FUMC WEEKLY 11.1.13

By November 1, 2013News

 TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship | Tim Bruster | 9:30 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel |  11:00 am | Sanctuary

Children First | Mr. Mark Burrows | “Connect” | 9:45 am | Sanctuary

DiscipleChurch | Rev. Brooks Harrington | 8:30 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel

Chapel Communion | Dr. Len Delony | 10:40 – 11:00 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel

eleven:eleven celebration | Charles Gaby, MA, LPC | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall


tim_web“They Finished the Race” 

Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

 

Friends,

Some of you may recall that I was elected at the last General Conference of the United Methodist Church to serve on the Judicial Council of the church as first clergy alternate for 2012 – 2016. The Judicial Council is the Supreme Court of our denomination, ruling on matters of church law. We met in Baltimore and when the meeting was over Susan and I came to Washington, DC. While here, we got to spend time with some of our members who live and work in DC: Paul Driskell, Sarah Whitton, and Mary Katherine Vigness Clarke and her husband Robbie. The connections we have with such friends is a real gift that we treasure.

Wednesday morning Susan and I had the opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery. We visited the grave of John F. Kennedy and meditated on the significance of the beautiful symbolism of the eternal flame. We visited the tomb of the unknown soldier and were deeply moved by the solemnity of that place and the dignity and reverence of the guard. We looked out upon the thousands of graves of those service men and women and their spouses who gave so much of themselves and often their very lives in service. Once again, with gratitude I thought of the ways in which we are connected to one another and to those who have gone before us.

This Sunday is All Saints’ Sunday. We will remember with gratitude those members of our congregation who have died and who have made such a difference in the lives of many. We will celebrate that we are all connected to one another in what the church through the ages has called the Communion of Saints. We will hear and prayerfully consider the words of 2 Timothy 4:7-8 as we think about their lives and the living of our own lives: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

I look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Grace and Peace,

Tim

 


 

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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 (ganderson@myfumc.org).

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TEACHERS & TOPICS

Classes Meeting on Sunday, October 27

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

Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:30 am

Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | Rev. Gena Anderson

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  | Attending Children First in the Sanctuary

Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am | Joan Gaspard

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 | Nancy Tully

Journey | Room 230 | 9:45 am | Hosting United Methodist Information Class

Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | Class Social

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 | Hope, Joy and Priorities | Doug Peterson

New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am

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

Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | Love from the Bible (Part 1) | Brendan Furnish

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

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

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

Christopher Petkus & Ashley Hostler

Christopher Petkus & Ashley Hostler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAPTISMS

Charlotte Kara Arreguin, daughter of Emily & Gabriel Arreguin

Charlotte Kara Arreguin, daughter of Emily & Gabriel Arreguin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Gene Brannan
Steve O’Kelley
Patricia Mattson

IN MEMORIAM

Leon Taylor

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It’s TIME to Fall Back! Be sure to set your clocks back one hour this Sunday at 2:00 am (or before you go to bed on Saturday night!)

Check your batteries! Many fire departments encourage people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks because Daylight Saving Time provides a convenient reminder. Experts estimate that a working smoke detector more than doubles a person’s chances of surviving a home fire, and while more than 90% of homes in the United States have smoke detectors, approximately one-third have dead or missing batteries.

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11.17 First7th Connecting Service

November 17 marks the date of our special First7th Connecting service to emphasize the unity between FUMCFW main campus and our new ministry to West 7th Street.

“It’s an opportunity for FUMC to experience first-hand the worship service we’re developing that seeks to combine the rich traditions of our heritage with the needs of the people in that unique community,” says First7th Pastor, Lance Marshall.

“Afterwards, this congregation will be be able to share the story of this new ministry with people they encounter. We’ll incorporate the powerful, timeless elements of our traditional worship into a service that can take place in spaces other than our sanctuary, and we think it will delight people who have never experienced anything quite like it.”

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MINISTRY NEWS

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

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11.10 GOOD BOOK CLUB

6:00 – 7:00 pm | NEW LOCATION: Barnes and Noble, University Village

November Good Book Club will be at the Barnes and Noble in University Village. We will meet in the children’s section of the bookstore. Parents, you are more than welcome to join us — spend that hour browsing for books or relaxing in the Starbucks on site! The theme for November Good Book Club is Connected. Our three book selections will focus on some of the ways that relationships, events, and actions connect us to one another.

Kindergarten and Younger:

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond.

This is a great book to get kids thinking about actions and consequences in a positive way. There have been many imitators of the concept of this book. But If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is still the best.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade:

Because Brian Hugged His Mother by David L. Rice, illustrated by Katherine Dyble Thompson

Not a lot of people know this book, but they should. One day Brian wakes up and hugs his mother. She feels appreciated and loved so she does something good for someone else, and so on. This “pay-it-forward” style story is quite inspirational and empowering. 

4th Grade and Older:

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan

Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as “nobody special.” This is a wonderful story about a girl connecting with her family, her friends, her culture, and her best inner-self.

For more information on any of the Children’s Programs, please contact Nikki McInnis (nmcinnis@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5086.

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11.8 – 11.9 CAMPING TRIP

Mineral Wells State Park

Join us at Mineral Wells State Park for another FUMCFW camping trip! We will stay in cabins with concrete floors, electricity, an outside water facet, picnic table and individual campfire site. There are also tent sites and RV sites. If you can’t camp with us, come for the day and enjoy the many outdoor opportunities and fellowship. Food costs will be shared. Please contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 for more details.  

 

11.13 WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEOLOGY ACADEMY

6:30 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall | Dr. John Holbert | Job: The Search for the Real God

Senior Pastor, Dr. Tim Bruster will host this exciting series of theological discussions for laity featuring professors from SMU Perkins School of Theology. Each guest lecturer will present timely topics and differing perspectives on current theology and issues being addressed in today’s seminary environment. Come and hear the thoughts and reflections of these foremost scholars in their respective fields. Bring your questions and intellectual curiosity!

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

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NOVEMBER MISSION SUNDAYS: SHEETS AND TOWELS

Please bring sheets and towels 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 (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-8886.

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Women Build Logo 2012 Official Web Event

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 (ntully@myfumc.org)  at 817/339-5063. Click here to sign up!

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NEIGHBOR2NEIGHBOR

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 (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 CCM page on our website.

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11.17 First7th Connecting Service

November 17 marks the date of our special First7th Connecting service to emphasize the unity between FUMCFW main campus and our new ministry to West 7th Street.

“It’s an opportunity for FUMC to experience first-hand the worship service we’re developing that seeks to combine the rich traditions of our heritage with the needs of the people in that unique community,” says First7th Pastor, Lance Marshall.

“Afterwards, this congregation will be be able to share the story of this new ministry with people they encounter. We’ll incorporate the powerful, timeless elements of our traditional worship into a service that can take place in spaces other than our sanctuary, and we think it will delight people who have never experienced anything quite like it.”

For more information about this exciting new ministry, go to www.first7th.org.

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12.5 FESTIVAL OF TABLES AND TREES

Noon – 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm | Wesley Hall

12.19 & 12.20 CHILI LUNCHES

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Wesley Hall

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