WFMCC News – We the Prophets, Church Night OUT!

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Wichita Falls MCC…You are Welcome Here!                   5 February 2015

Worship Series:

      The Body Incarnate

The Body of Christ – Incarnate

Realizing the Body of Christ
Incarnation is the miracle of bringing what is without form into human, bodily form. Christ – the office of salvation in our God’s presence – became incarnate through Jesus. Now, it’s our turn to bring the miracle that is Christ into human form…OUR human form…as the Body of Christ. Don’t miss out on the Sunday morning lesson topics listed here!

  • January 4th Wisdom Incarnate
  • January 11th Baptism Incarnate                                                  Sundays, 11:00am
  • January 18th A Calling Incarnate                                                 Hospitality Breakfast, 10:00am
  • January 25 Mission Incarnate                                                      Theme: Service Incarnate
  • February 1st Prophesy Incarnate                                                Isaiah 40:21-31
  • February 8th Service Incarnate                                                 1 Corinthians 9:16-23
  • February 15th Healer Incarnate                                                   Mark 1:29-39

Join us for each of these lessons that examine how we are and are surrounded by the Body of Christ!


We the Prophets…

As we parted after church on Sunday, many shared feelings of peace and excitement at the presence of the Spirit.  Thirty-two folks joined in worship and in a time of reflection on the prophecy that we all carry within us as part of our mission as followers of Christ has continued to bless my week, and, I hope, yours.

The Prophecy we carry to the world around us is in many ways the same one carried by our ancestors.  God loves us so much that God gave the begotten, the child and savior, to know us in the most intimate way possible.  And Jesus loves us so much that He sacrificed His own life to accomplish what we human beings couldn’t just accept on our own.

Even though we know the message, presence of darkness in our world tries to convince us to believe the worst about one another rather than the best; to focus on the shortcomings and sins of others than to be grateful for the grace afforded all of us.  That proverbial speck… [read more…]


 


In Memory…

It is with grief and with hope in the eternal promise of life everlasting that we announce the passing of

Don Roberts

Don passed from this life on Tuesday, January 27th.  A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday, Feburary 7th, at 2:00 in the afternoon.  All are welcome to come celebrate Don’s life with his wife Marian, son Brian, and other extended family.


 Church Night Out!  THIS SATURDAY!

You’re invited to join Pastor Mel at a free movie screening at the MPEC
“Church”
Who do they say that I am because of…you?
February 7, 2015 | 7:00pm

“The World is watching … and so are we.”

Our series “The Body of Christ, Incarnate” is blessed with the timing of this docudrama screening. Join us to view this 50-minute free movie that talks about what it means to be the Body of Christ in a world that watches our example. What do they learn when they watch us?

Pastor Mel has tickets in hand. If you would like to join in this screening and a time of discussion following, please send an email to info@WichitaFallsMCC.org with your name and the number of tickets you’d like to reserve.

We will meet at 6:30 at the flag entrance of the MPEC at 1000 5th Street, Wichita Falls!


The Life of the Church 

There are many wonderful things at church that will never be done if you don’t do them. We have LOTS of opportunity to get involved at WFMCC. There’s no reason to stay disconnected from your faith community! Take a look at how you can be involved…

 

Music Ministry
Choir – the choir is taking a short break in rehearsals, but expects to pick back up soon!  If you are interested in joining the choir, please let us know by leaving a message with the church office 940-322-4100 OR sending an email to Pastor Mel!
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 DinnerHelp Serve the community while you experience the benefit of sharing Christ’s love with others! Service: Every third Tuesday, 5:30pm
Social
GenderQuest – support one another as we navigate this gendered world around us! Meeting: every 2nd Tuesday, 6:30pm Location: TBA
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 Congregational Meeting – February 22nd, after church

Coming Soon!

Garden Team – It’s almost time to plant our seeds for vegetable starts!  Look for more information in the next issue of our eNews!

Renewal through Scripture

In 2015, Wichita Falls MCC will begin building a program of regular education through Bible study.
In order to ensure that as many of our community as possible can participate, Pastor Mel needs to hear from you!
We have seven nights/days to choose from, and Pastor Mel is able to meet twice a week for study.
So that everyone has a voice, please click the link below and choose from the available days/times offered for this study. More information will be released in the weeks to come.  Click Here to Participate! >>

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 >>


From the Blog…

A Legacy Yet Realized
One of the providential aspects of being Wichita Falls MCC is our anniversary date. Our anniversary falls only two days after the celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. It’s a period of time on the national calendar that much of our country is thinking about social justice. Rev. Dr. King made a … [Read more…]

Commitment: A Matter of Faith
Commitment to the church is something that we Christians take very seriously. We use language of possession when we have committed our lives to a particular faith community. We go to “our church”, we welcome you to “our church”, we spend “our money” on church activities, we bake “our best pie”, we share “our gifts”, … [Read more…]
Who We Are: Intentionally Inclusive

God is a great Creator with an immense love for diversity and unity. How do we know? Well, just look around you in nature and among the people in your life. As much as there is similarity in this world, there is wide diversity. Colors, shapes, sizes of everything in nature (including people) point to … [Read more…]


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