FUMCFW Weekly 9.29.17

By September 29, 2017News


Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
“Is the Lord Really With Us or Not?”

DiscipleChurch | 7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Dr. Tim Bruster

The Gathering | 9:30 am | Wesley Hall | 11:00 am | Room 350
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 Hal
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

Traditional Tim Bruster_HS

“Is the Lord Really With Us or Not?”

Exodus 17:1-7

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



Survey17_SQFocus First Survey

We are excited to announce that the time has come to officially begin the congregational participation portion of our Focus First church-led planning process designed to Gather, Organize, Listen, and Discern our growth strategy together by asking the questions, “Who are we? Who is our neighbor? What is God calling us to do now?” Read more.

Elderly Couple Reading Paperwork75Workshop Reminder

There are important decisions and documents that EVERY adult should have in place, regardless of your age and health. Come learn from a legal expert and a specialist in advance health care decisions. Certified Elder Law Attorney Monica Benson will discuss legal and financial decisions that we should have in place. Chaplain David Lowe will speak about health care decisions we can make now so that our family and health care providers will know what we want — and don’t want — if we are unable to tell them. Read more.

Shelley in Hallway_SQOur Rare Pearl

Just like the faint scent of that distinctive Avon “Rare Pearls” perfume that always tells you Shelley Darnell is nearby, the influence of this gentle presence in our First Church community will linger beyond this Sunday’s celebration of what can only be called “the ministry of Shelley Darnell.” Read more.

Wrapping Up a Summer_SQWrapping Up a Summer

As Summer ’17 begins to wind its way into fall, and you begin to wind up your own summer travels and vacation time, it’s time now to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our FUMCFW summer. And, if you are lucky enough to be able to squeeze in one last jaunt before or around Labor Day, please remember that as long as you have a smartphone or tablet, you can bring the peace, reassurance, and love of your FUMCFW faith community right along with you — wherever you go — without packing another thing! Read more.



9.29.17 New Members


9.29.17 Baptism


Kay Yount


Charles Lee Biehler
Jerry Jirik

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First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Ganey Bradfield by Ann & Wayne Maddox

General Fund in Memory of:
Florine Dillard by Eleanor Custis
Florine Dillard by Jim Houser

Infant Formula Program in Memory of:
Norma Gay Joyner by Jeanne & Daniel Arnold

The Oates Fund in Memory of:
Pauline Oates by Cecile Montgomery
Pauline Oates by Nancy & Tony Phillips


Hurricane Relief in Honor of:
Shelley Darnell by Kay Watkins
Dr. Tim Bruster by Kay Watkins

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Feel moved to make a gift in memory of someone you care about?

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mark75Before the Weekend Gets Underway . . .

Mark Burrows

Three Sunday “Quick Hits”: One — Our annual October Attendance Challenge starts Sunday. The Academy class with the highest average attendance in October (based on enrollment) gets a pancake party in early November. Two — This Sunday in worship is World Communion Sunday. Read more.


Kat Bair

This weekend at the Refuge (our Sunday night youth programming) I’m planning on doing something very scary: letting youth into my own high school experience. Read more.

Tom75It Typically Starts With a Conversation . . .

Rev. Tom McDermott

A friend of mine, a librarian, Amy, was reading an article about Africa. It was about a young man who had been out of work for a year or more. The simple problem was that he needed a mode of transportation to get to any job. For that matter, people needed transportation to get anywhere for anything in his village. Read more.

Len751“Taking a Knee” for Soul Care and an Ever-Deepening Dialogue

Dr. Len Delony

NEWS FLASH: Our church might be in a “parallel process” of sorts with the NFL (especially the Dallas Cowboys). Surely some of you noticed the drama that grew over the last weekend, and most likely continues even as you read this right now. 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

9.17.17  – 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 – 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

9.24 – 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

10.5 Preventing Falls Lunch & Learn

10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Wesley Hall
Karen Cone, Brookdale Senior Living
Complimentary lunch | Register by October 1

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 Certified Elder Law Attorney Monica A. Benson & Chaplain David I. Lowe

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

10.14 – 10.15 Confirmation Fall Retreat

10:00 am Saturday – 11:00 am Sunday
Lyle Lodge | $20 | Registration required

10.15 – 10.20 FUMC Preschool and PDO Book Fair

Sunday 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Monday – Thursday 9:15 am – 2:30 pm
Friday 9:15 – 10:00 am
Children’s Wing | Room 200

10.16 Spectrum Concert Series

Concert | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Chapel
Reception to follow | Wesley Hall

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

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

10.22 Halloween Carnival

3:00 ­– 5:00 pm | 5th Street & Justin Building Parking Lot | 801 W. 5th St.
Admission: Bring canned food items to help our First Street Methodist Mission feed those who are hungry

10.31 Preschool & PDO Blood Drive

9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Justin Building Parking Lot

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 | 8:00 – 9:00 am
The Trailhead at Clearfork
4801 Edwards Ranch Road, 76109 | Waiver required

First Talks

Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Room 230

Baptism 101

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


More events.


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