THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall
Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Page Hines
Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Building
Chapel Communion | 10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
eleven:eleven celebration | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tim McDermott
Dear Church Family,
After much prayer and contemplation, I have decided that after 14 years of service to our great church and our community, it is time for me to retire. My last day of service will be October 31. My journey here has been delightful and I am incredibly grateful to have had so many wonderful opportunities that I hope and pray have enhanced the lives of others, but just as important have enhanced my life beyond measure. None of the work that I have accomplished here would have been possible without the love and support of the congregation, so it is with total admiration for each of you that I say, thank you! I am confident that the next few months will be filled with the joy of so many wonderful memories and much sadness as I leave behind a job that I have dearly loved.
With my love and sincerest appreciation,
“Do It Again, Lord!”
Dr. Tim Bruster
This Saturday, May 24, is Aldersgate Day. It commemorates an experience that John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Movement, had 276 years ago in 1738. Sometimes people call that experience his “conversion,” but the term is misleading because it wasn’t the moment when he became a Christian. He had been a Christian all his life. In fact, he was a priest in the Church of England. But that experience did follow a very low period in his life. He had gone to the Georgia colony with high hopes of accomplishing great things, but he was a failure there. He found himself questioning his faith and wondering if he really was qualified to be called “Christian.”
TEACHERS & TOPICS
Miles Elliot Dinger, son of Nicole and Justin Dinger
Madison Grace Galbraith, daughter of Michelle and Jason Galbraith
Congratulations to the Confirmation Class of 2014
Evan Barnard, Olivia Barnard, Margaret Biggs, Aidan Bond, Robert Krauser, Lucas Carlile, Margaret Bumstead, William Conway, Katherine DeBerry, Dumka Duwii, Benjamin Fletcher, Evan Goff, Pepper Hahnfeld, Ryan Hamburg, John Hardgrove, Ryan Harris, Erin Howell, Campbell Hyde, Thomas Jolin, Sam Keenan, Claire Kirk, Michael McAuley III, Ashlin McCormack, Abigail McInnis, Margaret McInnis, Aiden Muttiah, Christian Muttiah, Rachel Muttiah, Brett Nowlin, Kiri Palmer, William Peugh, John Pitre, Kenneth Reese, Brandon Sanderson, Emily Spaniel, Kyle Spaniel, Riley Stephanow, Kathryn Stewart, Brandon Tedder, Allie Van Meter, Addison Whelan, Jacob Williams.
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
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, June 1, 2014. Meet Norma Loughridge, at the piano in the front of the Sanctuary, immediately following the 11:00 am Worship Service!
If you’ve been meaning to make your “Second Mile” Season of Easter Offering and just haven’t gotten around to it, please be aware that May 29 is the last day to add your support to the vital work of our outreach ministries. Help share the joy of Easter as we spread God’s love among people living in despair. Donate online at www.fumcfw.org/easter-offering or designate your check as “Easter Offering” and mail or deliver it to the main church office by May 29. 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!
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
Special Events Photographers
CLICK HERE to find out more information on how YOU can get involved!
(Click on the name of a ministry below to skip directly to their news)
6.1 CHILDREN’S MUSICAL
9:45 am | Sanctuary during Children First
We are so excited to welcome back Ken Medema to FUMCFW! Ken will be with the Children’s Choir and Junior Worship Leaders as they present Ken’s musical The Big Fish: Jonah’s Whale of a Tale. This version of Jonah and the Whale is uniquely told through a “film-noir” style, like an old-fashioned detective movie. Kids and adults alike will find both humor and truth in this creative musical.
6.13 JUNE PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
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 6.11
Aloha! Grab your grass skirt and lei and tell your kids to be be ready to do the hula! Space is limited so make reservations early to Paula Wagstaff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/546-4414. If you volunteer for the Children’s Ministry or in the Nursery on Sunday morning you will earn a Free Parents’ Night Out.
SIGN UP FOR CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS
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
For more information about FUMCFW preschool and related programs, please contact Nina Burrows, Director (email@example.com) at 817/870-9174.
6.4 – 6.25 | Converge: Kingdom Building Bible Study
Dr. Mike Marshall | Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Room 230 | $12 for materials
6.11 – 7.30 | Parenting Class
Kimberly Lawrence, Licensed Master Social Worker
Wednesdays | 10:00 am – Noon | Room 147
All materials and childcare during classes are free!
Ongoing Opportunity | Men’s Bible Study | Fred Cantu
Tuesdays | 7:00 – 7:45 am | Room 154
6.11 – 8.20 | Movies, Books & Theology
Rev. Phyllis McDougal | Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:30 am
Room 154 | $40 for the 3 Books (Available in the Main Office)
This class will examine how God’s presence is always around us and how God moves in and through our world. The group is open all summer, so come when you can!
Movies and Books we will watch/discuss:
Twelve Mighty Orphans, The King’s Speech, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Mighty Be Our Powers, Pray the Devil Back to Hell and Still Alice.
CLICK HERE to register online
or contact Gayle Ammerman at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 817/339-5091.
Register in person at the Main Office
Sunday | 6.1.14 | 9:00 am – Noon
During the week | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Scholarships available upon request
Rev. Gena Anderson (email@example.com) at 817/339-5067
Paula Wagstaff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/546-4414
6.14 SINGLES MISSION TRIP TO WEST, TEXAS
6:30 am – 9:30 pm
Meet in west FUMCFW parking lot
$30 Registration & transportation | Registration Deadline 5.28
Join the Tarrant Area Singles (including all singles from FUMCFW) for a one-day mission trip to West to help with community recovery work in various neighborhoods. Please bring a sack lunch/soft drink if you want something other than water, and cash for breakfast on the road and dinner on the way home. Make checks payable to “Tarrant Area Singles”. Contact Cindy Young (email@example.com) or Reverend Chuck Graff 817/339-5065 or (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register or for more information.
5.18 – 6.8 LIVING THROUGH GRIEF
Support Group | 9:30 – 11:00 am
Foundation Building | 2nd Floor
(Use the East entrance)
Led by Charme Robarts, certified Grief recovery Specialist and Director of Volunteers at Guardianship Services, 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 Charme Robarts (email@example.com) at 214/632-9486 or Rev. Phyllis McDougal (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5082.
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!
Visit the FSMM page for more information on programs and activities.
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.
Visit the youth page for more information on programs and activities.
To learn more about this exciting new FUMCFW ministry, go to www.first7th.org.
6.1 CHILDREN’S MUSICAL
Children First | 9:45 am | Sanctuary
The Big Fish, by Ken Medema
6.14 SINGLES MISSION TRIP TO WEST, TEXAS
6:30 am – 9:30 pm | Meet in west FUMC parking lot Cost: $30
Costs includes registration & transportation
FUMCFW CHURCHWIDE MUSICAL – HONK!
8.15 | 7:00 pm
8.16 | 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
8.17 | 2:00 pm
Join us for this family-friendly musical that will delight and entertain people of all ages!
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE FMC FOUNDATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
September 30, 2014
FIVE PILLARS | FIVE DECADES | CLICK HERE for more information
First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:
K.T. Wolff by Laura Kent, Ernestine Kohl, Mary & Bob Weathers, Martha Slover, Phyllis & David Evans,
B.J. Johnson by Covenant Class FUMC, Pat & Arch Van Meter
General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:
K. T. Wolff by Linda & Daniel Roe, Kay Watkins, Carol & Robert McKenzie, Judy & Max McRaney, Shirley & George Cerovsky
Meals on Wheels In Memory Of:
K.T. Wolff by Shirley Armour
Doris Smith by Dell Smith Wood
Youth In Memory Of:
11 killed in tornado in Mayflower, AR by Kay Watkin
Meals on Wheels In Honor Of:
Rev. Kay Johnson by Shirley Armour
Rev. Phyllis McDougal by Shirley Armour
Dr. Mike Marshall by Shirley Armour
Mission In Honor Of:
Charme Robarts by Nancy Froman
Anna Troy by Nancy Froman