FUMC WEEKLY 10.3.14

By October 3, 2014News

TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
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Traditional Worship | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

Children First | 9:45 am | Sanctuary | Mister Mark Burrows (Click here to read Mark’s blog)
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DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall
Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Dave Purcell (Click here to read Dave’s blog)
Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Building

Chapel Communion | 10:30 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
Special Music: Robbie Higgs, 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 | Lance Marshall (Click here to read Lance’s blog)
Discipleship Discussion Groups | 6:30 pm

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


tim_webDear Friends,

This coming Sunday, October 5, is a big day for our church and our First 7th worshiping community. For the past few months, as First 7th grew and gained momentum; they have held worship every four weeks. All this time — under the leadership of Reverend Lance Marshall and with the help of many committed members and friends — the community has been engaged in Bible studies, theology discussion groups, discipleship groups, service projects and worship services. They have now reached an important milestone as they begin weekly worship services.

 

First 7th Worship is from 5:30 to 6:30 each Sunday evening in Wesley Hall. There is childcare for little ones and children’s ministry activities for elementary aged-kids. The First 7th service is truly unique. It is on the cutting edge of living out our United Methodist heritage in new and modern ways. The service is for everyone of all ages — not just young adults. Before the service at 5:00 there is a light supper — a great time for sharing food and fellowship. Following the service, there are discipleship groups for all ages from 6:30 – 7:30.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF TIM’S BLOG


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2014 CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY

With prayerful consideration of your current interests and concerns, we present our 2014 Congregational Survey. Based on your responses, we will begin shaping our focus for the coming two years.
Click here to take this survey online, or fill out a printed survey form in the Welcome Center and main Church Office by October 15 to make sure your opinion is counted!


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, October 5

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Dennis Kathcart
Rosie Wilson

IN MEMORIAM

Juanita Ozee
James VanBuskirk
Kenneth Tudor
Elizabeth “Betty” Shipman

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We need you to offer your service to God and others through one of the following volunteer opportunities at FUMCFW:

Greeters for Organ Consecration Sunday, October 26
Chrismon Tree Decorators 
11:11 Celebration Video Director
First 7th Service Video Director
Check the Welcome Center for a flyer with a detailed list of volunteer jobs to find out how YOU can get involved!


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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 DrWillie 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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ADVENT CALENDAR IS NOW ONLINE

Wondering what FUMCFW has planned for Advent? Click here to save these dates now to be part of all the worship opportunities and activities at First Church. More details coming soon!


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CHURCHES IMPACT FORT WORTH FUTURE BY LOU ANN BLAYLOCK

Click here to see the op-ed in the Fort Worth Star Telegram by Lou Ann Blaylock, Executive Director of the Roach Foundation and president of the First Methodist Church of Fort Worth Foundation, about the impact the Foundation and FUMCFW have had on downtown Fort Worth.

Click here to download a PDF of the article.


Public Health Update from Mayor Betsy Price

Dear Faith Leaders, 

I wanted to take a moment to drop you a quick note about the Ebola situation in Dallas. We’ve had a few briefings with our Emergency Management and Tarrant County Public Health officials. I’m glad to report that our public health team and our first responders are prepared and ready to protect citizens and assist our friends in Dallas County. There are no cases of Ebola in Tarrant County. Moreover, there is no indication that the people who had direct contact with the infected individual 
live in Tarrant County. 

Fortunately, Ebola is not airborne (like some movies would like to hypothesize for a more sensational story). It can only be spread by contact with bodily fluids from an infected person who is sick. We’re also very fortunate to have top notch healthcare and public health systems in the U.S. Our Tarrant County Public Health officials continue to actively monitor the situation in Dallas, and they remain in close contact with our local, state and federal health experts. At this time, the experts are pretty confident that this infection will be stopped in Dallas. We’ll keep you updated with any new information as it comes. 
In the meantime, I’ve attached a fact sheet about the illness that we are sharing with employees and citizens. I’d encourage you to share this with your team and your congregation at your discretion. 
As far as any needs in Dallas, I think the best way our faith community can help is to ensure we limit the fear of the unknown and help fight myths (like the myth of Ebola being an airborne illness). There are no needs at this time for donations or volunteers.
So, let’s educate citizens on the facts about this illness, let people know there is not an immediate threat to the general public at this time, and continue to pray for this infected man who has a steep hill to climb in fighting this illness. Let’s also pray for his family and those who had contact with him. They all will be in isolation until the doctors are confident they are not infected.
Thanks for your prayers and support. 
Betsy
Click here for more information.


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ATTENTION ALL CARTER WORK PROJECT VOLUNTEERS

We will be handing out Carter Work Project t-shirts, goodie bags, and name badges this Sunday, October 5, in front of the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.
Habitat for Humanity has requested that all volunteers wear their t-shirts and they MUST WEAR their name badges.

If you cannot pick up on Sunday, contact Nancy Tully (ntully@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5063 to make other arrangements.

Click here to download a PDF of the Volunteer Manual that contains all the information you need to be prepared for your Carter Work Project experience.


Costa Rica_HS10.19 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.


 WE NEED YOUR EXTRA VASES

If you have any vases that you no longer need, the Flower Ministry would love to take them off your hands! Bring donations to the Main Office or the Welcome Center anytime during the week or on Sunday mornings.


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10.10 – 10.11 JESUS SEMINAR ON THE ROAD

Westar’s regional programs, called Jesus Seminars on the Road (JSOR), bring Westar Fellows into conversation with interested non-specialists across North America. Led by recognized scholars, these locally-hosted, accessible programs explore current issues in biblical and theological research.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


 

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.


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 was a hard decision and was not made in a bubble. We brought in security contractors, worked with a security task force from the Foundation, and the Children’s Council met on the issue. The overwhelming consensus was that the minor inconvenience of entering through the first floor doors was nothing compared with the added level of security all our children gain by simply having one monitored entrance. This will take some getting used to, but anything we can do to ensure greater security of your children is worth it!


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10.8 GOOD BOOK CLUB & DR. DAVID WELSH PARENTING EVENT

5:30 – 6:00 pm | Dinner | Wesley Hall
6:00 – 7:00 pm* | Good Book Club | Children’s Wing, 2nd Floor
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Dr. David Welsh Presentation | Wesley Hall
*Children whose parents stay for the parenting session can be picked up in the movie room (261) at 7:30 pm

The first Good Book Club kicks off with an evening of great books for the kids and a presentation for parents by Dr. David Welsh: Common Mistakes Made by Kind and Loving Parents.
Families are welcome to eat dinner together, then kids can go to Good Book Club and parents can attend the presentation. Dinner donations encouraged but not required. Childcare is available for children too young for Good Book Club with a reservation to Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) by October 5.

CLICK HERE for information on the books selected for Good Book Club.


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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.

 

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 next week!

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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ATTENTION ALL CARTER WORK PROJECT VOLUNTEERS

We will be handing out Carter Work Project t-shirts, goodie bags, and name badges this Sunday, October 5, in front of the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.
Habitat for Humanity has requested that all volunteers wear their t-shirts and they MUST WEAR their name badges.

If you cannot pick up on Sunday, contact Nancy Tully (ntully@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5063 to make other arrangements.

Click here to download a PDF of the Volunteer Manual that contains all the information you need to be prepared for your Carter Work Project experience.

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.

 

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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10.26 ORGAN CONSECRATION SUNDAY
12.4 FESTIVAL OF TABLE AND TREES

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Margaret Jennett by Ronald Q. Jennett

Arliene Bryant by Bill and Fran Mizell

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

Dale Jeffers by Roger Broom

HONORARY GIFTS

Foundation Honorarium Fund In Honor Of:

Dr. Lamar Smith by Eva and Neil Isbell

Rev. Linda McDermott by Nancy Cook

The Organ Fund In Honor Of:

Carol & Jack Benson by Kay Johnson

 

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