Prayer Time- Join us for a time of prayer on Facebook Live every Monday from 12:00-12:15 p.m. on our Facebook Page. Post prayer requests during the Facebook Live or by emailing Pastor Katie.
Lectio Divina Bible Study- Pastor Mike will host a Lectio Divina Bible Study each Thursday at 10 a.m. Contact him for virtual meeting details.
If you or someone you know are in need of help with groceries or supplies, please contact our church at 817-281-5254 or Pastor Katie at . We have a group of volunteers ready to assist. If you would like to serve as a volunteer, please contact Pastor Katie.
If you or someone you know is in need of financial assistance, please contact our church at 817-281-5254 or . We are now administering our Helping Hands fund remotely.
“With you, I have watched today’s mob assault on the U.S. Capitol with horror and revulsion. We are a country built on the rule of law, not a nation run by mobs. We came into being as a city on hill to be a light to the nations. Legal protest is an honored part of our national ethos. Mob rule is an evil violation of our moral standards and a corruption of our national character.
For whichever candidate you voted, whatever your party of persuasion, I ask us together to be followers of the Prince of Peace.
Let not hatred rule.
Let not evil and violence triumph.
Let not arrogance of conviction govern our response.
Rather, may our witness be one of peace and justice tempered with mercy.
I look to the people of the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church to remember the words of Christ, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)
Let us actively live the admonitions of Holy Scripture. “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. … “let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to” God. (Matthew 5:14, 16) “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)”
A prayer for our nation, from Saint Francis of Assisi:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
When: Mondays, January 11 – February 1 from 7 – 8 pm via Zoom
In this four-week Bible study, Barb Roose invites us to explore the stories of women in the Bible who had to wait on God— women such as Hannah, Ruth, Martha, and the unnamed woman who suffered for over a decade with a painful medical condition. If you’ve felt anxious, angry, discouraged or depressed because God isn’t giving you what you want, their stories will breathe fresh hope and practical next steps in your life.
Together we will discover that there is goodness and blessing to be found in times of waiting, including a closer relationship with God than we’ve ever dared to dream. Pastor Katie will facilitate this study. You can sign up online or call the church office. Each participant will need to purchase their own workbook. You can purchase the book from a local, Black-owned bookstore or on Amazon.
November 11, 2020 at 8:52 pm
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We wanted to check in and share an update on Worship Services from Pastor Katie and Pastor Mike. Stay safe, and remember that this will not last forever. As a reminder, you can view our Reopen Plan and Small Group Guidelines here.
September 19, 2020 at 3:34 pm
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Date & Time: Mondays, October 5 – November 2 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Online (Zoom)
In an era where we seem to be increasingly divided along racial lines, many are hesitant to step into the
gap, fearful of saying or doing the wrong thing. But change begins with an honest conversation among a group of Christians willing to give a voice to unspoken hurts, hidden fears, and mounting tensions.
In this book study, Latasha Morrison examines the historical complexities of racism, and she applies biblical principles, such as lamentation, confession, and forgiveness, to lay the framework for restoration. Through this conversation, we hope to build bridges of racial reconciliation in light of the gospel. Pastor Katie will facilitate this study.
Date: Thursday, October 1 Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Location: Church parking lot
Stop by the church to pray with a pastor and prayer team member. Communion elements will be available for pick up for Sunday’s worship service. Please stay in your cars. Masks and social distancing will be in place. Pastors and prayer team members will be stationed by Door 2 (by the church offices). Please enter through the Church Street entrance nearest the Event Center.
September 17, 2020 at 8:50 pm
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Date & Time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11 am Location: Zoom ( the church for meeting info)
All people who are interested in learning more about our church’s mission and how to get plugged in are invited to join us for a Virtual Newcomer’s Brunch. Register by Thursday, September 24 to receive brunch delivered to your house (for people who live locally). Sign up online or call the church office.