New Bible Reading Program for 2018. This year’s Bible Reading Program takes you to four sections of the Bible each day. Robert Murray McCheyne, an early 19th-century pastor and preacher in Scotland, created this well-known reading program. During this year, you will read the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice.

Church Office Building Updates. A space on the COGWA Member page has been created to keep everyone appraised of the progress on the New Office Project.

Feast of Tabernacles Registration for Italy – As announced by Mr. Franks in a recent In Accord, there will be early registration for the Feast site in Cortona, Italy, for 2018. The information about the Feast site will be posted on the COGWA Feast page on Sunday, Jan. 14, and registration will take place a few weeks later on Sunday, Feb. 11. Since there is only space for 300 members to attend, COGWA members will be given priority to attend and the first 300 to register will receive seating passes for the auditorium. If not accepted, those applying will have the option to remain on the waiting list for Italy or cancel their reservation and apply to another site when registration for the rest of our Feast sites opens.

Chili Supper & Game Night – tomorrow, January 13, 2018. Break out your crockpots and show off your best chili recipe…or bring your favorite chili sides (Fritos, cornbread, baked potatoes, grated cheese, and avocados, etc.). Plan to sample a fun variety of chilis and participate in or watch the games that will be provided by Amber and Brittany Clark. 

Basketball. Regional games are scheduled to be played in East Texas on the weekend of January 27-28 and in Dallas on the weekend of March 10-11.

Here are details regarding the weekend in East Texas: The Sabbath service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Gladewater High School Auditorium, 2201 W Gay Ave., Gladewater, TX. A teen activity will take place on Saturday night at the Gladewater church building from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Teens are asked to bring $5 for pizza and drinks. There is a wide variety of interactive games planned to keep things moving for the evening. The address of the church building is 24345 CR 3107 (or Country Club Road). It is at the intersection of Eagle Drive and CR 3107. Depending on the number of teams, we have reserved the Big Sandy Middle School gym from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday night for adult games to take some pressure off the scheduling at the Gladewater High School Gym on Sunday when teens and adults will play. The East Texas congregation will once again be selling concessions at the Gladewater High School Gym on Sunday to help defray the costs of the weekend.

Guest Speaker in Austin – March 24, 2018. On this Sabbath we look forward to David Johnson coming to our congregation to give the sermon.