Weekly News 9.12.19

By September 12, 2019



Sanctuary Service
9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
“When Guilt Has You Paralyzed”
Second in the series Facing Life’s Storms

7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Rev. Mary Ellen Barrow

The Gathering
9:30 & 11:00 am | Wesley Hall | Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez

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.

Facing Life’s Storms

Storms can be scary, can’t they? They bring with them this feeling — and sometimes rightly so — that everything is beyond our control.


This Sunday: Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodruiguez “When Guilt Has You Paralyzed”

In this second week of the series, Facing Life Storms, we’ll dive deep, Gathering style, into the territory where maybe church is most needed — and sometimes least likely to go.


How to be human, emotionally…


Kintsugi is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery. Rather than attempting to repair broken ceramic pieces with a hidden adhesive, the Kintsugi technique employees a special tree sap lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.


See You at Church

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


Methodist Justice Ministry receives Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas  

Award will fund Legal Representation for Indigent Women and Children that have been impacted by domestic abuse. 


Light of the World Sermon Series

Join us for worship in person or online as we are inspired by The First Book of John. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.” (John 1:9)


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Music Ministries: Legacy of Creativity Empowered

Early in the same year Dr. Tim Bruster joined the staff as Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, Mark Burrows (yes, that same guy from the Children’s story), occupied the position of Director of Music and Worship at First Church.


Fueling the Creative Spark in Children’s Ministries

Dr. Tim Bruster noticed on his first Sunday as the pastor at First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, that there was the glaring lack of a Children’s Moment during the services.


Thank you to our 2022 Lily Donors!

Thank you to our generous First Church Lily Donors who made Easter 2022 especially beautiful in all our sacred spaces!



Shop on Amazon and Donate to First Church

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Leading a Culture of Strategic Planning

During his tenure as First Church Senior Pastor, Tim initiated and recruited leadership for two major Long-Range Planning. Following Gil Rendel’s book, Holy Conversations, First Church adopted a process that involved the entire congregation. The discernment method focused on three questions: Who are we? Who is our neighbor? What is God calling us to do?


Moment With Mike

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

more moment with mike


Weldon Randolph Deaton was born July 10, 2019. Proud parents are Jayne and Blake Deaton. Sisters are Julia and Madeline.

In Memoriam

Barbara Fisus
Hazel Hitt
Marcia Wren

Memorial Gifts

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Stan Dixon by Pamela & Steven Doonan

General Fund in Memory of:
Hazel Lawanda Hitt by Pat & Randy Sparks
Jim Kent by Jean Kent

Honorary Gifts

General Fund in Honor of:
The family of Lance and Elizabeth Marshall getting bigger by Kay Watkins

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