Holy Day meeting locations

Due to scheduling issues we will be meeting in different locations for the First and Last Days of Unleavened Bread. The following are the locations for each Holy Day. 


PASSOVER SERVICE
Sunday, April 13, 8:10 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
216 Peregrine Way,
Knoxville, TN 37922


FIRST DAY OF UNLEAVENED BREAD
Tuesday, April 15, 3 p.m.
Baymont Inn and Suites (beside Comfort Inn)
209 Market Place Blvd,
Knoxville, TN 37922


LAST DAY OF UNLEAVENED BREAD
Monday, April 21, 3 p.m.
Best Western (1/2 mile west of Comfort Inn)
420 N. Peters Rd,
Knoxville, TN 37922
 

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February 22nd: Pot-Blessing Meal

There will be a Tex-Mex themed pot-blessing meal after services on February 22nd.

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVEā€”BIBLE STUDY FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Live! Friday night, Jan. 17, 2014, we kickoff our first young adult live webcast Bible study. Coming every third Friday evening of the month at 7 p.m. Central time, all of our young adults and older teens are invited and encouraged to join us for these interesting and relevant special Bible studies. Each month will feature a different presenter and topic of interest (or need) for our young adults in the Church.

We’ve titled the studies “Friday Night Live—COGWA Bible Study for Young Adults.” The live studies will be accessed through the COGWA members’ website. You will be able to log onto this page, http://members.cogwa.org/fnl, for dates and information about the upcoming studies, as well as to click on the link to connect to the live webcast. During the study, we will also encourage you to send in comments and questions about the topic at hand. We’ll do our best to address as many as we can online. The link to the live webcast landing page is active now and gives details of the monthly study and the upcoming speaker and topic. Also, watch for the creation of our “Friday Night Live” Facebook page for you to join. This way we can carry on the discussion of current and past studies with each other. Our first FNL—to take place next Friday evening, Jan. 17, 2014, at 7 p.m. Central (8 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. Mountain and 5 p.m. Pacific)—will be hosted by Dave Myers, pastor of the Akron-Canton and Youngstown, Ohio, congregations, and will answer the question “Why is it so hard to tell the whole truth?” Join us on Jan. 17 for our first “Friday Night Live” Bible study!

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Discern Print Subscription Announcement

The first issue of Discern magazine has now been mailed to those in the U.S. who have donated to the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, and we are receiving many positive comments about the magazine. Thank you for your prayers for the development of this new tool to preach the gospel and for your financial support that makes it possible!

While Discern is designed to be an e-magazine to reach the world, we also want to provide it to members, both electronically and in print. We are pleased to send a printed copy of the magazine to any member who would like to receive it.

In order to receive a printed copy of Discern every two months as each new issue comes out, please contact Mr. Evans to sign up for this service. We will need your name and correct mailing address in order to provide you with a personal copy. To make sure you receive the second issue of Discern, the deadline for providing this information is Feb. 8. Of course, we will be pleased to add subscribers after this date, but we can’t guarantee that you will receive the second issue. So please make sure you get this information to Mr. Evans as soon as possible, but definitely by the Sabbath of February 8 in order to receive the print version of the March/April 2014 issue.

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Young Adult Leadership Weekend

The Church of God, a Worldwide Association, is pleased to announce its second Young Adult Leadership Weekend, to take place simultaneously in Atlanta, Georgia; Branson, Missouri; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Portland, Oregon, on Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 14-16, 2014.

The Church considers it essential to invest in the leadership development of our young adults to better enable them to use their talents and abilities in the work of God. Through these Leadership Weekends, the Church wishes to educate, motivate and inspire its young adults to further fulfill leadership roles within the Church and the work by providing focused education, as well as social opportunities to interact with peers. This year’s theme will be “Salt of the Earth: Christian Leadership by Example.” During the weekend we will cover such topics as how example is the foundation of leadership, how to put God and the Church first in our busy lives, how to deal with lust while living amid a provocative culture, and what it means to be pure before God.

Keynote speakers for the weekend will be Jim Franks (COGWA president), Doug Horchak (Ministerial Services operation manager) and Clyde Kilough (Media operation manager). Their presentations will be streamed over the Internet to the other locations, so everyone will be able to benefit from each presentation. All seminars are designed to inspire and motivate our young adults in spiritual service. We hope you will register early and plan to join us for this special weekend! 

Online registration is now open. For more information and to register, simply go to http://members.cogwa.org/yalw.

We trust that this will be an outstanding weekend of education and inspiration!

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FOI Educational Projects

Greetings from Allen, Texas! 

Foundation Outreach International and the Church would like to announce an opportunity for four young adults to serve in educational projects in early late July/early August in the African countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe! For each of these projects, we are looking for two young adults from the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, who are interested in serving brethren in these developing countries. Each project will be a total of 12 to 14 days in length. With both the Zambian and the Zimbabwean projects, volunteers will teach English to our brethren in the rural areas of those countries.

We recommend you visit the FOI website (accessible from the COGWA member website). However, if you are interested in either of these unique service projects, please pick up copies of both the fact sheet (which details requirements, dates and costs) and the application. The deadline for applying is April 28, 2014, so get your application in soon!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Doug Horchak at doug.horchak@cogwa.org.

Thank you all very much!

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