THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
9:30 am | Sanctuary | Rev. Casey Langley
11:00 am | Sanctuary | VBS Sunday
Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall
Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Page Hines
Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Bldg.
10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
Special Music: Dace Sultanov, cello
11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Charme Robarts
First 7th Worship Service
5:00 pm | Justin Building | Rev. Lance Marshall
Mister Mark here.
I’m a fairly optimistic guy. I know what it’s like to put a ridiculous goal out there and try to make it happen. But when our VBS Chair, Tammy Frazier, told me in January, “Let’s plan for five hundred children at Vacation Bible School,” even I thought that was a bit on the high side. Well, as has so often been the case, Tammy was right. We had 538 children attend VBS this year! I am simply blown away.
This past Sunday in worship, I talked about the border crisis we’re experiencing with unaccompanied children. I read to the congregation the Pastoral Letter written by the Bishops of the Annual Conferences in Texas, sent from our Bishop Lowry, and wanted also to post it here for your reference. It is my prayer that we will all keep these children in our hearts, minds and prayers as we plan our faithful response to these children at our gate.
We need you to offer your service to God and others through one of the following volunteer opportunities at FUMCFW:
Mission Clothing Bank Volunteer
Fall Children’s Academy Teachers
Neighbor 2 Neighbor Volunteer
CLICK HERE to find out more information on how YOU can get involved!
8.7 ALEXEI SULTANOV TRIBUTE CONCERT BY DACE SULTANOV
7:00 pm | Chapel
You’re invited to a love story — an experience of enduring love, light, and inspiration through cello music and stories shared by chelist Dace Sultanov. Infusing her special passion for music with a few memories of the love of her life — and her all time inspiration — 1989 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist Alexei Sultanov, Dace will perform this special tribute concert.
CLICK HERE to find out more information.
8.10 CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE CHURCH’S FUTURE:
AN EVENING WITH RAY SIMPSON
7:00 pm | Wesley Hall
Be sure to join us for this special opportunity to learn how we can work together for the renewal of an authentic and vital church in our time, drawing from the unique perspective of one of the foremost leaders in Celtic Christian Spirituality. Ray Simpson will be in our midst, sharing with our faith community his wisdom and insights on how we can develop and strengthen our deepest spiritual foundation to embrace this timeless and sacred rhythm in our own lives. In a world of increasing overload, these are the rhythms that bind us together as Christians and ground us spiritually as individuals. For more information, please contact Dr. Len Delony, FUMCFW Director of Prayer and Spiritual Formation, (email@example.com) at 817/339-5099.
CLICK HERE to find out more information.
Employment Opportunities at FUMCFW
Administrative Assistant – First Street Mission
If you are interested please send your resume to Elizabeth Becker, (ebecker@firststreetmission).
Children’s Ministry Assistant
If you are interested, please send your resume to Mark Burrows (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please visit fumcfw.org/employment to learn more about these opportunities.
Organ 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) or you can pick up a printed copy in the Narthex and Welcome Center.
(Click on the name of a ministry below to skip directly to their news)
7.27 VBS SUNDAY AND FALL ACADEMY REGISTRATION
Noon | In the Garden
2:00 pm | Online registration begins
Registration for Fall Academy classes will begin after the VBS Sunday service.
8.5 – 8.7 SACRAMENT SCHOOL
For questions about any of the Children’s Ministry programs, please contact Nikki McInnis (email@example.com) at 817/339-5086.
Visit the Children’s Ministry page for more information on programs and activities.
Visit the FUMC Day School page for more information on programs and activities.
On July 6, 2014 the Lay Ministry Committee invited everyone to stop by and celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with cookies, lemonade, and fantastic fellowship. The grounds of FUMCFW were be decorated for this special Sunday, and all veterans will received a special ballpoint pen as a thank you gift for their service.
Thank you to Dan Cooper for the photos!
Visit the Adult Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.
JULY MISSION SUNDAYS:
During the month of July, please bring Bottled Water to:
First Street Methodist Mission
Mon. – Thurs. | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm OR
the Welcome Center | Sunday Mornings
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
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.
Help break the cycle of poverty for 35 local families with your support of the 2014 Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project. By joining together as a faith community, we have raised $94,100 — we have almost reached our goal of $100,000!
To learn more — or to make your donation to our 2014 Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project, CLICK HERE.
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.
8.3 MORNING SONG BEGINS
We 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 817/339-5074.
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.
Visit the MWA page for more information on programs and activities.
CALLING ALL RISING 7 – 12 GRADERS!
Looking for something fun to do?
Meet on Wednesdays for a chance to enjoy SUMMER FUN with your friends!
7.30 Ol’ South Pancake House on University
8.20 Pool Party, Location TBD
Visit the youth page for more information on programs and activities.
Visit the First 7th page for more information on programs and activities.
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
8.10 RAY SIMPSON — CELTIC CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALLY
7:00 – 9:00 pm in Wesley Hall
9.30 FMC FOUNDATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
FIVE PILLARS | FIVE DECADES | CLICK HERE for more information
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.
Carter Work Project In Honor Of:
Nancy Tully by Covenant Class
First Street Methodist Mission In Honor Of:
John Howard by Disciple 1 Class
Foundation Honorarium Fund In Honor Of:
William Montgomery by Cecile Montgomery
General Memorial Fund In Honor Of:
Sid Johnston by Cecile Montgomery
Dr. Lamar Smith by Cecile Montgomery
Dr. Bill Longsworth by Cecile Montgomery
Habitat for Humanity In Honor Of:
Nancy Tully by Pat and Arch VanMeter
Archives In Memory Of:
K.T. Wolff by Margaret & Michael Patison
Betty and Glenn H. Johnston Endowment for Youth Ministries Fund In Memory Of:
Martha Broom by Patsy Hatfield
Martha Broom by Lenda & Richard Lair, Dianna & Joe Ewen
Campership Fund In Memory Of:
Margaret Anne Jennett by Ronald Jennett
Children’s Division In Memory Of:
Alan Moller by Shirley & Ron Jarzombek
General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:
Johnye Benepe by Bettye McDaniel, Deloris Whitney
Martha Broom by Bettye McDaniel, Carol & Jerry Hendrix
K.T. Wolff by Roger Cerovsky & Family
Jean Webb by Pat Haywood
Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:
Pauline Thomason by Stonegate Nursing Center, Eddie & Suzan Garner, Stella & Tommy Warner
Lucille Montgomery by Cecile Montgomery
First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:
Johnye Benepe by Joan and Lee Roy Hahnfeld, Donna & Rick Graham, Carol Harrell, Carolyn & Peter Lombard, Mary & Bob Weathers, Martha Slover
Chuck Smith by Carolyn Bellah
Martha Broom by Carol McCarthy, Carolyn & Peter Lombard, Margaret Augustat
Ralph Beavers Scholarship Fund In Memory Of:
Pauline Thomason by Andrea Kyle, Annette Lowry, Lana & Frank Halpin, Ernst & Gerda Schellhase