FUMC WEEKLY 2.28.14

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 TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional WorshipDr. Tim Bruster | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Children FirstMister Mark Burrows | 9:45 am | Sanctuary | “Three in One” (The Trinity)

DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall

Worship  | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Nancy Froman | Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Building

Chapel CommunionDr. Len Delony | 10:30 – 11:00 am | Chapel

eleven:eleven celebrationCharles Gaby, MA, LPC | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall


WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP PROGRESS

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Open Yourself to God’s extravagant love and become part of making real the possibilities promised within each of our ministries for the coming year. With the financial support of every single member of our church family we’ll meet our increased 2014 goals as a community. Remember, every gift counts.

Make your commitment online now!

 


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“Whom Do You Serve?”

Matthew 6:24-34

Dr. Tim Bruster

Dear Friends,

This Sunday is the last Sunday before we enter the season of Lent. Called Transfiguration Sunday — the day in which we remember the experience of Jesus and three of his disciples on a mountaintop in Galilee — it refers to the story of Jesus praying up on the mountain with Peter, James, and John, and their powerful experience in which Jesus was “transfigured” before them. In this vision, he became dazzlingly bright and they were joined by the presence of Moses and Elijah, the two great figures representing the law and the prophets. Simon Peter wanted to remain there because it was, in every respect, a “mountaintop experience.” But, Jesus knew better. There were needs down in the valley that called for service and action, so Jesus led them back down into the valley to meet those needs.

READ THE REST OF DR. BRUSTER’S BLOG HERE…

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Classes Meeting on Sunday, March 2

Agape | Room 340-341 | 11:00 am | Dr. Jim Riddlesperger and Emily & Tim McDermott
Aldersgate | Room 333 | 9:30 am | Attending Children First Service
Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:45 am | Class Discussion: Sunday’s Sermon Scripture
Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | Time for God | Joan Gaspard
Creative Couples | Room 321 | 9:45 am | (March – April)
Book Study: 24 Hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton
Foundations | Room 336 | 9:45 am
Genesis | Room 351 | 9:45 am | Attending Children First Service
Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am
8:30 am In-Depth Bible Study | Room 350 | Dr. Lamar Smith
(January – June) New Testament Books in Order of When Written
Inquirers | Room 352 | 9:30 am | Rev. Gena Anderson
Journey | Room 230 | 10:00 am
Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | (March – April)
Book Study: 24 Hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton
Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | Thinking about Evil in our Lives | Bronson Davis
New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am
Story of Martin Luther, History of the Apostles Creed (Part 1)
New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am
Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am | Attending Children First Service
Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am
Trinity Fellowship | Room 340-341 | 9:30 am
Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am | Sid Johnston, FUMC Foundation Director
Veriditas | Room 272F | 9:30 am | Book Study: Living the Questions / Honoring Creation
Wesley Bible | Room 350 | 9:30 am | Dr. Ron Ballard

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

2.28.14 Members

BAPTISMS 

2.28.14 Baptisms

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Tom Butler
Dale Jeffers

IN MEMORIAM

Arthur Grossman
Robert Hodge

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THIS SUNDAY

Want to know more about our Sanctuary Renovations, find a Sunday School class, learn about our library, Television Ministry, Church Archives, Children’s Ministry and more? Join the monthly tour of the building on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Meet JonAnna Reidinger, by the piano in the front of the Sanctuary, immediately following the 11:00 am Worship Service!

THIS SUNDAY

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3.2 VOCES8 AT FUMCFW!

Traditional Worship | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Concert | 6:00 pm | Chapel

Concert tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students

(will not be mailed, available at the door) or ONLINE HERE

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 this exciting performance, contact Janis Rathburn (jrathburn@myfumc.org).

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THIS SUNDAY

3.2  PEANUT BUTTER WARS CELEBRATION

10:30 – 11:00 am | The Garden

We asked you to bring it… and you did! The peanut butter bins have been overflowing due to your generosity. Although the official results of the challenge with Genesis UMC will be announced on Sunday, the real winners are those who will no longer be hungry thanks to your willingness to help your neighbors in need. Join us for peanut butter cookies to celebrate!

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MINISTRY NEWS

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

CHILDREN | ADULTS | YOUTH | MISSION | CCT

CCMMWA | FIRST 7TH | OUTREACH

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7.21 – 7.25 Vacation Bible School

7.27 VBS Celebration Sunday

3.7 MARCH PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT:

DR. SEUSS’ BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

6:30 – 11:00 pm | 3 mo. – 12 yrs. | $30 for first child | $40 for 2 | $45 for 3+

$20 no show fee | Reservations due 3.5

We will celebrate the wonderful stories of Dr. Seuss with books, snacks, crafts, and a movie. Space is limited so make reservations early to Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-4414. If you volunteer for the Children’s Ministry or in the Nursery on Sunday morning you will earn a Free Parents’ Night Out. Contact Paula Wagstaff with any questions.

3.9 MARCH GOOD BOOK CLUB

6:15 – 7:15 pm | Children’s Wing

The theme for our March Good Book Club is “Three in One”. Our three book selections will focus on things that come in threes, or have three as part of their nature. Kindergarten and Younger, as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade will read Three in One: A Book About God by Lynne Lepley. It’s not often we have the same book for two different age groups, but this is one of those times. The concept of the Trinity is not an easy one, and there are few solid books out there that really get to the heart of it. 4th Grade and Older will enjoy The Wright 3 by Blue Balliet. For more information about our Good Book Club or its next meeting or selections, please contact Nikki McInnis (nmcinnis@myfumc.org).

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SAVE THE DATE:

6.16 – 6.20 Children Of God, Citizens Of The World: A Mission Day Camp

8.5 – 8.7 Touch The Water, Taste The Bread: Sacraments School

For questions about any of the Children’s Ministry programs,
please contact Nikki McInnis (nmcinnis@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5086.

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For more information about FUMCFW preschool and related programs, please contact Nina Burrows, Director (nburrows@myfumc.org) at 817/870-9174.

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2014 ADULT LENTEN STUDIES — Register now!

Click here to sign up online

Or register in the Adult Education Office or Welcome Center on

This Sunday | 3.2 | 9:00 am – Noon

During the week | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

3.14 – 3.15 “YES! I’M WORTH IT” SINGLES RETREAT

Friday | Wesley Hall | 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Saturday | Lyle Lodge | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$35 (Scholarships Available) | Register online HERE

Join us at this two-day retreat, catch up with friends — and maybe make new ones, and enjoy keynote speaker Rev. Phyllis McDougal. If you’d prefer to pay by check, make checks payable to UMC Singles and mail to Ellen Bauman, FUMC, 313 North Center, Arlington, TX 76011. Questions? Contact Cindy Young (cyoung1952@att.net) at 817/228-5971.

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3.18 VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER

6:00 ­– 7:30 pm | Wesley Hall | Guest Speaker Paul K. Harral

All FUMCFW volunteers are invited to this complimentary dinner in celebration of your faithful service to others! Please contact Elaine Johnson (ejohnson@myfumc.org) or Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 to make your reservation and indicate the number of people attending no later than Wednesday, March 12.  Childcare available. Contact Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-441 by March 12.

Guest Speaker is Paul K. Harral, a lifelong journalist and editor emeritus of Fort Worth, Texas magazine where he was executive editor from 2009 to 2012 after retiring from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as Vice President and Editorial Page Editor.

4.9 – 4.10 SENIOR MINISTRIES TRIP TO FREDERICKSBURG

4.9 | 7:00 am | Meet at Justin to board bus

4.10 | 6:00 pm | Leave Fredericksburg

$85 | Includes bus, snacks, & lodging (double) at Comfort Inn with hot breakfast

Register by 3.7

We invite everyone to join us for two fun-filled days of sightseeing, including the Pacific War Museum, the Wild Bird Seed Emporium and Gift Shop, all the lovely shops on Main Street, a trip to the James Avery Factory in Kerrville and dinner at a good German haus. Interested in joining us? Call Pat Petrushka at 817/926-5795. We have 20 rooms reserved, so we only have 40 spaces available for this trip.

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5:30 pm Friday – Noon Sunday | Lake Mineral Wells State Park | $75

Calling all guys grades 7 – 12! We’re heading out for a Man Weekend to camp, hike, grill, make s’mores & more. Click here to sign up! For more information, contact Martin Leathers (mleathers@myfumc.org).

Register Now for:

7.19 – 7.25 CAMP BARNABAS

Purdy, MO | $250

We’re headed back to Camp Barnabas this summer and space is limited so register now! Click here to go to the sign up page. For more information, contact Martin Leathers (mleathers@myfumc.org).

Middle School Mission Trip 2014

June 17 – 20 | Azle, TX | Open to Youth Grades 6 – 8 | $150

Sr. High Mission Trip 2014

June 22 – 27 | Tahlequah, OK | Open to Youth Grades 9 – 12 | $275

Click on the name of the trip above to sign up for either trip. Questions? Contact Brenda (bkegans@myfumc.org).

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MARCH MISSION SUNDAYS: DIAPERS

During the month of MARCH, please bring diapers of all sizes to:

First Street Methodist Mission | Monday – Thursday | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

OR the Welcome Center | Sunday Mornings

Small Gifts. Big Difference.

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

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Visit the CCT 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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Traditional Worship | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Concert | 6:00 pm | Chapel

Concert tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students

(will not be mailed, available at the door) or ONLINE HERE

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 this exciting performance, contact Janis Rathburn (jrathburn@myfumc.org).

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

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3.9 FIRST 7TH PREVIEW WORSHIP SERVICE

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Meeting at the Botanical Research Institute Of Texas

1700 University Drive | Childcare Available

To learn more about this exciting new FUMCFW ministry, go to www.first7th.org.

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3.10 SCRIPTURE & SPIRITS

2nd Mondays | 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Rodeo Goat | 2836 Bledsoe & Currie

3.12 THEOLOGY LECTURE SERIES

2nd Wednesdays | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall

March 12: Dr. Nadia Lahutsky, Women in Christian History

4.8 UMW Presents:

Ladies & Lace, A Morning Inspired By Downton Abbey

10:30 am – 1:00 pm | Ridglea Country Club

Tickets On Sale For $35 In The Welcome Center AND online HERE

Don’t miss this UMW event featuring noted food historian, lecturer, and author Francine Segan!

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

HONORARY GIFTS

The Mission Fund In Honor of:

Lou Friese by Mary Weathers

The Sanctuary Organ Fund In Honor of:

Sam & Barbara Love and Family, William D. & Helen Love Martin and Family by Lucille Pumphrey

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Mission Memorial Fund In Memory of

Laura Smith Wilson by John & Mary McCrea

Howard Nobles by John & Mary McCrea

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