Pledge Together, You are Powerful Beyond Measure – Come Learn How!

24 April 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. 

WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Worship

10:00am – Hospitality Hour

11:00am – Worship
Sermon Title:  “Powerful Beyond Measure”

Scriptures: 

Acts 1:1-10 (NRSV),
Psalm 29 (MSG)

TIME TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE!

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.  Pledging is a part of living a life of generosity…a goal for all who wish to follow the example of Christ.  Also, this year, rather than pledging based solely on individual financial ability, we are, as a community, going to pledge to the budget total itself. 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. With a membership of 63 people, that represents $920 per person to meet budget over the course of 9 months; or $102 per month; or $24 every Sunday from our ENTIRE membership.

 

Of course, there are members among us who already pledge well over this amount every week. Thank you! PLEASE DON’T STOP!!! Please know you make a HUGE impact on our church’s finances.   

 

If you already give over this amount per week or month, consider a 2.4% increase in your pledge. So, if your usual pledge is $300/month, consider adding 2.4% more, to totaling $308. If you have the means and would like to do even more, you might consider adding 24% more – which would take our $300 example to $372. (And of course, any amount is welcome!

 

There are also those who cannot make a pledge of $24 every Sunday due to their financial means and/or their age (some members are minors without means). Additionally, households with more than one member may not be able to pledge twice and three times this minimum per capita (per person) amount.

 

For those who have pledged prior to this pledge drive and who have consistently pledged under the $102/month, I’m asking that you individually stretch your pledge to the $24/Sunday amount, if at all possible, and to be public about your decision to do so. One dollar for every hour of Sunday! Brings new meaning to the hymn, “I Need Thee Every Hour!”

 

One more note…I know the financial status of all our households change due to many variables. If you pledged last year and either 1) cannot pledge this year, or 2) must reduce your pledge, please know that your gifts – in any capacity – are MOST welcome and MOST appreciated. This pledge campaign and our common goal to meet the budget amount is meant to bring us together, not separate us from one another. Just know that you are still and always will be a valuable part of our community. Please don’t let financial changes remove you from our church body!

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

Serve One Another

HELPING OUR COMMUNITY
Get Busy, Believe 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, Believe Better!

Homelessness Survival Kits
It’s that time again!  We endeavor to provide survival kits every quarter of the year to those who live on the street in the Falls.  Each kit includes weather-specific supplies, and 50 kits is our goal!  Start gathering your donations NOW.  Deadline is May 4th!  Kits will be assembled on Thursday, May 8th at 6:30pm.  Please come help!

Aloe Vera (ravel size), Sunscreen, Deodorant, Ball Caps, Band Aids, Antiseptic Wipes, Bug Spray, Bottled Water, Gatorade Packets, Granola Bars, Cereal Bars, Canned Meat (with pop top), Nuts, Sunflower Seeds, Chapstick with SPF, Bar Soap, Sunglasses. 

 

CHURCH BENEFIT FUNDRAISER.

You’re almost out of time!!! Register Now!
Golf Tournament

2014 Fundraiser Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 |  Archer City Country Club

Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church is sponsoring a Scramble Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held at Archer City Country club on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Participants must be at least 16 years old to enter!!!

The first 18 teams to register will be accepted. Each team will consist of 4 players and entry fee is $60 per player. Registration Fee is due … …  ok, just get registered!!!

Complete the registration form and mail to: WFMCC Golf Tournament c/o Sandra George, 1401 Travis St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301. Checks payable to Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church. NOTE: Golf Tournament

ADDITIONAL NEWS…

Downtown Dinner

DOWNTOWN DINNER

WE FED 63 PEOPLE IN MARCH!!!

Next Dinner:  April 15th

Save the Dates:  May 20, June 17

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.

WFMCC DOCUMENTARY:  MORE FILMING TIME THIS SUNDAY!

Our MSU student film crew will be back this Sunday for a little more footage of worship!  If you missed your chance to be interviewed or be on camera or share your story with one of them, this Sunday is it! 

Also, the crew is BEGGING for pictures of your life with our church.  Please bring any photos you can share for them!

The 20-minute documentary will be viewed in a public showing on May 4th at 3:30pm on the MSU campus.  More details next week!

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

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