FUMCFW Weekly 9.4.17

By September 1, 2017News


Traditional Worship | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

Children First | 9:45 am | Mister Mark Burrows

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: “Sex, Death, and Money”

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, 9:45 am for Children First (first Sunday of each month), 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

Tim75Jesus Forgives

Sixth in the series “Tales of the Sea”

John 21:1-17

Dr. Tim Bruster

Dear friends,

First of all, I know you are joining me in prayer for all those who are victims of Hurricane Harvey and all the destructive flooding in the greater Houston area. I know, too, that you want to be a part of helping. An email went out earlier outlining specific ways to help. In case you missed it, click here for the latest information on ways you can be a part of helping. 

This Sunday we’ll wrap up our “Tales of the Sea” worship series with a miracle that is perhaps the greatest of miracles — that of a restored life made whole by amazing grace. We don’t know where this took place, but centuries ago Christians chose a flat rock on the shore of the Sea of Galilee not far from the town of Capernaum. At that spot they built a small church — a chapel really — and the rock is the communion table for the church. Read more.

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

We’re in it together — Sundays at 11:00 am


Costa Rica Gallery_SQServing Beyond Our Borders

This summer, Reverend Chuck Graff and Reverend Phyllis Barren co-led our 12th Annual Adult Costa Rica Mission Trip, and they express their gratitude to our First Church congregation for your prayers and support for this amazing, annual opportunity to Serve. This year, we added a new medical team comprised of physicians, a heart surgeon, physical therapists, RNs, and other medical personnel. Read more.



Lay Leadership Nominations_SQ2018 Church Leadership Nominations Are Now Open!

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 begins 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. A list of our leadership committees is below for your reference, along with an online nomination form and a link to review our current leadership on each committee. Read more.

Alzheimer's Stock Image 1_SQDevelop and Build Dementia Friendly Communication Skills

This coming Thursday FUMCFW will continue to build a faith community model for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care with two programs, a workshop for building skills and an evening presentation focused on communicating with those affected by an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis. Read more.

Wesleyan Helmet_75Hook ‘em . . . Rams!

Texas Wesleyan University’s Rams will kick off its first football game in 76 years at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 9 at Farrington Field, 1501 University Dr., Fort Worth.

To commemorate this historic occasion, FUMCFW’s official Dr. Lamar Smith Tailgate Party will begin at 12:15 pm, prior to the game, in the parking lot of Farrington Field. Dr. Smith, who is a former TWU cheerleader AND the university’s interim president, has promised to lead us in a traditional cheer before we sit together in the stands to enjoy the game together. Read more.

Hurricane Harvey Relief_SQ1FUMCFW Harvey Relief UPDATE

As our Early Response Team, led by Rev. Chuck Graff and Rev. Phyllis Barren prepare to head toward the Texas Coast to serve Thursday – Sunday, September 7 – 10, we want to gather our First Church community behind them in thought and prayer. The team will be carrying the 150 flood buckets assembled and donated by our church with them to South Texas next week for immediate use. Read more.

First Yoga_Chair_SQWhen a Chair is Not a Chair

If you are someone who would love to try yoga — or who has done yoga in the past but now have issues with your knees, wrists, hips or weight, FUMCFW’s new Modified Yoga class may be just what you’re looking for. Read more.

Harvey Bags_SQGroceries and supplies available for Hurricane Harvey evacuees at FSMM

As more and more people become displaced by Hurricane Harvey, our First Street Methodist Mission is already ramped up and providing increased services. If you have an immediate need for additional food and supplies for family members and friends you are hosting, or know of someone who does, please contact the First Street Methodist Mission. Read more.

School_Uniforms_SQSchool Uniform Drive Success

Thanks to our First Church family, more than 100 children in Fort Worth ISD received new school uniforms. Over 250 items were collected — new shirts and pants in several sizes! Helping us distribute these were counselors at T.A. Sims Elementary, Officer Mike Kuzenka of FWPD (delivering to homeless children living in shelters) and social workers from DRC and MHMR as well as staff from your First Street Methodist Mission. Read more.


9.1.17 New Members


9.1.17 Baptism


Chuck Mencke
Diane Stow Ayres



Foundation Memorial Fund in Memory of:
Ganey Bradfield by Deloris & Erwin Whitney


Nancy Fisher75We’ll Leave the Light On

Nancy Fisher

“We’ll leave the light on for you” is an iconic tag line that began running in 1986 for the Motel 6 hotel chain. The campaign itself won numerous national and international awards, and was selected by Advertising Age magazine as one of the Top 100 Advertising Campaigns of the Twentieth Century. Read more.

mark75A note from Mister Mark about hurricanes

Mark Burrows

A few days ago, I received an email from a parent who wanted to find a way to talk with her child about what is going on in Southeast Texas right now. Her child asked why God sent all the rain to Houston, which caused all the flooding and devastation. Read more.

kat-bair75I Love Youth Sunday

Kat Bair

If you were in the 11:00 sanctuary service this week, you may have noticed our worship leaders looked a little younger than usual. That’s because this week was Youth Sunday! Youth Sunday is the annual tradition where one Sunday a year, our youth, or our church members in middle and high school, design, plan and lead the traditional worship service. Read more.

Charme75FUMC Comes Through Again

Charme Robarts

Fort Worth School children received a nice gift from FUMC in August. You collected over 250 items for our School Uniform Drive! Nice new shirts and pants went to T.A. Sims Elementary and to homeless children living in shelters on Lancaster. Read more.

Len751Teepa Snow and Becoming Open to Your Sixth Sense

Dr. Len Delony

Among the many challenges in our time, there is one potential crisis that our church can have a big and positive impact on, both locally and nationally. And if we follow God’s lead, we just might discover that we are becoming part of an important awakening to the power of compassion that can then lead us into new depths of soulful integration through spiritual discernment. Read more.

Tom75The Kin-dom of Heaven is Like This . . .

Rev. Tom McDermott

It has been a difficult week. The images and stories continue to be heart wrenching. Many of us have friends and/or family affected directly by Hurricane Harvey. But even for those who do not, we are all deeply moved and troubled by the enormity of the disaster. 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

Harvey Bag Assembly

Wednesdays & Thursdays | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
First Street Methodist Mission | 801 W. 1st St.

Communications Volunteer Opportunities

Print Production Volunteer
On-Call Delivery Volunteer
Event Photographers

Fitness Class Leader Volunteers

Starts on 9.11
Mondays & Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Justin Youth Building Gym | 801 W. 5th St.

9.3 Flood Cleaning Bucket Assembly

Noon | Justin Youth Building

9.5 September Women’s Luncheon

11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $15 | RSVP by noon on Friday, 9.1
“Faith Traditions: Moving Forward Through Faith”
Marcie Finney Ditto, Founder of Mustard Seed Jewelry

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

9.6 – 9.27 Grief Support

Wednesdays | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Room 230
Led by Charme Robarts | Registration required

9.8 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Caregivers Workshop

9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Wesley Hall | $10 | Lunch provided | Registration required
“Best Practices in Dementia Care”

9.8 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Presentation

7:00 – 8:30 pm | Wesley Hall
“How to Communicate With Someone With Dementia”

9.11 Fall Children’s Academy Sunday School Begins

Register now

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

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 Rd., 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

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 | All ages & fitness levels
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
Fort Worth, TX 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


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