you should watch this video and then ask yourself how can the church learn from what they have learned?
This year McFarlin will be hosting a Christmas Eve Service at Food and Shelter for the friends of the shelter at 6:00 pm. After the service we would love to be able to hand each friend a backpack full of items. We are shooting for a 100 backpacks to be given and would love for each backpack to contain the following:
- New or Gently Used Backpacks
- $5.00 McDonald’s Gift Card
- (travel size only): Shampoo/Conditioner, Body Wash, Lotion, Hand Sanitizer
- Men’s Socks
- Gloves/Hat/Scarf (winter)
- Travel-sized Baby Wipes
- (travel size only) Toothpaste
- Travel Sized Kleenex
- Wide Tooth Combs
- Batteries (AA and AAA)
- Earphone Headsets
All Items can be brought to Pastor Matt Franks Office. Please try to have items to Pastor Matt by Dec. 22nd. The Youth will be packing the backpacks at the Sunday School hour on Dec. 22nd.
If you have any questions please contact Pastor Matt Franks at 405-321-3484 ext. 110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Mission is not something the church does as an activity; it is what the church is through the mystery of its formation and memory of its calling. The church is God’s missionary people. There is no participation in Christ without participation in God’s mission in the world.”
Alan J. Roxburgh;M. Scott Boren. Introducing the Missional Church: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Become One (p. 45). Kindle Edition.
It’s almost here!!!
The journey had been a blessed one. One I am thankful for. Oh boy have I been transformed. #transformationtuesday
McFarlin UMC Stop Hunger Now Update
Friends of Stop Hunger Now,
We are delighted to announce that the meals from your respective meal…
Friends of Stop Hunger Now,
We are delighted to announce that the meals from your respective meal packaging events have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our Dallas/Fort Worth warehouse to Guatemala. If this is your second notification email it simply means that a portion of your meals have gone to impact multiple programs.
This shipment is being sent through Reach Now International to Alianza Evangélica de Guatemala or Evangelical Alliance of Guatemala (AEG), a Guatemalan non-profit.
Established 30 years ago, AEG’s mission is to improve the lives of children through education. AEG provides food, schooling, counseling programs, medical clinics, protection and vocational training to over 12,000 children in 40 schools throughout Guatemala. AEG’s in-country director is quote as saying “these programs help feed children and provide an education for them that will enable them to succeed in life and venture forward in achieving a life sustaining career in the hopes that one day they will be completely self-reliant. This is their one best chance at a future.” Please visit www.reachnow.net for information regarding our partner, Reach Now International.
Visit www.stophungernow.org for more information on how to continue your involvement in the fight against hunger and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/StopHungerNow for updates, videos and photos from the field.
Thank you for generously donating your time as a volunteer with Stop Hunger Now. We are sincerely grateful for your dedication and for sharing our vision of a world without hunger.