In This Moment…This Week at YOUR Church!

WFMCC
27 August 2014
Worship This Week…

Theme:  “Night and Day”

Series:  “All My Days” – come experience the wonder of prayer focused through the use of prayer bead touchstones.  In a consistent prayer life, we are able to connect to the Divine, our God Creator, Christ, and Spirit with intention.

Feature Video
In This Moment

The Goings On…
Get Busy, Live Better!

There are many wonderful things 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
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!
Garden Care – We’ve planted our pumpkin patch!  And it’s time to till under to make room. 
     Gardening: 9:00am, 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
FallFest Steering Committee – help plan our community FallFest in November!  
     Meeting: Sunday, September 7th, 1:00pm

Social

GenderQuest – support one another as we navigate this gendered world around us!    
     Meeting: every 2nd Tuesday, 6:30pm 
     (Sept. Meeting at Harold’s on Scott St.)
Hospitality Hour – Come to church a little early on Sunday and enjoy a full breakfast and time to connect! 
     Service: Sundays, 10:00am

Education
“Flames of Faith” – it’s not too late to join in on the “Flames of Faith” world religions study. 
     Meeting: Thursdays, 6:00pm

 

Upcoming Church Events

Board of Trustee Meeting Schedule
September 21st  |  November 16th  |  December 14th – all after church.

Congregational Meeting Forum
October 16th, 6:00pm

Congregational Meeting (VOTING, Requires Quorum) – October 19th, After Church

FallFest!  – November 1st, 4:30-8:00pm

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In this Moment…
Pastor’s Reflection

This Moment

“We will believe and we will give all for Your glory, all for Your glory.Because, we wanna see Your fire pour out overwhelm this place and me. In this moment, in this moment, in this moment.”

It’s not always easy for us to truly open ourselves to God’s presence in our every day lives.  God has a reputation of not following human expectations, so asking God to fill us up, to fill up our world, may seem daunting, if not altogether terrifying.  This hesitancy comes from our fears and our ego.  We don’t want to be humbled in awe and tremble.  And we don’t want our plans to be too disturbed.

Yet, this fearless outcry to God to see God’s fire pout out and overwhelm us is exactly the power that surrounded Jesus.  Not a fire to burn us and make life miserable, but to fill us and refine all those character defects that seek to make our lives a wreck.  To burn away our fear, our shame, our jealousy, our sense of lack, and our judgment.  And to replace those things with God’s assurance, with patience, with compassion, and with grace. 

This is not usually a delightful, easy, or quick process.  We all need to be emblazoned by God all the time.  But since we cannot live in the past – it’s already gone – and we cannot live in the future – for that’s simply our imagination, we MUST cry out for God’s fire in this moment.  When the next moment comes along, cry out again.  Receive, stay open, and live in the moment of God’s outpouring. 

In THIS moment, God is reaching to you, offering you the opportunity to live as a part of the family of Christ, and to work together with God to enact the kin-dom.  It’s in this moment that God needs you to commit.  Not later today, not in prayer time, not at church on Sunday…but in this moment…and now in this moment…and now in this moment. 

Make this your moment.  Amen.

 

2Gether in Church!
Take time to read through what is expected of members and friends as part of our church!
Board of Trustees – Meeting Update
The Board of Trustees met on August 24th after church.  Here are a few updates from that meeting. 
  • The decision to formally release information about the dissolution of the “Break the Barrier” Fund was scheduled.  Missed the release?  Click Here to read it.
  • Designated funds currently in the General Operating account will be moved to savings to reflect more accurate financials.
  • Currently, the church has a year-to-date income surplus of $900.  This includes all fundraiser money taken in since April 2014.  Tithe income to support budget are approximately $3,000 behind budget.
  • Pest control service has begun to better care for our building.
  • The Hotter ‘N Hell fundraiser brought in more than $1,000 to the general fund.
  • The church has secured Workers Compensation insurance through Farmers Insurance to protect staff in the case of an injury on premises.
  • Pastor Mel will attend the Fall Network Gathering of MCC global in September. 
  • The Board of Trustees will begin contract review this week in order to “right-size” our financial commitments.
  • Letter regarding annual membership renewal will be sent out prior to the October Congregational Meeting.
  • A forum to discuss church changes and options will be scheduled in September to update the congregation and vote on next steps regarding our fiscal health.
  • Board members will be evaluating the safety of our pews and will choose four to be retired.  Approved the dismantling of the fellowship hall pew, as it is actively breaking down.  Chosen unsafe pews will be removed within two weeks.
About Us
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.
Also at the Church…


OVEREATER’S ANONYMOUS
Overeater's Anonymous

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

Please use the side door on Travis Street rather than the front door. For more information, contact Linda at 940-723-4395.

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.  Meeting Mondays, 7:00pm…beginning September 8th, in the rear fellowship hall. 

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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