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    4200 N. McColl Rd. McAllen, TX. 78504

 

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  • Sunday: 8:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Pastor's Perspective

Pastor's Perspective March 2019

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

Easter is late in this calendar year – April 21. Here in the RGV we’ll be knocking on the door of summer! This also means that the season of Lent does not begin until almost a full week into March. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and it falls on March 6. An Ash Wednesday...

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September 2018

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Our sanctuary checklist is being whittled down. Our partitions to close off the two overflow sections at the rear of the sanctuary have finally been installed. In addition, communion rail kneeling cushions are in place and handrails have been added to the side steps leading onto the chancel...

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July 2018

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If there is one lesson I’ve learned from a major building project thatlesson is patience. That lesson gets reinforced the closer we are to100% completion of the sanctuary with a few last things to be doneand issues resolved. The biggest project that awaits completion isthe installation of...

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June 2018

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The saying time flies when you are having fun is certainly an accuratedescription of life and ministry as part of the McFirst family. Iam beginning the 10th year of my ministry as one of your pastors,yet it seems I just finished unpacking the last box a few weeks ago.Come to think of it, I did...

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May 2018

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Pastor’s PerspectiveWe are in! We are worshiping in our sanctuary. Praise God! I want to express my deepest appreciation for all the hard work and dedication by so many toward making our vision a reality. We are still checking off punch list items to bring to completion the project. We...

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April 2018

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Pastor's PerspectiveApril 1 is Easter. I believe God has a sense of humor and is smiling that the day we celebrate Easter in 2018 is also a day that has been labeled “April Fools”. The crucifixion of Jesus may be the greatest April Fools stunt ever. The apostle Paul said “The...

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March 2018

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Pastor’s Perspective This month our long sought after vision becomes a reality. A milestone for our church is upon us. Over 20 years ago the dream of moving FUMC to a new site that had more room for expanding the ministry of the church began. That vision included a sanctuary to foster and...

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February 2018

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Pastor’s PerspectiveLord, Our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build you a temple for your holy name comes from your hand and belongs to you. -1 Chronicles 29:16 King David utters these remarkable words upon receiving the offering from the people of the nation of Israel to...

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Tags: consecration, giving, offering

January 2018

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Pastor's Perspective Is it really true? 2018! It seems I only flipped the calendar over to 2017 a few weeks ago. Last year was a whirlwind of activity as we watched years of prayer and faith rise up out of the ground in the shape of a sanctuary to the glory of God and as a tool for being more...

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December 2017

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Pastor's Perspective October 23. I made a note on my calendar. This marks the day this year when I heard my first Christmas commercial. The ad was on the radio hyping SiriusXM’s Holly Christmas channel that plays nothing but holiday tunes. (sigh) I remember as a child looking forward to...

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