Regathering Sunday
May 31, 2020 10:30 am
To view our guidelines for Regathering
click on this YouTube Link
https://youtu.be/hzlMZbHcFBQ
or visit our facebook page 
by clicking this link
 
facebook.com/firstwaxahachie/com

SUNDAY

(SEE ONLINE SCHEDULE BELOW)
 
Worship
10:30 AM
 
KIDS CHURCH
10:30 AM
 
Kids can be checked in at the kiosk in the foyer.  They will be in the sanctuary for worship and then dismiss to Kids Church.
 
We provide a nursery for 
toddlers and infants.
 
Come early enough to have coffee with us
in the foyer and
visit our welcome center.
 
 

WEDNESDAY

(SEE ONLINE SCHEDULE BELOW)
 
Worship and Prayer
In the Sanctuary 
7:00 PM
 
Youth
In the Gym 
7:00 PM
 
Boys
In the Royal Ranger Cabin
Girls
In the Kids Church Room
7:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
 
Click the
Button to Give
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you for your continued giving to the church and to our Servolution Opportunities!
Thank You for Giving. 
 
REGATHERING
SUNDAY
MAY 31, 2020
______________________________________
AN UPDATE FROM PASTOR CARL
_______________________________________
 
Hello Church Family,
 
In Isaiah chapter 40 the Word says, “… The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.”

I’m glad I can tell you, we serve a sovereign and strong God “who works things according to the counsel of His will.” As your pastor I’m filled with hope for First Assembly!

I’m also thrilled to announce to you that we will begin regathering for in-person worship on Sunday, May 31st at 10:30am. However, things will be different than we are accustomed to.
 
Under the directives of health and government officials, First Assembly will follow the guidelines as laid out by our governor’s office. While we cannot guarantee a germ-free environment, we will be diligent to take steps to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Before every service the sanctuary and other facilities will be thoroughly disinfected. We ask that you observe social distancing guidelines which include maintaining a six feet separation from  individuals who are not in your household. We encourage family units to sit together to help us maintain adequate space.
 
Please self-screen before coming to church, for any symptoms of possible COVID-19, such as a sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, chills or other signs consistent with the virus. Also please refrain from attending if you are in a high risk group or have had close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19.
 
In accordance with Phase 2 recommendations we will encourage you to disinfect your hands upon entering the church. Sanitizing stations will be provided. Also, though they are not a requirement of Phase 2, you are welcome to wear cloth face coverings.
 
Now, this next step is a difficult one for me!  We will not shake hands, hug or high five. I know that is all we want because we have missed each other, but instead we air hug, wave and smile. Also please do not congregate in the foyer or other areas of the church.
 
For the time being we will not have nursery or in-person children’s church. Though the nursery will be unstaffed it will be thoroughly prepared and available should the need arise. We love our kids, they are a vital part of our church family and we welcome them into our gatherings. An activity packet will be available for each child as well as our on-line Kid’s Church video posts will continue on Facebook.
 
Also we will not have any in-person Wednesday night activities until further notice.
 
I have so appreciated the blessing and presence of the Lord that has been so evident in our online services. And I am anticipating a wonderful time in the Lord’s house as we regather on Pentecost Sunday, May 31st at 10:30am.

Cindy and I look forward to seeing you. We’ve sure missed you.

And now may the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you peace. May your home be blessed, may your children be blessed, be blessed coming in and going out to the glory of God. We love you and we will see you again real soon.  

 

-Pastor Carl
 
You can also listen to this statement by clicking on this linkhttps://youtu.be/RY0Y2IMvl9s

 

 
Prayer Request
 
OUR FIRST ASSEMBLY FAMILY WILL JOIN
WITH YOU IN PRAYER
FOR ANY NEED YOU HAVE  
 
Click the black button to email  us firstprayerrequest@gmail.com
and we will add your request to our prayer list.  
 
Are you thinking about visiting
First Assembly? 
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to see the answers to questions most frequently asked before visiting.
 
 
 
Thanks for checking us out! 
You can also find us on
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
To contact us email: 1stagwax@gmail.com
or call the church office at 972-937-4692
 
 
 
 
 
 It is our goal
 
to continue
Online Services
for those who will not be able 
to attend our in person services.

 

 

 
 
Hymn Sing, Part 3 
is now available for enjoying on our
YouTube Channel: First Waxahachie.
 
 
Click the button below to enjoy this time of praise and worship through Hymns!
 
 
 
Sunday Morning
Worship Services
can be listened to and enjoyed on our
Youtube Channel:  First Waxahachie.
Click the button below to listen to the service
After viewing our services 
if you would like to respond to Pastor Carl’s invitation to contact us,
you can send an email to 1stagwax@gmail.com
or call the church office at 972-937-4692.
 
 
 
 
 
Worship and the Word
with Pastor Bryce & Hayley George
Thursday Night
on Facebook and Youtube at
7:00 pm
 
Maximizing Missions
with Pastor Carl 
Interviews with Missionaries
Mondays at 3:00 pm
Live on Facebook
A Living Hope in a Hostile World
Highlights of 1& 2 Peter
Dr. Dan Langston
Wednesdays LIVE on Facebook
at 7:00 pm 
On Youtube about 8:00 pm
 
 
 
 
SERVOLUTION AT FIRST ASSEMBLY
 
First Assembly is always looking for ways to connect with, support, and serve in our local community.  We call these opportunities SERVOLUTION. 
 
PLEASANT HILLS CHILDREN’S HOME – First Assembly was able to provide a generous love offering  to the home for ongoing expenses.  Mike and Eulessya Miller, the owners of Ennis Janitorial blessed PHCH by donating and delivering a full palette of much needed paper goods and cleaning supplies!  Thank you to the Millers and to everyone who gave to make this servolution possible.
 
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST APPRECIATION-BAYLOR SCOTT AND WHITE, WAXAHACHIE- First Assembly was able to give each therapist a gift box and provide pizza for every shift as our way of saying thanks to all the health care workers who are on the front lines keeping us safe.  Thanks to Jordan E.’s Popcorn and Candy Company for helping us make the gift boxes extra special!
 
FOSTER FAMILY GAME NIGHT BAGS – In an effort to provide a much needed break from the strain of the current restrictions we were privileged to put together a fun filled Game Night Bag for the Ellis County Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.  Your faithful giving made this possible.  Special thanks to Heidi Dollar for organizing and facilitating this outreach!
 
SALVATION ARMY FOOD PANTRY – Because of the generous donations of our church family  we were able to provide much needed food items as well as a cash offering to help the Salvation Army  with their operating budget.  The Salvation army is feeding many more people due to the pandemic and is doing an incredible work in our community.  
 
MISSIONARY BLESSING – We had a unique opportunity to bless our missionaries to Belgium, Blair and Dina Bonin.  They traveled to Waxahachie to spend time with family during the pandemic and we were able to prepare their apartment that they will live in for the next few weeks that they are here.  Thank you to the volunteers that made all of this possible. 
 
WAXAHACHIE POLICE DEPARTMENT-We were honored to bless some of our heroes during this crisis and show appreciation for their service and sacrifice.  We committed our church to pray for them and gave them hand sanitizer that was donated by Brandon Gazaway. 
 
Click the button to see more details and pictures on our facebook page at facebook.com/firstwaxahachie/
 
You can also check our facebook page for more details about any upcoming SERVOLUTION opportunities!
 
All of our Services,
Missionary Interviews, 
Bible Studies, Hymn Sings, and
First Kids Services
can be viewed on our Youtube Channel
(click on the button)
 
or on our Facebook page 
(click the button)
 
 
 
 
 
 
PANDEMIC UPDATE
FROM PASTOR CARL

We are a blessed people to be part of the church of the Living God. And privileged to worship and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. During this season we have come to know of a certainty that you actually can’t cancel Church. You can temporarily close a building, but we are the Church. We do not cease to be the Church! We are still the Church!

That being said we want you to know how much we have missed each of you. You are dear to us. And we are so thankful to have the opportunity to connect with you virtually in these unique times.

We continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. This past week Governor Abbott announced his phase 1 plan for reopening Texas businesses. With an abundance of caution and care for our church family, along with prayer and the counsel of our church board as well as directives from our North Texas District leadership we have decided to continue online services for the time being. However, we anticipate more updates from state and local leadership in the next couple weeks, at which time we will make decisions accordingly. At this point we have decided to have church online this Sunday the 17th as well. We appreciate your patience as we navigate the process of returning to corporate worship in the safest possible manner.

I want you to hear my heart today. As your pastor these decisions are something that I take very seriously. The responsibility of it weighs heavily upon me, but the Lord is good and He is helping us.

We look with great anticipation to the day when we can be together again at First Assembly. Cindy and I are honored to be your pastors. I’m so very proud of our church family and how we have rallied together during this time. Let’s continue to be salt and light in our community.

Thank you for your support and standing with us. We love you.

 

Online Services
Sunday
Worship & Word     10:40 am
Kids Church              11:45 am
Monday
Maximize Missions @ 3:00 pm
 
Wednesday
 Evening Bible Study     7:00 pm
Youth Message on Youtube @ 7:30 pm
Zoom Service @7:45 pm
Thursdays
@ 7:00 pm 
Midweek Connection Time
FACEBOOK.COM/FIRSTWAXAHACHIE/
YOUTUBE:  FIRST WAXAHACHIE
 
 
 
 
 
 
FAYM
wEDNESDAYS AT 7
Grades 6-12
Check out the instagram account
“faym_gram “
for ways to connect!
 
First Assembly Youth Ministries
 
 
First Kids Services
Uploaded every Sunday
on Facebook and Youtube
at 11:45!
 
 
 
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
AN UPDATE FROM PASTOR CARL:

Given the current global concerns of the spread of COVID-19, I want to make you aware that our First Assembly Leadership is in agreement with our Ellis County Health Department and Emergency Management officials and we have adopted all CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines regarding protocol adaptation and best practices. The health, safety, and welfare of our guests and members is paramount as we continue to plan in the days and weeks ahead as this situation evolves.

Romans 13 instructs us to be in compliance with government authorities unless they are instructing us to violate God’s Word. Our government is trying to help our churches and our country to end the spread of Corona Virus so that living can return to more “normal” activities and agendas.  Out of love and consideration for the people who attend our congregation, we are attempting to do the same.

To be in compliance and cooperation with our Assemblies of God Leaders and our National and State and Local Governmental Leaders — First Assembly will not have services until further notice.  All our activities have been cancelled or postponed for the month of April.  This is a week-by-week situation and we will give you updates here as we have them.

The good news is, we will have live worship services on Facebook.  This will happen on our official page, First Assembly Waxahachie.  If you like and follow that page you will get a notification on Sunday Morning when we go live.  They will also be posted on YouTube: First Waxahachie.

Some more good news is that You can continue to give financial offerings on-line here on our website or you can mail your offerings to the church at 701 W Highway 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

Also, You can also send your prayer request to the church through email at firstprayerrequest@gmail.com or call us at 972-937-4692.  Our office hours at M-Th 8-4.

If you have any needs that we can help you out with, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best help you.

We love each and every one of you and pray God’s blessings upon your life and your family and whatever situations in which you find yourself during this time.

 
 
FIRST KIDS
kINDERGARTEN  THROUGH  5TH GRADE
Temporarily suspended until groups can meet again!
 
SUNDAYS AT 10:30 
WEDNESDAYS AT 7
Boys meet in the Royal Ranger Cabin
Girls meet in the Kids Church Room
 
 
THE FIRST SUNDAY
OF THE MONTH IS
MISSIONS SUNDAY &
BGMC SUNDAY
THANK YOU FOR REMEMBERING YOUR FAITH PROMISE PLEDGES
AND YOUR BUDDY BARRELS!
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OUR CORE VALUES

 

We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:
 
BIBLICALLY  BASED
God’s Word is our guide, authority, and conscience in everything we do.  Psalm 119:105
 
FULLY DEVOTED TO CHRIST
We measure our success by our full devotion to Christ and our ability to be and make disciples.  Luke 9:23
 
GROUNDED IN GRACE
We acknowledge our complete dependence on the goodness and grace of God.  We have experienced it, therefore we eagerly extend it to others.  Ephesians 2:89
 
PASSIONATE ABOUT WORSHIP AND PRAYER
We are called to exalt Christ as the center of every aspect of our lives.  John 4:23  We believe the attitude and action of prayer is essential to everything we do.  Colossians 4:2 
 
COMMITTED TO PEOPLE
We believe that people matter to God, therefore they  matter to us.  Jesus came to seek and save the lost and has left us here to do the same.  Luke 19:10
 
FOCUSED ON MINISTRY AND SERVICE
Every believer is a minister and we believe that the Holy Spirit has imparted to each one a spiritual gift; empowering  and equipping us to minister out of our gifts and passion. 1 Peter 4:10, Colossians 3:17
 
A PEOPLE OF EXCELLENCE
Because God gave His very best for us we offer excellence in our service to Him.  In serving Christ, love will always be our motivation and excellence will always be our goal.  Psalms 29:2
 

LOCATION

Office Hours Monday-Thursday | 9am – 4pm 
Address 701 US-287 BYP, Waxahachie, TX 75165
Telephone (972) 937-4692 |
Fax (972) 923-9517
 
 
Leadership Team
 
  
Pastor Carl and Cindy Richard
Lead Pastor
(Clue I)
 
 
Pastor David and Kim George
Executive Pastor and Worship 
(Clue H)
 
 
 
 
Pastor Bryce George
Youth Ministries
(Clue O)
 
 
 
Pastor Tonya Langston
Kids Ministries
(Clue P)
 
 
 
 
Rev. Rennie and Lector Baker
Pastor Emeritus
 
 
 

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