This Week's News and Updates
November 20, 2018
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No Gathering this Wednesday November 21, 2018

Good Deeds Wednesday November Gatherings

GraceGraysGoodDeeds and Agape' MCC, began celebrating Good Deeds by making blankets for children and families in need. We also are creating Christmas Cards (pictured here) to give out to our neighbors and friends. Please join us for a time of fun and creativity every Wednesday in November.
Click here to visit gracegraysgooddeeds website.


Hanging of the Greens

Join us after service Sunday, November 25th to help decorate our Sanctuary, Narthex and Social Hall spaces for the Advent and Christmas season. This is always a fun and joyful experience.

Movie Night



Join us for "Polar Express" movie night.

December 8, 2018 at 6:00PM

Wear your favorite PJs and we will provide the hot chocolate!
Your Agape Security Team met on Saturday November 3 rd to review what we have already done and plan for the coming months. Lisa O will be meeting with the BOD soon to share a presentation that she created with information gained from church safety seminars. With BOD approval this presentation will be shared and discussed with congregants at a later date.

Some reminders – we ask that once service begins on Sundays that travel between the church and Fellowship Hall ceases (with the exception of the Sunday School teachers and students going over and coming back later for communion). This is s that we can keep access to the church and Fellowship Hall at a minimum for our safety.

Your security team is doing what we can to keep our eyes and ears open while we are at church but we constantly need your help as well. Your eyes and ears are also extremely important! PLEASE say something to a security team member or BOD member if you see or hear anything out of the ordinary while on church property. It is better for us to safely check it out than ignore it.

An important reminder for security, BOD and ALL church members – never confront a suspicious individual or individuals on church property. You should immediately let security/BOD know and go to a safe spot. Security will call 911 so the FHPD can handle the situation. 

More next time!

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Agape Grief Support Group

The Grief Group will meet Thursday November 29 at 6:30 in the Social Hall.

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Please join us for a special presentation...

Shining a Light on Depression and Despair

Presented by the Harris Foundation and Family Connection of Tarrant County

Guest Speaker: Sharon Herrera of LGBT SAVES

Please make a note of the new date!
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 11:30AM

Where:
Agape MCC Sanctuary
4616 E. California Parkway
Forest Hill, TX 76119
Are you missing your paper copy of the Dallas Voice? Since they no longer provide copies to our church supporting green initiatives, here is the link to sign up for the Dallas Voice Blast sent out each Friday.

Click here to sign up now.
It is a Christmas Art Party!!

Come join us for a fun art painting party with friends! Judy Hudson will help us create a
16" x 20" Christmas-themed canvas. (pictured here) BYO snacks, drinks, and Christmas cheer!

Where: Agape' MCC Fellowship Hall
When: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Cost per person: $35 (a $5 donation will be given to Agape' from each registration)

Please register by December 1 so Judy can purchase the proper amount of art supplies for the class!


Click Here to register via the Gnarly Grove Studio website.

Holy God, you are the creator who breathes all life into being. Even as we thank you for our lives, so we pray that you give us the eyes to see your creation as you do.

As greed and the desire for power overwhelm and control many in the world, so nations and peoples are displaced, and uncountable numbers of your people, each with a name, each with a face, each with loved ones, are thrown into confusion and despair. Holy God, give us hearts to feel their pain and respond with your love.

Brother Jesus, you walked the earth touching those in pain, healing those with dis-ease. We want to lift to you particularly all who are living with HIV. Today this is becoming for so many in power, and even in our churches the forgotten and hidden infection. Shine your light anew on the loneliness and isolation which HIV cause. Let your church be your hands, your heart, your feet in the world, going where others fear to go, bringing your healing touch of inclusivity.

Holy Spirit, your pass through and between your people. Fill us again with your wisdom that in the infinity of time from one second to another you guide us, your people into knowing your will for those we encounter.

Amen


Prayer submitted by:

REV. PAUL MOKGETHI-HEATH
Lives and works in Sweden. His continued ministry to migrants and people living with HIV inform his daily prayer.

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January 5, 2019 5:00-7:00PM "Fun with Clay"

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Kids AND adults love creating with clay. You’ll be using air dry clay (each person will receive a one pound package) and provided tools and assistance. The clay objects you form can be taken home to finish drying and be painted. 


Class Fee: $75 which includes one adult and one child eight years or older.

Click Here to Register


November Birthdays
  • 11/02 Carl Lane
  • 11/12 Mark Howell
  • 11/13 Cynthia Esparza
  • 11/14 Paul Wolfer-Stephens
  • 11/17 EmmaLeigh Roberts
  • 11/17 Melody Remington
  • 11/25 Gail Gore
  • 11/30 Zoie Edwards
Sunday - November 25, 2018
Call to Worship - Tibetan Bowl

Morning Meditation - Rev. David Wynn

Song of Intention - "For Everyone Born"

Words of Welcome - Rev. David Wynn

Time of Greeting - Community

Time With Our Children - Trish Ashton

Response - This Little Light of Mine

Song of Preparation - "Word of God Speak"

Gospel Reading - John 18:33-37 Evelyn Brown

Song of Response - "God Is Holding Your Life"

Time of Teaching - "The Truth" Rev. David Wynn

Centering Song - "Be Still"

Community Prayer - Rebecca McDonell

Prayer Response - "Be Still"

Time of Offering - Cassy Batts

Celebration of Holy Communion - Rev. Robert Myers

Song of Sending Forth - "The River Is Here"

The Sending Forth - Rev. David Wynn
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