FUMC WEEKLY 8.16.13

By August 16, 2013News

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THIS

SUNDAY’S

WORSHIP

OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship

Dr. Tim Bruster

Second in a Three-Part Series:

“The Fruit of the Spirit is Patience, Kindness and Generosity”

Galatians 5:22b-25

9:00 and 11:00 am

Sanctuary

DiscipleChurch

Rev. Brooks Harrington

8:30 am

Leonard Memorial Chapel

Chapel Communion Service

Dr. Len Delony

10:30 – 11:00 am

Leonard Memorial Chapel

eleven:eleven celebration

Charles Gaby, MS, LPC

11:11 am | Wesley Hall

In this Issue:

Teachers & Topics

Adults

Children

First 7th

First Street Mission

Youth

Members

TEACHERS

& TOPICS

Classes for

Sunday, August 18

Aldersgate Couples

Room 333 | 9:30 am

Cana Disciples

Room 332 | 9:30 am

NOT MEETING

IN AUGUST

Covenant

Room 331 at 9:30 am

Karl Alexander

Creative Couples

Room 321 | 9:45 am

NOT MEETING

IN AUGUST

Downtown Singles

Room 340-341

10:50 am

Foundations

Room 336 | 9:30 am

Dr. Lamar Smith

     Paul’s Journeys

Genesis Couples

Room 351 | 9:45 am

Ray Best

Good Neighbors

Room 334 | 11:00 am

Rev. Kay Johnson

Paul and the Galatians (Part 1)

8:30 am In-Depth

Bible Study

Room 350 | Dr. Lamar Smith

The Trials & Travels of

Peter & Paul

Introducing “The Acts

of the Apostles”

Inquirers

Room 352 | 9:30 am

Elizabeth Marshall

YWCA Development Office

Journey

Room 230 | 10:00 am

Matthew Roth

Koinonia

Room 224 | 9:30 am

NOT MEETING

IN AUGUST

Loyalty

Room 334 | 9:30 am

Gaye Fuller

Book Review: Seven Men

and the Secret of Their Greatness

New Horizon Singles

Room 231 | 9:30 am

Dr. Mike Marshall

New Passages

Room 352 | 11:00 am

Rev. Larry Grubb

The Divine Matrix (Part 1)

Partners

Room 320 | 9:30 am

Eric Simpson

God in the Machine (Part 2)

Sojourners

Room 335 | 9:30 am

Dr. David Grant

Where Did the Bible Come From?

Trinity Fellowship

Room 340-341 | 9:30 am

Book Study: The Way

by Adam Hamilton

Twosome

Room 154 | 9:30 am

Dr. Len Delony

Veriditas

Room 272F | 9:30 am

Book Study:

It’s Really All About God

by Selvanic

Wesley Bible

Room 350 | 9:30 am

Dr. Charles Holland

The Parables

NOTE: If the class you are interested in does not list topics or teachers for this week, we did not receive the information prior to deadline.

August 16, 2013

Friends,

This past Sunday we began looking at Paul’s image of fruit to describe a Christian life. Just as a tree bears certain fruit according to what kind of tree it is, so it is with our lives.  Just as a healthy tree bears healthy fruit, so it is that our spiritual health influences the kind of person we are and the life we live. The fruit of our lives, in other words, can be a kind of indicator of how our discipleship is doing—how closely we are following Jesus. READ MORE

CHURCHWIDE NEWS

CONNECT!

Watch your email for the link to the summer issue of CONNECT!

Printed versions will be mailed and available in the Welcome Center next week.

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD

8.16 | 8.17 | 8.18

Fun for the whole family!

Friday, August 16 | 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 17 | 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Sunday, August 18 | 2:00 pm

A Year with Frog and Toad, a delightful, Broadway musical that’s fun for all ages will be hopping onto our Wesley Hall stage for four 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.

Make your reservations online at www.myfumc.org.

For more information, please contact Janis Rathburn (jrathburn@myfumc.org)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR LA TRINIDAD

Rev. Chuck Graff is serving temporarily as part-time interim pastor at La Trinidad UMC and the Diamond Hill Mission until a full-time pastor is appointed in November.

Says Chuck, “I hope and pray that the new relationships we create together with our brothers and sisters at La Trinidad and Diamond Hill will last beyond this short-term commitment to serve there until a new, fulltime pastor can be appointed. I welcome your ideas on how you might like to support and participate with us, and I hope that you will come and visit our ministries when you are available.”

Please contact me if you would like to receive additional information at 817/339-5065 or at cgraff@myfumc.org, or visit us anytime! Anyone interested in supporting La Trinidad is welcome to help with the following opportunities:

•     We will be cooking hot dogs for families beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at the Diamond Hill Church.  We will then be sharing the food, Back To School Packets and shirts with the children and their families from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at that location.  Please come and join me that day as we serve others on the north side of Fort Worth.

•     We are also serving food at the Rangers home games at station 115 if you come to the ballpark.

WANTED:

Sanctuary Hearing Devices

Hearing Devices are available in the back of the sanctuary for those who need them.  Please ask an usher for a hearing device and return the device to an usher at the conclusion of the service.  Several of our hearing devices are unaccounted for and we are asking for your assistance in locating them.  If you see a hearing device in the sanctuary or have inadvertently taken one home, please return it to the church.  Thank you!

“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.

MINISTRY NEWS

ADULTS

SUNDAYS 8.18 & 8.25

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE

WITH DR. DAVID GRANT

6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 154

Come to one or all sessions of this free, four-week course. Dr. David Grant, Professor of Religion at Texas Christian University for 30 years, will present an introduction to the Bible focusing on three simple but very important questions: What is in the Bible? Who wrote the Bible? How should we use the Bible? For more information, please contact Gayle Ammerman (gammerman@myfumc.org).

FALL ADULT STUDIES 2013 

This fall we offer a variety of social, literature and bible studies to choose from!

Register in the Adult Education Office

Sundays | August 25, September 1 & 8

9:00 – 12:00 pm

Web & Social Media 101

Sundays | 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Sept. 8 – Oct. 27 | Wesley Hall

United Methodism 101

Sundays | 6:15 – 7:30 pm

Sept. 8 – Oct. 27 | Wesley Hall

Women’s In-Depth Bible Study

Mondays | 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Sept. 16 – May 11

Room 272 | Foundation Building

Men’s In-Depth Bible Study

Tuesdays | 7:00 am | Room 154

Disciple Bible Study I

Tuesdays | 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Sept. 10 – May 27 | Room 231

Thursdays | 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Sept. 12 – May 29 | Room 231

The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

Tuesdays | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Sept. 17 – Nov. 12 | Room 231

Bible Study: History of Paul

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am

Sept. 11 – Nov. 20 | Room 231

Short-Term Disciple Bible Study

Daytime | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Wednesdays | Sept. 4 – Dec. 18

Evening | 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Wednesdays | Sept. 11 – Dec. 18

Room 350

Wednesday Night Theology Academy

Second Wednesdays | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Wesley Hall

Mission & A Movie

Wednesdays | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall

Sept. 25 | Oct. 23 | Nov. 20

Thursday Theologians

Sept. 19 – Dec. 5 | 9:15 – 11:00 am

Room 350

POPs (Parents of Preschoolers)

Book Discussion Group

Second Thursdays | 9:45 – 10:45 am

Sept. – Feb. | Room 230

Registration information:

Gayle Ammerman

(gammerman@myfumc.org)

at 817/339-5091

Childcare reservations:

Paula Wagstaff

(pwagstaff@myfumc.org)

at 817/546-4414

Scholarship and class information:

Rev. Gena Anderson

(ganderson@myfumc.org)

at 817/339-5067

CHILDREN

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 (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-4414 to register or for more information.

2013 FALL ACADEMY

Registration for our 2013 Fall Academy has been great — so great  in fact, that two of our classes — Treasure Hunters and Visual Arts — are completely FULL.

The good news is we still have spots available for many other wonderful classes:

     Younger children K – 2nd:     

Stomp, Boom, Blast

Threadbare Puppet Studio

Mad Scientists

Legos

    Older children 3rd – 5th:

Legos

Guitar

Faith in Action

For more information contact Nikki McInnis (nmcinnis@myfumc.org).

FIRST 7TH

BIBLE AND BAGELS

SUNDAYS | 9:00 – 10:00 am | Einstein’s Bagels on 7th  

This casual Sunday morning gathering is a great opportunity for people who have never participated in a Bible study or small group meeting before. It’s a REALLY good place for people who are interested in learning more about Jesus or Christianity in a no-pressure, comfortable environment. For more information, visit First7th.org or contact Lance Marshall  (lmarshall@myfumc.org).

FIRST STREET MISSION

AUGUST MISSION SUNDAYS:

COLLARED SHIRTS

Throughout August, please bring collared shirts (without logos) to the First Street Methodist Mission during regular donation hours, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, or to the Welcome Center on Sundays.  Remember: Small Gifts, Big Difference!

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. Contact Rev. Page Hines (phines@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-8881.

ROOM AT THE INN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday nights in July and August, our First Street Methodist Mission provides respite from the oppressive summer heat to 12 homeless men. To make this vital ministry happen, we need volunteers willing to clean laundry, cook breakfast or spend the night with our guests. Training is provided; please contact Rev. Page Hines (phines@firststreetmission.org) or Elizabeth Becker (ebecker@firststreetmission.org).

It’s time to link your KROGER PLUS CARD to First Street Methodist Mission for the 2013 -2014 Kroger Community Rewards Program so that a percentage of your purchases supports the work of First Street Methodist Mission. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, you can pick one up at the customer service desk at any Kroger location. To link your card online, go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com. and use the Mission’s NPO number 82783 to link your card to FSMM. Just one more way that your small gifts can make a BIG difference!

YOUTH

8.25 – ALL YOUTH FAMILY MEETING

9:30 – 10:30 am | The Justin Building

Casey and Martin will lay out the new school year schedule, programming and some exciting changes! Youth will be registering for Sunday School classes, signing up for programs throughout the year, and learning about the upcoming Justin renovations. Please make it a priority to have at least one parent in attendance at this short meeting.  There will be a lot of new information and opportunities you don’t want to miss.

MEMBERS

BIRTHS

William Walker born Friday, August 9.

Parents Scott & Danielle Walker

Thomas West Poole born Thursday, July 25

Parents Kelly Decker and Olyn Poole

BAPTISMS

Elise Liberty

daughter of Julie and Eric Ledford

Campbell Kristine

daughter of Sarah and Jeremy Hutcheson

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Nan Shelton

Betty Fox

IN MEMORIUM

James Rainbolt

Jeff Moorse

Dr. Bruster continued:

As I thought about that for my own life and my conversations with others, I think you and I need indicators like that.  So, here’s another image I introduced on Sunday from my experience of being a private pilot:  the scan that a pilot does of the instrument panel and the airspace outside during a flight.  Just as a pilot develops the habit of scanning the instruments inside and the airspace outside to be aware of what the plane is doing and how the plane is in relationship to its surroundings, so we need a similar habit.  I think of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control as “instruments” or indicators of the nature of my followership in relation to Jesus as I look inside myself and outside of myself in relation to others.

In the sanctuary services on Sunday we’re taking a look at three instruments in the scan:  patience, kindness and generosity.  I invite you to join me in these days leading up to Sunday in taking a good long look at these facets of your life.  Join me in asking and honestly answering some questions:  How patient am I with the faults, mistakes, and foibles of others—and how aware am I of my own?  Am I kind and do I express that kindness to all and in concrete ways?  Am I really generous in giving of myself—my time, my talents, my influence, my intellect and my money?

I look forward to seeing you!

Grace and Peace,

Tim

COMMUNICATIONS CORNER

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 (lhelm@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2403 and we’ll be delighted to tell you more!

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