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Steve Brown to Preach at Willow Creek on February 12th!

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Steve Brown to the pulpit of Willow Creek Church several times a year. His next visit with us will be on Sunday, February 12th! Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us. Willow Creek Church worships at 10AM every Sunday.  About Dr. Steve Brown Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. Received a B.A. in Philosophy an...

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Join us for Scout Sunday on February 5th!

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. With that in mind, Willow Creek Church will observe Scout Sunday during worship on February 5th (10AM). Several of our scouts will assist in worship, servin...

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Pastor Jerry Parries to Preach at Willow Creek on February 26!

Pastor Jerry Q. Parries is a dynamic leader with an ability to present God’s Word with encouragement and empowerment. Ordained under the leadership of Bishop Paul S Morton, he delivers God’s truth with an exceptional blend of inspiration, humor, and promotion of love. Along with me, Pastor Jerry will be hosting the Grace Encounter Conference at Willow Creek Ch...

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Steve Brown Preaches December 4th!

Join us on Sunday, December 4th (10AM), for our own beloved teacher and professor, Steve Brown! Steve will preach this second Sunday of Advent, and it's always a joy to welcome him.  After teaching practical ministry courses for almost two decades, Dr. Steve Brown retired from RTS and remains Emeritus Professor of Preaching. Dr. Brown served as the senior pastor of ...

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This Sunday at Willow Creek - November 20, 2016!

We can't wait to see you tomorrow!Join us at 10:00AM for worship! We will conclude the first part of our series in Acts! November is the month when churches around the world set aside a special time to remember their persecuted sisters and brothers in prayer. We'll take time to do so tomorrow, looking at the conversion of Saul - one of the earliest persecutors of the Chur...

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This Sunday at Willow Creek!

We have a wonderful Sunday morning of worship planned! Click here to read our weekly email and find out all about it!...

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This Sunday at Willow Creek!

We have a great Sunday planned for the Willow Creek Church family! Click here to read our weekly email!...

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This Sunday at Willow Creek!

Hello, Willow Creek Family!I hope you’re planning to join us for our fall kick-off Sunday at Willow Creek this weekend, September 11, 2016. We have a great slate of things planned for the entire church family. You won’t want to miss it.9:00AMGATHERINGSOur Sunday gatherings for all ages begin again this Sunday. We have the following available for you:NurseryWill...

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Observing Lent at Willow Creek Church

The Lenten season is almost upon us! Today, we typically plan our days around the seasons, school calendars, and a mixture of both sacred holidays and secular observances. Not so for the early Christians. They organized their calendars around the redemptive work of Christ. This approach to the calendar lives on today in popular observances like the four-week Advent sea...

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Willow Creek is partnering with New City Parramore!

Willow Creek and New City Parramore from Willow Creek Church on Vimeo. What a great privilege to partner with a growing church plant in the Parramore community of Orlando - New City Parramore, led by Pastor Eric Stites.  In this brief video, our Director of Children's Ministries, Drew Taylor, shares about an exciting opportunity for members and friends of Willow C...

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Michael Horton on Observing Lent

The following is an excerpt from an article appearing in Christianity Today entitled, Lent: Why Bother? (February 2010). It is by theologian Michael Horton. He provides a helpful explanation of the practice and possible benefit of Lenten observance within the Church, even a Presbyterian and Reformed congregation like Willow Creek.   While Israel's neighbors...

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Sermon Scribbles - January 10, 2016

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Every Sunday, we provide Sermon Scribbles for elementary-aged school children to use during worship. These provide a basic guide to the sermon, as well as a sheet where they can draw and write down notes from the morning message.  You can access this Sunday's copy here. ...

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Sermon Preview for Sunday, January 10th

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This Sunday, we'll be looking at one of the most familiar and often-quoted passages of Scripture. It's found in John 8:1-11, and features a woman caught in adultery.  The prevailing religious leaders have all made up their mind concerning Jesus. They’ve openly wondered if he’s possessed by a demon. They consider him a false teacher. They’re scheming...

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What is Epiphany?

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Today, January 6th, marks Epiphany on the Christian liturgical calendar. Our Roman Catholic and Orthodox friends are familiar with this day of celebration, but we Reformed Protestants are usually less so. The following is a brief description of the day from Joan Huyser-Honig at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship: In Christian tradition, Epiphany marks the miraculou...

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Sermon Scribbles - December 20, 2015

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With our return to two services on Sunday morning, we're also returning to the use of Sermon Scribbles for older children during our 8:30AM worship service. Here is a copy of the Sermon Scribble for December 20, 2015. ...

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Jesus and the Jelly of the Month Club

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I love National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Love it. I’ve seen it over 100 times. It never gets old. I watch it and laugh and laugh and laugh. Then I rewind it and laugh some more. One reason that I love it so much is the almost indomitable optimism of Clark W. Griswold. Standing like a lone poinsettia before a fireplace of cynical relatives, self-absorbed n...

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Back to Two Worship Services!

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On Sunday, we returned to a two service schedule on Sunday mornings. I loved it. For one, the attendance at our early service was way higher than I expected. That was very encouraging. It’s nice to see people willing to worship bright and early! That, along with everyone’s willingness to be seated in the two center sections of pews, maintained a warm, personal...

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Advent Devotional by Paul Tripp

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The Advent season is upon us (November 29th - December 24)! What is Advent? Great question! Here's an excellent answer from the Worship Sourcebook (Second Edition): "The season of Advent, a season of waiting, is designed to cultivate our awareness of God’s actions—past, present, and future. In Advent we hear the prophecies of the Messiah's coming as addressed...

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Two service worship schedule begins December 6th, 2015!

As we shared earlier this year, we’ll be returning to two Sunday morning worship services during the Advent season. Beginning on Sunday, December 6th, our schedule will be: 8:30AM – Worship I9:45AM – Sunday Gatherings for all ages11:00AM – Worship II* * Children’s Worship Service for grades K-5th grade offered during 11:00AM service, beginni...

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The Gospel Doxology at Willow Creek

For the past several weeks, we've closed the opening musical portion of our service with the "Gospel Doxology." We plan to continue this for the foreseeable future, and so wanted to explain a little bit of the reason why.  Lyrics Your perfect Law exposes meI feel my sin and desperate needMy best good works are powerlessTo satisfy Your righteousness But there is One...

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