FUMC WEEKLY 8.8.14

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TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Rev. Phyllis McDougal

DiscipleChurch

Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Wesley Hall

Worship | 8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Brooks Harrington

Discussion | 9:30 am | Foundation Bldg.

Chapel Communion

10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

Special Music: Jeff Donahue

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


Staff_McDougal, PhyllisRev. Phyllis McDougal

Stand Up, Take Your Mat and Walk”

John 5:2-9

Jesus is calling all of us to get out of our comfort zone – yet more often than not, we find it extremely difficult to do. We feel safe in what we know and it becomes hard to leave the boundaries we’ve created. But, God is persistent with all of us and desperately wants his people to live into their full potential.

Jesus said, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” The man was resistant to getting up. What holds you back from serving God? In what ways is God calling you out of your “comfort zones?”

See you Sunday,

Phyllis


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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 10, 17, 24, and 31 — or until all the volunteer slots have been filled. You may also sign up online. 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.
  • 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


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


 TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, August 10

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Margaret Johnson
C.L. Turner

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Ray Simpson_HS8.10 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, (ldelony@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5099.

CLICK HERE to find out more information.

 

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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

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


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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Fall Academy2_HSFALL ACADEMY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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.

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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.

 

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.

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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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 10, 17, 24, and 31 — or until all the volunteer slots have been filled. You may also sign up online. All volunteer registrations will be time-stamped to be fair.
  • 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

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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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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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. Reservations are necessary 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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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

Betty and Glenn H. Johnston Endowment for Youth Ministries Fund In Memory Of:

Martha Broom by Patsy Hatfield, Jamie Peebles

 Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Pauline Thomason by Eddie & Suzan Garner, Stella & Tommy Warner

Lucille Montgomery by Cecile Montgomery

Johnye Benepe by Laura Kent, K.L. and Nelda Martin

Col. Tom Teal by Laura Kent

Col. Tom Teal by Pat Merrill

Carolyn Winn by FUMC Loyalty Class, The Roach Foundation, Inc., Lou Ann Blaylock, Bill & Karen Hunn, K.L. and Nelda Martin, Shelby and Pat Adams

K.T. Wolff by K.L. and Nelda Martin

HONORARY GIFTS

 Foundation Honorarium Fund In Honor Of:

William Montgomery by Cecile Montgomery

Rev. Linda McDermott by Nelda Martin

 

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