October 03, 2018
This Week's News and Updates
Please join us tonight for...

Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 7PM
We will gather in the Social Hall

October 4 is the Feast Day of St. Francis who is the Patron Saint of animals and the environment. To commemorate his life and honor the beauty our animals bring into our lives we will be gathering to bless them. 
Plan to join us!
"How Can These Things Be?"

Rev. David Wynn

Happy 50 th  Anniversary MCC! This week’s service is inspired from Metropolitan Community Churches first decade: 1968-1978. We gather around the table bringing all we are to our family of choice. We celebrate the Spirit who invites us to the table and accept the invitation with our fullest of selves. We don’t all agree yet, we gather anyway to create a unique, messy, complicated family of believers who comfort and challenge one another. This week, we celebrate the vision of MCC that began in a humble living room and spread throughout the world as we consider new ways we are all called to invite more family members to the table.


Adapted from, 
Knut Panknin, MCCDC
 
It was in the dark of night that one of the leaders of the Jewish people showed up unexpectedly at Jesus’s table. He had questions…lots of questions. Nicodemus was hungry and anxious...could it be that after all those years of serving YHWH, he really didn’t get it? Could it be that there was a different way to understand God and be a spiritual community? “How can these things be?” See you on Sunday where all shall be revealed! Okay, maybe not ALL...would you settle for unique, messy, comforting, and challenging? How about, THERE WILL BE CAKE! 


Social Hall Floors to be Refinished

The Social Hall floors will be stripped, sealed and waxed during the week of October 14, 2018. The Hall will be closed October 14 through October 20; all activities will be moved to the Narthex.

We are asking for help to clear the Social Hall. We need assistance moving the tables and chairs into the classrooms after services on the 14th. Your help is always greatly appreciated.

Thank you to Jimmy and Michael in advance for taking such great care of our space.

New Adventure!

Fort Worth Parade of Lights

November 18, 2018 6PM
This year Agape' MCC will be participating in the Fort Worth Parade of Lights for the very first time. We hope you are excited by this new family friendly adventure. Plans are underway to design and build a fabulous float. If you are interested in helping coordinate the float build or helping build the float, please let Rev. David know. This will be a memorable evening for everyone!

Event Information from the Parade Website:

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, November 18, 2018 for the 36th edition of this Downtown Fort Worth signature event, welcoming GM Financial as our title sponsor, and celebrating 100 years of Cook Children’s! The theme this year will be, “Through the Eyes of a Child,” and will featuring spectacular floats, giant illuminated balloons, performing groups, local community groups and more. Please mark your calendars to join us, and continue this new tradition for the years to come!

For more information, click here.

Prayer from Lindsfarne Scriptorium, Pentecost
Spirit of our Living God, May Your fire revive us. Spirit of our Loving God, May Your Blessing Embrace us, Spirit of our Gentle God, May Your Mercy enfold us, Spirit of our Mighty God, May Your Wisdom inspire us.

Prayer -

Holy God, We Stand Before you as many peoples who know ourselves to be Your beloveds.


We give You thanks and praise for the saving work of Christ and for all the faithful who came before us.


Each generation is called upon to renew the call of the Gospel of Love to their world.

Bless now this generation of the faithful of UFMCC as they continue to discern their call and witness to our world.

Grant them the grace and consolation of the Holy Spirit Who guides and shapes us.

May this community of faith know that others are holding them in prayer.

We claim the fulfillment of Your blessings and will in the name of Jesus the Risen One.


Amen.


Prayer submitted by:
BISHOP REG C. RICHBURG
Diocese of the North Atlantic, Christ Catholic Church
Visiting Clergy, Assisting the Office of the Bishop/Senior Pastor, MCCNY



SECURITY CORNER
by Lisa O'Grady

Hi Folks,
 
Just dropping in to tell you that your security team is still out there watching the parking lot for us and monitoring the doors but we have taken a little break from meeting for the summer and will gather with you and do some training all together soon!


Just a reminder at church when you pull into the parking lot, we are relatively safe. But take a look around when you get there. If you see an unfamiliar person or persons please stay in your car until you are sure you can get inside and let someone know. Call someone inside or if you feel it necessary, call 911. Please do not confront anyone.

Thanks and have a SAFE WEEK!!!
Classes coming soon:


October 13, 2018 - 5:00PM - 9:00PM "Mosaic Tiles"

Love the look of mosaics, but hate grouting or heavy materials? Here’s the answer! You’ll create a mosaic canvas using lightweight hand textured (already made for you) clay tiles. Complete your masterpiece with a unique finish of layered metallic and iridescent paints.

Class Fee: $70

Click Here to Register

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November 17, 2018 5:00-9:00 "Stencil Magic"

Using an unexpected material found at your local hardware store, stencils, and paints, you’ll take home an artwork that is sure to get lots of compliments! Whether you enjoy muted colors for a softer look or bright and bold designs, the choice is up to you.

Class Fee: $70

Click Here to Register

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January 5, 2019 5:00-7:00PM "Fun with Clay"

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Kids AND adults love creating with clay. You’ll be using air dry clay (each person will receive a one pound package) and provided tools and assistance. The clay objects you form can be taken home to finish drying and be painted. 


Class Fee: $75 which includes one adult and one child eight years or older.

Click Here to Register


October Birthdays
  • 10/03 Evelyn Brown
  • 10/05 Billy Stewart
  • 10/06 Deanie Sewell
  • 10/16 EJ Hudzina
  • 10/20 Donna Boutwell
  • 10/28 Shawn McCraw
Sunday - October 07, 2018
"The Open Table"
Call to Worship - Tibetan Bowl

Morning Meditation - Rev. David Wynn

Song of Intention - "Joyful People Come and Worship"

Words of Welcome - Rev. David Wynn

Time of Greeting - Community

Time With Our Children - Trish Ashton

Response - This Little Light of Mine

Song of Preparation - In the Secret

Contemporary Reading - Leigh Wolfer

Gospel Reading John 3:1-10 - Judy Hudson

Song of Response - In the Secret

Time of Teaching "How Can These Things Be?" Rev. David Wynn

Centering Song - "Healing Rain"

Community Prayer - Kevin Harkins

Prayer Response - "Healing Rain"

Time of Offering - Cassy Batts

Celebration of Holy Communion - Rev. Robert Myers

Song of Sending Forth - "Oceans"

The Sending Forth - Rev. David Wynn
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