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Another First Church First: Youth Edition

When our FUMCFW Youth Ministries team joined imaginations with our Communications team and CYC director, Erin Ypya, another First Church “first” was created — a fun and memorable virtual youth banquet to honor our 2020 graduating seniors. Here’s how they brought this newest First Church first into being.

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Did you hear the bells?

As part of Sister Cities International’s citywide Ringing for Peace event this past Wednesday at 6:15 pm FUMCFW became part of this symbolic gesture of peace between nations — and one another. Here’s more about this message of hope and remembrance and our place in it.

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First Church, Sister Cities Ring for Peace

When you hear bells (including ours!) pealing throughout Fort Worth next Wednesday, August 5, at 6:15 pm and Saturday at 9:02 pm, it will commemorate and celebrate 75 years of peace between the US and Japan — and our collective desire to create peace now, in our lives today.

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Too Darn Hot?

If you’ve been feeling a little bit growly, grouchy or whiny (or possibly all three) in these, the hottest days of our Texas summer, Peggy Graff and Friends are back with “Dog Day Duets,” specially curated music selections posted each Wednesday afternoon to offer a brief respite for your soul.

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MJM: Delivering Smiles Amidst Pandemic

Our partners at the MJM have not stopped working during the pandemic and working harder than ever before with more and more families seeking refuge from the increase of abuse. Sometimes the work they do is in the courtroom; often, the work they do is as simple as creating space for smiles.

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Hope in Uncertainty

In its final meeting of the summer, Rev. Linda McDermott’s Summer Book Club will examine Almost Everything: Notes on Hope, by acclaimed author Anne Lamott, that speaks directly to the heart of this unprecedented time we’re living in. All are invited to join us August 13 at 11:45 am on Zoom for this hope-filled discussion!

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Your First Church Quarantine Survival Kit

We know it’s not a roll of toilet paper, but this is our gift to you during this time to help you stay centered and draw strength and comfort in God’s love and presence.  Use this guide to stay connected with one another and to God – and do all you can to make the most of the hidden gifts beneath this worldwide crisis. 

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August 6, 2020

Patience Isn’t What It Used To Be

It’s hard to be patient with any of this, much less all of it! This Sunday, Rev. Linda McDermott will join me in looking at patience as a virtue we might practice in a new, active way that will bring hope and interest to our politically charged, socially distanced, pandemic…
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August 5, 2020

Another Reason to be First Church Proud: Youth Ministries

Thanks to your generosity that supports First Church Ministries and in particular, FUMCFW Youth Ministries, I began my week shedding some tears. Not to worry though because they were tears of joy! Your gifts make this lifeline possible for our youth, some of whom will likely become our future First…
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August 5, 2020

Listen for the Still, Small Voice

This week in The Gathering and Sanctuary worship, we’ll examine how the prophet, Elijah, experienced the presence of God — just when he needed it most. Rather than in dramatic events, Elijah experienced God as a “still, small voice.” How can we make more space to experience God in our…
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August 3, 2020

The Best Person for Me to Laugh at is… ME!

William Willimon says that the very essence of grace is to receive the gift of laughter — especially when the joke is on us. The reality is that at any age of our lives, perfection is always elusive. Sometimes our learning moments happen in public. One of the gifts of…
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July 30, 2020

Third Grade Bible

If this were any normal year, we’d be getting ready for our annual Third Grade Bible Retreat and Presentation, typically the third weekend in September. This is how we’ll be keeping this true touchstone moment in Children’s Ministry special and meaningful while being extra safe with your dear ones.
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July 30, 2020

Fall Children’s Programs

With the great response we had to our Virtual VBS videos, and our goal for Fall Children’s programming is to offer the same level of content and quality each week, beginning Sunday, September 13. Be on the lookout for a follow-up email inviting children to play a part!
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July 30, 2020

Duck/Rabbit: it’s all in how you see it

A virtue that brings both interest and hope to our human chaos is humility. This Sunday in 11:11 we’ll take a look at how the practice of humility can empower a wider vision — a paradigmatic shift for the kingdom at hand!
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July 29, 2020

Wrestling with God…and Ourselves

This Sunday in The Gathering (Lance is on vacation) and Sanctuary worship, we’ll spend some time with the story of Jacob and Esau and we’ll focus on an event in Jacob’s life that was so transforming that he took on a new name: Israel, which means One who strives with…

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