The (L)ink- A Light in the East Mountains
 October 7th,
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Pinon Smoke & Sponsorship
By Vince Tidwell
"There is a bit of chill in the air these days. I will know it is truly fall when I begin to smell pinon smoke from neighboring fireplaces. However, for many it is not just about the smell of the burning pinon but the heat that it produces. For some, this heat is a matter of life or death on the frigid nights in the East Mountains. Unfortunately..." Click here to read the rest of Vince's "Pinon Smoke & Sponsorship. 
Missions in Focus: Ethiopia
Pastor Frank Malizzo

You never who you will meet on a mission trip and how they will inspire you. Read "Rescued for a Reason" and "Can the Lord Truly Change a Man?" by Pastor Malizzo to learn the amazing stories of two of the Ethiopian Graduates Pastor Malizzo has been blessed to work with this week! 

Rescued for a Reason
 "Meet Gidaju! He is one of the leaders of the church here, and a key part of our training in Ethiopia this week. He is preparing with us to co-lead in our next theology course. Early on, Gidaju was nearly taken from this world. But..." Click here to read the rest of "Rescued for a Reason." 

Can the Lord Truly Change a Man?
"Meet Demeke!  He is another one of our Hawassa graduates, and one who will be co-teaching with us this week.  Over my visits in the last four years, he has become a friend. Since I was arriving later than the rest of our TLI training team, Demeke was dispatched to the airport to come and receive me. His was the first..." Click here to read the rest of "Can the Lord Truly Change a Man?"
What's Happening at MCC
The MCC Safety Team is conducting its semi-annual assessment. If you have suggestions to improve the safety of our congregation, please address them to “Safety Team” and place in the sanctuary box.  Additionally, you’ll notice the new crash bar and safety lock on the downstairs Fellowship Hall door.  For the safety of our nursery, children, and staff, the Safety Team will begin locking the downstairs door during service hours and asking people to enter through the Sanctuary door at those times.  The door will be unlocked for Fellowship.

Scott Walker invites you to pray with him every weekday morning at 6:00 a.m.  Please come and join him in the Fellowship Hall to hold up MCC and the ministries in constant, consistent prayer.

MCC's Wood Ministry is hosting a Wood Sponsorship Training October 20th from 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
We will highlight what it means to be a sponsor and how sponsorship changes lives. Please contact Don and Ann Moore to let them know you will be attending! Snacks will be provided.

 The One to One Soul Care Conference will be held at MCC November 9-10. Are you interested in biblical counseling? Do you feel you want some training on how to walk with a brother or sister in their dark seasons? Please join us! Click here to register for the conference or contact Elizabeth for more information.

Pull out your mixers and aprons! SHINE is looking for people who can donate cakes, or other desserts, for A. Montoya’s Fall Festival! Cakes can be dropped off at the church foyer Friday, October 26 between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Questions?  Please contact .

The 2019 Proposed Budget is posted!   You can pick up a copy in the foyer or you can email
Elizabeth for an electronic version.  The meeting to discuss the proposed budget will be October 28th.


Click here to listen to Matt Procter's sermon
"The Outsider's"
Colossians 4:2-6
News to Share

We would like to express our condolences to JR & Trudy Candelaria on the loss of JR's sister. Our prayers are with you.
Pray for Our Outreach
Please pray for our Wood Ministry
  • Pray that God would speak through the current sponsors to the contacts that they have.
  • Pray for protection for the workers as they are out cutting, gathering and splitting wood.
  • Pray that God would call people to be sponsors and attend the training on Saturday 10-20-18.
News to Share


Post Initial Draft of Budget……..…….………...Oct. 14th
Congregational Review of the Posted Budget ……...…………...……..…………………………….........................…….Oct. 14 - Oct. 28th

Congregational Meeting ……...……....……..October  28th
(Open meeting to discuss the proposed budget)

Elders/Deacons Finalize Budget…...........….. Oct. 28th-Nov. 4th      
Congregational Review of Posted Final Proposed
Budget ……………………..……...…....…........Nov. 4th - Nov. 18th
Members Vote ………………………………...November 18th
(Members will vote on final budget after each service.)

Meet Judith Brazie!

Judith Brazie is the faithful servant who makes sure that we are in compliance with the county when it comes to our well. She tests monthly, and does a deep "clean" quarterly. She is also an active partner in her husband, Mike's, first service Sunday School.
We are so blessed by Judith!

God has blessed MCC with brothers and sisters who love Him, reflect Him, and serve Him. Each week our "Meet MCC" category of the (L)ink highlights one person, picked randomly; who either attends, volunteers or works for the church. Check back weekly to learn about the amazing people who make up MCC!
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Household Expenses

This Week's Needs:    $7,416.43
This Week's Giving: $5,730.50
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