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Community Life 2017-09-18T16:09:54+00:00

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16.

Community Life Ministries

Community Life at First Woodway means connecting ourselves to our community to develop relationships and opportunities to share Christ.  Like Christ, we are called to live out the incarnational life.  Just as Christ became man, we also go and act in such a way as to draw others to Him.  Come and be a part of what God wants to do through us in our community.

 What’s Happening Now!

  • Hurricane Harvey Relief 
    To see the latest how you can help with Hurricane Harvey relief, please click here.
  • Hewitt Dog Days
    Saturday, September 30, 9:30 pm | Hewitt Park
    We need volunteers in several capacities: face painting, greeting people at our booth, and volunteering in various other ways. We would love for our members to let us know they are coming by signing up here. For questions, please contact René at rmaciel@firstwoodway.org.
  • Cookout at The Colony
    Sunday, October 1, 6:00 pm | The Colony Apartments
    We need volunteers to come help us as we serve hamburgers and hotdogs. This is a great opportunity to connect and love others in our community. For questions, please contact René at rmaciel@firstwoodway.org.
  • First Gear- Bicycle Team, Saturday, October 7
    “First Gear” is the name of our bicycle team that will be riding in the Waco Wild West 100. If you have an interest in joining this team to ride in this race on Saturday, October 7, contact René Maciel at rmaciel@firstwoodway.org. For more information please click here.
  • 84 Runners/Shipley 5K Donut Dash
    Saturday, November 4 | Crossroads Shopping Center (next to Shipley’s Donuts)
    We will need help with registration, timers, handing out t-shirts, and handing out waters. For questions, please contact René at rmaciel@firstwoodway.org. To learn more about the event or sign up to participate, check out the Donut Dash page.
Click here to Volunteer

84 RUNNERS

MISSION
The mission of 84 Runners Running Club is to promote health and fitness through running and walking in the communities around Highway 84. This mission will be accomplished through training runs/walks, events, and races.

DETAILS
Join René Maciel and other walkers, joggers, and runners on the first and third Saturday of every month at 7:30 am in front of the MAC. There is no membership fee. We meet briefly and then run usually 3-4 miles.  We run mostly around the church and through the neighborhoods and some access roads. Strollers are welcome. If you know of any other runners, invite them to come with you. Please click here for more information. For questions: contact René Maciel: rmaciel@firstwoodway.org or Tracy Wallace: twallace@firstwoodway.org Office: 772.9696

WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW

84 Runners/Shipley 5K Donut Dash
Saturday, November 4. Entry fee: $25 early registration, $30 day of the race. We will meet at 8:00 am at the Crossroad Shopping Center/Shipley’s parking lot. Proceeds will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Register by clicking here.

FACEBOOK
Be sure to find our group- 84 Runners on Facebook. Click the icon below.

GO SOUTH TO THE ROAD

The idea “Go South to the Road” comes from the passage Acts 8:26-40.  “Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Go south to the road-the desert road-that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” Philip was compelled to go south to the road and there he met an Ethiopian Eunuch reading from the book of Isaiah.  Philip was able to explain to the man what the Scripture meant as well as about the good news about Jesus.  Later that day Philip baptized him. God has also called us to go south… and listen to the Spirit’s call and direction.  He leads us to different places, people, neighborhoods, homes, and settings to share Christ.  At First Woodway, we are ready to go wherever God sends us.  Whether it be all of the sudden or a well planned effort, we will join together to Go South to the Road.

Below are ways you can be involved in the community. Grab some First Woodway friends and find a place to serve together. For more details, click here.

  • Hurricane Harvey Relief 
    To see the latest on items being collected for Hurricane Harvey relief, please click here.
  • Hewitt Dog Days
    Saturday, September 30, 9:30 am | Hewitt Park
    We need volunteers in several capacities: face painting, greeting people at our booth, and volunteering in various other ways. We would love for our members to let us know they are coming by signing up here. For questions, please contact René at rmaciel@firstwoodway.org.
  • Cookout at The Colony
    Sunday, October 1, 6:00 pm | The Colony Apartments
    We need volunteers to come help us as we serve hamburgers and hotdogs. This is a great opportunity to connect and love others in our community. For questions, please contact René at rmaciel@firstwoodway.org.
  • First Gear- Bicycle Team, Saturday, October 7
    “First Gear” is the name of our bicycle team that will be riding in the Waco Wild West 100. If you have an interest in joining this team to ride in this race on Saturday, October 7, contact René Maciel at rmaciel@firstwoodway.org. For more information please click here.
  • 84 Runners/Shipley 5K Donut Dash
    Saturday, November 4 | Crossroads Shopping Center (next to Shipley’s Donuts)
    We will need help with registration, timers, handing out t-shirts, and handing out waters. For questions, please contact René at rmaciel@firstwoodway.org. To learn more about the event or sign up to participate, check out the Donut Dash page.
Click Here to be a Community Engagement Volunteer

QUOTES TO INSPIRE

“The missional church is an expression of God’s heart. It serves as an indication of his continuing commitment to his redemptive mission in the world. Because God is on mission, the people of God are too. God is a sending God. Just as he sent his Son and his Holy Spirit to the world, he is sending his people into the world.”

– Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church by Reggie McNeal

“America has changed. To position ourselves for that change, and in order then to advance a credible message of God’s love for all people, the way we see and do church must change.
I’m not talking about the church being changed by culture but rather the church bringing kenotic change through the culture in a way that will be noticed, welcomed, appreciated, and embraced by those who do not yet know Christ as we do.”

– Mark DeYmaz

For more information on others Ways to serve click here