Weekly News 3.22.19

By March 22, 2019

First Church Forward:

We welcome, celebrate, and embrace ALL.

A Pastoral Letter: What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

In this relatively brief article, I would like to show you how someone can have both a high view of scriptural authority while at the same time believing that LGBTQ+ people and their relationships can be in harmony with God’s purposes for human sexuality.



Sanctuary Service
9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
“This Is Us: We Encourage One Another”
Third in the Lenten series This Is Us

7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Dr. Mike Marshall

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

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

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

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.

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

See You at Church

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


In the wake of all that is going on around us, in our world and even in our denomination, it seems especially important to use this Lenten season as a time to deeply reflect and consider who we are as a faith community.

Our 2019 Lenten Theme, This Is Us offers the opportunity for such deep reflection of what we value as a church, including diversity of worship experiences, community, growth in discipleship, compassion and generosity, and sharing God’s love with others. Each week of Lent 2019 there will be a value that we focus on together as well as an action item to actively express that value. Please join us in participating in all of these as you are able to deepen your experience of Lent and our churchwide This Is Us worship theme!

lent 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?


Moment With Mike

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

more moment with mike


Armon Rucker,
proud parents are
Sarah & Will Rucker.
Pictured with sister, Lili.

Maggie Parks,
proud parents are
Stacy and David Parks. Pictured with sister, Cara.


Congratulations to Dan and Becky Manning on the birth of their granddaughter, Harper, to their son, Ben and daughter-in-law Brittany.


Harper Manning
Joan Piper

In Memoriam

Jerry Hendrix

Memorial Gifts

Easter Sunday in Memory of:
Jimmie Harrington by Cecile Montgomery

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Monica DeLa Torre by Empire Roofing
Virginia Covaleski by Susan & Steve McClure

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Floyd Leon Rutledge, Jr. by The Law Offices of Paup, Shutt and Associates

Honorary Gifts

Foundation Fund in Honor of:
Tom Sturdivant by The Inquirers Sunday School Class

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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