Wichita Falls MCC…You are Welcome Here!
8 October 2015
Giving this week: $380
Getting Ready for Congregational Meeting…
Congregational Meeting, October 25th, immediately following worship.
Forum (for questions and discussion of agenda items),
Thursday, October 22nd, 6:00pm.
All members are welcome to attend the forum and ask questions for clarification.
Congregational Meeting packets will be available for pick up at the church beginning October 12th. Any packets not picked up on the 12th will be delivered to members’ homes to save on postage. Please pick up your packet if at all possible!
Active members (see the WFMCC SOP’s for requirements to be considered active) are welcome to attend Congregational Meeting to vote on the proposals on our agenda.
Movie Night is BACK and it’s Awesome!
We begin with…Mark your calendar for October 30th at 8pm at the church for
Spread the word and invite some friends to enjoy a showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for FREE. Your fun bag for the show is $5, and a by-donation concession stand will be available with HOT DOGS, popcorn and more. In the bag…balloon, glow stick, rubber glove, noisemaker, confetti popper, toilet paper, party hat, sponge, paper plate, cards, and instructions for the movie.
FOLLOWED BY: an AFTER PARTY at DeVoe’s!
Parents: this movie is rated “R”, children under 15 will not be allowed to attend, and no children 15-17 will be allowed to attend without a parent present.
Doors open at 7:15pm! It’s a mess of fun!
MCC has proudly signed on to an open letter to President Obama to end the solitary confinement problem in this country, and assigning the Attorney General the task of conducting a national review of the practice. Importantly, the letter also calls on the President to ensure that the review results in significant recommendations and a path to eliminate long-term isolation in the U.S. with a particular call to take immediate action to reform the practices of the federal Bureau of Prisons. Help us spread the word: The time is now #STOPsolitary http://bit.ly/1OJrTY6
PRESS RELEASE September 30, 2015
Global Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), the Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, spoke out today in response to the secret meeting between the Pope and Kim Davis, the county clerk who denied marriage licenses in defiance of a ruling by the Supreme Court for equality under the law for all couples.
In Worship… “Gifted”
God made human beings in God’s image and infused us all with gifts for God’s glory. Join us for this series “Gifted” through October 25th. Worship is a great place to step into your giftedness!gifts…Spiritual Gifts that are to be used to connect us with one another in ways that glorify God. Every gift given is meant to be opened. What is YOUR special giftedness?
Sunday Breakfast Hospitality Worship
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. Pastor Mel is offering her service as officiant at no set fee; an honorarium of your ability is appreciated.
For more information, contact 940-322-4100 or email us at info@WichitaFallsMCC.org.
Current Bible Study
Starting This Week: Genesis!
This week, we begin the story of Cain and Able and Seth…the lineage of Adam and the beginning of the greatest stories ever told!
The stories in Genesis can be best understood in two parts, Oreo cookie style. The first part is the prequel. It’s about the origin of everything from why snakes slither on their bellies to why people speak different languages to how Superman found himself on earth. Okay, not that last one.
The second part zooms in and is more narrowly focused on one family’s long saga. A guy named Abraham is the Big Daddy of this clan, and we read all about what four generations of his descendants did after him. Seems basic enough, right? (from shmoop.com)
Come learn about this great cast of characters and situations that form our ancestry from the beginning!
WFMCC Fellowship Hall
UR MCC in the Community: MSU Interfaith Celebration
WFMCC joined other faith groups at Midwestern State University’s Interfaith Celebration on September 29, 2015. For two hours, the church hosted an information table in the Student Center and greeted more than 50 students! We were blessed with much interest and grace. AND, we enjoyed the space with the Islamic Society of Wichita Falls and House of Jacob Synagogue!!! It was a wonderful event! Special thanks to Cathy Youngblood who stepped into impromptu leadership to help spread the word to students about MCC!
I am Texas Campaign
Do you ever get tired of not being represented in major Texas and national (and global) media outlets among “Christians”? Ever wonder where “Christ” really is in our Christian communities? Do you wish that a more welcoming voice, a more compassionate perspective, or a more authentically Christ-like attitude were guiding the conversation?
Here’s your chance to help build a community of Texas Christian and spiritual social justice-makers…and help our church as well! We’re starting with Wichita Falls MCC and the bumper sticker “I am Texas”. The website www.Texans4Christ.org is a feature website for churches and spiritual communities that follow the example of Jesus of Nazareth, Christ, through compassion and service.
This campaign is JUST BEGINNING! Bumpber stickers, t-shirts, posters…all of these help a local church like WFMCC raise money to enhance ministries so that when communities are featured on the site and receive visitors attracted to our message, we are ready!
Support WFMCC NOW by getting your “I am Texas” bumper sticker today! Click here!
Are you interested in becoming a member of WFMCC? Join us for Membership class!
The next Membership class will be October 11th after church. RSVP to 940-322-4100!
Snacks provided…plan on staying two hours.
Documents…these will be provided at class, but in case you’d like to preview them:
The Life of the Church
WFMCC Praise Team – We practice on Wednesdays, 5:45-7:00pm. Worship singers must be able to adequately lead the melody of selected hymns and/or praise songs. Show up and we will do our best to find you a place to lead! Come join us!
Board of Trustees – CONGREGATIONAL Meeting – October 25th, after 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!
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.