Spring Festival Absence Form

For those local members in need of a form for requesting time off from work or school, you may use the following document:

[Spring Festival Work/School Excuse Form - PDF]

Fall Festival Absence Form

For those local members in need of a form for requesting time off from work or school, you may use the following document:

[Fall Festival Work/School Excuse Form - PDF]

2013 Winter Family Weekend

The Winter Family Weekend runs from Tuesday evening, Dec. 24, through Saturday night, Dec. 28. Once again, it will take place at The Galt House in Louisville, KY. We start things off with a family dance on Tuesday night, and then the games and seminars begin on Wednesday morning. There will be countless seminars and activities—truly something for everyone.

Registration begins on October 14. The cost for attending is $10 per person (age 13 and up). Full details are available at at http://members.cogwa.org/wfw.

[View Flyer PDF]

No Local Sabbath Services September 29

Due to the number of members traveling for the Feast of Tabernacles, there will be no local Sabbath Services in Beloit, Milwaukee or Peoria on September 29. There will be 2:00 pm Sabbath Services in Sheboygan, WI at Blue Harbor Resort which will also host the Feast of Tabernacles. Opening night for the Feast is September 30.

Feast of Trumpets 2012

The Feast of Trumpets is on Monday, September 17, just a little over 5 weeks away.  The Beloit congregation will be meeting at the Country Club of Beloit for services which will be at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.  Lunch between services will again be available at the Country Club, and sign up lists will be on the Information Table.  We will need to give the Country Club a final count by September 10, so if you plan to stay for lunch please sign one of the lists as soon as possible.

Sabbath Services Location Change for August 25

On August 25 we will be trying out a new location for weekly Sabbath Services. We will meet at the Beloit Life Center which is located just north of Highway S (Shopiere) at 2170 Murphy Woods Road, Beloit, WI 53511.

This week is also a Bible Study Sabbath so services will be followed by a Bible Study and potluck.

Morning Services on August 4

Hello Brethren,

I hope your week is going well. This coming Sabbath, August 4, the forecast is for temperatures to reach 90+ degrees. Since there are no services in Milwaukee this Saturday morning, we can have morning services in the Argyle hall. So services this week will start at 10:30 AM for the Beloit congregation. I will include a reminder about AM services in this week's Sabbath Note.

Thank you,
Michael Hanisko

Announcements from Ministerial Services

Ministerial Services has just released updates in the areas of Media, Finances, and Personal Correspondence. The full announcement can be read on the members website at:


Highlights include:

  • Tailoring church communication to the realities of membership Internet access in the USA and around the world.
  • Experimenting with printing One Accord and brochures of our Fundamental Beliefs and Bible FAQs.
  • Plans to refocus cogwa.org to the members and produce a separate website geared towards the general public.
  • Positive financial news regarding December income and year-end cash reserves.
  • Early communication with a group of 150 believers in Kenya interested in associating with COGWA.
  • Correspondence from individuals and families regarding bearing fruit, proper Sabbath activities, drug addiction, as well as numerous questions about docrtine and scriptures.

Faith Discussion Questions

Please use these Discussion Questions for the Bible Study on Faith.

[Download: FAITH Discussion Questions]

("Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" - Hebrews 11:1, New International Version)

  1. When it comes to faith, does God encourage or accept a divergence of approaches? Is it true, as many believe, that many paths lead to God?
  2. What are the major lessons we learn from the parable in Luke 18:1-8?
  3. How would you describe the difference between believing in God and believing God? Why is this important?
  4. Hebrews 11:6 describes two aspects of faith. What are they and what does this verse have to do with why some lack faith?
  5. In Ephesians 2:8-9 did Paul preach a faith that did not involve a need for obedience?
  6. Elaborate on the subject of "living faith" using God's Word.
  7. Few attitudes are more disheartening and destructive to faith than the notion that God doesn't hear our prayers, doesn't answer or doesn't care. It is easy to come to such conclusions when God doesn't seem to respond when or how we want. What principles, concepts or examples can help us resist such a notion?
  8. What are some examples of enemies of faith?
  9. God expects us to grow in faith. What lessons about growing in faith can we learn from the example of the prophet Jeremiah? Please note the following verses: Hebrews 11:34, 36; Jeremiah 37:15-17; 38:6, 10; 11:19-21; 1:4-8; 20:7, 9, 14; 17:14, 17
  10. Since living faith emerges as a result of a maturing relationship with God, what are some things we can do to strengthen this relationship?
  11. Will our faith be tested? How do we know? In what ways? Why?
  12. What is the relationship between faith, trials and maintaining a clear vision of the promise of the Kingdom of God?

[Download: FAITH Discussion Questions]