A Sunday morning event in which volunteers serve others in work projects or bring worship outside the church walls to those in the community that often can't come to church. WOW reminds the entire church of our calling and mission statement to serve others and disciple believers.
Schedule for October 1, 2023
Family Life Center
505 W. Marvin Ave
Waxahachie, TX 75165
8:30 am Breakfast at First United Methodist Church
9:00 am Large Group Worship
9:30 am Teams report to work and worship sites
WHO WE ARE
HOW DID WOW GET STARTED?
Worship Outside the Walls (WOW) started 10 years ago in 2011. The Mission Committee at First United Methodist Church wanted to give the congregation a chance to reach out and serve in the community. Since 2011 we have come together and set aside one Sunday morning each year where conventional church and Sunday School are set aside. First, we eat breakfast and share a brief worship service. Then, divide up into teams Worship Outside the Walls! Starting in 2014 FUMC invited other churches to join up and in 2021 there were 8 diverse churches participating from across the city.
The people and charities in our community we serve benefit just as as much as those of us who are actively working as the hands and feet of God on these projects. We need events like WOW to help us break our routines, to experience discomfort, and to open our eyes to the needs of our own community. Experiencing God's love during Worship Outside the Walls is a unique and important way to stay connected to each other and our Mission.