September 26, 2018
This Week's News and Updates
Our Wednesday Gathering...
September 26 2018 at 7:00PM - Game Night 

Join us for an evening of fun, laughter and snacks!

Mark your calendars !

Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 7PM
"Come to the Table of Love"

Rev. David Wynn

I love 5 th Sundays! I mean, I love all Sunday’s, but on 5 th Sundays we celebrate a feast of communion that feels a whole lot like a family reunion! I always note that for our ancestors, gathering around a table of love was core to their understanding of what it meant to be people of God. They would have conversation, support one another, hear about the needs of each other and find ways to meet those needs. They would share their resources, both spiritual and practical. Our denomination, Metropolitan Community Churches, began in a home around a table that welcomed everyone…it was and IS truly radical. 


So, plan to come to Agape on Sunday for the feast. There will be ham, eggs, and pancakes along with all the accessories! And there will more than enough love to go around. 


I’m borrowing a prayer from Rev. Gina Durbin...may it bless you in the same way it has blessed me…


Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to the table of love. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. Come to the table of love. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Come to the table of love. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Come to the table of love. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Come to the table of love.

Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. Come to the table of love. No one is excluded. Everyone is welcome to the table of Love. Amen!  




Need a Folding Table?
We have decided to let go of the brown and gray folding tables stored in the Social Hall. If you would like one or more of them please take your table(s) home next time you are at the church. We are accepting donations for the tables. Please see Leigh, Cassy or Ward for assistance.

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.

O ur good God, you called us to worship you in harmony and promised to dwell among us however few.

Bless Metropolitan Community Churches and its leaders. Guide other denomination to understand your love for everyone and unity in diversity.

Give us courage and tender hearts to find the value of inclusion.

Guide the interim moderator, the elders and the pastors.

Guide each congregation and it’s leadership.

We thank you God for the founder of MCC, Rev. Elder Troy Perry, and for his family. Give him good health and more wisdom. May the message of inclusion spread globally, especially as we enter the next 50 years.

Let your Holy spirit guide and bind us in one cord, and may peace and love dwell among us.

In Christ we pray Amen.


Prayer submitted by:
ROBAI KHAYANJE
Neema MCC and the Global Justice Institute
Mtito Andei, Kenya



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





Help Feed Those in Need





When: Saturday, September 29, 8:45am-11:30am

Who: G4G DFW + North Texas Food Bank

What: Sorting, boxing, and bagging food.

Details:

Before September 26 - 3 Days Before the Project

In addition to signing up for this event with G4G, The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) would like all volunteers to register online with them before September 26. You'll see all the details when you RSVP with G4G, below.

On September 29 - Day of the Project

Please meet at the entrance to their new Plano warehouse; You'll see the address when you RSVP below. Sign in so we can start working promptly at 9:00am. If you were unable to create an account and select this shift on their volunteer calendar earlier, you will need to do so now before you can start work.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for work in a warehouse; Do not wear open-toe shoes, sandals, nor flip-flops.

After this project, come join us for lunch.

The North Texas Food Bank is pursuing a hunger-free community in North Texas.

Click here to RSVP .

Saint Anne United American Catholic Church

Congratulations to Father John Luft and Deacon Nathan Kennedy on their Ordinations.

Special thanks to Cassy Batts, Leigh Wolfer and Rev. David Wynn for participating in the Ordination Mass.
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 30, 2018
This Sunday is Communion Sunday. We will gather in the Social Hall at 10:30 to share a meal in the tradition of our ancestors.
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