FUMC WEEKLY 11.15.13

By November 15, 2013News

 TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
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OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship | Lance Marshall | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

DiscipleChurch | Rev. Nancy Froman | 8:30 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel

Chapel Communion | Dr. Len Delony | 10:30 – 11:00 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel

Special Music: Dace Sultanov, cello

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


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Lance Marshall, Pastor, First7th

 

 

 

 

This Sunday is an important day of worship and celebration for our entire church. I joined the First UMC staff in June to help serve a mission to engage more young families in the city (we call it First UMC in West 7th, or First7th for short). In the past six months, we have had a number of successful small group, social, and service events, and we are ready to begin offering “preview” services of our new worship opportunities in the next few months.

Before we begin to offer additional worship services elsewhere in the community, however, we want to have a time of worship here at the FUMCFW sanctuary to build the connection and relationship between the various elements of our church body. Simply put, we are one church, and there is no better way to forge and strengthen that connection then to spend time in worship together.

Read the rest of Lance’s blog  and a word about the Connecting Service from Dr. Tim Bruster here…

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TEACHERS & TOPICS

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. Lamar Smith

Creative Couples | Room 321 | 9:45 am | Community Eye Clinic | Dr. Jennifer Deakins

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

Foundations | Room 336 | 9:45 am

Genesis Couples | Room 351 | 9:45 am  | Bill Kraftson

Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am | Why Evil Exists: The Holocaust | Cathie and Bronson Davis

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 | Carl Stenger

Journey | Room 230 | 10:00 am | Volunteering at First Street Methodist Mission

Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | 2013 Kenya Mission Report

Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | Rev. Bob Weathers

New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | JFK | Jack Duffy, Jr.

New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am

Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am

Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | Charna Gray

Trinity Fellowship | Room 340-341 | 9:30 am | Rev. Linda McDermott

Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am

Veriditas | Room 272F | 9:30 am

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

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WEB Q&A

Q: What is the fastest way to find what I’m looking for on our new website?

A: If you’re not sure where to find something specific on our new site, just type what you’re looking for in the red search bar in the upper right hand corner of the home page. You’ll get a list of search results and you can find what you’re looking for there. Remember, “pages” are static “about” kinds of information — and “posts” are updates if you’re looking for current or time-sensitive information.

 

 

 


MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

Brenda Rios (not pictured)

September & Todd Kirk Annan, Iain & Claire Kirk

September & Todd Kirk
Annan, Iain & Claire Kirk

Sue Hammond &  Gary Chinn

Sue Hammond &
Gary Chinn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAPTISMS

Jack Owen Hutchison, son of Kari & Owen Hutchison

Jack Owen Hutchison, son of Kari & Owen Hutchison

Allison Margaret Simpson, daughter of Meredith & Eric Simpson

Allison Margaret Simpson, daughter of Meredith & Eric Simpson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Ruby Brown

Dave Ernst

Celia Brannan

IN MEMORIAM

Vivienne Baird

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11.17 First7th Connecting Service

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Experience this first-hand preview of the developing First7th worship service that calls upon the rich traditions of our Methodist heritage as it explores new ways to meet the needs of our growing First7th community.

• Celebrate our traditional worship elements in a whole new way 

• Gain new understanding of our Wesleyan tradition

• Get ready to share the story of this new ministry with others

 Come and see for yourself how FUMC Fort Worth traditional worship will connect our newest worship community!

“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.”

Lance Marshall, Pastor of First7th

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NEW THIS YEAR!

Thanksgiving Basket assembly in Wesley Hall

Saturday | November 23 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

With a goal of offering 1,000 Thanksgiving meals to local families living in need, we need your help! This year we’re opening up our annual Thanksgiving Basket tradition to more volunteer opportunities than ever before!

Meet in Wesley Hall to receive instructions, and then we’ll work together to assemble, package, and prepare 1,000 Thanksgiving Baskets for delivery. Bring your family, friends, Sunday school classes, co-workers, neighbors — all are welcome! With your help, we’ll join hearts & hands to provide 1,000 local families with a holiday meal.

SIGN UP NOW TO VOLUNTEER! Go to (bit.ly/1f0Zcl1) to sign up online– or register in the Garden today!

TO DONATE go to (bit.ly/HT6Rqq) to help cover the cost of this special holiday ministry.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Becker (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) 817/339-8886.


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Want to help the people in the Philippines but don’t know how?

Super Typhoon Haiyan, perhaps the strongest storm ever, plowed across the Philippines on November 8. The United Methodist Committee on Relief stands ready to respond through our office in the country. Go to (vimeo.com/78953319) to see how YOU can help!

The giving spirit — and what to do when approached for money:

To learn about an alternative to giving cash to panhandlers, download a PDF of the 360 West Article, or read it online here.

“Share” the post on Facebook to help spread the word.

Make your holiday meal planning easy. Simply choose a package, then customize it with our scrumptious options with a Chef Prepared Holiday Meal

The holidays are about celebrating and spending time with family and friends. Sharing meals is the best part! But hosting and cooking for everyone can be stressful, especially if you are accommodating guests with allergies, medical issues or simply alternative food preferences. Chef Deb has teamed up with Chef Dayna of The Master’s Table to make your holiday season a little less stressful. You don’t have to avoid your holiday favorites due to celiac disease or lactose intolerance. We can help! Click to learn more about Chef Prepared Holiday Meals!

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MINISTRY NEWS

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

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xmas pno12.6 December Parent’s Night Out Christmas Party

6:30 – 11:00 pm | Ages: 3mo.– 12yrs. | $30 for first child | $40 for 2 | $45 for 3+

$20 no show fee

Space is limited and reservations are required by Dec. 4. Contact Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-4414.

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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SIGN UP FOR ADULT ADVENT STUDIES!

Click here to download a PDF of our new 2013 Advent Studies Brochure!

(Brochures also available in the Adult Education Office and Welcome Center).

11.29 SINGLES DOWNTOWN PARADE OF LIGHTS

4:30 pm | Justin Parking Lot

Enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights with friends then end the evening at Angelo’s BBQ on White Settlement with dinner. There are a few reserved seats available on a first come first serve basis, or you can stand and watch the parade. Please contact Cindy Young (cyoung1952@att.net) at 817/228-5971.

12.6 UMC Tarrant Area Singles Christmas Dinner Dance

6:30 – 11:00 pm | Wesley Hall | $20 per person | Reservations due 11.29

Join us for dinner, dancing and fun with friends! Grab your single friends and invite them to enjoy a live band with lots of Christmas music. Contact Cindy Young (cyoung1952@att.net) at 817/228-5971 for reservations or more information.

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12.8 Progressive Dinner

Justin Youth Building | 4:30 – 8:30 pm

All 7 – 12th graders are invited to join us for appetizers, dinner, desserts and White Elephant gift exchange. Register online at (bit.ly/1epcudJ). Contact Brenda Kegans (bkegans@myfumc.org) with any questions.

1.18.14 – 1.20.14 Revolution Weekend

Come spend MLK Weekend with us at Glen Lake for Revolution Weekend 2014, our biggest retreat of the year! Cost is $125 and registration will be open soon.

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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!

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Perhaps it is our own childhood memories of Christmas joy — and the excitement of surprises and gifts — that inspire us to give gifts to those who might not otherwise experience much joy at Christmastime.

Maybe that’s why giving toys to children in need this time of year has become such a favorite tradition.

This Christmas we’re celebrating that impulse — and turning it . . . Inside Out.

Watch for details in the coming weeks to discover how you can become part of bringing joy to others this holiday season in surprising new ways.

tablesandtrees-0111.17 – 12.1 FESTIVAL OF TABLES AND TREES TICKETS GO ON SALE

Get your tickets online at (bit.ly/1aFfQ4K) or between services by the Welcome Center this Sunday!

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Peter Mayber12.21 PETER MAYER CONCERT

7:30 pm | Wesley Hall Tickets $20 | For sale online (bit.ly/19liiwL)

all natural – no artificial ingredients

 

 

 

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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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No new news this week, check back next time or visit the MWA 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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12.1 SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

6:00 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel

12.5 FESTIVAL OF TABLES AND TREES

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

12.8 POLAR EXPRESS PARTY

5:30 pm | Wesley Hall

12.15 CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR ALL TO HEAR

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Wesley Hall

12.17 & 12.18 PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS

Wesley Hall

12.18 CHRISTMAS EVE EARLY

7:00 pm | Sanctuary

12.19 & 12.20 CHILI LUNCHES

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Wesley Hall

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

HONORARY GIFTS

Thanksgiving In Honor of:

Page Hines, Jean McAllum, Cynthia Hooper, and Anne Stoddard by Wesley Collins

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Confirmation Class 153 In Memory of:

Leon Taylor by Carol & James Van Hook

FUMC Foundation Fund In Memory of: 

Bob McCrary by Carol Ann & Ronald De Vos

Mission Fund In Memory of: 

Leon Taylor by Yolonda Howard, Shannon McGrann & Phil Harvey

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