Agape' Metropolitan Community Church
This Week's News and Updates
October 08, 2019

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"Breaking Common Stereotypes"
Rev. David Wynn

Stereotype…a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. We all have stereotypes…we are all part of a stereotyped group.  It’s kind of how our brains work, sorting and organizing information so that we can understand (or think we understand) our world and the people in it. Our culture, the subtle and not so subtle, signals, images, narratives, perceptions, etc… that we are saturated in, continually reinforce common stereotypes for better, but more often for worse.

So what is the antidote to stereotyping? Well, of course, it involves a rebellious orientation…all shall be revealed on Sunday. In the meantime ponder these two things: how are you stereotyped; whom do you stereotype. 
See you Sunday!
The new Agape' MCC website is here!

Our new website is launched and it meets all the current standards for smart phone, tablet and computer access. We are so excited to finally have this project completed and rolled out to the larger social community.

A special thanks to Cassy Batts, Tonya Reed, Judy Hudson, Rev. David and Leigh Wolfer for pitching in to help move this project across the finish line.

To view our new website click here .
This Wednesday, October 9th, is...
Halloween Craft Night

Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 26, 2019
4:00PM - 7:30PM

Join us for an evening of games, food, candy and fun as we celebrate Halloween and the arrival of Fall. Boo yall!

One other thing...
You are invited to wear your Halloween costumes to church Sunday, October 27th.

The Narthex remodel Finished!

The Narthex remodel is complete. We will be tweaking the decorations over the next couple of weeks and adding the final touches. Our newly renovated space is beautiful and is an awesome space to welcome everyone who enters.

The Pastor's office received a facelift and is now a brighter, cleaner space for him to work in. The popcorn ceiling in David's office was removed, a new light fixture added and the desk/shelving painted white.

During the renovation we repaired termite damage, ceiling water damage, said goodbye to one of the pews that fell apart and replaced a bad AC unit. Our contractor was amazing and added many little touches that we will enjoy for years to come.

A special thanks to everyone who pitched in to clear the space prior to work starting and who pitched in to clean/decorate the space after the remodel.

We also want to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who helped financially with the termite treatment/repair. We are a blessed community!
Reproductive Justice Congregations Are:

C ommitted to three principles…

  • We trust and respect women
  • We promise that people who attend our congregation will be free from stigma, sham or judgement for their reproductive decisions, including abortion.
  • We believe access to comprehensive and affordable reproductive health services is a moral and social good.

Committed to creating and holding space…

  • For everyone to have difficult conversations.
  • Where people can wrestle with difficult reproductive decisions.
  • Where everyone can tell their reproductive story.

“There is no greater power than a community discovering what it cares about…
Trust that meaningful conversations can change your world.”
Margret J Wheatly

Conversation regarding what this means for us as a community have begun!

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 November.
More details coming soon!
It is that time of year again!

Mark your calendars for the Congregational Forum November 3rd and the Congregational Meeting November 10th. Both meetings will follow the morning worship services.

The Board of Directors (BOD) has begun preparations for this year's congregational meeting. The BOD began work on the budget for 2020 during the August BOD Meeting, reviewed the rolls and assigned reports during the September BOD Meeting. In addition, the Agape' Members will be electing 2 Board positions, 1 Lay Delegate and 1 Alternate Lay Delegate during the Congregational meeting this year.

Applications are now available in the Narthex and on our website. Please prayerfully consider running for one of the elected positions. Completed applications are to be returned to Rev. Wynn no later than Sunday, October 20th .

The Board of Directors and Lay Delegate are both 3 year terms.

Click Here to download the Board of Director application.

Click Here to download the Lay Delegate application.
Artist Judy Hudson will be hosting a

Layered Textural Painting Workshop
Nov 15, 9:00 AM – Nov 16, 4:00 PM
Agape Metropolitan Community Church
4615 E California Pkwy, Forest Hill, TX 76119, USA

We will be creating layered, textural paintings using stencils and molding paste. I’ll have LOADS of different stencils for you to choose from and we will complete two canvases.

Click here to register and view class details.
I read, first of all, that not everyone can be an apostle, prophet, or teacher, and that the Church is made up of many members, so that the eye cannot also be the hand.

God, may we recognize you in the multitude of our community's gifts.

I kept on reading attentively, and found some helpful words.

God, grant us a spirit of curiosity as we seek to follow you.

'Strive for the better gifts. But now I shall show you a still more excellent way.'

God, may we be open to what you have to tell us.

God tells us that even those better gifts are worthless without love, and that love is a superior way which leads safely to God. I had found rest at last!

God, may we rest in the peace of understanding that love is the most excellent way.

When I considered the mystical body of the Church, I understood that it has a heart and this heart is afire with love.

God, this week, may you kindle that fire in us with the breath of your Holy Spirit.

Amen, and amen.

*Adapted from the Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Jesus.


October Birthdays
10/03 Evelyn Brown
10/05 Billy Stewart
10/06 Deanie Sewell
10/16 EJ Hudzina
10/20 Donna Boutwell
10/25 Jude Nerio
10/28 Shawn McCraw
Sunday - October 13, 2019

The Gathering

Call to Worship:     Rev. David Wynn

Song of Welcome: "The Welcome Song" Community

Words of Welcome: Rev. David Wynn

Time with our Children: Stephanie Lotz
"This Little light of Mine"

Preparing to Hear the Word: "Word of God Speak" Community

Sacred Text: John 8:1-11   Carrie Wynn

Song of Response:    “Healing Rain” Community

Time of Teaching: "Breaking Common Stereotypes" Rev. David Wynn

Song of Centering: " Healing Rain" Community

Community Prayer:   Leigh Wolfer

Response to the Prayer:   “Be Unto Your Name”     Community

A Time of Offering: Cassy Batts

Celebration of Holy Communion: Rev. David Wynn

Song of Sending Forth:   “I Am”  Community

The Sending Forth: Rev. David Wynn

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