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.
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.
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.
At FUMCFW, our mission statement is:
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.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Preparing for Marriage
Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs)
Parish Nurse Ministry