From the Pastor (Page 2)

From the Pastor (Page 2)

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…

Mid-Week Update 3-18-2020

Here is the latest news from McFarland UMC. Highlights: The Free Store is cancelled for this month. We hope to resume in April. Worship services with a live congregation are cancelled for this Sunday, March 22. We will once again broadcast a simple service of Morning Prayer on Facebook and via the website. All activities at the church are cancelled until at least April 1. The church office is operating on normal hours. Monday & Thursday 9-4 and Wednesday 9-12.…

Important Update Re: Coronavirus

Important Information about McFarland’s Response to COVID-19 Out of an abundance of caution and at the request of Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor (which can be read here), all worship services and Sunday activities at McFarland UMC are cancelled for March 15 and 22.  The Wednesday morning book study is cancelled until Wednesday, April 1 and there will be no choir rehearsals until April 1. A decision about the Wednesday evening Simple Supper & Bible Study and modifications to the Free Store…

Helping Hands

Hey McFarland, Pastor Wayne here. This has been a crazy week in our area. We have seen tornado devastation not too far from us in Middle Tennessee primarily in the area between Nashville and Cookeville. We have heard the stories of tragedy and survivors from the tornadic outbreak and we remember how the tornadoes in 2011 affected us. In the midst of the local news that we have seen the appearance of the current strain of coronavirus appear in both…