From the Pastor

From the Pastor

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…

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…

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.