THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP 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
First7th Connecting Service
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.
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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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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 817/339-8886.
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12.6 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 (email@example.com) at 817/546-4414.
For more information on any of the Children’s Programs, please contact Nikki McInnis (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5086.
SIGN UP FOR ADULT ADVENT STUDIES!
(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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/228-5971 for reservations or more information.
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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!
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.
11.17 – 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!
12.21 PETER MAYER CONCERT
7:30 pm | Wesley Hall Tickets $20 | For sale online (bit.ly/19liiwL)
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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.
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
12.18 CHRISTMAS EVE EARLY
7:00 pm | Sanctuary
12.19 & 12.20 CHILI LUNCHES
11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Wesley Hall
Thanksgiving In Honor of:
Page Hines, Jean McAllum, Cynthia Hooper, and Anne Stoddard by Wesley Collins
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