JULY 19, 2013
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[col class=”span6″]This Sunday Worship
Teachers & Topics
Save the Dates[/col] [col class=”span6″]Adults
Center for Creative Transformation
First Street Mission
Music & Worship Arts
Daring Greatly for God
Rev. Gena Anderson
I’ve been thinking about superheroes a lot lately. Probably because it’s summer and every summer there are a ton of movies that come out about superheroes. But more likely is the fact that I have a two-year-old and a five-year-old and dressing up like superheroes is a weekly, if not daily, ritual in our household. We only have one cape in our house so ordinary objects like towels and pillowcases become makeshift capes. I am strongly encouraged to participate in this activity with my girls. My oldest daughter dons her cape and runs around the house screaming something like this, “I am a superhero and I’m here to save the world.” Or she flexes her muscles and says, “I am brave and strong and I’m not afraid of anything.” READ MORE
Rev. Gena Anderson
“Daring Greatly for God”
9:30 am | Sanctuary
11:00 am | Sanctuary
Leonard Memorial Chapel[/col] [col class=”span6″]
Chapel Communion Service
Dr. Len Delony
10:30 – 11:00 am
Leonard Memorial Chapel
Charles Gaby, MS, LPC
11:11 am | Wesley Hall
Teachers & Topics
Adult Sunday School Classes for
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[col class=”span6″]Aldersgate Couples
Room 333 | 9:30 am
Room 332 | 9:30 am
NOT MEETING IN
JULY AND AUGUST
Room 331 at 9:30 am
Room 321 | 9:45 am
Meeting with Trinity Fellowship
in Room 340-341
Room 336 | 9:45 am
Room 351 | 9:45 am
Room 334 | 11:00 am
8:30 am In-Depth
Room 350 | Dr. Lamar Smith
The Trials & Travels of
Peter & Paul
Introducing “The Acts
of the Apostles”
Room 352 | 9:30 am[/col] [col class=”span6″]Journey
Room 230 | 10:00 am
Fruits of the Spirit: Self-Control
Room 224 | 9:30 am
NOT MEETING IN
JULY AND AUGUST
Room 334 | 9:30 am
Rev. Page Hines
Director of the First Street
New Horizon Singles
Room 231 | 9:30 am
Rev. Jim Abel
Room 352 | 11:00 am
Church and State As
Room 320 | 9:30 am
Room 335 | 9:30 am
Room 340-341 | 9:30 am
Room 154 | 9:30 am
Dr. Judith Carrier
Room 272F | 9:30 am
Room 350 | 9:30 am
Dr. Charles Holland[/col]
Worth It Resale:
The Sample Sale
Saturday, August 3, 2013
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Foundation Building | Third Floor
Join us for this one-time only sale of party dresses and gown samples donated by a local boutique. These lovely after-five dresses in almost every size are priced to move ($50 for short dresses; $75 for long gowns) and provide a perfect introduction to this exciting new First Church ministry. Come discover for yourself the win-win we’ve created between high fashion and serving women and children in need!
What is “Worth It Resale?”
The question of what to do with Mission donations not appropriate for day-to-day wear by our clients now has an exiting new answer. By offering new and gently used higher-end Ladies wear and accessories for sale at great prices — and with the popularity of online shopping — Worth It Resale is a great way to create a new and ongoing revenue stream for our Mission and Outreach endeavors.
For more information, please contact Nancy Tully (email@example.com)
*Admission fee applicable toward purchase; waived with higher-end ladies clothing donation
FUMCFW began its ministry in Puerto Viejo, one of the poorest areas in Costa Rica, in 2006 with the construction of the Evangelical Methodist Church and Children’s Worship Center. The project has expanded to include work on a Children’s Home for orphans in San Jose, as well as a medical clinic for migrant workers in Puerto Viejo. Approximately 100 church members have participated in this ministry and their efforts have dramatically impacted the lives of the people of Costa Rica.
2013 Team Members:
Denise Bailey, Ronda Brandt, Linda Chaney, Roy Thorton, Beth Cooper, Dan Cooper, Chuck Graff, Trish Hill, Sarge Hill, Thaira Johnson, Annette Keller, John Keller, Carolyn McComis, Shelley McComis, Laura Morris, Michael Morris, Sarah Munoz, Victor Munoz, Madeline O’Neal, Joe Rhone, Jeff Siewert, Vonne Walton, Sharon West, Pamela Worlow
Since 2010, mission teams from FUMCFW have traveled to Meru, Kenya to assist Reverends Stella and Daniel Mwiti in their work with 250 orphans and vulnerable children. Each summer these children experience Vacation Bible School with the team members and receive a gift from our church at the end of the week. This year the children will receive sweaters and backpacks. Together, FUMCFW and the Kenyan Mission Team are providing these children with educational opportunities that improve their chances for a brighter future. The team leaves Sunday, August 18.
2013 Team Members:
Nancy Tully, Nancy Fisher, Kim and Sreeni Gudimetla , Tim and Emily McDermott, Holly Toulouse
“LET THE CHILDREN COME” CAMPAIGN
The Outreach Ministries of FUMC are devoted to making a difference in the lives of children living in poverty. Whether these children are served through the First Street Methodist Mission, the Children’s Outreach Ministries or the Justice Ministry, our goal is to make a difference in the lives of children who, through no fault of their own, are living in poverty.
Please make a difference by designating your check in the offertory to “Let the Children Come Campaign” or click HERE to donate online.
FIRST 7TH PRAYER AND SHARE TEAM
The most important task now before our new First 7th Campus is signing up people for its “Prayer and Share” team. To sign up, please go to bit.ly/First7th — and be sure to share this link with friends and family. Like First 7th on Facebook (First7th: fb.com/First7th) and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/First7th), and repost our news to exponentially increase the number of people who see our activity!
WEST 7TH STREET BRIDGE CLOSED
West 7th Street bridge is closed for the installation of the last two arches and the new bridge deck.The closure will last for no more than 150 days. During the closure, motorists will be detoured to Lancaster Avenue. White Settlement Road can also be used as an alternate route through the area. Additional project information is available at: www.fortworthgov.org/seventhstreetbridge/.
MOVIES, BOOKS & THEOLOGY
Wednesday Mornings | 9:30 – 11:00 am
Rev. Phyllis McDougal is leading this great summer study to examine how God’s presence is always around us and see how God moves in and through our world. The group is open all summer, so come when you can! Register anytime during the week by contacting Gayle Ammerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5091. Scholarships and childcare available
Click here to download our new Summer Adult Studies Brochure.
7.19 FUMC SINGLES THIRD FRIDAY DINNER
Danny D’s BBQ | 7:00 pm
565 W Bedford Euless Rd Hurst, TX
See you there!
Adult Summer Study: THE TRIALS AND TRAVELS OF PETER AND PAUL
Sundays | 8:30 am | Room 350
This popular, in-depth Bible Study by Dr. Lamar Smith welcomes new-comers as well as regular, faithful members during this series. Current lessons are covering the missionary work of Paul and Barnabas in the cities in the “tough neighborhood” of Galatia. Join us!
7.27 PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE ONE-DAY SEMINAR
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER 7.22
9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Lunch on your own
Wesley Hall | $160 per couple
Led by Charles Gaby, MA, LPC
Couples often spend thousands of dollars on their wedding but invest very little in their marriage. This one-day workshop helps couples quickly recognize and develop strategies for approaching issues in their relationship that may limit their satisfaction in their marriage – BEFORE they say, “I do.” Couples must pre-register by July 22 as class size is limited. The cost is $160 per couple and includes the cost of all materials (the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Prepare instrument) as well as an individual session with Charles Gaby after the seminar is concluded. For more information, contact Marianne Wilson (email@example.com) at 817/339-5071.
PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP
Camp runs Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Cost is $140/week. There are still a few spots left; call 817/870-9174 to register for Art Camp, July 22 – 25.
PARENTS’ DAY OUT HAS OPENINGS FOR THE 2013 – 2014 SCHOOL YEAR!
Monday/Wednesday/Friday spots from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm are available for children ages 3 months – 23 months. You can chose 1, 2 or 3 days. Contact Paula Wagstaff, PDO Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/546-4414 to register or for more information.
8.5 COFFEE, POVERTY & JESUS BOOK CLUB
6:00 pm | Room 230
Our August 5 CPJ Book Club selection is Nickel & Dimed in America by Barbara Enrenreich and is available for $10 in the Church office.
HOME START-UP KITS
Do you have any spare, new or gently used towels and sheets? The Mission includes these items in our home start-up kits and supplies are low. For more information on this program, call Rev. Page Hines at 817/339-8881.
JULY MISSION SUNDAYS:
Throughout July, please bring bottles of water to the Mission during regular donation hours, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, or to the Welcome Center on Sundays. Be part of our service to those in need by participating in monthly Mission Sundays.
Remember: Your Small Gifts. Big Difference in the lives of those we serve.
SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Mission has an urgent need for summertime adult volunteers (MUST be 18 years of age or older) Monday, Wednesday or Thursday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and on Wednesday from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Please call Rev. Page Hines (email@example.com) at 817/339-8886 or Elizabeth Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-8881 to learn more about joining the Mission’s volunteer family.
7.7 – 8.4 MorningSong
If you’ve ever wanted to sing with the FUMC choir, NOW is your chance! All are welcome to arrive thirty minutes prior to the 9:30 am or 11:00 am service (or both!) to rehearse and then sing at the service. Questions? Contact Taylor Davis, Director of Music and Worship Arts (email@example.com) at 817/339-5074.
7.7 – 8.4 NO CHORAL UNION REHEARSAL
COLLEGE CLASS RESUMES!
Sunday Mornings | 10:15 – 11:00 am
Rm. 203 | Justin Youth Building
We have an awesome group of volunteers to teach this summer. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings for donuts/bagels. It will be a great time to reconnect with old friends. You may join us in the Big Room at 9:45 for youth worship and then go to your class at 10:15. If arriving after 9:45 please use the 5th Street entrance. See you Sunday!!
July 21 | TBD
July 28 | Lamar Smith
7.21 MOVIE NIGHT
4:00 pm | Wesley Hall
“A Place at the Table”
Using personal stories, this documentary investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, as well as proposed solutions to the problem. The film examines these incidents through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity. Starring Jeff Bridges, spokesman for No Kid Hungry Campaign.
Childcare will be available at the church. RSVP by July 18 to Paula Wagstaff (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 817/546-4414.
Fun for the whole family!
A Year with Frog and Toad, a delightful, Broadway-style musical that’s fun for all ages will be hopping onto our Wesley Hall stage for three performances of our annual churchwide musical August 16-18. Tickets will be free, but reservations are encouraged to assure plenty of seating and refreshments! And, while this is truly a musical for the whole family — and a little something geared for all ages — childcare is available with reservations for little ones unable to make it through the show’s hour and a half runtime.
There will be four performances: Friday – 7:00 pm, Saturday – 2:00 & 5:00 pm, and Sunday – 2:00 pm.
Rev. Gena continued:
This whole role-play activity reminds me of being a child and the times in my life when I too, felt that I was invincible. Unfortunately, as we grow older, this invincibility is replaced with fear and we spend way too much time living in fear. We fear small things and we fear big things and we stop taking risks — even important risks.
The Biblical narrative is full of examples of people who were willing to take risks for their faith. God doesn’t call us to live in fear; God calls us to take risks for our faith. We are called to be risk takers when it comes to mission and outreach. We are called to be risk takers when it comes to the kinds of people that we are to associate with. We are called to be risk takers about spreading the Good News.
This Sunday, we are going to explore what it means to take risks for our faith — to move from a place of fear to a place of faith. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Do you have an eye for great photographs and videos? A nose for news? An ear trained for stories that could make a difference? A few hours a week to help the communications team find and tell the stories that matter to our faith community? We want you! In anticipation of our brand new website set to launch this summer, our fall issue of Connect magazine (the summer issue is headed your way in the next few weeks!) and exciting new opportunities to tell our stories using these new vehicles, we’re looking for volunteers to work with our dynamic, revamped Communications Committee to form editorial, photography, videography, and social media teams. For more information or to join our volunteer list, please contact Lisa Helm (email@example.com) at 817/339-2403 and we’ll be delighted to tell you more!