FUMC WEEKLY 10.31.14

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TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


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

Children First | 9:45 am | Sanctuary | Mister Mark Burrows | “Thank You” (Click here to read Mister Mark’s Blog)

DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall
Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Lance Marshall
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. Linda McDermott (Click here to read Tom’s Blog)

First 7th | Light Family Supper ($5) | 5:00 pm | Justin Bldg.
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. 


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page hines REV. PAGE HINES TO ASSUME NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE

Upon the recent retirement of Nancy Tully from her 14-year tenure as Director of Outreach Ministries, we are excited to announce that our own Reverend Page Hines will assume this position with a new title — and a somewhat different job description: Associate Pastor of Compassion and Justice Ministries. Stay tuned for more information as details of this new ministry unfold.

According to Senior Pastor, Dr. Tim Bruster, while most of Nancy’s former job description will be part of this new position, Page will also incorporate elements of her existing duties as Executive Director of the First Street Methodist Mission into the creation of this expanded ministry. “Page has both heart and passion for this work,” he adds, “and as Director of our First Street Mission since 2005 (in April 2014 Page became Executive Director of the First Street Mission and Elizabeth Becker assumed the role of Director), Page is intimately familiar with all the ways we are in ministry in this community and beyond.  Her experience in this kind of work prepares her well for this expanded role, as does her already existing network of relationships within our community: with the City of Fort Worth, other non-profit organizations, and other area churches.” We look forward to Page’s leadership of our expanded Compassion and Justice Ministries!


SId J_FinalWEBWHAT A CELEBRATION!

On the last day of last month, we celebrated 50 years during an evening event at the Fort Worth Convention Center in the ballroom. The event was the culmination of a season of celebration that included a spring breakfast for our outstanding Church staff; efforts by our city, state and national elected officials to mark the milestone with letters, proclamations and even a presentation from the pulpit by Congresswoman Kay Granger; a series of informational inserts in the Sunday bulletins to inform our members about the Foundation’s donors and what their funds have helped accomplish; and Foundation Sunday, when our exquisite FUMC Sanctuary was filled with song as well as words, sermon and prayers to honor the vision of our founders and the spirit of their foresight. That spirit will enable us to carry their commitment of generosity into the future, for generations to come.

Click here to read the rest of FMC Foundation Director Sid Johnson’s blog about the 50th Anniversary!


 1094_4445852It’s that time again . . .

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 2. Be sure to move your clocks back one hour on Saturday night!


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, November 2

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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BAPTISMS

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KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Sylvia Ostby
Chuck Mencke

BIRTHS

Conrad Alexander Watkins was born October 26, 2014.
Proud parents are Whitney and Kyle Watkins.

IN MEMORIAM

Kathleen Wunderlich
Dolores Cox
Kyle Humphrey
Wanda Ballard

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NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY UPDATE

Here’s the breakdown of the total of donations received on North Texas Giving Day 2014:
26.3 Million Dollars in Total Donations
98,000 Donations | 1,580 Nonprofits
First Street Methodist Mission received a total of:

$12,833.67

That total included a plus prize of $2,500 AND Bonus Funds of $842.24.
Once again, thank you for your support!


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 — November 2
“What Do United Methodists Believe?” Dr. Jim Abel, United Methodist Minister
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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NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We need you to offer your service to God and others through volunteer opportunities at FUMCFW.
This month we need:

Christmas Eve Greeters
First Street Mission Serving Opportunities
Chrismon Tree Decorators
Video Directors for eleven:eleven celebration and First 7th worship services

Click here to learn more!


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FESTIVAL OF TABLES & TREES

Tickets on sale starting Sunday, November 2

Looking for the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit? Then mark your calendar now for Festival of Tables & Trees on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Wesley Hall. Ticket sales begin Sunday, November 2 for this event filled with beautiful tables, delicious food, fun with friends — and the opportunity to support the Outreach efforts of FUMCFW.

Click here to learn more, buy tickets, sponsor a table, or make a donation.


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LAST CALL! 2014 CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY

This survey is your chance to make your voice heard as we begin our planning process for the next two years. Survey is closing soon — please let us hear from you!
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!

Historical FUMC Walking Tour

Confirmation classes are underway and the group took a “Historical FUMC Walking Tour” last Sunday! Here is the class in front of the original site of FUMCFW at Fourth and Jones. Click here to read Dr. Mike Marshall’s blog about the tour and Confirmation news for this Sunday!

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Click here, and scroll down to the Compassionate and accepting header, to see what one FUMC member had to say about what he most appreciates about our own Dr. Tim Bruster!

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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 | OUTREACH

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11.12 GOOD BOOK CLUB

5:30 – 6:00 pm | Dinner | Wesley Hall
6:00 – 7:00 pm | Good Book Club Children’s Wing, 2nd Floor
6:00 – 7:00 pm | Parents may stay and hear Play it Safe: How to Talk to your Child About Touch | Wesley Hall

Good Book Club offers an evening of great books for the kids and an informative session for 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 November 5.

Click here for information on the books selected for Good Book Club.


Halloween Carnival 10.14 PastorsOur pastors helped celebrate this year’s Halloween Carnival with Elsa, Ana, and even Spiderman! Thanks to all our members and guests who came out on Sunday!

Click here to share your photos from the 2014 Halloween Carnival!
Please make sure you allow your photos to finish uploading before exiting the page!
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Visit the Children’s Ministry page for more information on programs and activities.

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11.7 NOVEMBER PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT

6:30 – 11:00 pm | 3 mo. – 12 yrs.
$30 for first child | $40 for 2 | $45 for 3+ | $20 no show fee
Reservations due 11.5

It’s football season! Time to tailgate PNO style and wear your favorite team’s jersey and enjoy snacks, games, crafts, and a movie. Reservations are required and space is limited so make your reservation early to Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-4414. If you volunteer for the Children’s Ministry or in the Nursery on Sunday morning you will earn a Free Parents’ Night Out.

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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NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

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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11.5 FIRST WEDNESDAY DINNER

5 Guys Burgers & Fries (on Houston)
6:30 pm | Meet at the Justin Youth Building (801 W. 5th St)
7:30 pm | Pick up at the Justin

Join us at 6:30 pm the first Wednesday of each month for dinner.


Youth Retreats_social211.15 – 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.


Sign up NOW for 2015 Revolution Weekend!

January 17 – 19, 2015

Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center | Grades 7 – 12 | $125 for Youth | $50 for Adults

More details coming soon. Click here to register and pay now!


Confirmation classes are underway and the group took a “Historical FUMC Walking Tour” last Sunday! Click here to read Dr. Mike Marshall’s blog about the tour and Confirmation news for this Sunday!


Share your photos from Youth Events:

Downtown Scavenger Hunt | Middle School Retreat | Cowtown Brush Up | First Wednesday Dinners

Please make sure you allow your photos to finish uploading before exiting the page! 
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Visit the Youth page for more information on programs and activities.

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November Mission Sundays_HSNOVEMBER MISSION SUNDAYS: SHEETS AND TOWELS

In November, please bring sheets and towels to:
First Street Methodist Mission
Mon. – Thurs. | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
OR the Welcome Center Sunday Mornings

For more information, contact Elizabeth Becker (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-5068.


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THANKSGIVING BASKETS

Each Thanksgiving, First Street Methodist Mission works with area social service agencies to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to low income, elderly, and/or disabled families and individuals living in Fort Worth and the surrounding community. Thanksgiving Baskets are available with caseworker referral only.

11.22 ASSEMBLY IN WESLEY HALL

Volunteer opportunities for the entire community
Saturday | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet in Wesley Hall to receive instructions, and then we’ll work together to assemble, package and prepare Thanksgiving Baskets for delivery. Families, Sunday school classes, friend groups, neighbors — all are welcome! Volunteer /support opportunities for this church and community-wide opportunity include:

Volunteer to Assemble Food Boxes
Volunteer to Deliver Boxes to Local School or Church (Trucks and SUVs are Needed)
Volunteer to be a part of our hospitality team to greet and welcome our visitors receiving food
Donate $25, $50 or $100 to provide 1, 2, or 4 Thanksgiving Baskets

With your help, we’ll join hearts and hands to provide 1,000 local families with a holiday meal. Click here to sign up.


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NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY UPDATE

Here’s the breakdown of the total of donations received on North Texas Giving Day 2014:
26.3 Million Dollars in Total Donations
98,000 Donations | 1,580 Nonprofits
First Street Methodist Mission received a total of:
$12,833.67
That total included a plus prize of $2,500 AND Bonus Funds of $842.24. 
Once again, thank you for your support!


Food 4 Kids

food4kids backpack_450Food 4 Kids is a 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.

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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FESTIVAL OF TABLES & TREES

Tickets on sale starting Sunday, November 2

Looking for the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit? Then mark your calendar now for Festival of Tables & Trees on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Wesley Hall. Ticket sales begin Sunday, November 2 for this event filled with beautiful tables, delicious food, fun with friends — and the opportunity to support the Outreach efforts of FUMCFW.

Click here to learn more, buy tickets, sponsor a table, or make a donation.

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

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Sub_new_CCT 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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Visit the MWA page for more information on programs and activities.

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

First 7th In Memory Of:

Glen Johnston by Kay Watkins

First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:

James Van Buskirk by Jean Kent

Mary Lanelle Padget by Jennifer & Brian Jolin

Dale Jeffers by Anne & George Cude

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

Glenn Johnston by Sally & Clayton Stoldt, Jean Kent, James & Lynette Pittner, Mrs. J.W. Renfro

FMC Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

James Van Buskirk by Marilyn & Richard Gasser, Lee Roy & Joan Hahnfeld, Linda Monk, Mrs. J.W. Renfro

Outreach Ministries In Memory Of:

Charles Young by Nancy & Jack Fisher

HONORARY GIFTS

 First Street Methodist Mission In Honor Of:

Carlene Dennis by Covenant Class FUMC

 Kenya In Honor Of:

Nancy Tully by Carol McCarthy, Kim Ward, Teresa & Dennis Kathcart, Linda Gosdin, Liz & John Howard

 Outreach Ministries In Honor Of:

Nancy Tully by Nancy & Jack Fisher, Felecia & Brian Eaton

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