At FUMCFW we affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God. We believe that all people are worthy of God’s unconditional love, grace, and inclusion. We embrace and celebrate the gift of diversity in our church and in our world. We recognize that while we may not all think alike on all issues, we can all Love God, Serve People, and Transform Lives in ministry together regardless of race, ethnicity, age, faith history, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, and physical or mental ability. We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church or in society, and we invite all people into full participation in the life of this community of faith as we all seek our highest and best expression of the transformative and all-inclusive love of God as revealed through Jesus Christ.
At First Church you can expect to be greeted warmly, welcomed fully, and made to feel right at home from your first visit on. Join us any Sunday to enjoy a friendly greeting, help in finding your way to a wide assortment of Sunday morning options, and an open invitation to find your place in our dynamic and welcoming faith community.
Whether or not you’ve ever been to church before, FUMCFW offers a variety of worship styles with engaging services that are easy to follow, with meaningful teachings to provide thoughtful relevance for your day-to-day life.
8:30 am – noon | Children’s Wing
9:15 – 11:00 am | Children’s Wing
September – January | 9:30 – 10:45 am | Justin Youth Building
Sunday School | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Justin Youth Building
Cornerstone Youth Choir Rehearsal | 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Choir Room
The Refuge | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Justin Youth Building
Every Sunday morning, groups of adults meet in FUMCFW Sunday School Classes to enhance their spiritual growth and enjoy fellowship with other Christians.
FUMCFW Music Ministries represent all walks of life — children, youth, doctors, teachers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and stay-at-home moms — where each person contributes a unique gift to our ensembles.
Whether you have time for occasional or long-term tasks, we have many volunteer opportunities to be part of the team that makes sure everyone who is with us on Sunday feels welcomed and included!
We are located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth at 800 West 5th Street. All of the parking lots surrounding the church are available for parking on Sunday mornings.
God is revealed to us in three distinct ways – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We describe God as everlasting and infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness, and love. To imagine who God is and how we can relate to God, we must remember that in Jesus we see God.
We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Son of God, God in the world in the form of a human being, Jesus of Nazareth. We proclaim Jesus as our Savior who through His death and resurrection has given us the gift of whole life, eternity with God, and salvation from sin.
The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, it’s the Holy Spirit at work.
We’ve been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create. We have freedom to accept or reject a relationship with God. We believe that all humans need to be in relationship with God in order to be fully whole.
The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world. We are called to worship God, to follow Christ, and to transform the world with the love of God.
We believe that the Bible is the primary guide for our faith and practice. We say that God speaks to us through the Bible and that it contains all things necessary for salvation.
The Kingdom of God is both a present reality and future hope. God goes before us, beckoning us into the new world that is already being created, calling us to join in the challenging work of fashioning it.
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Our understanding of God as revealed in Jesus Christ compels us to open our hearts to the experience of God in our lives and in relationship with others; to open our minds to new and deeper understandings; and to open our doors to all people who would join us in loving God with all our hearts and our neighbors as ourselves. We commit ourselves to going out to be God’s people in the world.
As a United Methodist Church, we recognize four sources and criteria for theological thinking: Scripture, Tradition, Experience and Reason. Together these are known as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral.
Scripture is primary, so we understand our primary theological task as disciplined study of the Bible. The traditions of the Church throughout the ages, our personal faith experience and reason all serve to enlighten and enliven our understanding of scripture and its interpretation today.
We do not, therefore, understand theology as static, for the exclusive property of any one particular doctrine or creed, but as a dynamic process involving the entire community of faith.
As disciples, we are devoted followers of Jesus Christ, committed to practices that will encourage growth in faith. Our Healthy Plate Discipleship framework uses a variety of practices to help you more faithfully follow Jesus Christ.
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Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs)
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