Catalyst, Christmas Eve, “…Feelings” GET CONNECTED AT CHURCH!

WFMCC
Worship
Sundays, 11:00am

Hospitality Breakfast at 10:00am!

Pathway
Theme: “From Nazareth to Bethlehem”

2 Samuel 7:1-16
Luke 2:1-7 

Worship Series:  The Journey

Walking the Road to Bethlehem
Journey with us as we travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating Advent look at the birth of Jesus the Christ. Series creator, Adam Hamilton, provides the backdrop for our exploration of Mary, Joseph, Mary’s visit with Elizabeth, traveling the distance between Nazareth to Bethlehem, and finally, arriving at the Manger.  Using historical information, dramatic scenes, inspiring music, and an in-depth look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road.   Join us for Advent Worship!  November 30 through Christmas Eve!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Catalyst Catalyst 

…for Cause, 
…for Community, …for Christ.

                  
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
 
“All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth

“I can’t make room for one more thing before Christmas!!!”  It’s a daily worry and as Christmas gets closer, the to-do list migrates from joyous anticipation to burdensome worry that we won’t get everything done.  In honor of busy lives, and knowing that many hope never to miss an activity at church, we are postponing Catalyst until mid January.  As we announced last Sunday, the location for Catalyst will be changing.  Watch our newsletter for updates and announcements for our next Catalyst service!  Christmas Delight

In the meantime, Merry Christmas!  And…take a moment today for a blessing for your day. 

The blessing of Christmas presents found in the joy of an onion!  –>>>

Grace

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And Grace for the day ahead…

 

Catalyst is an extension outreach ministry by Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church. Any questions regarding the service, its format, its speakers, or its management may be directed to WFMCC at 940-322-4100.

Christmas Eve

Celebrate the Birth of Christ with Your Church Family!!! 

 

Join us for a short prayer service, followed by a yummy potluck dinner, and present exchange. Those who are able, bring a dish to share, and bring a present (or two) valued at $5 or less. We will pray for peace and healing, and learn a little about the blessings that brought about the carols we Facebookwill sing together. Bring a friend!

December 24th, 6:30pm

Let us know you’re planning to join us!  Join the Event on Facebook!   


MORE IN MINISTRY…

MORE IN MINISTRY…
Get Busy
Angels
WFMCC
The Goings On…Get Busy, Live Better!
                  
There are many wonderful things at church that will never be done if you don’t do them. We have LOTS of opportunity to get involved at WFMCC. There’s no reason to stay disconnected from your faith community! Take a look at how you can be involved…

Music Ministry
 
Choir – the choir is always seeking new voices! No experience required and you do NOT have to read music! Just come with a desire to make a joyful noise! Practice: 7:00pm, Wednesdays

Outreach – Serve with your church family!

Tuesday Morning Crew – Have a few hours to devote to those necessary “odd jobs” around church?  Join the Tuesday Morning Crew!  9:00am – 12:00pm, Tuesdays

Downtown Dinner – Help Serve the community while you experience the benefit of sharing Christ’s love with others! Service: Every third Tuesday, 5:30pm

Social

GenderQuest – support one another as we navigate this gendered world around us! Meeting: every 2nd Tuesday, 6:30pm Location: TBA

Hospitality Hour – Come to church a little early on Sunday and enjoy a full breakfast and time to connect! Service: Sundays, 10:00am

Administration
 
Board of Trustees
Meeting Schedule December 21st after church

Christmas Angels

 
UPDATE: A MIRACLE IS HAPPENING!

We have an amazing opportunity this year to provide Christmas gifts of clothes and toys to children who, without us, will not get to celebrate with presents.  Deacon Cookie has 52, YES FIFTY-TWO, 54, YES FIFTY-FOUR, children listed that need help.  

Presents are due to the church THIS SUNDAY.  Please bring them, unwrapped, to church Sunday morning and we will offer a prayer over them before they’re distributed next week.  

If you cannot offer presents for children, please keep the Christmas Angel program in your prayers!  A miracle is indeed happening through you!

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If you would like to help organize the presents for distribution, stay after church and join Deacon Cookie and Pastor Mel.
If you would like to help with the distribution of presents, please join Pastor Mel at the church Monday morning at 10:00am.  All are welcome to take part!
Living the Body of Christ
2Gether in Church!
Take time to read through what is expected of members and friends as part of our church!

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Words and Feelings

I’ve always enjoyed playing with words.  From learning how to spell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” backwards to mastering the ABS’s front, back and from the middle, words and letters have been longtime friends of mine.  Words are powerful to bring a new world into being.  Words are helpful to rewrite stories and change horrible memories into tales of superpowers.  

Words are beautiful…in a loving person, anyway.

 

Even though I’ve always had a love of words, there have been many times in  my life when words were used to cut, batter, bully, and bruise me.  Sometimes those words were used by other people, and sometimes by my own mind – that place in my subconscious that believed all the terrible things others said about who I was and am and would be.

 

I spent years crafting the response to such words by removing feelings from my vocabulary.  If I didn’t know the word for sad, I wouldn’t be sad.  If I could release the word for anger, I wouldn’t be angry.  …and so on.

 

It worked… … …or at least it gave me reprieve from my feelings while my feelings were being so badly harmed.

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Also at the Church

 

INTO ACTION – ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is an organization of people who want to share their experiences, lend strength and help the members and others recover from alcoholism. Into Action Meeting Mondays, 7:00pm, in the rear fellowship hall. This is an OPEN meeting!

 

BLENDED JOURNEY

Music Rehearsal – For information on joining or practicing with Blended Journey, please contact Karen Booth (kbooth@wichitafallsmcc.org). Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 5:30pm.

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