This Week's News and Updates
July 02, 2019
See highlights from the June 23rd service by clicking here.

The fireworks don't end on the 4th...

"Stranger Things" will be happening this Sunday at Agape' AND you don't have to sit in the heat. You're Welcome!
Sprit Café will be taking a summer break. We will let you know when we are ready to resume activities!

Communion Breakfast June 30, 2019
My name is Sarah Frantz and I am a doctoral candidate in Developmental Psychology. I was born and raised in Fort Worth and now attend graduate school in New York City (The Graduate Center, City University of New York). I am writing to you because I am in town until mid-July working on my dissertation research and I feel fathers involved in your church, Agape' MCC, would be great participants for my study.

My research is on the ways in which societal expectations and gender norms impact how gay and straight fathers in North Texas and New York City raise their young children (2-10 year-olds). There is very little psychological research on fathers in general, but especially on gay fathers. From the research we do have, it is very clear that gay fathers are wonderful parents and their children are thriving. Unfortunately, bills have been passed recently in Texas that greatly limit the paths available for LGBTQ couples to become parents.

This study is social justice oriented and I hope to provide a voice for gay fathers while demonstrating their many unique strengths as parents. It includes a short interview and a survey. Total participation time is less than an hour and I can meet participants anywhere that is convenient for them. Additionally, every participant receives a $20 Amazon gift card as a thank you.
Summer Flex-Time Art Workshops now available!

Judy Hudson, Gnarly Grove Studio, will be presenting a series of Summer Flex-Time Art Workshops in the Agape' MCC Social Hall. Below are the workshop listings. Click on the class name for additional class and registration information.
3D Trees Class - July 09 and July 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Texture Sampler on Canvas Class - July 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Flowers Class - July 15 and July 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Underwater Class - July 18 and July 19 - 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Creating a Textured Canvas with Pastes and Cutouts
July 22, 2019 9:00 AM-4:00PM

Agape' MCC | 4615 E. California Parkway | Forest Hill, TX 76119
Prayer for General Conference

God of many names, we awaken Wednesday to newly elected leadership in MCC. We ask for your anointing on them and on us as we move together to follow your leading to transform the world as we transform ourselves.

We pray for healing in our movement. Grant us the wisdom to understand the ways we participate in systems and structures that oppress. Give us the willingness to repent from those ways and the vulnerability to ask for forgiveness from those we have harmed.

Give us the courage to speak our truth when we have been wronged. Soften our hearts so that we may grant forgiveness to those who have harmed us. Transform our anger into passion for the work of justice.

Help us to acknowledge the good we see in others and to claim who we know in our hearts others to be.

We ask these things believing that you have called us into being and knowing there is still more work for MCC to do in the world. Amen

Council of Elders
Metropolitan Community Churches
I have reached 100% of my goal for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk, for this, I am truly grateful. T he Susan G Komen Organization has a goal to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the US by 2026.

Their mission statement reads: “Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.”

PLEASE continue to sponsor SGK by donating to my walk!

July Birthdays
07/03 Max Robert
07/04 Graeme Haub 
07/05 David Wynn
07/06 Tonya Reed
07/06 Kim Pena
07/17 Linda Gray
07/19 Lilia Orander-Cruz
07/21 Bailey Shackelford
07/29 Patti Stephens
Sunday - July 07, 2019

The Gathering - Media

Call to Worship - Rev. David Wynn

Song of Welcome - "Power of Your Love"

Words of Welcome - Rev. David Wynn

Time of Greeting - Community

Time with the Children - Trish Ashton

Response - "This Little Light of Mine"

Song of Preparation- " Ancient Words"

Sacred Text - Luke 7:1-10 - Melisa Price

Song of Response - "Ancient Words"

Time of Teaching - “Stranger Things" Rev. David Wynn

Centering Song - "Fill Me Now"

Community Prayer - Leigh Wolfer

Prayer Response - "Fill Me Now"

Time of Offering - Lisa Davenport

Celebration of Holy Communion - Rev. David Wynn

Song of Sending Forth - "We Are Called"

The Sending Forth - Rev. David Wynn
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