Posts by mcfarlandadmin

Posts by mcfarlandadmin

Planning for Re-opening

Dear McFarland Family, We have received instructions from the Bishop regarding the steps that we need to take in order to prepare a plan to re-open the church for in-person worship. The plan that we create will need to be approved by the District Superintendent based upon a number of factors including the statistics regarding the COVID infection rate in our area.  The first step in the process is the formation of a team to create our plan. That team…

Summer 2020 Book Club Opportunity

Hey McFarland! Pastor Wayne here. I am excited about a Summer Book Club reading opportunity that is being made available through the folks at Seedbed, the folks who supply our daily devotional that is found at the bottom of our webpage. Seedbed is a ministry of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. The summer book club is reading Jack Deere’s new book, Why I Am Still Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, an update of his 1993 book, Surprised by the…

April 23, 2020 Update

It’s hard to believe that I haven’t communicated with you here on the website since Good Friday, especially since I have communicated with you via FaceBook. We have not been together in worship in-person since March 8. This means that we have been stumbling through online worship for the past 6 weeks with who knows how many more weeks there are to come. No matter what Governor Kemp says, Bishop Taylor is indicating that we stay closed for the time…

Good Friday 2020

On this Good Friday in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased to share with you a Stations of the Cross video worship prepared by friends at First United Methodist Church, Jackson, Tennessee. The Reverend Sky McCracken is their pastor. I hope that this will enhance your worship on this Good Friday and be a blessing to you..  

Holy Thursday 2020

In this time of COVID-19 and the separation that it is causing, we offer this brief time of Scripture and prayer. Scriptures for the day: Psalm 116:1, 10-17 and John 13:1-17.  

4-06-2020 Mid-day Prayer

Each day during Holy Week as we offering the Lectionary readings of the day and prayers of the day. The readings for Monday of Holy Week are: Psalm 36:5-11 and John 12:1-11. Join Pastor Wayne in this time of social distancing due to COVID-19 as he leads us in this time of worship together. The videos of these devotionals will appear first on the McFarland UMC Facebook page and then be posted here later in the afternoon.

Update 4-3-2020

We are in uncertain times. None of us has been through a health crisis of this magnintude. We are all trading uncertain waters. Even if we cannot meet together on Sunday morning, we have continuing obligations that we have to take care of. Our payroll, our utilities and the funds that we need to continue our ministries in the community must continue to be paid. As members of the United Methodist Church, we vow to uphold the church with our…

Update 3-23-2020

Hey McFarland! Pastor Wayne here! I know that it is difficult to deal with the “social distancing” that we are being asked to do. Please remember that we are available during regular office hours:Monday and Thursday 9-4Wednesday 9-12 Noon.I can also be reached at 423-304-1071 or at wcook@mcfarlandumc.org if you need me. However, my cell is unavailable from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. In order for us to have some “face time” together, I am using some meeting software called…