CONNECT Magazine

CONNECT Magazine is your source for the stories of our FUMCFW Faith Community — and how each fits in with our Healthy Plate Discipleship. Pick up your copy in the Main Office and Welcome Center or read it online:

Whenever You Call, We’ll Be There!

When you or a loved one is in the hospital, kind of support do you want and need from your church? Here’s why just putting FUMCFW on your admission forms isn’t enough to let us know.  


First Church Celebrates New Steps Toward Accessibility

Recent construction projects reflect the thoughtful work of many and our First Church commitment to accessibility and maintaining the architectural integrity of our Sanctuary.


GRACE GROUPS — a Life Giving Ministry

Grace Groups is an exciting new ministry at First Church which encourages meaningful connections and steady growth in our faith journeys.


Crossroad Singers — In Concert June 2 at 4 pm in Wesley Hall!

For a toe-tapping good time and undeniable lift in your spirit, be sure to be in Wesley Hall June 2 at 4:00 pm to enjoy a delightful mix of 60s folk music and religious favorites from our very own Crossroads Singers.


The Essential Playfulness of Servant Leadership

“It’s true, isn’t it,” Mike asks our Stewards, “that some of the best ways for us to serve, worship and applaud God begin with joy and laughter!”


“El Gigante” Among Pastors, Rev. Chuck Graff Reflects on a Career Well-Spent

As Rev. Chuck Graff moves toward his July 1 retirement, he reflects on some of his favorite moments of his 48-year ministry.


Discerning God’s Heart and Mind — The United Methodist Quadrilateral

You may have heard the term Wesleyan Quadrilateral, and you may or may not know exactly what that means.


For Alexei: Always Loved, Never Lost

This year’s Alexei Sultanov Tribute Concert is Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.


Bringing Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” To Life

Over the past several years, we’ve started our Maundy Thursday service in the Sanctuary where we learned about the underpinnings of this infamous Passover Seder meal Jesus shared with his disciples on the night before his crucifixion.


Good Friday’s Bigger Picture

Most of us tend to think of the crucifixion of Jesus only as an event that happened at a certain time in a certain place. And for the most part, that’s true.


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