Weekly News 12.14.17

By December 14, 2017



Traditional Worship
9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
“The Light of Joy” | Third in the series: First Light

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 | Justin Youth Building
Rev. Lance Marshall

eleven:eleven celebration
11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott

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.

Other Offerings

Chapel Communion
10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

10:30 – 11:00 am & noon – 12:30 pm
Garden & Wesley Hall
Join us at Connections between services.

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


New Opportunity for Connection for Ladies at FUMCFW

We are forming a new UMW Circle to meet the needs of women who are in their 40s and 50s or thereabout.


Thanks for Your Compassionate Response

Thank you to all whose generous donations to disaster relief via UMCOR last week totaled $17,405!



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

Help us give the gift of food this holiday season through our annual Red Bag Food Drive.

Learn more


Bobby Cox
Hennon Gilbert
Lela Mohrbacher

Memorial Gifts

Justice Ministry in Memory of:
Bill Chandler by Mary Alice Chandler Selcer

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Margaret Griffin by Nelia & Chuck Blanton

Christmas in Memory of:
Velma & C.M. Russey by Paige & Bob Russey

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Walter J. Gates Jr. by Carla Gates

General Fund in Memory of:
Clare J. & William L. Bird by Pamela & William Bird Jr.
Dick Bayless by Dee & Carl Williams

Honorary Gifts

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support in Honor of:
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group by Convenant Class

CCM in Honor of:
Anita Handy by Diana Gunther
Bettye Dayton by Diana Gunther
Connie Dayton by Diana Gunther
Linda Duncan by Diana Gunther
Linda Wingard by Diana Gunther
Pat Murphy by Diana Gunther
Patrice Gordon by Diana Gunther
Sherry Walter by Diana Gunther

Christmas in Honor of:
Carol McCarthy by Pat Merrill

First Street Methodist Mission in Honor of:
Deborah & Tom Sturdivant by Marilyn & Byron Baird
Gayla & Blaine Scheiderman by Marilyn & Byron Baird
Norma Loughridge by Marilyn & Byron Baird
Pat & Arch Van Meter by Marilyn & Byron Baird
Pat & Karl Alexander by Marilyn & Byron Baird
Anne & Bob Bass by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Anne Marie & Doug Bratton by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Barbara & Morty Herman by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Barbie & Leland Clemons by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Christina & Mark Johnson by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Cornelia & Jim Blake by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Cynthia & Terry Siegel by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Dee Lynn Aguilar by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Diane & Wade McMullen by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Emmy Lou Prescott by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Gail & Bill Landreth by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Kathe & Steve Goodwin by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Kay & Bill Howell by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Kristi & David Newton by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Laurie & Clark Kemble by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Mira Dickerson by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Nancy & Jim Phillips by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Olivia Mason by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Patti & Mike McConnell by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Sara & Peter Sterling by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Suzanne & Kevin Levy by Nenetta & Steve Tatum
Tommy Smith by Nenetta & Steve Tatum

Justice Ministry in Honor of:
Members of Covenant Class by Covenant Class

Kenya Choir Fund in Honor of:
Mark Burrows by UMW

UMCOR in Honor of:
Marcie Finney Ditto by UMW

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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