WFMCC News: Spiritual Gifts, Spaghetti, and Service

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Wichita Falls MCC…You are Welcome Here!
17 September 2015


Spaghetti Supper – Dine In, Take Out, Delivery…Get your tickets today!

Our annual Spaghetti Supper is just around the corner!  Get your plate reserved now!

spaghettiSpaghetti Supper
5:00-8:00pm
Saturday, September 26th

Join us for a gourmet sauce over spaghetti, salad, bread, desssert, and drink…all for $10!  You may dine in at 1401 Travis St., Pick up your dinner to take home, OR opt to have dinner delivered!

Tickets avaialble at church OR
Reserve Your Plate ONLINE!


In Worship… “Gifted”Gift

God made human beings in God’s image and infused us all with 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?  

Join us for this series “Gifted” through October 25th.  Worship is a great place to step into your giftedness!

Sunday Breakfast Hospitality
10:00am

Worship
11:00am


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.


GenesisCurrent Bible Study

Starting This Week:  Genesis!

Now that we’ve finished with Esther, let’s take a closer look at how her people’s story began…

What’s bigger, pound for pound: your phone book, your dictionary, or your Bible? Chances are your Bible stands a chance. It’s pretty thick and scary-looking. But the good news is that Genesis is the easiest needle to find in this giant haystack because it’s the very first book of the whole thing.

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!

Wednesdays, 7:15pm
WFMCC Fellowship Hall


I am Texas Bumper Sticker

texans4christI 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!


Membership Class!!!

Are you interested in becoming a member of WFMCC?  Join us for Membership class!

The next Membership class will be THIS SUNDAY, September 20th at 1:00pm.  RSVP to 940-322-4100!  Snacks provided…plan on staying two hours.

Agenda:

New Member Class

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
  4. Budgeting for Health & Wholeness

We need volunteersGetting Ready for Congregational Meeting…

ANNOUNCED:  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.  If you would like to add an item to the agenda, submit your suggestion to the Board of Trustees by emailing: board@wichitafallsmcc.org.  NO ANONYMOUS SUGGESTIONS will be considered. Suggestion must include rationale.  Those person(s) making a suggestion will be notified whether or not your item will be added to the agenda.

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.

Serve on the Board of Trustees!
Are you gifted in the area of administration?  Consider running to serve on the Board of Trustees.  Applications avaialble in the church office, or you may request one to be sent to you by emailing Pastor Mel at PastorMel@WichitaFallsMCC.org.  Active membership is required to submit an application.

WFMCC Strategic Plan
Want to have a voice in the WFMCC Strategic Plan that will be presented for consideration at Congregational Meeting?  Plan to attend any or all of these three meetings with Pastor Mel: Monday, September 21, 6:30pm; Friday, September 25, 6:15pm; and Thursday, October 1, 6:00pm.


The Life of the Church

Music Ministry
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!

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
Administration

Board of Trustees – Meeting – September 27th, 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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