FUMC WEEKLY 10.10.14

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TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

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

DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall
Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | 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: Laurie Simmons, piano

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

First 7th | Light Family Supper ($5) | 5:00 pm | Justin Building
Worship | 5:30 pm | Wesley Hall
Discipleship Discussion Groups | 6:30 pm

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


tim_webDear Friends,

Have you thought lately about the amazing power of words? The letter of James in the New Testament is about how we live out our faith in concrete ways. James is concerned not just with the content of our faith, but how we act because of that faith. As James writes about his concerns, he makes it clear that faithful activity involves the words that we say. We all learned the little rhyme as children that we all knew was paltry defense against hurtful words: “Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” We knew it wasn’t true when we said it and James could not have disagreed more with that little rhyme. He is eloquent in his description of the power of words, emphasizing their power to wound at a distance:

A small flame can set a whole forest on fire. The tongue is a small flame of fire, a world of evil at work in us. It contaminates our entire lives. Because of it, the circle of life is set on fire. The tongue itself is set on fire by the flames of hell…. People can tame and already have tamed every kind of animal, bird, reptile, and fish. No one can tame the tongue, though. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we both bless the Lord and Father and curse human beings made in God’s likeness. Blessing and cursing come from the same mouth. My brothers and sisters, it just shouldn’t be this way! (James 3:2-12)

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF TIM’S BLOG


Staff_Tully, Nancy10.19 CELEBRATING NANCY TULLY

Between Traditional Services FUMCFW Garden

Please join us as we honor Director of Outreach Nancy Tully and her 14 years of dedicated service to our church and its outreach ministries. Be sure to stop by this special garden reception and celebration to let Nancy know how much we appreciate her as she approaches her October 31 retirement.

 

 


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2014 CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY

Have you completed your 2014 Congregational Survey? The October 15 deadline is fast approaching to make your voice heard as we will begin shaping our focus for the coming two years. Click here to take this survey online; printed survey forms also available in the Welcome Center and main Church Office.


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, October 12

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Tyler McGuire

BIRTHS

Remy Cole Partridge was born Thursday, October 2, 2014. Proud Grandparents are Roger and Paula Partridge.

IN MEMORIAM

Glenn Johnston
Elizabeth “Betty” Shipman

 

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October Volunteer Opportunities

We need you to offer your service to God and others through volunteer opportunities at FUMCFW. This month we need:

Greeters for Organ Consecration Sunday (October 26)
Chrismon Tree Decorators
Video Directors for eleven:eleven celebration and First 7th worship services

Click here to learn more!


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10.6 – 10.10 CARTER WORK PROJECT

This week 125 volunteers from FUMCFW worked for the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project, in which Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, served as both hands-on participants and the driving force behind this very special Habitat build. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were also onsite during this historic build.

Click here for more information about this event. | Click here to see photos from this event!

CHANGE IN CLOSING CEREMONIES LOCATION

Due to predicted inclement weather on Saturday morning, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project closing ceremonies and Cowtown Brush Up kick off will be moved to the historic ASHTON DEPOT in Fort Worth 1501 Jones Street, 76102 (map) . We will meet at the Ashton Depot at 8:00 a.m. for a program to close out what has been a great week for the 2014 Carter Work Project and hopefully, weather permitting, launch a successful Cowtown Brush Up.
See you Saturday morning!


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10.13 SPECTRUM CONCERT SERIES

7:00 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel

Each year FUMCFW hosts the Spectrum Ensemble, comprised of the finest players from the Fort Worth and Dallas Symphony Orchestras for three performances in Leonard Memorial Chapel. The concerts are free of charge and followed by a reception in Room 154. For more information, please contact Taylor Davis (tdavis@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5074.


10. 14 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONCERT WITH DR. Z. RANDALL STROOPE

7:00 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel | Free admission

OSU Music will present “An American Journey” featuring the works of two composers: Presidential National Medal of Arts recipient, composer Morten Lauridsen, who also received an honorary doctorate from OSU in 2012 for his contribution to the arts and accomplished New York composer Matthew Harris. The OSU Concert Chorale, Chamber Choir and University Singers will be performing under the direction of Dr. Z. Randall Stroope and Dr. Christopher Haygood. Additionally, Steve Sander, Tenor, A Cappella choirs from Coppell High School, Newman Smith High School and Trinity High School as well as the Southlake Carroll High School Chorale will also perform.


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10.26 ANNE S. AND HENRY B. PAUP SANCTUARY PIPE ORGAN CONSECRATION SUNDAY

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Come, help celebrate the consecration of our new pipe organ! This significant First Church milestone culminates the plans, hopes and dreams of generations past, present and future. Be sure to take your place in this grand Sunday morning celebration in our church family.


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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!

Congratulations to FUMCFW member Dr. Willie Wolff, who has been selected to play tennis for the USTA Super Senior 2014 World Cup Team – one of four in the world chosen for his age bracket! The tournament, held Oct. 13 – 18 in Antalya, Turkey, is the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, with top American tennis players representing their countries in the 60-, 65-, 70-, 75- and 80-and-older age groups. The ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships are the most prestigious team event on the ITF Seniors circuit. Good luck and best wishes to Willie as he and his wife, Gayle, travel to Turkey for the tournament! We look forward to sharing stories of this wonderful experience upon their return.If you didn’t already see it, click here to read the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about Willie’s selection and amazing tennis career!


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2014 ADVENT EVENTS CALENDAR NOW ONLINE!

Make your plans now to take part in this year’s First Church Christmas time worship opportunities and activities. Click here — and look for more details, coming soon!


 Methodist Info Class 2014_HSUnited Methodist Information Class

Rev. Chuck Graff, Rev. Jim Abel, Dr. Lamar Smith, Barry Hudson, and Sammye Dunn
October 26 – November 16 | Sundays
9:45 – 10:45 am | Room 351
Hosted by Genesis Sunday School Class

Guests, new members, and all interested in meeting new people and learning more about our denomination and our church are welcome to join us for any or all of these informative sessions.

Pick up a flyer in the Welcome Center or CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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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

CCM | MWA | FIRST 7TH | OUTREACH

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 10.12 IMPROVED SAFETY MEASURE WILL GO INTO EFFECT

Please be aware beginning Sunday, October 12, the only Sunday entrance into the Children’s Wing will be through the first floor hallway (by the statue of St. Francis). All other doors, including those on the second floor, will be exit only. This difficult decision was made through careful consideration, consultation with security consultants, and the tireless joint work of our Security Task Force and Children’s Council. The overwhelming consensus was that the minor inconvenience of entering only through the first floor doors is well worth the added level of security our children gain with one monitored entrance. While this will take some getting used to, the security of our children is well worth it!


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10.26 Halloween Carnival

3:00 – 5:00 pm | 5th Street & Justin Parking Lot (801 West 5th Street)

Admission: Bring new children’s hats/gloves for two Fort Worth elementary schools, or canned food items to help our First Street Methodist Mission feed those who are hungry.

Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo, games, prizes, crafts and more!

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Elizabeth Marshall (emarshall@myfumc.org)

Click here to see pictures from last year’s Halloween Carnival!

 

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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704x180 Fall Studies 2014REGISTER FOR 2014 FALL STUDIES

Welcome fall by joining our new slate of studies and learning opportunities with something for everyone!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

or register in person in the Main Office,

(Weekdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm).

Purchase books when you register; scholarships and childcare reservations available.

Contact Gayle Ammerman (gammerman@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5091.

 


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10.13 FUMCFW FALL GOLF TOURNAMENT

9:00 am | Lost Creek Golf Club
Shotgun Start | 4 Person Florida Scramble
A $40 entry fee, payable at tournament covers green fee, cart & lunch

This semi-annual event is open to all adult men and women, members and guests. To enter, and for directions, contact Tournament Director Wayne Maddox (waymad@juno.com) at 817/560-7323 with your name, phone/email, handicap (or probable score), and team preferences. You may put together your own foursome, or we will assign you to a team. Join us!

 

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

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Cowtown Brush UpCOWTOWN BRUSH UP

October 11 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

LIMITED SPACE — 20 volunteers total (15 youth and 5 adults)

Following the closing ceremony of the Carter Work Project, our FUMCFW Youth will join other local youth ministries in Cowtown Brush Up, which will give a new coat of paint to 50 Fort Worth homes. FUMCFW has 20 volunteer slots (15 for youth age 13 and up, 5 for adults).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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FALL YOUTH RETREATS
10.17 – 10.19 MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT

Lyle Lodge | $25 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

11.15 – 11.16 HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT

Lyle Lodge | $25 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

All current 7 – 8th graders (10.17 – 10.19) and 9 – 12th graders (11.15 – 11.16) are invited to join us for a weekend out at the lake for some fun, relaxation and worship.


10.31 – 11.2 B.A.M! BEING ABOUT MINISTRY

Being About Ministry is a SPECIAL weekend designed by TCU’s Brite Divinity School for high school juniors and seniors who have asked, “Do I want to be a minister?” BAM takes an integrative approach to discovery and discernment, drawing together not only the “how-tos”, but also the “why’s.” Youth will be exploring and examining their own call to ministry as they participate both individually and in groups.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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

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October Mission Sundays_HSOCTOBER MISSION SUNDAYS: BLANKETS

In October, please bring blankets to:
First Street Methodist Mission
Mon. – Thurs. | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
OR the Welcome Center Sunday Mornings

For more information, contact Rev. Page Hines (phines@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-5069.


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NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY UPDATE

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in North Texas Giving Day. Thanks to the incredible generosity of FUMCFW, over $10,000 was raised for the Mission – and we’re still tabulating results. We will give you final numbers before Halloween.

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

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NEW CLOTHING DONATION GUIDELINES

The Mission will now only accept new or gently used items. For a complete list of items, as well as a listing of other places to donate usable items that the Mission cannot accept, CLICK HERE.

Donations can be brought to FSMM:

Monday – Thursday | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Food 4 Kids

Food 4 Kids is a new 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.

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NEW 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 FSMM page for more information on programs and activities.

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10.6 – 10.10 CARTER WORK PROJECT

This week 125 volunteers from FUMCFW worked for the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project, in which Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, served as both hands-on participants and the driving force behind this very special Habitat build. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were also onsite during this historic build.

Click here for more information about this event. | Click here to see photos from this event!

CHANGE IN CLOSING CEREMONIES LOCATION

Due to predicted inclement weather on Saturday morning, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project closing ceremonies and Cowtown Brush Up kick off will be moved to the historic ASHTON DEPOT in Fort Worth -1501 Jones Street, 76102 (map) . We will meet at the Ashton Depot at 8:00 a.m. for a program to close out what has been a great week for the 2014 Carter Work Project and hopefully, weather permitting, launch a successful Cowtown Brush Up.
See you Saturday morning!

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

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10.5 – 10.26 PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE

Sunday mornings | 9:00 – 10:30 am | Foundation Building, 2nd Floor
$100 per couple | Limited space
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. For more information, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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9.21 – 10.23 ROOTS OF CHANGE

Sunday afternoons | 12:30 – 2:30 pm (potluck lunch)
Foundation Building | Room 274 | Led by Sharon West and Mike Phillips

Gandhi once said, “We must be the change we want to see in the world.” In a culture growing less civil and more violent, change often feels impossible. But there are some things we can learn about ourselves, our faith, and our relationships that can radically empower us to deal with the issues facing our world. Roots of Change is a two-hour weekly gathering lasting 10 weeks, designed to expose how patterns in our emotions impact how we work, think, pray and love. It is a life-changing journey into deep community that offers the opportunity to strengthen relationships and discover new insights into our lives. There is no charge but donations are accepted to continue this ministry. Child care is available upon request. Sharon West and Mike Phillips are both FUMCFW members who have participated in previous Roots of Change groups. Sharon has led multiple Roots groups over the last several years and Mike is in the process of changing his career to the field of Restorative Practices, largely as a result of his Roots experience. To register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.

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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10.13 SPECTRUM CONCERT SERIES

7:00 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel

Each year FUMCFW hosts the Spectrum Ensemble, comprised of the finest players from the Fort Worth and Dallas Symphony Orchestras for three performances in Leonard Memorial Chapel. The concerts are free of charge and followed by a reception in Room 154. For more information, please contact Taylor Davis (tdavis@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5074.


10. 14 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONCERT WITH DR. Z. RANDALL STROOPE

7:00 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel | Free admission

OSU Music will present “An American Journey” featuring the works of two composers: Presidential National Medal of Arts recipient, composer Morten Lauridsen, who also received an honorary doctorate from OSU in 2012 for his contribution to the arts and accomplished New York composer Matthew Harris. The OSU Concert Chorale, Chamber Choir and University Singers will be performing under the direction of Dr. Z. Randall Stroope and Dr. Christopher Haygood. Additionally, Steve Sander, Tenor, A Cappella choirs from Coppell High School, Newman Smith High School and Trinity High School as well as the Southlake Carroll High School Chorale will also perform.


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10.26 ANNE S. AND HENRY B. PAUP SANCTUARY PIPE ORGAN CONSECRATION SUNDAY

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Come, help celebrate the consecration of our new pipe organ! This significant First Church milestone culminates the plans, hopes and dreams of generations past, present and future. Be sure to take your place in this grand Sunday morning celebration in our church family.

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

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FIRST 7TH LAUNCHES WEEKLY SERVICE

Beginning the first Sunday of October, First 7th, our radically relevant, modern Methodist community will launch its weekly Sunday evening worship services. Join us in our final First 7th monthly preview service Sunday, September 21 in the Justin Building to learn more. Then, beginning October 1, our weekly First Church Sunday evening schedule will be:

5:00 – 5:30 pm | Light family supper
5:30 – 6:30 pm | First 7th Worship
6:30 – 7:30 pm | Discipleship discussion groups for children, youth, and adults

For more information about First 7th, discipleship groups, or the launch of weekly gatherings, CLICK HERE or contact Rev. Lance Marshall (lmarshall@myfumc.org).

Visit the First 7th page for more information on programs and activities.

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10.30 ROOM IN THE INN VOLUNTEER TRAINING
11.22 THANKSGIVING BASKETS
12.4 FESTIVAL OF TABLE AND TREES

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:

James L. Kentby Laura Jean Kent

Arliene Bryantby Laura Jean Kent

Carolyn Winn by Margaret Augustat

FMC Foundation In Memory Of:

Max & Pauline Thomason by John & Martha Thomason Inman

W.C.”Doc” Elizabeth Inman by John & Martha Thomason Inman

Robert Klabzuba by Klabzuba Oil & Gas

General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Jack Kalling by Danica Knight

Carolyn Winn by Jane and Martin Siegmund

Inez Haynes by Patricia Peterson, Good Neighbors Class

Dale Jeffers by Charlene & Mel Burdorf

Tom Teal by Melaine Henshaw

Habitat for Humanity In Memory Of:

Dale Jeffers by James Edson

Kids Hope In Memory Of:

Dale Jeffers by Kay Watkins

HONORARY GIFTS

Foundation Honorarium Fund In Honor Of:

Dr. Lamar Smith by Shirley Singletary

 

 

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