Churchwide Community Dinners Begin Next Wednesday

Chuck Graff2You may have seen and already registered for the many diverse Fall Programs that we have begun offering, led by many gifted church staff and laity! This Wednesday, we begin our Churchwide Community Dinners including several additional new classes/groups that you will definitely want to attend. Please see the information in the Weekly and below for all of the details. You won’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity to share in amazing fellowship, and attend these new classes and groups.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Chuck

 

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Churchwide Community Dinner

October 12 – November 16
Wednesdays | 5:15 – 6:00 pm | Wesley Hall
$6 for adults | $3 for children 12 & under

Dinner begins at 5:15 pm, and we will have extra available until 6:00 pm if you would like to pick up food and take it to your classes. Bring your favorite dishes and recipes to share for the Crock Pot Supper on October 26.

October 12 | Pizza
October 19 | Jimmy John’s
October 26 | Crock Pot Supper
November 2 | Tacos
November 9 | Chili
November 16 | Baked Potato Bar


 

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Family Fun Fitness Night

October 12 – November 16
Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Justin Youth Building Gym | 801 W. 5th Street
Led by Jennifer Stephens

People of all ages are invited to join Jennifer Stephens for a fun, creative exercise class in the Justin Building. Jennifer has been active in the Health and Fitness Industry since 1997. She is a member of First Church and a fall student at Brite Divinity School. Jennifer will lead us in exercises modified for everyone. Wear comfortable clothing. Come by yourself, with a friend, or as a family to have fun while getting fit together.


 

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Yoga

October 11 – November 17 (No class November 8, 9 & 10)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 8:30 – 9:15 am | Room 320 | $70
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 320 | $35
Led by Linda Blanchard | Registration required

Looking for a way to feel renewed and revitalized? Join Linda Blanchard, registered 500-hour yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and certified through YogaFit, as she guides you in movements which are designed to enhance muscle toning, flexibility, balance, and a healthier lifestyle. Classes are for beginner and intermediate participants, offering modifications for different levels with every pose. Each class will include soft music and end with relaxation time. Wear loose and comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat. You may attend one or multiple classes per week. Pay online or pay by check (made out to FUMC Fort Worth) at the first class. Fees are not refundable or tax-deductible.


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Prayer and Study Group

October 12 – November 16
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Room 231
Wisdom Jesus” by Cynthia Bourgeault
Led by Judy Tutt and Rev. Kay Johnson | Registration required

This prayer and study group will read and study Cynthia Bourgeault’s book, “Wisdom Jesus,” a refreshing look at Jesus as a wisdom teacher. In her book, Cynthia incorporates several prayer methods that are helpful in opening oneself to the indwelling God. The group will discuss and practice various prayer methods from the viewpoint of this interesting and challenging book.


 

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Divorce: Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends

October 12 – November 16
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Foundation Building, 2nd Floor
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Registration required | Book available for $15

Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences that most people will ever face. Even the most amicable of divorces can create intense emotional and psychological issues which may have lasting effects if they are not given attention. The good news is that there is help for facing the challenges that divorce brings. This six-week series will use the book “Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends,” featuring divorce process rebuilding blocks, a proven 19-step process for putting one’s life back together after divorce. This widely used approach to divorce recovery makes the process healthier and less traumatic for those who are going through a divorce. The focus will be on gaining insights into facing the experience of divorce and offering time for participants to process their current experience in a supportive setting. Rev. Phyllis Barren is an ordained United Methodist minister who also holds a Masters in Psychology and is an LPC-I. This series is free and open to members and non-members of FUMCFW. If you would like a copy of the book, you may purchase it in advance in the Main Office or at the first class. For more information, contact Rev. Phyllis Barren (pbarren@myfumc.org) at 817-339-5082. To register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817-339-5071.


 

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Free Community Boot Camp

Mondays & Fridays | 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:45 – 6:45 am
FUMCFW West Parking Lot

A healthy community starts with healthy individuals. Join our Fit First community to reach realistic, obtainable fitness goals together. Don’t let the name boot camp scare you — every exercise and activity will be modified to accommodate all fitness levels. We will do more than just exercise, we will stay afterward and have a cup of coffee or a bite to eat to develop relationships. Bring a mat and water. For more information, contact Jennifer Stephens (jstephens@myfumc.org) at 817-363-3291. Complete the required waiver online, or print one to bring with you.


 

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Three-Day Mission Trip to Taylor, Texas

October 14 – 16
7:00 am Friday – 8:00 pm Sunday | $30

Rev. Chuck Graff will lead a three-day mission trip to Taylor, Texas, from Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16. Taylor, which is located east of Round Rock, was severely impacted by the spring floods. We will be working on drywall and other repairs for at least one or possibly two homes. We will stay at the local church facility and cook our meals together in its kitchen. All skill levels for work and offering comfort to the families will be appreciated. Contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817-339-5065 for more information. Watch for details coming soon about training to serve on an Early Response Team and our future plans to serve in Louisiana.

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