What is a disciple? How did we come into existence?

 

DISCOVER THE DISCIPLES New Member Class

Interested in joining Northwest Christian Church and becoming part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world?

You are cordially invited to attend a four-week class meeting during the Sunday School hour with Pastor Jeff. We will be talking about the origins of our movement and congregation, our core values and practices, our mission and purpose for ministry and answering any questions you may have concerning our church.

We gather in Classroom 5 at 9:15am beginning on September 18 and ending on October 9.

All interested seekers are welcome to attend.

Ed: note.  Having tracked my family history somewhat, I found an ancestor who was certainly part of the 2 week shindig at Cane Ridge, part of the Grand Awakening, that led to the formation of this frontier church – and its focus on being for all Christians.  I have seen the spread of “First Christian” churches coincident with the spread of families from Cane Ridge, and know the church has spawned exceptional public servants.  
 
This is a worthwhile course course just for the history, and has good information to convey about who we are and how we operate both as an individual congregation and as a congregation in a covenental relationship with other disciples organizations


How to really explore the Bible

BE A “DISCIPLE FAST TRACK”:

Are you a busy person wanting to fit a comprehensive Bible study into your schedule? Perhaps “Disciple Fast Track” is for you!

A small group is forming to meet Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm beginning September 14. The 75-minute sessions will take place for twelve weeks in the fall studying the Old Testament and 12 weeks in the winter/spring to cover the New Testament. Time commitment is manageable, with only 3-5 chapters of the Bible to read each day. Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory but is helpful for the overall experience.

This will be a good review for the experienced Bible student or an excellent introduction for a continued lifetime of exploring the Bible. Each participant will need a study manual that costs $15.00 to guide us in our reading and reflection.

Sign up begins immediately by either emailing or calling the office or signing up on the display in the narthex. We will need at least eight people committed to form this small group. This study opportunity replaces the “Lifetree Café” experience from last year.



Youth – a pathway to baptism, a step of faith

PASTORS’ CLASS

For those in sixth grade and older, Pastors’ class will meet on Thursday afternoons in

the Chapel from 4:00-5:30pm on November 3, November 10 and November 17. Baptisms will be held on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 20, during the 10:30am worship service.

Please contact the church office if you are interested in participating.



EMPOWERED – The Ohio Regional Assembly

 
Held here, NWCC.  See details at http://www.ccinoh.com/other-pages/regional-assembly.aspx/.  Mission opportunities.  Dinner at Camp Christian.  and More.


Biennial Youth Mission Trip

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The youth of NWCC on their biennial Mission Trip to the Craddock Center June 11-June 19.  They served as camp counselors and leaders for a week of the Craddock Center Camp.
 
The Craddock Center, in Cherry Log,Georgia, delivers educational and cultural programs to children, families, and communities, primarily in southern Appalachia.
 
Funded only by gifts of money and time, the Center improves the lives of over 1000 impoverished children annually.
 
How can you help?  
 
Knit a hat, or hats, for small children so that they might be warmer in winter.  
 
 
Donate children/s books, for the gift of reading is essential to their future.  
 
Donate to the Craddock Center
 
 
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For Men, an opportunity for food, fellowship, and devotion – January 14

 
 

Men’s Christian Fellowship

Second Saturday of the month
8:00 am in Fellowship Hall
 
Good Food, good folk, good discussion, good devotional, for all of our men. Bring a friend!