FUMC WEEKLY 11.8.13

By November 8, 2013News

 TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
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Traditional Worship | Tim Bruster | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

DiscipleChurch | Rev. Kay Johnson | 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


tim_web“The Writing on the Wall” 

Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor

Daniel 5:1-13, 22a, 23-28, 30

 

Dear Friends,

Here’s a little quiz: Name the origins of the common phrases and expressions below.  Which ones are taken from the Bible?

1) God helps those who help themselves.

2) Eat, drink, and be merry.

3) When God closes a door, He opens a window.

4) As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

5) Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.

6) God moves in mysterious ways.

7) The writing is on the wall.

Read the rest of Dr. Bruster’s blog here…

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historical markerCheck out the online Historical Marker flip book!

If you missed last weekend’s exciting installation and dedication of our long-awaited historical marker, be sure to pause at the front of the church steps on the way to the Garden and take a look at this beautiful and historic reminder of the rich legacy and history we all share.

To commemorate this occasion, we’ve created an online flip-book that will help place historical context around both the marker and the historic contributions of generations of congregations before us. In this book you’ll find all the information that was in our printed program for the ceremony — plus the complete series of “History is Coming” teasers we’ve been displaying for the past six weeks at the church (special thanks to Barry Hudson for these!). These slides are filled with historic facts and figures that trace the rich history of our church — complemented by beautiful old images provided by the FUMC Fort Worth Archives. And, if you’re a history buff, you can download the entire document Brandon Karr and his team worked tirelessly to prepare and submit to obtain this designation and historic site marker.

To view the flip book, click here and take a look — and if you’d like to keep this little bit of FUMCFW history, please feel free to access the downloadable PDF to view, print and save this for future generations.

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TEACHERS & TOPICS

Classes Meeting on Sunday, October 27

Aldersgate Couples | Room 333 | 9:30 am | Assembling Hygiene Kits | First Street Methodist Mission

Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:30 am

Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | Dr. Lamar Smith

Creative Couples | Room 321 | 9:45 am | Dan Garland

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

Foundations | Room 336 | 9:30 am

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

Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am | Liberalism vs Conservatism: What Divides the Supreme Court

Dr. Donald Jackson, Prof. TCU

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 | Erdie Allsup

Journey | Room 230 | 9:45 am | Hosting United Methodist Information Class

Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | 2013 Costa Rica Mission Trip Report | Trish and Sarge Hill

Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | James L. West | Susie Faires

New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | Christian Heritage​ | Tom Wilson

New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am

Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am

Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | Love from the Bible (Part 2) | Brendan Furnish

Trinity Fellowship | Room 340-341 | 9:30 am | Jesus for the Non-Religious | (meet in Room 272 in Foundation Bldg)

Dr. Mitzi Ellington

Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am

Veriditas | Room 272F (Foundation Building) | 9:30 am | Book Study: Jesus for the Non-Religious | Dr. Mitzi Ellington

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

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MEMBER NEWS

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Massey Jaffey
KT Wolff
Ernest Wolff
Lincoln Brezina

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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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Want to help but aren’t sure what to do when asked 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!

11.13 KIDS HOPE KICKOFF PRAYER BREAKFAST

8:00 am | Wesley Hall

All are invited to hear our special guest speaker, Gary Randle, Executive Director H.O.P.E. Farm, Fort Worth. Please feel free to invite others who might be interested in volunteering for this vital program. Contact Pam Erlandson (perlandson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5060 for reservations or more information.

 

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GPS Online Daily Devotional

It’s easy to forget, especially when we’re busy or overwhelmed, that praying, reading Scripture, and going to church all help us pay attention to God’s guiding presence in our lives. To help you stay on course with your spiritual life, we offer this GPS: God’s Positioning System to provide ongoing navigational help in the form of a daily Scripture, a reflective thought, and a simple prayer. We pray that this will be a transformative experience for you. Visit the GPS page daily (here) to get your bearings — or subscribe to GPS updates by email. For more information, contact Rev. Gena Anderson (ganderson@myfumc.org).

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MINISTRY NEWS

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

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11.10 GOOD BOOK CLUB

6:00 – 7:00 pm | NEW LOCATION: Barnes and Noble, University Village

November Good Book Club will be at the Barnes and Noble in University Village. We will meet in the children’s section of the bookstore. Parents, you are more than welcome to join us — spend that hour browsing for books or relaxing in the Starbucks on site! The theme for November Good Book Club is Connected. Our three book selections will focus on some of the ways that relationships, events, and actions connect us to one another.

Kindergarten and Younger:

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond.

This is a great book to get kids thinking about actions and consequences in a positive way. There have been many imitators of the concept of this book. But If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is still the best.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade:

Because Brian Hugged His Mother by David L. Rice, illustrated by Katherine Dyble Thompson

Not a lot of people know this book, but they should. One day Brian wakes up and hugs his mother. She feels appreciated and loved so she does something good for someone else, and so on. This “pay-it-forward” style story is quite inspirational and empowering. 

4th Grade and Older:

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan

Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as “nobody special.” This is a wonderful story about a girl connecting with her family, her friends, her culture, and her best inner-self.

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).

 

11.13 WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEOLOGY ACADEMY

6:30 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall | Dr. John Holbert | Job: The Search for the Real God

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 and differing perspectives on current theology and issues being addressed in today’s seminary environment. Come and hear the thoughts and reflections of these foremost scholars in their respective fields. Bring your questions and intellectual curiosity!

 

11.11 Scripture & Spirits

7:00 – 8:00 pm | Rodeo Goat | “How much is too much?”

Scripture & Spirits is a monthly gathering focused on the intersection of spirituality, conversation, and delicious food and drinks. We’ll meet in 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. Families welcome!

 

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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Women Build Logo 2012 Official Web Event

11.16 Habitat for Humanity

All Women’s Build | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

For more information, contact Nancy Tully (ntully@myfumc.org)  at 817/339-5063. Click here to sign up!

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NEIGHBOR2NEIGHBOR

Ever wonder how changing a light bulb, painting a wall, or doing yard work can help spread God’s love? Neighbor2Neighbor is your opportunity. Neighbor2Neighbor is a new ministry focused on providing light home care to persons in the FUMC congregation for a few hours one Saturday per month. To volunteer, contact Nancy Tully (ntully@myfumc.org) or Kenny Wall (wallkf1121@yahoo.com).

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No new news this week, check back next time or visit the CCT page on our website.

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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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11.17 – 12.1 FESTIVAL OF TABLES AND TREES TICKETS ON SALE!

Get your tickets between services in the Garden.

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

12.17 & 12.18 PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS

Wesley Hall

12.19 & 12.20 CHILI LUNCHES

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Wesley Hall

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

HONORARY GIFTS

Mission Fund In Honor of:

50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Pyeatt by Marianne Brants

Thanksgiving In Honor of:

Mary Lou Harrington, Page & Bart Hines, Lucile & Williams Montgomery, Nancy Tully, and Cindy Young by Cecile Montgomery

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Confirmation Class 153 In Memory of:

Leon Taylor by Hayley Conway, The Balcony Ushers, Pat Wall, Kelly Richmond

FUMC Foundation Fund In Memory of: 

Betty Jo Cannon by Mrs. J.W. Renfro

Leon Taylor, Jean Webb, Kenn Tunnell, and J.W. Renfro by K.L. and Nelda Martin

General Memorial Fund In Memory of: 

Leon Taylor by Mr. & Mrs. John F. Brewer

Helping Hand Fund In Memory of:

Bob McCrary by Marcy & Mike Henry

Library Fund In Memory of:

Louise Burkybile by Mary & Bob Weathers

Mission Fund In Memory of: 

Leon Taylor by Luann Ferguson, Page & Bart Hines, Martha Slover, Fran & Bill Mizell, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Eaton, Charlene & Melvin Burdorf

Betty Crawford by Carolyn & Peter Lombard

Bob McCrary by Nelia Blanton

Ron Schafer by Mary & Bob Weathers

Helen Lewis by Karen & Mark S. Smith

Thanksgiving Baskets In Memory of:

Bobbie Kilpatrick by Joan Gaspard

Jean Webb by Joan Gaspard

Jeffrey Harman & David Harman by Marlise Harman

Laura Janzen by Ernestine Kohl

Stanly Wilson by Kay Watkins

Margaret Anne Jennett by Ronald Jennett, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Eaton

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