THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Traditional Worship | Dr. Tim Bruster | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary
Children First | “Different” | Mr. 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 | Rev. Tom McDermott | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall
First 7th Preview Worship Service | Rev. Lance Marshall | 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Justin Youth Building
his first Sunday leading the eleven:eleven celebration!
“It’s a Sure Thing . . . or Not”
First in the Sermon Series: Know Yourself, Forget Yourself: Finding Joy in Paradox
Featuring the eleven:eleven band led by Brad Thompson with music by Joe Walsh & Macy Gray
We Want Your Lent 2014 Feedback!
Please take a few moments to complete a short survey designed to let us know about your experience of Lent 2014… At the Table. It’s anonymous, it’s easy — and it’s important to our planning for next season.
Thank you for your thoughtful response!
While Easter Sunday is now past, our Season of Easter is a joyous time of celebration and reflection that extends through May 29 according to our liturgical calendar. Each year as a faith community we honor this time and space of grateful reflection by sharing the hope of resurrection with people living in despair through our “second mile” Easter Offering. Your prayerful gift provides direct support to vital outreach programs including:
FIRST STREET METHODIST MISSION: Supports the feeding ministries at the First Street Methodist Mission.
OUTREACH MINISTRIES: Supports the FUMC Methodist Justice Ministry, United Community Centers, Habitat for Humanity, and Child Development Programs for Homeless Children at the YWCA.
CHURCH GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: Supports new church starts in the Central Texas Conference through the Shares Program. Please remember that the funds making possible our First 7th Community come from Church Growth and Development.
PERKINS SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY: Help fulfill our church’s commitment to provide the office of Global Theological Education in the new building at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.
CLICK HERE to make your donation now!
“A New Heart and a New Spirit”
Ezekiel 36:24 – 28 & 2 Corinthians 5:16 – 18
Dr. Tim Bruster
In the 9:40 am service in the Leonard Memorial Chapel and at the 11:00 am service in the sanctuary, we will continue to consider what resurrection means—not just in the distant past, but in the lives of people today. There is newness of life all around us:
evidenced not only in the Spring, but in the hope that springs forth from the direst circumstances;
evidenced not only in the budding of a tree, but in the budding of a new perspective, a new way of seeing;
evidenced not only in the opening of a flower, but in the opening of a life to God and to new life as a follower of Jesus.
TEACHERS & TOPICS
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.
“John Wesley and Methodist Beginnings”
Leader: Dr. Lamar Smith, Associate Pastor
5.4 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF MEALS ON WHEELS
On Sunday, May 4, we’ll celebrate a very special ministry moment honoring the 40th anniversary of Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County, with an offering envelope in recognition of four decades of the great work of this organization in our community. Prefer to make an online donation? CLICK HERE
5.4 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, May 4, 2014. Meet Jessica Ray, by the piano in the front of the Sanctuary, immediately following the 11:00 am Worship Service!
FIRST 7TH PREVIEW WORSHIP SERVICE
5:00 – 6:00 pm | Justin Youth Building | Childcare Available
To learn more, go to www.first7th.org.
10:30 – 11:15 am
To celebrate Mother’s Day the men of FUMCFW — staff and volunteers — will serve pancakes in the garden between services. Come enjoy pancakes and family fellowship in this special time of honoring moms and motherhood!
MAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We need you to offer your service to God and others through one of the following volunteer opportunities at FUMCFW:
Sunday Morning Greeter
Special Event Volunteers
Pancake Breakfast Volunteers
Special Events Photographers
CLICK HERE to find out more information on how YOU can get involved!
Director of Stewardship
After studying the stewardship needs of the church and to address one of the three major emphases identified by our church leadership, we are delighted to announce that Roger Partridge has joined our staff as Director of Stewardship, a new position funded by a generous bequest from the Wanda Jean Burton estate.
Roger comes to us from the Child Study Center Foundation where he has served as its Development Director and Chief Development Officer since 2007. He brings 22 years of experience in non-profit fundraising through annual gifts, special events, endowment funds, capital campaigns, planned giving, and major gifts. He will join us on June 2, and we look forward to welcoming Roger and his family into our First Church family!
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5.4 SIGN UP FOR CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS
10:30 – 11:00 am | In the Garden
6.16 – 6.20 MISSION DAY CAMP | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
7.21 – 7.25 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2014 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
8.5 – 8.7 SACRAMENT SCHOOL | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
5.4 MAY GOOD BOOK CLUB
11:20 am | Room 263
We will have one big Good Book Club THIS Sunday morning — instead of our usual second Sunday of the month — so everyone can spend Mother’s Day with Mom! The theme of our final Good Book Club this year is “Different” and these are the fish-out-of-water tales chosen:
Kindergarten and Younger
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade
Pugdog by Andrea U’Ren.
4th Grade and Older
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall.
*Reading the books in advance is not a requirement.
5.2 May Parents’ Night Out: Faux Pajama Party
6:30 – 11:00 pm | 3 mo. – 12 yrs.
$30 for first child | $40 for 2 | $45 for 3+ | $20 no show fee
Reservations due 4.30
May 2 is Friendship Day and we’re having a pajama party with a twist: wear your pajamas and bring a pair of new or gently used PJs to donate to FSMM. Enjoy party games, snacks, crafts and a movie. Space is limited so make reservations early! Contact: Paula Wagstaff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/546-4414.
5.5 FUMCFW SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT
9:00 am | Lost Creek Golf Club | Shotgun Start — 4 Person Scramble
$40 Entry Fee, Payable at Tournament | Covers green fee, cart, lunch & prizes
This semi-annual event is open to all adult men and women members and guests. To enter, and for directions, call or email Tournament Director Wayne Maddox (email@example.com) at 817/560-7323 with your name, phone/email, handicap or probable score, and who you would like to be teamed with. You may put together your own foursome, or we will put you in a group.
5.18 NEW IN-DEPTH BIBLE STUDY WITH DR. LAMAR SMITH
Sunday Mornings |8:30 – 9:15 am | Room 350
Adults of all ages welcome!
Dr. Lamar Smith will lead this new study, a series of lessons from the writings of Dr. Frederick Buechner. Several of Dr Buechner’s writings are lessons based on Biblical characters and stories from both Testaments. He has the cleverest of ways, placing these characters and Incidents into modern settings. The author’s titles include, “The Alphabet of Grace”, “Wishful Thinking”,” The Eyes of the Heart” and “Telling the Truth”. The subtitle of this last book mentioned is, “The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy and Fairy Tale”.
6:30 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall
Dr. Francisco Lozada, Jr.
Latino/a Interpretation of the New Testament
Join us for this final speaker in our exciting series of theological discussions for laity featuring professor Lozada from TCU. This spring, each guest lecturer presented timely topics and differing perspectives on current theology and issues being addressed in today’s seminary environment. Come and hear the thoughts and reflections of this final presentation of foremost scholars in their respective fields.
5.4 SENIOR RECOGNITION SUNDAY
11:00 am Worship | Sanctuary
Join us as we recognize and celebrate the graduating seniors of the Class of 2014 during the 11:00 am morning worship service.
6:00 – 6:30 pm — Refreshments and Pictures in the Garden
6:30 – 8:30 pm — Dinner and Program in Wesley Hal
$15 | Dressy Attire
All current youth are invited to join us for a night of celebrating the class of 2014 and to look back at the year that was with our annual Justee Awards.
NEW DONATION GUIDELINES
Beginning in May 2014 the Mission will only accept new or gently used items. For a complete list of items, as well as a listing of other places to donate usable items that the Mission cannot accept, CLICK HERE.
Donations can be brought to FSMM:
Monday – Thursday | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Food 4 Kids is a new 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.
How can you help?
Drop a $1 bill in the collection plate on Sundays — one-half of all $1 bills will go toward funding this new ministry to begin next fall.
Volunteer opportunities coming soon!
5.8 ROOM IN THE INN VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Thursday | 6:00 pm | Justin Building
Room in the Inn is a life-changing ministry that provides shelter to individuals who are homeless during the three coldest and the two hottest months every year. There will be a sign-up station for the May training in the FUMCFW Garden between services on Sunday, April 27 and Sunday, May 4. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, CLICK HERE.
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5.4 — THIS SUNDAY!
FIRST 7TH PREVIEW WORSHIP SERVICE
5:00 – 6:00 pm | Justin Youth Building | Childcare Available
To learn more about this exciting new FUMCFW ministry, go to www.first7th.org.
5.18 – 6.8 LIVING THROUGH GRIEF
Sundays | 9:30 – 11:00 am
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE FMC FOUNDATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
September 30, 2014
FIVE PILLARS | FIVE DECADES | CLICK HERE for more information
Children’s Division In Memory Of:
Irma Brown by Nancy Phillips
Donna Brown by Nancy Phillips
Owen Ray by UMW Circle of Eve
Easter Offering In Memory Of:
George Warren by Sharolyn & Carl Stenger
Jeff Harman, David Harman by Marty Harman
Wilma Cagle by Marty Harman
Imogene Boyer by Marty Harman
First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:
Thomas Butler by Judy Butler
B. J. Johnson by Carol McCarthy, John Harrington
Shooting at Fort Hood by Kay Watkins
General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:
Elizabeth Mixson by UMW Circle of Eve
Children’s Ministry In Honor Of:
Patrick Ray by UMW Circle of Eve
General Fund In Honor Of:
The Klaerner Family by Rachel & Joe Pearce
Rev. Linda McDermott by Rachel & Joe Pearce
Janet Anderson’s Birthday by Otha Anderson
First Street Methodist Mission In Honor Of:
Judy Tutt by Thursday afternoon Lenten Bible Study