Halloween just passed and some of us put on some kind of fun costume or mask. Here at our church we had Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday night, and then the staff dressed up again for games with the preschool kids on Monday morning. It was all in good fun. But on the serious side, wearing other kinds of masks can be very harmful.

Last week at our Celebrate Recovery meeting we watched a video called, “Masks”. It was amusing and can be found here. It so reminded me of the masks that most of us have worn or still wear. It may be the mask of pride, perfection, or the mask of having it all together. We try to hide behind them and prevent others from knowing who we really are.

Celebrate Recovery (CR) is about removing those masks. It is about coming out of denial, about being open and honest with ourselves, God and others. It’s about leaving a life of fear and dishonesty and living or at least starting to walk on the path of truth and light. It’s hard to remove our masks, but the result is worth it. Freedom!

Recently one of our CR leaders shared their testimony. She had worn the kind of mask that I am talking about for many years and had fooled me completely. The mask is now gone. She now openly talks about her life in her small group and leads others to do the same. An amazing transformation has and is taking place. As I sat and listened to the testimony I was thankful to God and so happy for her. Sometimes when I wonder about the effectiveness of things I help with at church, I am encouraged by the transformed life of a servant like this and our God who mightily works in her.

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McKinney at Cardinal

101 Cardinal Drive
Denton, TX 76209



Sunday Worship Schedule
8:30 - Worship (1st Service)
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr-4th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend children's church.
9:40 - Focused Fellowship
This is a time of fellowship and refreshments throughout the building. Children pickup before or after Kids Praise.
10:00 - Adult Bible Classes & Kids Discipleship
Adult Bible Classes - locations vary. High School & Middle School Discipleship Groups in the Youth area. Kids Praise for 3yr-4th grade. Nursery 0-2yr.
11:00 - Worship (2nd Service) & Kids Bible Class
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr - 8th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend Bible classes.

Wednesday Evening Schedule
5:30 - Fellowship Meal
Adults - $4 and Students/Children $3 (during the school year)
6:30 - Passion Worship
Praise and worship time in the Worship Center.
6:30 - Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery group that provides a safe place to address and deal with life's hurts, habits and hang-ups.
7:00 - Bible Classes & Small Groups
Classes for children and adults of all ages and other ministry groups meet at various locations throughout the building.

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