FUMC WEEKLY 11.22.13

By November 23, 2013News

 TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship | Dr. Mike Marshall | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

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

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

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

Please note: The FUMC Weekly e-news will not be posted next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The FUMCFW Communications team wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. In lieu of next week’s news, we invite you to click here  for a first look at all of our Advent opportunities coming up at First Church Fort Worth. The next FUMC Weekly will be published on December 8.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1 (First Sunday of Advent) WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Traditional Worship | “Outside the Trappings” | Dr. Tim Bruster | 9:40 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary

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

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

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

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


mike_web“An Accidental Harvest?”

Dr. Mike Marshall, Executive Pastor

“Mike, where did you put that rotten pumpkin….behind the garage by chance?” My wife had good reason to ask that question during the spring. Jan had noticed an unusual “weed” in a corner of the backyard. Thankfully her instincts said this was something different. It was a tiny pumpkin vine! I confessed that I was so lazy with our purchased pumpkins in 2012 that I eventually tossed one out of sight. But by summer, a beautiful series of vines took over that part of the yard and were definitely “in sight”. Our grandson Aaron helped water the patch every time he visited. What fun! Soon the ultimate wonder happened. Read the rest of Mike’s blog here…

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TEACHERS & TOPICS

Classes Meeting on Sunday, November 24

Aldersgate Couples | Room 333 | 9:30 am

Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:30 am

Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | Charme Robarts

Creative Couples | Room 321 | 9:45 am

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 | Rev. Kay Johnson

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

Journey | Room 230 | 10:00 am | Class Brunch

Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | NOT MEETING

Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | Rick Lynch

New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | Peter & Paul | Dr. Lamar Smith

New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am

Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am

Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | Gaye Fuller

Trinity Fellowship | Room 340-341 | 9:30 am | Class Brunch

Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am | Larry Ammerman, FUMC Business Admnistator

Veriditas | Room 272F | 9:30 am | Book Study: Jesus for the Non-Religious 

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 where you find basic information about the program or ministry; “posts” are updates if you’re looking for current or time sensitive information.

 

 

 


MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

Clarabel (C.B.) Rayermann (not pictured)

Michelle Ree & David Armata

Michelle Ree & David Armata

Halley & Sam Sinclair

Halley & Sam Sinclair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAPTISMS

Avery Armata, daughter of Michelle Ree & David Armata (pictured above with her parents)

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Sarah Abel

Celia Brannan

IN MEMORIAM

Lincoln Brezina

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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! Click here to sign up online– or register in the Garden today!

TO DONATE click here 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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12.3 UMW LUNCH & PROGRAM

Lunch | 11:30 am | $10 Per Person | Program | 12:00 pm | Free | Wesley Hall

Join us for Amazing Grace: Inspiring Hymn Stories presented by Dorothy Hudson. Lunch reservations due by Wednesday, Nov 27th. Contact: Betty Pinkerton (bettypinkerton57@yahoo.com) at 817/625-0902 for reservations or for more information.

 

12.9 – 12.15 FIRST RESPONDER APPRECIATION PROJECT

The Hospitality Team invites FUMC members and friends to share hospitality with others by baking goodies and taking them to local fire and police departments Dec. 9 – 15. Pick up containers and instructions in the Welcome Center Dec. 1 and 8 from 10:30 – 11:11 am or contact Sammye Dunn (sammyelou9@gmail.com).

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 Parents’ 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.

 

12.11 Wednesday Night Theology Academy

6:30 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall | Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles

Death and Afterlife: New Testament

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 & differing perspectives on current theology & issues being addressed in today’s seminary environment.

 

12.9 Scripture & Spirits

7:00 – 8:00 pm | Rodeo Goat | 2836 Bledsoe & Currie | Ft Worth, TX

Scripture & Spirits is a monthly gathering focused on the intersection of spirituality, conversation, and delicious food and drinks. We’ll meet in the Rodeo Goat’s back room, order a round of drinks, and dive into a thoughtful, mediated discussion on some of today’s most relevant theological topics.

Scripture and Spirits is a collaboration of First7th & FUMCFW Young Adult Ministries. For more information, contact Rev. Gena Anderson (ganderson@myfumc.org) or Pastor Lance Marshall (lmarshall@first7th.org).

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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 here. 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 here 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

Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnected- ness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world.

Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk”, and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.

Tickets available online here and at the door.

 

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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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No new news this week. 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: SINGING LOUDLY 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:

Caty Lein by Pat Merrill

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Confirmation Class 153 In Memory of:

Leon Taylor by Lonestar Inland Operating LLC

FUMC Foundation Fund In Memory of: 

Leon Taylor by Lee Roy & Joan Hahnfeld

Mission Fund In Memory of: 

Jane Stangle by Covenant Class

Leon Taylor by Marilyn & Byron Baird

General Memorial Fund In Memory of: 

Leon Taylor by Marilyn & Richard Gasser

Library Fund In Memory of:

Louise Burkybile by Lucile Pumphrey, Lynnelle & Haney Rea

Thanksgiving Baskets In Memory of:

Doris Smith by Dell Smith Wood

Harley & Jewell Griffin by Harley Puff

 

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