FUMCFW Weekly 9.15.17

By September 15, 2017News


Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Mike Marshall

DiscipleChurch | 7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Rev. Brooks Harrington

The Gathering | 9:30 am | Wesley Hall | 11:00 am | Justin Youth Building
Rev. Lance Marshall
Sermon Series: “Radical Faith”

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

Worship Bulletins

Chapel Communion | 10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

Connections | 10:30 – 11:00 am & noon – 12:30 pm | Garden & Wesley Hall
Join us at Connections between services.

More Ways to Worship

Live Stream | Join us live online on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am for The Gathering, 11:00 am for Traditional, and 11:11 am for eleven:eleven celebration.

WRR Radio | Listen to each previous week’s sermon and music on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am on WRR 101.1 FM.

Sunday School Teachers & Topics

Mike Marshall751The Book of God’s Love

Psalm 119:1-5, 105

Dr. Mike Marshall

Dear Friends,

This coming Sunday will be one of those wonderful celebrations in our 11:00 am Sanctuary worship service. About 50 third-graders will be presented with their own Bibles from our church. They are given in memory of Melissa Dearden, who was a bright and loving light in our Children’s Ministries slightly over 20 years ago. Her parents continue to make a difference in her name through these treasured Bibles! Read more.

Robert Stovall gives a quick preview of the music offering for this Sunday.


Camp Barnabas_SQThe Place Where God’s Crazy Kingdom and Earth Collide

Just a few weeks ago we took 20+ high school teenagers all the way up to Purdy, MO, a place some would describe as heaven on earth. It’s a large patch of land nestled on a hill in the middle of Missouri farmland where teenagers and campers with intellectual and physical disabilities come from around the congregation to embody what only most can imagine as God’s kingdom on earth. Read more.



Holy Bible_SQBring Your Bible THIS SUNDAY!

Remember the day when you were given your first Bible? Remember the sense of awe and reverence you felt as you first opened its cover to find, perhaps, your name inscribed in it with the date and name of who was giving it to you? Think for a moment about that new book smell — and the intrigue tickling your imagination as you flipped through those paper thin pages of tiny print — maybe some of it red — for the very first time. Read more.

Hurricane Harvey Relief_SQ1Welcome Home, First Church ERT!

Helping Corpus Christi and Rockport area homeowners sort through their belongings one room at a time, our FUMCFW Emergency Response Team (ERT) members hit the ground running last week for Hurricane Harvey relief. They also helped get tarps on roofs to prevent more water coming in these homes, delivered new T-shirts (compliments of John Howard, Dana and Ted Settle) at the local high school, and put those flood buckets (thank to Jim and Judy-Lynn Barrow for donating the 150 flood buckets we filled together) to good use as the massive post-storm cleanup began. Read more.

Lay Leadership Nominations_SQ2018 Church Leadership Nominations

Know someone who would make a great leader in our church community? Now is the time to make your choices known!

Our Lay Leadership Committee began its annual work early in September, and we would love to hear from you about anyone you believe would provide capable leadership for our church. Read more.

Tim and Teddy_SQSend us your DOGS!

No, not the actual dogs. What we’re looking for here is an assortment of favorite dog photos from our First Church family for use in our promotions of Dr. Bruster’s October sermon series: “The Gospel According to Dogs: What Our Four-Legged Friends Can Teach Us,” beginning Sunday, October 8. Read more.

Uniting Methodists_SQUniting Methodists

As the official work of the United Methodist Church continues through the Commission on a Way Forward, we anticipate they will release their final report next spring. As we approach hearing from them, we want you to be informed about the conversation and prepared to engage in ideas from all perspectives on human sexuality. Read more.



9.15.17 New Members


9.15.17 Baptisms


Mary Bukowski
Laura Terry


Evelyn Rae Bukowski was born on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
Proud parents are Mary and Tim Bukowski.


Flo Dillard

Click here to make a memorial donation.



First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Angela Cochran by Sherry Walter

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Ganey Bradfield by Bettye Sue McDaniel

General Fund in Memory of:
Gayle Williams by Bettye Sue McDaniel

Infant Formula Program in Memory of:
Ganey Bradfield by Melanie Tate, Amby Tanner & Kim Tanner

UMCOR Fund in Memory of:
Ganey Bradfield by Kay Watkins
Dr. Ralph Anderson by Earline Vinnedge


Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support in Honor of:
Linda Abel by Bettye Sue McDaniel

Want to honor a special person or accomplishment?
Feel moved to make a gift in memory of someone you care about?

Click here to make your Honorary or Memorial gift now.


Len751A Celtic Pilgrimage Into the Inner Landscape of Beauty and Beyond

Dr. Len Delony

During this past summer, Tom McDermott and many others from our church went on a pilgrimage to Ireland. For a while before they left, I was almost the color of the Emerald Isle with envy, but by the time they departed, I had recovered and was delighted to join them (in prayer) and hear about the journey upon their return. Among many experiences, one of the most meaningful was when they built a “Peace Labyrinth” on the border of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Read more.

Tom75Creativity in the Chaos with Hannah Kirby . . .

Rev. Tom McDermott

These past few weeks I’ve found myself thinking and praying for a lot of the little towns in South and Southeast Texas — towns around Corpus Christi and Houston. Towns like Refugio, where our First Church response team was working this past week in helping to clear rubble and provide food and help. Read more.

 Andrew75One Last Goodbye

Andrew Mochrie

It is Wednesday morning around 7:00 am as I am writing this final post. All of the memories come rushing in as my fingers maneuver their way around my keyboard. There is a lot that we can celebrate over these past few years that we’ve spent together as a congregation and youth pastor. We’ve seen and experienced God do some pretty great things. Read more.


September Mission Sundays: Diapers

Please bring diapers to First Street Methodist Mission
Monday – Thursday | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
OR the donation bins at the East, West, & Garden entrances | Sunday mornings

Fitness Class Leader Volunteers

Mondays & Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Justin Youth Building Gym | 801 W. 5th St.

Communications Volunteer Opportunities

Print Production Volunteer
Event Photographers

9.6 – 11.22 Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren | $20 | Registration required

9.14 Wesleyan Adventurers Evening at Artisan Center Theater

4:30 pm | Carpool from FUMCFW
Dinner at La Hacienda Ranch Colleyville
7:30 pm | “Sister Act” at Artisan Center Theater
444 E. Pipeline Rd. | Hurst, TX 76053
$20 | Limit 20 people | Register by September 1

9.15 – 9.16 Third Grade Bible Retreat

Lyle Lodge | $25 | Registration required

9.17.17  – 5.27.18 Food 4 Kids Volunteer Opportunity

Sundays | Pack backpacks for 1 hour between 9:00 am – noon
First Street Methodist Mission | 801 W. 1st St.

9.17 Kids Hope USA Mentoring Sign Up

9:15 am – 12:15 pm | Garden

9.17 Third Grade Bible Presentation

11:00 am worship | Sanctuary

9.17 – 11.5 & 1.14 – 3.4 Covenant Bible Study

Sundays | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Room 332
Led by Dave Alvarado | $15 | Registration required

9.20 – 11.1 Divorce: Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends

(No class October 18)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Foundation Building, 2nd Floor
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Registration required | Book available for $15

Singing Men of First Church

Rehearsals | Wednesdays, September 20 & 27, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 pm | Choir Room
Performance | Sunday, October 1, 2017
9:30 & 11:00 am worship | Sanctuary

9.21 – 10.26 Thursday Theologians

9:15 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Linda McDermott | Registration required

9.23 Habitat for Humanity Build

7:45 am – 3:00 pm | 5818 Whittlesey Road, 76119
Registration required

9.24 United Methodist Women Sunday

All worship services

9.24 – 10.8 Preparing for Marriage

Sundays | 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Foundation Building, 2nd Floor
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren | $160 per couple | Registration required

10.3 October Women’s Luncheon

11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $15
RSVP by noon on Friday, 9.29 
“Faith Traditions: Sharing Faith with Families”
Mark Burrows, Director of FUMCFW Children’s Ministries

10.7 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Learning Session

9:00 am – noon | Wesley Hall
“‘What if I can’t tell you what I want?’ Advance Directives, Financial Decisions & More”
Led by Linda Abel, RN

10.7 – 10.8 Middle School Retreat

Noon Saturday – 9:30 am Sunday
Lyle Lodge | $25 | Registration required

10.14 Habitat for Humanity Build

7:45 am – 3:00 pm | 5818 Whittlesey Road, 76119
Registration required

10.19 Wesleyan Adventurers Lunch at Shaw’s Patio Bar and Grill

11:30 am | 1051 W. Magnolia Ave., 76104

Ongoing Programs

First Yoga

Hatha Class | Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays | 9:30 – 10:30 am
Wednesdays | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Modified Class | Tuesdays & Fridays | 10:45 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays | 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Room 320 | Led by Linda Blanchard
Waiver & registration required | $70 per 10-class punch card

Men’s In-Depth Bible Study

Tuesdays | 7:00 – 8:00 am | Room 154
Led by Fred Cantu and other leaders

First We Drum

Second Tuesday of each month
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Wesley Hall

De Colores! Emmaus Ministry Fourth Day Reunion Group

First Wednesday of every month
Noon | Room 230

Pastor’s Bible Study

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 231
Led by Rev. Lance Marshall

Walking, Running & Cycling Group

Saturdays | 7:00 – 9:00 am
The Trailhead at Clearfork
4801 Edwards Ranch Road, 76109 | Waiver required

First Talks

Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Room 350

Baptism 101

First Sunday of every month
11:00 am | Room 230 | Registration required

More events.


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