Keep an Eye OPEN! January at UR Church – WFMCC News!

A Church 4 All…Wichita Falls MCC
Wichita Falls MCC
Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church is a Christ-centered community  of believers. We provide a faith-filled spiritual experience for families and individuals of all ages. Through worship, music, play, and service, we acknowledge and celebrate God’s all-inclusive love.  Join us!

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The BREAK In
God made flesh in the person of Jesus of Nazareth is the greatest break in to human experience ever!  Now that we’ve celebrated that magnificent birth, we are poised to answer the question…”Now what?”  What does God’s break in mean for our world, for each of us, for what we value, and for what we will accomplish on God’s behalf?  That’s what “The BREAK In” is all about!  Learn more about this series and the many goings on in January, including…

  • Worship
  • Shoe & Sock Drive
  • Anniversary Concert w/Rev. Delores Berry 
  • WFMCC @ MLK Breakfast
  • Survival Kits for the Homeless
  • Community Baptism & Reaffirmation of Faith
  • King Cake Celebration 
The Place to Be – Be MCC!   

This Sunday…

God Breaking In to our Selves!
Jeremiah 1:3-10, Luke 4:28-30, Matthew 2:1-12

 

Support Our Presence in the Community…
Christmas angel Christmas Angel Follow Up
Did You miss the opportunity to participate in our Christmas Angel drive?  More than $600 was spent on behalf of the church to provide Christmas presents (clothes, school supplies, toys) to 11 children in our community.  Any gifts to replenish the Christmas Angel funds would be MOST appreciated.  If you missed the opportunity to participate, send your gift to MCC at 1401 Travis St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301 OR…click the button below to donate online!  Just let us know you wish the donation to go to Christmas Angels!

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More News…

IN JANUARY – ALL MONTH LONG – SURVEY!

SurveyThroughout the month of January, you will have the opportunity to provide your voice in the process of envisioning our church, defining our mission and ministry, assessing our community, and offering your unique perspective on what the Holy Spirit is doing through our presence in Wichita Falls and the world!  1-page surveys will be available for you to fill out. 

CHANGE/UPDATE!!!  Mark your calendar for February 6th at 6:30pm for a survey Q&A to find out what our collective voices have to say about our church…and to affirm the appointment of a representative team to take on the evaluation and rewriting of our Vision and Mission Statements !

Participate in this exciting process as we discern what it means to be this unique community of faith that is MCC in Wichita Falls!  (If you’d like to receive the surveys via email to print and complete, simply reply to this email to make your request.  All surveys are needed no later than January 26th.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!

January Events You Don’t Want to Miss…

January 5 
First Sunday Lunch Bunch after church!  at: El Chicos on I44 
Pastor Mel hosting.

January 5-19 

Sock & Shoe Drive benefiting the Children’s Aid Society
&
Survival Kit Donations
(through the 18th)

January 14, 6:30pm
GenderQuest

January 17, 7:00pm
Rev. Delores Berry in concert!
Followed by Fellowship  

January 18, 7:30-11:30am
WFMCC @ MLK, Jr. Breakfast
at the MPEC. 

January 18, 3:00pm
Survival Kit Assembly for the Homeless

January 19, Church 27th Anniversary!
Potluck & King Cake Celebration after church.  Prizes offered.

January 21, 9:30am
Delivery of Shoe & Sock Donations to Children’s Aid Society 

January 21, 5:30pm
Downtown Dinner 

   

Details!  Details!

  

Warm Feet, Happy HeartWarm Feet, Happy Hearts
Shoe & Sock Drive!

Join us in collecting shoes and socks to be given to the Children’s Aid Society of West Texas (host organization of the Wichita Falls Children’s Home).  CAS hosts children from age 1 to 17 and their “Wish List” includes shoes of all sizes.  Especially during the winter time, un-holely socks to keep feet warm and dry, and well-fitting shoes are MUCH needed among the children of CAS. 

Getting involved is easy!  Just bring shoes and socks Children's Aid Society to church!  Have a pair of old shoes that you don’t wear anymore?  Bring them!  Have the means to buy a pair of new shoes for a child?  Go for it!  (They tell us the best deals are at Payless, Walmart, and Shoe Show.)  You may also provide gift cards to CAS to buy shoes from these retailers specifically for the children living at the Children’s Home. 

We are collecting shoes and socks until January 19th, so raid your closet or stop by a shoe shop today!!!  Help us help the children!

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Survival Kit Survival Kit Collection

Jesus was homeless.  Yep, that’s right.  OUR Jesus.  Was.  Totally.  Homeless.  Two thousand years after Jesus walked the earth and made his home wherever he stopped for the night, we have thousands of people struggling to survive life without a home.  They reside on doorsteps, in shelters, on the street and in parks.  Homeless people are male, female, transgender, gay, straight, young, old, teens, mentally and emotionally healthy and less-healthy…anyone…and they walk the same walk of Jesus in life; not knowing if there will be a bed, not knowing where the next meal comes from. 

As part of our embracing our role as the Body of Christ, we will address some of the more basic needs of the homeless in Wichita Falls.  To that end, we are creating Survival Kits to be passed out to those we encounter.  Our first goal is to provide 50 survival kits to be distributed between January 18 and February 15.  To reach that goal, we must come together to offer the elements of the survival kits for assembly on January 18 at 3:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Here are the items we need (when we have enough of an item to meet our goal, it will be greyed out):
  • Mini Bottled water
  • Cheese Crackers
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Protein Bars
  • Assorted Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Canned fruit
  • Individual gatorade packets
  • Canned meat  
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves (all sizes)
  • Winter hat
  • Washcloths (2 per kit)
  • Lip balm 
  • Travel lotion 
  • Travel body wash
  • Travel toothpaste
  • Toothbrush 
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Plastic bowl
  • Baby wipes – individual packet
  • Travel baby powder
  • Plastic poncho
  • Small Sewing Kit  
  • Gallon Plastic bags
  • Reusable Grocery bag (to carry kit) 

Thank YOU!!!


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 Prayers and Praises

 

Add your Thanksgivings and Prayer Requests:

Thanksgiving/Praise for… This church & our loving savior! A new year!  An ongoing service to the community!  The chance to grow spiritually! 

 

Prayers for

Barb’s health.  Debra’s mom – support for care.  MJ’s Mom, Lucille – healing and comfort.  Robyn Hering – for healing, safety, understanding and that all her needs, known and unknown, are met.  Our Change that Counts drive!  


Pray with Us

Loving God, surround with comfort and grace all those who suffer.  Embrace us with your constant presence and guide us along the path laid out before us.  Remind us of your ever-present Self so that we may be assured that we are never alone.  Move us in love with you so deeply that we cannot help but speak Your name to all who would listen.  In Your most holy and precious names, Amen.  

  Worship WorshipParticipation
This Week

Special thanks to all of you who have volunteered to serve during worship this week!  Please remember to be at church by 10:15 (Lead Usher) and 10:40 (everyone else) to check in!  

Lead Usher/ 
Altar Candles – Kelly           
Greeter – Beth 

Altar Set up & Clean up – Deon

Offering Ushers – Miriam & Kristopher
Invitation to Generosity – Barbara

Community Prayer – Cookie
Invocation & Reader – Debra
Message – Pastor Mel
Celebrant – Pastor Mel
Co-Celebrant – Linda
Assist Table – Deon

Holder 1 – Trish
Holder 2 – Kristopher
Holder 3 – Miriam

Server 1 – Cookie
Server 2 – Janise   

More…


HELP US RE-TOOL THE
CHURCH KITCHEN 

With the increased use of our church kitchen this year for social gatherings, downtown dinner service, various meetings and ministries, we could use a revitalized set of tools for preparing food.  Now through March 2014 Market Street
  and United Grocery is hosting it’s bi-annual cookware giveaway with their bonus stickers.  Consider collecting your stickers for the church!  Simply collect the stickers when you check out and bring them to church to place in the offering plate (or mail them to 1401 Travis St., WF, TX 76301).  Thank you!   


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Downtown Dinner

Next Dinner: January 21
Save the Dates:  February 18, March 18, April 15

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 8 members strong!  Please keep Kim F, Laura N, Crystal N, Cathy Mc, Shirley M, Deon W, Pam F, and Janise S as they take on this journey of rediscovery!

 

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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 ANONYMOUS

Overeater's AnonymousCompulsive 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. 

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Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church | 1401 Travis Street | Wichita Falls | TX | 76301

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