Agape' Metropolitan Community Church
This Week's News and Updates
November 26, 2019

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What Kind of Rebel are You? 
From Rev. David Wynn

Rebel leaders, I want to invite you to engage The Rebel Test to go a little further in cultivating your Rebel Talents. Please use the link below and I would love to see your results, if you are comfortable sharing! Happy exploring! 


Agape' MCC Raffle
win a 65" 4K HD Smart TV


We are raising funds to replace our security camera system which sustained unrepairable damage when the outside cameras were stolen. We have a security professional, from our sister St. Anne congregation, who has volunteered his time to install a new system. All we need is to raise the $1500 to pay for the new cameras. Tickets are $10. Drawing will be held in December 15, 2019 during our Holiday Potluck.

You can use Zelle or SimpleGive to pay for the tickets!
Creator God - you created Earth - our world - in six days.

In the first five days you brought the wonderful firmament and the magnificent flora and fauna into being. And on the sixth day you created us (humankind) and gifted us with the responsibility of caring for your perfect and diverse creation.

You looked upon your completed and wondrous creation and said - “It is good!”

Mea Culpa – forgive us Creator God – for we have let you (and ourselves) down. We have not always cared for our beautiful earth, including its people, as we should have.

We need to change our ways and become more caring, more responsible – more Jesus like.

Creator God, we pray for a renewed flow of your creativity and healing (re-creativity) to help us to reverse the damage to our earth and to enable us to repair and restore your earthly creation to its intended state.

Allow us to think rationally, to act with care and consideration for your created earth and its people, and focus upon that which is ethical, sustainable and socially responsible, in order to revive and return your kindom on earth to the point where we, and you, together can say again - “It is good!”

Amen.

PRAYER SUBMITTED BY:

REV JOHN FOWLER has served as an MCC pastor in Australia
and as District Co-ordinator of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.
* Uluru (Ayers Rock) as photographed by Rev John Fowler at 11:31 am on 30 June 2007


World AIDS Day
Sunday, 1 December 2019


Resources for you, your congregation and your community.
World AIDS Day is just around the corner, on Sunday 1 December. This year, World AIDS Day, also falls on the first Sunday of Advent, the day we typically light a candle for hope.

MCC churches have been sanctuaries of hope since the first days that HIV/AIDS devastated our community. Often, MCC ministers and congregants were the only ones to welcome, care for, touch, and honor those living with and dying from HIV/AIDS. Too many times, MCC would be the only community of faith open to provide burial and funeral rites when other churches would not do so.

In commemoration of World AIDS Day this year, THE HIV/AIDS Advisory Group has revised and updated the World AIDS Day pages on our denomination’s website. We invite you to take a moment and check out the resources provided in the effort to help you plan for worship or any special service you may be in the process of planning or participating in.

This Advent, we invite you take a moment and help commemorate unite in the fight against HIV, show your support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died because of HIV/AIDS by honoring this day with renewed reverence and hope. World AIDS Day is also an opportunity for you to learn the facts about HIV and put your knowledge into action. The risk is not yet over and it is important that we continue to talk about how HIV is transmitted, how it can be prevented, and to talk about the reality of living with HIV today.

You can also show your support for people living with HIV on World AIDS Day by wearing a  red ribbon , the international symbol of HIV awareness and support.

In Hope and Solidarity,
Rev. Tory Topjian, HIV/AIDS Affinity Group Coordinator


To view resources for World AIDS Day, click here:
December Birthdays
11/27 - Jimmy Marshall
11/30 - Zoie Edwards
12/03 - Carol Boutwell
12/05 - Jim Simmons
12/09 - Dan Leaver
12/11 - Taylor Howell Wolfer-Stephens 
12/15 - Cassy Batts
12/15 - Trish Ashton 
12/15 - Randall Roberts 
12/20 - Linda Crear
12/24 - Johnny Price 
12/26 - Pat Kaiser
12/27 - Val McMullan 
12/29 - Jo Pierce
12/30 - Phyllis Sasser
Sunday - December 01, 2019

Call to Worship

Song of Welcome: "Follow the Light" Community

Words of Welcome and Greeting: Rev. David Wynn

Time with our Children: Trish Ashton

Contemporary Reading: Frederick Buechner, "Whistling in the Dark - Leigh Wolfer

Reading of the Scripture: Luke 1:5-20, 57-64 - Judy Hudson

Song of Response:  “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” Community

Time of Teaching: "Zechariah, The Guard" Rev. David Wynn

Song of Centering: " Come and Find the Quiet Center" Community

Community Prayer: Kevin Harkins

Response to the Prayer:  “Come and Find the Quiet Center”     Community

Bringing Our Gifts: Cassy Batts

Celebration of Holy Communion: Rev. Robert Myer

Song of Sending Forth:   “Angels We Have Heard on High”  Community

Announcements and Benediction: Rev. David Wynn

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