Tag Archives: PCO

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

ImageIt’s easy to come up with photos for “community” as the word “community” automatically brings thoughts of “church” or “community of believers” to my mind and it’s been a pretty busy week for the Protestant Church in Oman during this 3rd week of Advent! ūüôā ¬†Here, as with each of the 4 weeks of Advent, one family from the congregation lights the previous candle(s) of Advent and then lights the next candle until the 4th is lit on Christmas week. ¬†This ancient tradition is one way for the church to celebrate the first Advent (“Coming”) and anticipate the 2nd Advent of Christ. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†ImageOne important aspect of community in the church is fellowship and the breaking of bread together. ¬†This photo was during the last Tuesday night Bible study of the year.ImageThis photo was from Friday’s event known as “Christmas Joy” , which is an outreach party to give an evening of joy to female migrant workers in Muscat, Oman (next year is the men’s turn!). ¬†This was the 7th annual Christmas Joy in Oman! ¬†Outreach and charity are important features of any healthy church community.

I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of “community” for this photo challenge. ¬†Finally, here’s a short video from the Children’s Nativity Play this past Friday morning in which the children and youth led us in celebration of Christmas Worship Service”:¬†

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Muscat Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, December 7th at Ghala Church

Image¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†I highly recommend stopping by Ghala Church this Saturday between 9am and 2pm for the Christmas Bazaar organized by Muscat Women’s Fellowship. Proceeds will go towards supplying needs to Christmas Joy oureach Christmas party and also towards financial needs of the St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic (an awesome ministry providing free medical care each month to those who need it). ¬†Good buys, good food, good fun and good cause! ¬†(2 rials admittance charge) There will also be a number of fantastic door prizes!!!

Pastoral Position Available in Sohar

pastoral position  The Protestant Church in Oman is searching for a Pastor to serve the congregation in Sohar.  If you know of anyone that is interested (and qualified!), here are the details.  Applications must be submitted on or before March 30th.  Email applications are welcome as well and may be sent to pcomct@omantel.net.om

“There are Signs Everywhere”

signs of new directions

Brilliant 1st sermon of the year from Protestant Church in Oman (PCO) Pastor Barry Dawson on Friday, January 4th about seeking new direction in 2013. (from Matthew 2:1-12)

“The Most Excellent Way”

Image is taken from the front of the church bulletin for Friday, October 12th, 2012. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

A fine sermon from Pastor Chris Howitz from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13: