Weekly News 11.22.17

By November 22, 2017

The church will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, through Friday, November 24.

THIS SUNDAY

Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Rev. Linda McDermott

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

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.

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


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


First Light_MC

ADVENT

Click here for a complete list of our 2017 Advent programs and events

Welcome to Advent 2017: First Light

The dawn of a new day:
When the first glimmer of light makes its presence known.

The dawn of a new spiritual reality:
When the first rays of God’s Incarnation in Christ herald the potential for new beginnings.

Hope’s poetry.
Love’s most precious gift.
Joy’s defiant smile.
New possibilities for Peace.

Through God’s love, just when our night seems darkest — dawn breaks anew. First Light.

“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.”
(John 1:9)


NEWS

Parade of Lights Volunteers_SQGracing the Parade of Lights

The holidays officially kicked off in Downtown Fort Worth with the 35th annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights and FUMCFW was part of the festivities! The City of Fort Worth used three church parking lots for staging of the event. Read more.


 MEMBER NEWS

HOSPITALIZATIONS

Jeff Tallman
Joan Piper

IN MEMORIAM

John Bayless

Click here to make a memorial donation.


GIFTS & MEMORIALS

MEMORIAL GIFTS

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Doris Smith by Dell Wood

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
A Very Special Friend 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.


BLOGS

kat-bair75Revolution Weekend 2018: Free Indeed

Kat Bair

“Because Christ has made you free, you are free indeed.” In January, the youth ministry will be packing up a bus and heading out to Glen Lake Camp for our annual Revolution Weekend. Youth can register online here. Revolution Weekend, for those unfamiliar, is a retreat the youth ministry holds over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend where we play, rest, learn, worship, and grow together. Read more.


Charme75Always the Perfect Gift!

Charme Robarts

Every year our church gets excited about the opportunities to give gifts to people in our community. It’s that time again and this year you have the chance to join the: With Love From FUMCFW Red Bag Food Drive. I know, lots of words there. But easy to understand. Read more.


mark75Something to Ponder

Mark Burrows

This past Sunday we explored why saying “thank you” goes well beyond mere manners. Saying “thank you” is a way we recognize that someone has helped us, that they care about us, and we care about them, too. So — Thank You. This ministry wouldn’t be what it is without you. Read more.


EVENTS

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

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

11.26 – 12.17 Red Bag Food Drive

Pick up & return bags to tables on first floor

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

12.3 Youth Christmas Party

5:00 – 8:00 pm | Justin Youth Building

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

12.18 – 12.19 Preschool Christmas Programs

10:00 – 10:30 am | 2-year-olds | Wesley Hall
11:00 – 11:30 am | 3s, 4s, & Pre-K | Wesley Hall

12.24 Christmas Eve Volunteers

Registration required

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

10:15 – 11:00 am
2:45 – 3:15 pm & 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

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

No class 11.26
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

Communications Volunteer Opportunities

Print Production Volunteer
Event Photographers

 

More events

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