A Message from Pastor Sherman J. Fort

Tuesday, June 28, 202


Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, LORD and Life Giver King.  “Beloved, I pray above all things that you are prospering and in good health, even as your souls prosper.”  (3rd John verse 2).

Family, please receive and share the following updates, news, notes and ministry highlights.  

First, I thank our God for you always, in every prayer of mine, remembering our labor and love, your witness and work, our worship and more as the family of God.

Mission projects @ TWC-  Over the past several weeks we have been blessed to give hundreds of clothing items to those in need through our relationship with Casa De Amore in Mesa.  Thank you to everyone who donated gently used and new clothing to those in need.

The international mission project formerly known as Jamaica Outreach Ministries led by Rev. Estelle Walker hosted a fundraising event that raised one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for local and international missions.  Thank you for your gifts.

In the final week of school, we partnered with Principal Eric Hedrick and Lindbergh Elementary School to donate a bicycle to a deserving student.  As Principal Hedrick, faculty and staff of Lindbergh begin to meet prior to the start of the new school year we will donate continental breakfast to their team.  More information on this is forthcoming.

Through the contribution and kindness of a Christian sister (who requested not to be named) we gave away Christian books and art work on a Sunday morning in June.  Just last Sunday, June 26, 2022 as we move to go digital in our sharing of books- more Christian books from our church office and Pastor Fort’s library as well as donations of hand sanitizer and more were given away.  Thank you to everyone who donated hand sanitizer and more.  

Community Engagement @ TWC-  
Friday, June 17th Pastor Fort, the band and singers from TWC served seniors at the Bridgewater Assisted Living facility in downtown Phoenix.  Pastor shared a word from God’s Word, our MD (Music Director) Anthony Kinchion along with our complete band and two singers performed/ministered to the residents and staff in celebration of  Juneteenth.  Several members of TWC came as well in support of residents and our church family.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Pastor Fort and the TWC family hosted a “Conversation” in our sanctuary with City of Mesa Mayor John Giles, Mesa Police Chief Ken Cost, Lindbergh Elementary School Principal Erik Hedrick.  I want to thank those of you who came in person and others who watched it live online.  The question and answer time, conversation were informative, positive and productive for everyone present.


Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 8:30am to 10:00am Pastor Fort and TWC will host a special “Pastors Thank You Brunch” for all servant leaders and those desiring to lead in 2022 and beyond at the church.  This includes all music ministry/choir members and volunteers.  The brunch will take in the sanctuary.  RSVP by calling the church office today at: (480) 835-6320.  

Children’s Church- July marks the return of Children’s Church every Sunday at TWC.  Our children’s church volunteers took the month off for training with Minister Rosanna Taylor in the month of June.  Note the following:  1.  The children’s ministry space has been updated.  Come and check it out.  2.  We are asking that parents complete a current registration form for your child/children.  3.  We are requesting one parent of each child volunteer in Children’s Church one Sunday out of the year.  Children’s church will include worship, a bible lesson and a healthy snack.  Any questions please see Mikayla.  

Bible Study With Pastor Milton Pleasant & The Willow Grove B.C. Family:
Bible study for Tuesday, June 28, 2022 has been canceled.  Pastor Fort has been invited to participate in a Christian Conversation with Pastor Milton Pleasant and the Willow Grove B.C. located at 3802 E. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ. 85034 family Tuesday, June 28th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.  Pastor Fort is asking everyone to join the bible in person or virtually via their church Zoom link.  The Zoom link will be shared via our church office or by visiting the Willow Grove Church facebook page.  The subject of the conversation is: “Is God Pro-Choice or Pro-Life”?  Pastor’s Bible study will resume next Tuesday evening.  

Graduation And Ordination Sunday @ TWC-  New member graduation celebration and Ordination of Rev. Pierre Singfield and Deacon Roosevelt Thompson will take place Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 10:30am worship.  Do your best to join us for this special SON-Day.

Welcome “TYRA THE CREATIVE” To TWC Virtually.  We have a new announcement service.  Let’s welcome Tyra The Creative to our TWC family.  Tyra is a Christian Creative, actress and entrepreneur.  Tyra resides in southern California.  Tyra provides a fresh, new voice to our weekly announcements.  I look forward to our relationship growing and developing in new and fresh ways.  Look for “Tyra The Creative” online via Youtube, her website and other social media pages.  

Family, continue  to join us live in worship each Sunday morning at 8:00am and 10:30 am, for Bible studies and Spiritual growth opportunities from 9:30am to 10:15am beginning August 2022 in the Sanctuary, Mercy, Grace and Koinonia rooms as well as the church office, conference room and Pastor’s office spaces.  

Keep our upcoming improvement projects to our outdoor Pergola (which include a professionally installed cover, fans and side covers for the Pergola.  These improvements will give us year round use of the Pergola and a place to greet and host guests as well as assist with our commitment to utilizing our facility as a Christian event location.  

Jude 24-25 (NKJV)- “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen”.


Pastor S.J. Fort
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