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Welcome to Temple Hall Fellowship: A New Chapter Begins

On July 1, 2023, Temple Hall marked the conclusion of one era and the dawn of an exciting new chapter. As the esteemed "Little Church with a Big Heart," Temple Hall officially released itself from the United Methodist Church, a decision made by the members on March 12, 2023. With this evolution comes a fresh identity—welcome to Temple Hall Fellowship!

 

A 100% Independent, Non-denominational Community

Temple Hall Fellowship is now a proudly independent and non-denominational church. Embracing a new mission and passion for the future, we are inspired by Ezekiel 36:26, committed to embodying warmth, love, and an unwavering connection to God and one another.

In the heart of our intimate, historical church setting, your presence is not just welcomed; it is celebrated, and your absence is noticed. Sunday mornings resonate with the Holy Spirit and harmonious hymns, creating an atmosphere that uplifts and inspires. Led by passionate and caring congregants, we come together to share joys and concerns, engage in communal prayer, read scripture aloud, and provide an enriching children's lesson.

 

Dive into God's Word and Fellowship

Join us in diving into God's word with our dedicated Pastor, where seeking God's presence, gifts, and truth is at the core of all we do. Occasionally, we come together for delightful potlucks, fostering fellowship and fun.

Whether you're a family with children, a young adult, or a seasoned senior, you'll find a diverse and welcoming community at Temple Hall Fellowship. We believe in creating an environment where everyone can connect with God and each other.

 

Our Mission, Passion, and Inspiration

Mission: Experiencing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through application of the Word of God and intimacy with the Holy Spirit.

Passion: To help others encounter the life-changing power of Jesus as their heart is refreshed, faith is renewed, and hope is restored.

Inspiration: Taken from Ezekiel 36:26 “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”

 

Join Us on Sundays at 9:30 am

We extend a heartfelt invitation for you to consider Temple Hall Fellowship as your new church home—a place where you can deepen your connection to God and others. Join us every Sunday at 9:30 am as we come together to worship, learn, and grow in faith. Following the service, we gather in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 am for an insightful Bible Study, delving deeper into God's word.

For a special treat, mark your calendar for the first Sunday of each month when we kickstart the day with a delightful breakfast potluck at 9:00 am. We invite you to join us for this time of fellowship and nourishment for both the body and soul.

 

May God bless you abundantly and fill you with His Spirit. We eagerly anticipate the joyous occasion of meeting you and welcoming you into our thriving community.

LENT 2024:

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.

The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, meaning “lengthen” and refers to the lengthening days of spring. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Resurrection Sunday (Easter).

The three pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving – meaning that we’re called to do more than just abstain from a particular food or activity. It is a time of self-examination and reflection.                                 

In the early church, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by new converts and then became a time of penance by all Christians. 

Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter." This is why you will see the designation "Sunday in Lent" rather than "Sunday of Lent" in the naming of these Sundays. On each Lord's Day in Lent, while Lenten fasts continue, the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.

This year, IT’S TIME to dig deep and ask ourselves:

  1. What pulls me away from loving God, loving others, and loving myself well?

  2. How can I incorporate acts of sacrifice, acts of giving, and acts of prayer that will help me love as God loves?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”

As part of our fast, “it’s time” to get healthy in our body, mind, and soul. Participating in Lent is so much bigger than what you “give up.” When we sacrifice things that this world tells us we need, it reminds us that only God can truly satisfy our spiritual hunger.

Each week during the Lent season, we will report specific things to help us stay accountable to being healthy in our body, mind, and soul.

We will submit the previous week’s tracked numbers for 1) bible chapters read, 2) number of scriptures memorized, 3) number of minutes listened to worship music, 4)number of miles walked, 5) number of pounds lost, 6) amount of debt paid off, and 7) total tithes & offerings. This is to encourage us as a congregation to press in and give to God every area of our life.

Additionally, you can choose to participate in the suggested fasts below:

  • Meaningful: 10 days, 2/14-2/24
    • How can you give back to the Lord this week? How can you give back to your community, church, family, others? How can you sacrifice of yourself to put others first? Every day pray for 30mins for someone else. Volunteer, give things away, be over generous with your kingdom currencies. Participate in our sacrificial love offering for our church on the first Sunday of Lent, 2/18/24.
  • Meats/Sweets: 6 days, 2/26-3/2
    • No meats or sweets (includes sugar in drinks, alcohol, etc.)
  • Media/Technology: 6 days, 3/4-3/9
    • No media/technology except for basic work requirements. No TV, movies, social media, apps, tech games, video games, radio, etc. Recommended to delete apps and make a post stating you are on a “social media break.” Spend “tv” time with God, with family & friends. Spend “radio” time praying. Spend game time playing real board games with your family to spend face to face time together. Be intentional to reflect how you spend your time.
  • Mindful: 6 days, 3/11 - 3/16
    • What is the biggest distraction in your mind? What thoughts do you need to capture? How do they keep you from focusing on Christ? Fear, Worry, Comparison, Guilt, Shame, Jealously, Ambition, Drive, Words (negative talk), Judgements, Slander, Gossip, Lust, Fantasy, Day Dreaming, Mindlessness, Unforgiveness, Anger, Laziness, Gluttony, etc.? Instead of spending time dwelling on these things, spend 30 mins a day (or more) in prayer with the Lord. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you about these things and how to capture your thoughts and replace them with Truth.
  • Sacrificial: 12 days, 3/18- 3/30
    • What is the hardest thing for you to give up? Food (water fast, liquid fast), Time/Sleep (get up an hour early to pray), Comforts/Convince (no eating out, no shopping/spending, no stores, no working out, etc.) , Media (Social /TV/Music/Games/Apps), Indulgences/Addictions (Caffeine, Smoking, Alcohol, Words, Games, Sweets, Candy, Bread, Spending), etc.  Use the time you would spend doing these things to spend time with the Lord in reflection of your life.

Important Calendar Dates:

  • Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6:00pm & Good Friday, March 29, 7:00pm held @ Grace Meadow Fellowship 210 Garner Rd. Weatherford, TX 76086.
  • Resurrection Sunday, March 30, 9:30am @ Temple Hall Fellowship 5601 Temple Hall Hwy. Granbury, TX 76049.

 

 

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