FUMC WEEKLY 2.13.15

By February 13, 2015News

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
Chapel | 8:30 am | Dave Purcell (click here to read Dave’s blog)
Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Building

Chapel Communion | 10:30 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
Special Music: Laurie Simmons and Lily Hicks

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

First 7th | Worship | 5:30 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Lance Marshall
Discipleship Discussion Groups | 6:30 am

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


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, February 15

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linda_webLENT 2015 – OPEN TO PEACE

The Tradition:

Lent has been the time when new converts to the Christian faith were prepared for baptism; a six Sunday season that asked, actually required, new and long-time Christians to enter into a time of honest “reckoning” of who they were in terms of how they lived out their faith. This included soul searching honesty and confessions of both the positive and the negative. Today, we continue to use this season as a time for sincere and honest soul searching.

Click here to read the rest of Linda’s blog


Staff_Burrows, MarkTHIS SUNDAY WITH OUR FIRST FLOOR FRIENDS

Hello Families.

This Sunday we’re starting two new offerings for our 3s and 4s.

I will go to classrooms for Music with Mister Mark.

We’ll wiggle, play, and sing our way through classics like This Little Light of Mine, Deep and Wide, and Zacchaeus.

Click here to read the rest of Mark’s blog


SId J_FinalWEBCLOTHING OURSELVES IN THE HONOR OF HISTORY

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

1 Peter 5:5   

Dr. Lamar Smith opened our live Five Pillars | Five Decades presentation earlier this fall with these words:

“Allow me to set the scene: The year is 1964. It is a year when parents who had disavowed Elvis Presley and the Peppermint Twist were joining their youngsters to watch the Ed Sullivan Show and enjoy the music of some British imports called The Beatles. Our vibrant city’s downtown was home to movie theatres, banks, department stores — even a subway!

Click here to read the rest of Sid’s blog

Click here to watch a video, narrated by Lamar Smith, about the birth of the First Methodist Church of Fort Worth Foundation.


dave purcell image 2THIS WEEK IN DISCIPLECHURCH

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I have the joy and responsibility of participating in DiscipleChurch this Sunday, so I will once again share part of my faith journey with you. Another chance to participate and the journey itself means a lot to me because it makes me test my own beliefs, see more clearly how Jesus calls me to change, and lets me practice speaking about my faith.

If you already have a preview, you may want to look at the additional questions near the end of this message.

This Sunday I will talk about Psalm 118, Mark’s very short telling about the Spirit driving Jesus into the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. When I have the time and when I want to walk quietly Jenny and I often go out into the wilderness.

Click here to read the rest of Dave’s blog


MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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BAPTISMS

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KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Jack Rattikin
Gay Joyner
Jerry Jirik
Daphine Mullins
Richard Fate
Nora Lee McCauley
Esther Sims

IN MEMORIAM

Randy Freeman

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LENT 2015 — OPEN TO PEACE

Lent begins NEXT Wednesday, February 18!

This year, we will be using the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi as our guide through the work of reckoning during this season of Lent‬. To enter into theEaster Season of new life, we prepare with Lent’s focus on an honest reckoning of our own lives.

Click here for a complete list of Lenten opportunities.

Click here to download a printable version of the Lent Weekly.


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3.1 COWTOWN MARATHON TRAFFIC ALERT

Be sure to allow extra time on Sunday, March 1, 2015 as The Cowtown Marathon runners will be passing by FUMCFW between 8:00 and 11:00 am. Traffic will be allowed through between groups of runners as directed by the Fort Worth Police Department. The best route to FUMCFW from all directions will be via I-30 to Forest Park Boulevard, heading north on FPB and looping back south to 5th Street and east to FUMCFW. When leaving the church, traffic will be heavier following the 8:30 and 9:30 am services than it will be following the 11:00 am service. To access I-30 in order to go any direction, head back to Forest Park Boulevard which will allow you to bypass the runner traffic on Lancaster and to access I-30. To avoid runner and spectator traffic, please avoid the Will Rogers Memorial Center area during race weekend.


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!

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MINISTRY NEWS

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

CHILDREN | ADULTS | YOUTH

COMPASSION & JUSTICE | CCT | CCM | MWA

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Hello Families.

This Sunday we’re starting two new offerings for our 3s and 4s.

I will go to classrooms for Music with Mister Mark.

We’ll wiggle, play, and sing our way through classics like This Little Light of Mine, Deep and Wide, and Zacchaeus.

 

Nancy will go to classrooms to share Sacred Circle Time. This is a special time when the children will do more than learn about God. They will experience God.

Click here to see the basic flow for Sacred Circle Time.

By the way, this is something you can absolutely do at home in less than 10 minutes.

We could all use a little set aside (holy) time in our lives.

Thank you for sharing your little ones with us!

Mark

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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2.15 WILL AND ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR LED BY KELLY DEBERRY

4:00 – 5:00 pm | Room 154

Kelly DeBerry is an FUMCFW member and attorney with the Fort Worth firm Griffith, Jay & Michel, LLP. Ms. DeBerry’s practice focuses on wills, estate planning, probate proceedings, trust administration, will contests and related probate litigation, guardianship proceedings, and select family law and divorce matters. This free seminar will answer questions you may have about your estate planning needs. No matter what your age, it’s never too early or too late to begin thinking about your estate plan. As new assets are purchased and new milestones are achieved, you will want to ensure that you have provided instructions regarding the distribution of your assets. Questions? Contact Roger Partridge (rpartridge@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5098.


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2.22 COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP INFORMATION METING

Noon | Room 154

This is the final opportunity to learn more about how to be part of this exciting July 10 – 20, 2015, international ministry opportunity. There is currently a team of 15 already registered for this life-changing journey — but there’s plenty of room for more! Contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 for more details.


3.1 PEACEMAKING WITH RESTORATIVE PRACTICES

1:30 – 5:30 pm | Foundation Building

Room 272 | Led by Mike Phillips, FUMCFW member

Would you like to learn about an international movement that is demonstrating practical, real world results in these areas? The movement is called Restorative Practices. RP is a set of processes and skills which enable people to be instruments of peace.

RP focuses on healing relationships and communities, and on preventing bad behavior. Restorative Practices creates an environment where people who have caused harm take responsibility for their actions and hear directly from their victims about the impact their actions have had. For more information or to register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.


Roots of Change_HS3.8 – 5.24 ROOTS OF CHANGE

12:30 – 2:30 pm | Sunday Afternoons

(No class Easter Sunday or Mother’s Day)
10 Weeks | Potluck Lunch
Foundation Building | Room 274
Led by Mike Phillips, FUMCFW member

Roots of Change is a 2-hour weekly gathering lasting 10 weeks, designed to expose how patterns in our emotions impact how we work, think, pray, and love. It is a life-changing journey into deep community that offers the opportunity to strengthen relationships and discover new insights into our lives. There is no charge but donations are accepted to continue this ministry. Childcare is available upon request. The class will be facilitated by Mike Phillips. For more information or to register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.


grief_shutterstock_979227622015 LIVING THROUGH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Sundays | Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, & 22
9:30 am | Foundation Bldg., 2nd Floor

Led by Charme Robarts, certified Grief Recovery Specialist, this group is focused on providing participants with tools and basic understanding of ways to handle grief that are healthy and lead to healing. Opportunity is given for sharing personal concerns. Participation is free and you do not need to be a church member to participate. Optional guidebook is $5. For more information or to register, contact Rev. Phyllis McDougal (pmcdougal@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5082.

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

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Sign up now for the 2015 Summer Mission Trip!

June 21 – 26, 2015

Houston, TX | $275 for Students | $75 for Adults

Click here to sign up now as a Youth | Click here to sign up now as an Adult

Open to all youth grades 7 – 12. Spots are limited with an equal number for middle-school and high-school students until March 1, then it’s first-come, first-serve. We’re working with Center for Student Missions (CSM) and will be doing lots of different types of work with different organizations throughout the city for the week.

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

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February Mission Sunday_HSFEBRUARY MISSION SUNDAYS: UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS

Mission Sundays are back!

During the month of February, please bring new adult underwear and socks to the First Street
Methodist Mission, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or to the Welcome Center on Sunday Morning.


2.19 Call to Prayer_HS2.19 A CALL TO PRAYER

11:30 am | Wesley Hall

In 1909, United Community Centers was founded with a $200 donation through the United Methodist Women from First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. With over a century of service, our organization has many blessings for which to be thankful. Join us for a Lenten meal with a sermon from Bishop Mike Lowry as we pray for a successful year of continuing our outreach of impacting the lives of children, families, and seniors throughout the community in
Fort Worth. RSVP to Ashley Johnson at (ajohnson@unitedcommunitycenters.org) at 817/927-5556.

Small acts change lives.


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

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2.16 SPECTRUM CONCERT SERIES

7:00 pm | Chapel
Reception following in Wesley Hall

The Spectrum Ensemble, comprised of the finest players from the Fort Worth and Dallas Symphony Orchestras for three performances throughout the year in Leonard Memorial Chapel. The concerts are free of charge and are followed by a reception in Wesley Hall. For more information, please contact Peggy Graff (pgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2405.


Feb15 Youth Choir Performance

2.22 ALAMO HEIGHTS METHODIST NEW ZION YOUTH CHOIR TO PERFORM WITH CORNERSTONE YOUTH CHOIR

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

The New Zion Youth Choir from Alamo Heights United Methodist Church in San Antonio is headed to Cowtown to spend some time with our own Cornerstone Youth Choir! We invite you to their joint performance at FUMCFW.


2.23 UTA A CAPPELLA CHOIR CONCERT AT FUMCFW

7:00 pm | Sanctuary | Free Admission

Join us for a delightful evening of music with the A Cappella Choir, under the direction of UT Arlington Director of Choral Activities Karen Kenaston-French. The choir is the premiere choral ensemble of the university and performs a diverse array of challenging choral literature from the Renaissance to the present. They present several concerts each year, tour annually, and periodically present major works with orchestra. This is your chance to see them perform before they travel to Salt Lake City, Utah at the at the American Choral Directors Association annual meeting! Questions? Contact Peggy Graff (pgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2405.

 

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

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SAVE THE DATE

3.1 MEDIA MINISTRY SUNDAY
3.22 ORGAN DEDICATORY CONCERT WITH DR. BRADLEY WELCH
3.26 SENIOR MINISTRIES COUNCIL THURSDAY LUNCH AND TOUR OF BOTANICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS (BRIT)


GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:

J.D. Greenhill by Shirley Armour

J.W. Renfro by Karen & Steve Freeman and Brantley & Jason Freeman, Sharon Renfro, Mike Renfro

Joe Ambrose by Ann & Jim Nayfa

Foundation 62 In Memory Of:

Randy Freeman by Norma Demetrion

General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Betty & Gilbert Stevens by Marcia Boyett

HONORARY GIFTS

First Street Methodist Mission In Honor Of:

Dr. Luther Henry by Charlie Belle Keathley

Owen Lehr Harrell by Carol Harrell

General Honorarium Fund In Honor Of:

Mr. & Mrs. Lamar Sartin by Mrs. & Dr. Raymond Keammerling

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