THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Traditional Worship | Dr. Tim Bruster | 9:30 & 11:00 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 | Special Music: Dace Sultanov, cello
eleven:eleven celebration | Charles Gaby, MA, LPC | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall
Open Yourself to God’s extravagant love and become part of making real the possibilities promised within each of our ministries for the coming year. With the financial support of every single member of our church family we’ll meet our increased 2014 goals as a community. Remember, every gift counts.
“We All Have A Part To Play”
1 Corinthians 3:4-9
Dr. Tim Bruster
Last Fall I announced a trip to the Holy Land June 22 – July 2, 2014. The deadline for registration is quickly approaching, and there are still several openings. As you have probably heard me say more than once, when Susan and I made our first tour of Israel in 1994, it was a life-changing experience. To be in the land and stand where Jesus stood … to drive along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and to see the magnificent ruins … to rest in the Garden of Gethsemane, to walk down the Via Dolorosa, and to take Communion at the Garden Tomb … these experiences are ones you never forget.
Agape | Room 340-341 | 11:00 am | Emily & Tim McDermott & Dr. Jim Riddlesperger
Aldersgate | Room 333 | 9:30 am
Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:45 am | Class Discussion: Sunday’s Sermon Scripture
Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | The Quaker Questions | Rev. Jim Abel
Creative Couples | Room 321 | 9:45 am | Time with God | Joan Gaspard
Foundations | Room 336 | 9:45 am
Genesis | Room 351 | 9:45 am | Decker Cammack
Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am
8:30 am In-Depth Bible Study | Room 350 | New Testament Books in Order of When Written
(January – June) | Dr. Lamar Smith
Inquirers | Room 352 | 9:30 am | Using Money Responsibly | Dr. Luke Palmer
Journey | Room 230 | 10:00 am
Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | For the Beauty of the Earth (Part 3) | Rev. Linda McDermott
Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | Dr. Jim Riddlesperger
New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | Charme Robarts
New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am
Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am | Liska Best
Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | Jim Rohleder
Trinity Fellowship | Room 340-341 | 9:30 am | Casey Langley
Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am | Rev. Larry Grubb
Veriditas | Room 272F | 9:30 am | Book Study
Living the Questions: Evil, Suffering and a God of Love,The Myth of Redemptive Violence
Wesley Bible | Room 350 | 9:30 am | Dr. Ron Ballard
We asked — and you delivered. When our homeless neighbors were cold, your blanket response was nothing short of phenomenal — with an immediate outpouring of blankets and monetary donations that warmed not only our neighbors struggling against this cold winter, but our own hearts as well. Thank you for the blessing you are to others as part of our First Church family.
2.23 COWTOWN MARATHON TRAFFIC ALERT!
Be sure to allow extra time next Sunday, Feb.23 as the Cowtown Marathon runners will be passing FUMCFW between 7:50 and 11:00 am. No streets will be closed; traffic will be allowed through between groups of runners, with police assisting at busy intersections. Watch our website for more information regarding traffic flow.
INTENSIVE JOURNAL ® WORKSHOP – RESCHEDULED!
Now led by Rev. Meredith Bell, White’s Chapel UMC, the Intensive Journal ®Workshop, Part I, will set the stage perfectly for your Lenten reflections, and Part II will follow Easter. Open yourself to the power of your inner wisdom to discern God’s whispers in your life: Join the Intensive Journal Workshop! (If you’ve made a deposit or paid in full, please know that we’ll work with you on the reschedule dates, and will refund your money if the new date doesn’t work for you.)
Please note a slight change of schedule:
Friday, February 28: 5:30 – 9:30 (with 2 breaks)
Saturday, March 1: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (lunch provided); 1:00 – 4:00 pm; 4:30 – 6:30 pm
There’s still room — click here to sign up now!
2014 ADULT LENTEN STUDIES — Register now!
Register online HERE
or at the Church in the Adult Education Office or in the Garden on Sundays 2.16, 2.23, & 3.2 | 9:00 am – Noon
During the week | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
2.16 OUTDOOR MINISTRY RETREAT INFORMATION MEETING
10:20 – 10:55 am | Room 154
FUMCFW’s Outdoor Retreat Ministry provides the opportunity to enjoy fellowship with those of all ages in our church family in a variety of outdoor events. If you enjoy being with others in God’s other great sanctuary on weekend retreats or special day trips, plan on attending the meeting to learn all about the various opportunities available! Questions? Please contact Reverend Chuck Graff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5065.
2.23 KENYA MISSION TRIP MEETING
12:15 – 1:45 pm | Room 147
Have you ever thought about being a part of this exciting Outreach opportunity? Join us to find out how you can be a part of this life-changing experience. Questions? Contact Nancy Tully (email@example.com), Director of Outreach Ministries, at 817/339-5063.
2.6 – 5.29 ADULT SPANISH CLASSES
Beginner’s Class | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Room 230
Intermediate Class | 7:30 – 9:00 pm | Room 230
$50 for new students | No cost for returning students
Textbook (both classes): Easy Spanish Step-by-Step, by Barbara Bregstein
Learn Spanish – or brush up on your skills – at FUMCFW! This semester, there is a Beginner’s Class that starts with the basics for those who have never had Spanish and an Intermediate class for those who’ve had – and have maybe even been using – Spanish, and want to learn more. For more information, contact Rev. Chuck Graff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5065 or Sharon West, Instructor (email@example.com) at 817/991-5584.
PURCHASE DELICIOUS COFFEE & SUPPORT OUR COSTA RICA MISSION TEAM!
Every Sunday from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, you can buy this wonderful coffee in the Garden (or the Welcome Center in case of inclement weather) until March 30 – or as long as it lasts!
3.21 – 3.23 MAN WEEKEND WITH MARTIN
5:30 pm Friday – Noon Sunday | Lake Mineral Wells State Park | $75
Calling all guys grades 7 – 12! We’re heading out for a Man Weekend to camp, hike, grill, make s’mores & more. Click here to sign up! For more information, contact Martin Leathers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Register Now for:
7.19 – 7.25 CAMP BARNABAS
Purdy, MO | $250
2.26 WE’RE GOING TO A MAVERICKS GAME!
5:30 pm | Meet at the TRE Station
221 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX
7:00 pm | Game at American Airlines Center
Pick up after the game at the TRE Station (approximately 10:30 pm)
All Youth 7th – 12th grade are invited to join us in cheering on the Mavs as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans! We’ll take the TRE train to and from the arena. Cost is $25 and covers ticket for game and train. Reserve your spot and sign-up with the youth office ASAP as space is limited and you don’t want to miss the fun!
Questions? Contact Brenda Kegans (email@example.com) at 817/339-3888.
Peanut Butter Wars 2014
Help us win this challenge and, more importantly, help our neighbors in need by participating in Peanut Butter Wars 2014. Genesis United Methodist Church has accepted our challenge to see which church can collect the most peanut butter during the month of February. We lost this challenge last year – let’s not let that happen again!
There are THREE ways you can help:
1. Bring your jars of peanut butter to the Welcome Center on Sundays during February — or to the First Street Mission Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
2. Make a cash donation at the Welcome Center on Sundays. (Eager, bargain-sniffing peanut butter shoppers are standing by!)
3. Click here to donate online now! We’ll purchase and stack the peanut butter for you!
Questions? Contact First Street Methodist Mission at 817/335-6080.
Two weeks into the challenge to Genesis FUMC, the peanut butter bins at FUMCFW are overflowing. A small army transported the hundreds of jars to First Street Methodist Mission while a volunteer shopped for more with the $800 in cash donations given to support the cause. Men, women, and children have stepped up to ensure that FUMCFW takes the prize in the challenge to collect peanut butter for distribution at our food pantry.
CNNPeanutbutter and WallStreetProtein both predict significant gains for FUMCFW in the two weeks remaining for the challenge.
Two more weeks—bring it!
Visit the Outreach page for more information on programs and activities.
Visit the CCT page for more information on programs and activities.
Visit the CCM page for more information on programs and activities.
Visit the MWA page for more information on programs and activities.
To learn more about this exciting new FUMC Fort Worth ministry, go to www.first7th.org.
4.8 UMW Present: Ladies & Lace,
A Morning Inspired By Downton Abbey
10:30 am – 1:00 pm | Ridglea Country Club
Tickets On Sale For $35/Ticket Starting This Sunday In The Welcome Center.
Don’t miss this UMW event featuring noted food historian, lecturer and author Francine Segan! Mark your calendars now and watch for more information coming soon.
Bill Martin’s Birthday by Kialie & Michael Martin
Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:
Gloria Cummings by Lee Roy and Joan Hahnfeld, Gayla Shivers
Jean Webb by Gayla Shivers
Leon Taylor by Gayla Shivers
J.W. Renfro by Gayla Shivers
Bob McCrary by Gayla Shivers
Mission Memorial Fund In Memory Of:
Hattie Scroggins by Sheryl Becan, Faye & Jeff Nedderman