Do you like a hearty breakfast of Bacon? Sausage? Biscuits? And bottomless coffee? Do you enjoy feasting on spiritual food as well? Do you need and enjoy encouragement and comradery? Then you need to come and link arms with other men on the last Saturday of the month for Lion Chasers Men’s Breakfast in the LWC West Wing! This month, Don Speer will be sharing the message: “Activated or Associated?” – you don’t want to miss it!
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.
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!
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.
You are invited to join us for a one hour family service as we celebrate the gift of Christ’s birth together. We will be gathering in the Hub meeting area to the left of the cafe. Please note: There will only be childcare for ages two and under for this service.
Kids Town will be having our annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 17th during the morning service. We are asking that each family sign up to bring something this Sunday at the Kids Town kiosk. We'll have games, fun, and a gift for everyone. It's for grades K-5th. The younger kids will party too, but they don't need to bring anything. Come ready to celebrate!
Living Word Church Theatre presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! There will be two performances on Saturday, December 9th at 7pm and Sunday, December 10th at 10:30am. Come join us for a fun family-friendly play with a great message! Admission is free.
God has done amazing things in 2017 and we are truly grateful for His abundant blessing and preservation in our church family. We are thankful for every person who has served as a volunteer or in a position of leadership this year.
This Sunday, we will be specifically recognizing pastoral staff that oversee a ministry department. These staff members are:
Bob Bevan - Associate Pastor
Gaye Howell - Administrative Pastor
Jennifer Bevan - Worship Pastor
Tina Richardson - Young Adult Pastor
Jessica Howell - Youth Pastor
Jennifer Harrelson - Children's Pastor
"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.
The IMN Missions Fundraiser has been extended an extra week! Before or after service this Sunday, you can stop by their tables and make a purchase to support missions. They have a variety of handcrafted items, from greeting cards to jewelry to decorative items. All funds raised will go toward IMN missions efforts.
If you are interested in putting together a Christmas box for a child in need, stop by the Operation Christmas Child table this Sunday to get more info or to pick up a box and instruction brochure. Boxes can be turned in at LWC by Sunday, November 19th, or at First Baptist Church between Nov. 14th - 21st.
All youth, grades 6-12, are invited to join us for a cookout out at the home of the Prock family next Saturday from 6:00-9:00pm! We will be having hamburgers and hotdogs and making s'mores over the campfire. Don't miss out - come join us! Everyone needs to bring $5 to pitch in toward food cost. See Pastor Jess for more information.
Our Women's Yard Sale Fundraiser is coming up this Friday & Saturday! If you have items to donate, please email email@example.com. We also still need help with set up, organization, and sales during the event; contact Jess Howell or Stephanie Nelson to volunteer!
All regularly scheduled activities are taking the night off due to the Cleveland Apple Festival. Enjoy the night off!
It's almost Fall, and that means that Apple Festival is almost here! Apple Festival is a city event that is held each year in downtown Cleveland at the courthouse block. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 21st, from 10am-6pm and Sunday, October 22nd, from 1pm-6pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Apple Festival table this Sunday to sign up to volunteer.
Join in the nationwide call to prayer for our families, communities, and country. We invite all ages to participate in this interactive time of prayer and praise in the West Wing. A live stream of The Call event in Washington D.C. will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. followed by live worship and intercession from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
You are invited to the IMN Ministry Forum, coming up on Friday Oct. 6th, at 7pm & Saturday, Oct. 7th, at 10:30am. The purpose of the weekend is encouragement and equipping for all ministers and those who feel called to minister. Conference is free. The luncheon on Sat. costs $10 per person.
Fighting alone is a set up to fail! “No Man Fights Alone” is a one day men's event for the purpose of equipping men to fight together. Fighting together ensures we will be more effective in our homes, at work and in the Kingdom of God than we would be on our own.
This event is hosted by the Lion Chasers Men's Group at Living Word Church on September 30th, 2017 from 9am-5pm .
Main Session Speakers:
Morning Session - David Gray of Marriage Works and Director of Marketing and Retail Operations at Pathway Press
Keynote Afternoon Session -Robert Green Director of Ocoee FCA and Caveman's Club Westmore COG
Kelly Goins - Pastor of Watts Bar Church
Nate Davis - Zero Doubt Music and Wesley Memorial United Methodist
Clark Campbell - Net Church and founder of Social Lion
Capt. Gabriel Thomas - Bradley County Sheriff's Dpt.
Larry Cockerham - founding pastor of Living Word Church and International Ministries Network
Craig Cooper - pastor of Relationship Church in Dalton, GA
Watts Bar Church
Living Word Church
Included in the registration price will be a catered barbecue lunch from G'Daddy's BBQ as well as follow up resources and study guides for groups to take home and turn life lessons into reality. **You can register through the conference date, but please note that lunch will only be included for those registering by 9/25/17.
Along with a life-changing day, there will be contests and door prize drawings for the fun of it. Make plans to join us and bring a friend!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 24th. Sonny and Becky Misar will be joining us in our morning service. The Misars ministered at LWC earlier this year, and we are so excited to have them back to share with our church family!
Sonny and Becky Misar are ministers and authors who function apostolically, both nationally and internationally. They carry a passion to equip believers to experience the power of God from the inside out and to strengthen pastors, leaders and local churches to fulfill their God-given calling. Make sure to join us! You won't want to miss this.
New Hope Pregnancy Care Center's 21st Annual Walk for Life is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 23, at North Cleveland Church of God. New Hope is one of the organizations that we partner with and support in our community. We encourage anyone who can to join in and support life!
Registration will open at 8 a.m. and the Walk program will begin at 9 a.m. If you have any interest in participating as a sponsored walker, packets will be available this coming Sunday at the Welcome Desk.
Women's Encounter is a weekend to get away with sisters in the Lord and encounter God together. This year's theme is identity, and we are absolutely excited about what God is planning to speak into us! Each of us have been created by God's design, with a specific purpose and identity in Him; yet, the enemy, the father of lies, is constantly trying to distort and steal that identity. Come join as as we encounter the Father together, and allow Him to uncover the areas that we have accepted the enemy's false identity in our lives, and give us healing, freedom, and true identity and purpose in exchange.
If you signed up to attend, but have not yet received your welcome email and info sheet, contact us at email@example.com. The participants will be meeting at the church at 4:30pm on Friday to load up the cars, and will be leaving promptly at 5:00pm. If for some reason your work schedule will not allow you to ride down with the group at that time and you need to make other arrangements, make sure to contact Pastor Gaye with this information.
The 2017 community-wide Bradley County Cry Out America Prayer gathering will be held this year on Monday evening, September 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greenway Park (across from Cleveland High School on Raider Drive). You are invited to join in this community-wide prayer gathering! The main prayer focus for this year is media, the arts, and the entertainment industry. The gathering will include a mini-concert by young Christian musical artists in the community and an art exhibit featuring local Christian artists.
Kids Town is having a Back-to-School Bounce Party on Sunday, September 10th, from 6:00-8:00pm at AirBounce. The party is for ages 3 and up. The cost is $5, which includes bouncing, an arcade card, a slice of pizza and a drink. The church is covering the remainder of the cost. Everyone must pre-register at the Kids Town kiosk desk. Remember to bring socks!
Our Ignite Back To School Bash will be Sunday, August 27th, from 4-6pm at Cleveland Air Bounce. We are charging $8 per person for this event, and the youth budget is covering the rest of the cost. This includes 2 games of laser tag, a couple slices of pizza and a drink, and a $5 arcade card per person. (If youth want to bring extra money to spend in the arcade, they can do so at parents' discretion.) Drop off is at Airbounce at 4pm. We will still be having youth service from 6-8pmthat evening, so those attending youth that night can be picked up from the church at 8pm.