Wichita Falls MCC…You are Welcome Here!
We are in the midst of Faith Boot Camp! Re-Encounter the basics of our faith as a community that celebrates the life of Christ and the unique gospel of God’s all inclusive love through Jesus’ ministry!
We have a SPECIAL GUEST PREACHER for the next two weeks! Help us welcome Charles Harrison to offer the Message for July 3 and July 10…wear your boot camp camo to church!
July 3 – “Tripping Over Each Other for the Glory of God”
July 10 – “Six Feet Under – Growing Up In Every Way”
Community Building (Up)
Beginning in June 2016, WFMCC has received responsibility for a yard care contract to care for the yard at the Berry Brown house – a Wichita Falls landmark. This contract will provide an estimated $2,400 toward our building loan payoff each year. We’ve been working hard already to get the yard to our maintenance state, after former caretakers were unable to stay ahead of the massive growth following May rains.
“Built in 1892, this two-story Victoria-style redwood house was built. It is believed to have been ordered from the Montgomery Ward catalog. The house got its name from one of its owners, a well-respected City Alderman in the late 1940s. The house, a Wichita Falls Landmark, sits on a lot lined with the original iron picket fencing.” preservationtexas.org
The yard at this address is substantial. Tuesday Morning Crew (meeting Tuesdays 9am-12pm) will devote at least one week’s work per month to the Berry Brown house lawn. Volunteers are welcome to come at your convenience to help care for the yard. As a representative of WFMCC, you are welcome to work. The site has NO utilities. All help is appreciated and benefits the church!
A Unique Family Opportunity…
I received a message via Facebook from a woman named Sonja who supervises the placement of youth on scholarship to study abroad. I promised to send her message on to you…in hopes that a loving Wichita Falls family might be interested in helping out. Please pray for the right household to come forward for this courageous young man! ~ Pastor Mel
My name is Sonja Gray and I work with a foreign exchange student organization. My job is to find host families for foreign high school students as they study in American for one school year. I am reaching out to you asking for help with a particular student.
We have a boy from Germany that has received a full scholarship to do his study abroad. The boy is gay and I am trying to get him placed in a home where he will be comfortable and feel safe while on the program. He looks like a great kid, super smart.
“I am an optimistic and positive person who always tries to turn a bad situation into a good one. I love laughing and being active, which is why I spend most of my free time doing sports such as running, badminton, and dancing. My dream is to become an object designer, because I love drawing and creating new things. I would also like to share German culture by baking and cooking traditional food. I enjoy and am looking forward to meeting and getting to know new people.”
Call Sonja at 940-873-3573 if you are interested in learning more!
Our next Movie Night will be July 16th at 6:30pm. The movie…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
UFMCC General Conference 2016
Pastor Mel and Crys McDonald leave this week for General Conference 2016! We held our congregational meeting for conference votes on Sunday, June 26th. The voting tallies are as follows…
Moderator: Rev. Elder Diane Fisher
All Bylaw items Passed with “Yes”
Crys will carry these votes on behalf of the church at the Business Meeting of General Conference. If you have any questions, or would like to be in touch with Crys, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send prayers through the week for a successful, innovative, and excellent conference! We will bring back reports and pictures!
Strategic Plan Updates…
Wichita Falls MCC’s congregation passed a Strategic Plan for 2015-2020.
Change for Change is back! We helped raise the total $1500 needed for the remainder of Crys’ travel to/from General conference, in part through your extra change. Now we’re switching gears! Change for Change will be dedicated to paying off the building.
Also, we are revamping Month of Sundays giving club! Join now! Month of Sundays is a special giving program whereby 12 individuals/households provide $50 per month OVER AND ABOVE their regular tithe specifically for paying the building mortgage. This frees up $600 for ministry! Want to be part of that 12? Join now! Send in your extra Month of Sundays donation through our offering (mark it “Month of Sundays”) or you can give online here!
Did you know??? If 20 of our folks/households gave $42 more each month in addition to their regular tithe, we would be at budget! That’s only eight visits to Starbucks! Can you help? Start today!
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.
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. 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.
Are you interested in becoming a member of WFMCC? Join us for Membership class! The next Membership class will be July 23rd at 10am. RSVP to 940-322-4100! 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.
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!
Cleaning Crew – We need a team of folks dedicated to cleaning the church each week for worship, and deep-cleaning about once per quarter. Please let Pastor Mel know if you’re willing to lend a hand!
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 July 17th
Board of Trustees – Next meeting on July 24, 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!
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.