FUMC WEEKLY 2.21.14

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 TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

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

DiscipleChurch | Rev. Brooks Harrington | 8:30 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel

Chapel CommunionDr. Len Delony | 10:30 – 11:00 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel | Special Music: Tom McDermott, guitar

eleven:eleven celebrationCharles Gaby, MA, LPC | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall


WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP PROGRESS

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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.

Make your commitment online now!

 


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Matthew 5:38-48

 

Dr. Tim Bruster

Dear Friends,

The gospels record a number of questions asked by Jesus. One of those questions we find in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:47a): “And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others?” In that section, Jesus is calling his disciples to a higher level of living: “what more are you doing than others?” Jesus calls us to maximum living. The question in maximum living is NOT “How little can I get by with?” That’s minimum living. The question in maximum living is “How much can I do in response to what God has done for me?”

READ THE REST OF DR. BRUSTER’S BLOG HERE…

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Classes Meeting on Sunday, February 23

Agape | Room 340-341 | 11:00 am | Dr. Jim Riddlesperger and Emily & Tim McDermott

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 | Time for God | Joan Gaspard

Creative Couples | Room 321 | 9:45 am |  Book Review: Seven Men and the Secret of Their Greatness | Gaye Fuller

Foundations | Room 336 | 9:45 am

Genesis | Room 351 | 9:45 am | Rev. Lance Marshall

Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am | Martin Leathers

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 | What’s Up in Austin? | Craig Goldman, Texas State Representative

Journey | Room 230 | 10:00 am

Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am

Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | Dr. Jim Riddlesperger

New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | Gospel of John | Karl Alexander

New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am

Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am | Liska Best

Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | Behind the Scenes | David Crowdus

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

Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am | Dr. Luther Henry

Veriditas | Room 272F | 9:30 am | Book Study: Living the Questions

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

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

2.21.14 Members

BIRTHS 

William Henry Landreth, was born Sunday, February 9, to proud parents Regan & W.A. Landreth.

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Jim Hammons

Tom Butler

Arch Van Meter

Kay Johnson

Ed Carroll

Carrie Adams

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THIS SUNDAY: COWTOWN MARATHON TRAFFIC ALERT!

Be sure to allow extra time this Sunday, February 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.

Best route to church is:

From the west, I-30 to Cherry Street exit which goes over Lancaster.

From the north, I-35W to I-30W and exit Summit, stay on the Frontage road until Forest Park; go north to 5th Street and turn east to the church.

From the east, take I-30W and exit Forest Park, go north to 5th Street, and then east to the church.

From the south, go north on Forest Park to 5th Street, and then east on 5th Street to the church.

To exit church after services:

Leaving after the 8:30 or 9:30 am services will be more of an issue than leaving after the 11:00 am service. To go west, take Macon Street to I-30. To go south, take Forest Park to Rosedale to get past Lancaster Ave. To go north, take Forest Park south to Rosedale and work back to 8th Ave, and then go east on I-30 to I-35W going north. And remember (unless you’re running in, or watching the race) avoid the area around the Will Rogers complex!

NEXT WEEK! THE INTENSIVE JOURNAL ® WORKSHOP

bell-meredith-d3935cbe9d804ec48c981af1fc71a089Friday | 2.28 | 5:30 – 9:30 pm (with 2 breaks)

Saturday | 3.1 | 9:00 am – Noon (lunch provided) | 1:00 – 4:00 pm | 4:30 – 6:30 pm

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.)  There’s still room — click here to sign up now!

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Bliss Dodd to Receive 2014 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award from Perkins School of

Theology

Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University announces the selection of Bliss Dodd, member of FUMCFW, as the 2014 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award recipient. She will receive the Award at a noon luncheon Saturday, March 8, 2014 (click on the link to register!), during the three-day Perkins Theological School for the Laity.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE!

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MINISTRY NEWS

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

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SIGN UP FOR VBS NOW!

7.21 – 7.25 Vacation Bible School

7.27 VBS Celebration Sunday

SAVE THE DATE:

6.16 – 6.20 Children Of God, Citizens Of The World: A Mission Day Camp

8.5 – 8.7 Touch The Water, Taste The Bread: Sacraments School

For questions about any of the Children’s Ministry programs, please contact Nikki McInnis (nmcinnis@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5086.

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For more information about FUMCFW preschool and related programs, please contact Nina Burrows, Director (nburrows@myfumc.org) at 817/870-9174.

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2014 ADULT LENTEN STUDIES — Register now!

Click here to sign up online

Or register in the Adult Education Office or Welcome Center on Sundays | 2.23 & 3.2 | 9:00 am – Noon

During the week | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 (ntully@myfumc.org), Director of Outreach Ministries, at 817/339-5063.

2.26 STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT

6:00 – 7:30 pm | Wesley Hall

Interested in getting involved in organizations that are transforming the community and world that we live in – but don’t know where to start? This class takes relevant social issues and identifies the organizations that offer assistance. Each class will watch a short film, video, or presentation, and then discuss ways that we can make a difference. We will hear from Justice For Our Neighbors – A ministry of hospitality that offers affordable immigration legal services, shares information with the public, and engages in advocacy with immigrants.

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!

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JUSTIN RENOVATION REVEAL

This Sunday! | 9:30 am

All are welcome to join the Youth Sunday morning for an open house and worship to celebrate the Justin Building Renovations.

Man Weekend_graphic3.21 – 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 (mleathers@myfumc.org).

Register Now for:

7.19 – 7.25 CAMP BARNABAS

Purdy, MO | $250

We’re headed back to Camp Barnabas this summer and space is limited so register now! Click here to go to the sign up page. For more information, contact Martin Leathers (mleathers@myfumc.org).

Middle School Mission Trip 2014

June 17 – 20 | Azle, TX | Open to Youth Grades 6 – 8 | $150

Sr. High Mission Trip 2014

June 22 – 27 | Tahlequah, OK | Open to Youth Grades 9 – 12 | $275

Click on the name of the trip above to sign up for either trip. Questions? Contact Brenda (bkegans@myfumc.org).

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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.

Genesis UMC reported 449 Average Worship Attendance for 2013 while FUMCFW average attendance was 1,112. Therefore, FUMCFW needs to collect 2.5 times more ounces of peanut butter than Genesis does to win! 

We currently have about 38,000 ounces, but to win, we need to ramp it up!! If you haven’t contributed yet, there’s still time – but you must act fast. February 28 is the last day to donate!

One more week—bring it!

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

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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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VOCES8_sept20133.2 VOCES8 AT FUMCFW!

Traditional Worship | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Concert | 6:00 pm | Chapel

Concert tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students (will not be mailed, available at the door) or ONLINE HERE

VOCES8 is one of the most exciting and versatile vocal groups in the world. The multi award-winning ensemble fulfills an international annual touring schedule across Europe, the USA, Asia and Africa. Performance venues include the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tokyo Opera City, Tel Aviv Opera House, National Concert Hall Taipei, Cite de la Musique in Paris, Dijon Opera House, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing and Shanghai Concert Hall. Highlights of the 2013/2014 season include an extensive European concert schedule in addition to tours to the USA, Indonesia, Korea, Dubai, Moscow, and for “La Folle Journee” in Nantes and Tokyo. For more information about this exciting performance, contact Janis Rathburn (jrathburn@myfumc.org).

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

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2.27 BUSINESS, BOOKS, & BIBLE STUDY

Every Other Thursday | Noon – 12:45 pm | Led By Rev. Lance Marshall

Marfa Room at Chimy’s | 1053 Foch St.

This new discussion group and Bible study lunch gathering hosted by First 7th studies the insights from best-selling books on leadership & professional development, and combine them with a time of Bible study and conversation. You can read the business books along with us to prepare, or show up any time your schedule allows. The next discussion will be on chapters 4 & 5 from Resonant Leadership, which focuses on the characteristics of powerful leaders, the stresses they face, and the way they move past them. Join us, and bring a friend!

To learn more about this exciting new FUMCFW ministry, go to www.first7th.org.

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3.9 First 7th Preview Service

5:00 – 6:00 pm | Botanical Research Institute of Texas | Childcare available

3.14 – 3.15 SINGLES RETREAT

Friday 3.14 | FUMCFW

Saturday 3.15 | Lyle Lodge

$35 | Rev. Phyllis McDougal

 Register online HERE

4.8 UMW Presents: Ladies & Lace, A Morning Inspired By Downton Abbey

10:30 am – 1:00 pm | Ridglea Country Club

Tickets On Sale For $35 In The Welcome Center AND online HERE

Don’t miss this UMW event featuring noted food historian, lecturer, and author Francine Segan!

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

HONORARY GIFTS

Peanut Butter Wars In Honor of:

Mary Lou Harrington by Cecile Montgomery

Lucile & William Montgomery by Cecile Montgomery

MEMORIAL GIFTS

General Memorial Fund In Memory of:

Melissa & Mick Ashworth by Michelle Shonbeck

Mission Memorial Fund In Memory of:

Laura Smith Wilson & Howard Nobles by John & Mary McCrea

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