First Church Forward:
We welcome, celebrate, and embrace ALL.
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.
7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Dr. Mike Marshall
9:30 & 11:00 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Lance Marshall
11:11 am | 512 W. 4th St. | Rev. Tom McDermott
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10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
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!
We are forming a new UMW Circle to meet the needs of women who are in their 40s and 50s or thereabout.
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.
Congratulations to Dan and Becky Manning on the birth of their granddaughter, Harper, to their son, Ben and daughter-in-law Brittany.
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
Foundation Fund in Honor of:
Tom Sturdivant by The Inquirers Sunday School Class