Next Steps

Welcome to First United Methodist Church Fort Worth. No matter your background — whether this is your first time at church or you’ve been attending church your whole life — we’re glad you’re here!

Every Sunday, we come together to worship and celebrate the good news of the gospel that proclaims you are loved and accepted by Christ completely. We want First Church to be a place where no one walks alone so we want to make it super easy to take your first steps to get connected to others at FUMCFW.

Step 1

On Ramp


If this is your first time with us, welcome — we’re glad you’re here! We want you to know church is so much more than a Sunday service — First Church is a place where you will never walk alone. We will be in the garden after the service — exit out the back of the Sanctuary, take a left and you will see the “On Ramp” sign in the garden. We have gifts for both children and adults as a token of our appreciation for you worshipping with us. We also invite you to stop by, grab a cup of coffee — we can’t wait to meet you!

Step 2

Healthy Plate Discipleship Breakfast

Sunday, June 5, 2022
9:30 – 10:30 am | Room 350 | Registration required
In the same way a balanced diet keeps your body strong and healthy, our Healthy Plate model of Discipleship is built on the premise a balance of these six practices – worship, pray, serve, give, learn, play – feeds your soul and keeps you healthy spiritually.
Without a balanced “diet” of spiritual practices, it’s easy to fret about things more and trust God less. But, intentionally practicing these six habits will deepen your faith, make you more aware of God’s presence and help you prioritize the things that will bring you peace and joy. Join us for breakfast to discuss how you can start practicing Healthy Plate Discipleship to live your best life!

Step 3

Find your “Worship Plus One”

What does that mean? It simply means in addition to regular worship attendance, the easiest way to live into the Healthy Plate model of Discipleship is to find a “Plus One” — a group, a study or a place to serve where you will meet other people, build relationships and experience the power in leading a Christ-centered life. Here are some places for you to take that step and find your “Plus One.”

GROW Bible Study

GROW Bible Study is taking a short break and will resume on Wednesday, September 15. We are changing the time of our meetings to 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

This event is available for in-person and Zoom participation.

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 350 & Zoom
Led by Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, Dr. Mike Marshall, Rev. Phyllis Barren and Evve Kuykendall


First Church Financial Well-Being

Sundays, January 23 – February 27, 2022
11:00 am – Noon | Room 350
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Led by Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez & Nancy Fisher, Director of Stewardship

Money . . . is it good or is it bad? How do we, as people of faith, create healthy relationships with money and possessions?

Join Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, Director of Stewardship Nancy Fisher and several financial experts from different fields for this six-week study that addresses the topics of saving, earning, giving, spending and debt. Our conversations will explore helpful strategies for achieving a sustainable financial life.

No matter where you are on the financial continuum — in a financial crisis or in good financial shape or are already handling finances in a God-honoring way — Saving Grace will benefit the participant by providing a better understanding of how to live a life based on a God-honoring relationship with our money and “stuff.”


Step 4

Pastries with the Pastors

August 28 and October 23, 2022
February 19 and April 16, 2023
Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am  | Room 350
10:35 – 10:45 | Joining Ceremony | Chapel
Registration required

This is the perfect opportunity to get to know others who are interested in membership and are looking to put down roots at First Church – but want to find out more. Join us for breakfast and the chance to ask some of our clergy and staff any questions about FUMCFW you may have. After a small break at 10:30, you will have the opportunity to formally join FUMCFW if you are ready to do so. What if you decide you aren’t ready to join? No worries – joining is optional.


Step 5

We encourage you to be faithful in your Sunday worship participation and to find your Plus One. Participation in a small group or service opportunity is a great way to begin.

Get Connected With a Small Group

Grace Groups | GROW Bible Study | UMW | Adult Sunday School

Service Opportunities

Sunday Morning Hospitality Team | First Street Methodist Mission Volunteer | Congregational Care Ministries Volunteer

Can’t find something? Let us help!

Looking for a place to connect or serve this week at FUMCFW? Do you want to connect with our Pastors or Congregational Care Ministry or submit a Prayer Request?

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