FUMC WEEKLY 9.26.14

By September 26, 2014News

TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS

SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS | GIFTS AND MEMORIALS


THIS SUNDAY’S
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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. Mitzi Ellington
Special Music: Dace Sultanov

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


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2014 Congregational Survey

With prayerful consideration of your current interests and concerns, we present our 2014 Congregational Survey. Based on your responses, we will begin shaping our focus for the coming two years. For your convenience, click here to take this survey online now; printed survey forms are also available in the Welcome Center and main Church Office.


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PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY

“… whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant.” — Matthew 20:26

Throughout its history, First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth has had the benefit of great leadership — in the pulpit, as volunteers, in the office and in our outreach efforts.

For the Foundation, our founders, officers and board of directors over the years have been and are people of influence, power and vision. In fact, many were and are among the finest community leaders in Fort Worth. We recognize them for these attributes, and we all learn from them. We are grateful for their contributions.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF SID’S BLOG


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Please Join Us…

Be sure to RSVP By September 28 for the First Methodist Church Foundation 50th Anniversary Celebration

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


TEACHERS & TOPICS

Click here to see classes meeting on Sunday, September 28

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MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

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CLICK HERE TO RSVP


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10.8 Good Book Club & Common Mistakes Made by Kind and Loving Parents

5:30 – 6:00 pm | Dinner | Wesley Hall
6:00 – 7:00 pm* | Good Book Club | Children’s Wing, 2nd Floor
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Presentation | Dr. David Welsh | Wesley Hall
*Children whose parents stay for the parenting session can be picked up in the movie room (261) at 7:30 pm

The first Good Book Club kicks off with an evening of great books for the kids and a presentation by Dr. David Welsh entitled Common Mistakes Made by Kind and Loving Parents. Families are welcome to eat dinner together, then kids can go to Good Book Club and parents can attend the presentation.
Dinner donations encouraged but not required. Childcare is available with a reservation to Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) by October 5 for children too young for Good Book Club.
CLICK HERE for information on the books selected for Good Book Club.


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NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY UPDATE

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in North Texas Giving Day. Thanks to the incredible generosity of FUMCFW, over $10,000 was raised for the Mission – and we’re still tabulating results. We will give you final numbers next week!


 WE NEED YOUR EXTRA VASES

If you have any vases that you no longer need, the Flower Ministry would love to take them off your hands! Bring donations to the Main Office or the Welcome Center anytime during the week or on Sunday mornings.


Lay Leadership Committee Nominations

Know someone who would make a great leader in our church community? Now is the time to make your choices known as our Lay Leadership Committee begins its work early in September. We would love to hear from you about anyone you believe would provide capable leadership for our church. To nominate your ideal candidates for lay leadership in our faith community, please provide the names, the positions recommended and the reasons for your nomination. Click here to submit your suggestion online, or pick up a form in the Main Office or the Welcome Center. Submit your suggestion by mailing or dropping it by the Main Office, attention Pam Erlandson (perlandson@myfumc.org). Click here to view a current list of committee officers and members. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of our 2014 Lay Leadership!


Methodist Info Class 2014_HSUnited Methodist Information Class

Rev. Chuck Graff, Rev. Jim Abel, Dr. Lamar Smith, Barry Hudson, and Sammye Dunn
October 26 – November 16 | Sundays
9:45 – 10:45 am | Room 351
Hosted by Genesis 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 of these informative sessions.

Pick up a flyer in the Welcome Center or CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.


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

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10.3 October Parents’ Night Out_HS10.3 October Parents’ Night Out

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 10.1

It’s time for our annual Halloween Party! Wear your costume and join us for games, crafts, Halloween snacks, and a movie. 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

Welcome fall by joining our new slate of studies and learning opportunities with something for everyone!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

or register in person in the Main Office,

(Weekdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm).

Purchase books when you register; scholarships and childcare reservations available.

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

 


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10.13 FUMCFW FALL GOLF TOURNAMENT

9:00 am | Lost Creek Golf Club

Shotgun Start | 4 Person Florida Scramble

$40 Entry Fee, Payable at Tournament | Covers green fee, cart & lunch

This semi-annual event is open to all adult men and women, members and guests. To enter, and for directions, contact Tournament Director, Wayne Maddox (waymad@juno.com) at 817/560-7323 with your name, phone/email, handicap (or probable score), and team preferences. You may put together your own foursome, or we will assign you to a team.

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

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Cowtown Brush UpCowtown Brush Up

October 11 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

LIMITED SPACE — 20 volunteers total (15 youth and 5 adults)

Following the closing ceremony of the Carter Work Project, our FUMCFW 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 (15 for youth age 13 and up, 5 for adults).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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Fall Youth Retreats
10.17 – 10.19 Middle School Retreat

Lyle Lodge | $25 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

11.15 – 11.16 High School Retreat

Lyle Lodge | $25 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

All current 7 – 8th graders (10.17 – 10.19) and 9 – 12th graders (11.15 – 11.16) are invited to join us for a weekend out at the lake for some fun, relaxation and worship.

 

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

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NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY UPDATE

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in North Texas Giving Day. Thanks to the incredible generosity of FUMCFW, over $10,000 was raised for the Mission – and we’re still tabulating results. We will give you final numbers next week!


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SEPTEMBER MISSION SUNDAYS: ADULT SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR

In September, please bring adult socks and underwear for men and women to:
First Street Methodist Mission
Monday – Thursday | 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.


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

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9.21 – 10.23 ROOTS OF CHANGE

Sunday afternoons | 12:30 – 2:30 pm (potluck lunch)
Foundation Building | Room 274 | Led by Sharon West and Mike Phillips

Gandhi once said, “We must be the change we want to see in the world.” In a culture growing less civil and more violent, change often feels impossible. But there are some things we can learn about ourselves, our faith, and our relationships that can radically empower us to deal with the issues facing our world. Roots of Change is a two-hour weekly gathering lasting 10 weeks, designed to expose how patterns in our emotions impact how we work, think, pray and love. It is a life-changing journey into deep community that offers the opportunity to strengthen relationships and discover new insights into our lives. There is no charge but donations are accepted to continue this ministry. Child care is available upon request. Sharon West and Mike Phillips are both FUMCFW members who have participated in previous Roots of Change groups. Sharon has led multiple Roots groups over the last several years and Mike is in the process of changing his career to the field of Restorative Practices, largely as a result of his Roots experience. To register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.


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10.5 – 10.26 PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE

Sunday mornings | 9:00 – 10:30 am | Foundation Building, 2nd Floor
$100 per couple | Limited space | Register by October 1
Led by Joy Allen, LCSW, M.Div

Joy Allen, LCSW, M.Div. is committed to helping couples create positive, respectful relationships with passion and health. This workshop helps couples to quickly recognize and develop strategies for approaching issues in their relationship that may limit their satisfaction. Participants will develop an understanding of the differences in each other’s personality, and explore powerful means of enhancing the intimacy and satisfaction they desire for their lives together. Cost includes materials as well as an individual session with Joy Allen. For more information, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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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 10.13 SPECTRUM CONCERT SERIES

7:00 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel

FUMC hosts the Spectrum Ensemble, comprised of the finest players from the Fort Worth and Dallas Symphony Orchestras for three performances throughout the year in Leonard Memorial Chapel. The concerts are free of charge and are followed by a reception in Room 154. For more information, please 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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FIRST 7TH LAUNCHES WEEKLY SERVICE

Beginning the first Sunday of October, First 7th, our radically relevant, modern Methodist community will launch its weekly Sunday evening worship services. Join us in our final First 7th monthly preview service Sunday, September 21 in the Justin Building to learn more. Then, beginning October 1, our weekly First Church Sunday evening schedule will be:

5:00 – 5:30 pm | Light family supper
5:30 – 6:30 pm | First 7th Worship
6:30 – 7:30 pm | Discipleship discussion groups for children, youth, and adults

For more information about First 7th, discipleship groups, or the launch of weekly gatherings, CLICK HERE or contact Rev. Lance Marshall (lmarshall@myfumc.org).

Visit the First 7th page for more information on programs and activities.

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10.5 WORLD COMMUNION DAY
10.26 ORGAN CONSECRATION SUNDAY
10.26 CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

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GIFTS AND MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Foundation Memorial Fund In Memory Of:

Margaret Jennett by Ronald Q. Jennett

Arliene Bryant by Bill and Fran Mizell

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

Dale Jeffers by Roger Broom

HONORARY GIFTS

Foundation Honorarium Fund In Honor Of:

Dr. Lamar Smith by Eva and Neil Isbell

Rev. Linda McDermott by Nancy Cook

The Organ Fund In Honor Of:

Carol & Jack Benson by Kay Johnson

 

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