Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
“The Light of Love”
First in the series: First Light
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 | Charme Robarts
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.
Dr. Tim Bruster
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Robert Stovall gives a quick preview of the music offering for this Sunday.
Help us give the gift of food this holiday season through our annual Red Bag Food Drive.
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.
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.”
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GIFTS & MEMORIALS
First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Lou Friese by JonAnna Reidinger
General Fund in Memory of:
Barbara Moller by Kay Watkins
John Bayless by Detroit Metro Airport Firefighters Local 741
Justice Ministry in Memory of:
Blake by Mary Alice Chandler Selcer
Thanksgiving Baskets in Memory of:
Clay Peebles by Jamie Peebles
General Fund in Honor of:
Tim McDermott’s Birthday by Anne Skipper
Thanksgiving Baskets in Honor of:
Good Neighbors by Annette & Mark Germinario
Want to honor a special person or accomplishment?
Feel moved to make a gift in memory of someone you care about?
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Practicing Unbounded Generosity With a Year-End Gift
Here at First Church we are truly grateful for all gifts received throughout the year, but we also recognize that there are additional opportunities like an annual bonus or an unexpected gift, along with current tax benefits, which makes year-end giving desirable. With the stock market gains seen in 2017, gifts of appreciated stock may be a very attractive option. Read more.
A Smaller Advent
This year for Advent, we’re going small. Taking inspiration from the church’s larger advent theme, First Light, and its visual of a single candle, we over at the Justin plan to reign in the ever-expanding, all-encompassing Christmas madness, and practice a little self-restraint. Read more.
Don’t Forget . . .
Christmas Cheer is THIS Sunday — 2:30 – 5:30 pm. We meet at the church, then head out on buses to Christmas carol at nursing homes and retirement communities. This is a great outreach experience for families. Then we return to the church for hot chocolate, cookie decorating, carriage rides, and more! Kids want to make a difference in their world. Read more.
Ten Thousand Places — DiscipleChurch
Usually, we don’t need to be convinced of it and mostly we don’t need a definition. Love is the object and subject of our life. We want it, seek it, give it, receive it, remember it. Its loss breaks us; its presence revives and heals us. Even when we don’t say anything, there is this knowing about love that passes between us — we know that we are sustained by it, and that it sometimes works in spite of us. Read more.
Ten Thousand Places — eleven:eleven celebration
When it’s your turn to give the message at church and the topic is love, it’s both exciting and daunting — what a big target — it will be hard to miss it! And yet, what more can be said? Well that, of course, is the thing about love. There are no words, there are many words. Love’s loss breaks us, its presence heals and revives us. We sometimes shut our eyes to it because of our tendency to focus on lesser things. Read more.
Please bring adult hats and gloves 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
Pick up & return bags to tables on first floor
Mondays | 1:00 – 2:30 pm | Foundation Building, Room 271
Led by Dr. Mike Marshall | Book available for $15
Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Registration required | Book available for $15
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 350 | Led by Dr. Tim Bruster
Pick up treat boxes in Adult Sunday School Classes, Children’s Wing & Welcome Center
Deliver to first responders 12.1 – 12.31
2:30 – 5:30 pm | Wesley Hall
5:00 – 8:00 pm | Justin Youth Building
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
9:15 – 10:30 am & 11:00 am – 12:15 pm | Traditional Sanctuary Worship
7:00 – 8:00 am | Whiskey Ranch | 4250 Mitchell Blvd., 76119
11:30 am – 1:30 pm & 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel
Led by Dr. Bill Longsworth, Rev. Jim Abel, Linda Abel, RN & Friends
Reception to follow | Room 154
5:30 – 7:30 pm | Wesley Hall
4:30 – 7:30 pm | Ronald McDonald House
1001 8th Ave., 76104
9:30 & 11:00 am | Traditional Sanctuary Worship
6:00 – 7:00 pm | Chapel
Led by Dr. Tim Bruster, Rev. Linda McDermott & Rev. Phyllis Barren
10:00 – 10:30 am | 2-year-olds | Wesley Hall
11:00 – 11:30 am | 3s, 4s & Pre-K | Wesley Hall
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
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
Rehearsal | 6:15 pm | Choir Room
Performance | 7:00 pm | Sanctuary
Register by 12.23
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
Tuesdays | 7:00 – 8:00 am | Room 154
Led by Fred Cantu and other leaders
Second Tuesday of each month
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Wesley Hall
First Wednesday of every month
Noon | Room 230
Sundays | Pack backpacks for 1 hour between 9:00 am – noon
First Street Methodist Mission | 801 W. 1st St.
Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Room 230
First Sunday of every month
11:00 am | Room 230 | Registration required
Sundays | 10:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154
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