FUMC WEEKLY 11.7.14

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TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall
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: Dace Sultanov, cello

eleven:eleven celebration | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott

First 7th | Light Family Supper ($5) | 5:00 pm | Justin Bldg.
Worship | 5:30 pm | Wesley Hall | Rev. Lance Marshall
Discipleship Discussion Groups | 6:30 pm

 

Click here to view and download PDFs of this Sunday’s worship service bulletins.


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On Hospitality, Safety, and Security

Friends,

The first time I became aware of the term “radical hospitality” I really didn’t pay all that much attention to it. “Radical” was just an adjective that intensified the notion of hospitality. It could just as well have been “intense hospitality” or “extreme hospitality” or “extraordinary hospitality” or, if you wanted to go for the alliteration, “heightened hospitality.” I hardly gave it a second thought.

Then, I read my friend Robert Schnase’s book, Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations. Bishop Schnase has a whole chapter on the concept and it is evident that he put considerable thought into choosing the word “radical” — not only to intensify the idea of hospitality, but also to deepen it in a way that challenges our usual thoughts about the word. He writes, “The words radical and hospitality are not usually together in one phrase. To advance the church, perhaps they should be.” I think he’s right; they are words that belong together.

Click here to Read the rest of Tim’s Blog.


page hinesMore Than Just ChiliMUCH MORE THAN CHILI!

In our long history of being in ministry with our neighbors who are homeless, we’ve developed many, deep and very meaningful relationships between members and guests of this church — those who have a roof over their heads and those who do not.
These relationships have grown out of an atmosphere of hospitality and love, which, during the past 25 years, has included the many blessings of serving Chili Lunches to our neighbors who are homeless during the holidays. This special time has led to countless new and rich ways we, as a congregation, have connected with our neighbors who are homeless.

This year, after talking with many folks now experiencing homelessness, and our volunteers in year-round ministry with these neighbors, we have decided to extend this traditional annual 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. These will include many elements of the Chili Lunch holiday gathering, including special things to eat, Christmas cards to send to family and friends, Christmas music, and gifts of much needed personal items such as travel-sized hand sanitizers, Chapstick, and Tissues. (Shhhh…it’s a secret!) There could also be a visit from Santa!
Look for sign up instructions for this special extended holiday volunteer opportunity in our First Church Advent Giving Catalog, available beginning November 30.


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, November 9

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Bill Hollister
Dr. David Grant
Francis Wagner

IN MEMORIAM

John Flynn

 

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Methodist Info Class 2014_HSUNITED METHODIST INFORMATION CLASS

October 26 – November 16 (4 weeks) Sundays | 9:45 – 10:45 am | Room 351

Host: Genesis Sunday School Class

This Sunday — November 9
“The Rich Heritage of FUMC Fort Worth” | Barry Hudson, Communications Committee Chair
Guests, new members, and all interested in meeting new people, learning more about our denomination and our church, are welcome to join us for any or all of these informative sessions. There is no cost for materials or sessions.

Pick up a flyer in the Welcome Center or CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.


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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

Click here to learn more!


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FESTIVAL OF TABLES & TREES

Tickets on sale starting Sunday, November 2

Looking for the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit? Then mark your calendar now for Festival of Tables & Trees on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Wesley Hall. Ticket sales begin Sunday, November 2 for this event filled with beautiful tables, delicious food, fun with friends — and the opportunity to support the Outreach efforts of FUMCFW.

Click here to learn more, buy tickets, sponsor a table, or make a donation.


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LAST CALL! 2014 CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY

This survey is your chance to make your voice heard as we begin our planning process for the next two years. Survey is closing soon — please let us hear from you!
Click here to take this survey online; printed survey forms also available in the Welcome Center and main Church Office.


FUMCFW People

FIRST PEOPLE

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 (lhelm@myfumc.org) and we will include your story!

Historical FUMC Walking Tour

Confirmation classes are underway and the group took a “Historical FUMC Walking Tour” last Sunday! Here is the class in front of the original site of FUMCFW at Fourth and Jones. Click here to read Dr. Mike Marshall’s blog about the tour and Confirmation news for this Sunday!

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Click here, and scroll down to the Compassionate and accepting header, to see what one FUMC member had to say about what he most appreciates about our own Dr. Tim Bruster!

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MINISTRY NEWS

(Click on the name of a ministry below to skip directly to their news)

CHILDREN | ADULTS | YOUTH | MISSION

CCT | CCM | MWA | OUTREACH

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11.12 GOOD BOOK CLUB

5:30 – 6:00 pm | Dinner | Wesley Hall
6:00 – 7:00 pm | Good Book Club Children’s Wing, 2nd Floor
6:00 – 7:00 pm | Parents may stay and hear Play it Safe: How to Talk to your Child About Touch | Wesley Hall

Good Book Club offers an evening of great books for the kids and an informative session for parents. Families are welcome to eat dinner together, and then kids can go to Good Book Club and parents can attend the presentation. Dinner donations encouraged but not required. Childcare is available for children too young for Good Book Club with a reservation to Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org).

Click here for information on the books selected for Good Book Club.


Halloween Carnival 10.14 PastorsOur pastors helped celebrate this year’s Halloween Carnival with Elsa, Ana, and even Spiderman! Thanks to all our members and guests who came out on Sunday!

Click here to share your photos from the 2014 Halloween Carnival!
Please make sure you allow your photos to finish uploading before exiting the page!
Click here to learn more about our photo sharing feature.

Visit the Children’s Ministry page for more information on programs and activities.

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Visit the FUMC Day School page for more information on programs and activities.

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NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

For couples in their 40s – early 50s with kids of all ages
Begins Sunday, November 9 | 9:30 am | Room 340

A new Sunday School Class led by Tom Hardgrove begins Sunday, November 9.

This discussion-based class for couples in their 40s – early 50s 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 (clangley@myfumc.org).

 

Visit the Adult Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.

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 Youth Retreats_social211.15 – 11.16 HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT

Lyle Lodge | $25 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

All current 9 – 12th graders are welcome to join us for a weekend at the lake for fun, relaxation, and worship.


Sign up NOW for 2015 Revolution Weekend!

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!


Confirmation classes are underway and the group took a “Historical FUMC Walking Tour” last Sunday! Click here to read Dr. Mike Marshall’s blog about the tour and Confirmation news for this Sunday!


Share your photos from Youth Events:

Downtown Scavenger Hunt | Middle School Retreat | Cowtown Brush Up | First Wednesday Dinners

Please make sure you allow your photos to finish uploading before exiting the page!
Click here to learn more about our photo sharing feature.

Visit the Youth page for more information on programs and activities.

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November Mission Sundays_HSNOVEMBER 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 (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-5068.


More Than Just Chili

MUCH MORE THAN CHILI!

In our long history of being in ministry with our neighbors who are homeless, we’ve developed many, deep and very meaningful relationships between members and guests of this church — those who have a roof over their heads and those who do not.

These relationships have grown out of an atmosphere of hospitality and love, which, during the past 25 years, has included the many blessings of serving Chili Lunches to our neighbors who are homeless during the holidays. This special time has led to countless new and rich ways we, as a congregation, have connected with our neighbors who are homeless.

This year, after talking with many folks now experiencing homelessness, and our volunteers in year-round ministry with these neighbors, we have decided to extend this traditional annual 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. These will include many elements of the Chili Lunch holiday gathering, including special things to eat, Christmas cards to send to family and friends, Christmas music, and gifts of much needed personal items such as travel-sized hand sanitizers, Chapstick, and Tissues. (Shhhh…it’s a secret!) There could also be a visit from Santa!
Look for sign up instructions for this special extended holiday volunteer opportunity in our First Church Advent Giving Catalog, available beginning November 30.


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THANKSGIVING BASKETS

Each Thanksgiving, First Street Methodist Mission works with area social service agencies to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to low income, elderly, and/or disabled families and individuals living in Fort Worth and the surrounding community.

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Volunteer opportunities for the entire community
Saturday | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet in Wesley Hall to receive instructions, and then we’ll work together to assemble, package, and prepare Thanksgiving Baskets for delivery. Families, Sunday school classes, friend groups, neighbors — all are welcome! Volunteer/support opportunities include:

Volunteer to assemble food boxes
Volunteer to deliver boxes to a local school or church (trucks and SUVs needed)
Volunteer to be a part of our hospitality team to help welcome visitors receiving food
Donate $25, $50, or $100 to provide 1, 2, or 4 Thanksgiving Baskets

With your help, we’ll join hearts and hands to provide 1,000 local families with a holiday meal. Click here to sign up.


Food 4 Kids

food4kids backpack_450Food 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, (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-5068. Thank you for your help!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HELP FILL BACKPACKS

Visit the First Street Mission Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.

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FESTIVAL OF TABLES & TREES

Tickets on sale starting Sunday, November 2

Looking for the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit? Then mark your calendar now for Festival of Tables & Trees on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Wesley Hall. Ticket sales begin Sunday, November 2 for this event filled with beautiful tables, delicious food, fun with friends — and the opportunity to support the Outreach efforts of FUMCFW.

Click here to learn more, buy tickets, sponsor a table, or make a donation.

Visit the Outreach Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.

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Sub_new_CCT Visit the CCT page for more information on programs and activities.

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Visit the CCM page for more information on programs and activities.

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Visit the MWA page for more information on programs and activities.

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Betty and Glenn H. Johnston Endowment for Youth Ministries In Memory Of:
Glenn Johnston by Ms. Fran McLeroy

Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:
James M. Van Buskirk by Dr. and Mrs. James F. Herd
Wanda Tatum Ballard by Dr. and Mrs. James F. Herd
Delores Cox by Bob and Jean Scott, Nancy and Marc B. Smith Jr.

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