THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Traditional Worship | Casey Langley | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary
DiscipleChurch | Anna Troy | 8:30 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel
Chapel Communion | Dr. Len Delony & Dr. Mike Marshall | 10:30 – 11:00 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel
eleven:eleven celebration | Charles Gaby, MA, LPC | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall
“Tell It To Your Children”
Ms. Casey Langley, Director of Youth Ministries
A Word About Worship from Rev. Linda McDermott
Most of us already know that being a United Methodist is rooted in a history of methodical study and service in the early “societies” of students as Oxford University in England- among them, a leader named John Wesley- which led to our early moniker: Methodists. Even today, the process, requirements, and journey into ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church is filled with methodical study and service requirements that are not to be entered into lightly! Educational and experiential expectations are rigorous. The local church community is an integral part of this process, helping to shape, encourage, and offer discernment to those engaged on this path.
First United Methodist Church has been walking alongside men and women entering into ordained ministry for many, many years. In my own experience, this local church, this particular congregation was instrumental in my understanding of my own call into ordained ministry- as well as in my husband’s. I remember some of the “saints” who helped shape that early journey- Anne Sherman, Harriet Griffen, Faires Kuykendall, Jake Shelly, Sue Engellend, Gil Ferrell, C. C. Sessions – just to name a very few in a large community of persons who guided, nurtured, and challenged me in this process.
READ DR. TIM BRUSTER’S BLOG HERE:
GPS Online Daily Devotional
It’s easy to forget, especially when we’re busy or overwhelmed, that 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 the GPS page daily (here) to get your bearings — or subscribe to GPS updates by email. For more information, contact Rev. Gena Anderson (email@example.com).
Classes Meeting on Sunday, October 27
Aldersgate Couples | Room 333 | 9:30 am
Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:30 am
Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | Dr. Len Delony
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 | Class Brunch
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 | Dr. Mike Stedman
Journey | Room 230 | 9:45 am | Hosting United Methodist Information Class
Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | Tom Cockerell
Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | Evil in a Moral Universe: An Old Testament View | Cathie & Bronson Davis
New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | Guatemala Ministry | Peg Meyer
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 | Dr. Luther Henry
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
Hunter Charles Wallace, son of Laura & Walter Wallace
Dr. Gil Ferrell
For reservations, contact your Circle Leader or Betty Pinkerton (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/625-0902 by Thursday, October 31.
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.
11.1 November Parents’ Night Out
6:30 – 11:00 pm | Ages: 3mo. – 12yrs. | Cost: $30 for 1, $40 for 2, $45 for 3+ | $20 no show fee
The theme is Fall/Harvest. Activities include: games, crafts, snacks & a movie. Space is limited. Reservations due Oct. 30 to Paula Wagstaff (email@example.com) at 817/870-9174.
*** Remember, if you volunteer for the Children’s Ministry or in the Nursery on Sunday morning you will earn a Free Parents’ Night Out.
For more information on any of the Children’s Programs, please contact Nikki McInnis (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5086.
10.28 FUMCFW Golf Tournament
9:00 am Shotgun Start
Lost Creek Golf Course | $40 per person Guests Welcome | Men & Women
Postponed due to rain, our annual FUMCFW Golf Tournament will now tee off on 10.28!
If you were signed up, you still are; please let us know if anything has changed. And, you can still sign up if the new date works better for you. Cost of this four-person scramble includes green fee, cart and lunch, and is payable at the tournament. Please contact Tournament Director, Wayne Maddox (email@example.com) at 817/560-7323 or Rev. Chuck Graff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5065 to register.
10.27 Genesis Couples
9:45 am | Room 351
Interested in finding a Sunday School class? Join Genesis Class October 27 for brunch at 9:45 in room 351. A class for young couples age 20 – 40, Genesis Couples emphasizes, studies for personal growth, Biblical study, and fellowship. Contact Lindsey Childs (email@example.com) 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. This transformative ministry helps build relationships that can be vital in ending homelessness. To help, you must complete an evening of training. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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, and the difficulty of recovering from 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. If you have questions about start up kits and how you can help, please call Charme Robarts, FSMM Assistant Director (email@example.com) at 817/335-6080, ext.103.
11.16 Habitat for Humanity
All Women’s Build | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Calling all handy-women — and any who would like to be! Get free training, compliments of Habitat for Humanity, on construction-related tasks, and then hone those new handy skills at our first-ever all-women’s build. For more information, contact Nancy Tully (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5063. Click here to sign up!
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).
No new news this week, check back next time or visit the CCM page on our website.
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.
12.5 FESTIVAL OF TABLES AND TREES
Noon – 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm | Wesley Hall
More information soon!
Betty and Glenn H Johnston Endowment for Youth Ministries In Honor of:
Glenn Johnston for his 103rd Birthday
Children’s Ministry Fund In Honor of:
Baptism of Hunter Charles Wallace by Grandparents Sandy & Charlie Gillis
First Street Methodist Mission Fund In Honor of:
Carol Harrell by Karen, David & Robert Stewart
General Memorial Fund In Memory of:
Sargent Hill by Margaret & Jerry Dawson
Mission Fund In Memory of:
Betty Crawford by Jamie Peebles
David George by Elizabeth & Sam Gill
Bob McCrary by Deborah Sanford
Thanksgiving Baskets Fund In Memory of:
Bob McCrary by Suzi & Joe Schlecte
This Sunday, Casey Langley will be preaching as a part of her requirements for becoming an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church. Casey already provides excellent leadership for our youth and their families as she serves as the Director of Youth Ministries and she brings her own insights and wisdom to the overall ministries of this congregation as a member of our program staff. She completed her educational requirements (Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary) before arriving at FUMC and is now completing additional steps toward ordination, which include service and experience in leadership. Any of us who know Casey or have worked with her know of her passionate commitment to our students and her respect for their wisdom, their searchings, and their struggles as they engage their own faith journey. She will bring that same passion to the pulpit this Sunday.
Each one of us as members of this congregation and the United Methodist Church are a part of the nurturing, guiding, and challenging component that shapes the leadership of the church, especially those who are still early in the process. As of today, FUMC is the sponsoring church for several ministerial candidates, including Casey, Kelly Anderson, Christie Tullis, Anna Troy, and Lance Marshall. Paul reminds us to be encouragers of one another as each one of us seeks to answer our own call to ministry in this world. It is a joy and a responsibility to be part of the community of faith surrounding those with encouragement as they answer their call to ordained ministry and leadership in the church. I look forward to seeing you in church this Sunday!