FUMC WEEKLY 10.4.13

By October 4, 2013News

THIS SUNDAY | TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

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“Listening to the Bible”

What does the Bible have to say today?

Dr. Tim Bruster

John 20:19 – 28 and Matthew 28:16 – 17

 

 

Friends,

How do we experience the grace of God? Throughout the centuries, communities of followers of Jesus have discovered that there are intentional ways we can experience the grace of God. We have come to call these “means of grace.”

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, identified several of these that fall into two categories — “works of piety” and “works of mercy.”
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THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

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Communion served in all services

Traditional Worship
Dr. Tim Bruster
9:40 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel
11:00 am | Sanctuary

Children First
Mr. Mark Burrows
Theme: Remember
9:45 | Sanctuary

DiscipleChurch
Rev. Page Hines
8:30 am
Leonard Memorial Chapel

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Charles Gaby, MS, LPC
11:11 am
Wesley Hall

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TEACHERS & TOPICS

Classes Meeting on Sunday, October 6

Aldersgate Couples | Room 333 | 9:30 am | Attending Children First in the Sanctuary

Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:30 am | Class Brunch

Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | Dr. Bill Longsworth

Creative Couples | Room 321 | 9:45 am

Downtown Singles | Room 340-341 | 10:50 am

Foundations | Room 336 | 9:45 am | TBA

Genesis Couples | Room 351 | 9:45 am | Attending Children First in the Sanctuary

Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am | FUMC Foundation Update | Sid Johnston, Director     

8:30 am In-Depth Bible Study | Room 350 | Dr. Lamar Smith | The Letters of Paul: When, Where & Why

Inquirers | Room 352 | 9:30 am

Journey | Room 230 | 10:00 am | Wired Word | Shelly Green

Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | TBA

Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | “First Street Methodist Mission” | Rev. Page Hines, Director

New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | Criminal Justice in Tarrant County | Don Hase

New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am | Book of Judges | Tracey Smith

Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am | Attending Children First in the Sanctuary

Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | Carl Stenger

Trinity Fellowship | Room 340-341 | 9:30 am | Meeting w/ Veriditas in Room 272F | Dr. Mitzi Ellington

Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am | Tom Fullerton    

Veriditas | Room 272F (Foundation Building) | 9:30 am | Book Study: Jesus for the Non-Religious by Bishop John Shelby Spong | Dr. Mitzi Ellington

Wesley Bible | Room 350 | 9:30 am | Dr. Ron Ballard

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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Carol Rasco

BAPTISMS

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Tanner Heath Hester, daughter of Elizabeth and Bill Hester

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Mark Weston Voss, son of Catherine and Weston Voss

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Linda Allen
Frances Cooper

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CHURCHWIDE NEWS

 

TOMORROW! Meet us in the Chapel at 8:30 am for a special morning of faith — in action!

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It’s time for FAITHWORKS – an exciting variety of  volunteer opportunities designed to put our faith into action. Sign up here — or just show up ready to do some good in our community from 8:30 – noon. FaithWorks offers volunteer opportunities for all ages —  anyone and everyone is invited!  Join us this Saturday morning at 8:30 for worship in Leonard Memorial Chapel followed by instruction on the various projects. See you there!

 

RUN FOR THE HOMELESS

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LAY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

The Lay Leadership Committee (formerly the Nominations Committee) will begin their work early in October, and would like 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 (perlandson@myfumc.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 (perlandson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5062. You may also find more trip information at: bit.ly/18E47lO.

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MINISTRY NEWS

CHILDREN | ADULTS | YOUTH | MISSION | CCT | MWA | FIRST7TH | OUTREACH

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10.6 MR. MARK’S NEW BOOK IS OUT!

10:30 am & Noon | In the Garden

Join him for a Book Signing! Mr. Mark has a new book out called “Little Things Aren’t Little When You’re Little.” The proceeds from the sale of the books will go to the “Let the Children Come Campaign.” Each child who buys a $10 book will be given a card so they may choose the specific ministry that their purchase will benefit.

10.13 – 10.18 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Sunday | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Monday – Friday | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Scholastic Book fair will be in the Children’s Area on Sunday and through the week during preschool hours.
All profits benefit the preschool and Parents’ Day Out. Everyone is welcome to come and browse!

 

10.20 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

Interested in volunteering? Contact Kara Lawrence (karaleigh87@gmail.com) or go to bit.ly/1b6puki to sign up!

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10.9 CHRISTIAN IDENTITY IN A PLURALISTIC WORLD

6:30 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall

Dr. Robert Hunt, Director of Global Theological Education at Perkins School of Theology, joins us at FUMC for a rousing evening of theological discussion. Dr. Hunt has traveled the world exploring Christianity in many different cultures and brings a unique perspective to this topic.

10.13 LETTERS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL

8:30 am | Dr. Lamar Smith | Room 350

This new study of the Letters of the Apostle Paul will begin with Paul’s first letter, I Thessalonians.Discussion will include topics such as: When and why was Paul in Thessalonica? Where and why was that first letter written to the Thessalonians? Where was that city, anyhow? Join us as Dr. Smith studies Paul’s letters in the order they were written – not as they appear in the New Testament!

10.14 GOLF TOURNAMENT

9:00 am Shotgun Start

Lost Creek Golf Course| $40 per person Guests Welcome | Men & Women

Cost of this four-person scramble includes green fee, cart and lunch, and is payable at the tournament. Please contact Tournament Director, Wayne Maddox (waymad@juno.com) at 817/560-7323 or Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 to register. Include your handicap or probable score, who you would like to be teamed with, or your preferred foursome.

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10.19 – 10.20 HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT

Lyle Lodge | cost: $25

All current 9 – 12th graders are invited to join us for a weekend out at the lake for some fun, relaxation and worship. Register by October 13. Contact Brenda Kegans (bkegans@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3888 for more information.

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OCTOBER MISSION SUNDAYS: BLANKETS

The cool nights of October make this the perfect time to collect blankets for Mission Sundays. The blankets will be distributed to families and individuals with a place to live but their income leaves them challenged to meet their needs, the homeless, and people leaving homelessness and beginning a new life in their own apartment.  For this third group, the Mission provides start-up kits that include a few household and kitchen items, as well as a blanket. 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!

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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.  For more information, please contact Nancy Tully (ntully@myfumc.org) or Kenny Wall (wallkf1121@yahoo.com).

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 No new news this week, check back next time or visit the CCT page on our website.

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No new news this week, check back next time or visit the MWA page on our website.

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No new news this week. For more information about this exciting new ministry, go to www.first7th.org.

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SAVE THE DATE

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10.20 – 11.17 LIVING THROUGH GRIEF

Sundays | Foundation Building | 2nd Floor

Contact Charme Robarts (crobarts@firststreetmission.org) at 817/335-6080, Ext. 103, or Rev. Phyllis McDougal (pmcdougal@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5082.

 

10.29 – 11.7 ACS Cancer Prevention Study 3

Tarrant County Enrollment. Look for details coming soon!

 

11.5 UMW Luncheon

11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $10

Michelle Prince, Motivational Speaker

“Busy Being Busy….But Getting Nothing Done? Stop Juggling, Overcome Procrastination & Get More Done in Business, Leadership & Life

Reservations due Thursday, October 31. More details coming soon!

 

11.8 – 11.9 CHURCHWIDE CAMPING TRIP

Mineral Wells State Park

Contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org)  at 817/339-5065 for details.

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

 

HONORARY GIFTS

First Street Methodist Mission In Honor of:

Marianne Brants by Ann & D.L. Shoults, Connie & Jerry Zeller, Danica Knight

Elizabeth Becker by Mary & Bob Weathers

Let the Children Come In Honor of:

Joy Brandon by Kathy Spicer

Leon Taylor on his retirement from many years of ushering by Pat Wall

Foundation Honorarium Fund:

In Honor of David Elsey, 2012 Inquirers Class President, by FUMC Inquirers Sunday School Class

MEMORIAL GIFTS

First Street Methodist Mission In Memory of:

Jeff Moorse by Carol Harrell

Beth Cornelius by Carol Harrell, Mary Beth & Ronnie Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. Dewyan Weise, Mrs. Marvin Dusek, Brenda & Eddie Holik

Mary Rhodes by Tom Littrell, Janet & H Arvid Johnson, Nancy O Neall

Helen Lewis by Carol Harrell, Caren Walker, Jacqueline C. Kunke

Foundation In Memory of:

Jean Webb by Library/Archives Volunteers

Foundation Memorial Fund

In memory of BILL NIX

By:

Bill and Fran Mizell

Mrs. J.W. Renfro

In memory of ED BAKER

By:

FUMC United Methodist Women

In memory of KEN TUNNELL

By:

FUMC Inquirers Sunday School Class

Mrs. J.W. Renfro

Joan and Lee Roy Hahnfeld

In memory of MARGARET ANNE JENNETT

By:

Ronald Q Jennett

In memory of JEAN WEBB

By:

Arch and Patsy Van Meter

Janice Bradley

Mary Stewart and Jim Ramsey

Roy and Jeannine Eaton

Bobby and Carolyn Farrar

FUMC Inquirers Sunday School Class

Taylor and Shirlee Gandy

Beverly Maynard

Pat and Ed Petrushka

Doug, Karen, Courtney and Parker Hayward

Kelly and Brian Richmond

Phyllis Mason

Vivian Harp and Adrienne Morgan

Elaine Matthews

Lynda and David Mays

Beverlee Nix

Martha Slover

Susan and Frank Smith

Katherine and Lee Nicol

Mackey and Jim Brittain

The Law Offices of Henry B. Paup

Mrs. J.W. Renfro

Barbara Williams

Gunhild Corbett

Joan and Lee Roy Hahnfeld

Beverlee and James Herd

Fran and Bill Mizell

June and James Van Buskirk

Madelon Bradshaw

Gail and Robert Coffee

Mary Ann and Gordon Gibson

Michael and Carrie Stewart

Jo Anne and Jim Grissel

Bishop Mike and Joan McKee

 

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Dr. Tim Bruster

First in the series “Faith and Doubt”:

Listening to the Bible

What does the Bible have to say today?

 

Among the works of mercy are

•           Feeding the hungry
•           Clothing the naked
•           Caring for the sick
•           Visiting the jails and prisons
•           Sheltering the homeless
•           Welcoming the stranger
•           Peacemaking
•           Acting for the common good

Among the works of piety are

•           Prayer (private and with others)
•           Worship
•           Holy Communion
•           Fasting
•           Reading, Hearing & Meditating on the Scriptures
•           Christian Conferencing (or “community”)

It is through all of these means that we experience in a personal, communal, tangible way the grace of God. Think about each of these in your own life. What place do these have in your own life?

This weekend, October 5th – 6th, will offer great opportunities for experiencing some of the “means of grace.” FaithWorks is Saturday, beginning at the church in Leonard Memorial Chapel at 8:30 with a brief time of prayer, worship, scripture reading and meditation, and Holy Communion.

And then, after practicing those works of piety, we will go out to work on a number of projects for the common good. There are several great opportunities to choose from, and while we encourage you to sign up in advance, all who come on Saturday will be welcome to join in this wonderful community event.

On Sunday we will gather for World Communion Sunday, when Christians throughout the world experience Holy Communion together as a means of grace. I look forward to seeing you Saturday and Sunday!

Grace and Peace,

Tim

 

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