THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Traditional Worship | Dr. Tim Bruster | 9:30 am & 11:00 am | Sanctuary
DiscipleChurch | Rev. Brooks Harrington | 8:30 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel
Chapel Communion | Dr. Len Delony | 10:30 – 11:00 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel
eleven:eleven celebration | Charles Gaby, MA, LPC | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall
Second in the series, Faith and Doubt
“A Living, Reasoned Faith“
Faith and Doubt through the lens of Experience and Reason
This past week the program staff and clergy had the opportunity to participate in a special celebration. On Tuesday morning we all went up to the room where the Nello group was playing dominoes to wish our oldest member a very happy birthday. When we sang to Glenn Johnston, we were a few days early. His 103rd birthday was Saturday, October 12. Glenn has been very active in First United Methodist Church since he became a member seventy-four years ago on April 16, 1939. Not only is he a part of the Nello group, but Glenn was also a member of the Fishermen’s Club.
Getting a little lost in the hurry scurry of your day-to-day?
Here’s GPS — our brand new FUMCFW online daily devotional.
A GPS, or Global Positioning System, is a space-based satellite navigation system in our car that can making finding the way to an unfamiliar destination much easier.
Have you ever wished for a similar system for navigating the unfamiliar roads life sometimes takes us on? It’s easy to forget, especially when we’re busy or overwhelmed, that God offers a similar GPS to guide us through our days. Praying, reading Scripture, and going to church all help us pay attention to God’s guiding presence in our lives.
To help you stay on course with your spiritual life, we offer this GPS: God’s Positioning System to provide ongoing navigational help in the form of a daily Scripture, a reflective thought, and a simple prayer. We pray that this will be a transformative experience for you.
Visit this space daily to get your bearings — or subscribe to GPS by entering your email address in the space provided in the upper right corner of your screen. For more information about FUMCFW’s GPS, contact Rev. Gena Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Classes Meeting on Sunday, October 20
Aldersgate Couples | Room 333 | 9:30 am
Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:30 am
Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | Carl Stenger
Creative Couples | Room 321 | 9:45 am
Downtown Singles | Room 340-341 | 10:50 am
Foundations | Room 336 | 9:30 am
Genesis Couples | Room 351 | 9:45 am | Peter, Paul and Holy Spirit | Dr. Lamar Smith
Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am | “Where the Bible Came From” | Dr. David Grant
8:30 am In-Depth Bible Study | Room 350 | The Letters of Paul: When, Where & Why | Dr. Lamar Smith
Inquirers | Room 352 | 9:30 am | Betty Rodgers & Angel, her service dog
Journey | Room 230 | 9:45 am | Hosting United Methodist Information Class
Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | Update: The Church Organ & Sanctuary Alterations | Jim Whitton, Board of Trustees, Chairman
Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | “Spirituality of the Rest of Us” | Stan Hagadone
New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | The Heroes of the New Testament | Karl Alexander
New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am
Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am
Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | When Helping Hurts | Carrie & Ken Hinze
Trinity Fellowship | Room 340-341 | 9:30 am | Jesus for the Non-Religious | (meet in Room 272 in Foundation Bldg) | Dr. Mitzi Ellington
Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am | Donna Harris
Veriditas | Room 272F (Foundation Building) | 9:30 am | Book Study: Jesus for the Non-Religious | Dr. Mitzi Ellington
Wesley Bible | Room 350 | 9:30 am | Dr. Ron Ballard
Robert W. Davie
10.19 & 11.16 Have you signed up for the FUMCFW Habitat for Humanity Build?
It’s not too late to be part of this opportunity to put a family in their own home. This year, FUMCFW is sponsoring two different Habitat for Humanity Builds.
Saturday, October 19: Fall Fellowship Build
Morning shift: 8:00 am – Noon| Afternoon shift: Noon – 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 16: All Women’s Build | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Special training opportunities offered before the build | Lunch provided
10.20 – 11.10 UNITED METHODIST INFORMATION CLASS
Sunday Mornings | 9:45 – 10:45 am | Room 230 | Hosted by the Journey 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 sessions.
“John Wesley and Methodist Beginnings”
Leader: Dr. Gil Ferrell, Former Seminary Professor and Wesley Scholar
“What Do United Methodists Believe?”
Leader: Dr. Lamar Smith, Associate Pastor
“The Rich Heritage of FUMC Fort Worth”
Leader: Barry Hudson, Chair, Communications Committee
*This Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time
“There Is a Place For You to Love God, Serve People, Transform Lives!”
Leaders: Carolyn Stephens, Lay Ministry Chair; & other lay leaders
This session includes a facility tour and will last until noon.
10.27 RETIREMENT PARTY FOR KENT KILBOURNE — We’re all invited!
Kent is retired and feeling fantastic! Let’s join the celebration at this come-and go-reception at St. Paul United Methodist Church (852 W. Bedford-Euless Road Hurst, TX 76053) on Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
10.29 – 11.7 HELP CREATE A CANCER-FREE WORLD
Join the American Canter Society’s new CPS-3, a new 20-year study to help the ACS determine how genetics, lifestyle and environment affect cancer — with the goal of preventing this devastating disease for future generations. If you’re between 30 and 55 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer, enroll in this long-term study (follow-up is via periodic surveys you can take at home). Enrollment hosted 10.29 – 11.7 at Tarrant County College (all campuses at specific times and dates). Schedule your appointment at www.cancerstudyTX.org or 1.888.604.5888. To learn more, check out http://youtu.be/XhBjT8F8j4E.
10.29 BRITE DIVINITY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
TCU Campus | 2925 Princeton Street
This is a special opportunity for anyone interested in graduate theological education. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is available online (brite.edu/openhouse.asp) or by calling 817/257-7513.
11.5 UMW LUNCHEON
11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $10
Michelle Prince, Motivational Speaker: “Busy Being Busy…. But Getting Nothing Done?”
Are you busy? Who isn’t these days? But if you are busy being busy — and getting nothing done, overwhelmed by your schedule and responsibilities, you don’t have to live that way any longer. In this presentation, Michelle Prince shares powerful tips and techniques to make you more productive in your personal and professional life. She will show you how to get more done in less time while still enjoying the journey. Put down those juggling balls and walk with Michelle to overcome procrastination and take action now!
For reservations, contact your Circle Leader or Betty Pinkerton (email@example.com) at 817/625-0902 by Thursday, October 31.
LAY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE
The Lay Leadership Committee (formerly the Nominations Committee) has begun its work; and there’s still time to offer your assistance. Please consider people that you believe would provide capable leadership for our church. To submit your suggestions, please provide their names, the position(s) recommended and the reasons for your suggestions. For a list of committees, please stop by the Welcome Center.
You may mail your suggestions to the church at 800 West Fifth Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, Attn: Pam Erlandson, or email them to her (firstname.lastname@example.org.) You may also bring them to the main church office. Please understand that a recommendation does not automatically mean a nomination.
HOLY LAND TRIP
Interested in a trip to the Holy Land? Susan and Tim Bruster are leading a group June 22 – July 2, 2014. The cost of the trip is $4,819 per person. If you would like to be placed on the list to receive trip information, please contact Pam Erlandson (email@example.com) at 817/339-5062. You may also find more trip information at: bit.ly/18E47lO.
3:00 – 5:00 pm
5th street & Justin parking lot
Admission: A canned good for the Mission
Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy bounce houses, pony rides, circus train, story telling, games, cookie walk, crafts, and a costume parade! Interested in volunteering? Interested in volunteering? Contact Kara Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go to bit.ly/1b6puki to sign up!
For more information on any of the Children’s Programs, please contact Nikki McInnis (email@example.com) at 817/339-5086.
10.27 Genesis Couples
9:45 am | Room 351
Interested in finding a Sunday School class? Join Genesis Class October 27th for brunch at 9:45 in room 351. A class for young couples age 20 – 40 that emphasizes, studies for personal growth, Biblical study and fellowship. Contact: Lindsey Childs at (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Hope to see you there!
No new news this week, check back next time or visit the Youth page on our website.
OCTOBER MISSION SUNDAYS: BLANKETS
The cool nights of October make this the perfect time to collect blankets for Mission Sundays. Please bring blankets to FSMM during regular donation hours, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or to the Welcome Center on Sunday. Remember: Small Gifts, Big Difference!
11.7 ROOM IN THE INN VOLUNTEER TRAINING
6:00 – 7:00 pm | First Street Methodist Mission
Room in the Inn offers refuge during the hottest and coldest months of the year to those who are unsheltered. Volunteers offer a safe evening of rest, home cooked meals and fellowship with our guests and with each other. In addition to the most basic essentials, guests are shown love, respect and compassion. This transformative ministry helps build relationships that can be vital in ending homelessness. If you would like to be a part of this dynamic ministry, you must complete an evening of training. Reservations are not needed. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Becker (email@example.com) at 817/339-8886.
YOUR HELP DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Homeless for over four years, LJ struggled through life on the streets and in shelters, as well the difficulty of recovering from a drug addiction. His struggle paid off. In early October, after working through Recovery Resource Council’s Project New Start, he received the keys to his own apartment. That’s where you came in. Contributions to FSMM enabled us to provide LJ a startup kit with linens, kitchen items, cleaning products, and things for personal hygiene. The Mission provides several of these kits per month as people make their way home. Thank you for your part in this Big Difference.
If you have questions about start up kits and how you can help, please call Charme Robarts, FSMM Assistant Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/335-6080, ext.103.
Ever wonder how changing a light bulb, painting a wall, or doing yard work can help spread God’s love? Neighbor2Neighbor is your opportunity. Neighbor2Neighbor is a new ministry focused on providing light home care to persons in the FUMC congregation for a few hours one Saturday per month. To volunteer, contact Nancy Tully (email@example.com) or Kenny Wall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
10.26 HIGHER LOVE: RESTORATIVE PRACTICES FOR COUPLES
9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Foundation Building, Room 274 | $45 per person (includes lunch)
Led by Charles Gaby & Jen Lawson | Registration deadline October 20
Every relationship encounters conflicts, and what we do with these conflicts can make or break a marriage. Unfortunately most of us have also learned scripts for managing conflict that exacerbate the issues, leaving many couples either partially numb and disconnected or intensely angry and hurt. Learn how to heal the hurt, deepen connection and give your relationship what it needs. Dress in exercise or yoga attire as this workshop involves movement. For more information or to register, contact Marianne Wilson (email@example.com) at 817/339-5071.
10.20 – 11.17 LIVING THROUGH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
9:30 am | Sundays | Foundation Building | 2nd Floor | Entrance on East side | Free & Open to all | Optional Guidebook $5
“Living Through Grief”, led by Charme Robarts, caseworker at First Street Methodist Mission and Rev. Phyllis McDougal, Associate Pastor, is a group for those who have experienced the death of someone close. Participants will find a safe and secure opportunity to listen and learn, participate and grow, and share as you wish in a community of caring persons to support you through your journey of grief. To register, contact Gayle Ammerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5091. For more information, contact Charme (email@example.com) at 817/335-6080, Ext. 103 or Phyllis (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5082.
No new news this week, check back next time or visit the MWA page on our website.
No new news this week. For more information about this exciting new ministry, go to www.first7th.org.
11.8 – 11.9 CHURCHWIDE CAMPING TRIP
Mineral Wells State Park
Contact Rev. Chuck Graff (email@example.com) at 817/339-5065 for details.
First Street Methodist Mission Fund In Honor of:
Marianne Brants by Jo-Alice Davis
Justice Ministry Fund In Memory of:
Bob Cameron by Kay Yount
Mission Fund In Memory of:
Mary Rhodes by Doris Matthews Family Aunt Dot,Candy & Amber
Betty Crawford by Jamie Peebles
Jim Kent by Jean Kent
Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory of:
Bob McCrary by The Law Offices of Henry B. Paup
The Fishermen’s Club was organized by Dr. Lamar Smith when he was associate pastor back in the 1950’s and 60’s to visit in the homes of people who were prospective members of the church. Lamar reports that Glenn was one of the most faithful visitors, reaching out to people to invite and welcome them into the church.
What a great celebration! In an age when we quickly move from one thing to another, he reminds us of the power of what author Eugene Peterson called “a long obedience in the same direction.” Glenn’s faithfulness to Christ and the church through the decades is an inspiration!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GLENN!
Grace and Peace,