Christmas 2022 Bible Reading Schedule

Greetings! We trust your families and communities are well. We’re excited to share this year’s Christmas Bible Reading Plan. As the month begins, join us in reading approximately 10 verses a day centered on the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord. Matthew, Luke, John and others remind us of our Wonderful Counselor who humbled Himself and took on the form of man, even to the point of death on the cross. May all our hearts and homes be warmed during this Advent Season by our Lord’s wondrous love. Because He Lives.

DOCC Christmas 2022 Daily Bible Reading Plan

  • December 1    Luke 1:1-10
  • December 2    Luke 1:11-20
  • December 3    Luke 1:21-30
  • December 4    Luke 1:31-38
  • December 5    Luke 1:39-50
  • December 6    Luke 1:51-58
  • December 7    Luke 1:59-66
  • December 8    Luke 1:67-80
  • December 9    Luke 2:1-12
  • December 10  Luke 2:13-21
  • December 11  Luke 2:22-32
  • December 12  Luke 2:33-40
  • December 13  Luke 2:41-52
  • December 14  Isaiah 9:1-7
  • December 15  Isaiah 11:1-10
  • December 16  Matthew 1:1-17
  • December 17  Matthew 1:18-25
  • December 18  Matthew 2:1-12
  • December 19  Matthew 2:13-23
  • December 20  John 1:1-9
  • December 21  John 1:10-18
  • December 22  John 1:19-28
  • December 23  John 1:29-42
  • December 24  John 1:43-51
  • December 25  Philippians 2:1-11

Special Celebration Gift for Our Lord’s Birth

Job 22:26-28: For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

Mathew 2:21: And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

Dear Lord Jesus,
During this special holiday season set aside to celebrate Your birth, I want to hear and follow the Holy Spirit. Help me give a gift that blesses Your kingdom and Your Church. I thank You for Your great love, mercy, grace, favor, blessings, protection, and victories that You have bestowed upon me and my house up to the third and fourth generations. And now, by faith in Your eternal Word, I name and declare my Christmas seed offering for the following special needs and/or heart’s desires:

In Jesus’ name, and according to Hebrews 11:6, I pray and receive the special Christmas requests listed above.

DOCC Prayer for All

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. Daniel 6:10

Prayer for Family, Church, Community, Nation, and Others

Eternal Father, I come to you in the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I first thank you for your Word, Thy Word is Truth, Thy Word is Life, Thy Word is Everything and I ask that you help me and everyone that I am praying for today to experience love, joy, peace, favor and victory as we endeavor to live by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Next, I thank you for this day; for this is the day that You, my Lord has made, and I shall rejoice and be glad in it. Now Heavenly Father, as I come to you, I pray for me and my house and affirm that we will serve the Lord Jesus Christ; additionally, I pray for my Church and all whom I am duty bound to pray for and for all whom I have obligated myself to pray for.

As I pray, I thank You for all the wonderful blessings You have already bestowed upon us and I ask that You continue to bless us. First, I ask that You continue to bless us spiritually. I ask that You bless those of us who are already saved to be continuouslystrengthened in our faith and belief in You. I ask for the full and continued sanctification of each of us. I ask that You help each of us to continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Additionally, I ask that you bless each of us who are saved to be filled and overflowing with the Holy Spirit and that we be and remain Spirit filled and Spirit lead. I ask that our lights shine brighter than ever so that men may see our good works and glorify You, our Heavenly Father. I pray now for any who are not saved. I ask that You bless them to become saved so that they may come to know you, the only true God and Jesus Christ Whom You have sent.

Now, Heavenly Father, I ask that you bless all of us to prosper and be in health and I ask that you bless all our souls to prosper beyond measure.

Finally, Heavenly Father, I pray and ask for the healing of our land and nation. I ask that your grace and mercy cover us and that we as individuals, families, a Church, and a nation become all that You have planned and purposed for us. In Jesus’ name I pray and thank You for these and all blessings; and to You be the glory; amen.

For additional prayer requests, we welcome everyone to contact us at

Faith Spaces Music Assignment

Greetings DOCC,

It was a blessing to see you tonight and to introduce Faith Spaces, normalizing the sovereignty of God over our lives.

Remember the assignment from tonight: to listen to a favorite song about faith spaces until next week. It can be one of these from tonight’s lesson, or another (or better, listen to all of them!), and come ready to share how this music encourages you, or share about your favorite lyrics and why.

•Hymn, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
•Hymn, “Where He Leads Me I Will Follow”
•Keith Wonder Boy Johnson, “Let Go and Let God Have His Way”
•Rev. James Cleveland, “What Shall I Do?” (or “I Know He’ll Come Through”)
•Alabama Spirituals, “Jesus Will Fix It for You.”

And visit us on Facebook to say hello and to listen again to tonight’s lesson. Stay safe, blessed, and in touch.

Pastor J. Lane

Meditation Scriptures

Please enjoy this week’s meditation Scriptures from the Disciples of Christ Church. Be blessed church family!

Isaiah 6:1-10 (KJV)
Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)
Matthew 18:20 (KJV)
Mark 11:24 (KJV)
1 John 5:14-15 (KJV)
John 15:1-10 (KJV)

Rest in Heaven Bro. Michael Lee Brown

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Thank you all for joining us as we celebrate the life of our dear Brother Michael Lee Brown at his homegoing service. Celebration details are as follows:

Date: Friday, March 25, 2022

Time: 11AM-12PM

Location: Palmer Memorial Chapel, 1200 Fontaine Place, Columbia, SC 29202

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” -Thessalonians 4:13-14

Obituary for Mr. Michael Lee Brown

Mr. Michael Lee Brown, son of the late Mr. Cleaser and Mrs. Rena Rush Brown, was born on December 2, 1956, in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, the fourth of eight children. He grew up attending Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Andrews where he was baptized and attended Georgetown County public schools. Mr. Brown worked professionally in home and business construction on South Carolina’s Grand Strand before relocating to Columbia, SC in 2009, where he became a faithful member of the Disciples of Christ Church and Educational Ministries. He was an eager helper to people in need, and a fervent believer in family. He continued in carpentry as an avid hobbyist, along with landscaping. Family adored him for his goodwill, charisma and lightheartedness, and his love of gospel music. An inspiration of joy who loved life, he left to be forever with the Lord on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Cherishing his memory are sisters Janet (Dr. John Lane, Sr.), Lexington, SC; Sylvia (Moses Myers, Sr.), Georgetown, SC; Mary (Craig Lance [d]), Columbia, SC; and Martha Brown, Columbia, SC. Beloved siblings preceding him include Phillip, Georgetown, SC; Leroy, Sr., Andrews, SC; and Cynthia, Columbia, SC. In addition to his sisters and their families, he is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and their families, and countless cherished relatives and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to: 
Disciples of Christ Church Building Fund 
c/o P.O. Box 414 
Lexington, SC 29071 
Donations can be made to:

🙏🏾🕊Rest in Heaven Brother Brown🕊🙏🏾

Additional Homegoing Celebration Details can be found at the Palmer Memorial Chapel here:

1/16 Worship Broadcast Postponed

Good Morning,

Due to area power outages, we are postponing the broadcast of this morning’s worship service. Please stay safe and check on others. Continue in prayer, and we encourage you to read Acts chapters 10 and 11 as part of Minister Lane’s continuing sermon series. We will update you with the rescheduled broadcast time.

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Virtual DOCC Watch Night⏱🌃

It’s time to pray the New Year in!!!! 🙏

Join us tonight for Watch Night 2022!
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised. For the great things He has done in our lives!
(Psalms 48:1; Galatians 1:4-5)

Use the Bible study link below as always.
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Early check-in: 10:45pm
Service start time: 11:00pm 🎇

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Lord, “You are good, and what you do is good. Teach [us] Your decrees.” Psalm 119:68

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