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Wichita Falls MCC…You are Welcome Here!
29 April 2015


All Church Camp Out – THIS WEEKEND

So far, 18 folks are planning on joining us for our all-church camp out at church camp outLake Arrowhead! This camp out is for any level of camper; even the ones for whom “camping” is a hotel stay! ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Everyone Bring…

  • Your preferred camp chair
  • Bedroll
  • Toiletries (we will have running water!)
  • any Medications you need
  • Your preferred Beverages!

Come join in the fun anytime, and for any amount of time, during the weekend. YOU DON’T HAVE TO STAY OVERNIGHT TO PARTICIPATE! If you can’t find us at Lake Arrowhead State Park, check with the park station or text Pastor Mel at 214-500-1935.

Here’s what’s happening at the camp out (this is TENTATIVE!!!):

Friday

4:00-5:30pm – Campground setup (for those available to join and help)
6:00pm – starting our dinner cookout!
6:30pm (or so) – Let’s Eat (menu: chili dogs, chips, and
waffle cone s’mores!)
7:30pm-ish – Playtime/Freetime, set up personal campsites,
evening fishing, board game & puzzle station
(bring your favorites!)
9:00pm – Campfire faith talks, singing, socializing, & stargazing
10:30pm – Light’s OUT! See ya in the morning!

Saturday

6:00am (or so) – Early risers fishing and sunrise Bible chat (this may or may not happen! Please be flexible!)
8:00am – Breakfast! (menu: Bacon, eggs, campfire potatoes, cinnamon rolls, tortillas, juice)
9:00am – Geocaching Expedition!
11:00am – Campground games *woot!*
12:30pm – Lunch! (menu: submarine sandwich bar, potato salad, chips, veggies)
2:00pm – Playtime/Freetime, board games & puzzle station, campground games
6:00pm – All Church BBQ! Bring a side dish to share! Main course and some sides provided!
7:30pm-ish – Playtime/Freetime, set up personal campsites, evening fishing,
board game & puzzle station (bring your favorites!)
9:00pm – Campfire faith talks, singing, socializing, & stargazing
10:30pm – Light’s OUT! See ya in the morning!

Sunday

8:00am – Rise & Shine!
10:00am – Breakfast at church
11:00am – Worship!


30 people in worship on April 26th


EastertideA.D. television series image

On April 5th, Easter Sunday, NBC begins a television series titled “A.D.” This series moves through the stories held in the Biblical accounts of the Book of Acts. Watch the Preview Here! >>

Our A.D. Program

Watch the Series

Episode One was a great start to the series! If you missed it and would like to watch, go to http://www.nbc.com/ad-the-bible-continues/video.

Study Together

In small groups through the week, you will have the opportunity to discuss the week’s episode and the scripure that pertains to it. Learn about the major players in the book, from Peter to Paul, and their impact on the formation of the Early Church.

Study Group 1 – WFMCC Fellowship Hall – Tuesdays 10:00am

Study Group 2 – WFMCC Fellowship Hall – Thursdays 7:00pm

Lesson 1 – Hope for a New Beginning
Lesson 3 – Pentecost Power
Lesson 5 – A Bigger Picture
Lesson 7 – A Wider Circle
Lesson 9 – Let It Go
Lesson 11 – Credit the Source
Lesson 2 – Wait for It
Lesson 4 – What Matters Most
Lesson 6 – Scattered Seeds
Lesson 8 – Respond to God
Lesson 10 – Life Moments
Lesson 12 – Unstoppable

Worship Together

Join us each week for Sunday services! Discuss the week’s happenings at 10am breakfast in the fellowship hall, then engage in a sermon series based on the book of the Acts of the Apostles!


Call for Volunteers…

We have need for volunteers in several areas of the life of our church. Please let Pastor Mel know (PastorMel@WichitaFallsMCC.org, 214-500-1935) if you are willing to serve in any of the following roles… NOTE: Service on some teams require membership in the church. This is not to exclude anyone, but to ensure that those assisting with decisions have been involved in the life of the congregation for some time and have a sense of the covenant of membership and expectations therein. Members who wish to serve, but who have not signed a membership covenant will need to sign a covenant to begin service.

1. Bylaws Team – Some months ago we were notified that UFMCC does not have a copy of our bylaws on file. After review of our Bylaws, it’s become clear that the current version is not substantial enough to 1) protect the church or 2) foster excellent relationships through reasonable expectations church-wide. So, we need three volunteers to serve with the Board of Trustees in writing and presenting new bylaws. Reading and writing skills necessary. Member Only.

2. Stewardship Team – The Stewardship Team focses on the task of organizing events and ongoing fundraisers to raise money in an effort to reach our budget needs. This team needs to be creative in thought, willing to offer time and talent to various fundraisers, self-motivated, and excited to spread the word about our congregation! We are in need of…
a) Two volunteers to serve as team co-leaders, members only.
b) Three volunteers to serve as team members: two members, one friend of the church.

3. Benevolence Team – The Benevolence Team focuses on raising money and resources (food, clothes, phone cards, etc) to help serve individuals and families unable to make ends meet through other organization efforts. We are in need of…
a) Two volunteers to serve as team co-leaders, members only.
b) Three volunteers to serve as team members: members or friends of the church.

4. Worship Team – Do you enjoy planning excellent visuals, doing the order of worship “right”, and would you like to work closely with Pastor Mel to plan the spiritual journey of our congregation through worship? Then you are needed! We are in need of…
a) One volunteer to serve as team co-lead (with Pastor Mel), member only.
b) Three to Five volunteers to serve as team members: members or friends of the church.

5. Safe Sanctuaries Team – In this world, we come into contact with people whose behavior injures others. Nowhere is this more challenging for us than in the case of sexual offenders. Still, Jesus has set the example for us that those who have expressed remorse and seek to live a better life deserve our welcome and our diligence in assisting them along the way. To that end, we must both 1) make sure that our sanctuary is open to all, and 2) ensure that all within our sanctuary are safe. We need a team of gifted, forgiving, and responsible people to help us realize these goals. We are in need of…
a) One volunteer to serve as team co-lead (with Pastor Mel and a member of the Board of Trustees), member only.
b) Three volunteers to serve as team members: members only.


The Life of the Church

Music Ministry
WFMCC Voices in Praise Choir – Choir practices at 7:30pm in the WFMCC Sanctuary. We are working on our May anthem and a summer mini-cantata! If you are interested in joining the choir or offering support to the choir, please join us at that meeting!

WFMCC Worship Music Leadership – Music is an important part of our worship experience. As such, several music worship leaders are needed. If you are interested in leading in worship in the area of music, we have the following needs: 1) Technical Music Lead (needs knowledge of using an iPad – provided), 2) Rhythm guitarist, 3) Hymn Leaders, 4) Praise Leaders. Worship singers must be able to adequately lead the melody of selected hymns. If you are interested in any of these leadership opportunities, join music rehearsals at 5:30pm on Wednesdays! Show up and we will do our best to find you a place to lead!
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
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
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
Administration

Board of Trustees – Meeting – April 19th, after church


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!

INTO ACTION – OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Overeaters Anonymous is now meeting at the church during the lunch hour on Wednesdays. This is an OPEN meeting! All are welcome.


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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