FUMC WEEKLY 10.17.14

By October 17, 2014News

TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
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Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Rev. Linda McDermott

DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | &:30 am | Wesley Hall
Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Page Hines
Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Building

Chapel Communion | 10:30 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
Special Music: Dace Sultanov, cello

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

First 7th  | Light Family Supper ($5) | 5:00 pm | Justin Building | Rev. Lance Marshall (Click here to read Lance’s blog)
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.


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Rev. Linda McDermott
“Busted!”
Matthew 22:15 – 22

I am kind of obsessed with an English murder mystery series right now. The way the plot moves, new characters being introduced at key moments, veiled hints of potential motives, red herrings, and finally that scene where a simple slip of the tongue or subtle change in expression and — wham! — the truth is revealed and the guilty party is exposed for who they truly are. It’s the job of the lead detective (or in the case of the British, the Chief Inspector) to carefully maneuver the situation, often appearing naïve or even befuddled, tempting the guilty to let down his guard until his hand is exposed.

When I read the story in Matthew’s gospel about the Pharisees’ attempts to trick Jesus into incriminating himself and, therefore, sealing his fate, it seemed reminiscent of the techniques used in some of my favorite detective stories (re: Matthew 22: 15 – 22).

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF LINDA’S BLOG


Staff_Burrows, MarkFrom Mister Mark

First, I want to say thank you for supporting our new security measures in the Children’s Wing. Having the second floor doors for exit only will take some getting used to (especially for those of us who office right next to those doors),but we really appreciate your understanding.

Second, The Attendance Challenge:
Whichever Academy class has the best attendance for the month of October (based on class enrollment so it’s fair for all) will get a pancake party in November. The kids really get into this! We know pancakes aren’t the reason you entrust your children to our care each Sunday. We just thought we’d have a little fun!


10.19 Nancy Sunday_social10.19 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.

Special Welcome to Pauline and Bishop Joseph Ntombura visiting from Kenya!


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, October 19

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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Betty Wright
Kyle Humphrey

 

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10. 26 Organ Sunday_HS

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

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Celebrate the consecration of our new sanctuary 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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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!


NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS NOW FORMING

For couples in their 40s-early 50s with kids of all ages.
Beginning Sunday, November 9th | 9:30 am | Room 332
Led by Tom Hardgrove

This discussion-based class for couples in their 40s-early 50s is geared toward nurturing each other in faith and in life as we navigate —and learn to juggle — being disciples, spouses, and parents. In this class built especially for parents who are running, and sometimes stumbling, through similar journeys, we will will share comfort and encouragement from like minded others as we seek to feed our souls in lives overflowing with career and family.

For more information, please contact Rev. Casey Langley (clangley@myfumc.org)


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2014 CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY

Have you completed your 2014 Congregational Survey? The deadline has been extened and we need you to make your voice heard as we 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.


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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 our own Megan Davidson on her recent appointment as Chaplain at Southwestern. Click here to read the full article.


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2014 ADVENT EVENTS CALENDAR NOW ONLINE!

Make plans now to take part in this year’s First Church Advent 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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10.26 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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11.3 Senior Ministries Council Bus Trip to Ross Perot Museum

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet at Church to load bus
$20 per person, payable at the bus, includes admission, box lunch and bus fare
Reservations Due 10.31

With 180,000 square feet of space, standing 170 feet tall (equivalent to an average 14-story building) the revolutionary Perot Museum extends beyond the typical “museum” perception. To reserve your spot, or if you have questions, please contact Ann Maddox (waymad@juno.com) at 817/560-7323.


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CLICK HERE TO RSVP ONLINE NOW!


NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS NOW FORMING

For couples in their 40s-early 50s with kids of all ages.
Beginning Sunday, November 9th | 9:30 am | Room 332
Led by Tom Hardgrove

This discussion-based class for couples in their 40s-early 50s is geared toward nurturing each other in faith and in life as we navigate —and learn to juggle — being disciples, spouses, and parents. In this class built especially for parents who are running, and sometimes stumbling, through similar journeys, we will will share comfort and encouragement from like minded others as we seek to feed our souls in lives overflowing with career and family.

For more information, please contact Rev. Casey Langley (clangley@myfumc.org)

 

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

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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.

 

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

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10.3 Room in the Inn Volunteer Training

6:00 – 8:00 pm | Justin Youth Building (801 W. 5th Street)

Room in the Inn is a life-changing ministry that provides shelter to individuals who are homeless during the three coldest and the two hottest months every year.

Make plans now to attend the mandatory training session to learn how YOU can help FUMCFW and First Street Methodist Mission help 12 single men find relief from the extreme temperatures every Thursday evening this winter.

Volunteers set up the facility, prepare the beds, make a meal, stay overnight and transport our guests to and from the Day Resource Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

CLICK HERE for more information, or to sign up to volunteer

OR contact Elizabeth Becker (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-5068.

 


 

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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10.19 2015 COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP INFORMATION MEETING

10:30 – 10:55 am | Room 154

All adults (18 and older) interested in learning more about our next Costa Rica Mission Trip from July 10 – 20, 2015, led by Rev. Chuck Graff, are invited to attend this brief and informative meeting. Contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 for more information.

 

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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10.26 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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11.22 THANKSGIVING BASKETS
12.4 FESTIVAL OF TABLE AND TREES

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

FMC Foundation Fund for Betty and Glenn H. Johnston Endowment for Youth Ministries In Memory Of:

Glenn Johnston by Carlene & Jim Dennis, Margie Alexander, Betty Clements, Patsy Hatfield, Marcia Wren

FMC Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

James M. Van Buskirk by Ann Corpening, R.L. & Ann Dowdell, Beverlee Nix, Martha Slover & Family, Pat & Arch Van Meter, Dr. & Mrs. Doyle Beavers, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Eaton, Jayne Landers, Jack & Glenda Rattikin, Pat Singleton, Lynn Welton-Beatty & Robert E. Beatty Jr., Harry & Violet Wickes

FMC Foundation Mission and Outreach Fund In Memory Of:

Dale Jeffers by Karen & Bill Hunn

General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

  Mike Supple by James Hunsinger

  Inez Haynes by Bettye McDaniel

HONORARY GIFTS

FMC Foundation Honorarium Fund In Honor Of:

Kelly Richmond by Carolyn Bellah

Dr. Tim Bruster by Bob & Paige Russey

General Fund In Honor Of the Marriage Of:

Ann & Steve O’Kelley by Cathie & Bronson Davis

 

 

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