Congregational Meeting Announced!

Lent is Here! Get Involved! ALSO: Congregational Meeting Announced!

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DON’T MISS THIS SUNDAY!
9:00am – Sunday School, "Son of God" study – lesson 1
10:00am – Hospitality Hour, come get breakfast!
10:30am – Blended Journey pre-worship concert!
11:00am – Worship!  "Son of (Hu)Man-Kind"  Scriptures: Isaiah 43:1-14, 18-21, 25-26 & Luke 5:17-26

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Return to the Lord your God, for God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and the Lord relents over disaster.
(Joel 2:13)

"In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
(2 Corinthians 6:2)

Lent is the season of our faith intent on reviving our attention to what we believe, where we might share our faith, how we practice our faith, and focus on serving others.  We observe Lent in an attempt to activate our faith through the season as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

Your church is in deed hosting such excellent offerings for your Lenten journey in hopes that you spend this season activating YOUR faith, every day and in every way possible.  This year, we’re getting our hands dirty, exercising our minds, and considering the temple of God that is our bodies… all to make way toward being the healthy Body of Christ!

Find YOUR passion for Christ and our faith this Lent!  Get involved!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become even more blessed by God’s presence in your life and the presence of our church.

Lent 2014 Programming…

Believe Offerings

"Son of God" Small Groups
Join in a weekly small group to consider the Son of God – who he was in this life and who he is in your life today.
Thursdays, 6:30pm (March 6 – April 10)
Sundays, 9:00am (March 9 – April 13)

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Practice Offerings

Worship – "Son of God" series
Attend worship for an in-depth exploration of the life of Christ!  Sundays, 11:00am

Public Communion
Come share in the ritual of communion offered in the community!  Communion will be offered on Tuesdays, during the lunch hour (12:00-1:30pm) through Lent.  LOCATION ANNOUNCED! We will host public communion at Harold Jones Park at 9th Street and Broad.  Come and go communion service offered every 10 minutes.  Texts from WFMCC will share location and reminders.  (If you’re not already getting WFMCC texts, please let us know at 214-500-1935!)

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Share Offerings

Weekly Hospitality
Come to church at 10:00am and enjoy time to get to know your church!  We’ve had MANY new folks who are seeking to create new relationships in their newfound Body of Christ.  Come meet and greet…and connect!

Lunch with the Pastor
It’s Back!  Join in for lunch conversation with the Pastor on Wednesdays at 12:00pm!  This one-hour lunch sharing will focus on the weekly message. March 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16

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Serve Offerings

Spring Break Mission Trip!
This mission opportunity has been postponed due to lack of sign ups at our sister church, First United Methodist. Watch for local mission opportunities to take part in through Lent!

Downtown Dinner
Offer your service to those in need by helping with our Downtown Dinner on March 18.  Linda Hoagland will be leading this effort while Pastors Mel and Georgia are away on mission!  March 18, 6:00-7:30pm

Homeless Survival Kits
Collect NOW, assemble April 11th, 3:00pm

P.E.T.S. Supply Drive!
Last month we helped the children…this Lent, let’s help the pets!  Taking donations beginning April 1 – Pillowcases, Dog houses, fencing supplies, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, clip boards, spray bottles (any size).

Community Garden
Watering and planting help needed!  Workers needed Tuesday mornings (9-11a) and Wednesday afternoons (1:30-8pm).  Also Saturdays (9-11a).

Media Service
Offer your time to edit and publish recordings of our worship moments for those who cannot join us on Sundays!  Training provided.  Schedule based on your availability.

Building TaskList
Various projects are underway to enhance our facilities for better organization and greater use.  If you have skills with a saw, hammer, drill…or even just with moving things around, help us make headway this season!  Contact the church office (940-322-4100) with your interest.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
Congregational Meeting Date: March 23!

This years congregational meeting will take place on March 23, immediately following worship. Members are needed to attend as we make some very important decisions about our churches future! Up for consideration:

• Board Member Elections – Beth Romm (Treas.) and Becky Rhodes (member at large) are at the completion of their terms of service. Applicants and applications for re-election will be available for consideration before the vote.
• New mission and vision statements for WFMCC
• Pastoral Measure: congregational relationships covenant
• Leadership reports
• Annual congregational meeting rescheduling
• Budget considerations for 2014/2015

PRE-MEETING QUESTION AND ANSWER FORUM
March 18 – 6:00pm

Pastor Mel, the Board of Trustees, and new Board applicants will welcome your questions and comments about the Congregational Meeting voting items on Tuesday, March 18, at 6:00pm. This is your opportunity for questions and dialogue about each measure!  Please plan to attend.

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