FUMC WEEKLY 6.27.14

By June 27, 2014News

TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
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OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Rev. Chuck Graff

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

First 7th Preview Service | 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Justin Youth Building | 801 West 5th Street | Lance Marshall


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, June 29

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MEMBER NEWS

IN MEMORIAM

Pauline Thomason
Alan Moller
Lucille Montgomery

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Rev. Chuck Graff

“Connections”

Isaiah 5:1 – 7 & John 15:1 – 14

Jim Martin is living life to the fullest and understands the deep connection that he has had for a lifetime with friends who served with him on D-Day, 1944. He jumped 70 years later on June 6, 2014, in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, acknowledging that special connection he has had with others that have been so transformational and meaningful in his life.

READ THE REST OF REV. GRAFF’S BLOG HERE….


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The Foundation at 50:

Supporting Renewal through Worship at First Methodist Church of Fort Worth

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

— 2 Corinthians 5:17

In May, my first message to you shared the VISION of our founders, the Foundation’s first pillar. Their vision foresaw how a legacy of contributions could enhance the experiences of generations to come. That visionary philosophy continues to support every aspect of our Church, in very many ways.

READ THE REST OF SID’S BLOG HERE….


 

7.6 Independence Day_HS7.6 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

10:30 – 11:15 am | FUMCFW Garden

The Lay Ministry Committee invites everyone to stop by and celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with cookies, lemonade, and fantastic fellowship. The grounds of FUMCFW will be decorated for this special Sunday, and all veterans will receive a special ballpoint pen as a thank you gift for their service.


6.20 Organ and Chancel Renovation UpdateOrgan and Chancel Renovation Update

Wondering how things are going with the installation of our new pipe organ? Noticing changes in the Sanctuary and trying to figure out where we are in the renovation process outlined earlier this year? Get the latest update directly from those most closely involved with these two interconnected projects — and find out what you can expect to see happening in the coming months. This report is available online (CLICK HERE) and will appear in print in next week’s FUMCFW Weekly.


4344441CHURCH TOUR 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, July 6, 2014. Meet JonAnna Reidinger, at the piano in the front of the Sanctuary, immediately following the 11:00 am Worship Service!


uncle tim posterVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Food Bank Volunteers

Mission Donation Pickup at Trader Joe’s

Front Office Receptionist

Ushers for the 11:00 am Service

Sunday Morning Greeters

Refreshment servers for July 6

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


Welcome Home7.6 YOUTH CHOIR 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!

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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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VBS_logo onlyVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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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There Are All Different Kinds of Summer Camps – Music Camps, Sports Camps.

Here’s what the kids who attended Mission Day Camp did last week:

  • Started each day with worship and song.
  • Went on a Journey of Faith Nature walk and heard stories about Jesus every day.
  • Helped bring in hundreds of children’s books for the Mission.
  • Helped bring in (and refurbish) hundreds of toys for children in need.
  • Raised over $650 dollars in loose change for the Mission! Wow!
  • Filled 125 hygiene kits.
  • Filled hundreds of healthy snack bags for the Mission.
  • Made friendship cards for shut-ins at a local nursing facility.
  • Made placemats for the Room in the Inn program.
  • Decorated sacks for our church’s sack lunch program.
  • Participated in several work projects around Lyle Lodge – weeding, planting, and mulching – the place looks amazing!
  • Oh yeah, and your child also had music, games, water play, canoeing, and snacks.

Now, these children may not be able to hit a ball farther or play an instrument better than this time last week, but they took a step on a journey. On behalf of all those who had a part in it, I want to say how honored we were to be there for that step!

Mister Mark (Burrows)

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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 FUMC Day School page for more information on programs and activities.

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Summer Studies 14_HSJOIN OUR SUMMER STUDIES!

Ongoing Opportunity | Men’s Bible Study

Fred Cantu | Tuesdays | 7:00 – 7:45 am | Room 154

CLICK HERE to register online or contact Gayle Ammerman at (gammerman@myfumc.org) or 817/339-5091. Scholarships available upon request. Contact Rev. Gena Anderson (ganderson@myfumc.org).

For childcare reservations, contact Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-4414



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WELCOME BOXES NEEDED

On Sunday, we lifted up the children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America. At any given time 15 to 30 of these children are being temporarily sheltered at the Catholic Charities facility here in Fort Worth. To help these children we will be collecting COMPLETE Welcome Boxes at the First Street Methodist Mission and delivering them to Catholic Charities. Please assemble and clearly mark your Welcome Box so we can make sure it gets to the right place.

Please fill a plastic shoebox-sized container with:

Shampoo

Conditioner

Body Wash/Bar Soap

Toothpaste

Toothbrush

Brush/Comb

Pack of Hair Ties

Deodorant and Small Toy

Another way to help is to identify people who might be interested in becoming a foster family for some of these children.

To learn more, Rev. Page Hines (phines@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-8881.


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.


rainbow paidatT-SHIRT DONATION

Summer brings lots of opportunities to walk and help raise money for some great organizations! If you or someone you know is in planning to walk for their favorite cause, consider asking the organization to donate their leftover T-Shirts to First Street Methodist Mission. FSMM is always in need of T-Shirts, especially during the summer, for our neighbors who are homeless — sizes L, XL, & XXL! You can bring them to the Mission Mon. – Thurs. from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or drop them in the Welcome Center on Sunday Mornings. For more information, contact Page Hines (phines@firststreetmission.org) at 817/335-6080, ext. 101.


NEW CLOTHING DONATION GUIDELINES

The Mission will now 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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mimir7.6 MIMIR CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL PLAYERS AT FUMC

11:00 am | Sanctuary

Founded in 1998, TCU’s Mimir Chamber Music Festival features outstanding artists from the world’s leading orchestras, music schools and concert halls who share a love for chamber music.

Join us as we welcome the String players play for our congregation at the 11:00 service.


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.

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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!

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

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

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Staff_Marshall, Lance

It’s important to me that you feel known. That somebody understands who you are: what you’re passionate about, what you’re scared of, where you hope to go with your life. Our culture pull us towards selfishness and isolation, towards living life alone. But we’re at our best, we’re most alive and like our God, when we fight that pull and open our lives to relationships with people who know us even better than we know ourselves.

This Sunday we’ll talk a lot about God’s nature as a Holy Trinity. One set of adjectives used to expand on the Trinity is Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. Not only does God work in the world in those ways, God works in your life in these ways. God created you, God redeemed you, God sustains you.

READ THE REST OF LANCE’S BLOG HERE…

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

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7.21– 7.25 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

7.27 VBS SUNDAY

8.5 – 8.7 SACRAMENT SCHOOL

8.3 CHILDREN FIRST at LYLE LODGE!

8.3 MORNING SONG BEGINS

8.7 DACE SULTANOV CELLO CONCERT IN THE CHAPEL

8.15-8.17 FUMCFW MUSICAL – HONK!

9.30 FMC FOUNDATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY!

FIVE PILLARS | FIVE DECADES | CLICK HERE for more information

 

Foundation 50th Save the Date

Every day, each one of us builds something. A family. A career. A reputation. A life. Built upon our hopes and dreams, reflecting our values and ideals, shaped by our words and deeds. A hundred years from now, will the things that mattered to us still matter? Will the causes that stirred our hearts still incite passion? Will the purposes we lived for live on in others? When all is said and done, what do we leave behind? Through First Methodist Church of Fort Worth Foundation, you can make certain your gifts not only benefit others today, but countless generations in the future. The Foundation can help you build a legacy of compassion, service and devotion. To learn more go to www.fmcfoundation.org.

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory Of:

Johnye Benepe by Inquirers Class, Gordon, Mary Ann & Glenn Gibson

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory Of:

K.T. Wolff by Inquirers Class

Outreach Ministries in Memory Of:

K.T. Wolff by Gaye Fuller

Outreach Ministries in Memory Of:

Martha Broom by Gaye Fuller

Outreach Ministries in Memory Of:

Johnye Benepe by Gaye Fuller

General Memorial Fund in Memory Of:

Johnye Benepe by Carol & Bob McKenzie

The Betty and Glenn H. Johnston Foundation Endowment for Youth Ministries in Memory Of:

Martha Broom by Gordon and Mary Ann Gibson, Frank Johnson, FUMC Loyalty Class

HONORARY GIFTS

FUMC Foundation in Honor Of:

Dr. Lamar Smith by Wednesday Morning Bible Study

First Street Methodist Mission in Honor Of:

Mary Weathers by Polytechnic United Methodist Women

 

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