Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

Connect Membership Class Begins!

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If you are new with us and you would like to partner with our LWC family to see the Kingdom advanced in our city and region, we want to invite you to our Connect Membership Class that begins Sunday, January 20th! The class is 4 weeks long and will be held in the LWC west wing. We want to get to know you more and will be sharing our vision and values as well as the next steps to connect and grow with us. Please RSVP to lwc@thelovingchurch.com or sign up on a Connection Card this Sunday. Hope to see you there!

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Jan
20
9:45 AM09:45

Coffee Connect

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You’re invited to join us on the first and third Sunday of every month for a free cup of coffee or hot tea and a time of fellowship and connection before the Sunday morning service! We especially want to invite those who are new at LWC to join us - our pastors and leaders would love to connect with you!

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Arts Meeting

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All writers,dancers, and artists are invited to join us for a vision casting meeting about worship arts at LWC for 2019! The meeting will be held on January 20th before the Sunday morning service in the blue classroom to the left of the main Sanctuary restrooms. For more information, see Pastor Jenn Bevan.

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Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Breakfast

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All men are invited to join us for a potluck breakfast on Saturday, January 26th from 9:00-10:30 – bring something to share and join for our first men's breakfast of 2019! We know it is going to be a great time of food, fellowship, and encouraging brothers in the Lord – don't miss it.

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Feb
1
9:00 AM09:00

Life Groups Spring Semester

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The spring life groups semester is kicking off on February 1st! Be on the lookout in the next few weeks about new study topics for the semester. We believe life is always better together! Life groups provide a place for real family connections to happen. If you aren’t already in a life group, this is a great time to get involved! 

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Feb
2
9:30 AM09:30

Women's Breakfast

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On Saturday, February 2nd, we will be meeting for our first Women’s ministry gathering of 2019! Don’t miss it! We will meet in the West Wing for breakfast at 9:30am. Bring something yummy to share and join us for some good food and a great time of connection with our community of ladies. We hope to see you there!

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Feb
3
9:45 AM09:45

Prophetic Ministry

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If you're interested in having one of our prophetic teams pray over you before service, prophetic ministry takes place on the 1st Sunday of the month from 9:45-10:15am. If you would like to receive ministry, we ask that you sign up on connection card to reserve your spot.

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Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Hub Spring Semester

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Mark your calendars! The Hub will be kicking off February 10th at 6:00 pm. We are so excited to have you join us for the spring semester! Just a reminder, the Hub is open to all members of Living Word, and it is a place to train, equip, and build relationships with leaders. Stop by the Hub signup table this Sunday to pick up an application. All applications must be turned in by January 27th.

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Jan
7
to Jan 13

First Fruits Fasting and Prayer

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First Fruits Fasting and Prayer Week is just around the corner. You’re invited to join us as we dedicate ourselves anew to give our best to the Lord in 2019!

As part of our annual time of fasting and prayer, we will have nightly prayer services at 7:00pm in the West Wing, beginning Monday, January 7th and continuing through Sunday, January 13th. Come join us as we worship and pray together, and hear timely messages for the new year from leaders in our church body and throughout the city. Childcare is not provided.

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Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Ignite Lunch & Ice Skating Outing

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All Ignite Youth are invited to join us for an afternoon of ice skating on Sunday, January 6th. We will head out immediately following the Sunday morning service. Everyone needs to bring money for lunch as well as funds for for skating. The cost for skating is $10. The price includes skate rental. Make sure to dress warmly! See Pastor Jess for more info or to sign up to come!

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Jan
6
9:45 AM09:45

Coffee Connect

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You’re invited to join us on the first and third Sunday of every month for a free cup of coffee or hot tea and a time of fellowship and connection before the Sunday morning service! We especially want to invite those who are new at LWC to join us - our pastors and leaders would love to connect with you!

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Dec
24
to Dec 26

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! May your hearts be full of joy, peace, and an increased awareness of the love of Jesus this holiday season.

Please note that the church office will be closed from December 24th - December 26th in observance of the holiday season. We will reopen with regular office hours on Monday, December 31st. Thank you for another great year! Enjoy this time with your families.  

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Dec
20
to Dec 30

Holiday Schedule

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There will be changes in the schedule for several services during the holidays. We want to keep you guys in the know, so here is the holiday schedule:

Sunday services will be scheduled as usual.

Thursday, December 20th, 7:00pm - NO Fuel Gathering
Sunday, December 23rd, 10:30am - Sunday Morning Service
Sunday, December 23rd, 6:00pm - NO Ignite Service
Monday, December 24th - Wednesday, December 26th - Church Offices Closed
*Offices will reopen Monday, January 31st*
Thursday, December 20th, 7:00pm - NO Fuel Gathering
Sunday, December 30th, 10:30am - Sunday Morning Service
Sunday, December 30th, 6:00pm - NO Ignite Service

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Dec
17
to Dec 31

End of the Year Giving

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The end of the year will be here before we know it, which means tax season is just around the corner. In order for your donations to be included in your 2018 giving statement, here are a few tips to remember with your end of the year giving:

1. All donations being mailed must be postmarked by the Post Office on or before December 31st in order to be reflected in your 2018 giving statement. If you would like to mail your year-end giving, you may mail your check to 930 25th St., Cleveland, TN 37311.

2. All donations given in church services may be given through Sunday, December 30th and still be reflected in your 2018 giving statement. 

3. If you use our mobile app or give through the website, give on or before December 28th to insure processing of your donation before the 31st. It takes a few days for Easy Tithe to process online giving using the mobile app and the website, which could result in your donation not being reflected in the Easy tithe reports we receive.

The 2018 giving statements will be mailed by January 31, 2019. If you have any questions, please call the church office for more information. Thank you for your faithful giving in 2018, we appreciate each of you and your commitment to Living Word.

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Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

Ignite Christmas Party

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Ignite Youth will be having our annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 16th at the church! All youth, grades 6-12, are invited to join us! Everyone needs to sign up to bring food to share and bring a $5 gift for our Christmas gift exchange game - NO gag gifts. (Parents can sign up to bring food in the Ignite Band feed.) See Pastor Jess or one of the Ignite team for more details.

 

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Dec
16
10:30 AM10:30

Kids Town Christmas Party

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Sunday, December 16th during the morning service, all kids Pre-k through 5th grade are invited to join us for our annual Christmas party! Parents of kids in K-5th grades need to sign up at the Kids Town kiosk to bring a party food to share. The Pre-K class will also be partying in their own class, and the food will be provided for them.

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Dec
9
12:30 PM12:30

Embers' Christmas Lunch

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On Sunday, December 9th, at 12:30 pm, the Embers group will be gathering for a Christmas lunch celebration at Las Margaritas on 25th Street. Please bring a $5 white elephant gift so we can have some fun! Other games will happen as well!! Please RSVP — see Jerry or Molly Allen for details.

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Dec
9
10:30 AM10:30

Kids Town Christmas Showcase

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Everyone is invited to join us on December 9th as our kids’ ministry joins us in the main service for a special Christmas presentation! We will also have a time of worship and a Christmas devotion. Don’t miss this time as we celebrate the season together.  Parents, please note: we are asking that the kids arrive at 10am that morning to get ready. Ages three and up will be participating. Dress rehearsal will take place during the kids town service on December 2nd.

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Dec
2
10:30 AM10:30

Pastoral Staff Appreciation Day

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God has done amazing things in 2018 and we are truly grateful for His abundant blessing, preservation, and Kingdom advancement in our church family. We are thankful for every person who has served as a volunteer or in a position of leadership this year.

On Sunday, December 2nd, we will be specifically recognizing pastoral staff that oversee a ministry department during the Sunday morning service. These staff members are:

Bob Bevan
Gaye Howell
Jennifer Bevan
Tina Richardson
Jessica Howell
Jennifer Harrelson
Neil Thomason

"The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching." (1 Timothy 5:17 NIV)

There will be an opportunity during the service to give a special love offering to bless our pastoral staff members.  Cards and notes of appreciation are also welcome. 

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Nov
30
to Dec 2

Weekend to Remember

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Weekend to Remember, sponsored by Family Life, is a two-and-a-half day getaway that equips couples with practical tools and resources. The cost for the weekend is $300 per couple, but there is a $100 discount for signing up with Jose and Juanita’s group! Contact Jose & Juanita Sanchez or see them Sunday after service at the Weekend to Remember table for more information.

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Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Ignite Friendsgiving

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All Ignite youth are invited for a night of food, friends, fun, and games galore. Everyone bring what would be your top main dish “thanksgiving” food if you could choose anything. (Could be anything from baked ham to pizza rolls to chow mein!) Your pick!

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Nov
21
to Nov 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving is nearly upon us! We are reflecting on the many blessings God has given us here at LWC, and one of those blessings is you! We are so grateful for our church family here at Living Word. We are praying for each of you and your families this holiday season – may you encounter God in a profound way this season as we celebrate His goodness together!

As an administrative note, please note that the church office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 21st and 22nd. The office will reopen with regular office hours on Monday, November 26th.

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Nov
18
9:45 AM09:45

Prophetic Ministry

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Prophetic Ministry will take place this Sunday from 9:45-10:15am!

Starting in December, our prophetic ministry time will take place on the 1st Sunday of every month from 9:45-10:15am. It will no longer take place on the 3rd Sunday. If you would like to receive ministry, we ask that you sign up on connection card. 

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Christmas Decorating Party

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Do you love Christmas? Do you celebrate it all year round? Does your heart fill with joy and excitement at the thought of the Holiday Season? If so, this event is for you. Mark your calendars for November 17th at 10am. We are having a gathering of all of the ladies to join us in ushering in the Holiday Season. Come in your most festive pajamas. We will be trimming the LWC Christmas tree and decorating the building with holiday cheer and Christmas décor, all while consuming as much eggnog, hot cocoa, apple cider, and cookies as humanly possible. Bring your favorite Christmas cookies or holiday treat to share. We will have Christmas music, holiday yummies, and a whole lot of fun. Don't worry if you don't have a knack for decorating, just come and enjoy the holiday atmosphere with us. We look forward to seeing you there. Stop by the women's ministry table this Sunday to sign up so we can get a headcount and also get an idea of what everyone plans to bring! 

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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Embers Bonfire

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On Saturday, November 10, the embers group will be gather at Janice O’Connor’s place at 2:00 pm for fellowship, food, and fire (bonfire, that is!). We hope you all can make it. There will be a sign up table for food at church in a couple of weeks. Since we are having this event, there will be no Embers Sunday lunch for the month of November. See Jerry or Molly Allen for more details.

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Oct
27
9:30 AM09:30

Women's Breakfast

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All ladies are invited to join us Saturday, October 27th from 9:30-11:00am for a time of food, fun, and fellowship together! Everyone bring a breakfast food to share. There will be free childcare provided. Sign up on a connection card or on the Women's Ministry Facebook group to let us know if you will need childcare!

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Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Bullets and Pig Roast!

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All men are invited to meet at LWC on Saturday, October 27th at 9am to carpool and join us for a morning of shooting and a pig roast! There will be a pistol competition and skeet shooting. Cost is $10 per person - bring a side dish to share and a chair. Sign up on a connection card or at the men's ministry table!

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

Cleveland Apple Festival

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It's almost Fall, and that means that Apple Festival is almost here! Apple Festival is a fun, family-friendly city event that is held each year in downtown Cleveland at the downtown courthouse square. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 20th, from 10am-6pm and Sunday, October 21st, from 1pm-6pm. All proceeds support non-profit organizations in our community and throughout the world!

They are in need of volunteers for gate admissions! Volunteers will receive admission tickets for their family for volunteering in a 2-3 hr time slot. Please contact Jill Arrington at info@clevelandapplefestival.org, or stop by the Apple Festival table this Sunday to sign up to volunteer.

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Oct
7
1:30 PM13:30

Embers Lunch Out

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Attention all Embers! We will be indulging in food and fellowship on the first Sunday of each month after the morning service. All those aged 50+ are welcome to come join us for this month's lunch out at Aubrey's on October 7th at 1:30pm! The meal is dutch treat. See Jerry or Molly Allen for more info.

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Sep
26
3:00 PM15:00

Ignite Corn Maze & Bonfire

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On Saturday, October 6th, Ignite will be heading to the Ocoee River Maze for some fall fun, followed up with a bonfire, hot dogs, and s'more's at the Shiffer's house. The cost for the event is $15 per person, and this includes the corn maze and dinner. (If they want to purchase concessions at the river maze, or do the corn cannon activity there, they will need to bring extra spending money.) We will meet at the church at 3pm to carpool to the river maze, then meet back at the church at 9pm for pickup.

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