A Message from Pastor Sherman J. Fort

May 13, 2021


Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST.  I pray this letter finds you prospering and in good health, even as your souls prosper.  

Mother’s Day 2021 at TWC was a blessing!  Let me begin with a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who helped to make Mother’s Day 2021 special at The Word Church.

We are officially back to in person worship with safety measures in place.  I am asking every member who can do so safely to be present this Sunday at 8:00am and 10:30am for in person worship and 9:30am for our Bible study time.  Please let us know that you are coming by registering online via the church website, church app or by calling the office.  Our sign in sheet prior to entering the church and safety protocols will be in effect until we are cleared to remove them.  Ways to worship with us include:  In person, Live Stream, YouTube, Facebook live and now via AM radio from your car when you park within range from the sanctuary.  You can also listen via our Podcast on Podomatic.

Monday Manna Bible study walking through The Seven Churches of Asia Minor from the book of Revelation chapters two and three with Pastor Fort is nearly half way complete.  We will resume Monday, May 24th with our study on The Church of Sardis from Rev. 3:1-6 and the church of Philadelphia, Rev. 3:7-13.  We will conclude this study Monday, May 31st with the Church of Laodicea, Rev. 3:14-22.  Our study time is 10:00am on facebook live via the church facebook page.   Monday Manna bible study will conclude in earnest following the completion of this study.

Tuesday evening in-person bible study with Pastor Fort will resume following the completion of our current study in the book of Philippians with Rev. Kevin Swindle. Look for information on our new Tuesday evening bible study coming soon.

Our in person Wednesday, noon bible study through the book of Genesis resumed this week.  What a joy it was to be back in person.  Join us as we conclude Genesis chapter 15 and Genesis chapter 16.  The bible study will continue to be on facebook live as well.

Through the pandemic God has blessed us to baptize new believers, dedicate babies back to The God and most recently to have new members join TWC.  To this end in person, new member orientation class will resume Sunday, June 6, 2021 during the Sunday School hour from 9:30am to 10:15am. 

Our music ministry conference and workshop with special guest Clinician Arthur “Buddy” Strong II is underway.  The workshop takes place each Saturday in the month of May at 2:00pm at the church.  Our guest vocal instructor is Minister Robert Body.  Allow me to testify that week one was beautiful.  I am asking all members of the music ministry to be present as well as anyone considering joining the music ministry. Please come prayed up, expecting a move from The Lord and arrive fifteen minutes prior to our start time.  All, Buddy has my full and complete confidence.  He and he alone is our guest Clinician.  As with past guest Clinicians let’s continue to give him the respect and love he deserves.  All questions, etc. should go to Buddy and Buddy alone.  

Thank you for giving! I want to thank those of you who responded and continue to respond to my request for a special offering in support of our church.  As I shared prior our giving recently has been at an all time low for a number of months.  Know that I personally understand the challenges and struggles that we all have been presented with during this pandemic. Yet and still our church operates on a “free will” giving system commonly called tithe and offering.  This means that we are not supported by government programs nor subsidized by any such program as it relates to how we receive financial.  I am asking every member of our church that can to give regularly as God directs you.  

Calling all members and servant leaders of TWC to join me   Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 8:30am in the church sanctuary for a church update and vision meeting.  This meeting will not be available online.  It is an in person meeting only unique to our church family.  The meeting will include break out sessions and more.  The estimated meeting time is two hours.  

Finally, know that Pastor Fort and our church office endeavors to connect with every member in every way we know how.  This includes but is not limited to:  Hard copy letters, email, the church app and website, text messages, phone calls, fliers, live video announcements and more via social media outlets to include YouTube, Live Stream, Facebook, etc.  

Keep praying one for the other.
Ephesians 6:18-19 (New King James Version)-
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Pastor Sherman J. Fort
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Dawn Schwary - May 14th, 2021 at 1:09pm


Cheryl Smith - November 3rd, 2021 at 6:01pm

I’m so glad to hear that the church is open do I need to sign up to come to church