FUMC WEEKLY 6.13.14

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TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Paul Driskell

DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall

Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Brooks Harrington

Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Bldg.

Chapel Communion | 10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

eleven:eleven celebration | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott


Paul Driskell

“Our Fathers, Our Friends, Our Faith”

John 15:12-17

Paul Driskell

Join us Sunday to hear a special Father’s Day message about fathers and father figures from Paul Driskell. A Fort Worth native, FUMCFW member, and two-time graduate of TCU, Paul has divided his life between Fort Worth and Washington, D.C. for 37 years.

After six years of college teaching, Paul joined the Leadership Staff of the U.S. House of Representatives. Serving as Executive Floor Assistant to House Majority Leader Jim Wright, Paul became a witness to some of this Nation’s most interesting political events, while working daily with legendary dynamic National Leaders.

He first began attending First Church when Gaston Foote was the Senior Minister and has frequently taught in many of our Sunday School Classes and the Winter Academy Classes over the past thirty years while commuting to the Nation’s Capitol.

His three-part program entitled “Washington through the eyes of the Monkey, rather than the Organ Grinder” has been presented at the LBJ School, Kennedy School of Government, University of Texas Law School, and the New York Economic Society.

Paul has spoken to virtually every type of professional Organization in this country. In 1993 Paul made over 130 appearances across the Nation addressing Healthcare and its treatment in Public Policy with appearances on Mac Neil Leher and countless local media venues.

His passion is history and storytelling, and he believes that by sharing ourselves we gain insights that lead us ever closer to a Christ centered life.

Paul, his wife Donna, and son Daniel live in Colleyville, Texas.


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, June 15

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MEMBER NEWS

 NEW MEMBERS

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BAPTISMS

6.13.14_baptisms

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Robert “Bob” Greer

Kay Calvery

Ann Dowdell

Dale Jeffers

Guy McCollum

IN MEMORIAM

Kay Calvery

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2014 CTC Annual Conference Review

This past week’s Central Texas Conference annual conference in Mansfield brought several big moments for First Church Fort Worth.

Darcy Deupree was elected for the second time as lay delegate to Jurisdictional Conference, which will be held in July of 2016. This is the regional body of the United Methodist Church that chooses new bishops. In addition to Darcy, Dr. Jim Connor, a former member of First Church clergy who now leads the Genesis UMC, was also elected as delegate to the Jurisdictional Conference.

Casey Langley was commissioned as a provisional deacon, and will now begin her residency program, which is the final step to her ordination.

Dr. Tim Bruster was the first clergy to be elected as a delegate to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences in 2016, and in this role he will lead the entire Central Texas Conference delegation to General Conference 2016. This is a pivotal leadership role in our conference and in our denomination nationwide. In the past, it has been assumed that the first elected clergy delegate would be a candidate for the office of Bishop in the church, as Dr. Bruster was in 2008 when he led the delegation the first time. After discerning whether he is called to that office, he has decided that he will not be an episcopal candidate in 2016.

“This is a critically important time in the life of our denomination,” Dr. Bruster said, “and I am pleased to lead our delegation from the Central Texas annual conference as we prepare for General Conference 2016.” Dr. Bruster says that because of new rules, our Annual Conference had the option of electing its delegates a year earlier. This gives the delegation more time to thoroughly understand and discuss the issues faced at General Conference 2016. “This is a very strong delegation,” he adds, “and with more time for preparation and experience working together as a team, we expect this group to provide outstanding leadership at General Conference.”

Senior Associate Pastor Reverend Linda McDermott says that Dr. Bruster’s election as lead delegate is an affirmation of the Central Texas Conference’s respect and trust in his leadership, especially as significant issues come before the General Conference. “It is a tremendous honor from the conference to be elected to any of these delegations,” she said, “And especially to lead the entire delegation. This honors Tim not only as a person, but also his leadership of this congregation. Because our Senior Pastor will lead the entire delegation, that means our church plays a significant role in our Central Texas Conference and in our denomination across the United States.”

During the 2014 Central Texas Annual Conference meeting, the members of the Annual Conference elected a total of 22 representatives from the Central Texas Conference, including 11 clergy and11 laity, to serve as our delegates and alternates to the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. We will have four clergy and four lay persons in the General Conference delegation, four each for the South Central Jurisdictional Conference and three alternates.

 

 

 

Father's Day_HS6.15 FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

10:30 – 11:15 am | FUMCFW Garden

In honor of all men on Father’s Day, everyone is invited to stop by the garden to celebrate this special day. Our Lay Ministry Committee will have a special gift for all the men, and everyone will have the opportunity to create their own root beer floats using “Dad’s Root Beer”.

eleven:eleven potluck celebration

Sunday, June 15, 6:00 pm | Wesley Hall, FUMCFW

(Bring a favorite dish to share!)

Friends, Food and Fun!


uncle tim posterJUNE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Offer your service to God and others through one of the following volunteer opportunities at FUMCFW:

Food Bank Volunteers NEW!

Mission Donation Pickup at Trader Joe’s NEW!

Front Office Receptionist

Ushers for the 11:00 am Service

Father’s Day Event Volunteers

Singles to Serve in West, Texas

Sunday Morning Greeters

Refreshment servers for July 6

CLICK HERE to find out more information on how YOU can get involved!

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Welcome Home7.6 YOUTH CHOIR WELCOME HOME CONCERT

6:00 – 7:00 pm | Wesley Hall Refreshments afterwards

The Youth Choir is headed to New Mexico June 30 through July 6 for their annual Choir Tour. They will perform at various churches, nursing homes, and children’s facilities, as well as engage in various community service projects. Plan to join us in welcoming them home as they share their songs and stories from the road!


LA TRINIDAD UMC NEEDS OUR HELP

This special request came from our district office. La Trinidad (and Diamond Hill ministries) have been anticipating a full-time appointment for close to one year now and are excited to know that they now have an appointment with Rev. Samuel Macias. Rev. Macias, his wife Saby, and their three girls will move into the parsonage close to Diamond — a house that is mostly empty. The family will only be able to bring clothing and maybe one or two personal items with them.

CLICK HERE to find out more information on how YOU can help!


MINISTRY NEWS

(Click on the name of a ministry below to skip directly to their news)

CHILDREN | ADULTS | YOUTH | MISSION | CCT

CCM | MWA | FIRST 7TH | OUTREACH

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July 21 – 25 | 9:00 am – Noon | Meet in Wesley Hall | FUMCFW

VBS Celebration Sunday | July 27 | 11:00 am | FUMCFW | Sanctuary

Experience the love of Jesus. Start an adventure. Use your imagination and creativity to build your faith.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For questions about any of the Children’s Ministry programs,

please contact Nikki McInnis (nmcinnis@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5086.

Visit the Children’s Ministry page for more information on programs and activities.

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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.

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

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Summer Studies 14_HSAvoid Summer Brain Slump. . .
Sign up now for SUMMER STUDIES!

6.4 – 6.25 | Converge: Kingdom Building Bible Study

Dr. Mike Marshall | Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:45 pm Room 230 | $12 for materials

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 this summer include: 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 (gammerman@myfumc.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

Scholarship Information: Rev. Gena Anderson (ganderson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5067

Childcare Reservations: Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-4414


Singles Mission_HS6.14 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 (cyoung1952@att.net) or Reverend Chuck Graff 817/339-5065 or (cgraff@myfumc.org) to register or for more information.

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June Mission Sunday_HSJUNE MISSION SUNDAYS: HAMBURGER HELPER

During the month of June, please bring Hamburger Helper to:

First Street Methodist Mission

Mon. – Thurs. | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm OR

the Welcome Center | Sunday Mornings

For more information, contact Page Hines (phines@firststreetmission.org) at 817/335-6080, ext. 101.


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

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Food 4 Kids

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.

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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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8.3 MORNING SONG BEGINS

morningsong_HSWe invite you to join us for MorningSong, a unique summertime choir experience that extends the entire month of August. It’s really simple and there’s no rehearsal commitment. Simply meet every Sunday morning in August, 30 minutes before each service to learn a piece of music and then lead worship in song.

For more information, contact Taylor Davis (tdavis@myfumc.org) 817/339-5074.

 


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Honk Playbill

8.15 – 8.17 HONK! — The Broadway show that’s fun for all ages!

Friday at 7:00 pm | Saturday at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm | Sunday at 2:00 pm | Wesley Hall

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling”, “Honk!” tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. To learn more, click here www.fumcfw.org/honk.

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Youth Summer Events_HSCALLING ALL RISING 7 – 12 GRADERS!

Looking for something fun to do?

Meet on Wednesdays for a chance to enjoy SUMMER FUN with your friends!

6.11 Kincaid’s on Camp Bowie

6.18 Dinner with Lance, Location: TBD

6.25 Main Event ($12) on Citylake Boulevard East

7.2 Freebirds on West 7th

7.9 Rangers Game vs. Astros ($25), Meet at the Justin

7.16 Movie Night at the Justin

7.30 Ol’ South Pancake House on University

8.20 Pool Party, Location TBD


ADULT CHAPERONES NEEDED FOR YOUTH MISSION TRIPS

Every summer our students participate in mission trips where we have an opportunity to serve others and grow in faith. Our high school students travel to work on projects such as construction and heavy labor while our middle school students are introduced to missions as we partner with agencies and organizations where they can volunteer and learn what it means to serve.

Chaperones are needed for the following trips:

Middle School Mission Trip 2014

June 15 – 20 | Azle, TX | $150 per person

Grades 6 – 8 (In the 2013 – 2014 School Year)

This year our 6th – 8th grade students will be working with local organizations such as food pantries and visiting nursing homes while our 8th grade students will be serving with Mission Day Camp at Lyle Lodge.

Click here to sign up now!

Interested in becoming a chaperone for this trip?

Click here to sign up now!

High School Mission Trip 2014

June 22 – 27 | Tahlequah, OK | $275 per person

Grades 9 – 12 (In the 2013 – 2014 School Year)

This year our high school students will be working on an Indian Reservation doing home repair projects such as roofing and building ramps.

Click here to sign up now!

Interested in becoming a chaperone for this trip?

Click here to sign up now!

Camp Barnabas 2014

July 19 – 25 | Purdy, MO | $250 per person

Grades 9 – 12 (In the 2013 – 2014 School Year)

We get to spend a week swimming, camping, and playing with amazing campers dealing with mental disabilities.

Texas Road Trip 2014

Schlitterbahn Water Park

August 4 – 6 | New Braunfels, TX | $160 per person

Grades 6 – 12 (In the 2013 – 2014 School Year)

Join us for 2 days of lazy rivers, water slides, and a whole lot of sun at Schlitterbahn Water Park!

Click here to sign up now!

Interested in becoming a chaperone for this trip?

Click here to sign up now!

For more information about our FUMCFW Youth Ministries team, please contact Brenda Kegans (bkegans@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3888.

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

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Visit the First7th page for more information on programs and activities.

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6.16 – 6.20 MISSION DAY CAMP

7.21– 7.25 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

8.5 – 8.7 SACRAMENT SCHOOL

8.3 MORNING SONG BEGINS

8.15 FUMCFW MUSICAL – HONK!

9.30 FMC FOUNDATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY!

FIVE PILLARS | FIVE DECADES | CLICK HERE for more information

Foundation 50th Save the Date

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

FUMCFW Archives In Memory Of:

K.T. Wolff by Lucille Pumphrey

First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:

Martha Broom by Carlene Dennis

Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Billie Jean Johnson by Marion Pratt

Anita McFarlane by Marion Pratt

K.T. Wolff by Mrs. J.W. Renfro

Foundation Mission Endowment Fund In Memory Of:

Martha Broom by Karen & Bill Hunn

HONORARY GIFTS

First Street Methodist Mission In Honor Of:

Roger Broom by Carlene Dennis

FUMCFW Children’s Choir In Honor Of:

Julie Dean by Mary Kate Hardgrove

 

 

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