Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Muley Kids' Messages Schedule at First Congo (2013 - 2014)

As you know, Muley visits and does the kids' message at First Congregational Church once in a while (sometimes even twice in a while!).  It is a lot of fun and we always wish for friends of the Mule to come out and see what he has to say.  Sometimes it even gets an "amen" from the congregation!

Photo by Roger Courts

Celebrating its 150th year in October 2013, First Congregational Church is located at 1000 South Cooper, Memphis TN 38104.  The phone number there for more information is 901.278.6786.

Church officially starts with announcements at 10:30 am; but, come earlier on for meet and greets with folks in CafĂ© Congo and get some coffee, juice, snacks--it's fun.  After services you even get a tour of the church campus and learn more about programs there such as Revolutions, Food for Families, Fishes and Loaves Closet...TONS happen there.

The kids' message schedule is:
October 20th - Kevin and Muley
November 10th - Kevin and Muley
December 8th - Kevin and Muley
January 5th:  Kevin and Muley
February 2:  Kevin and Muley
March 2nd:  Kevin and Muley
March 30th:  Kevin and Muley
April 27th:  Kevin and Muley

Having mentioned the 150th Anniversary, Muley and his friends Buford the Dog, Roy Duck, and Missy Mule, will be performing alongside Sister Myotis and Cecelia  in celebration!  The banquet is on Oct. 5th and starts at 6:00 with catered dinner and the wonderful sounds of Joyce Cobb.  Tickets are currently $20 and you can reserve your seat(s) by clicking here and marking "Anniversary Banquet Ticket" in the message area of the donation.

So, the full schedule for the church's 150th Anniversary:

Friday, October 4th

·         5:30 - 7:00 PM:   Cocktail reception for out-of-town guests

We're hoping for a heart-warming REUNION of all you folks who've moved away from Memphis and told us you've had a hard time finding another church home that feels quite as good as First Congo.  Come back and see your dear friends, hear Cheryl Cornish preach again (she's better than ever!), remember old stories and remind each other of friendships past.  Most especially, see how YOUR time here was a valuable contribution to the wide and wonderful ministry we've become!   

 Saturday, October 5th: 

·         10:00 AM  - NOON:   All-Church Open House 

  This is your chance to visit all the spaces, nooks & crannies you've never seen before in this 83,000 square foot piece of Heaven!  Meet our shared-space partners!  Bring your friends and show them the bike shop, the art studio, the choir room, the hostel, the retreat center, the pastors' offices, the theater, the food justice room, and every other door you've wondered what was behind it! 

 NOON - 2:00:  Picnic Cook-Out 
Come to the beautiful north deck for a free lunch with friends:  hamburgers, hot dogs, vegieburgers, baked beans, potato salad, fruit salad, cupcakes, cold drinks & hot coffee!

·         6:00 PM:   Birthday Banquet - $20 per person   (sponsorships available) 

We won't turn 150-years-old again in this lifetime, so BE SURE to come to this party!  Our musical guest is Memphis favorite, Joyce Cobb, and our hilarious Masters of Ceremonies are Sister Myotis, Muley the Mule, and our own fabulous Cecelia Johnson Powell!  Our dinner will be served family-style and is fully catered by another Memphis favorite - "Just For Lunch" serving plentiful:  
·         Spinach Salad with blueberries, strawberries, fresh orange sections, crumbled feta cheese, roasted pecans, with a citrus vinaigrette

·         Roasted Chicken and Long Grain & Wild Rice Baked Casserole

·         Green Beans and Ribbons of Carrots

·         Brown Basmati Rice, Mixed Grilled Vegetables & Sliced Portobella (vegan friendly)

·         Bread Baskets with Baguettes, Rolls and Muffins

·         Dessert is a Variety of Miniature Sweets including Lemon, Toffee and Raspberry Squares, Cookies, and Brownies! 

Joyce Cobb, Sister Myotis, Cecelia Johnson Powell,
Muley the Mule and Friends!

 Sunday, October 6th

10:30 AM:  Celebrating in Worship

"It's Good We're Here Together!"  Join us as we do what we do best at First Congo - singing, praying, preaching, dancing, crying & hugging in our Sacred Space of Sanctuary.  If you'd like to be part of our Celebration Choir for the day, we'd love to have you - just join us for rehearsal on Saturday morning at 11:00 in the Sanctuary.  

·         After Church:  Closing Reception Brunch for ALL

Our Hospitality Team is preparing a closing buffet to enjoy as we catch one last visit and hug before saying good-bye!  


Good Mule Medicine?

Whatever that stuff means...

(Photo stolen from Facebook)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Spread the Word!

Getting ramped up for The Muley and Friends Show!  Help spread the word and share some images and a link back to please.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Muley's Comix and Stories #1B!!

The long asked for, long awaited re-issue of #1 in a second edition which now contains ALL Muley and Friends comic strips and a first-ever full-color presentation of the 3-page story "Marshall Muley of Giddyup Gulch" as he faces off against the big, bad Eddie Bubba!

Those who bought #1 will remember that there were other comic strips that were not Muley and Friends (such as Noah at the edge of the ark holding his hand out for a dove to land on his finger while it holds an olive twig saying, "We can eat the animals now").

In this new edition, 14 full-color Muley comic strips have been added to this 32-page edition bringing you along with them into their hijinks and hilarity!  The full-color wrap around cover even invites you into their world as they play in the park.

If you got the first print edition, don't miss out on this new one and get your kicks!  Go and grab it, you'll be glad you did.  Click the image below to start your order!