FUMCFW Weekly 9.8.17

By September 8, 2017News


Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

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, 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

Tim75Let the Children Come to Me

Mark 10:13–16

Dr. Tim Bruster

In all the gospels, there is only one time that Jesus is described as “indignant.” 

Indignant is a strong word. The dictionary defines it as “a feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base.” 

The Pharisees’ self-righteousness and exclusion of others was condemned by Jesus, but it wasn’t the Pharisees who made him indignant. The behavior of some of the crowds pressing in on him and pushing and shoving didn’t make him indignant. He was not indignant with the rich young ruler who was so attached to his wealth that he couldn’t follow Jesus. He wasn’t even described as indignant when he threw the money changers out of the temple or when he was unjustly nailed to a cross. Read more.

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


John Howard751John Howard! Who Knew?

As our own John Howard gets ready to take on his newest role as FUMCFW Executive Director, we thought we’d take a more playful look at the real John Howard — and the winding path that brought him to where he is today. Longtime Church member and lay leader who has served on or chaired more First Church lay leadership committees than most people even know about, John Howard says that he is all set to become Executive Director of the FUMCFW staff starting September 5. Read more.



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

As you may have heard by now, the wait is over. Mister Mark Burrows and his Children’s Ministries team have united with our FUMCFW Sanctuary Worship team to bring the children back into our 11:00 am traditional worship service each Sunday morning.

Now wait. Before you start thinking about what this is and isn’t going to be — and whether you’re a parent of wigglers or someone who likes your quiet during traditional worship — let us be the first to tell you how this extremely thoughtful transition will accommodate the needs, interests, and worship styles of all concerned. Read more.

Hurricane Harvey Relief_SQ1Harvey Relief Update and Prayers for our FUMCFW ERT!

As we continue our prayers and financial support for those affected by the Hurricane Harvey in South Texas, we add to that list the members of our FUMCFW Early Response Team (ERT), who left Thursday and will be serving through Sunday in Corpus Christi and its surrounding area to lend assistance in the areas devastated by wind and flood damage from Hurricane Harvey. Read more.

fit-first_sqFit First Sunday

Join us in the Garden this Sunday between services to learn more about this and other offerings of our Fit First health and fitness ministry. And, the first 100 people to sign up for Fit First email alerts will get a special gift!

Lamar Smith751See you at the tailgate!

Join the fun before the game at the official Dr. Lamar Smith Tailgate Party that will begin at 12:15 pm in the parking lot of Farrington Field before Texas Wesleyan University’s Rams prepare to 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). Read more.



9.8.17 New Member


9.8.17 Baptism


Diane Stow Ayres
Laura Terry


Flo Dillard
Laura Lucile Davis
Stan Baker

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Foundation Memorial Fund
Angela Ambrose Cochran by Mr. & Mrs. Arch Van Meter
Ganey Bradfield by Mr. & Mrs. Arch Van Meter
Ganey Bradfield by Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Hinckley
Ganey Bradfield by Mrs. Fran Mizell
Ganey Bradfield by Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walkington
Ganey Bradfield by Ms. Martha Slover
Ganey Bradfield by Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Eaton
Margaret Anne Jennett by Mr. Ronald Jennett

General Memorial Fund in Memory of:
Ganey Bradfield by Linda & Daniel Roe

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

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Nancy Fisher75North Texas Giving Day — Get Up & Give!

Nancy Froman

I love living in Tarrant County because we are county of big hearts. I also love the annual North Texas Giving Day which will be happening Thursday, September 14th. I hope you will mark your calendar now to GET UP and GIVE! North Texas Giving Day is an annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza for North Texas nonprofits sponsored by Communities Foundation of Texas. Read more.

mark75HUMONGOUS Sunday Part 1 — Academy (Please read this. It will make everyone’s life easier!)

Mark Burrows

Our BIG Sunday is almost here! September 10th has been circled on a lot of calendars for a long time. It’s the kick-off of our Fall Academy, and our official launch of secure check-in. A few helpful things: Secure check-in is right outside the Children’s Wing on the second floor. Read more.

HUMONGOUS Sunday Part 2— Worship (Just WAIT till you see the bulletins!!!)

September 10th is almost here! 11:00 am sanctuary worship will still feel traditional, but there are a number of things designed to engage children. And while we’re focusing a lot of energy on elementary age kids, ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!!! 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

Starts on 9.11
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

9.8 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Caregivers Workshop CANCELLED

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 CANCELLED

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

9.10 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

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

10.14 Habitat for Humanity Build

7:45 am – 3:00 pm | 5818 Whittlesey Rd., 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
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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