Dear Wylie United Family,
LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AT THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION
I just returned from a continuing education event at the largest Methodist Church in America. There were 790 congregations represented from 31 States in our great nation. The Church of the Resurrection is in Leawood, Kansas, and had many ideas to offer. I realize each church has a personality and what works at that church cannot be applied to every church. Yet they have a policy that if an idea can help another church, take and tweak it for your congregation. So, I have a ton of ideas, related to community involvement, missions and evangelism that I would like to bounce off Wylie United in the future. I’m going to be honest, this Leadership Institute was a revival for me and I am excited at what God has done and is doing through this church!
WHAT A SUNDAY!
Wow! We had a tremendous time together as we worshipped the God of the universe last Sunday (10/1). Through the Membership Class, Wylie United received 9 new members, one infant baptism, one adult baptism and we celebrated the Lord’s Supper. Two sacraments, new members, at both services, on one Sunday! You can see the new members pictures and names by clicking here.
Speaking of worship, I want to give a shout out to the volunteers that enable worship to happen each Sunday. I want to applaud the ushers, those who extend hospitality, the Chancel Choir and Filthy Rags, acolytes and coordinators, the A/V folk, the confirmation class, those who prepare for worship, the liturgists and those who work behind the scene. Three months ago, I counted the worship volunteers and came up with 28 per Sunday. That number is not scientific but there are many volunteers that make things happen each time we worship!
PUMKIN PATCH COMING SOON
This annual event reaches out to the community of Wylie and the surrounding areas in many ways. Children can have their picture taken on a 1943 tractor. Families look up and down the aisles for the perfect pumpkin. The patch is open Monday – Saturday, 9am - 7 pm, and each Sunday 11 am - 7 pm. Take a look at pictures from last year!
Circle your calendar for Sunday, October 15th, for the P.J. Party in the Patch! It’s B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Blanket) or lawn chairs. Relax and stay for popcorn and a children’s movie! There will be loads of fellowship and great family fun. We will gather at 6 pm. This is a fantastic outreach to the community. Last year we had over 300!
The next Sunday, October 22nd, is another annual activity called Trunk-or-Treat. Many car trunks will be open in the south parking lot and small children and their parents, from the community and the church, will have a safe place to Trick-or-Treat for Halloween. Our Confirmation Ministry will also have various games set up for the kids to enjoy in front of the church. This family event is from 4 – 6pm. Click here and view last year’s fun!
NEW SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY
Wylie United is offering a new ministry to those families with special needs children who have aged out of the school system. It is the church’s desire to show the love of God to all people and incorporate them into the life of the church. People with special needs are children of God and deserve an opportunity to grow in their relationship Him.
Take a look at this ministry called, “Wylie Stars” by clicking here.
2018 GENEROSITY CAMPAIGN
I think we all can agree that God has truly blessed every one of us. We will have the opportunity to bless God’s ministry through Wylie United. The theme this year is a question, “How To Measure Your Life,” and during the three week campaign we will ultimately ask, “How will God Measure Your Life.” To discover more click here.
CURRENT SERMON SERIES AND JOURNEY
This series and journey is called, “Unchained.” Many people in our church are going through Financial Peace University. Sometimes personal finances have a way of putting the hand-cuffs on bank accounts, investments, check books and even you and me! This series is to provide practical help and looks at ways God desires for you to Biblically manage your personal finances. This Sunday the series will continue by focusing on the topic of all topics, “God Owns It All.” You can learn more about “Unchained” by clicking here.
Well got to run!
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