THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Traditional Worship | Dr. Tim Bruster | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary
DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall
Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Charme Robarts
Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Building
Chapel Communion | Dr. Len Delony | 10:35 – 11:00 am | Chapel
eleven:eleven celebration | Rev. Tom McDermott | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall
Did you know?
Although we’re still tabulating the Lent Survey results, one comment that was expressed by a large number of survey participants was how much weekly communion meant to them. Did you know that FUMCFW offers a communion service every week?
With special music, prayer and readings, this quiet contemplative full communion service led by Dr. Len Delony and other clergy is available each week for those who want to add communion to their weekly worship experience. For more information, please contact Dr. Len Delony (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!
“The Power of Communities and Covenants”
Dr. Tim Bruster
Acts 2:42-47 describes the earliest Christian Community in the second chapter of the New Testament book of Acts. It also sums up the tremendous power of communities and covenants:
42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. 43 A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. 44 All the believers were united and shared everything. 45 They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who needed them. 46 Every day, they met together in the temple and ate in their homes. They shared food with gladness and simplicity. 47 They praised God and demonstrated God’s goodness to everyone. The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved. (Common English Bible)
Think about your own life.
What are your communities? What are your covenants?
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 (email@example.com) at 817/339-5065 or Dr. Lamar Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-3886.
“John Wesley and Methodist Beginnings”
Leader: Dr. Lamar Smith, Associate Pastor
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!
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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.
5.12 SCRIPTURE & SPIRITS
2nd Mondays | 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Rodeo Goat | 2836 Bledsoe & Currie
Rev. Gena Anderson & Rev. Lance Marshall
All are welcome! Join this well-crafted discussion on spiritual topics and pop culture. Scripture and Spirits is a gathering for people to share a good drink and a good conversation about faith, spirituality, and life. This new venture of FUMCFW Young Adult Ministry & First 7th provides a place where people can get together to talk openly and honestly about their faith, free of judgment.
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.
Visit the Adults page for more information on programs and activities.
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.
5.18 YOUTH Sunday
11:00 am | Sanctuary
Join us as our youth lead worship.
5.18 – 6.8 LIVING THROUGH GRIEF
Sundays | 9:30 – 11:00 am
UMCFW 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
Easter Offering In Memory Of:
David N. Reed by Mrs. Anne B. Reed
Jimmie Harrington by Cecile Montgomery
First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:
B.J. Johnson by Kay & Charles Singletary, Texas Certified Development Co.
K.T. Wolff by Page & Bart Hines, Pat & Arch Van Meter
David Munoz by Page & Bart Hines
Jan Richardson by Page & Bart Hines, Pat & Arch Van Meter
General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:
B.J. Johnson by Georgia Bosworth
K. T. Wolff by Bettye McDaniel
Television Ministry In Memory Of:
Jay Clement by Bobbye Jo & Barry Hudson
Margie Cullum by Bobbye Jo & Barry Hudson
Easter Offering In Honor Of:
Lucille & William Montgomery by Cecile Montgomery