The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in McAllen will honor Texas Christian University on Sunday, December 6 with a special worship service and reception. The Sunday is being called “Horned Frog Sunday.” All alums and supporters of TCU are invited to attend this service.
The Associate General Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has called for denominational support of TCU football. (Local Pastor Max thinks this is a great idea since he received his Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.) The Associate General Minister’s call for support is based upon the fact that “a Disciples’ related university has one of the nation’s top-ranked football programs and is poised to play in a major post-season bowl. The team is even in line for a possible national championship bowl game.”
Dec. 6 is a critical day for the TCU team. That is the day the bowl placement committee will meet to determine which teams go to the most important bowls. TCU is currently the 4th ranked team in the nation. Not bad for a school with a total student population of slightly over 8,000 students which would not be as large as a freshman class at most of the universities making up the top 25. TCU has actually played and defeated more top 25 rated schools than any of the other ranked BCS teams this year.
Following suggestions of our church leaders, First Christian, McAllen will designate Sunday, Dec. 6 as TCU Horned Frog Sunday. Members and alums are encouraged to wear purple, or purple and white, (the school colors) to the 10 a.m. worship service. The church will also be decorated in purple and white. The church is located at 10th and Nyssa (two blocks south of Pecan).
The morning sermon will speak to the fact as the title of the Sermon expresses, “With God we are all Number One.” Winning on the football field can be important to a school and its followers, but the real victory is to be Number One with God.