In a culture of might and personal rights, the golden rule can easily be dismissed as weakness. Jesus says, “Enter the narrow gate, because narrow is the road that leads to life . . . ” The road is narrow not because the gospel is hard to understand; It’s narrow because love can be hard.
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The first beatitude, “blessed are the poor” in Luke’s gospel, reads “blessed are the poor in spirit” in Matthew’s gospel. Jesus is not telling people to be poor, or poor in spirit so they can gain the kingdom of heaven. He’s making an announcement — God is for the poor. The question for the church is — who are we for?
Wherever we are on the spectrum of emotion around Mother’s Day, giving ourselves and others space for authenticity can be a gift. Jesus said, “Be happy with those who are happy and weep with those that weep” – it’s a flow kind of thing that has rhythm and balance and warmth, like the womb of a good mother.
Last week when yet another community need came into view, First Church volunteers stepped up! Because Presbyterian Night Shelter is now allowing their guests to stay in the shelters all day instead of asking them to leave first thing in the morning, they need 300 sandwiches each day. Here’s how you can help.
As I’ve thought about Easter celebration this Sunday I’ve though about how my grandmother and other influencers in my early life really stressed that resurrection Sunday is every Sunday, and by implication, all our days are a chance to resurrect or to witness resurrection.
I recently read someone who said Jesus considered himself light but he also wanted to convince his followers that they are too, thus the words, “you are the light of the world.” The idea that we, along with Jesus, can be light in this world is a motivating and encouraging message.
Sundays | 11:00 am | Live Stream
Led by Dr. Tim Bruster
An inspiring service of worship in the traditional style with special enhancements designed to engage people of all ages. This service features the traditional elements of worship, including sermon, hymns, liturgy, and monthly Communion. Worship music includes various choirs, orchestra, and instrumental ensembles for special music. This service takes place within the beauty of our Sanctuary and utilizes the stunning music of our 160-rank pipe organ.
Children (Kindergarten and up) are provided with special bulletins. Added features such as the “Faith Like a Child” time (children’s sermon) and sidebar commentary to our younger worshippers are included to further enhance meaning for all ages.
Contact: Elaine Johnson | email@example.com
Sundays | 9:30 am | Live Stream
Rev. Lance Marshall
This First Church Sunday morning offering led by Rev. Lance Marshall is a casual and relevant opportunity for worship, learning, and prayer. The service emphasizes in-depth Biblical teachings that explore the foundations of our faith. Sermon messages bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the challenges of our daily lives. The Gathering is a warm and welcoming community inviting everyone to connect socially, intellectually, and spiritually within First Church.
Contact: Rev. Lance Marshall | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays | 11:11 am | Live Stream
Rev. Tom McDermott
We love laughter and no-holds-barred messages that question the answers and unmask the illusions as we search for the next chapter together. This is 55 minutes of authentic storytelling, great coffee, and meaningful conversation — with the music of Brad Thompson (Fort Worth Star Telegram’s “Best Local Musician”) and the Revolution Band doing some of your favorite pop, classic rock, and acoustic songs.
We’re passionately inclusive here at eleven:eleven, whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or straight, conservative or liberal, Christian or agnostic, young or old — or anywhere in between and beyond. We’re casual, “come as you wish,” non–traditional, and always curious about kindness, justice, our stories, Jesus’ life — and how to do our lives better.
Here’s your invitation to reconnect your spirit without disconnecting your mind. We believe in the universal love of God and your next adventure. Join this growing community and become part of our story — and let’s see where it takes us! #1111FUMCFW
Contact: Rev. Tom McDermott | email@example.com