FUMC WEEKLY 9.20.13

By September 23, 2013News

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IN THIS ISSUE:

THIS SUNDAY

Traditional Worship  | Dr. Tim Bruster | 9:30 and 11:00 am | Sanctuary

DiscipleChurch  | Rev. Brooks Harrington | 8:30 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel

Chapel Communion  | Dr. Len Delony | 10:30 – 11:00 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel

eleven:eleven celebration  | Charles Gaby, MS, LPC | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall

 

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

Tour of Israel, June 22 – July 2, 2014

Dear Friends,

In 1994 Susan and I went on our first tour to Israel. There are a few experiences—high moments in our lives—that we can legitimately call “life-changing.”  That was one of those experiences for us. Our understanding of scripture, the history of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and current events was enhanced—transformed, really—in a way that otherwise could not have happened. To be in the land, to stand at the steps up into the Temple Mount, and know that Jesus passed that way and likely taught on those steps, was inspiring. To drive along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, to experience the magnificent Roman ruins … to take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee … to wade into the Jordan River and remember our baptism … to take a swim in the Dead Sea and  go to the many important sites in Jerusalem, Bethany, Bethlehem—there is nothing like those experiences! READ MORE


MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS


Cheryl Hayes


Judy Moseley-McNair & Bill McNair

Lindsey Castles & Justin McCoy

BAPTISMS 


Cora Metta Collier, daughter of Sarah & John B Collier, V
William Batla, son of Lauren & Ryan Batla

BIRTHS

Ashley McDonough to Molly & Ryan McDonough

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Jim Abel
Leon Taylor
Christina Cary
Sue Ooten
Nickie Ford
Betsy Barnes

IN MEMORIUM 

Helen Lewis
Lee Smith

CHURCHWIDE NEWS

9.29 HOLY LAND INFORMATION MEETING
12:15 pm | Room 154
Interested in a trip to the Holy Land? Susan and Tim Bruster are leading a group June 22 – July 2, 2014. Join them and Bev Robb, tour director, for more information about this exciting opportunity. The cost of the trip is $4,819 per person.
Register in the garden this Sunday 9.22 between the 9:30 and 11:00 am services, or after the 11:00 am service. Or register online HERE

10.5 FAITHWORKS

8:30 am – Noon
Be a part of  FAITHWORKS – a variety of exciting volunteer opportunities for anyone and everyone! The day will begin with a communion service in the Leonard Memorial Chapel at 8:30 am. After the service, we will focus our efforts on the following projects:
  • Stop Hunger Now –  a national meal packaging program whose goal is to end hunger by providing food and life-saving aid to those people who are most vulnerable. Our goal is to package 10,000 meals!
  • Cowtown Brush-Up – a community-wide effort through Habitat for Humanity to paint at least 100 houses a year. Casey Langley, FUMC Director of Youth Ministries, has assembled a group of Youth and their parents for this project.
  • The Paint Project at the YWCA – a team of painters charged with refurbishing a classroom in the YWCA child development area.
  • The World Communion Project – on the day before World Communion Sunday, join others as we package gifts of bread for our neighbors and community.
  • The Gardening Project – if gardening is your passion, then this is your project. Join other avid gardeners in work on a variety of garden beds on the church property.
  • Mystery Teams – teams of 8 to 10 people will be given $25 to go out and “do some good” in the world. What can we accomplish with just $25? We can’t wait to hear how our Mystery Teams put their creative energy to work!

For more information please contact Caren Walker (carenwalk@aol.com) at 817/688-8195 or Marianne Wells (hpwmtw@charter.net) at 817/266-1123.

FUMC on white PMSUNITED METHODIST INFORMATION CLASS

Sunday Mornings

Oct. 20 – Nov. 10 | 9:45 – 10:45 am  

Room 230 | Hosted by the Journey Sunday School Class

Guests, new members, and all interested in meeting new people and learning more about our denomination and our church are welcome to join us for any or all sessions.
October 20
“John Wesley and Methodist Beginnings”
Leader: Dr. Gil Ferrell
Former Seminary Professor and Wesley Scholar
October 27
“What Do United Methodists Believe?”
Leader: Dr. Lamar Smith
Associate Pastor
*November 3
“The Rich Heritage of FUMC Fort Worth”
Leader: Barry Hudson
Chair, Communications Committee
*This Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time
November 10 
“There Is a Place For You to Love God, Serve People, Transform Lives!”
Leaders: Carolyn Stephens,
Lay Ministry Chair; & other lay leaders
This session includes a facility tour and will last until noon.
Questions? Please contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) 817/339-5065 or Dr. Lamar Smith (lsmith@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3886. There is no cost for the materials or sessions.

MINISTRY NEWS

ADULTS

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9.5 NEW SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASS

Thursday Evenings | 6:30 – 8:00  pm 

Room 230 | $50 per person

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 (swest124@swbell.net) or Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 for more information.

9.26 – 9.28 CAMPING TRIP

Mineral Wells State Park

Campers of all ages are invited! You can tent camp or RV with us on all or any one of these dates – or just come for the day! Food costs will be shared. Contact Rev. Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 for more details.

10.9 CHRISTIAN IDENTITY IN A PLURALISTIC WORLD

6:30 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall

Dr. Robert Hunt, Director of Global Theological Education at Perkins School of Theology, joins us at FUMC for a rousing evening of theological discussion. Dr. Hunt has traveled the world exploring Christianity in many different cultures and brings a unique perspective to this topic. Don’t miss this opportunity!

10.14 GOLF TOURNAMENT

9:00 am Shotgun Start 

Lost Creek Golf Course| $40 per person Guests Welcome | Men & Women

Cost of this four-person scramble includes green fee, cart and lunch, and is payable at the tournament. Please contact Tournament Director, Wayne Maddox (waymad@juno.com) at 817/560-7323 or Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 to register. Include your handicap or probable score, who you would like to be teamed with, or your preferred foursome.

YOUTH

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10.19 – 10.20 High School Retreat   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. Register by October 13. Contact Brenda (bkegans@myfumc.org) for more information.

 

FIRST STREET MISSION

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If you’ve always wanted to volunteer at FSMM, now is the perfect time! 
Three volunteers needed Wednesday mornings, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, to help with intake for grocery services.
There is also an opportunity for one or two volunteers to host the Mission’s Share Table Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Contact Charme Robarts (crobarts@firststreetmission.org) or Elizabeth Becker (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) to learn more.

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!

 

CENTER FOR CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION

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10.4 – 10.6 HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY RESPONSES TO THE CHALLENGES OF LEARNING
Fri. 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Free | Wesley Hall  Sat. 9:30 am – 2:30 pm | $45 per person (includes lunch) | Wesley Hall

Sun.  2:00 – 4:00 pm | $35 per person SYNC Yoga and Wellbeing 611 N. Bishop, Dallas 75208
What do you want to do with your life and what’s stopping you? This interactive workshop with Gary David, PhD, Jennifer Lawson, OTR, MS, E-RYT-200 and Charles Gaby, MA, LPC, will address the question “How well do I learn, and what is the MOTIVATION that urges my thinking as I move into the world?” Contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071 to reserve your spot. You may pay by check for the Saturday event. Register for Sunday at www.syncdallas.com.

 

Preparing for marriage _WEBfeaturedimagePREPARING FOR MARRIAGE 

Sundays 10.6  – 11.3 | Register by 10.1 9:00 – 10:30 am | Room TBA       

Led by Charles Gaby, MA, LPC 
Couples often spend thousands of dollars on their wedding but invest very little in their marriage. This workshop helps couples to recognize issues and develop strategies for increasing satisfaction in their relationship. The cost is $160 per couple and includes the cost of all materials (the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Prepare instrument) as well as an individual session with Charles Gaby when the class is concluded. For more information, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.

 

CHILDREN

10.4 October Parent’s Night Out

6:30 – 11:00 pm | 3mo. – 12yrs.

$30 for 1st child | $40 for 2 | $45 for 3+ | $20 no show fee

It’s time for our annual Halloween Party!

Wear your costume
Games
Crafts
Halloween snacks
Movie

Reservations are required and are due by Wed. Oct 2. Space is limited so make your reservations early!!! Contact Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.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. For more info contact Paula Wagstaff, Mark Burrows or Nikki McInnis.

MUSIC & WORSHIP ARTS


The Organ Console is IN!
Although the work continues, the organ console has been installed. Explains Jim Whitton, Chair of the Board of Trustees,

“This is an incredibly exciting time for our Church. But that excitement is coupled with a sense of awe and gratitude for those members, past and present, who have given the Church and its Foundation the resources to make these vital improvements possible. It is my hope that these new instruments of worship will enlarge our Congregation and inspire it to provide even greater support for both the outreach programs of our Church and for the Foundation. Those who came before us did their part; so we must do ours. I am thankful to the Staff and past and present Trustees (particularly Bill Scott and Linda Roe) who have devoted so much time and effort to bring all this to pass. I am also grateful for the leadership of my predecessor, Jack Benson. Without Jack’s tireless and dedicated service over the past four years, we would not be on this wonderful threshold today.”


SAVE THE DATE
More details coming soon!
10.20 – 11.17 LIVING THROUGH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Sundays | Foundation Building
2nd Floor
For more information, contact Charme Robarts (crobarts@firststreetmission.org) at 817/335-6080, Ext. 103 or Rev. Phyllis McDougal (pmcdougal@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5082.
11.8 – 11.9 CAMPING TRIP
Mineral Wells State Park
Contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 for details.

TIM’S BLOG, CONTINUED FROM ABOVE

Tour of Israel, June 22 – July 2, 2014

A facet of the trip that we will always treasure is that my mother and my late step-father were with us, giving us lasting memories. We returned in 2000; this time we took our three daughters with us—again making memories that will last a lifetime—sharing the gift of being in the land with them in their youth.

June 22 – July 2, Susan and I are leading another tour to Israel. I invite you to come with us for learning, inspiration, and to make your own life-changing and lifetime memories. Bev Robb is arranging the tour for us. She has been arranging and leading trips to Israel for many years. In fact, she arranged a trip for this congregation in 1999, and those who participated still talk about what a great experience it was. Some of those who went on that trip have told me that they plan to go on this one as well.

Bev Robb and the trained Israeli guide she has worked with for many years will be here on Sunday, September 29, at 12:15 in Room 154 to present the details of the trip and to answer your questions. I invite you to come to that informational meeting and learn more. If you would like to be placed on the list to receive trip information prior to that, please contact Pam Erlandson (perlandson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5062. You may access more information at the following link: bit.ly/18E47lO.

Grace and peace,

Tim

 

 

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