Words from the Cross
Wednesday, March 31, 7-8:30pm
In-person and Online
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.
Words from the Cross
As Easter approaches, join us for Words from the Cross as we prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. We’ll come together to reflect on Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross. Through scripture, reflection, worship, and communion we’ll examine Christ’s last words while on the cross as a way to contemplate the magnitude of His sacrifice, love for humanity, and saving work on our behalf. Join us Wednesday, March 31, 7-8:15pm in-person or online as we pause to prepare our hearts for Easter through Words from the Cross.
NOTE: In person space is limited so please reserve your seat. And due to the nature of the content and the extended times of quiet reflection, please know this will not be as engaging and kid-friendly as Sunday services are. Therefore, limited childcare is available for infants through 5 years old by registering online.
Contact: Erica Hart 574-268-0188 x232
Parent/Child Dedication Class
Raising your child in a Christ-centered home has a huge impact on the foundation and formation of your child. If you would like to dedicate your child during services on Sunday, March 28, please pre-register for the class on Tuesday, March 16, 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Campus. Space is limited.
Contact: Karen Kuhn, 574-268-0188 x243
Join us for Easter!
Join us for Easter!
Celebrate Easter with us and learn how the journey of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and final commands changed everything. Experience joy regardless of circumstances, freedom from comparison, and an everlasting love that is changing the world forever!
Whether you’re new to church or have been attending your whole life, our service is for everyone. Join us Sunday, April 4, for services in-person, or online on YouTube and Facebook at 8:30, 9:45, and 11am. Sonlight children’s programming is available at the 9:45 and 11am services.
No matter the circumstances in our world, we still have so much to be grateful for... Easter is the pinnacle celebration of that truth. We may have troubles in this world, but take heart in knowing Christ has overcome the world, and He is still on the throne extending that offer of grace and power and love to us today and everyday!
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.
Elevate: Men’s Bible Study
Elevate: Men’s Bible Study
Guys (18 and over), let’s face it, we struggle to have meaningful connections and don’t always know what to do when it comes to growing as a follower of Jesus. Elevate was designed with these needs in mind. We want to help you develop intentional relationships with the purpose of encouraging each other to become the men God created us to be. Most guys want to have some good friendships they can count on and find their true meaning and purpose in life. For this 5-week study, we will focus on practical ways to live for Christ. Yet, these will each be stand-alone studies, so you can attend whenever you’re available.
Contact: Nate Metler, 574-268-0188 x218
Since Governor Holcomb released the Back on Track Indiana guidelines, we have spent significant time in prayer and preparation, to develop our Back in the Building plan to resume in-person services. To allow for distancing guidelines, seating capacity has been reduced. If you’d like to join us for in-person services on Sunday, please review our Back in the Building plan guidelines. We look forward to seeing you!
― 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. That’s why we’re launching a new churchwide Bible reading plan. We’ll spend a year reading the New Testament together.
5 Minutes a Day, 5 Days a Week
Committing five minutes a day, five days a week to our new churchwide Bible reading plan will allow us to read the New Testament, all 260 chapters, in one year. We’ll have five chapters to read each week, with two built-in free days if you’ve gotten off track. Note: if you do get off track, just jump back in where we are. You can always go back and catch up when you have extra time. This plan spreads out the Gospels so we read those throughout the year, weaving the story of Jesus within our whole year. The rest of the New Testament books are read in order.
Bible Reading Plan Devotions: Twice a month, we’ll publish devotionals that correspond with what we’re reading in our yearly Bible Plan. These devotionals will be written from a variety of people participating in this churchwide reading plan. Through these devotionals, we will be encouraged and challenged as we journey through God’s Word together. Making the Connection: Our weekly sermon recap devotions will continue to be produced, so you can dig further into the Sunday sermon at your own pace throughout your week. Both of these devotionals will be published on the WCC blog and regularly posted on social media.
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
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.