Weekly News 12.19.19

By December 19, 2019



Sanctuary Service
9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
Sermon Series: Joy to the World
“Make the Nations Prove: Peaceful Joy”

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

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

11:11 am | 512 W. 4th St. | Rev. Tom McDermott

Additional Opportunities

Youth Worship
9:30 – 10:30 am | Justin Youth Building

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

Dementia Friendly Chapel Service
Wednesdays | 10:00 – 10:45 am | Chapel

Join us live online on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am for The Gathering, 11:00 am for Sanctuary, and 11:11 am for eleven:eleven.

Listen to each previous week’s sermon and music on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am on WRR 101.1 FM.

Sunday Worship Previews

See You at Church

Robert Stovall, Director of Music & Worship Arts, gives a quick preview of the music offering for this Sunday.


Joy to the World: our 2019 First Church Advent theme celebrates the triumph of hope, love, joy, and peace with the 300th anniversary of this beloved Christmas classic as backdrop. Here’s a quick overview of the season from Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor.

advent programs and events


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!


Methodist Justice Ministry Receives Grant from Texas Women’s Foundation

Methodist Justice Ministry (MJM) announced that Texas Women’s Foundation has awarded a grant to MJM to provide legal representation and ongoing services to women and their children who have been impacted by family violence and abuse.


Do you see yourself?

Please view these construction fence banners, and let us know if it’s not OK for you or your children to appear in these ministry photos by July 14.


Baptism of the Loveys

How can you “remember your baptism and be thankful” if you can’t actually remember your baptism?


Here’s what’s happening this week

Here’s what’s happening This Sunday and This Week at First Church!


Moment With Mike

Stay up to date with the latest announcements presented by Dr. Mike Marshall.

more moment with mike

New Members

Lindsey & William Sanders, Angela & Scott Wesley, Barbara & James “Jim” Steffensen, Kim & Scott Scherer, Mike Rosonet, Gwyn & Paul Reynolds, Courtney Prescott, Taylor Newton, Mark Langevin, Nancy & Todd Gregory, Amanda Kent, Kelly Grossman, Kathryn & Lynn Frank, Lindsey & Trey Penny, Holly & Ryan Beckley, Elizabeth & Rob Crawley, Ellen Billings, Corinne Moreland, Gwen Martin


Bob McKenzie
Susan Sammis

Memorial Gifts

Care for the Children in Memory of:
Raye Walker by Judy Butler

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Ruth Reece (George Cude’s sister) by Rebecca Christensen

General Fund in Memory of:
Linda Billman by Margaret Patison
William Stroud by Lue Nel Stroud

Inquirers Class in Memory of:
Doyle Beavers by Mrs. Sue Sumner

Methodist Justice Ministry in Memory of:
Doyle Beavers by Mrs. Sue Sumner
Linda Billman by Georgeann Woodfin
Linda Billman by Susan Brown

Music Ministry in Memory of:
Arch Van Meter by Pat Van Meter and family

Honorary Gifts

Christmas Offering in Honor of:
Dr. Bill Longsworth by Marlise Harman

General Fund in Honor of:
Deborah and Tom Sturdivant by Marilyn & Byron Baird
Gayla & Blaine Scheideman by Marilyn & Byron Baird
Rev. Lance Marshall’s promotion by Kay Watkins
Landry Peugh for becoming an Eagle Scout by Nancy & Raymond Carr
Lori, Craig, Dylan and Emily Davis by Roach Foundation
Norma Loughridge by Marilyn & Byron Baird
Pat & Karl Alexander by Marilyn & Byron Baird
Pat Van Meter by Marilyn & Byron Baird
Twosome Sunday School Class by Judy Butler

First Street Methodist Mission in Honor of:
Ann & Wayne Maddox by Sue Sumner
Carol Harrell by Cheryl Isom
Sandy Williams by Cathy Lien

Methodist Justice Ministry in Honor of:
Carol McCarthy by Cathy & Kenneth Lien
Carol McCarthy by Sherion Clark
Dana and Ted Settle by Marcy Denyer
Deborah Cunion by Sherion Clark
Gayle and Larry Ammerman by Sherion Clark
Hank Billman by Sherion Clark
Linda & Tom McDermott by Sherion Clark
Phyllis Barren by Sherion Clark
Rosie & Mike Moncrief by Diane Elliott
Rosie & Mike Moncrief by Elizabeth Lindstrom
Rosie & Mike Moncrief by Jerry Goodwin
Rosie and Mike Moncrief by Kristina Thompson
Rosie & Mike Moncrief by Sonja Silva

Next90 in Honor of:
Dr. Tim Bruster by Mae Ferguson

Want to honor a special person or accomplishment?
Feel moved to make a gift in memory of someone you care about?
Make an Honorary or Memorial Donation



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