Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is already the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone; the day is near. Let us then throw off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.  Romans 13:11-12


What does it mean to be the church in this time and place? What is the spirit calling us to do? Here in our community, in the world, in our current situation?

This Lenten season, we pray that Jesus will show us how to be the Church – Right Here, Right Now. We are called together to pray, to serve, to worship, to learn, and to love one another. And by the grace of God, we will respond together “Here I am, Lord! Right here, right now.”
Below, you’ll find ways to begin this holy season together. Come to our activities, hear our new devotionals, worship with us as we prepare for the Resurrection. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date. I hope you join us in new ways as we share the Heart of Christ together: right here, right now.
Pastor Tommy
New Video Devotional Series!
Every Tuesday until Easter, you’ll hear a different pastor give their thoughts on how we can devote ourselves to our church, our community, and the teachings of Christ.
Invite friends and come out to our annual Easter EGGstravaganza!  Sunday, March 24th from 3-5pm at The Hub. 
We will have age-appropriate egg hunts, food, and fun for the whole family! Click here to pre-register.
Do you want to help? Email Ms. Cheridy! We also need donations of wrapped candy dropped off at the church office.
Every Easter, instead of purchasing lilies to decorate our sanctuary, we buy “virtual lilies” to support Grace Children’s Hospital in Haiti. Your donation is a wonderful way to remember or honor a loved one. 
FORM IS CLOSED.  You can still make a donation to Grace Children’s Hospital, but the deadline for names in the bulletin has passed.
We are collecting hams for our Easter Feeding Friends & Family food distribution.  We need at least 75 hams and they are $25-$30 each.
Would you like to contribute?
Want to get involved and volunteer at FFF? Check out our volunteer page.
Daily Lenten Practice Habit Tracker. This is great activity for individuals or families. It’s an image made out of 40 blank areas. As you practice your Lenten discipline, color in one section of the image each day. You can CLICK HERE to download and print the page or you can pick up a copy at the front desk.
Image by Amanda Beller.
Weekly Lenten Reflection with Practice.  Each week, we will add a new devotion by our Center for Transformative Prayer group. 
Lent Calendar for Families.  A calendar filled with opportunities to pray, give, love, and share! 
Holy Listening Stones.  This is a weekly reflection guide for your household with scriptures, prayers, and activities.
Breath Prayers             
Finger Labyrinth         
Pretzel Prayer          
Introducing One-Day Missions!  These are opportunities that you can do in one day!  Please check the missions to make sure you have completed any registrations in advance.
MARCH 2 from 9-11am: Samaritan Inn Family Serve Day.  This is a family-oriented service day open to the public.   Children 5 and up can help serve with their families.  Click here to email the names and ages of those serving to register.  There is a $25 fee to help cover the cost of the project.  1514 N McDonald St, McKinney.
MARCH 5 from 5:30 – 8:30pm: Community Garden Kitchen.  This will be our first time volunteering with Community Garden Kitchen.  They are an amazing group that prepares and serves healthy meals daily.  YOU WILL NEED A BACKGROUND CHECK before you volunteer. Please complete the CGK volunteer application and background check before your group can be scheduled. You can learn more about what to expect here.
We need your help! Easter Sunday is going to be a big day, and it won’t happen without volunteers. From holding open doors to following up with first-time visitors, there is so much that needs to be done. Please fill out our Easter Volunteer Form!  For more information, email Kathy.
Study begins Wednesday, 2/21. 6:45-8:00 pm in E285. Join Digging Deeper, an adult study group for a a 6-week Lenten study of “The Third Day,” by Tom Berlin. Contact Christie Dickson for info
Meditation & Reflection on Thursdays from 6-7pm in the Sanctuary (begins 2/15).  The Center for Transformative Prayer invites anyone to come to the Sanctuary for weekly contemplation.  Learn more about the CTP here.
Ash Wednesday - click here to worship
Wednesday, February 14th at Noon and 6:30 pm
Join us as we mark the beginning of Lent with worship and prayer. Nursery is available at the 6:30 service. If you are attending online, you may prepare a small bowl of olive oil to use at home instead of receiving ashes.