DWM goes to Quadrennial

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Pictured: Tasha York, Park Place CC; Nancy Robbins, Jan Flavin, Dollene Price, Azle CC. 

For a couple of hours the Walk Against Sex Trafficking sent a loud, clear and important message. We walked to bring to light the realities that all children face and the injustices that hundreds have suffered. We walked from the Marriott Hotel to Centennial Olympic Park and back to the hotel. In the Park there were moving words and a call to action. The Women’s Ministries of the Disciples of Christ raised more than $5,500 for an Atlanta organization Youth Spark. We were left with a quote from Nelson Mandela “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”. It’s up to each of us to help end sex trafficking. What do we want” Justice!…When do we want it? Now!…What do we want? Break the chains! When do we want it? Now!

Summer Lunch Program

This Summer Azle Christian Church will be hosting a site for the Azle ISD Summer Lunch Program. Kids ages 0-18 can come by and get a free Lunch from 11-12. Our site is at the corner of Tenderfoot Trail and Big Wood Court on the South side of HWY 199. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Adult Mission Trip

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Mission Trip Update,
Several of our group made it to the Valley on Saturday in time for the celebration at Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries. In a sense they were dedicating the building we textured and painted last year. As you look around the campus, this Azle Mission Team has had a hand in nearly every one of the buildings on campus.

Sunday morning found many of us in worship at Ebenezer Christian Church, where Ken Hall delivered the sermon. Work began in earnest on Monday. Our task for the week is a “makeover” for the Chapel at Bay View. New tinted film for the windows thanks to Anne, Gini and Barbara. New stain for the shutters and paint for the trim, thanks to Laurel, Dawn, Heidi, and Joe Bob. Some general repairs and replacement for siding and wood by Mike and Tony. Then John put on the haz-mat suit and spray painted the outside in the time it takes you to read this sentence. Well, maybe not that fast, but really fast.

In the meantime, Eddie and Mark got on the roof to replace several shingles (taking time out from the work they are doing with Ken and Alan).

The kitchen team of Jan, Susie, Nancy and Diane have kept the crew well fed and Scottie and Dollene have been great supplying the group with needed materials and supervising the entire plan. “Herding Cats” has been mentioned by Scottie more than once. Amazing progress, tremendous spirit, worship on the beach at South Padre Island have made the trip an incredible experience. Thanks for your prayers. We are finding the presence of God guiding our steps and moving within our hearts

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday (April 13th):
Procession of Palms and Cantata 11 AM with Egg Hunt Following Service
Wednesday (April 16th):
Catered Meal – 6:00 PM
Youth Led Service – 7 PM
Combined Choir Rehearsal at FUMC, Azle – 7 PM
Maundy Thursday (April 17th)
Azle CC and FUMC Azle Joint Seder service at FUMC – 7PM
Good Friday (April 18th)
Azle CC and FUMC Azle Joint Tenebrae Service at ACC – 7PM
Easter Vigil
Continuous times of prayer in the Heritage Chapel or at Home – 8 PM Friday to 8 PM Saturday
Easter Sunday (April 20th)
Sunrise Service at Shady Grove Park – 6:45 AM
Easter Breakfast – 10 AM
Easter Worship – 11 AM

Chili Cook-Off

This Wednesday, the Youth Group will be hosting our annual Chili Cook-Off. The tasting starts at 6:30. The winner will be given the prized “Golden Spoon” while second place will get the “silver spoon” and third place the “bronze spoon.”

The event will be free, but votes will cost $1 and there will be a free-will offering. All proceeds will go to helping pay for the Summer mission trips to Austin, TX and the Navajo Reservation in NM.

Come out and enjoy some good Chili while helping our youth reach their fundraising goal!