Posts by mcfarlandadmin (Page 3)

Posts by mcfarlandadmin (Page 3)

Wayne’s Thoughts 5-23-2021

Hey McFarland! Pastor Wayne here! What a joyous time of worship this morning as we celebrated Pentecost and the birth of the church. I hope that you experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit as our Sustainer in life during the worship service. I’m looking forward to whatever our “new normal” will be in the days and weeks ahead. Eventually, that means that masks will become optional for those who have been vaccinated. We will continue to ask that folks…

Update 5-19-2021

Hey McFarland! Pastor Wayne here! I hope that y’all are doing well. I just wanted to take a few minutes to update you on some things that are happening at the church. Thursday, May 20 is our Free Store. We have continued this ministry through the pandemic beginning in November of 2020 by setting up appointments and limiting the number of people in the store at one time. The response to this format has been good and we continue to…

Update October 22, 2020

Hello McFarland! Pastor Wayne here. If you’re like me, you find it difficult to believe that we are almost at the end of the year, yet, here we are. As of right now, we have been back together in worship since October 11. We continue with online and offline worship options as we continue to navigate the course of COVID-19. Let me share with you that in the time of the COVID shutdown, we have maintained an online worship presence…

Update September 24, 2020

It’s been a while since I have communicated with you in this format. It seems that so much of what we have shared has been on Facebook or in email conversations. But now, there are a lot of things to communicate with you as this month of September comes to a close, so let me get started. We have received approval from our District Superintendent to resume in-person worship pending the completion of a couple of items that we need…

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..