Agape' Metropolitan Community Church
This Week's News and Updates
May 19, 2020
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COVID-19 Community Gathering Update
from your Board of Directors

As the governing body of this community, tasked with the decision of when to begin gathering again publicly, our number one priority remains keeping our community safe. We have a significant number of folks in our community that are considered "high risk" for COVID-19. For now, we will continue with exclusive live streaming of our worship services with some staffing changes.

Our target date to begin a limited reopening is May 31st. We will begin reopening by increasing the number of worship team and security team members to assist with the virtual streaming of our services. We will provide training to e ach worship/security participant in the opening and closing sanitizing procedures. This training will take place over a two to three week period.

Our "soft" reopening date is contingent on the number of newly reported COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County over the next few weeks and recommendations from the CDC. We anticipate our first open worship service will be June 21st. As always, we will keep you updated via the Weekly Update and Facebook.

The Board of Directors continues doing our homework by attending webinars and viewing online materials related to reopening safely. We have created a phased reopening plan, a checklist for cleaning/sanitizing our space before/after each use and are now procuring the items needed to keep the Agape' community safe.

A few things for you to keep in mind for our impending reopening:

1) Social distancing will remain in effect. We are currently marking safe seating zones in the sanctuary to ensure we have a minimum of 6' social distance between our gathered community.

2) No personal contact (no hugging, handshakes etc.)

3) We will ask you to wear face masks while on campus. We will have a limited supply on hand for those of you who do not have one.

4) If you fall in the high risk category, we encourage you to shelter in place and join us online.

5) We will offer contact free communion.

6) Temperature will be taken on entry.

7) Bring your own coffee, water or favorite beverage

8) Live streaming of our worship services is here to stay. We will also continue our Wednesday night gatherings online for now.

Again, our main goal is to provide a safe worship environment for all who gather and we take this responsibility seriously. We love you all and miss you so very much. You remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

If you need anything please reach out to us. You can email the BOD and/or Pastoral staff at The church email box is being monitored by our BOD and we will respond as quickly as possible
Woman Praying
A note from Rev. David...

Greetings Prayer Warriors! I've been in contact with Rev. Gina Purcell, who is a Chaplain at Texas Health Resources HEB Hospital and still calls Agape' MCC her home. They are inviting churches to pray for their staff and patients for one hour, one day a week. I signed Agape' up for Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Please set an alarm in your phone to pray for them during that hour! May the healing presence of love and connection surround us all!  
Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday! We encourage each of you to wear something RED and take a selfie to post on Facebook during our virtual live service.

Community Corner
Mindfulness : a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.

Mindfulness…sounds easy, right!?!

No, it does not sound easy. It does, however, sound worth an honest effort.

The next few weeks “Community Corner” will focus on self-care. This current season of our lives has opened our eyes. We have come to realize our control is very limited. We have control over what we think , what we visualize and how we respond . We, as a caring community, should desire to think positive , visualize greatness (manifest destiny) and respond with kindness
Begin with the basics, breathing .
Try it. You might like it.
We are hosting our mid-week social online this coming Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:30PM.
Please note we have a new meeting ID number.

This week's theme will be:
Toys and Tiaras!
Do you have a favorite kid toy or Tiara you like to wear? Bring them to our virtual gathering and show them off.
Join us and let's discover something new about each other!
See you online!!

You can view the event on the Agape' Facebook page .
Click here to join our Zoom Meet Up on Wednesday.
Enter the meeting using ID: 816-8960-6902
You can join us using any smart phone device, tablet or computer with webcam and headset/mic.

If you have access, please download the Zoom app on your smart device. Open the app and enter the meeting number to join the fun. This is a great chance to see and interact with our Wednesday night crew. We believe laughter is good for the soul and we provide lots of laughter.

All Psychic Class Offerings with Jayme O'Donnell have been cancelled. Jayme will notify us when classes are to resume.
Abiding God, we are grateful that you have never left us alone. You hear our prayers and you come along besides us and offer us yourself fully withholding nothing. May we pour forth the gift of the radically inclusive love that we have found in you, through our willingness to use our hands, our feet, our eyes, our voice in faithful service to you. May we live out your command to love daily as we demand, proclaim, and do justice in the world. Open to us, our portion in building the Beloved Community. Amen.


Associate Pastor at Resurrection MCC
May Birthdays
May 03 - Judy Hudson
May 07 - Mark Vega
May 16 - Helen Smith
May 23 - Teresa Mallott 
May 29 - Candy Davidson
May 31 - Tyler Spence
Streaming Worship - May 24, 2020
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Creating Sacred Space - Mickey Howell

Words of Welcome and Call to Worship - Rev. David Wynn

Centering Our Hearts as One - TGFM

Celebration of Holy Communion - Rev. Robert Myers
"How Beautiful" - TGFM

Breaking Open the Word with Scripture - Jeremy Phillips

Time of Teaching - Rev. David Wynn

Song of Response "Need You Now" - Community

Breaking Open our Hearts with Prayer - TGFM

Closing Song "From This Very Place" - Community

Benediction - Rev. David Wynn

Postlude "This Little Light of Mine" - Community

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Agape' MCC is a Reproductive Justice Congregation.
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