Posts by Wayne Cook

Posts by Wayne Cook

May 20 Update

Hello McFarland! It’s hard to believe that June is almost here and, as I write this newsletter article, we are still getting used to not worshipping together. I think that it will be a while before we can worship together in person. In the meantime, we are providing videos of our pared down worship service on our Facebook page at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday and on our website (https://mcfarlandumc.org/sermons/) later Sunday afternoon. Video streaming of our worship service will continue…

April 30, 2020 Update

In an effort to provide better communication to those of you who do not participate on FaceBook, here is the latest update on what we know so far. This Sunday will mark the 8th week of online worship as our building continues to remain closed. No matter what Governor Kemp or Governor Lee says, Bishop Taylor on Tuesday evening informed us that we will remain closed until further notice. The Bishop in consultation with the Cabinet (our District Superintendents) is…

Mid-Week Update 3-18-2020

Here is the latest news from McFarland UMC. Highlights: The Free Store is cancelled for this month. We hope to resume in April. Worship services with a live congregation are cancelled for this Sunday, March 22. We will once again broadcast a simple service of Morning Prayer on Facebook and via the website. All activities at the church are cancelled until at least April 1. The church office is operating on normal hours. Monday & Thursday 9-4 and Wednesday 9-12.…

Important Update Re: Coronavirus

Important Information about McFarland’s Response to COVID-19 Out of an abundance of caution and at the request of Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor (which can be read here), all worship services and Sunday activities at McFarland UMC are cancelled for March 15 and 22.  The Wednesday morning book study is cancelled until Wednesday, April 1 and there will be no choir rehearsals until April 1. A decision about the Wednesday evening Simple Supper & Bible Study and modifications to the Free Store…

Website Updates in the New Year

Hello McFarland! Pastor Wayne here. As we wade into the new year there are new challenges for us to consider. Changes to our website because of changes from our content providers is one more thing that we have to deal with. I want to tell you about a couple of things that have changed and how we are adapting to those changes. All of the changes that I am mentioning here appear in the “footer” (the bottom) of every page…

A Word from Pastor Wayne

A word from Pastor Wayne: Greetings in the name of Christ! By now I would imagine that you have seen the stories in the newspaper, on television and radio, or on the internet declaring that it has been decided that the United Methodist Church is breaking up. While we are certainly dealing with problems and disagreements (and the disagreements are about more than human sexuality), the reporters are not getting the story right. All of this confusion stems from an…

Closing Out 2019

Hey McFarland! Pastor Wayne here. Can you believe that there are only a little less than 2 days left until the end of the decade? Where has the time gone? As we approach the end of the year, I thought that I would update you on a few things and help you get ready for the coming year. 1) Thank you to everyone who played a part in making our Advent season wonderful. To the choir, the carolers, the volunteers…
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