FUMC WEEKLY 9.27.13

By September 26, 2013News

THIS SUNDAY | TEACHERS & TOPICS | MEMBER NEWS | CHURCHWIDE NEWS | SAVE THE DATE | MINISTRY NEWS

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September 27, 2013

“The Church is the Body of Christ”

Rev. Linda McDermott

Romans 12: 3 – 18

 

 

“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” ― Teresa of Ávila

We are the Body of Christ. We — you and me — WE are the Body of Christ in this world. Whether we are sitting at a boardroom table making decisions or driving our children to pre-school, logging in on another day at work that will probably look just like any other day at work, or enjoying being out with family or friends. Wherever we find ourselves, and with whomever we find ourselves, WE are the living presence of Jesus to those around us.

What a wonderful honor and overwhelmingly daunting commissioning that is! That God would ask feeble, weak-kneed, unreliable, unpredictable, self-absorbed, often ridiculous you and me to be the hands and feet, the living presence of Christ, to the people and the creation around us is unthinkable! It’s unthinkable — and maybe even unimaginable — for us, but it’s not for God.

But why? you may ask. And how? you might wonder.

The sermon title for this last Sunday of our The Faith We Sing series is “The Church as the Body of Christ.” God help us as we try to wrap our minds (and hearts) around what this huge concept and calling means for us.

See you this Sunday in worship!

Linda

 

THIS SUNDAY’S
 WORSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

Traditional Worship
Rev. Linda McDermott
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

TEACHERS & TOPICS

Classes Meeting on Sunday, September 29

Aldersgate Couples | Room 333 | 9:30 am | TBA

Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:30 am | TBA

Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | Dr. Judith Carrier

Creative Couples | Room 321 | 9:45 am | Christian Beliefs | Dr. Bill Longsworth

Downtown Singles | Room 340-341 | 10:50 am | Dr. Luther Henry

Foundations | Room 336 | 9:45 am | TBA

Genesis Couples | Room 351 | 10:00 am | Brunch at Traverna | 450 Throckmorton Street

Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am | TBA

8:30 am In-Depth Bible Study | Room 350 | Dr. Lamar Smith | The Trials & Travels of Peter & Paul (September Study)

Inquirers | Room 352 | 9:30 am | Dr. Coleman Baker, Professor of Religion

Journey | Room 230 | 10:00 am | Adam’s Story | Darcy Deupree

Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am | TBA

Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | National Security | Don Jackson, Professor Emeritus, TCU

New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | TBA

New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am | Book of Judges | Tracey Smith

Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am | 4-Week study: The Tough Sayings of Jesus | Kelly Mahachek

Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | Nancy Tully

Trinity Fellowship | Room 340-341 | 9:30 am | New Testament Canon | Rev. Gena Anderson

Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am | Carl Stenger

Veriditas | Room 272F (Foundation Building) | 9:30 am | TBA

Wesley Bible | Room 350 | 9:30 am | Dr. Ron Ballard

MEMBER NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

9.22.13 Coetzee
Dede & Faan Coetzee

9.22.13 Giaoroskh
Kelly & Matt Giadroskh

BAPTISMS

9.22.13 Maniluk Baptism
Spencer Byron Manulik, son of Haley & Mason Manulik

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Leon Taylor
Nickie Ford
Betsy Barnes
Elizabeth Gill
Jean McAllum

IN MEMORIUM

Mary Rhodes

CHURCHWIDE NEWS

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10.5 FAITHWORKS

8:30 am – Noon

Register in the garden this Sunday between the 9:30 and 11:00 am services, or after the 11:00 am service. Or register online HERE

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.

 

LAY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

The Lay Leadership Committee (formerly the Nominations Committee) will begin their work early in October, and would like your assistance. Please consider people that you believe would provide capable leadership for our church. To submit your suggestions, please provide their names, the position(s) recommended and the reasons for your suggestions. For a list of committees, please stop by the Welcome Center.

You may mail your suggestions to the church at 800 West Fifth Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, Attn: Pam Erlandson, or email them to her (perlandson@myfumc.org.) You may also bring them to the main church office.

Please understand that a recommendation does not automatically mean a nomination.

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. If you would like to be placed on the list to receive trip information, please contact Pam Erlandson (perlandson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5062. You may also find more trip information at: bit.ly/18E47lO.

 

 

MINISTRY NEWS

CHILDREN | ADULTS | YOUTH | MISSION | CCT | MWA | FIRST7TH

CHILDREN

 

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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 required and due by 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.

 

10.6 MR. MARK’S NEW BOOK IS OUT!little

Join him for a Book Signing!

10:30 am & Noon | In the Garden

Mr. Mark has a new book out called “Little Things Aren’t Little When You’re Little.” The proceeds from the sale of the books will go to the “Let the Children Come Campaign.” Each child who buys a $10 book will be given a card so they may choose the specific ministry that their purchase will benefit.

 

ADULTS

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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.

10.13 LETTERS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL

8:30 am | Dr. Lamar Smith

This new study of the Letters of the Apostle Paul will begin with Paul’s first letter,
I Thessalonians. The lessons will follow in the order they were written. Discussion will include topics such as: When and why was Paul in Thessalonica? Where and why was that first letter written to the Thessalonians? Where was that city, anyhow? Join us as Dr. Smith studies Paul’s letters in the order they were written – not as they appear in the New Testament!

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 Kegans (bkegans@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3888 for more information.

 

MISSION

 

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September Mission SundayLAST SEPTEMBER MISSION SUNDAY:

UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS

This is the last week to 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

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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

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.

 

MUSIC & WORSHIP ARTS

 

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THE ORGAN CONSOLE IS IN!New Organ (50)

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.”

 

 

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FIRST 7TH

Bible and bagels is on hiatus through the fall, but will resume in the spring.

For more information about this exciting new ministry, go to www.first7th.org.

 

 

 

 

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SAVE THE DATE

 

 

 

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.

10.20 CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Interested in volunteering? Contact Kara Lawrence (karaleigh87@gmail.com) or go to bit.ly/1b6puki to sign up!

 

 

 

 Gifts and Memorials

Click here to download a PDF of Memorial and Honorary Gifts June-Sept 2013

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[col class=”span6″]MEMORIAL GIFTS GIVEN JUNE – SEPTEMBER, 2013


Campership 

In Memory of:

Margaret Ann Jennett 

by Ronald Jennett

Care for a Child 

In Memory of:

Thomas L. Butler 

by Judy Butler

Family Intervention Program 

In Memory of:

Bobbie Kilpatrick 

by Jamie Peebles

FUMC Foundation 

In Memory of:

Jean Webb 

by Louella Martin, Marilyn & Richard Gasser, Martha & Carl Sisler, Kathy Spicer

General Memorial Fund 

In Memory of:

Gail Wing 

Melissa Ashworth 

by Michelle Shonbeck

17 Firefighters Killed 

in Prescott, Arizona 

by Kay Watkins

Gayla Sellers 

by Nancy & Allen Goss,

Margaret & Michael Patison

Amie Eastland 

by Jan Eastland

Jim Rainbolt 

by Jan & Joe Norton

Jean Webb 

by Family of Jean Webb

W.L.”Bill” Nix 

by June & James Van Buskirk

Buddy Stegman 

by Mary & Gene Chamness

Ms. Lena Ford 

by Kay Watkins

Justice Ministry 

In Memory of:

Bob Cameron 

by Mackey & James Brittain,

Sue & James Engelland

Billy D. Matthews, 

Valerie M. Matthews 

by Elaine Matthews

Let the Children Come 

In Memory of:

Jean Webb 

by Lou A. Blaylock

Jeff Moorse 

by Patricia Carter

Doris Smith 

by Dell Wood

First Street 

Methodist Mission 

In Memory of:

Polly Buie Johnston 

by Pat & Arch Van Meter

Bobbie Kilpatrick 

by Janie Burchfield

J.W. Renfro 

by Janie Burchfield

Bill Nix 

by Pat & Arch Van Meter

Buddy Stegman 

by Library/Archives FUMC, Mary Jennings, Nancy & William Maschal, Margaret Stephens, Page & Bart Hines, Doris & Keith Phelps, Linda Sullivan, Hanna & Robert Huff, Barbara Leach

Sherrie A. Moore 

by James King

Ken Tunnell 

by Martha & Carl Sisler

Jane Stangle 

by Carolyn & Jack Speight

Betty Crawford 

by Terry & David Klipsch,

Cathy & Ken Lien

Mission Cont. 

Betty Crawford 

by Judy Levey,

Page & Bart Hines,

Elizabeth Yeargain

Jean Webb 

by Yolonda Howard,

Ann & Wayne Maddox

Bobbie Kilpatrick 

by Jamie Peebles

Sanctuary Organ 

In Memory of:

Charles P. Grant, Jr. 

by C. David Grant

Buddy Stegman 

by Lou Wooten Partin, Angela & Thomas Bergmann, Martha & Tim Smith, Michael Ryan, Joy & Vincent Kane, Doris & Keith Phelps, Jeanne & Robert Bauer, Marion & Larry Palmer, Sharon & Ronald Gallop, Cleota Travis, Dr. & Mrs. Jay Beavers, Jim Porter, Linda & Charles Peterson

Gayla Sellers 

by Dr. & Mrs. Jay Beavers

Robert Klabzuba 

Bobbie Kilpatrick 

by Kim & James Turner

Special Music 

In Memory of:

Kenneth Tunnell 

by Linda Tunnell

Charles Semple 

by Anne & Robert Semple

Susan & James Dick 

by Anne & Robert Semple

TV Ministry 

In Memory of:

Jean Webb 

by Kay Watkins[/col] [col class=”span6″]HONORARY GIFTS GIVEN JUNE – SEPTEMBER, 2013 

Children’s Outreach 

In Honor of:

Leslie, Ed, Gage 

& Matthew Laswell 

by Nancy Tully

Choral Union 

In Honor of:

The Richard Vigness Family 

by Dr. William A. Shelton

Costa Rica Mission Trip 

In Honor of:

Rev. Chuck Graff 

by Pat & Arch Van Meter

Feeding the Flock 

In Honor of:

Page Hines 

by Carmen Flores

& Wesley Collins

5th Street Theater 

In Honor of:

Janis Rathburn 

by Kay Johnson

Lindy Cabe 

by Kitty Sollows,

Carol & Bruce Peters

General Honorarium 

In Honor of:

Hunter Nurdin 

by Robin & Mark Nurdin

Camille Chandler 

by Patsy & Robert Hartnitt

Donation by: Kay Watkins

Kenya Mission Trip 

In Honor of:

Dr. Tim Bruster 

by Carmen & Jim Terry

Let the Children Come 

In Honor of:

Mark Burrows 

by Cecile Montgomery

Pauline Thomason 

by Martha & John Inman

Leon Taylor on his retirement from many years of ushering by

Balcony Ushers & Kelly Richmond

Beverlee & Jim Herd 

by Kay Johnson

Cynthia McElrath 

by Kay Johnson

First Street Methodist Mission 

In Honor of:

Becky Christensen 

by Cecile Montgomery

Marianne Brants 

by Patsy Cantrell, Terri Mann, Lucy Brants, JoAnn Harriman, Rita & William Atkins, Eudora McKee, Pat & Arch Van Meter, Norma Loughridge, Jayne Landers, Alice & Leon Walters, Janice Pyeatt, H.K. Henderson, M/M Robert Gowan, Ann & D.L. Shoults

Donations by: Mary Ann & Gordon Gibson, Cornelia & James Blake, June McAllister, Cecile Montgomery

Sanctuary Organ 

In Honor of:

Doris Klabzuba [/col]
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