Feb 2, 2020
What Are You Saying, Part 5: Filters
The conclusion of our Words series revisits all the places we've been, but also all the places we still need to go.
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  • Feb 2, 2020What Are You Saying, Part 5: Filters
    Feb 2, 2020
    What Are You Saying, Part 5: Filters
    The conclusion of our Words series revisits all the places we've been, but also all the places we still need to go.
  • Jan 26, 2020What Are You Saying, Part 4: Up Words
    Jan 26, 2020
    What Are You Saying, Part 4: Up Words
    Words are a reflection of your faith, so our faith should inform your words. That's not always what happens, however. The question we should ask of our conversations is: Do they give grace?
  • Jan 19, 2020What Are You Saying, Part 3: Words That Speak Life
    Jan 19, 2020
    What Are You Saying, Part 3: Words That Speak Life
    Proverbs says a lot about what we say. It declares words have to power of life and death. So often as we work in community with people, we find our words giving death instead of life. There is hope though in matters of life and death.
  • Jan 12, 2020What Are You Saying, Part 2: Disagree or Disagreeable
    Jan 12, 2020
    What Are You Saying, Part 2: Disagree or Disagreeable
    Our words can be used as weapons. When we speak to each other, is rightness more important than righteousness? As Paul wrote, we should strife to offer each other the gift of grace-filled words.
  • Jan 5, 2020What Are You Saying, Part 1: What ‘What You Say’ Says About You
    Jan 5, 2020
    What Are You Saying, Part 1: What ‘What You Say’ Says About You
    We've all said things we regret, but is that a word problem or a heart problem? What you say reveals who you are, and to address word problems, we have to address heart problems. 


Dec 29, 2019
100% Christmas Joy, Part 5: Finding Joy in the Future
Advent is the beginning of the Christian year, not the end. The story of God is mainly thought of as a past and present narrative, but every page of the Bible points to the future, to what God is planning to do to restore all things to Him. In the final sermon of the decade, we examine how the future can offer hope to believers in uncertain times.
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  • Dec 29, 2019100% Christmas Joy, Part 5: Finding Joy in the Future
    Dec 29, 2019
    100% Christmas Joy, Part 5: Finding Joy in the Future
    Advent is the beginning of the Christian year, not the end. The story of God is mainly thought of as a past and present narrative, but every page of the Bible points to the future, to what God is planning to do to restore all things to Him. In the final sermon of the decade, we examine how the future can offer hope to believers in uncertain times.
  • Dec 15, 2019100% Christmas Joy, Part 3: Finding Joy in Humanness
    Dec 15, 2019
    100% Christmas Joy, Part 3: Finding Joy in Humanness
    The joy in Christmas is knowing Jesus came to be with us, but there is something more important happening. Jesus came to endorse humanness as a good thing, and restore what it means to be human. Our humanness can lead to joy because in it is an unfolding of the great work God has called us to.
  • Dec 8, 2019100% Christmas Joy, Part 2: Finding Joy in Kindness
    Dec 8, 2019
    100% Christmas Joy, Part 2: Finding Joy in Kindness
    Christmas is ultimately about kindness, because true kindness is completely one-sided. By coming to earth, Jesus provided an example of this kind of kindness and it gives us a chance to experience ultimate joy.
  • Dec 1, 2019100% Christmas Joy, Part 1: Finding Joy in the Christmas Story
    Dec 1, 2019
    100% Christmas Joy, Part 1: Finding Joy in the Christmas Story
    It seems happiness and joy is hard to come by in our world today. In a recent survey, only 1 in 3 people said they would call themselves happy. Through Advent, and the season of preparing for Christ appearing, we explore how the story of Christmas means joy for believers.


Nov 24, 2019
Day of Thanks 2019
By: (All)
In our annual Day of Thanks service, we reflect and offer thanks for three major attributes of God: His guidance, His grace, and His goodness. We pray this service offers you a time to reflect this Thanksgiving on who God is, and what He has done for you.
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  • Nov 24, 2019Day of Thanks 2019
    Nov 24, 2019
    Day of Thanks 2019
    By: (All)
    In our annual Day of Thanks service, we reflect and offer thanks for three major attributes of God: His guidance, His grace, and His goodness. We pray this service offers you a time to reflect this Thanksgiving on who God is, and what He has done for you.

Nov 17, 2019
Together, Part 10: Rise Together
Series: Together
In the wrap-up of our fall vision series, we explore the many pieces that make up a healthy church, and how to be effective for the next generations.
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  • Nov 17, 2019Together, Part 10: Rise Together
    Nov 17, 2019
    Together, Part 10: Rise Together
    Series: Together
    In the wrap-up of our fall vision series, we explore the many pieces that make up a healthy church, and how to be effective for the next generations.
  • Nov 10, 2019Together, Part 9: Win Together (150th Anniversary)
    Nov 10, 2019
    Together, Part 9: Win Together (150th Anniversary)
    Series: Together
    On this special day, we celebrate our 150th Anniversary. We are so touched by all the tributes from so many who have been impacted by the ministry of Waterford Community Church through the years. Our Pastor, Brent Wood, gives a special message looking forward to the next 150 years, while honoring what has come before us.
  • Oct 20, 2019Together, Part 6: Give Together
    Oct 20, 2019
    Together, Part 6: Give Together
    Series: Together
    The picture of the church we've built through our Together series is one where believers respond in joy to building community with each other. But a surprising thing happens when we respond to each other in joy: we give to each other not out of compulsion but out of love.
  • Oct 13, 2019Together, Part 5: Pray Together
    Oct 13, 2019
    Together, Part 5: Pray Together
    Series: Together
    What happened to the church that it lost its expectation for God to work through His people? If we believe God answers prayers, we must "lay the track down" for God to come and work, and that happens when a church prays together.
  • Sep 29, 2019Together, Part 3: Grow Together
    Sep 29, 2019
    Together, Part 3: Grow Together
    Series: Together
    We are dependent on God to come work in us to grow us into a group of mature believers.
  • Sep 22, 2019Together, Part 2: Serve Together
    Sep 22, 2019
    Together, Part 2: Serve Together
    Series: Together
    To be truly great in God's kingdom, we must give up our rights and serve others on behalf of God. In order to be called a leader, we need to be a servant.
  • Sep 15, 2019Together, Part 1: Come Together
    Sep 15, 2019
    Together, Part 1: Come Together
    Series: Together
    Our potential to reach others for Christ doesn't rest on our abilities as individuals, but in our ability to come together well.
 

Sep 8, 2019
Field of Hope, Part 4: Finding Hope in a Wedding
Hopeless does not lead to helpless. We finish our series on Ruth with the most hopeful declaration yet.
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  • Sep 8, 2019Field of Hope, Part 4: Finding Hope in a Wedding
    Sep 8, 2019
    Field of Hope, Part 4: Finding Hope in a Wedding
    Hopeless does not lead to helpless. We finish our series on Ruth with the most hopeful declaration yet.
  • Sep 1, 2019Field of Hope, Part 3: Finding Hope on the Threshing Floor
    Sep 1, 2019
    Field of Hope, Part 3: Finding Hope on the Threshing Floor
    The Book of Ruth revolves around the Hebrew word hesed which can be called mercy. Awareness of God's unfailing hesed love for us gives us hope.
  • Aug 25, 2019Field of Hope, Part 2: Finding Hope in a Barley Field
    Aug 25, 2019
    Field of Hope, Part 2: Finding Hope in a Barley Field
    When we feel hopeless we tend to look for hope (or just give up), but hope can be elusive. Every little step can bring us closer to the truth as we pursue God.
  • Aug 18, 2019Field of Hope, Part 1: Finding Hope on the Road to Bethlehem
    Aug 18, 2019
    Field of Hope, Part 1: Finding Hope on the Road to Bethlehem
    We need community and friendship through hopelessness to avoid isolation and loneliness. Every step can help move us in a direction toward others.


Aug 11, 2019
UpNorth with Jesus, Part 11: Retreat and Advance
Our final week in the UpNorth with Jesus series finds Jesus with His disciples in a retreat center where Jesus makes a bold promise about the foundations of the church.
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  • Aug 11, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 11: Retreat and Advance
    Aug 11, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 11: Retreat and Advance
    Our final week in the UpNorth with Jesus series finds Jesus with His disciples in a retreat center where Jesus makes a bold promise about the foundations of the church.
  • Aug 4, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 10: Crossing the Border
    Aug 4, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 10: Crossing the Border
    The fact that Jesus isn't responding doesn't mean He's not listening.
  • Jul 21, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 8: Finding a Little Peace
    Jul 21, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 8: Finding a Little Peace
    After calming an outer storm on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus calms a man's inner storm by casting out his demons.
  • Jul 14, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 7: How’s Your Heart?
    Jul 14, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 7: How’s Your Heart?
    Jesus taught in a parable about the hearts of listeners: hard, shallow, strangled, and open. So we ask: How's your heart?
  • Jul 7, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 6: Kingdom Living
    Jul 7, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 6: Kingdom Living
    What would it look like for us to live as Kingdom-minded people? If we actively seek to live a Kingdom life with changed heart, our whole communities would be changed and others would start to pay attention.
  • Jun 30, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 5: Nain’s Street
    Jun 30, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 5: Nain’s Street
    In healing the widow's son at Nain, Jesus demonstrates our responsibility to reach out to others in compassion.
  • Jun 16, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 3: The Wedding in Cana
    Jun 16, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 3: The Wedding in Cana
    One of the first miracles of Jesus' ministry demonstrates He has come to be the source of everything we need.
  • Jun 9, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 2: Follow Me
    Jun 9, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 2: Follow Me
    Jesus called twelve to follow Him, a ragtag mix of average workers in society. It starts with a simple command, "Follow Me" and what happens next is world changing.
  • Jun 2, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 1: Why Galilee
    Jun 2, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 1: Why Galilee
    For both Jesus and many Michiganders, going 'up north' is a way of life. This summer will explore some of the greatest stories from Jesus' ministry, which just happen to take place up north in Galilee. 

 

 

 

 


May 19, 2019
The Prayer, Part 6: Trials and Temptations
Series: The Prayer
Trials and temptations are a part of life. They will happen. The important thing is how we respond and what choices we make.
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  • May 19, 2019The Prayer, Part 6: Trials and Temptations
    May 19, 2019
    The Prayer, Part 6: Trials and Temptations
    Series: The Prayer
    Trials and temptations are a part of life. They will happen. The important thing is how we respond and what choices we make.
  • May 12, 2019The Prayer, Part 5: Forgive and Forgiven
    May 12, 2019
    The Prayer, Part 5: Forgive and Forgiven
    Series: The Prayer
    If you want one word that will make your relationships better, it's forgiveness. But if you want forgiveness, you'll have to learn, experience, and demonstrate grace.
  • May 5, 2019The Prayer, Part 4: Daily Bread
    May 5, 2019
    The Prayer, Part 4: Daily Bread
    Series: The Prayer
     God created the world in the context of days and so our lives are measured by them. We often look to our past (with either fondness or regret), or to the future (often with anxiety), but God wants us to live “in the day".
  • Apr 28, 2019The Prayer, Part 3: Your Will Be Done
    Apr 28, 2019
    The Prayer, Part 3: Your Will Be Done
    Series: The Prayer
    The Bible says quite a bit about the will of God, but what exactly does that mean? And what are we asking for when we pray, "Your will be done"?
  • Apr 21, 2019The Prayer, Part 2: Let Your Kingdom Come
    Apr 21, 2019
    The Prayer, Part 2: Let Your Kingdom Come
    Series: The Prayer
    The Kingdom is one of the most used phrases in the New Testament, but its potential power isn't fully realized until the Resurrection. The Kingdom is inevitable but is also an invitation to live with Jesus as King.
  • Apr 14, 2019The Prayer, Part 1: Start Here
    Apr 14, 2019
    The Prayer, Part 1: Start Here
    Series: The Prayer
    How we start is important, and in looking at the most famous prayer in Scripture, we need to know why prayer matters, and how to stay focused on the object of prayer--God.

 

 

 

 


Apr 7, 2019
Are We There Yet, Part 5: I Am a Sibling
Sibling rivalries come in all sizes, but there was one between Jacob and Esau that lasted for decades. But when the brothers met face-to-face after so many years, what happened next is our hope for the future.
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  • Apr 7, 2019Are We There Yet, Part 5: I Am a Sibling
    Apr 7, 2019
    Are We There Yet, Part 5: I Am a Sibling
    Sibling rivalries come in all sizes, but there was one between Jacob and Esau that lasted for decades. But when the brothers met face-to-face after so many years, what happened next is our hope for the future.
  • Mar 31, 2019Are We There Yet, Part 4: I Am a Child
    Mar 31, 2019
    Are We There Yet, Part 4: I Am a Child
    Relationships are about giving appropriate honor to people.
  • Mar 24, 2019Are We There Yet, Part 3: I Am a Parent
    Mar 24, 2019
    Are We There Yet, Part 3: I Am a Parent
    Once a parent, always a parent. Our roles as parents change as our kids grow older, but we still have tremendous possibilities for influencing our kids (and grandkids!), especially in faith.
  • Mar 17, 2019Are We There Yet, Part 2: I Am a Spouse
    Mar 17, 2019
    Are We There Yet, Part 2: I Am a Spouse
    In the beginning God created the family, beginning with the first husband and wife--Adam and Eve. What can we learn about being better to each other from Scripture?
  • Mar 10, 2019Are We There Yet, Part 1: I Am a Family Member
    Mar 10, 2019
    Are We There Yet, Part 1: I Am a Family Member
    Throughout the Bible we see examples of family members who are making the lives of other family members better.

 

 

 

 


Mar 3, 2019
Soul Talk
Series: Soul Care
We spend so much time listening to ourselves, but rarely do we ever talk to ourselves. The Bible records several places where a writer talks to his soul. 
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  • Mar 3, 2019Soul Talk
    Mar 3, 2019
    Soul Talk
    Series: Soul Care
    We spend so much time listening to ourselves, but rarely do we ever talk to ourselves. The Bible records several places where a writer talks to his soul. 
  • Feb 24, 2019A Supporting Cast
    Feb 24, 2019
    A Supporting Cast
    Series: Soul Care
    God created us to be relational, and often the health of our soul is reflected by and/or influenced by the health of our relationships.
  • Feb 17, 2019Experiencing Sufficiency
    Feb 17, 2019
    Experiencing Sufficiency
    Series: Soul Care
    It’s not about self-confidence, but about God-confidence. How much do we trust Him? And how much do we believe what He says to us and about us?
  • Feb 10, 2019Soul Sync
    Feb 10, 2019
    Soul Sync
    Series: Soul Care
    God made us all to be image-bearers and worshipers, but then he made us unique in those roles So each of us then brings something unique to the world, but also to God.
  • Feb 3, 2019Seeking Solace
    Feb 3, 2019
    Seeking Solace
    Series: Soul Care
    Any soul can be injured and feel the resulting pain. God knows that, and He offers both healing and comfort.
  • Jan 27, 2019Slowing, Silence, and Simplicity
    Jan 27, 2019
    Slowing, Silence, and Simplicity
    Series: Soul Care
    A healthy soul is a soul that has learned to slow down the tempo, turn down the noise, and trim down the "important list".
  • Jan 20, 2019R and R
    Jan 20, 2019
    R and R
    Series: Soul Care
    Man was created with physical limitations and must rest--yet we find that so hard to do sometimes.
  • Jan 13, 2019Spiritual Hydration
    Jan 13, 2019
    Spiritual Hydration
    Series: Soul Care
    The key to spiritual hydration is connecting with God. We often are good about reading our Bibles, but fail to experience relationship with God.
  • Jan 6, 2019Me, Two
    Jan 6, 2019
    Me, Two
    Series: Soul Care
    Jesus asked His disciples, "What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?" Taking care of yourself is not the same thing as taking care of your soul. Jesus knew what it took to not just protect the soul, but to care for it as well.