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Posts by mcfarlandadmin (Page 5)

Advent 2019

Happy New Year, y’all! December 1, 2019 marks the beginning of a new year in the church liturgical calendar. It is a time of anticipation, not necessarily for the birth of a baby in a manger, but of the coming of a king to bring about God’s kingdom of peace in a world that knows no peace. Contrary to what the secular world expects in this world of “Black Friday” and the search for the most “stuff” at the least…

November 24, 2019 Update

This coming Sunday, November 24, 2019, will be a busy day at McFarland UMC. There are several things happening that day. Here is a list: This is pledge Sunday. Please prayerfully consider your gifts to the church for the coming year, fill out your pledge card for the General Budget, and turn it in at the end of the service. If you cannot be at the service this Sunday, please mail the card that you received to the church so…

September Update

I wish that I could say that fall is in the air, that the leaves are beginning to turn and the temperatures are beginning to cool. I wish that I could say that. However, as I write this, the temperature is 90 degrees and Hurricane Dorian has finally begun to move after sitting over the Bahamas for several days wreaking unimaginable destruction to the islands. As we move into September, we start a long sermon series that I am calling…

Giving Options

Hey McFarland, Pastor Wayne here. Did you know that you can give to McFarland UMC without putting a check or cash into the offering plate? We offer several ways of giving to the church in addition to the traditional method through the offering plate. The giving options that we mention below utilize Tithe.ly as our online/electronic giving provider. Tithe.ly utilizes the highest level of transaction security to ensure that your giving is safe. Here are the electronic giving options that…

Prayer Walks at our Schools

School is starting soon. We will have prayer walks at the following schools if you would like to join us:Rossville Middle on Monday, August 5 at 9:30Ridgeland HS on Tuesday, August 6 at 8:00Rossville Elementary on Tuesday, August 6 at 9:00. Even if you cannot join us at the schools, I would invite you to pray with us for 45 minutes after the start times listed above to support our teachers and students in the coming year.      …

Happy to be Back

After a couple of weeks out of the pulpit, I want to thank the Reverend Al Bowles and Mike Feely for covering for me while I was on the leadership team of the Academy for Spiritual Formation at Emory and Henry College. The experience at Emory and Henry was powerfuly moving for me and refreshing to my call to ministry. Thank you for graciously receiving them and their messages to you. This next week, beginning July 28, I will lead…

Odds and Ends for May 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through the fifth month of the year! 2019 is almost half-way gone. Annual Conference is just around the corner, and there is so much happening in the next couple of weeks. This Sunday, May 19, we will re-dedicate the Fellowship Hall with a meal and a salute to everyone who played a part in making this renovation happen. Proceeds from the meal will go to local missions projects in the…

New Book Study

Our Wednesday morning book study met today and decided to begin a study of Peter Enns’ book, “The Bible Tells Me So… Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It.” The ISBN number for the hardback edition is 978-0-06-227202-7 which will lead you the other available editions. You are welcome to order the book through your favorite online book seller. If you would like to order the book through the church, please contact us. We are meeting at…