This Week's News and Updates
September 04, 2019

" Rebel With a Cause "
Rev. David Wynn

I will never forget when one of my seminary professors said that the worst thing that ever happened to Christianity was becoming mainstream. Some of my peers were scandalized by that thought, but for me it felt like coming home. I have never been mainstream in my life and as far as I can tell neither was Jesus. 

Jesus was a Rebel in the most positive sense of that word. Harvard business school professor, Francesca Gino, describes rebels this way “People who are not afraid to break the rules when the rules are holding them back. People who question their own assumptions and strongest beliefs, as well as the widely accepted norms around them, to identify more creative, effective ways of doing transcendent work.

Jesus was always in search of “Rebel Talent”, those who embodied certain world views and orientations to life to help build his network of good neighbors. If you are reading this it’s almost a given that you are part Rebel. Come join us this Sunday as we explore the 5 core elements of Rebel Talent…I dare you. Oh and remember…do something uncomfortable this week! When you’re living beyond the mainstream you’re gonna be blissfully uncomfortable!
See you Sunday!

Agape MCC is now set up to receive money through Zelle.



Use the agapemccchurch@gmail.com email address to send donations/tithes and the funds will be deposited into our church account that day. There are no fees associated with using Zelle. 

Most major banking institutions are supporting Zelle, if your bank does not, you can download the Zelle app from your app store at no cost.

Thank you in advance for the many ways you support our community!
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 years congregational meeting. The BOD began work on the budget for 2020 during the August 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.

Applications will be available beginning September 08, 2019. Please prayerfully consider running for one of the elected positions. The Board of Directors and Lay Delegate are both 3 year terms.
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.
Sprit Café resumes tonight!
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:00pm.

Our kick off activity will be...
Come on out and let's play, laugh and snack!
Divine Mother, Friend and Beloved Lover of all our days and moments, 

Grant us more and more love and discernment to be together in community, for our lives and the diversity of all our brothers and sisters of the Metropolitan Community Churches. May Your energy be part of our breathing in the days and nights given to live in peace and harmony.

May we be one in community with our bodies and our voices, in the art of transformation.

Amen, hallelujah, axes and on shanti.


PRAYER SUBMITTED BY:

SIMONE STAR
Drag queen performed by Marcelo Oliveira
Actor, educator, performer and artivist (art+activism)
Member of MCC Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

September Birthdays
09/01 Mickey Howell
09/06 Seth Wynn
09/12 Lisa Davenport
09/16 Larry Hollis
09/21 Faith Ashton
09/22 Gail Russell
09/22 Trigg Davenport
09/23 Letty Cruz
09/25 Vida Trevino
09/27 Carolyn Acton
09/29 Saige Ashton 
Sunday - September 08, 2019

The Gathering

Call to Worship:     Rev. David Wynn

Song of Welcome: "Welcome Song (Let's Walk Together)" Community

Words of Welcome: Rev. David Wynn

Time with our Children: Trish Ashton

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

Sacred Text "The Gospel of Mary Magdalene"   Ward Thulin

Song of Response:   “Be Unto Your Name” Community

Time of Teaching: "Rebel's With A Cause" Rev. David Wynn

Song of Centering: "Be Unto Your Name" Community

Community Prayer:   Kevin Harkins

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:    “Lifesong” Community

The Sending Forth: Rev. David Wynn

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