Agape' MCC News & Updates
April 27, 2021
View our 04/25/21 "Wisdom of the Outsider"
Easter experience by clicking on the image below:
John 10:11-18
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd would die for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as Abba God knows me and I know God. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason God loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Abba.”
Upcoming Events
In-person worship is back!
Join us for Sunday morning worship in our 
Agape' MCC Sanctuary at 10:30AM 
(masks and social distancing are required)

We are working on a plan for the return of Children's Sunday School and hope to have more information on this in the near future. The plan for our children will follow current CDC guidelines for classroom safety. Watch this space for additional information.
OR

Join us for Sunday Morning Worship
at 10:30AM on Facebook Live. We will continue streaming our worship services as part of our Sunday worship experience.

Click here to join us on FB Live.
Spirit Cafe'

Are you feeling a little disconnected from our Agape' community or from community in general? COVID certainly has interfered with our social lives and has made staying connected much more challenging. If the answer is yes, we have a solution for you!

We are hosting a hybrid meeting this Wednesday, April 28th. This means those who are comfortable doing so will gather in the Agape' Social Hall for game night and those who want to Zoom in from the comfort of their home can also join the festivities.

Join us this Wednesday either in person or via Zoom.
Let the games begin!


You can view the event on the Agape' Facebook page.

Click here join the Wednesday Zoom Meet Up
Enter the meeting ID: 816-8960-6902
Sacred Saturdays

Will not be meeting Saturday May 1st.
See you in June!

This is a time for:
  • setting intentions for the season
  • letting go of things that no longer serve you
  • discovering inner peace
  • quiet reflection
  • finding light in the dark places
  • simply being

If you would like, you may bring a piece of paper to put in the fire with intentions and/or things to let go of written on it to offer up. This meeting will have an organic feel with little verbal communication. You are encouraged to come with an open heart and mind.
Community Corner

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It has been almost a month of Sundays since we celebrated Easter. Thank God for a Season of Easter, during which we can keep our focus on the life-giving power of The Resurrection. Indeed, we are called to live out the meaning of our Resurrection-Life on a daily basis, by the ways in which we influence the individuals, institutions, and situations we face. All of us have the opportunity to be agents of change for the good of those around us in our family, on our job, within our church community, and therefore in our world. What we need is courage to act even in the smallest ways. Every time we speak truth to those in places of power, we chip away at the structures which continue to cause hunger, suffering and death in our communities. Every time we reach out to one person in need, to share the resources we possess, we improve that situation by breaking the chain of isolation and oppression. Every time we join with others to fight against policies which are harmful to the least of our sisters and brothers, we bend the arch of the universe a little closer to true justice and equality. 

So this is my prayer for us all:

Loving Creator, Beautiful Savior, Sweet Holy Spirit --
Because you have already conquered evil, fear and death --
Empower each of us who love and follow you to do the same --
As you fill us with your Love, Mercy, and Grace, help us to be merciful and compassionate
As you fill us with your mighty power to save, help us to speak and act with holy boldness
As you daily renew the Spirit of Christ within us, help us to humbly yet bravely fight for Justice, Equality, and Peace.
In all your holy and righteous names, hear our prayers,
O God...Amen...Ashé...And May It Be So!

PRAYER SUBMITTED BY:
REV. ELDER CAROLYN J. MOBLEY-BOWIE
(she, her, hers)
Rev. Carolyn was recently appointed to the MCC Council of Elders (2021-2023)
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May Birthdays

Apr 30 - Connie Maples
May 03 - Judy Hudson
May 07 - Mark Vega
May 16 - Helen Smith
May 23 - Teresa Mallott 
May 29 - Candy Davidson
May 31 - Tyler Spence