Be the Church 2018

Be the Church Sunday is an opportunity for us, as the congregation of First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls, to minister to the city of Wichita Falls. Following the 10:30 worship service, we gather for a lunch in the Fellowship Hall (cost TBA; proceeds benefit church missions) then disperse to work on a variety of projects, both inside and outside church walls. This year, Be the Church Sunday will be May 6th.

Cutting fabric for shoes to be sent to Sole Hope

Past projects have included:

  • Building and painting wheelchair ramps
  • Crocheting plastic mats for the homeless
  • Serving a meal at Faith Refuge
  • Painting with residents of Faith Refuge
  • Leading a community softball game
  • Writing letters to military members serving overseas
  • Doing yard work for families in need
  • and more!

We are looking for YOUR ideas and help leading projects! You may find the Lord leading you to serve a classmate, a neighbor, or an organization in need of a specific task.  Be creative and think outside the box! Our goal is to have projects and leaders established by March 25th. We would love to have at least one Project Leader from each  adult Sunday school class. Please contact Rev. Georgia Harrison or Sharon Travis if you are interested in leading a project and/or if you have an idea for a project.

Ash Wednesday Services

Join us at 12:15 or 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14 for Ash Wednesday services in the Sanctuary.

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the season of Lent, when Christians around the world remember the ministry and death of Christ through sacrifice, which may include giving up such things as food or technology, or by sacrificing time and resources to take on a service project or Bible study. Worshipping together on Ash Wednesday helps prepare our hearts for this season of sacrifice by reminding us that we belong to God. The service will include placing an ash cross on each attendee’s forehead as a visible symbol of this commitment to God.

Lenten Book Studies

One way to set apart the season of Lent is to give up something; another way is to start something new, such as a Bible study. Consider joining one of the following groups in a Lenten study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday school classes meet Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and studies will begin February 18th (except Genesis class, which will begin February 4th). Learn more about the different classes here. Thursday Morning Bible Study group meets Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and the study will begin February 15th. Learn more about the group here.

February 2018 Newsletter

The February 2018 edition of The First Word is now available online.

Not on our mailing list? On our mailing list but need to update your address? On our mailing list but would prefer to get church news via email? Send your information to amaxwell@fumcwf.org and let us know what changes need to be made.

Cafe Broadway 2018

You’re invited to an evening of Broadway-style musical acts performed by our incredibly talented adult and youth music ministry volunteers! Enjoy a delicious meal before the show at the pasta bar prepared by our youth and their parents.

Tickets cost $10/adult or $5/child and will be available after worship services on Sunday mornings starting January 28. Proceeds go to Youth and Music Ministries.

Join and share our Facebook event!

 

Celebrating 120 Years of George Gershwin

If you couldn’t attend the concert, or would like to share video with your friends and family, the video can be found on YouTube (or watch below!).

“Souper” Bowl Sunday

We’re making Super Bowl Sunday “Souper” for our neighbors in need!

Help us keep the pantry at Interfaith Outreach Services stocked by donating cans of soup. During worship services on January 21st and 28th, we will be handing out paper bags that will hold 4-6 cans each. We are asking each family to take at least one bag, fill it with soup cans, and return it by Sunday, February 4th. If you would like to take extra bags and invite your friends and neighbors to participate, you are more than welcome to do so!

Last year, we donated 1,307 cans of soup through this drive. Our idea was picked up by Trinity Lutheran, who donated 40 cans, and a member of our TV family, Mary Wisdom of Saint Jo, reached out to her neighbors with this idea and together they collected 162 cans. These were donated locally to the Living Word Food Pantry. Altogether, last year’s drive resulted in 1,509 cans of soup donated – that’s over 3,000 meals!