Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
“Saints All Around Us”
DiscipleChurch | 7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Rev. Phyllis Barren
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
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.
“Saints All Around Us”
Dr. Tim Bruster
We remember those church members who have died from October 16, 2016 through October 15, 2017.
Ralph Anderson, Mary Andrews, Sara Andrews, Stan Baker, David Berger, Charles Lee Biehler, Kevin Bowen, Ganey Bradfield, Claire Bradley, Gene Brannan, Marianne Brants, Pris Brutsche, Cal Campbell, Dorthy Casten, Camille Chandler, Wesley Collins, Loretta Crittenden, Laura Lucile Davis, Craig Dickson, Flo Dillard, R.L. Dowdell, Paul Driskell, Dorothy Duke-Kidwell, Hubert Foster, Betty Fox, Darryl Frank, Lou Friese, Walter Gates, Dorothy Gleaton, Carol Griesbach, W.L. Hailey, Frances Hinkle, Mae Horton, Doris Jacks, Jerry Jirik, Frank Johnson, Gay Joyner, Pat King, Yale Lary, Donna Livingston, Faye McCoy, Tyler McGuire, Barbara Moller, Michael Patison, Betty Petty, James Pollard, Thelma Price, Ronnie Pyeatt, Jack Redding, Carol Row, Daniel Sanford, Byron Searcy, Esther Sims, Dick Sisson, Lou Stasney, Jo Throckmorton, Mary West, Gayle Williams, Dorles Wirth, Don Wren, Charles Wunderlich.
All Saints’ Day is the celebration of people of faith who have contributed to the creation of God’s kingdom. These saints were not perfect, but were people who were trying to listen to God’s word and live God’s call. This is the “communion of saints” — that fellowship of believers that reaches beyond time and place, even beyond death.
Robert Stovall gives a quick preview of the music offering for this Sunday.
Unbounded Generosity Makes for Healthy Hearts
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Everyone should give whatever they have decided in their heart. They shouldn’t give with hesitation or because of pressure. God loves a cheerful giver. God has the power to provide you with more than enough of every kind of grace. Read more.
Focus First Q&A With Steering Committee Member Jim Whitton
Meet Jim Whitton. Jim is an attorney by profession. He has practiced law for almost 38 years and has been with the firm of Brackett & Ellis for more than 27 years. He has served on most of our church committees, including stints as chair of the Board of Trustees and the Staff Parish Relations Committee. Here’s what Jim had to say about serving on the Focus First steering committee and his role in this process: Read more.
Focus First Q&A with Steering Committee Member Haley Manulik
What excites you most about the Focus First planning process?
I think it’s having a direction for our congregation to strive for. Right now I feel like we’re in kind of a middle man type of position, and we have so many opportunities to be this incredible downtown church for our community. Hopefully this will give us the opportunity to move forward in that direction. Read more.
Have You Taken the Focus First Survey?
Our goal is 1,000 responses, and as of today we are at 467. If you haven’t taken the survey, add your voice today!
Your feedback is important to us as we discern who we are as a church and what we are called to become. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey now. You can become part of the Focus First process by investing just 10 – 15 minutes of your time. Read more.
Focus First Focus Group
For the Focus First process to be truly congregation-led strategic planning, the opinions of every member of our faith community are important. If you haven’t already, please take the congregational survey online or in print (available in the Welcome Center and Main Office), and plan to attend the next Focus Group to be held this coming Sunday, November 5, from 9:30 to 10:50 am in Room 350. Read more.
Congrats to Bronson Davis!
Bronson Davis will be honored on Thursday, November 16, by the Fort Worth Metro Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals with The Ben Franklin Award as the Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive at the annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Lunch at Cendera Center from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Congratulations to Bronson on this outstanding accomplishment!
Celebrating Our Legacy of FUMCFW Organists
Sunday, November 19, will be Organ Sunday, a special celebration of our Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ in which we will honor all who have served as organists during the rich legacy of our First Church music ministry. “This is the first time most of these former organists have had the opportunity to come back and play here and be recognized for their contributions to the rich musical history of our church,” says Organist Peggy Graff. Read more.
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GIFTS & MEMORIALS
First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Frances Humble by Ben Naylor
Gene Brannan by Joy Christensen
Lou Friese by Pat & Shelby Adams
Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Jerry Jirik by Mr. & Mrs. Shelby Adams
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.
How to Practice Unbounded Generosity in 2018
And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough, you may share abundantly in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
Begin With Prayer: Thank God for blessing you, and ask for guidance and discernment.
Asses Your Income and Giving: Consider your annual income, your current situation, and your current giving. Read more.
Since August, I’ve had the fortune of being part of weekly worship planning meetings with Dr. Tim Bruster, Rev. Linda McDermott, Mister Mark Burrows, Robert Stovall, and others, where we go through what the 11:00 am Sanctuary service will look like. Read more.
We Had SO Much Fun!
Hi Children’s Choir Families,
Here is a group pic from Sunday. (Keep in mind, this is only those in Kinder-2nd grade.) We had a great time! About this coming Sunday: We sing at the VERY beginning of the 11:00 am service. Practice will be at the regular time (9:15 am) in the regular place. At 10:45 am, please come check your child out of Academy, and come right down to the Sanctuary. Read more.
Get Your Skin in the Game
Our Christian history in Bible scriptures is full of stories of unbounded generosity from the Old Testament to Calvary and beyond. We are clearly informed by the writers about the role of generosity, charity, and giving in the life of faithful children of God. Read more.