JUNE 14, 2013
Rev. Page Hines
Leonard Memorial Chapel
Chapel Communion Service
Dr. Len Delony
10:30 – 11:00 am
Leonard Memorial Chapel
Charles Gaby, MS, LPC
11:11 am | Wesley Hall
TEACHERS & TOPICS
Sunday, June 16
Room 333 | 9:30 am
Room 332 | 9:30 am
Book Study: Forgiveness
by Rev. Adam Hamilton
Room 331 at 9:30 am
Room 321 | 9:45 am
Room 351 | 9:45 am
Room 334 | 11:00 am
8:30 am In-Depth
Room 350 | Dr. Lamar Smith
The Trials & Travels of
Peter & Paul
Introducing “The Acts of the
Room 352 | 9:30 am
Why Is Revelation in the Bible?
Room 230 | 10:00 am
Fruits of the Spirit: Kindness[/col] [col class=”span6″]Koinonia
Room 224 | 9:30 am
Ken and Carrie Hinze
When Helping Hurts
Room 334 | 9:30 am
United Community Centers
New Horizon Singles
Room 231 | 9:30 am
Building Lasting Relationships
Dr. Bobbye Wood
and Dr. Britton Wood
Room 352 | 11:00 am
Room 320 | 9:30 am
Room 335 | 9:30 am
Rev. Gena Anderson
Evolution of the Word
Room 340-341 | 9:30 am
Room 154 | 9:30 am
Room 272F | 9:30 am
It’s Really All About God
by Samir Selmanovic
Room 350 | 9:30 am
Dr. Ron Ballard
Room 336 | 9:45 am[/col]
I write to you from the final day of the 2013 session of the Central Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. While there is a lot of routine business that must be cared for, there are also many experiences of learning, worship, inspiration, and celebration.
The past three days were great days for our church. Mark Burrows did a beautiful job directing the youth and young adult choir made up of singers from seven congregations and Texas Wesleyan University. More than twenty of the singers were from our church. Casey Langley and our church were recognized for our role in bringing Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean to Fort Worth to be our conference teacher. First Church was recognized for our Outreach Ministries. We were recognized for the appointment of Lance Marshall to bring a new worshiping community to the West Seventh area, and Lance was recognized as a new church start pastor as part of a presentation for which he wrote the script and narrated. Darcy Deupree, our church lay leader, our district lay leader and chair of our Board of Stewards received the prestigious Morris Walker Award, which recognizes the “above and beyond” service of lay and clergy to their local church, community and conference. This, by the way, is the third year in a row someone from First Church has received the award: Page Hinesreceived it in 2011 and Bliss Dodd in 2012. Jim Terry’s retirement was recognized and Jim’s retirement speech was vintage Jim Terry–delighting the delegates with his quick wit.
Kent Kilbourne, who served on our staff a number of years ago, also retired at this annual conference. You may be aware that Kent is recovering from cancer treatment and surgery. We were all delighted to hear Kent’s retirement speech read in which he reported that he is cancer-free and recovering well. Gena Andersonchaired and hosted the Perkins School of Theology Alumni Breakfast.
The Conference unanimously voted to receive La Trinidad United Methodist Church into our Annual Conference from the Rio Grande Annual Conference. Chuck Graff will be serving as interim pastor there on a half-time basis from July 28 through November 17. What an honor for the bishop to ask Chuck, who is bilingual, to serve in this way and what an opportunity for our church to yet again serve in outreach to the north side as we partner with that congregation in support of the Diamond Hill mission.
It is a joy to experience all the many ways we are in service and all the wonderful people involved in our church and beyond our church in ministry.
Grace and peace,
Father’s Day Surprise In The Garden
6.16 | 10:30 – 11:00 am
Reciprocating for last month’s Mother’s Day pancakes, the women on staff at FUMC will be serving up a special Father’s Day surprise in the Garden between services. We invite the entire FUMC family to this special opportunity for fellowship with family and friends in honor of all the fathers and father figures in our church family.
6.16 – FATHER’S DAY
NO BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
6.30 INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND REFRESHMENTS IN THE GARDEN
Hosted by our Hospitality Team and Lay Ministry Committee
10:30 – 11:10 am | Garden
Please join us for cookies, lemonade and fellowship to celebrate the Independence Weekend together prior to the Fourth of July. Our Costa Rica Mission Team will also be present to visit with you and share the exciting plans they have for their ministry prior to their commissioning during the 11:00 am Sanctuary worship service. See you there!!
6.7 WEST 7TH STREET BRIDGE CLOSED
West 7th Street bridge will be closed starting Friday, June 7, 8 pm for the installation of the last two arches and the new bridge deck.The closure will last for no more than 150 days. During the closure, motorists will be detoured to Lancaster Avenue. White Settlement Road can also be used as an alternate route through the area. Additional project information is available at:www.fortworthgov.org/seventhstreetbridge/.
6.23 CELEBRATE MARK!
10:30 – 11:00 am
A reception in the Garden between services will honor and celebrate Mark Burrows’ 17 years of service as our Youth Choir Director. Join us to share love and appreciation for this outstanding contribution to the life of our church and its families.
To become part of UMCOR’s tornado relief efforts to all those affected by recent devastating Spring storms, please designate your checks as tornado relief or give online at (http://bit.ly/15IXv7i) and check the box marked UMCOR.DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE AT FUMC?
According to Chris Lokey, Lead Usher, “Being an usher is one of the best volunteer jobs at FUMC: you work during the service, there are no meetings during the week, and no lessons to prepare!” Ushers aren’t required to work every Sunday. Schedules are flexible and you can choose what role you are comfortable with.Interested? Contact Chris Lokey email@example.com or Rev. Chuck Graff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5065.
MOVIES, BOOKS & THEOLOGY
Wednesday Mornings | 9:30 – 11:00 am
Rev. Phyllis McDougal will lead this great summer study to examine how God’s presence is always around us and see how God moves in and through our world. The group is open all summer, so come when you can! Register anytime during the week by contacting Gayle Ammerman (email@example.com) at 817/339-5091. Scholarships and childcare available
Click here to download our new Summer Adult Studies Brochure.
6.16 YOUTH CHOIR
No Youth Choir rehearsal.
6.22 – 23 YOUTH CHOIR ALUMNI WEEKEND
All Youth Choir alums are welcome and encouraged to come on Saturday from 10:30 am till noon, then sing together in the 9:30 and 11:00 am Sunday Sanctuary Worship services. And, even if you can’t make the rehearsal, please come and sing with us anyway! It’s a great chance to reconnect with your old choir friends and be part of this special day of tribute to Mark’s 17 years as Youth Choir Director.
6.24 – 6.29 YOUTH CHOIR TOUR
Keep our Youth Choir in your thoughts and prayers next week as they travel to Nashville in its special “road trip” ministry. For information, contact Janis Rathburn (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-3883.
Sunday Mornings | June 2 – July 28
Rm. 203 | Justin Youth Building
10:15 – 11:00 am
We have an awesome group of volunteers to teach this summer. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings for donuts/bagels. It will be a great time to reconnect with old friends. You may join us in the Big Room at 9:45 for youth worship and then go to your class at 10:15. If arriving after 9:45 please use the 5th Street entrance. See you Sunday!!
THIS SUNDAY | Danica Knight and Ann McIntyre
June 16 | Robert Rogers
June 23 | Joe and Suzi Schlecte
June 30 | Bob Hood and Julie Donovan
July 7 | Mike Marshall
July 14 | Julie Wende
July 21 | TBD
July 28 | Lamar Smith
6.16 – 6.21
HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP
New Orleans, LA
The high schoolers (9th-12th graders) are heading for a week of work in the Big Easy! We’ll be working with families in the city to repair and restore their homes and share a week serving and being served. Participating youth need to bring their luggage to the Justin between 5 and 6 pm on June 15th so we can leave at 6:30 am on June 16th. If there are any questions, please e-mail Brenda (email@example.com).
6.30 MEETING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP AND CAMP BARNABAS
12:15 pm | Justin Building
All youth and parents of youth going on our middle school mission trip and Camp Barnabas trip, will meet in the Justin for details and questions about these two exciting trips.
7.7 TEXAS ROAD TRIP REGISTRATION
7.31 – 8.2 | New Braunfels
What better way to celebrate the end of another great summer with the FUMC youth than a road trip and water slides! Come down to New Braunfels for some fun in the sun at Schlitterbahn Water Park for a day and a half. The trip is open to all youth (completed 6th-12th grade) and costs $160. Sign-up by July 7. If you have any questions, email Brenda (firstname.lastname@example.org).
7.14 – 7.19 MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP
Our middle school students (6-8 graders) are heading down south to Waco for a mid-July work week to bless the people and the city of Waco. Adult volunteers needed! Sign up with the youth office by June 16th. Any questions? Contact Brenda (email@example.com).
JUNE MISSION SUNDAYS:
Throughout June, please bring cans of Vienna sausage to the Mission during regular donation hours, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, or to the Welcome Center on Sundays. Be part of our service to those in need by participating in monthly Mission Sundays. Remember: Your Small Gifts. Big Difference in the lives of those we serve.
One of our regular guests in the Mission mentoring program (Being Better Together) is in need of a refrigerator. Anyone have an extra one? Please contact Charme Robarts (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/335-6080 x103
COME ROCK WITH US
THIS SUMMER AT VBS!
Mark your calendars for KINGDOM ROCK, Where Kids Stand Strong for God! Kingdom Rock is the awesome Vacation Bible School experience offered at FUMC this summer. Kingdom Rock VBS begins on Monday, July 8, and finishes with a huge celebration on Sunday morning, July 14.
Kingdom Rock will encourage your children to explore God’s incredible love for them. As children are surrounded by a colossal castle theme and the usual cast of silly characters, they will journey through Bible stories that teach them about God’s love, their family, prayer, trust, and God’s Word all helping them to Stand Strong! They will experience a fanfare of fun music and dancing, epic Bible stories, creative crafts, yummy snacks, and so much more.
What makes this year’s VBS even more awesome? Online registration and payment is now available! We no longer need the medical form notarized, so just print it off, fill it out, and send it in. We have made it easy and convenient, so REGISTER TODAY! You will also find much more helpful information and details about Kingdom Rock VBS at http://bit.ly/10A0Xkb.
We can’t wait to see your children’s shining, happy faces this summer as we ROCK at FUMC VBS! And remember, grown-ups are welcome to come rock, too! Volunteer registration is also available on our website.
If you have a problem with registration or payment, please contact Nikki McInnis at 817/339-5086.
Pass this along to any friends – even if they’re not involved at FUMC. We would love to have them, too!
Sign up online to volunteer, or look for our registration tables on the first and second floors of the children’s wing this Sunday!
PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
This week is Games Camp, the first of our summer preschool camps. Camp runs Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Cost is $140/week, except for Cooking camp, which is $105 for the shorter week. There are still a few spots left; call 817/870-9174 to register for remaining camps, including:
Sports Camp, June 17 – 20
Drama Camp, June 24 – 27
Cooking Camp, July 1, 2, 3
Science Camp, July 15 – 18
Art Camp, July 22 – 25
Do you have an eye for great photographs and videos? A nose for news? An ear trained for stories that could make a difference? A few hours a week to help the communications team find and tell the stories that matter to our faith community? We want you! In anticipation of our brand new website set to launch this summer, our fall issue of Connect magazine (the summer issue is headed your way in the next few weeks!) and exciting new opportunities to tell our stories using these new vehicles, we’re looking for volunteers to work with our dynamic, revamped Communications Committee to form editorial, photography, videography, and social media teams. For more information or to join our volunteer list, please contact Lisa Helm (email@example.com) at 817/339-2403 and we’ll be delighted to tell you more!
Welcome, FUMC CONNECT!
If you have not yet seen the new FUMC CONNECT magazine, we invite you to click here to take a look at it (and download it if you’d like!). If you’d like to receive CONNECT by mail, please contact Lisa Helm (firstname.lastname@example.org) at817/339-2403 to order your mail subscription. Please be aware that although there is no charge for printed copies of FUMC WEEKLY NEWS and/or FUMC CONNECT magazine, we welcome donations to help cover the costs of printing and postage for those who prefer print.