerary of driving and meetings.

Monday morning, we left our hotel near Truro, Nova Scotia, and headed northeast toward Cape Breton Island. Just shy of the easternmost “chunk” of Nova Scotia, we had the chance to visit with a lady who had contacted Mr. Smith about two months ago after finding his phone number on the Church’s website. She has been studying material from the Life, Hope & Truth website and was desirous of meeting with a minister from the Church. My wife and I spent two hours answering questions and discussing challenges she faces in pursuing the truth she’s been finding on the website.

Following that appointment, we reversed direction and headed west for the four-hour drive to Moncton, where we were able to meet with our only member in New Brunswick. She was joined by a longtime friend, a lady who was formerly a member of the Worldwide Church of God. She still strives to carry on with her convictions, and we found we had much in common. The visit with both of these ladies was pleasant and an opportunity to get acquainted with new friends.

Having an extra day in our itinerary at this point, we took a page from French regional director Joel Meeker’s book and visited a nearby area of interest on Tuesday, July 17. Prince Edward Island is home to a national park that includes the “Green Gables” homestead that inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s creation of one of the most beloved characters of classic fiction—Anne of Green Gables. We followed that delightful experience with a brief visit to Charlottetown, the provincial capital.

Wednesday, July 18, we returned to our home in Cleveland, Ohio, flying from Moncton, New Brunswick, to Toronto, Ontario, to Cleveland. We covered a lot of ground and met some individuals for the first time on this trip. We trust the time we were able to spend was profitable to those God has called and those whom He may be calling—the ones we came to fellowship with, teach and serve!

Next up on the Canadian docket—visiting the Toronto and North Bay, Ontario, congregations on the Sabbath of Aug. 25. We find it both a great blessing and opportunity, after so many years, to once more be in contact with and of service to our stalwart Canadian brethren, fondly hearkening back to the earliest (and foundational) 16 years of our marriage, family and ministry.


Announcements for 21st July 2018

News for week ending 21st July, 2018

Local Weekly News and Events

Venues for services on Sabbath 21st July at 1.30pm.

London, [with webcast for outlying members] at the 6th Form Block, Hendon School (by car, via entrance next to 63 Green Lane, Hendon, NW4 2AG; walking from Hendon Central station, Golders Rise, Hendon, London NW4 2HP).

Sermonette: “What Is Meditation, and How to Do It” by Peter Hawkins

In Accord: “A Passion For Learning” by David Johnson

Sermon by Steve Villaescusa
 

Paddock Wood  [Tonbridge congregation]
The Day Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6DP.

 

In Accord: “A Passion For Learning” by David Johnson

Sermon: “Cosmology” by Will McLoughlin
 

Future meetings, 1.30 p.m.
28th July, 11th and 18th August – London and Tonbridge venues: the 6th Form Block, Hendon School,  Hendon, and The Day Centre, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge.

4th and 25th August – Combined in Caterham. Visiting speaker, Joel Meeker, Chairman of COGWA Ministerial Board of Directors.  We plan to enjoy food with Joel and Marjolaine Meeker at a Caterham Pizza restaurant afterwards.

 

In Accord: July 18 – A Passion for Learning

There has never been a time in Church history when so much educational material has been freely available to so many potential students. Join us in this week’s In Accord as we take a look at one of our most popular programs—the weeklong FI Continuing Education seminars held each summer. Learn why some participants take the time to come back each year, and why you might like to consider joining them.
 

From Ministerial Services [repeated]

 

New COGWA Teen Podcast: We are pleased to introduce a new audio podcast series to our COGWA teens! These podcasts will address topics that teens are asking about, and that are important for teens to be thinking about. The podcast is called “Something to Think About.” This series is an addition to our teen website, and teens can subscribe to it using their favorite podcast app. We plan to publish a new podcast each week. As with the teen website, feel free to suggest a topic to be addressed in future podcasts! We hope you’ll find Something to Think About helpful as you strive to continue living and understanding God’s way of life. Visit the teen website at teens.cogwa.org and click on the “Podcast” link today! http://somethingtothinkabout.libsyn.com/

 

Encourage, Equip and Inspire

 

Dear Friends,

 

The prospect of when to begin teaching our children about God, what exactly to say, and even how to instruct them (formally or informally?) can be quite daunting. Sometimes it’s difficult to know how much is “sinking in,” especially if your children are very young. If your children are teens, you might wonder if they’re still listening. And if you don’t have children, you might be wondering, What’s the point in studying parenting topics?

 

There is no one simple answer to these questions because every child learns differently, and every individual teaches differently. But one aspect of teaching children about God and His way is certain: we are commanded to do so (Deuteronomy 6:7; Ephesians 6:4).

 

One of the foundational concepts of the EEI program is, “Learn it, live it, teach it.” We need to learn it and live it to teach it. To that end, this month’s focus is all about being effective teachers.

 

Our desire is to provide you with a wide range of content to study, firmly rooted in the Bible, so that you can pass on the wisdom of God’s truth to your children, no matter what their ages. If you don’t currently have children, we hope you are using our content for your own productive Bible study so that you can become better teachers, as instructed in Scripture (Hebrews 5:12).

 

So jump right in to our feature study and discover the joy in teaching!

 

Reference details for additional access to the work of COGWA:

Public access:  http://www.lifehopeandtruth.com

Discern magazine: http://www.lifehopeandtruth.com/discern

Church website: http://www.cogwa.org

Member access: members.cogwa.org

Enquire, Equip & Inspire: https://lifehopeandtruth.com/learning-center/youth-development/updates/

COGWA Teen website teens.cogwa.org

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cogwa

Foundation Institute Online: https://foundationinstitute.org/online/

Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/cogwa

UK webcast services: https://www.youtube.com/c/cogwa-bi

Feast of Tabernacles in Winchester http://british-isles.cogwa.org/feast-of-tabernacles/

COGWA sermons: http://members.cogwa.org/education/type/sermons/

 

For those who would like to send tithes or offerings from inside or outside the UK by credit or debit card, see https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/cogwa-bi. Bank transfers may be made direct to COGWA-BI account, sort code 40-08-39 (HSBC Aylesbury branch) account number 82035626.

 

*** If you purchase through Amazon, we are now able to receive 0.5% donation from them using their Smile non-profit network. Click https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1141326-0 to sign up to assist COGWA-BI each time you purchase. There is no change in the price of items. From then on you access their secure website, https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ and under the Amazon search box you will see “Supporting: Church of God, a Worldwide Assoc. British Isles”. Many thanks for your consideration.


Announcements for 7th July 2018

News for week ending 7th July, 2018

Local Weekly News and Events

Venues for services on: Sabbath 7th July at 1.30pm.

London and Tonbridge combined in Caterham, [with webcast for outlying members] at the Memorial Hall, Soper Hall, Harestone Valley Road, Caterham, CR3 6HY..

Sermonette: “Two Tribes and the Throne of David” by Eddie Johnson

In Accord: “Financial Update: Second Quarter 2018” by Britton Taylor

Sermon: “Hosea's Good News” by Peter Hawkins

Future meetings, 1.30 p.m.
14th, 21st, 28th July – London and Tonbridge venues: the 6th Form Block, Hendon School,  Hendon, and The Day Centre, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge.
 

In Accord: July 5 - Financial Update: Second Quarter 2018

In this week’s In Accord treasurer Britton Taylor gives an update on the Church’s finances and talks about how tithing honours God.

Discern magazine for July-August 2018 is now in the post:

The Divine Design of Family

Marriage and family didn’t just evolve, but today’s families definitely aren’t living up to what God designed. Understanding His plan can help us build better families now and prepare to take our place in His perfect, eternal family.

Adulting Milestones: The Success Sequence

The transition from our teen years to adulthood can be daunting, with a flurry of life-altering decisions and responsibilities. But here is a sequence that can lead to success.

A Foothold for the Devil

What’s wrong with being angry? There’s plenty in our lives and in the news to get upset about, but God’s Word is filled with warnings against letting our anger spiral out of control.

Four Keys to Raising Resilient Kids

While you may not be able to completely shield your kids from pain and hardship, there are steps you can take to help them face difficulties with a can-do mind-set.

The Curious Conundrum of Curiosity

It’s curious how curiosity can bring out the best and worst in us. How can we cultivate the benefits and avoid the pitfalls?

Heart, Soul and Mind: Three Components in Loving God

Does it make any difference how we worship God? Is how we feel about our relationship with Him all that matters?

If you purchase through Amazon, we are now able to receive 0.5% donation from them using their Smile non-profit network. Click https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1141326-0 to sign up to assist COGWA-BI each time you purchase. There is no change in the price of items. From then on you access their secure website, https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ and under the Amazon search box you will see “Supporting: Church of God, a Worldwide Assoc. British Isles”. Many thanks for your consideration.


Announcements for 16th June 2018

News for week ending 16th June, 2018                                                                                    

 

Local Weekly News and Events

Venues for services on:

 

  1. Sabbath 16th June at 1.30pm.

    London, [with webcast for outlying members] at the 6th Form Block, Hendon School (by car, via entrance next to 63 Green Lane, Hendon, NW4 2AG; walking from Hendon Central station, Golders Rise, Hendon, London NW4 2HP).

In Accord: “COGWA Youth Camps and EEI Parenting Resource” by Doug Horchak

Sermon by Will McLoughlin

 

Paddock Wood  [Tonbridge congregation]
The Day Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6DP.

Sermonette by Eddie Johnson

In Accord: “COGWA Youth Camps and EEI Parenting Resource” by Doug Horchak

Sermon: "Stay on the Path" by Jim Franks
 

  1. Future meetings, 1.30 p.m.
    23rd, 30th June – London and Tonbridge venues: the 6th Form Block, Hendon School,  Hendon, and The Day Centre, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge.
    7th July  – London and Tonbridge combined in Caterham.

 

In Accord: June 14 - Update on COGWA Youth Camps and EEI Parenting Resource

 

This week on In Accord, COGWA Ministerial Services operation manager Doug Horchak comments on Camp Lone Star—the first of COGWA Youth Camps for 2018. He also comments on Encourage, Equip & Inspire (EEI)—the Church’s parenting resource manual, which parents and other members can use to help their children walk in God’s way of life.

 

 

Prayer Requests and Updates

[See private page "Prayer Requests and Updates"]

 

Reference details for additional access to the work of COGWA:

 

Public access:  www.lifehopeandtruth.com

Discern magazine: www.lifehopeandtruth.com/discern

Church website: www.cogwa.org

Member access: members.cogwa.org

COGWA Teen website teens.cogwa.org

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cogwa

Foundation Institute Online: https://foundationinstitute.org/online/

Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/cogwa

UK webcast services: https://www.youtube.com/c/cogwa-bi

Feast of Tabernacles in Winchester http://british-isles.cogwa.org/feast-of-tabernacles/

COGWA sermons: http://members.cogwa.org/education/type/sermons/

 

For those who would like to send tithes or offerings from inside or outside the UK by credit or debit card, see https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/cogwa-bi. Bank transfers may be made direct to COGWA-BI account, sort code 40-08-39 (HSBC Aylesbury branch) account number 82035626


Announcements for 9th June 2018

Local Weekly News and Events

Venues for services on Sabbath 9th June at 1.30pm.

London and Tonbridge combined in Caterham, [with webcast for outlying members] at the Memorial Hall, Soper Hall, Harestone Valley Road, Caterham, CR3 6HY.

  • Sermonette: “Go To The Ant?” by Peter Hawkins
  • In Accord: “Media Update” by Clyde Kilough
  • Sermon: “Don’t Eat The Marshmallow” by Ralph Levy

Future meetings, 1.30 p.m.
16th, 23rd, 30th June – London and Tonbridge venues: the 6th Form Block, Hendon School,  Hendon, and The Day Centre, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge.

In Accord: June 7 - Media Update

As we near the sixth anniversary of the launch of Life, Hope & Truth, this week’s In Accord, brought to you by Media Operation manager Clyde Kilough, focuses on several areas of development on the website..

 

One Accord: In the June 2018 issue

  • Read about the 2018 Foundation Institute graduation.
  • Learn how your employer can help Foundation Outreach International.
  • Consider how cancer can remind us of the need for God’s Kingdom in this issue’s Writer’s Block article.

And much more!

 

Graduating Seniors [repeat]:

Attention class of 2018! We would like to feature all of our high school graduates in the July One Accord. Please provide the following information for your bio plus a quality, high-resolution photo by June 15.

  • Graduate’s name.
  • Parents’ or guardians’ names.
  • Congregation and pastor’s name.
  • High school accomplishments.
  • Church activities/hobbies/interests.
  • Plans after graduation.

Also include a phone number and email address we may use to confirm spellings, etc. Please give your bio and photo (conforming to biblical standards of dress and hair length) to your congregation’s reporter. We do reserve the right to edit for clarity and a 200-word maximum length.

 

 

Reference details for additional access to the work of COGWA:

Public access:  http://www.lifehopeandtruth.com

Discern magazine: http://www.lifehopeandtruth.com/discern

Church website: http://www.cogwa.org

Member access: members.cogwa.org

COGWA Teen website teens.cogwa.org

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cogwa

Foundation Institute Online: https://foundationinstitute.org/online/

Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/cogwa

UK webcast services: https://www.youtube.com/c/cogwa-bi

Feast of Tabernacles in Winchester http://british-isles.cogwa.org/feast-of-tabernacles/

COGWA sermons: http://members.cogwa.org/education/type/sermons/

 

For those who would like to send tithes or offerings from inside or outside the UK by credit or debit card, see https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/cogwa-bi. Bank transfers may be made direct to
COGWA-BI account, sort code 40-08-39 (HSBC Aylesbury branch) account number 82035626


Announcements for 2nd June, 2018

Venues for services on Sabbath 2nd June at 1.30pm.

London, [with webcast for outlying members] at the 6th Form Block, Hendon School (by car, via entrance next to 63 Green Lane, Hendon, NW4 2AG; walking from Hendon Central station, Golders Rise, Hendon, London NW4 2HP).

  • Sermonette: “Why Did Jesus Curse A Fig Tree?” by Peter Hawkins
  • In Accord: “Ministerial Services Update” by Doug Horchak
  • Sermon: “Encouraging Others Is Good For Everyone!” by Peter Hawkins

Paddock Wood  [Tonbridge congregation] at The Day Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6DP.

  • Sermonette: “Three Steps to Conversion” by Eddie Johnson
  • In Accord: “Ministerial Services Update” by Doug Horchak
  • Sermon: “What Did You Learn In School Today?” by David Johnson

Future meetings, 1.30 p.m.

9th June – Combined service in Caterham. Guest speaker, Dr Ralph Levy

16th, 23rd, 30th June – London and Tonbridge venues: the 6th Form Block, Hendon School,  Hendon, and The Day Centre, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge.

Graduating Seniors:

Attention class of 2018! We would like to feature all of our high school graduates in the July One Accord. Please provide the following information for your bio plus a quality, high-resolution photo by June 15.

  • Graduate’s name.
  • Parents’ or guardians’ names.
  • Congregation and pastor’s name.
  • High school accomplishments.
  • Church activities/hobbies/interests.
  • Plans after graduation.

Also include a phone number and email address we may use to confirm spellings, etc. Please give your bio and photo (conforming to biblical standards of dress and hair length) to your congregation’s reporter. We do reserve the right to edit for clarity and a 200-word maximum length.

In Accord: May 31, 2018 - Ministerial Services Update

Doug Horchak, operation manager for Ministerial Services, begins this edition of In Accord with some Church updates but then focuses on the Church office progress, Pentecost ordination, pastoral moves for the summer of 2018, and his recent trip to visit James Capo (pastor) and brethren in Arizona over Pentecost weekend.

One Accord: In the June 2018 issue

- Read about the 2018 Foundation Institute graduation.
- Learn how your employer can help Foundation Outreach International.
- Consider how cancer can remind us of the need for God’s Kingdom in this issue’s Writer’s Block article.

And much more!

 

 

Reference details for additional access to the work of COGWA:

 

Public access:  http://www.lifehopeandtruth.com

Discern magazine: http://www.lifehopeandtruth.com/discern

Church website: http://www.cogwa.org

Member access: members.cogwa.org

COGWA Teen website teens.cogwa.org

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cogwa

Foundation Institute Online: https://foundationinstitute.org/online/

Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/cogwa

UK webcast services: https://www.youtube.com/c/cogwa-bi

Feast of Tabernacles in Winchester http://british-isles.cogwa.org/feast-of-tabernacles/

COGWA sermons: http://members.cogwa.org/education/type/sermons/

 

For those who would like to send tithes or offerings from inside or outside the UK by credit or debit card, see https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/cogwa-bi. Bank transfers may be made direct to COGWA-BI account, sort code 40-08-39 (HSBC Aylesbury branch) account number 82035626


Announcements for 26th May 2018

Local Weekly News and Events

Venues for services on: Sabbath 26th May at 1.30pm.

London, [with webcast for outlying members] at the 6th Form Block, Hendon School (by car, via entrance next to 63 Green Lane, Hendon, NW4 2AG; walking from Hendon Central station, Golders Rise, Hendon, London NW4 2HP).

    In Accord: “Visits to Southern Chile and North Carolina” by Jim Franks

    Sermon: “What Did You Learn In School Today?” by David Johnson

Paddock Wood  [Tonbridge congregation]
The Day Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6DP.

     Sermonette: “Are All Meats Biblically Clean?” by Eddie Johnson

     In Accord: “Visits to Southern Chile and North Carolina” by Jim Franks

     Sermon: “A Feast For Beasts and Birds” by Peter Hawkins

Future meetings, 1.30 p.m.
2nd June – London and Tonbridge venues: the 6th Form Block, Hendon School,  Hendon, and The Day Centre, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge.
9th June – Combined service in Caterham. Guest speaker, Dr Ralph Levy

In Accord: May 24, 2018 - Visits to Southern Chile and North Carolina

This week on In Accord, COGWA President Jim Franks reviews his recent Church visits to the brethren in southern Chile and North Carolina. The trip to Chile was in conjunction with the international leadership conference, and the trip to North Carolina was during the weekend of Pentecost.

Foundation Institute: The eleventh class on Ephesians is now available online.  [Registration is free by providing your email when you login].

May 23, 2018 – Paul continues to build upon the concept of family unity to help each person recognize his or her proper role and accountability to God, and how godly unity will affect every area of life, even outside the Church. Paul concludes by showing how God equips each of us with the tools we need to be victorious in the spiritual battles we face.

Handouts: Class 11 Transcript available online

Prayer Requests and Updates

From Roger West:

On Wednesday before Pentecost we got the results of recent biopsies that my wife, Andrea, had the week before. The biopsies show that she has cancer in two areas of her right breast. Surgery is scheduled for June 11. We would appreciate your prayers for God’s guidance and intervention.

810 Blue Oak Dr

Lewisville, TX  75067


Discern magazine advertised in the UK

Printed copies of Discern magazine are being advertised to those who click through to our website from some of our GoogleAds. We have a moderate mailing list for the UK and Europe, and will continue to expand it as funds permit. There are still many in Britain who prefer to have a physical copy of their reading material, but the online version will continue to be promoted for those who read the magazine on iPads and notebooks.