Weekly News 11.10.17

By November 10, 2017


Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
“I Wanna Be In That Number”

DiscipleChurch | 7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Charme Robarts

The Gathering | 9:30 am | Wesley Hall | 11:00 am | Room 350
Rev. Lance Marshall

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.

Lunch on 5th Street starting at 11:30 am! 

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

Tim75“What is a Living Saint?”

Ephesians 2:17-22

Dr. Tim Bruster

Last week we had a wonderful All Saints’ celebration, both during worship and in a beautiful All Saints’ concert on Sunday evening. As we honored the lives and legacies of those who have gone before us — and most particularly those who departed from this life during this past year — we paid tribute to those lives in a very special way. Read more.

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


Celebrating Unbounded Generosity_SQCelebrating Unbounded Generosity

We’re wrapping up our 2018 Stewardship Campaign with a churchwide celebration of your Unbounded Generosity. Join us for Sunday worship and then head outside for a family-friendly lunch, music by the DFW Brass, balloon art, and more. Read more.

Unbounded Generosity_SQUnbounded Generosity is An Act of Christian Discipleship

Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11 

Key Verses

Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves. Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others. Adopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:3-5) Read more.

Focus First17_SQFocus First Q&A with Steering Committee Member Patricia Healy

Focus First Steering Committee Member Patricia Healy shares her own reflections on the Focus First process, along with her hopes and dreams as a volunteer dedicated to its success. Patricia has been a church member since 2015 and is active in eleven:eleven celebration and Veriditas Sunday School class. Read more.

Focus First17_SQFocus First_Survey_SQ1Have You Taken the Focus First Survey?

Our goal is 1,000 responses, and as of today we are at 474. 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.

Alzheimer's nov17_SQWorkshop Reminder

Holidays can be stressful, and dementia can make celebrations even more overwhelming. Linda Abel will share some tips on how to include loved ones and friends in holiday celebrations and changes we may need to make in our traditions. Rev. Tom McDermott will give suggestions and guidance on how to take advantage of “family time” to recall, retell, and record stories from our past. Read more.



11.10.17 New Members


Weston Handy was born on October 30, 2017.
Proud parents are Bethany & Chris Handy.


Weston Handy

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Advent in Memory of:
First Baptist Church by Kay Watkins

Choral Union in Memory of:
Jerry Jirik by Loyalty Class

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Lou Friese by Julia Levey

General Fund in Memory of:
Gay Joyner by Louella B. Martin

Justice Ministry in Memory of:
James L. Kent by Jean Kent

Thanksgiving Baskets in Memory of:
Margaret Anne Jennett by Ronald Q. Jennett

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.


Nancy Fisher75Street Tacos by Chimy’s or Hot Dogs by Austin’s Underdawgs: It’s Sunday Lunch

Nancy Fisher

Join your FUMCFW friends and family for lunch this Sunday on Fifth Street between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm as we celebrate Unbounded Generosity over yummy street tacos by Chimy’s and delicious hot dogs by Austin’s Underdogs — or BOTH! Read more.

kat-bair75Women and Children’s Shelter

Kat Bair

On Sunday night, we took 54 youth and adult volunteers to the women and children’s shelter to serve dinner to the 40 families and 100 kids living there. If you have any natural inclination toward math, you may have already realized that we were perhaps overstaffed. Read more.

mark75Why Choir Matters

Mark Burrows

OK, so Sunday was amazing. The kids sang with energy, enthusiasm, and spirit. Here is what they were singing: Come to God with a grateful heart, Ready to serve, and ready to praise. God made everything, all creatures great and small. God loves everyone, and God is Lord of all. Read more.

Remember These Two?

Wendell and Lorraine have been bugging me for weeks asking when they will get to see the kids again. I get the feeling they’re tired of waiting to see you . . . . . . and they just might drop by the 11:00 am service this Sunday. Read more.

Charme75Sometimes We Need Questions Then Answers

Charme Robarts

People sometimes get bored with stories they’ve heard over and over because they’ve learned a way of hearing them that shuts out any imagination. The story says the same thing every time. That is a really unfortunate way to treat a good story. Read more.

Tom75A Big Messy Table . . .

Rev. Tom McDermott

Town slogans can say a lot about a community — Keep Austin Weird, Keep Fort Worth Funky. Marfa’s “unofficial” alliterative one says Keep Marfa Mysterious. You pass through Gas, Kansas, and can’t help but notice their big red water tower which boasts the slogan, “Don’t Pass Gas; Stop and Enjoy It.” Read more.

Len751“Appreciative Inquiry” as a New & Powerful Spiritual Practice . . .

Dr. Len Delony

In recent weeks you may or may not have noticed that many people have participated in what has been called “Focus First” Groups throughout our church. Read more.


November Mission Sundays: Blankets

Please bring blankets 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

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

11.11 – 11.12 High School Retreat

8:00 am Saturday – 10:30 am Sunday
Lyle Lodge | $25 | Registration required
High school youth | Grades 9 – 12

11.12 Celebrating Unbounded Generosity

11:30 – 1:00 pm | Fifth Street

11.15 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Learning Session

Program | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm & 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Discussion | 1:30 – 2:30 pm & 7:30 – 8:30 pm | Wesley Hall
Bring a meal or snack | Tea & water provided
“Dealing With the Holidays” | Led by Linda Abel, RN, & Rev. Tom McDermott

11.16 Wesleyan Adventurers Trip to Gaylord Texan’s ICE!: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

9:45 am | Carpool from FUMCFW
$25 | Register by November 1

11.17 Food Delivery for Thanksgiving Baskets

6:00 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall

11.18 Thanksgiving Basket Assembly and Pickup

8:00 am – 1:00 pm | Wesley Hall

11.19 Honoring Our Former Organists at FUMCFW

9:30 & 11:00 am | Traditional Sanctuary Worship

11.26 & 12.3 Blessing Our First Responders

Pick up treat boxes in Adult Sunday School Classes, Children’s Wing & Welcome Center
Deliver to first responders 12.1 – 12.31

11.27 – 12.18 Monday Musers Advent Study: “Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph”

Mondays | 1:00 – 2:30 pm | Foundation Building, Room 271
Led by Dr. Mike Marshall | Book available for $15

11.29 – 12.20 Wednesday Morning Advent Study: “Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph”

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Registration required | Book available for $15

11.29 – 12.20 Advent Sermon Series Bible Study

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 350 | Led by Dr. Tim Bruster

12.3 Christmas Cheer

2:30 – 5:30 pm | Wesley Hall

12.5 December Women’s Luncheon

11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $15
RSVP by noon on Friday, 12.1
“Fort Worth Traditions: Texas Ballet Theater & The Nutcracker”
Ben Stevenson, Artistic Director of Texas Ballet Theater

12.10 Choral Union Presents “Magnificat” by John Rutter

9:15 – 10:30 am & 11:00 am – 12:15 pm | Traditional Sanctuary Worship

12.13 Christian Men’s Breakfast

7:00 – 8:00 am | Whiskey Ranch | 4250 Mitchell Blvd., 76119

12.13 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Learning Session and Service

11:30 am – 1:30 pm & 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel
“Safekeeping of Story: Capturing and Preserving Our Beloved Stories”
Led by Linda Abel, RN & Friends

12.13 Polar Express Party

5:30 – 7:30 pm | Wesley Hall

12.16 Blessing the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

4:30 – 7:30 pm | Ronald McDonald House
1001 8th Ave., 76104

12.17 Adoramus Presents “Small, Dancing Light” by Taylor Davis

9:30 & 11:00 am | Traditional Sanctuary Worship

12.17 Service of Comfort and Peace

6:00 – 7:00 pm | Chapel
Led by Dr. Tim Bruster, Rev. Linda McDermott & Rev. Phyllis Barren

12.24 Christmas Eve Volunteers

12.24 Christmas Eve Services

11:00 am – noon, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
7:00 – 8:00 pm, 9:00 – 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm – midnight

12.24 Christmas Eve Connections

4:15 – 4:45 pm
6:15 – 6:45 & 8:15 – 8:45 pm | Cellist Dace Sultanov
10:15 – 10:45 pm
Wesley Hall

Ongoing Programs

First Yoga

No class 11.20 – 11.24
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

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.

First Talks

Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Room 230

Baptism 101

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

Blood Pressure Screenings

Sundays | 10:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154


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