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The Robin's Wings Program will have its quarterly meeting on Saturday, July 25, 2015.
Robin's Wings is a program designed to empower and encourage women. They meet quarterly over brunch to learn how they can experience a more whole life and how to help others enjoy a vital life as well. The summer meeting focused on providing tips to parents on pursuing education opportunities.
If you would like to join this group of women for a time of breaking bread, encouraging words and gift making, please sign up today at 817-473-6650 or email Debbie.
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By Teresa Sherwood
Serving in the Mission Department at First Methodist Church Mansfield over the past 20 years has been a continually evolving and growing process. Along the way, we have followed God down many paths that were sometimes uncertain, but always rewarding. Our most recent leap of faith involved the decision to incorporate the Wesley Mission Center so that it could become the great ministry to our community that we believe God has designed it to be. This decision meant that we would commit to a lengthy process of organizational restructuring and transition. I agreed to lead in that effort by serving as the Executive Director of the newly formed non-profit Wesley Mission Center.
And so, for the past three years, I have been serving in two positions: the Executive Director of the WMC and the Global Mission Director for First Methodist Church. Each of these positions needs and deserves to be a full-time endeavor, and I will freely admit that I am not able to meet that goal. Since we first made the decision to incorporate the mission center, we knew that sustained success would eventually require that we hire a full-time, experienced non-profit Executive Director. With the current success of the ministry and the obvious potential for more growth, that time has now arrived.
Along with the WMC Board of Directors, I am happy to announce that we have selected a wonderful successor to me in this position. Her name is Carmin MacMillan.
Carmin is originally from East Texas. She lived and worked in Canada for more than 15 years, but has recently returned to her Texas roots. Carmin holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Education. She has served as the Regional Program Manager for World Vision Canada, where she built a regional network of community based organizations to address safety, health, education, and hope outcomes for families in poverty. She was on staff with Canadian Baptist Ministries for six years, serving first as Strategic Projects Manager and then as Global Programs Manager. She is currently serving as an adjunct professor at UTA, teaching Nonprofit Management Certification. Carmin's knowledge, skills and experience are precisely the gifts needed to propel the mission center forward. Equally important, her faith and her desire to see families lifted out of poverty are driving forces in her life. We are blessed to have Carmin join the Wesley Mission Center team!
As Carmin transitions into the WMC Executive Director role, I will be returning full time to my role as Global Mission Director for First Methodist Church. (I'm in the process now of moving my office down the hall to the FUMC Annex offices.) I will also serve on the WMC Board of Directors and will continue to offer guidance and support to Carmin as needed.
In closing, out of an abundance of gratitude for what God has done and faith in what is yet to come, I ask you to join me in this prayer:
Loving God, we give thanks to you for the constant guidance and provision that you bring to this ministry. You have brought us to this place and time and have given us every good thing in preparation for the great vision that You have to love and serve the hurting people of our community. We ask that You would bless Carmin. Give her wisdom, guidance, and courage in this new season of her journey. Bless each of our staff, our volunteers, and supporters as we work together in this season of transition. Bring peace where there is uncertainty, and joy for the path that You are laying out before us. And we lift up to You every person whose life will be touched by Your grace as a result of the ministry that we do together in Your name. Amen.
On June 2, 2015, the WMC was awarded a $5,000 grant from Lockheed Martin AERO Club. This donation was made possible by the contributing employees of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth as part of their mission to serve the communities in which they work and live. The LM AERO grant will help develop Wheels to Work, a new program that will assist struggling families with car repairs and provide workshops on car maintenance and responsible car ownership.
We recently received a $5,000 grant from American Communities Trust. This gift will allow us to further develop our Jobs Program by offering scholarships for GED testing, continuing education, or vocational certification. This grant award includes another, larger amount to be dispersed in seven years. Thank you to ACT for your investment in the people of our community!
On June 4, 2015, the Mansfield Women’s Club awarded the Wesley Mission Center a $5,000 grant to support us in our mission to empower people on their journey to self-sufficiency and wholeness. Many thanks to this group of committed women who faithfully serve our community!
- Isaiah 58:10 -