July 11, 2018
This Week's News and Updates
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New Members Class
Agape Membership Class
Rescheduled to
Sunday, July 22, 12:15 - 1:30

Rev. David will be hosting a membership class for folks who are considering becoming members of our church community. The class covers Agape's history, the history of Metropolitan Community Church (our denomination), some "nuts and bolts" regarding our structure, our theology of membership, and any other questions you might have.  We will meet in the youth classroom located in the social hall.

"MunnFest"
Celebrating the Life
of
Kathy Munn

We will gather to celebrate the life of our beloved friend and church member Kathy Munn

When:
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00A.M.

Address:
Agape' Metropolitan Community Church
4615 E. California Parkway 
Forest Hill, Texas 76119


We will share a meal following the service in the Agape’ MCC Social Hall. Everyone is invited .


To view Kathy's Online Obituary and leave a message on her wall, Click Here

Game Night Plus
Wednesday July 11, 2018 7:00PM


We will be gathering to play games this week. Rev. David requests games that require little to no heavy intellectual energy...he's feeling a bit fried :-).  

The Plus is an invitation, for those who can, to stay a few extra minutes to move tables, and stack chairs in order to prep the social hall for a good mopping in preparation for Munnfest this coming Saturday. 
Games and service...it's all about balance!
The "Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life" study group returns on Wednesday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Social Hall!! 


We will be reflecting on Chapter 2. Plan to join us! The conversation is enriching even if you've not read the book. Come see what lessons will speak to your journey!    
Agape' Summer Series - Sacred Earth, Sacred Worth

What if we lived life truly connected to the origins of Creation and the Creator? In the beginning God created all things and called them originally “good.”

In this series we will explore six essential ideas found in Creation Spirituality–a way of living within the community of earth that deepens our reverence for life, participates in the creativity of the cosmos, and develops our passion for justice and human transformation. It compels us to lead lives of spiritual inquiry, creativity, and prophetic action as our sacred work in the world.

  • June 10 - Creation as Blessing
  • June 17 - Spirit of Compassion
  • June 24 - The Paths of of Life/Pride Sunday
  • July 01 - Sacred, Creative, Vocation
  • July 08 - Glorious Diversity
  • July 15 - Healing Relationships
Fundraiser
Fundraiser Yum!
Mark your calendars, set an alarm, invite your family and friends.

On Tuesday, July 17, from 11:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. There will be a yummy opportunity for you to do a really good deed!

Come for lunch or dinner or both. We will be there all day!

Fish City Grill
581 W. Debbie Lane
Mansfield, TX
Communion Breakfast is coming!

July 29th is a Fifth Sunday and that is a time when we gather for a community breakfast in the pattern of our ancestors. 

This will take the place of July's Meet and Greet. Plan to come eat and connect with us!  













Community means caring: caring for people. Dietrich Bonhoeffer says: "He who loves community destroys community; he who loves the brethren builds community." A community is not an abstract ideal. We are not striving for a perfect community. Community is not an ideal; it is people. It is you and I. In community we are called to love people just as they are with their wounds and their gifts, not as we would want them to be. Community means giving them space, helping them to grow. It means also receiving from them so that we too can grow. It is giving each other freedom; it is giving each other trust; it is confirming but also challenging each other. We give dignity to each other, in a spirit of trust and of dying to oneself so that the other may live, grow and give. -  Jean Vanier "From Brokenness to Community"
 
Holy and Amazing God, make Your presence known to us today. We come to You, just as we are; saints, sinners, people who make mistakes. Help us to let go of anything that is not of You. Help us to know that our self-worth does not depend on our ability to hold on to our own lives, but our dependence on Your Strength and Power to release ourselves into Your hands as clay to be shaped and molded in community. 
 
God of Wisdom and Strength, make Your Holy Presence known to us today. Give us Your Vision for our lives, our community and our world. Clear away the fog and the weights of complacency through Jesus the Christ, so we may catch a glimpse of Your Glory in the here and now. Help us O God, to live and grow in community by Your Holy Spirit to become what You have dreamed and created us to be. 
 
We pray in your many names and in Jesus' name. Amen

Prayer submitted by
REV. GINA DURBIN
ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR CONGREGATIONAL CARE
King of Peace MCC
St. Petersburg FL USA


Gnarly Grove Studio

Judy Hudson, Artist



 3D Mixed Media Workshop
Focusing on texture and color techniques.

July‎ ‎21, 2018 - ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎AM – ‎04‎:‎00‎ ‎PM

About The Event
Create your own unique artwork to take home!
Tuition fee $100. All materials and lunch are provided and included.

You will take home a completed painting that is unique and eye-catching. No cookie cutter paintings at this workshop. Your piece will be one of a kind.

This workshop will be perfect for those who want to learn how to:
  • use texture pastes and inexpensive or free materials to create an interesting background
  • create simple 3D objects from paper clay
  • select the appropriate paints for the desired finish
  • blend and layer paints to achieve a finish similar to dichroic glass or raku pottery

Location
Agape Metropolitan Community Church
4615 E California Pkwy, Forest Hill, TX 76119, USA



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 Mixed Media Painting Class
3D Mixed Media Mosaic Tile Class

August ‎04, 2018 - ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎AM – ‎11‎:‎30‎ ‎AM


About The Event
Create your own unique artwork to take home!
Tuition fee $50. All materials included.

Create a clay tile mosaic artwork with the appearance of dichroic glass or raku pottery.

Location
Agape Metropolitan Community Church
4615 E California Pkwy, Forest Hill, TX 76119, USA



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Mixed Media Painting Class
3D Mixed Media Underwater Themed Painting Class

August‎ ‎04, 2018 - ‎ ‎7‎:‎00‎ ‎PM – ‎09‎:‎30‎ ‎PM

About The Event
Create your own unique artwork to take home!
Tuition fee $50. All materials included.

Take home an underwater themed artwork that features a metallic finish similar to dichroic glass or raku pottery.

If you would like to bring a snack or your "favorite" beverage, please do. Better yet, bring a friend or two and enjoy a night out doing something creative.

Location
Agape Metropolitan Community Church
4615 E California Pkwy, Forest Hill, TX 76119, USA



July Birthdays
  • 07/03 Max Robert
  • 07/04 Graeme Haub 
  • 07/05 David Wynn
  • 07/06 Tonya Reed
  • 07/06 Kim Pena
  • 07/17 Linda Gray
  • 07/19 Lilia Orander-Cruz
  • 07/21 Bailey Shackelford
  • 07/29 Patti Stephens
Sunday - July 08, 2018
Call to Worship - Drummers

Morning Meditation - Rev. David Wynn

Song of Intention - "There is Only Love" - Community

Words of Welcome - Rev. David Wynn

Time of Greeting - Community

Time With Our Children - Trish Ashton

Response - "This Little Light of Mine" - Community

Song of Preparation - "Ancient Words" - Community

Bringing Words of Life - Matthew 15:22-28 - Lisa O'Grady

Song of Response - "Ancient Words" - Community

Time of Teaching - "Healing Relationships" - Rev. David Wynn

Centering Song - "Healing Rain" - Community

Community Prayer - Leigh Wolfer

Prayer Response - "Healing Rain" - Community

A Time of Offering - Cassy Batts

Celebration of Holy Communion - Rev. David Wynn

Song of Sending Forth - "Trees of the Field" - Community

The Sending Forth - Rev. David Wynn
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