AUGUST 30, 2013
Beginning this Sunday, September 1st, we will focus on the music of our faith, and there is simply no better teacher than Dr. Michael Hawn. A globally recognized author, singer, songwriter, keynote speaker and university faculty member of the Perkins School of Theology, SMU, where he serves as professor of sacred music, Hawn possesses extensive experience in teaching music to people of all ages and cultures.
Explains Taylor Davis, Director of Music and Worship Arts at FUMC, “He’s so in tune with the rich history of Methodist singing, and has such a unique energy and presence, he is simply not to be missed.”
So join us this Sunday as Michael lays the foundation for a month-long sermon series on why singing and Methodism are inextricably linked.
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THIS WEEK'S NEWS
9.5 NEW SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASS
Thursday Evenings | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Room 231 | $50
This beginner level, non-credit, Spanish class will focus on understanding and conversing in Spanish – and having fun as we learn! Sharon West, who has a BA in Spanish from TCU and experience teaching conversational Spanish, will teach the class. Scholarships available; contact Sharon West (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rev. Chuck Graff (email@example.com) at 817/339-5065 for more information.
9.6 | GENESIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
7:00 pm | Parsons’ Home
The Genesis Class will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a party and pot-luck style dinner at Mary Catherine and Chad Parsons’ home. Contact Celeste Locknane (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
FALL ADULT STUDIES
Where can you find classes on how to use the Web and Social Media? Or a Book Discussion Group for Parents of Preschoolers? The answer is: at FUMC! These are just a few of the exciting new classes being offered this fall – so don’t miss out, register this weekend!
Register in the Adult Education Office
Sundays | September 1 & 8
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scholarship and class information
Rev. Gena Anderson
9.8 CONFIRMATION BEGINS
9:30 am | 2nd Floor | Justin Youth Building
Current 6th graders
This class, led by Dr. Mike Marshall, will meet every Sunday and culminate on Sunday evening, May 18, 2014, with the Service of Confirmation. Questions? Contact Dr. Mike Marshall (email@example.com) at 817/339-2409.
5:30 pm | Justin Youth Building
We’re kicking off a new school year and a whole new Sunday night schedule! Join us for dinner, worship and some big fun in the Justin after choir rehearsal!
9.20 – 9.22 Middle School Retreat (Theme TBD) | Lyle Lodge | Cost: $25
All current 7 – 8th graders are invited to join us for a weekend out at the lake for some fun, relaxation and worship. Registration due September 15. Contact Brenda (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
10.19 – 10.20 High School Retreat (Theme TBD) | Lyle Lodge | Cost: $25
All current 9 – 12th graders are invited to join us for a weekend out at the lake for some fun, relaxation and worship. Registration due September 15. Contact Brenda (email@example.com) for more information.
MUSIC & WORSHIP ARTS
9. 7 YOUTH CHOIR KICKOFF
10:00 am – 3:00 pm | 7 – 12 graders
$5 for lunch
Join Youth Choir for an exciting kickoff to the year! Come, bring a friend if you like, and be a part of this special group.
Meet in the choir room at 10:00 am for some getting-to-know-you fun (and a little singin’)
Head either to the Justin Building or Wesley Hall (depending on construction) for some lunch at 11:30 am
Load up the vans around 12:15 pm and head to Pepe’s Pottery for an artistic spin on a mission project
Return to the church at 3:00 pm
Questions? Contact Janis Rathburn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FIRST STREET MISSION
SEPTEMBER MISSION SUNDAYS:
UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS
During September, please bring men’s and/or women’s adult size underwear and socks to FSMM during regular donation hours, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or to the Welcome Center on Sunday. Remember: Small Gifts, Big Difference!
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. It’s just one more way that your small gifts can make a BIG difference!
CENTER FOR CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION
9.29 ROOTS OF CHANGE BEGINS
Register by 9.22 | Foundation Building | Room 274
If you are ready to experience some intense, personal, life-changing growth don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of Roots of Change. This free class is designed to expose how patterns in our emotions impact how we work, think, pray and love. Donations are accepted to continue this ministry.
Participants may choose any of these weekly meeting times:
Sunday | 9:00 – 11:00 am | Led by Sharon West
Sunday | 12:30 – 2:30 pm | Potluck Lunch Each Week | Led by Charles Gaby
Wednesday | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Potluck Dinner Each Week | Led by Peter Canning
To register, contact Marianne Wilson (email@example.com) at 817/339-5071. For more information about Roots of Change visit www.rootsofchange.com.
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 3 – 23 months. Choose one, two or three days. Contact Paula Wagstaff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/546-4414.
9.8 FALL ACADEMY BEGINS
Don’t forget that Fall Academy starts September 8! Questions? Contact Nikki McInnis (email@example.com).
9.6 September Parents’ Night Out
SUPER HERO NIGHT
6:30 – 11:00 pm | Ages: 3 mo. -– 12 yrs.
Come dressed as your favorite super hero or make one up! We will have games, crafts, snacks and super hero movies! Cost: $30 for first child, $40 for two and $45 for three or more. $20 no show fee. Reservations are required by Wed., Sept. 4. Space is limited so make your reservations early! Contact Paula Wagstaff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/546-4414.
*** Remember if you volunteer for the Children’s Ministry or in the Nursery on Sunday morning you will earn a Free Parent’s Night Out.
9.15 | THIRD GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATION
11:00 am | Sanctuary
One of the real milestones in our Children’s Ministry is the Third Grade Bible Presentation in which each third grader is presented with a brand new Bible, inscribed with their full name, during the 11:00 am service in the Sanctuary. If you would like your child to receive a Bible, please email Nikki McInnis (email@example.com) your child’s full name and indicate whether or not you will be present for the Bible Presentation.
9.20 – 9.21 BIBLE CAMP
Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center | $45/person
Our church Conference is hosting a Bible Camp, and we encourage all our third graders to attend with their new Bibles! The camp is limited to 136 children and adults, so please register as soon as possible if your child will participate. Go to http://bit.ly/1d3smSb to register and pay for the camp. Questions? Contact Nikki McInnis (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5086.
9.8 GOOD BOOK CLUB BEGINS
Guess What? Good Book Club is moving to the SECOND SUNDAY of every month from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. This schedule change will allow more families to participate, and the earlier start time will allow parents of younger children to get kiddos home and in their PJs at a more reasonable time.
The theme for our September Good Book Club is “God Is.” Our three book selections will focus on aspects of who God is, as revealed by some all-time classic storybook characters.
Kindergarten and Younger – The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, pictures by Clement Hurd. This is practically Psalm 139 in children’s book form. A little bunny tells his mother he is going to run away. The mother bunny assures him, that no matter where he goes or what he does, he can never outrun her love.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade – Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel. The relationship between Frog and Toad is one of the most tender in children’s literature. Through them and their interactions, we see many aspects of God’s love.
4th Grade and Older – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It’s hard to have a children’s book club at a church without bringing in this classic. Readers will explore the nature of God’s love, especially through the lion, Aslan.
Questions? Contact Nikki McInnis (email@example.com) at 817/339-5086.
More details coming soon!
8:00 am – noon | FUMC
Mark your calendar now to be a part of this exciting new church-wide event for all ages! This is a wonderful opportunity to join together as a church and bless our congregation, as well as our Community. More details soon!
Tiffany and James Potts
Dr. Joe Michels
Meggan and Andrew Jamison
Welcome, FUMC CONNECT!
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