Agape' Metropolitan Community Church
This Week's News and Updates
October 15, 2019

Worship Service videos are temporarily unavailable. We are working to have them back soon!
“Let’s Get Real” 
Rev. David Wynn

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

Why is it sometimes so hard to be ourselves and what price do we pay for hiding? Yes, there are probably hundreds of answers to those questions. So, in a world where we are encouraged to be whom everyone else wants us to be…how do we find ourselves? Why do we hide? How much of our exhaustion comes from not sharing our truth? These and other questions will be posed on Sunday and immediately answered to illuminate your path…riiiiiiight…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 16th, is...

TED Talk

Join us as we begin discussions regarding the stigma around mental illness.

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.
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!

You can use Zelle or SimpleGive to pay for the tickets!
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.
Dear father/mother God,

I pray that we, as a wholly and majestic people know that we have an obligation to practice peace to have peace, to extend love to receive love and to know God to express an example of what God wills for us. I know, as we move through turbulent times, it is up to us to demonstrate, daily, the lessons of love and kindness that Christ has taught. It is our birthright to be included in his Commonwealth, and to continue to spread the love of the gospel to all of God’s people. I pray that all those who need healing can find power and strength in surrendering to the miracle of wholeness that has never been lost in the spirit, and to realign and find balance in our creation. I am always comforted by this prayer. May your light surround us, your love enfold us, your power protects us, your presence watches over us. I know that wherever we are, you are, and all is well. Amen


MCC New York
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 20, 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: Kevin Harkins
"This Little light of Mine"

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

Sacred Text: John 8:1-11   Lynne Fratt

Song of Response:    “Healing Rain” Community

Time of Teaching: "Let's Get Real" Rev. David Wynn

Song of Centering: " Healing Rain" Community

Community Prayer:   Stephanie Lotz

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

A Time of Offering: Cassy Batts

Celebration of Holy Communion: Rev. Robert Myers

Song of Sending Forth:   “For Everyone Born”  Community

The Sending Forth: Rev. David Wynn

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Agape' MCC is a Reproductive Justice Congregation.
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