FUMC WEEKLY 8.1.14

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SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


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Traditional Worship

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

*Please note: Because Children First will be at Lyle Lodge this month, our 9:30 traditional worship service will be held in the Sanctuary. If you’re planning to sing with MorningSong, this means we’ll be singing for both the 9:30 am and the 11:00 am Traditional Worship Service — in the Sanctuary!

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Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall

Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Kay Johnson

Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Bldg.

Children First

10:00 am | Lyle Lodge | Mister Mark Burrows | CLICK HERE

Chapel Communion

10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

eleven:eleven celebration

11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Charme Robarts


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CARTER WORK PROJECT

Now that we’ve reached our financial goal . . .

IT’S TIME FOR VOLUNTEER SIGN UP!

During the week of October 6 – 10, 2014, we’re looking for 125 volunteers, age 18 and up, to work for the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project, in which Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will serve as both hands-on participants and the driving force behind this very special Habitat build.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Sign up in the Garden between services on Sundays August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 — or until all the volunteer slots have been filled. You may also sign up online beginning 8:00 am Sunday, August 3. For fairness and due to the high demand for specific time slots, all volunteer registrations will be time-stamped. Please indicate your first and second choices.
  • FUMCFW is assigned to 25 FUMC volunteer slots per day (125 total) between Monday, October 6 – Friday, October 10. Sign up is first-come, first-served. Volunteer applications may be subject to background checks.
  • Volunteer shifts are 7:00 am – 5:00 pm daily; no partial days or come-and-go opportunities available. Buses will transport volunteers to and from the build site each day.
  • The Carters will work on Monday and Tuesday, October 6 – 7, so be sure to sign up early to get one of those spots! On the remaining days, while the Carters are working at the build in Dallas, other special guests will serve as hands-on celebrity participants.
  • Former President Jimmy Carter will give the devotional before the build on Monday, October 6, and Dr. Tim Bruster will give the devotional and stay to work on Friday, October 10.
  • On Saturday, October 11 at 8:00 am in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth we’ll celebrate our accomplishments with Trinity Habitat at the Closing Ceremonies.
  • Following the closing ceremony, our FUMFW Youth will join other local youth ministries in Cowtown Brush Up, which will give a new coat of paint to 50 Fort Worth homes. FUMCFW has 20 volunteer slots available for youth age 13 and up to participate.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER STARTING 8:00 AM ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 3


SId J_FinalWEBTHE THIRD PILLAR: EDUCATION

Five Decades of Educational Support for First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth

“Be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove that which is good, and acceptable, and perfect through the will of God.

– Romans 12:2

When some people say “Sunday School Class,” the immediate impression is a room full of children hearing Bible parables and singing memorable worship songs. At First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, that perception is just a beginning and then expands dramatically!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF SID’S BLOG


Taylor Davis 2012Friends,

I want to remind you that our summer choir, MorningSong, will sing each Sunday in August, beginning this coming Sunday, August 3. At five Sundays, two services perMorningSong_Logo week, that’s ten chances to come sing in worship. We learn a new piece each week in the 30 minutes before a service, and it’s perfectly accessible music for kids, youth, and adults of all abilities. If you’re able, please consider joining us. It’s a fun time, I promise, and a great chance to be in the mix with some of our finest, singingest laity.

Taylor Davis, Director of Music and Worship Arts


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, August 3

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Dale Jeffers

Chuck Mencke

Ed Petrushka

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8.3 CHILDREN FIRST

10:00 am Service

Outdoor activities to follow

Lyle Lodge | 7179 Peden Rd | Azle, Texas 76020

For the first time EVER, we are having Children First in the outdoor pavillion at Lyle Lodge – our beautiful facility on Eagle Mountain Lake. After the service, everyone is encouraged to stick around for some family fun! The swimming pool will be open, with lifeguard on duty AND a taco truck will be there too! (Or, you are always welcome to bring a picnic lunch.) So dress casually and comfortably and join us for a fun and meaningful experience.


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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.


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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, (ldelony@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5099.

CLICK HERE to find out more information.


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) or you can pick up a printed copy in the Narthex and Welcome Center.


Organist Peggy Graff Awarded SPC Certification

PeggyphotoOur heartiest congratulations go out to Peggy Graff on her recent SPC (Service Playing Certification) award bestowed by the American Guild of Organists (AGO). This certification award followed Peggy’s successful completion of a comprehensive examination in organ performance, specifically as it relates to playing for religious worship services. Her performance was juried by a national panel of jurors esteemed as some of the top organists in our nation. According to AGO Dean Dale Bench, SPC, CAGO, “This distinction bears witness to Peggy’s superior knowledge and talent, and to her skill in applying her gifts to her work as organist, especially in a religious setting.” Because AGO’s certification program for organists is considered comparable to license and accreditation board standards in other fields, such as accounting, education, medicine, law, etc., we join together in recognizing and congratulating Peggy for this outstanding achievement of professional distinction.

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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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8.3 CHILDREN FIRST

10:00 am Service

Outdoor activities to follow

Lyle Lodge | 7179 Peden Rd | Azle, Texas 76020

For the first time EVER, we are having Children First in the outdoor pavillion at Lyle Lodge – our beautiful facility on Eagle Mountain Lake. After the service, everyone is encouraged to stick around for some family fun! The swimming pool will be open, with lifeguard on duty AND a taco truck will be there too! (Or, you are always welcome to bring a picnic lunch.) So dress casually and comfortably and join us for a fun and meaningful experience.

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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8.5 – 8.7 SACRAMENT SCHOOL

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

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

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Visit the Adult Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.

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August Mission Sunday_HSAUGUST MISSION SUNDAYS: SHIRTS

In August, please bring collared polo shirts, t-shirts, and white cotton/dress shirts for men and women to:

First Street Methodist Mission

Mon. – Thurs. | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm OR the Welcome Center | Sunday Mornings

For more information, contact Rev. Page Hines (phines@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-5069.

 

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.

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How can you help?

DONATE

Drop a $1 bill in the collection plate on Sundays — half of all $1 bills will go toward funding this new ministry to begin next fall.

VOLUNTEER

Sign up online now to help fill backpacks! Each group needs aminimum of 10 volunteers to fill backpacks on Sundays for an hour between 9:00 am and Noon, September 7, 2014 through May 31, 2015. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Becker, Mission Director, (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) at 817/335-6080.

Thank you for your help!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HELP FILL BACKPACKS

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

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WE DID IT!!! Carter Work Project Financial Goal Met!

By joining together as a faith community, we have raised $100,400 and exceeded our $100,000 goal!

Thanks to your generosity, 15 local families will receive a new home through the 2014 Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project. It’s not too late to make a donation and help break the cycle of poverty.

To learn more — or to make your donation to our 2014 Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project, CLICK HERE.

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CARTER WORK PROJECT

Thanks to the incredible outpouring of support from FUMCFW, we’ve reached our goal to partner with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Fort Worth. (See Outreach Ministries below for more information!) During the week of October 6 – 10, 2014, we’re looking for 125 volunteers, age 18 and up, to work for the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project, in which Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will serve as both hands-on participants and the driving force behind this very special Habitat build.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Sign up in the Garden between services on Sundays August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 — or until all the volunteer slots have been filled. You may also sign up online beginning 8:00 am on Sunday, August 3. All volunteer registrations will be time-stamped to be fair.
  • FUMCFW is assigned to 25 FUMC volunteer slots per day (125 total) between Monday, October 6 – Friday, October 10. Sign up is first come, first served. Volunteer applications may be subjected to background checks.
  • Volunteer shifts are 7:00 am – 5:00 pm daily; no partial days or come and go opportunities available. Busses will transport volunteers to and from the build site each day.
  • The Carters will work on Monday and Tuesday, October 6 – 7, so be sure to sign up early to get one of those spots! On the remaining days, while the Carters are working at the build in Dallas, other special guests will serve as hands-on celebrity participants.
  • Former President Jimmy Carter will give the devotional before the build on Monday, October 6, and Dr. Tim Bruster will give the devotional and stay to work on Friday, October 10.
  • On Saturday, October 11 at 8:00 am in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth we’ll celebrate our accomplishments with Trinity Habitat at the Closing Ceremonies.
  • Following the closing ceremony, our FUMFW Youth will join other local youth ministries in Cowtown Brush Up, which will give a new coat of paint to 50 Fort Worth homes. FUMCFW has 20 volunteer slots available for youth age 13 and up to participate.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER STARTING 8:00 AM ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

 kenya13_1069_02078.6 – 8.17 KENYA MISSION TRIP

Since 2010, mission teams from FUMC 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. Together, FUMCFW and the Kenyan Mission Team are providung these children with educational opportunities that improve their chances for a brighter future.

Please keep the Kenya Mission Team in your prayers: Nancy Tully, Kim and Sreeni Gudimetla, Tim and Emily McDermott, Carol Popp, Susan Kerns, Claudia Blalock, and Holly Toulouse.

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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MorningSong_Logo8.3 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 (tdavis@myfumc.org) 817/339-5074.

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

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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. Tickets are free, but reservations are important to make sure we plan accordingly. A $5 donation at the door or online is suggested to help cover expenses and to help bring future shows such as this to our 5th Street Theater ministry, CLICK HERE! To make your reservations NOW, CLICK HERE.

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

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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!

8.20 Pool Party, Location TBD

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

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Visit the First 7th page for more information on programs and activities.

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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

General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Carolyn Winn by Mr. & Mrs. Jack Rattikin, Barbara & Daulton Weeks, Pamela & Richard Ramsey, LaRue Covalt, George Christie, Roger Broom, Lisa Cast, Sue & John Harvison, Betty & Bill Brooks, Anne & George Cude, Carol & James Van Hook, Bettye McDaniel, Shirlee & Taylor Gandy

First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:

Carolyn Winn by Carolyn & Peter Lombard

Robbie Whittenburg, Grandmother of Page Hines by Mary Craig, Carol Harrell

Mickey Price by Sandy & Jim Balch

Martha Broom by Ann Dunkin, Anne & George Cude

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