Comedy & Concert – SATURDAY Night, Perkins Lectures Next Week!

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16 May 2014, In this Issue…
WFMCC

WHO WE ARE…

Wichita Falls MCC is an exuberantly inclusive, loving, and serving community of faith offering God’s promise, Christ’s salvation, and the Holy Spirit’s comfort to all.  Our mission to accomplish this vision of our church is to:  Gather in compassionate kinship with acceptance of all, Encourage awakenings within the diverse paths of following Christ, and Celebrate a common faith in a loving God, endless hope in the face of suffering and doubt, and the many gifts of the Spirit present in the Body of Christ.

It is our sincere desire that you find a warm welcome at Wichita Falls MCC,
and a place you may want to seriously consider as your spiritual home. 

CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

Ray Vester in Concert!
Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 7:00 pm

Much talented, Rev. Ray Vester, is joining us on May 17th for a concert event!  This even is free to attend, and a love offering will be taken for Ray as his ONLY compensation for this visit!   

 

Ray is a pastor in Metropolitan Community Churches who offers his special brand of life lessons through comedy and song.  His truly-Southern perspectives and deep faith are sure to bring light and joy to your evening.   

 

Please make plans to attend!!! 

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Worship

10:00am – Hospitality Hour

11:00am – Worship
Sermon Title:  “Mama Knows”

Scriptures:

2 Corinthians 3:7-18 (NRSV)

Psalm 139:13-16, 23-24 (MSG)

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

HELPING OUR COMMUNITYServe One Another
Get Busy, Live Better!

An integral part of being a community of faith is founded on the ways in which we reach beyond our doors and into the community around us.  As Jesus did, we best serve God when we choose serve others.  Here’s what’s going on and coming up in service to others. 

Get Busy, Live Better!

NEW OPPORTUNITY 

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Perkins Lecture Mission Event  

 

In Partnership with First United Methodist Church, our partners for Downtown Dinner!  We have a special Missions Event planned for Tuesday, May 20, from 3:00-5:00 pm, to support “Stop Hunger Now.”  We will be packing small meal packets (with rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and flavoring mix) to be distributed to people in need.  Those supported include: school feeding programs, orphanages, medical clinics and crisis situations.  We will be packing in the FUMC Rec Lobby from 3:00-5:00 pm but the event is come and go, so please come whenever you can and leave when you need to. This is a great chance for us to impact world hunger by packing 10,000 meals!

PERKINS LECTURES WELCOMES
ADAM HAMILTON – FREE EVENT!

Perkins Lectures

The Perkins Lectures proudly announces Reverend Adam Hamilton will speak at this year’s event, May 19th and 20th. He is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Launched in 1990, the church is the largest United Methodist Church in the United States with an average weekend attendance of 8,600.

 

Hamilton was named one of the “Ten people to watch in America’s spiritual landscape” by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. For his work in racial reconciliation Adam was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award. He’s received numerous other awards for community service.

 

Adam has written over 15 books and several small group studies. His newest book,

Making Sense Of The Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today,

was released March 18, 2014, and forms the basis of his lectures this year.

 

Make plans now to attend May 19th and 20th. The first lecture is Monday at 7 pm, followed by Tuesday lectures at 11 am and 7 pm.

TIME TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE!
$25,000 PLEDGED SO FAR!

In March, we approved our 2014 End of Year budget.  Now, It’s time to join efforts and plan how we will meet that goal! 

Pledge Sunday (goal date to meet budget): May 25, 2014.

This Sunday, pledge forms will be available for you to pick up and pray over.  Alternately, you can download your form HERE and make your pledge now!  Return the form to church during worship, or mail to 1401 Travis St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301.

For your prayer time…

Click here to take some time to read our Seventh Practice of Ministry in Community: Generosity. We have a common goal…and it’ll take everyone’s attention and dedication to meet it.

 

For the remainder of this year, our total goal to pledge is $57,897 to December 31, 2014

 
Let’s pledge together to meet
the needs of our church!
 

ADDITIONAL NEWS…

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Vacation Bible School is Coming…
July 28-August 1!  More information coming soon! 

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Downtown Dinner

DOWNTOWN DINNER

Next Dinner: 

May 20th 

Save the Dates:  June 17, July 15, August 19

Come help us serve those in need!  Arrive at or near 5:30pm.  Dinner service starts at 6:00pm and ends at 7:30pm.

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CREATING A LIFE THAT MATTERSCreating a Life that Matters

 

Pray for Your 2013-2014 Class! 

 

The class for this year’s CLM study is 7 members strong!  Please keep Kim F, Laura N, Crystal N, Shirley M, Deon W, Pam F, and Janise S as they take on this journey of rediscovery!  We’ve entered course 2…Rediscovering Relationship with My Self!

 

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GenderQuest GENDERQUEST 
Let’s Get Together, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! 

 

Join us for our monthly meeting of GenderQuest.  We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm in the WFMCC Sanctuary.  Got gender?  Then GenderQuest is for you!

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OVEREATER’S ANONYMOUSOvereater's Anonymous

Compulsive overeaters are invited to a weekly meeting of Overeaters Anonymous on Saturdays from

9:00 – 10:00 AM at WFMCC at 1401 Travis (at 14th Street.) Please use the side door on Travis Street rather than the front door.

For more information, contact Linda at 940-723-4395.

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS

This week, one of our church friends was in crisis.  Having been removed from her home by her landlord (for reasons both of her own making, and circumstances beyond her control), she needed assistance in moving her belongings.  The same day, she had an episode of confusion and immobility that resulted in her being admitted to the hospital.  She’s still there receiving treatment.

In her absence, a small group of volunteers from our church arrived to move as many of her belongings as possible, which are now temporarily stored in the church yard.  This mobilization happened quickly and resulted in some precious belongings from her family history being salvaged. 

Jesus told us in the parable of the wedding banquet…”He said also to the one who had invited him, ‘When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbours, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.'” (Luke 14:12-14)

Involvement in our church is not an exclusive family and close friends event…but an event open to all, and receiving of all.  Thank you to those volunteers who stepped into the service of another, knowing that their offering cannot be repaid.  Thank you for being Christ to someone in need.

Keep up the good Gospel, MCC!  You Are Loved!  
Let no one tell you otherwise!
Yay, God!!! 

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