FUMC WEEKLY 12.13.13

By December 13, 2013News

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THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship | Dr. Tim Bruster |  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 | Special Music: Dace Sultanov, cello

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

Click here to download our 2013 Christmas Inside Out schedule of programs, events and worship opportunities!


tim_web“Outside the Walls”

Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor

Matthew 25:31-40

Friends,

If you are like me, then you experienced significant cabin fever during the ice storm. This Sunday there will be no ice, and we will enjoy being together in worship as we continue the series, “Christmas Inside Out.”

My sermon title in sanctuary worship this Sunday is “Outside the Walls.” Jesus constantly took his disciples outside any walls they may have built–or even inherited. Our text for Sunday, Matthew 25:31-40, reminds us that outside or beyond our walls are people with whom Jesus so identified that he said whenever we act in kindness toward them, we are acting in kindness toward Christ himself.

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

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TEACHERS & TOPICS

Classes Meeting on Sunday, December 15

Aldersgate Couples | Room 333 | 9:30 am

Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:30 am

Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | Dr. David Grant

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 | Class Project | First Street Mission

Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am

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 | Dr. Lamar Smith

Journey | Room 230 | 10:00 am

Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | The Amazing Adventures of Sam Houston | Laurie Cockerell, Author

Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | FUMC New Ministry: First7th | Rev. Lance Marshall

New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | Seven Men and the Great Secret of their Greatness | Gaye Fuller

New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am

Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am | Class Project: Assembling Christmas Eve Candles

Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | Velma Martin

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

Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am | Charme Robarts

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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It’s not too late to participate in this year’s Advent Studies ­— No reservations needed!

Glimpses of Grace

Tuesday | December 17 | Room 230 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Rev. Gena Anderson

Looking to shake things up this Holiday season? Join us on Tuesday to turn things Inside Out! We will meet at FUMC, devise a plan to go out and spread the love and peace of Advent, then put that plan in action. Come experience the contagiousness of spreading joy!

One Big Sunday School Class: Where Do We Go From Here?

Sunday | December 22 | Wesley Hall | 9:30 – 10:30 am

Come share the out-of-the-box ways you turned Advent Inside Out!  Advent is a season of blessing others – but in the process, sometimes things happen you didn’t expect. This is a chance for fellowship and reflection on what was meaningful to you and yours this season! Light refreshments will be provided.

Visit the Advent Studies webpage for more information! or Click here to download a PDF of our  2013 Advent Studies Brochure!


MEMBER NEWS

Member News 12.13.13

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chili112.19 & 12.20 CHILI LUNCHES

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Wesley Hall

2013 marks our 27th year of offering a hot meal, gracious hospitality, and an opportunity to send a photograph and Christmas cards to loved ones.

Sign up to help online here!  For more information, contact Lisa Bodley (chililunch2013@gmail.com) at 817/692-5431.

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12.15 Christmas Cheer: Singing Loud For All To Hear

3:00 – 5:30 pm | Wesley Hall

We invite children, youth, and adults to gather in Wesley Hall at 3:00 pm for a quick and fun rehearsal of favorite Christmas carols, then we’ll go out to share this gift of music in several local retirement facilities. After this joyful experience, we’ll return to Wesley Hall for a fantastic surprise!

 

12.9 – 12.22 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. 15 – 22. Pick up containers and instructions in the Welcome Center this Sunday from 10:30 – 11:11 am or contact Sammye Dunn (sammyelou9@gmail.com).

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MINISTRY NEWS

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

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12.17 & 12.18 Preschool Christmas Programs

2-year-olds | 10:00 am | 3′s, 4′s, & Pre-K | 11:00 am | Wesley Hall

There’s really nothing like the joyful sound of young children singing their favorite Christmas songs with all their hearts to amp up your holiday spirit. Join us for these sweet expressions of Christmas joy. For more information, call the Preschool at 817/870-9174.

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 WINTER STUDIES NOW! STUDIES BEGIN 1.5.14

Brochures available in the Adult Education Office & Welcome Center. Learn more and sign up online by typing “Adult Winter Studies” in the search bar at the top right corner of the website.

12.16 Scripture & Spirits RESCHEDULED: Christ and Christmas Culture

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

Good news: you didn’t miss Scripture & Spirits last week – due t o last weeks’ weather, it’s THIS week! Christians complaining about secular Christmas? Boring. Instead, let’s focus on our favorite portrayals of Christmas in pop culture. What gets it right, what makes us think, and what shapes our attitudes towards the most magical time of the year.

Join us for our spirituality and pop culture discussion group as we enjoy some delicious food and drink and discuss what it means to live the good life.

For more information and to RSVP, click here!

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).

12.15 COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP MEETING

10:20 – 10:55 am | Room 154

The 2014 Costa Rica Mission Trip is scheduled for July 11 – 21. Contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 for details.

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1.18.14 – 1.20.14 Revolution Weekend

7th – 12th graders | Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center (Glen Rose, TX) |$125 for students | $75 for guests

$75 for chaperones (CHAPERONES NEEDED!)

Register and learn more here!

2.9.14 FIGHTING PENGUINS BASKETBALL BEGINS

Join us for another year of basketball beginning in February. Sign-ups will be available soon as we look forward to another great season.

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12.5.13 – 2.27.14 ROOM IN THE INN  Volunteers Needed!

Room in the Inn provides shelter to 12 single homeless men on Thursday evenings during the coldest (December, January & February) & hottest months (July & August) every year. Room in the Inn is primarily run with the help of volunteers who set up the facility, prepare the beds, make the meal, stay overnight and transport our guests to and from the Day Resource Center. Call Rev. Page Hines at 817/339-8881 or Elizabeth Becker at 817/339-886 to receive same week volunteer training.

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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. This year we’re celebrating that impulse — and turning it Inside Out.

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Look for our  Buckets of Joy, displayed throughout the church and act upon whichever giving suggestions suit your fancy. Bring your gifts to Room 147 between 9:00 and 12:30 each Sunday of Advent, and we’ll distribute your generosity to those in need. To view or download a list of giving opportunities — or to make a donation to the Bucket of Joy initiative, click here.

For more information about Buckets of Joy or FUMC Outreach Ministries, contact Nancy Tully (ntully@myfumc.org).

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Peter Mayber12.21 PETER MAYER CONCERT

7:30 pm | Wesley Hall | Tickets $20 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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Sunday, December 15

(The third Sunday of Advent)

A Family Advent Music Experience

9:30 and 11:00 am | Sanctuary
Featuring Children’s and Youth Choirs and The Fifth Street Bells, this will be a truly intergenerational experience of music that invites a community experience of inspirational fun.

Sunday, December 22
(The fourth Sunday of Advent)

America’s Classic Carols, featuring The Adoramus Vocal Ensemble

9:30 and 11:00 am | Sanctuary
Originally written as Christmas cards, these classic American carols by Alfred Burt will meld nostalgia with our anticipation of Christmas.

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve

7:00 pm | FUMC Fort Worth Youth Choir
9:00 & 11:00 pm | FUMC Fort Worth Choral Union Featuring soloist Christian Teague
Our traditional Christmas Eve music and worship experience with carols and Christmas songs to herald our celebration of the birth of Christ.

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12.16 Scripture & Spirits RESCHEDULED: Christ and Christmas Culture

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

Good news: you didn’t miss Scripture & Spirits last week – due to last weeks’ weather, it’s THIS week! Christians complaining about secular Christmas? Boring. Instead, let’s focus on our favorite portrayals of Christmas in pop culture. What gets it right, what makes us think, and what shapes our attitudes towards the most magical time of the year.

Join us for our spirituality and pop culture discussion group as we enjoy some delicious food and drink and discuss what it means to live the good life. For more information and to RSVP, click here!

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).

To learn more about this exciting new FUMC Fort Worth ministry, go to www.first7th.org.

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1.5.14 Children’s Spring Academy Sign Up Begins

 

1.21.14 Senior Ministries Event: George Bush Museum Tour

 

1.23.14 Youth going to Stars Game

 

2.2.14 Roots of Change Begins

 

2.2.14 Preparing for Marriage Begins

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

Memorials 12.13.13

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