From the Pastor

From the Pastor

A Few Notes for Advent

Hello McFarland! Pastor Wayne here with a few notes for Advent and beyond. In worship, we are reviewing the story of the Incarnation of Christ with a series that I am calling, Come Home for Christmas. If you cannot join us on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m., the sermon will be posted here on the website, on Facebook, on podcast through Apple Podcast or Google Play, or via our SermonByPhone service at 706-866-6577 (local Rossville number). Christ United Methodist Church at…

2022 Pledge to Support Ministry

Each year, we ask you to pledge what you prayerfully think and hope that you can give to financially support the ministries of McFarland United Methodist Church in the upcoming year. Your annual pledge helps us to prepare the budget for the coming year. It is not a contract and can be adjusted, if needed, during the year by notifying the church office. We ask you to prayerfully consider how you can support the ministries of the church. You should receive…

2021 Charge Conference

Our annual Charge Conference, the official business meeting of the church, occurred on Sunday, November 14, 2021, as a joint meeting of the churches of the South Ministry Network of the Scenic South District held at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in East Ridge. We heard from Reed Shell, our District Superintendent, we shared about our ministries, and we affirmed decisions that were previously made in the committees of the church. The video of the charge conference is provided above…

Update: 11-1-2021

It’s hard to believe that it is already November 1. Where has the time gone? After seeing around 140 kids “trick or treating” at my house last night, it’s time to prepare for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas. The whirlwind begins! Just a reminder that Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 7. We will “fall back” and regain the hour that we lost in the Spring. So don’t forget to set your clock back an hour on Saturday or you’ll…

10-6-21 Update

Hello McFarland! Pastor Wayne here with a few quick updates: We will return to in-person worship this Sunday, October 10, at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School will meet at 9:45. We ask you to continue to social distance and wear masks if you feel comfortable with that. If you do not feel well, please do not come to church. We will always post at least a recoding of the sermon on our website at www.mcfarlandumc.org and on our FaceBook page. You…

A Message for September 24

Hey McFarland! Pastor Wayne here! As you know, we have had a COVID-19 exposure that has caused us to cancel in-person worship for September 26 and October 3. If there are no other issues, we plant resume in-person worship on October 10. That decision will be made beginning October 4. We will keep you informed. As far as the exposure is concerned, we have contacted the individuals who were in contact with persons who tested positive for COVID-19 during the…

Update for September 19, 2021

Hey, McFarland! Pastor Wayne here! I found out this morning that one of our members who attended Sunday School and worship on September 12 tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.  Due to this discovery, we will transition to online worship only for September 26 and October 3. Also, all other activities are suspended until October 6, when we plan to resume choir. Our plan is to resume in-person worship on October 10. We are doing this out of an abundance…

Fall 2021 Disaster Relief

Friends, We are only mid-way through September and already the major storms keep coming to wreak havoc in the lives of people in their path. As United Methodists, we have always depended upon UMCOR to be on the frontline of our disaster response. Because UMCOR is designed to assist LOCAL disaster response efforts, our representatives tend to be the first ones in and the last ones out of a disaster zone. With the current string of strong storms that we…