FUMC WEEKLY 10.24.14

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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 | Mr. Dan Garland

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: Elizabeth Wills

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

First 7th  | Light Family Supper ($5) | 5:00 pm | Justin Building (801 W. 5th Street)
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. 


10.26 Dan Garland_HS

tim_webThis week as we consecrate our spectacular new Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ, we are delighted to welcome Dan Garland, organ builder, to present the homily for this historic occasion in our church. If you have been fortunate enough to have heard Dan speak in presentations to various groups during the installation process, you’ll know why we invited Dan to speak as part of this very special worship service in the life of our church. Dan speaks out of a personal passion and deep understanding of the theology of our hymns. He will share with us out of his understanding of the role music — especially the music of a pipe organ — and how it enhances and deepens our experience of worship. This is more than an academic exercise for Dan — it is fundamental to his work and to his life. I hope you will join us for this important historic worship service and be among the first to welcome our new pipe organ to its special place in our hearts and in our sanctuary.

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TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, October 26

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MEMBER NEWS

IN MEMORIAM

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.

And, if you don’t really understand what all the fuss is about, check out Mister Mark’s special explanation below:


Now that you’re fully equipped to appreciate the true majesty of our new Anne S. and Hank B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday!!!


Methodist Info Class 2014_HSUNITED METHODIST INFORMATION CLASS

October 26 – November 16 (4 weeks) Sundays | 9:45 – 10:45 am

Room 351 | Host: Genesis Sunday School Class

This Sunday — October 26
“John Wesley and Methodist Beginnings” Leader: Dr. Lamar Smith, Associate Pastor
Guests, new members, and all interested in meeting new people, learning more about our denomination and our church, are welcome to join us for any or all of these informative sessions. There is no cost for materials or sessions.

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


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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:

 Chrismon Tree Decorators
Video Directors for eleven:eleven celebration and First 7th worship services
Communications Assistant

CONNECT Magazine staff — writers, photographers and reporters

Click here to learn more!


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LAST CALL!

2014 CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY

Have you completed your 2014 Congregational Survey? We’re extending the deadline to be sure you’ve had a chance 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.


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!

Children_Super Frog Visit 9.14 IMG_6559 2We have felt some much love and support from our church family since Tommy’s diagnosis. Super Frog’s visit with Tommy is just one incredible example out of many that demonstrates the love and kindness our family has received during this time. Tommy went from a perfectly healthy kid to a child with a big medical diagnose in a matter of a few weeks. We gave our support system only a few days’ notice that Tommy was going to be having brain surgery. Super Frog has always been one thing Tommy loves to talk about and before surgery it was the only thing that calmed him down. Because of that it became Mr. Mark’s mission to bring Super Frog to visit Tommy at school. He knew that recovery would be hard because Tommy isn’t allowed to run, jump, or play at recess. We are so grateful Mr. Mark worked so hard to bring Super Frog to brighten Tommy’s day. He still talks about him weeks later. Thank you, Mr. Mark, for all your hard work. Thank you also to Ms. Nina and the preschool staff for allowing Super Frog to come and interrupt their day.

— Danielle Walker

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!

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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
Begins Sunday, November 9 | 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 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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10.26 Youth Scavenger Hunt

10.26 YOUTH DOWNTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT

5:30 – 7:30 pm | Justin Building (801 W 5th St)
Middle & High School | Wear Your Costume

We decided we needed to change things up this weekend, so we’re going to do a Downtown Scavenger Hunt on Sunday night. We’ll do dinner in the Justin Building after choir at 5:30 then go off on the scavenger hunt in groups throughout downtown Fort Worth. Everyone should wear their costumes! There will be prizes.


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11.15 – 11.16 HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT

Lyle Lodge | $25 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

All current 9 – 12th graders 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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10.30 ROOM IN THE INN VOLUNTEER TRAINING

6:00 – 8:00 pm | Justin Youth Building

Want to become part of Room in the Inn, a life-changing ministry that provides shelter to individuals who are homeless during the three coldest months (December, January and February) and the two hottest months (July and August) 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. Thursday evenings 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.


 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.


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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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 Outreach 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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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 SERVICES

Our weekly First Church Sunday evening schedule is:

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

First 7th In Memory Of:

James Van Buskirk by Kay Watkins

First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:

Mike Supple by Lynne Supple-Young

James Van Buskirk by Jean Taylor

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

James M. Van Buskirk by Carol & Gary Anderson & Edith Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Buis

Glenn Johnston by Virginia Carrington, Bill & Sue Shaw, Kay Watkins, Kenneth Moffet

FMC Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Glenn H. Johnston by Roger Broom

James M. Van Buskirk by Judy Hatch & Family, Janet Sanford & Family, Ann & Wayne Maddox, Beverly Maynard, Carol & Bob McKenzie, Bill & Fran Mizell, The Roach Foundation, Jo-Ann & Randall Pliler

The Justice Ministry In Memory Of:

Tim Watson by Rosie & Mike Moncrief

HONORARY GIFTS

Kenya In Honor Of:

Nancy Tully by Carol McCarthy

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