FUMC WEEKLY 1.23.15

By January 29, 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: Dace Sultanov, Cello & Jeffery Donohue, Vocal

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 25

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“This is Why We Give:

Love God, Serve People, Transform Lives”

Dr. Tim Bruster

Romans 12:1-2, 2 Corinthians 5:14-19

 

Dear Friends,

Especially this time of year, everywhere you look there is an offer for some sort of “makeover.” Playing into our impulse to make New Year’s resolutions for the betterment of everything from our looks to our wardrobe to our kitchens and closets, talk of transformation is everywhere. Not only that, but take a look at TV. There are a LOT of makeover shows. There are makeover shows for houses: Fixer Upper, Love It or List It, Rehab Addict, Property Brothers, Flip or Flop, and Renovate to Rent — just to name a few. And then there are makeover shows for people: Extreme Makeover, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Glam Me Up, I Can Make You Thin, Losing It, Make Me A Supermodel, Shedding For The Wedding, The Biggest Loser, and What Not To Wear —again, just to name a few!

These are so-called “reality” shows. They see people and houses as needing to be “made over,” whether the problem is being out of shape or an ongoing “bad hair day” (a problem about which I know very little) or sloppy clothes. Perhaps it’s a room in need of redecorating or a house in need of renovation. In all these programs, the experts looks things over, judge the person or room or house to be in need of a makeover and, through the magic of television, we can see the results a few minutes later.

Click here to read the rest of Tim’s blog


2015 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN PROGRESS

 

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As of this week, we have 20% of our 2500 member households committed to supporting our 2015 Ministry and Operations with a total of $2 million, which is half way to our $4 million goal. While securing commitments equalling our projected 2015 ministry and operating expenses is key to being able to plan and initiate these programs for the coming year, our primary focus this year is increasing our percentage of households committed to supporting our church. If you have not yet made your commitment, please consider committing something this year so you can be counted among those working together to raise this important bar — and together let’s watch and celebrate as we raise our overall level of participation in the financial support of our many vital ministries.


Stewardship15 Transform_socialTRANSFORM LIVES

Whether through studies, programs, groups or ministries, we connect in community with others seeking to understand God’s presence in our lives and activities. Here we find opportunities to experience grace, restoration, and renewal — and often discover that the life transformed is our own.

This is why we give.

If you’ve already made your commitment for 2015, thank you! And, whether you make your commitment online or via commitment card, we invite you to gather at the communion rail on Sunday, February 1, 2015 for our Churchwide Consecration Celebration during Sanctuary worship.

See you at the rail!

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.


MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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BAPTISMS

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KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Jerry Jirik
Jan Bradley
Carolyn Corser
Carol Van Hook

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 Staff_Robarts, CharmeCHARME ROBARTS IS BACK AT FUMCFW ON FEBRUARY 1!

A generous gift from an FUMCFW member has been designated to provide personal coaching for people in the FUMCFW community who are willing to move from homelessness to sustainable housing. Charme Robarts, FUMCFW member and former Assistant Director of First Street Methodist Mission will begin in this position on February 1. As part of the Compassion and Justice Ministries, directed by Rev. Page Hines, she will assume the title Community Advocate. In addition to one-on-one interaction with people in the program, Charme will work to find ways for FUMCFW members and people in the Fort Worth community to engage with the people in the program who need broader social networks as they seek more successful life paths. Welcome back, Charme!


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2.7 FUMCFW FIFTH STREET BELLS TO PERFORM AT THE GREATER DALLAS HANDBELL ASSOCIATION SPRING FESTIVAL

3:00 pm | University Park UMC Activity Center ­— 4024 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX

Come see Fifth Street Bells, FUMCFW’s Handbell Choir, directed by Sandy Ritthaler, at the Greater Dallas Handbell Association Spring Festival. At this time, there are seven or eight handbell choirs registered for the Advanced Festival who will rehearse with the Advanced Festival clinician, David Harris, from Raleigh Ringers and present a fabulous concert that afternoon — it will be amazing! All are encouraged to come support our Fifth Street Bells and enjoy a free afternoon of beautiful music. Questions? Please contact Peggy Graff (pgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2405.


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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).

 


 

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2.15 WILL AND ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR LED BY KELLY DEBERRY

4:00 – 5:00 pm | Room 154

Kelly DeBerry is an FUMCFW member and attorney with the Fort Worth firm Griffith, Jay & Michel, LLP. Ms. DeBerry’s practice focuses on wills, estate planning, probate proceedings, trust administration, will contests and related probate litigation, guardianship proceedings, and select family law and divorce matters. This free seminar will answer questions you may have about your estate planning needs. No matter what your age, it’s never too early or too late to begin thinking about your estate plan. As new assets are purchased and new milestones are achieved, you will want to ensure that you have provided instructions regarding the distribution of your assets. Questions? Contact Roger Partridge (rpartridge@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5098.

 


 

 

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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To register or for more information contact Betty Pinkerton (bettypinkerton57@yahoo.com) at 817/625-0902. Childcare provided contact Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org).


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2.15 WILL AND ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR LED BY KELLY DEBERRY

4:00 – 5:00 pm | Room 154

Kelly DeBerry is an FUMCFW member and attorney with the Fort Worth firm Griffith, Jay & Michel, LLP. Ms. DeBerry’s practice focuses on wills, estate planning, probate proceedings, trust administration, will contests and related probate litigation, guardianship proceedings, and select family law and divorce matters. This free seminar will answer questions you may have about your estate planning needs. No matter what your age, it’s never too early or too late to begin thinking about your estate plan. As new assets are purchased and new milestones are achieved, you will want to ensure that you have provided instructions regarding the distribution of your assets. Questions? Contact Roger Partridge (rpartridge@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5098.


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COVENANT BIBLE STUDY

8-week study (Began 1.21) | $20
9:30 am | Room 154 | Rev. Phyllis McDougal
6:00 pm | Room 154 | 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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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 develop an understanding of the differences in each other’s personality and explore powerful means of enhancing their lives together. Cost includes materials and an individual session with Joy Allen. Click here to register or contact 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

Led by Charme Robarts, certified Grief Recovery Specialist, this group is focused on providing participants with tools and basic understanding of ways to handle grief that are healthy and lead to healing. Opportunity is given for sharing personal concerns. Participation is free and you do not need to be a church member to participate. Optional guidebook is $5. For more information or to register, 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.


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.


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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!


Fifth Street Bells Spring Festival_HS

2.7 FUMCFW FIFTH STREET BELLS TO PERFORM AT THE GREATER DALLAS HANDBELL ASSOCIATION SPRING FESTIVAL

3:00 pm | University Park UMC Activity Center ­— 4024 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX

Come see Fifth Street Bells, FUMCFW’s Handbell Choir, directed by Sandy Ritthaler, at the Greater Dallas Handbell Association Spring Festival. At this time, there are seven or eight handbell choirs registered for the Advanced Festival who will rehearse with the Advanced Festival clinician, David Harris, from Raleigh Ringers and present a fabulous concert that afternoon — it will be amazing! All are encouraged to come support our Fifth Street Bells and enjoy a free afternoon of beautiful music. Questions? Please contact Peggy Graff (pgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2405.


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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

2.16 SPECTRUM CONCERT
2.22 ALAMO HEIGHTS YOUTH CHOIR COMES TO SING WITH FUMCFW CORNERSTONE YOUTH CHOIR

3.22 ANNE S. AND HENRY B. PAUP SANCTUARY PIPE ORGAN DEDICATORY CONCERT


GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Ruby Boose by Betty Cook

First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:

Patsy Pritchard by Libby Gilmore

J.D. Greenhill by Carol Harrell

 HONORARY GIFTS

Kenya Mission Trip In Honor Of:

Tim McDermott & Miss Molly McDermott by Janie & Faris Evan

2014 Kenya Mission Team by Nancy Tully

First Street Methodist Mission In Honor Of:

Steve Christie by Angie & Nick Bulaich

Elizabeth Becker by Nancy Phillips

 

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