FUMC WEEKLY 1.16.15

By January 18, 2015News

TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall
Chapel | 8:30 am | Rev. Brooks Harrington (Click here to read Brooks’ blog)
Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Building

Chapel Communion | 10:30 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
Special Music: Elizabeth Wills

eleven:eleven celebration | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott

First 7th | Worship | 5:30 pm | Wesley Hall | Rev. Lance Marshall
Discipleship Discussion Groups | 6:30 pm

Click here to view and download PDFs of this Sunday’s worship service bulletins.


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, January 18

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“This is Why We Give:

Love God, Serve People, Transform Lives”

Dr. Tim Bruster

James 1:22-25; 14-17

 

Dear Friends,

Sunday we continue our 2015 Stewardship emphasis with an exploration of the spiritual side of giving — and the sermon series, “Why We Give.” A simple way to answer that multifaceted question is with our tagline, Love God, Serve People, Transform Lives.

Our focus Sunday is Serve PeopleWe’ll read and consider the words of the book of James, challenging us to put our faith into action: “You must be doers of the word and not only hearers who mislead themselves. Those who hear but don’t do the word are like those who look at their faces in a mirror. They look at themselves, walk away, and immediately forget what they were like…My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it?”

Click here to read the rest of Tim’s blog


Stewardship15 Serve_HSSERVE PEOPLE

Whether you worship in our Traditional Sanctuary Worship, with Children First, DiscipleChurch, eleven:eleven celebration, or First 7th — and whether you connect with God in worship through words, music or simply being part of our faith community in this sacred space, we gather for worship to lift our eyes to God. In so doing, we realize we are loved and we are forgiven. Here we find hope, healing, and direction for our lives.

This is why we give.

If you’ve already made your commitment for 2015, thank you! If not, please make your commitment today.

Click here to make your 2015 Commitment online now!

(Pledge cards are also available int he Welcome Center and Main Church Office.)

For more information or for help with your 2015 commitment, please contact me (rpartridge@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5098.


Church offices closed on Monday, January  19, in observation of MLK Day.

You should have received a letter from FUMCFW this week. Please take a moment to read this important communication.


MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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BAPTISMS

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KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Jerry Jirik

IN MEMORIAM

Arthur Keller, Jr.
Nelda Martin

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2.8 VOCES8 CONCERT

6:00 pm | Sanctuary

Free and open to the public

A freewill offering will be taken

VOCES8 is combining with Choral Union, the Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ, and brass for an unforgettable evening of music on Sunday, February 8 at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. VOCES8 is one of the most exciting and versatile vocal groups in the world. The multi award-winning ensemble fulfills an international annual touring schedule across Europe, the USA, Asia, and Africa. Performance venues include the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tokyo Opera City, Tel Aviv Opera House, National Concert Hall Taipei, Cite de la Musique in Paris, Dijon Opera House, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, and Shanghai Concert Hall. Highlights of the 2013/2014 season include an extensive European concert schedule in addition to tours to the USA, Indonesia, Korea, Dubai, Moscow, and for “La Folle Journee” in Nantes and Tokyo.

For more information about VOCES8 contact Taylor Davis (tdavis@myfumc.org), or CLICK HERE for an exciting preview.


FUMCFW People

FIRST PEOPLE

Have some exciting news about an FUMCFW member that you would like to share? This brand new section of the E-news is the perfect place to do just that!
Please send your information to Lisa Helm (lhelm@myfumc.org) and we will include your story!

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MINISTRY NEWS

(Click on the name of a ministry below to skip directly to their news)

CHILDREN | ADULTS | YOUTH

COMPASSION & JUSTICE | CCT | CCM | MWA

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THERE’S STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR SPRING ACADEMY!

If you haven’t registered yet for Spring Academy, there’s still time — but spots are going FAST! Click here to register TODAY!

Visit the Children’s Ministry page for more information on programs and activities.

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Visit the FUMC Day School page for more information on programs and activities.

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1.21 COVENANT BIBLE STUDY

8-week study
9:30 am | Room 334 | Cost: $20 | Rev. Phyllis McDougal
6:00 pm | Room 230 | Rev. Lance Marshall

Click here to see what Lance has to say about this exciting experience!

This amazing study goes through the bible in eight weeks and helps you understand the one major theme of God’s involvement in the biblical narrative and in your life: covenant, promise, faithfulness. It will help you understand the message of God, the bible, and the church. It will assist you in developing a deep, personal understanding of the Bible and give you tools to see God at work in your life. The Covenant Bible Study could be just what you’ve been looking for! Click here to register.


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1.22 A MATTER OF BALANCE

10:00 am – 12:30 pm | Wesley Hall
$15 | Includes lunch | Pay with cash or check at the door

Join us for this national fall prevention program led by Jennifer Jurado Severance, Ph.D., who directs health and wellness programs for Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County, Inc. As a Master Trainer in Stanford University’s Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management Programs and Certified Coach for A Matter of Balance national fall prevention program, Jennifer  has led numerous participant workshops and group leader trainings in various settings, including civic, faith-based, clinical and senior housing locations. She has also piloted multiple wellness programs with grant awards from the National Council on Aging. Start 2015 with an eye on safety with this fascinating presentation designed to help you take charge of your health!


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PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE: STRONG MARRIAGES BUILT TO LAST

Sundays in February 2015

Foundation Building | Room 274

$100 per couple | Register by 1.26 Childcare available

Led by Joy Allen, LCSW, M.Div.

Joy Allen, LCSW, M.Div. is committed to helping couples create positive, respectful relationships with passion and health. This workshop helps couples to quickly recognize and develop strategies for approaching issues in their relationship that may limit their satisfaction. Participants will develop an understanding of the differences in each other’s personality and explore powerful means of enhancing the intimacy and satisfaction they desire for their lives together. Cost includes materials as well as an individual session with Joy Allen. Click here to register or by contacting Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071. For more information contact Dr. Mitzi Ellington at 817/907-3243.


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2015 LIVING THROUGH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Sundays | Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, & 22
9:30 am | Foundation Bldg., 2nd Floor
Charme Robarts will lead the group along with Rev. Phyllis McDougal.

For more information, contact Rev. Phyllis McDougal (pmcdougal@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5082.

Visit the Adult Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.

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Share your photos from Youth Events:

Downtown Scavenger Hunt | Middle School Retreat | Cowtown Brush Up | First Wednesday Dinners | High School Retreat

Please make sure you allow your photos to finish uploading before exiting the page!
Click here to learn more about our photo sharing feature.

Visit the Youth page for more information on programs and activities.

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JANUARY MISSION SUNDAYS: DIAPERS

Mission Sundays are back!

During the month of January, please bring diapers of all sizes to the First Street
Methodist Mission, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or to the Welcome Center on Sunday Morning.

Small Gifts. Big Difference.


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1.22 OVER 500 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2015 HOMELESS COUNT!

Gather at deployment locations at 8:00 pm and count until complete; estimated 1:00 am finish

What is the annual Homeless Count?

The Homeless Count, also known as the Point in Time Count of the Homeless, is a comprehensive census of the homeless designed to identify how many people are homeless in Tarrant County and Parker County at a given point-in-time. The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition coordinates a census and survey of the homeless not only to fulfill the HUD requirement for federal funding for a variety of homeless housing and supportive services through the Continuum of Care, but also in order to understand the changing trends, extent, and nature of homelessness. The data will also assist in measuring the degree of success in ending homelessness. The point-in-time count will be the official enumeration not only for federal HUD programs, but also Veteran’s Administration Homeless Assistance Programs and Health and Human Services Homeless Assistance Programs. This data collection event is directly related to future federal funding allocations for the community. Click here for more information.

If you can’t volunteer, you can still participate by sponsoring a Homeless Guide for a team, you can go straight to the sponsorship page to make your contribution!


Food 4 Kids

food4kids backpack_450Food 4 Kids is a ministry of First Street Methodist Mission that will send food home for the weekend for 100 kids at I.M. Terrell Elementary during the school year.

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

September 7, 2014 – May 31, 2015

Any Sunday, for an hour between 9:00 am – Noon

Get a group together and sign up online now to fill backpacks with food! It’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends and do something meaningful! Each group needs a minimum of 8 volunteers.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Becker, Mission Director, (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-5068. Thank you for your help!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HELP FILL BACKPACKS

Visit the First Street Mission Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.

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Visit the CCM page for more information on programs and activities.

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1.25 CORNERSTONE YOUTH CHOIR PARENT MEETING

4:00 pm | FUMCFW 2nd Floor | Choir Suite

Come find out about all of the exciting plans for Cornerstone Youth Choir in 2015 — including details for the upcoming Choir Tour to New York, New York June 29 – July 6 (click here to learn more)! All are welcome to attend; it’s a brand new year and even if you weren’t able to participate last semester, now is a great time to jump in and join the fun! The kids will rehearse immediately following the meeting. For more information about Youth Choir or the meeting, contact Janis Rathburn (jrathburn@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3883.


Baby It's Cold Outside

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE…. BUT CORNERSTONE YOUTH CHOIR IS SELLING HOT CHOCOLATE TO WARM YOU FROM THE INSIDE OUT!

Ward off that winter chill AND help Cornerstone Youth Choir raise money for their Choir Tour to New York, New York this summer! Every Sunday through March 1, you will find choir members by the Welcome Center and just inside the West Entrance with steaming cups of Hot Chocolate for only ONE DOLLAR!! All proceeds go towards the Choir Tour fund so warm up and help out!


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2.8 VOCES8 CONCERT

6:00 pm | Sanctuary

Free and open to the public

A freewill offering will be taken

VOCES8 is combining with Choral Union, the Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ, and brass for an unforgettable evening of music on Sunday, February 8 at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. VOCES8 is one of the most exciting and versatile vocal groups in the world. The multi award-winning ensemble fulfills an international annual touring schedule across Europe, the USA, Asia, and Africa. Performance venues include the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tokyo Opera City, Tel Aviv Opera House, National Concert Hall Taipei, Cite de la Musique in Paris, Dijon Opera House, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, and Shanghai Concert Hall. Highlights of the 2013/2014 season include an extensive European concert schedule in addition to tours to the USA, Indonesia, Korea, Dubai, Moscow, and for “La Folle Journee” in Nantes and Tokyo.

For more information about VOCES8 contact Taylor Davis (tdavis@myfumc.org), or CLICK HERE for an exciting preview.

For more information about this exciting must-see performance, please contact Taylor Davis (tdavis@myfumc.org).

Visit the MWA page for more information on programs and activities.

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SAVE THE DATE

3.22 Anne S. and Henry B. Paup
Sanctuary Pipe Organ Dedicatory Concert


GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Choral Union In Memory Of:

Ken Darnell by Linda Groomer

Christmas Memorial In Memory Of:

Pat Greer by Robert Greer

Pablo Orozco by Kay Watkins

Clare & William Bird by Pam & Bill Bird

Costa Rica Mission Trip In Memory Of:

Elizabeth Metcalfe by Joan Gaspard

Feeding the Flock In Memory Of:

Joseph Plocica by Kathryn Plocica

First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:

Jerry Pennell by Mary A. Craig

Merle Kelly by Ann & Wayne Maddox

Bobby Bragan by Betty Bragan

Wanda Ballard by Betty Bragan, Brenda Brown

Bill Scott by Byron Searcy

Jeffrey & David Harman by Marty Harman

Katherine Marshall McLendon by Kay Turner, Kay & Cary Jennings

General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Joe Ambrose by Susan & Richard Hill, Mr. & Mrs. John C. Snyder, Pat & Bill Warner, Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Garvey, Nancy O’Neall, Bettye & Wade Nowlin, Sualice & Ray Armstrong, Steve & Janie Christie, Bertha Mae & Patti Casey, Nenetta & Steve Tatum, Mrs. Mary Kathryn Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. Bradford Barnes, George Ann & Bill Bahan

Art & Faye Hoera & Art Hoera, Jr. by Norma Demetrion

Ruby Boose by Shirley & Jimmy Seay, Jean & Bill Coulter

Methodist Children’s Home In Memory Of:

V.E. Bryant by Janice Cooper

Ralph Beavers Fund In Memory Of:

C. L. Turner by Dan & Carol Smith

HONORARY GIFTS

African Orphan Endeavor In Honor Of:

Nancy Tully by Cecile Montgomery

Page Hines by Cecile Montgomery

Costa Rica Ministry In Honor Of:

Lois McDougal by Rev. Phyllis McDougal

First Street Methodist Mission In Honor Of:

Margi Kluck by Genny Kluck

Michael & Margaret Patison by Genny Kluck

Kay Boeger by Judy Williams

Dr. Wesley Alderete by Kathy Spicer

Sammye Dunn by Shawn Dunn

Cecile Montgomery by Cindy Hardgrove

Gayla Shivers by Marilyn & Byron Baird

Elizabeth Becker by Page & Bart Hines

Nancy Froman by Page & Bart Hines

Lou Friese by Page & Bart Hines

Scott Cooper by Page & Bart Hines

Linda Murphy by Page & Bart Hines

Gay Ingram by Page & Bart Hines

Food 4 Kids In Honor Of:

Sue & George Sumner by Nancy Froman

Foundation Honorarium Fund In Honor Of:

Ronnie Pyeatt, Inquirers Class 2014 President

by Inquirers Sunday School Class

General Honorarium Fund In Honor Of:

Linda & Tom McDermott by Jaynie & Dwight Cumming

Justice Ministry In Honor Of:

Dana & Ted Settle by Marcy Denyer

Mike Tapp by Mr. & Mrs David L. Tapp

Pat & Arch Van Meter by Bevelee & Dr. Jim Herd

Gayla Shivers by Bevelee & Dr. Jim Herd

Norma Loughridge by Bevelee & Dr. Jim Herd

Kenya Mission Trip In Honor Of:

Nancy Tully by Gay & Glenn Ingram, Page & Bart Hines

Rev. Linda McDermott by Thursday Morning Bible Study

Miss Molly McDermott by Sheyrie & Joe Skipper

Paige Hendricks & Bob Russey by J. Kelly Ryan

Robert Hill by Dr. Lamar Smith

2014 Kenya Mission Team by Festival of Tables

Room in The Inn In Honor Of:

Judy Tutt by Tuesday Centering Prayer Group

Mitzi Ellington by Tuesday Centering Prayer Group

Kids Hope In Honor Of:

Peter Mayer by Kay Watkins

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