One of the most effective ways to grow spiritually at IWC is to connect with the life of the church. That is accomplished through serving alongside others, through living lives in community in home groups, and through men’s and women’s ministry. We'll be throwing a Connect Fair during and after the service on February 25 make that process just a bit easier. Enjoy homemade goodies and get to know those who can help you connect with a home group, ministry team, or men's/women's ministry. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays, April 10 and 24 from 6:30-9:00 in IronSpace there will be a two-part class for those who are interested in becoming members, getting baptized, or just learning about the church. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by April 5 if you will be attending.
We look forward to worshiping with you at our annual Christmas Eve Service on Sunday, December 24, at 6:30 pm in Franklin Hall. We encourage you to bring a plate of cookies to share afterward. Note that this will be the only time we meet for worship that Sunday—IWC will not hold a morning service that day.
Celebrate the launch of Iron Works Music's debut EP, Songs of Approach with an all-out Christmas bash. We'll have live music, including songs from the new album; Christmas sweets, treats, and warm, toasty beverages; and for kids, a craft table and pictures with Santa! Each ticket comes with a free download of the EP. You'll receive a card with a unique download code at the party! Buy tickets here.
Enjoy a night out while raising funds for the purchase of our space. Four IWC families in the Phoenixville borough are hosting a progressive dinner party on December 9 to benefit PAAK. You'll spend a few hours strolling from home to home, eating fantastic, home-cooked food and spending time together. Cost is $30 per person for a full meal, drinks, and dessert. We encourage you to invite others to party with us. Purchase party access here.
The IWC Athletic Department will be holding a flag football game on Saturday, November 18th at 2:30pm at Calvary Bible Church. All skill levels are welcome—even those who have never touched a football before. This is intended to be an informal fun active time of fellowship; it's a great time to bring a friend! Direct questions and RSVPs to Matt Comber.
Fellow RISE church Calvary Fellowship has invited Iron Works to join them in a prayer seminar led by Paul Miller that focuses on learning to pray amidst a world of distractions. The cost is $20 and includes breakfast and all materials. Register here.
Help us wrap up the final details for Pumpkinfest at this workday, held in IronSpace. We'll have plenty of painting, sorting, and packing, so all skills are welcome! In addition, please consider signing up to serve on the day of Pumpkinfest. You can contact Laura Williams with questions and to RSVP.
Mondays, October 9 and 23 from 6:30-9:00 in IronSpace there will be a two-part class for those who are interested in becoming members, getting baptized, or just learning about the church. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by October 4 if you will be attending.
Home groups seek to create community for one another through biweekly meetings at homes throughout the area for a time of fellowship, prayer, and study. To connect with a home group, contact: email@example.com. If you might interested in leading a home group or opening your home to host a home group, please contact Pastor Stan.
Pumpkinfest is right around the corner—October 21! We'll be holding our second-to-last workday on Saturday, September 30 from 9:00am–1pm; the location will be updated soon. Pumpkinfest is a significant opportunity to love and serve our city! If you're interested in volunteering on the day of the festival, let us know here.
Join the sisters of Iron Works Church for brunch Saturday, September 16th at 10am as we learn about new Women's Ministry offerings this fall in the areas of mentorship, prayer, and fellowship. Bring a dish to share. Contact Patty Yodis or Taraneh Kerley with questions.
Join us before the service on September 10 at 8:30 am for a churchwide breakfast and launch of the Iron Works Discipleship Framework. You'll hear from Pastor Stan about the exciting new framework for fostering discipleship among the people of Iron Works Church. That same morning there will also be a volunteer appreciation breakout session for all children's ministry volunteers. Please RSVP so that we can prepare enough food.
Iron Works will be hosting a lunch to welcome the faculty and staff from Renaissance Academy back for the school year on Friday, August 23, from noon to 1pm. You can take part in serving our neighbors by helping with setup and teardown, greeting faculty and staff during lunch, or baking dessert. To serve in any of these ways, contact Laura Williams.
The Iron Works Church PAAK Team is sponsoring a DIY Market/Rummage Sale for makers and declutterers alike to set up a table with their wares to sell to the community. The deadline to register has been extended to June 29! Want to get involved but don't have anything to sell? There will also be breakfast and lunch food for sale, as well as a kids craft table, and we need plenty of help with that as well as the logistics of the sale. Contact Julia Sovocool or Stephanie Newcomb if you can help!
Pastor Stan Gale will be conducting a Finding Forgiveness Seminar on June 3, from 8:30–11:30am. Forgiveness is the most basic of Christian graces, yet the topic raises many questions. Dr. Gale will be discussing many of these in his seminar. Cost: $20 donation to the PAAK Building Fund. Register for the seminar at ironworkschurch.org/findingforgiveness.
RISE is a group of local churches with a common vision to serve Phoenixville and reach people with the good news of Jesus. On May 29, from 1–4pm, Calvary Bible Church will host a Memorial Day cookout. Bring something to grill for your family and sign up for a side dish, drink, and/or dessert to share.
Iron Works is collecting funds in baby bottles to help support the work of YoungLives ministry. Through monthly meetings, Bible studies, mentoring relationships and summer camp, YoungLives seeks to give young mothers practical and emotional support, as well as share the Gospel. Collection begins Mothers Day (May 14) and concludes on Fathers Day (June 18).
On Saturday, May 13, from 5pm–7pm we're gathering a bunch of folks together to have a great time playing BINGO and raising funds for the Iron Works Church building fund! In addition to BINGO cards, food and baked goods will be available for purchase. All are welcome, including kids!
Questions? Get in touch!
On May 7, all women are invited to carpool to Chanticleer Gardens after the service. Admission to the gardens is $10, the grounds are stunning, and after we picnic together, we can break up into small groups and pray together. Or you can find a quiet place and pray alone.
This can also be an amazing outreach event. Do you have a hurting friend or neighbor? Would she like to come along, to be prayed for? The gardens are open until 5pm, so you can leave whenever is convenient for you.
For more information contact Kelly Estes.
Celebrate what God is doing in West Chester as Pastor Robbie Schmidtberger is installed as the lead pastor of Iron Works West Chester on April 30 at 5pm at IWWC, 312 W. Union St., West Chester. Nursery and refreshments will be provided.
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