THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Rev. Linda McDermott
DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall (Click here to read Brooks’ blog)
Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Brooks Harrington
Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Building
Chapel Communion | 10:30 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
Special Music: Jeff Donahue
eleven:eleven celebration | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott
First 7th | Worship | 5:30 pm | Wesley Hall | Rev. Lance Marshall (Click here to read Lance’s blog)
Discipleship Discussion Groups | 6:30 pm
This Sunday, November 23, is Thanksgiving Sunday. Susan and I will be in worship with her parents, Bob and Nancy Prince, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Monticello, Arkansas. Her father, Bob Prince, will be honored on Sunday as a Deacon Emeritus of that church. They helped found the church and were, of course, charter members of it. They have been active at every level of the life of the church. It is appropriate on that Sunday that much of our family will be together to help celebrate Dad’s honor and to join with that congregation in giving thanks for his service.
You’ll want to be in worship at First Church on Sunday. Reverend Linda McDermott will be preaching in the sanctuary services on “Gratitude and Grace” as the congregation gathers to give thanks for the grace of God and the blessings that flow from God’s grace. Gratitude, practiced fully, is more than the expression of words — it is a way of life.
TEACHERS & TOPICS
Dr. David Grant
C. L. Turner
Whitt Everett Luig was born Monday, November 10, 2014.
Proud parents are Brandi and Josh Luig.
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
WE’RE ALMOST THERE!
Survey science tells us that a reliable sample begins at a 10% response, which in our case is 400 – and thanks to your response to the newsletter and email blast last week, we are at 380! Though we have ALMOST the minimum number of responses needed, for a relyable survey, the more the better — and clearer.
If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes today and complete your part of this important — and anonymous — planning tool for our church.
Click here to take this survey online; printed survey forms also available in the Welcome Center and main Church Office.
UMW December General Meeting — Tuesday, December 2
“Thank God for Kids”
Presented by Dale Hansen, WFAA Channel 8 Sports Anchor
11:30 am | Luncheon & Program | Wesley Hall
$10 for lunch | RSVP by Noon November 26
Since 1983, Hansen’s special “Thank God for Kids” segment that airs the week before Christmas during his popular Sunday “Sports Special” is usually among the most-watched television segments of the year in Dallas-Fort Worth. Join us as we welcome Dale Hansen to FUMCFW to share insights and stories of this WFAA Holiday tradition. Contact Betty Pinkerton (email@example.com) at 817/625-0902 for luncheon reservations. For childcare reservations, contact Paula Wagstaff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/546-4414.
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 (email@example.com) and we will include your story!
(Click on the name of a ministry below to skip directly to their news)
Visit the Children’s Ministry page for more information on programs and activities.
12.5 DECEMBER PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
Come join our Whobilation!
6:30 – 11:00 pm | 3 mo. – 12 yrs.
$20 for first child | $40 for 2 | $45 for 3+ | $20 no show fee
Reservations due 12.3
Reservations are required and space is limited so make your reservation early to Paula Wagstaff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/546-4414.
Visit the FUMC Day School page for more information on programs and activities.
NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
9:30 am | Room 340
A new Adult Sunday School Class led by Tom Hardgrove offers discussion-based community for couples in their 40s – early 50s. This class is geared toward nurturing each other in faith and in life as we navigate — and learn to juggle — being disciples, spouses, and parents. For more information, please contact Rev. Casey Langley (email@example.com).
Visit the Adult Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.
12.7 CHRISTMAS PARTY!
5:00 – 8:00 pm | Justin Building
Mark your calendar NOW for the Youth Christmas party. More details to follow soon BUT, we will tell you it’s not too early to start shopping for the PERFECT White Elephant Christmas gift! Questions? Contact Brenda Kegans (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-3888.
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!
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Visit the Youth page for more information on programs and activities.
12.6 JINGLE BELLS FOR CANCER CELLS
Help Support FUMCFW Methodist Justice Ministry
4:00 – 700 pm | Sundance Square
$25 for adults | Kids 12 and under free | Includes all activities
The Methodist Justice Ministry of First United Methodist Church has been blessed to be chosen as one of the three organizations supported by the fund raising activities of “HMC Presents.”
Hearts and Minds who Care (HMC) is a Texas non-profit organization built and run by three young Fort Worth mothers and a host of volunteers with the sole mission to raise funds for non-profits serving our community. One of its founders, Jade Bailey, is the wife of Jake Bailey, who serves on our Methodist Justice Ministry Board; Jake’s parents are Una & Joe Bailey, long-time FUMCFW members and members of the Loyalty class. Christen Gullatt, (another of the HMC founders) is a preschool teacher at FUMC.
As sponsors of “Jingle Bells for Cancer Cells” HMC raises money to be divided between our Justice Ministry and two organizations engaged in combating children’s cancer. This fun-filled outdoor family event includes: Musicians: Ray Johnston Band, Robert Sebastian and band, The Dean’s List, and Rick Bernard James
Sundance Food Vendors: Bird Café, The Original Cupcakery, Pirhana Killer Sushi, Starbucks and Schakolad
Fun Zone: A Photo booth, Miss Teen Texas contestants, face painting, Hair extensions from Zeeba Salon, and much more!
Please support this wonderful cause — and our own Methodist Justice Ministry — by joining this fantastic community event.
Click here to read an article about HMC and its “Jingle Bells” event in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine!
Click here to learn more about HMC Presents.
Click here to learn more about the Methodist Justice Ministry of First United Methodist Church.
NOVEMBER 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 9:00 am – Noon
For more information, contact Elizabeth Becker (email@example.com) at 817/339-5068.
MUCH MORE THAN CHILI!
This year, after talking with many folks now experiencing homelessness, as well as our volunteers in year-round ministry with these neighbors, we have decided to extend our traditional “Chili Lunch” holiday celebration in a new and different way. Rather than just a few days of Chili Lunches this Advent season, we are going to offer a surprise or two each day of Advent during lunchtime at the Mission.
Look for sign up instructions for this special extended holiday volunteer opportunity in our First Church Advent Giving Catalog, available beginning November 30. Click here to view the catalog of giving opportunities OR pick pick up a copy in the Welcome Center or Main Office.
Food 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, (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5068. Thank you for your help!
Visit the First Street Mission Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.
12.4 FESTIVAL OF TABLES & TREES
Tapas, Tables, & Trees
Noon – 3:00 pm | Wesley Hall
$10 in advance | $15 at the door Festive Hors d’oeuvres Buffet
Come view the tables, browse our fair trade items, purchase tickets for the prize drawing, and enjoy delicious appetizers.
Dinner | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Wesley Hall
Prize Drawing at 8:00 pm
Holiday Dinner & Entertainment
Sponsor a table individually and invite your friends to see your creation OR get a group of friends together and enjoy the opportunity to decorate and dine together! There are three sponsorship levels this year: $1,000, $500, and $200.
Visit the Outreach Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.
Visit the CCT page for more information on programs and activities.
Visit the CCM page for more information on programs and activities.
Visit the MWA page for more information on programs and activities.
First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:
Wanda Ballard by Colette Miller
Dolores Cox by Elizabeth & Sam Gill
Betty Shipman by Shirley Armour
Dale Jeffers by the FUMCFW Loyalty Class
Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:
James M. Van Buskirk by Patsy Sullivan, Sharon Wynn
Susan Mitchell by Sarah Terry
Martha Jeanette Thompson by Sarah Terry
FMC Foundation In MemoryOf:
James Van Buskirk by Barbara Moore
General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:
Dolores Cox by Emmy Prescort
Rev. John Flynn by Bettye McDaniel
Thanksgiving Baskets In Memory Of:
Betty & Ray Kennedy by Ernestine Kohl
Laura & Bob Janzen by Ernestine Kohl
David & Jeffrey Harman by Marlise Harman
First Street Methodist Mission In Honor Of:
I. Jon Brumley, FW Business Executive of 2014 by Satori Capital
Dr. Jim Riddlesperger by United Methodist Women
Thanksgiving Baskets In Honor Of:
Mary Lou Harrington by Cecile Montgomery
William Montgomery by Cecile Montgomery
Carmen Flores by Wesley Collins
Elizabeth Becker by Wesley Collins
Rev. Page Hines by Wesley Collins
Good Neighbors Class by Annette & Mark Germinario