FUMC WEEKLY 8.29.14

By August 28, 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 | Dr. Tim Bruster

DiscipleChurch | Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall

Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Brooks Harrington (click here to read his blog)

Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Building

Chapel Communion | 10:30 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony | Special Music: Dace Sultanov, cello

eleven:eleven celebration | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott


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SId J_FinalWEBTHE FOURTH PILLAR: MISSION & OUTREACH

Caring + Compassion = Can Do!

Five Decades of Mission & Outreach at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need.”

— Romans 12:10-13

Over the past five decades, the First Methodist Church of Fort Worth Foundation has grown to become a remarkably healthy endowment that supports the five pillars of our Church. Among other efforts, the Foundation has provided much needed funding to purchase, expand and renovate the First United Methodist Church’s Mission Building and to assist the Church community that creates and maintains ideal programs to meet the needs of thousands of less fortunate individuals and families in our area.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF SID’S BLOG


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, August 31

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Melba Lord

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood aren’t afraid to get their hands a little dirty, especially in the name of helping others. The celebrity couple has helped build numerous homes through the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Their humanitarian efforts are an inspiration to the country music community and fans worldwide.

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CWP Volunteer_Key 8.28Join the volunteer opportunity of a lifetime — the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project. October 6 – 10, 2014.

The volunteer sign up deadline has been extended to September 5 at Noon!


All volunteer spots for Monday and Tuesday are now full, but you can still sign up to work Wednesday through Friday. And, while individual sponsorships are priced to the general public at $2,250, we still have 31 of our 125 sponsored volunteer spots available, thanks to the generosity of FUMCFW church members. Sign up now to become part of this amazing project — and who knows? You just might find yourself working alongside our celebrity guests!

“Habitat for Humanity lends a hand, but the hand that takes it is a hard-working hand. It reminds us of the kind of people we can be. Habitat reminds me I can be something better than I see in the mirror.”  — Garth Brooks

CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up!


Fall14 Outdoor Training_HS9.6 WILDERNESS CAMPING TRAINING

8:30 am – Noon | Justin Building | $15 per person | Class limited to 20 people

Register by 9.3 | Check payable to Fort Worth Sierra Club

Want to update your camping skills for those fly fishing trips or camping in wilderness areas? This class is the perfect opportunity to learn about a variety of camping topics including selection and care of tents, back packs and day packs, stoves, hiking boots, clothing, sleeping bags, sleeping pads as well as meal and trip planning. Join experienced Sierra Club trip leaders as they demonstrate equipment, answer questions, and advise on trip planning.

9.28 CAMPING FOR NOVICES

12:15 – 2:00 pm | Justin Building

$15 per person | $25 per couple | $35 per family (3+) | Lunch is provided Class limited to 20 people

Register by 9.24 | Check payable to First United Methodist Church

All potential or former campers who have limited experience in the outdoors or who want to update their camping knowledge are invited to join experienced campers from the Fort Worth Sierra Club who will demonstrate different types of tents, sleeping bags, pads, simple cooking equipment, and essential items needed for car camping or camping next to your car. Bring your questions and we will advise on finding the best equipment for your camping needs or renting equipment. This will be a great introduction to the camping equipment needed for Rev. Chuck’s trips to state parks.

Contact Claudia Blalock (claudia.blalock@att.net) at 817/924-6242 for reservations.

Mail payments to Claudia Blalock, 2905 Benbrook Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76109.


New Photo Feature on our FUMCFW Website

Photo Graphic2_HSLook for the new scrolling photo gallery on our homepage, or click here to browse all of our albums now.

At long last, our home page photo gallery is live and ready to receive your photos! This new feature will serve as a giant composite photo library filled with dedicated albums related to the programs, events, and ministries of FUMC Fort Worth. Everyone is welcome to submit photos; our communications team will then review submissions and publish the images we receive to our home page gallery. With a composite storage place for photos taken by all the families, friends, and photographers among us — in addition to those taken by our communications team — we’ll be able to offer 24/7 access to this great collection of photos for our church family to enjoy, keep, and share.

Here’s how to share your photographs:

  • Following an event or program, or upon request, we will create and title an album for your event;
  • As soon as your album is created, we’ll publish a link for uploading your photos HERE. While there’s plenty of space, it’s very important to send only your best photos of each event (phone photos are fine!)
  • Click on the name of the event that you want to share photos from and upload!
  • Please make sure you allow your photos to finish uploading before exiting the page!
  • When we receive a new upload, we’ll review, size and format, and then load your photos to our home page gallery.
  • We do reserve the right to crop, edit and remove any images that are of poor quality, inappropriate, or outside our editorial guidelines.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND SHARE YOUR PICTURES


Honoring Educators_HS9.21 JOIN FUMCFW IN HONORING ALL EDUCATORS

Want to let your child’s teacher know how much you value them? FUMCFW will honor all active and retired public and private school educators during all worship services. Everyone in the congregation will also have the opportunity to stop by the Welcome Center from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm to purchase a special gift tumbler for $5 to take to your favorite educator! Let’s thank our educators across the Metroplex for ALL they do. Invite them to attend services on September 21, and take them this special gift from you and FUMCFW. Contact Sammye Dunn at (sammyelou9@gmail.com) or Rev. Chuck (cgraff@myfumc.org) for more information.


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North Texas Giving Day 2014

September 18, 2014 | 6:00 am – Midnight

On September 18, every donation of $25 and above will be multiplied with bonus funds and prizes! Get the most out of your donation to our organization.

4 Easy Steps To Donate:

1. Wake up on September 18

2. Log on to your computer between 6 am and Midnight

3. Go to NorthTexasGivingDay.org and search for First Street Methodist Mission (or just CLICK HERE)

4. Make a donation!

Join us for the North Texas Giving Day Rally in Sundance Square at 9:30 am on September 18!

Mayor Betsy Price will be there to give away a $10,000 prize to one lucky non-profit.

Click here to learn more!


Volunteer_HSAUGUST VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We need you to offer your service to God and others through one of the following volunteer opportunities at FUMCFW:

Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs)

Substitute Van Driver to Help Pick Up Food Donations for FSMM

Tuesday Re-stocking Food Pantry at FSMM

Ushers

CLICK HERE or check the Welcome Center for a flyer with a detailed list of volunteer jobs to find out how YOU can get involved!

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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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9.14 FALL CHILDREN’S ACADEMY SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS

Fall Academy begins soon, have you signed your child up yet? Classes are filling up — sign up online now to make sure your child gets into their class of choice!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


9.19 – 9.21 Third Grade Bible Presentation

Retreat: Sept. 19 – 20 | Lyle Lodge Presentation of Bibles: Sept. 21 11:00 am | Sanctuary Service

Look for more information SOON on this special milestone in our Children’s Ministry.

 

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

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Sept PNO_4509.5 September Parents’ Night Out: Back to School/Summer Blow Out Party!!

6:30 – 11:00 pm | 3 mo. – 12 yrs.

$30 for first child | $40 for 2 | $45 for 3+ | $20 no show fee

Reservations due 9.3

It’s almost time to head back to class and some already have so we are having an end of the summer blow out! Space is limited so make reservations early to Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-4414. If you volunteer for the Children’s Ministry or in the Nursery on Sunday morning you will earn a Free Parents’ Night Out.

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

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704x180 Fall Studies 2014Register for 2014 Fall Adult Studies

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

or Register in Person in the Main Office

Weekdays | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or

Sundays | 9.7 & 9.14 | Between Services

Books are available for purchase when you register. Scholarships and childcare reservations available.

Contact Gayle Ammerman (gammerman@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5091.


Scripture & Spirits9.16 SCRIPTURE & SPIRITS

3rd Tuesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Brewed | 801 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Mark you calendar NOW for the end to Scripture & Spirits’ summer hiatus. This lively monthly gathering is focused on the intersection of spirituality, conversation, and delicious food and drinks. The location has changed – but the combination of spirituality, conversation, and delicious food and drinks is still the same! We’ll meet at Brewed, order a round of drinks, and dive into a thoughtful, mediated discussion on some of today’s most relevant theological topics. For more information, please contact Rev. Lance Marshall (lmarshall@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5078.

 

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

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NTX Giving Day3_HSNorth Texas Giving Day 2014

September 18, 2014 | 6:00 am – Midnight

On September 18, every donation of $25 and above will be multiplied with bonus funds and prizes! Get the most out of your donation to our organization.

4 Easy Steps To Donate:

1. Wake up on September 18

2. Log on to your computer between 6 am and Midnight

3. Go to NorthTexasGivingDay.org and search for First Street Methodist Mission (or just CLICK HERE)

4. Make a donation!

Join us for the North Texas Giving Day Rally in Sundance Square at 9:30 am on September 18!

Mayor Betsy Price will be there to give away a $10,000 prize to one lucky non-profit.

Click here to learn more!


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.


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IT’S TIME TO RE-ENROLL YOUR KROGER PLUS CARD!

Supporting FSMM has never been easier – just shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Here’s how to enroll:

1. Visit KrogerCommunityRewards.com

2. Locate your state and click “enroll now”

3. Sign into your online account, or create an account

4. Find and select your organization, and click “save”

You will start earning rewards for FSMM on qualifying purchases made by using your Kroger Plus Card.


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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

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.

NEW GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

September 7, 2014 – May 31, 2015

Any Sunday, for an hour between 9:00 am – Noon

Get a group together and sign up online now to fill backpacks with food! It’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends and do something meaningful! Each group needs a minimum of 10 volunteers.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Becker, Mission Director, (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-5068.

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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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood aren’t afraid to get their hands a little dirty, especially in the name of helping others. The celebrity couple has helped build numerous homes through the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Their humanitarian efforts are an inspiration to the country music community and fans worldwide.

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CWP Volunteer_Key 8.28Join the volunteer opportunity of a lifetime — the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project. October 6 – 10, 2014.

The volunteer sign up deadline has been extended to September 5 at Noon!


All volunteer spots for Monday and Tuesday are now full, but you can still sign up to work Wednesday through Friday. And, while individual sponsorships are priced to the general public at $2,250, we still have 31 of our 125 sponsored volunteer spots available, thanks to the generosity of FUMCFW church members. Sign up now to become part of this amazing project — and who knows? You just might find yourself working alongside our celebrity guests!

“Habitat for Humanity lends a hand, but the hand that takes it is a hard-working hand. It reminds us of the kind of people we can be. Habitat reminds me I can be something better than I see in the mirror.”  — Garth Brooks

CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up!


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9.7 LEARN ABOUT KIDS HOPE USA

9:00 am – Noon | FUMCFW Garden

Kids Hope USA is launching its 9th year of mentoring children at T. A. Sims Elementary School. Visit our tent to learn more about this life-changing ministry. Stop by and meet some of our dedicated volunteers and discover the impact these beautiful children have had on their lives. For more information, contact Gay Ingram (gringram@flash.net) at 817/999-8075.


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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_LogoMORNINGSONG

Every Sunday in August | 30 minutes before each service

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) at 817/339-5074.

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

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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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9.11 Youth participating in Cowtown Brush up

9.14 UMW Sunday

9.27 Foundation Sunday

10.5 World Communion Day

10.26 Organ Dedication

 

 

 

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

Carter Work Project In Memory Of:

John Cullum by Margaret & Michael Patison

John Boyer by Margaret & Michael Patison

Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Carolyn Winn by Eva and Neil Isbell

First Street Methodist Mission In Memory Of:

Robbie Whittenburg by Mary & Bob Weathers

General Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Margie & John Cullum by Virginia & Ganey Bradfield

Carolyn Winn by Billie Moore, Bob Herchert

Johnny Cullum by April Smith, Wilburn Berry

HONORARY GIFTS

General Memorial Fund In Honor Of:

Elisha & Kevin Bury by Cameron Brown

First 7th In Honor Of:

Lance Marshall by Wesley Bible Class

First Street Methodist Mission In Honor Of:

Hank Carroll by Shirley & Paul Johnson

Organ Fund In Honor Of:

Carol & Jack Benson by Kay Johnson

 

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