WFMCC News – A Gift of Life, Ash Wednesday and Lent 2016

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Wichita Falls MCC…You are Welcome Here!
6 February 2016


Welcome to the World!

It is with GREAT excitement that we announce the two newest additions to our extended WFMCC family!  

Welcome to the world Roland Richard (aka “Bubba” and “Rolly”) and Eva [eee-vah] Hope! 

Both are healthy and perfect bundles of joy!

Roland (born February 2nd):

Roland RichardRoland Richard

Eva (born February 5th), with her PROUD grandma Lois:

Eva HopeEva Hope

 

Welcome New Members

Kristen & Courtney
Dominique

Your Church Leadership…

Board of Trustees Members   Wendy Boone, Kristen Kleist, Shirley Miller, Beth Romm, Gary White
To contact the board: Board@WichitaFallsMCC.org

Lay Delegate
Crys McDonald

Deacon Council
Kelly Poer, Gail Murphy, Laura Nix, Cathy Youngblood
Youth Deacon Candidate 
Dominique Murphy

Youth & Children Ministry
Kelly Poer

Hospitality Ministry
Lois Wagner

LGBTQIA Programs
Anita Higgins

Membership Development
Kim Haskin & Beth Romm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


YouTubeWFMCC on YouTube!

 Our church is on the ‘net!  

Check out our YouTube Channel and watch worship online! 

 


Miracle SundayMiracle Sunday Follow Up

On January 17th, we celebrated our 29th Anniversary! Here are a few points of info on the day…

  • We welcomed three new members: Kristen, Courtney, and Dominique
  • 47 folks joined us for worship!
  • We celebrated the $2,500 raised during our Miracle Sunday campaign!  Thank you to all who participated in the campaign!

Upcoming in Worship…

Ash Wednesday

Don't Try So Hard

Ash Wednesday is a time of introspection, of looking inside ourselves to dredge up anything that might be situated between us and God. Things like resentment, unforgiveness, judgment, anger, frustration, jealousy, envy, discontent. These are the things that we focus on. These are the things that draw our focus away from God. In order to repent – to turn back toward God – we must see these things for what they are…distractions… and set them aside. 

Join us Wednesday, February 10,
at 6:30pm for Ash Wednesday service!  

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Questions

Lent 2016 – Nurturing Our Questions

We live in a world of history and fact and the presumption that there’s an answer for every question.  If we can ask it, there must be an answer somewhere.  Yet, at the same time, bad things happen to good people, we suffer pain and sickness, and we struggle to make ends meet.  The bigger questions, like “What am I here for?” and “Why do I suffer so?” are left unanswered.  Since we don’t have many answers, let’s journey together to find truth in the questions themselves!

Join us for worship February 14th – March 20th!

10am – Hospitality Hour (Free Breakfast)
11am – Worship

o  Week 1 – Nurturing Questions of Meaning and Purpose
o  Week 2 – Nurturing Questions of Lamentation and Doubt
o  Week 3 – Nurturing Questions of Suffering and Evil
o  Week 4 – Nurturing Questions of Belonging and Community
o  Week 5 – Nurturing Questions of Fear and Faith
o  Week 6 – Nurturing Questions of Where and How God Works
 


 

Valentine's Potluck

(Saint) Valentine’s Day Potluck!

Join us on February 14th after church for a (Saint) Valentine’s Day potluck! Bring a dish to share and bring your special valentine along, too! All kinds of valentines will be recognized, like: life-partner, best friend, sista from another mista, bruther from another muther, in-laws, outlaws, and more! We will enjoy our potluck together after worship. Those interested in joining our Lenten Study will adjourn to the sanctuary after lunch.


Strategic Plan Updates…

Wichita Falls MCC’s congregation passed a Strategic Plan for 2015-2020.

Currently working…

  • Promote Building Rental – Awaiting proposals
  • Bolster Social Ministry – Proposal affirmed by the Board of Trustees on January 31st.  Watch for regular potlucks and social activity announcements!
  • Membership Cultivation – Team identified and will begin work together.  
  • Rebuild Children’s Ministry – New Cry Room is ready and available.  We have begun children’s moments in worship again.  VBS is just around the corner!
  • Grow Garden Ministry – Proposal reviewed by the Board of Trustees on January 31st.  Additional information will be provided in the coming days to begin work.
  • After-School Program – Awaiting proposals.
  • Mission/Outreach Program w/tees – The Board of Trustees has received one estimate for tees.  Two additional estimates will be sought before tees printed. Orders will be taken once a printer has been chosen.
  • Pew repair/reupholster – Awaiting proposals.

Get Married @ WFMCC!

Members of WFMCC may reserve the church building for free.  Non-Members are asked to provide a $100 donation for building use. For more information, contact 940-322-4100 or email us at info@WichitaFallsMCC.org.


Living the Questions
Lenten Study – Living the Questions

LtQ is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what’s next for Christianity. LtQ features thirty acclaimed scholars, theologians, and experts. Each session will be one hour, plus lunch together each week. The 20-minute video segments include conversations with leading voices of faith, digital stories illustrating aspects of an evolving faith, and concrete spiritual practices and disciplines.

Sundays after church (approx. 1:15pm)
Bring Lunch!
February 14th – March 20th


 Membership Class!!!

Are you interested in becoming a member of WFMCC?  Join us for Membership class! The next Membership class will be February 20thRSVP to 940-322-4100! Snacks provided…plan on staying two hours.

New Member ClassAgenda:

Documents…these will be provided at class, but in case you’d like to preview them:

  1. Spiritual Gifts Inventory (adult & youth, password: gospeloflove)
  2. WFMCC Bylaws & SOP’s
  3. WFMCC Membership Covenant

The Life of the Church

Music Ministry

WFMCC Praise Team – We practice on Wednesdays, 5:45-7:00pm.   

Outreach – Serve with your church family!

Tuesday Morning Crew – Have a few hours to devote to those necessary “odd jobs” around church? Join the Tuesday Morning Crew! 9:00am – 12:00pm

Downtown Dinner – Help Serve the community while you experience the benefit of sharing Christ’s love with others! Service: Every third Tuesday, 5:30pm
 
Community Garden Team – The Community Garden Team is already being harvested.  The strawberries are in season!  Come join us in working the garden! 
 
Social
 
Hospitality Hour – Come to church a little early on Sunday and enjoy a full breakfast and time to connect! Service: Sundays, 10:00am
 
Potlucks – Bring a dish to share on these days! 
  o  February 14th (Valentine’s Day)
  o  March 13th (St. Patrick’s Day)
  o  April 17th
  o  May 15th (Pentecost!)
  o  June 12th
 
Administration
 
Board of Trustees – Next meeting on February 28th
 

Also at Church…
 

INTO ACTION – 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. Into Action Meeting Mondays, 7:00pm, in the rear fellowship hall. This is an OPEN meeting!
ALSO – An open potluck and speaker meeting happens every 2nd Saturday of the month, beginning at 5:30pm.  Join us!

 


 

Church Relationship Building

Are you struggling to connect with others at church? Finding that your expectations aren’t being met? Need to speak with someone about getting and staying connected? Review these important documents adopted by our church in March 2014. These are guiding principles that help us all know what is to be expected, what we can expect, and how we can build lasting relationships with one another.

Components of Church Relationships >>

Practices of Church Relationships >>

Expectations of Church Relationships >>


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