This Week's News and Updates
November 27, 2018
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Through the Advent Door
by Rev. David Wynn

Inspired by the vision and artistry of Jan Richardson, plan to spend the season of Advent with our Agape family. This series is rooted in the tradition of the Advent calendar – an ancient way of counting down the days to Christmas. An Advent calendar has twenty-five doors, one to be opened each day from December 1 through December 25. Behind each door, a little treat awaits us: words, wisdom, or other gifts to deepen our anticipation as we walk this well-worn and yet always new path. The doors of Advent offer ways of marking time, of practicing presence, of charting our passage into this season of expectation as we receive daily surprises along the way. 

If you are not currently following our Facebook page, go and do that. Starting December 1, you will find a daily “door” to open. We hope that you will discover some treasure through those entryways to sustain and delight you as you travel. 

Welcome to Advent! Welcome through the door, and may you be blessed as you cross every threshold!

December 2, Advent 1 – “Sings and Wonders”

December 9, Advent 2 – “A Road Runs Through It”

December 16, Advent 3 – “Light in the Dark”

December 23, Advent 4 – “A Circle of Quiet”

December 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7:00 p.m. – “200 Years of Silent Night” 

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

A special thank you to everyone who helped decorate our space for the Christmas Season, it is beautiful.
Pictures with Santa!

Santa is Coming To Agape! Meet Santa, take a picture and tell Santa your secret Christmas Wish before Polar Express And Hot Chocolate.

Santa will arrive Saturday December 8th around 5:00PM and will be with us until 6:00PM.

Join us for "Polar Express" movie night after your visit with Santa.

December 8, 2018 at 6:00PM

Wear your favorite PJs and we will provide the hot chocolate!
Agape Grief Support Group

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

Helping Hands
Shining a Light on Depression and Despair

has been cancelled.

We will let you know as soon as it has been rescheduled.
Are you missing your paper copy of the Dallas Voice? Since they no longer provide copies to our church in support of 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.

God of Peace,
You who yearn for justice,
You who became known to us through the Prince of Peace,
You who work in us and others to become peace-makers.

We pray to you, O God, that together we might co-create peace, deep peace,
in our world,
in our relationships,
and in ourselves.

Where there is war and conflict, bring armistice,
where there is violence and interpersonal conflict, bring reconciliation,
where there is self-doubt, a lack of self love, and self-confidence,
bring the assurance that we are perfectly and wonderfully made in your image, in all our diversity.

We seek forgiveness for the times and ways we've sowed seeds of conflict and exclusion; for the times we've seen ourselves as better than others because of our nation, our culture, our religion, race, creed, or colour. Lead us to live in respect for the diversity in which you have created us.

Guide us, O God, to see our differences not as a source of conflict, but as an opportunity to celebrate the full cornucopia that is creation. Lead us into interfaith harmony that respects each other's traditions, into becoming an inter-cultural and inter-generational church and lead us and our congregations into the work of peace, justice, and human rights.

In Your many names we pray.


Prayer submitted by:

Senior Pastor
MCC Toronto, Canada


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 - December 02, 2018
Call to Worship - Chimes

The Processional - "Angels We Have Heard on High"

Welcome and Greeting - Rev. David Wynn

Children Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Children Recessional

Contemporary Reading - Leigh Wolfer

Gospel Reading - Luke 21:25-36 Judy Hudson

Song of Response - "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"

Time of Teaching - "Signs and Wonders" Rev. David Wynn

Centering Song - "Come and Find the Quiet Center"

Community Prayer - Rev. Robert Myers

Prayer Response - "Come and Find the Quiet Center"

Bringing our Gifts - Cassy Batts

Celebration of Holy Communion - Kevin Harkins

Song of Sending Forth - "Angels We Have Heard on High"

Announcements and Benediction - Rev. David Wynn
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