THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Traditional Worship | Dr. Tim Bruster | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary
Children First | “Dangerous” | Mister Mark Burrows | 9:45 am | Sanctuary
DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall
Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Brooks Harrington
Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Building
Chapel Communion | Dr. Len Delony | 10:30 – 11:00 am | Chapel
eleven:eleven celebration | Charles Gaby, MA, LPC | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall
Click on LENT at the top of any page on the website to see a full list and detailed descriptions of what we have to offer this Lenten Season.
A printed version of the complete list of Lent programs is available now in the Welcome Center or you can download a PDF of it here >>> Lent 2014 Schedule
The Rogue24 restaurant of Washington, D.C. is just one restaurant that has had enough of cell phones. There is a no-tolerance ban on cell phones. They cite several reasons for the ban: the cell phone ringer volume isn’t controlled, the phone conversation disturbs other customers, and smart phone cameras generally have flash and that disturbs other customers when pictures are taken. The chef explains the policy this way:
“Let’s say you’re out on a date, but you sit there tweeting. What are you doing to your companion? You’re alienating them. You’re in an environment that’s trying to create an ambience that you can’t get anywhere else. If you go to the theater, they ask you to not use flash photography, because it distracts. It’s the same thing here. We’re in the middle of the dining room, so the flashing distracts us as well.
TEACHERS & TOPICS
Bishop John Russell
Patricia (Patty) Mattson
James “Tris” Pollard
THIS SUNDAY! CHURCH TOUR
Want to know more about our Sanctuary Renovations, find a Sunday School class, learn about our library, Television Ministry, Church Archives, Children’s Ministry and more? Join the monthly Tour of the Building on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Meet Diane Fisher, by the piano in the front of the Sanctuary, immediately following the 11:00 am Worship Service!
THIS SUNDAY! FIRST 7TH PREVIEW WORSHIP SERVICE
April 6 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Meeting at the Botanical Research Institute Of Texas
1700 University Drive | Childcare Available | www.first7th.org
NEXT SUNDAY! GUEST SPEAKER AND CATERED DINNER: AN EVENING WITH MILTON BRASHER-CUNNINGHAM
Sunday, April 13 | 5:30 pm | Wesley Hall | Cost of Dinner is $8
Reservations due April 9 | CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION
Milton Brasher-Cuningham is a writer, chef, teacher, minister, small urban farmer, musician, husband, and keeper of Schnauzers who lives with his wife, Ginger, in Durham, North Carolina. He will be at FUMCFW to discuss his book, Keeping the Feast: Metaphors for the Meal. Don’t miss this wonderful evening of community and fellowship.
UNITED METHODIST INFORMATION CLASS
Sunday Mornings | April 27 – May 18 | 9:45 – 10:45 am
Room 336 | Hosted by the Foundations Sunday School Class
Guests, new members, and all interested in meeting new people and learning more about our denomination and our church are welcome to join us for any or all of these informative sessions. There is no cost for materials or sessions. Questions? Contact Rev. Chuck Graff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5065 or Dr. Lamar Smith (email@example.com) at 817/339-3886.
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SIGN UP NOW FOR CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS:
6.16 – 6.20 MISSION DAY CAMP
7:45 am – 4:45 pm | Children Entering Grades 3 – 6 | Lyle Lodge | Transportation provided
$125 | Register by May 19 | Late Registration $160 | Space Limited To 72 Campers
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2014
7.21 – 7.25 Vacation Bible School | 7.27 VBS Celebration Sunday
8.5 – 8.7 SACRAMENT SCHOOL
9:00 am – Noon | Ages 3 – 6 | $15 | Chapel
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
Get your party frock ready now for UMW’s spectacularly genteel Spring 2014 event benefitting Women’s and Children’s ministries of FUMCFW. Bring your friends and come dressed in your lace, hats and pearls as we relive together the Downton Abbey era with the help of noted New York historian, author and lecturer Francine Segan!
4.9 WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEOLOGY ACADEMY
6:30 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall
Dr. Shelly Matthews, The New Testament & Early Jewish-Christian Relations
4.22 SENIOR MINISTRIES TRIP TO DALLAS ARBORETUM
Charter bus departs FUMCFW at 10:00 am & returns at 4:00 pm
$25 for bus, snacks, box lunch & admission | Reservations due 4.14
Make plans NOW to join us for “Dallas Blooms” at the lovely Dallas Arboretum. Please contact Ann Maddox, 817/560-7323, to make reservations or if you have questions by Monday, April 14. Trams are available to limit walking.
SIGN UP NOW FOR SPRING OUTDOOR MINISTRY RETREATS
April 4 – 6 | Tyler State Park
April 25 – 27 | Meridian State Park
May 16 – 18 | Caddo Lake State Park
CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up for upcoming trips!
4.12 YOUTH GIRLS DAY OUT
2:30 pm | Meet at the Justin | 9:00 pm | Pick up at the Justin | $20
All girls are invited to join Casey for an afternoon of thrift shopping and then dinner and a movie at Movie Tavern. Cost is $20 for dinner and a movie and everyone needs to bring spending money for the thrift stores. Questions? Contact Brenda Kegans (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-3888.
The FUMCFW Youth Scholarship Committee will award up three $1,200 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are members of FUMCFW Youth. Printed copies of the Application and Guidelines are available in the Justin Youth Building and the Welcome Center. CLICK HERE to learn more.
YOUTH SUMMER TRIPS:
Click on the name of the trip below to sign up for each trip. Questions? Contact Brenda (email@example.com).
APRIL MISSION SUNDAYS: DISHES
During the month of APRIL, please bring DISHES AND GLASSES to:
First Street Methodist Mission | Monday – Thursday | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
OR the Welcome Center | Sunday Mornings
Small Gifts. Big Difference.
Visit the Outreach page for more information on programs and activities.
CLICK HERE to read a message from Charles Gaby
CLICK HERE to read a message from Dr. Tim Bruster
There will be a meeting this Sunday afternoon, April 6th, at 3:30 in Wesley Hall for all interested members of the 11:11 community to share thoughts with Dr. Bruster and other leaders of the music and worship arts ministries about the strengths of 11:11 and ways we can work together to support the next steps in its future. It will be an opportunity both to ask questions and express our feelings about what is important to those of us for whom 11:11 is an important and meaningful part of our connection to FUMC.
Visit the CCM page for more information on programs and activities.
Visit the MWA page for more information on programs and activities.
THIS SUNDAY! FIRST 7TH PREVIEW WORSHIP SERVICE
April 6 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Meeting at the Botanical Research Institute Of Texas
1700 University Drive | Childcare Available
To learn more about this exciting new FUMCFW ministry, go to www.first7th.org.
5.4 2014 YOUTH BANQUET
6:00 – 6:30 pm | Drinks & pictures | Garden
6:30 – 8:30 | Dinner & Program | Wesley Hall
5.8 ROOM IN THE INN VOLUNTEER TRAINING
6:00 pm | Justin Building | CLICK HERE for more information
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE FMC FOUNDATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
FIVE PILLARS | FIVE DECADES | CLICK HERE for more information
Costa Rica Mission Trip In Memory Of:
Frances Cooper by Dana & Ted Settle