Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
DiscipleChurch | 8:30 am | Chapel | Charme Robarts
The Gathering | 9:30 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Lance Marshall
eleven:eleven celebration | 11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott
More Ways to Worship
Live Stream | Join us live online on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am for Children First (first Sunday of each month), 11:00 am for Traditional, and 9:30 am for The Gathering, and at 11:11 am for eleven:eleven celebration.
WRR Radio | Listen to each previous week’s sermon and music on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am on WRR 101.1 FM.
Chapel Communion | 10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
Connections | 10:30 – 11:00 am & noon – 12:30 pm | Garden & Wesley Hall
“What is God Calling Us to Do?”
Dr. Tim Bruster
Romans 12:1-2, 9-21; Matthew 28:16-20
What is God calling us to do? That’s our question this Sunday in the third sermon in the series “The Heart of the City.” How do we answer that? We begin with the first two questions in mind: “Who are we?” and “Who is our neighbor?” Given who we are as a congregation and given who our neighbors are and soon will be as our city grows, what is God calling us to do? There are some pretty clear directions from Jesus in Matthew 28 and Paul in Romans 12 about how we are to relate to one another, love and serve one another, and help one another become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Read more.
Baby Celebration THIS Sunday
It’s the cutest Sunday of the year! One of FUMCFW’s most cherished traditions, Baby Celebration Sunday, is coming up this Sunday, January 29, during 11:00 am traditional worship in the Sanctuary. This is a time to recognize all the little ones brought into our world in 2016, and reaffirm how much these children mean to our church family. “Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful,” says Mister Mark, Director of Children’s Ministries. Read more.
Cheerful Giving at the Mission
There are so many ways to give — through our donations, our time, and ourselves. Our First Street Methodist Mission was blessed with a large gift from a small child that touched their hearts and those it will benefit. Hattie Beth Parsons, daughter of Mary Catherine and Chad Parsons, hand-delivered a $250 gift to the Mission for its Food Pantry Ministries. Read more.
Now Hiring! New Worship Music Leader for The Gathering
The Gathering, a totally different First Church Sunday morning offering that Rev. Lance Marshall describes as “radically relevant, modern Methodism,” is growing fast week by week. Lance is looking for a music leader who will try new things that are in tune with his own unique approach to worship. Instead of a worship band, this single worship leader will guide the congregation in singing while leading via piano or guitar. Lance’s perfect candidate? Read more.
At the beginning of every year our youth join together for Revolution Weekend, an important part of what defines our Youth Ministries. “As we get to the other side of Revolution Weekend and reflect on our theme and everything we are able to experience with our youth, we cannot help but to be grateful,” says Andrew Mochrie, Director of Youth Ministries. Read more.
February United Methodist Women Luncheon
All women are invited to Luncheons & Programs sponsored by United Methodist Women. Join us on Tuesday, February 7, at 11:30 am in Wesley Hall for “The Heart of the City” presented by Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth. Read more.
Serving in the Face of Disaster
One of the primary ways the Central Texas Conference responds to disasters is via our Early Response Team within the conference, as well as to help other areas facing disasters, to provide a caring presence in the aftermath. There are many ways to help, and those who are called to serve do so in different ways. Take Judy-Lynn Barrow, for example, a trained member of our team who especially enjoys working with rescued animals from disasters. Read more.
Hi Families. Your response to our need for volunteers has been incredible! Only one spot to fill (“Dig In!” at 9:30 am) and then we’ll have a full roster! Sunday, February 5, will be a great Children First experience. We’re spending the year exploring 12 touchstone Bible stories. In February, we will focus on God giving the Ten Commandments to Moses. Read more.
I Thought You Understood
You thought your intentions would be obvious, and you found out you’ve been misunderstood. What a frustrating situation! You meant one thing, she thought the other. You were trying to help, he thought you doubted his competency. You thought you were being funny, he felt judged. Read more.
Life Happens in the Valley
I once heard a speaker talk about faith as not winning the lottery but climbing a mountain. For those of you who know me you know my affinity for the outdoors: camping, climbing, and hiking. The thing about all of these is that you only see pictures of the summit, the overlook, or the beautiful parts of the hike and the day. Read more.
Was Jesus Lying?
Rev. Tom McDermott
Ten Steps to a Better Happier You, Five Easy Exercises to Lose 5 lbs Now!, 100 Ways to Be More Creative, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, The Eightfold Path in Buddhism, The Ten Commandments — life is full of maps, guide books, steps and techniques for living it better, for getting us where we want to go (or at least where we think we ought to be). We are creatures of habit, oriented around a linear way of living. Read more.
GIFTS & MEMORIALS
Baby Celebration Sunday in Memory of:
Claire Bradley by Kay Watkins
Care for a Child in Memory of:
Thomas L. Butler & Thomas D. Butler by Dolores Butler
First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Betty Fox & Claire Bradley by Carol Harrell
Betty Johnson by Sandra & James Balch
Byron Searcy by Janet & Jack Stevens
Byron Searcy by Louise Britt Carvey
Byron Searcy by Nancy & John Snyder Fund
Byron Searcy by Vicky & Christopher Stewart
James Alex Peterson by Marvin Bahnman
Mary Andrews by Ellanor Ann & Wayne Maddox
Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Mary Andrews, Jim Dennis, Betty Fox, Walter Gates, Claire McDermott & Byron Searcy by Bettye Sue McDaniel
General Fund in Memory of:
Betty Fox by Donald Gerik
Betty Fox & Claire Bradley by Kathleen & Thomas Potter
Betty Fox & Claire Bradley by Nancy & Jack Fisher
Byron Searcy by Johnnie Gunn & Family
Byron Searcy by Marci & Ned Stocker
Stella & Bill Fagan by Marcia Boyett
Kenya Mission in Memory of:
Betty Fox by Carol McCarthy
Methodist Justice Ministry in Memory of:
Jim Dennis by Linda & Jack Truly
Learn more about upcoming events as well as additional church activities by clicking on the links below.
During the month of January, please bring Liquid Laundry Soap to:
First Street Methodist Mission | Monday – Thursday | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
OR the donation bins at the East, West, & Garden entrances | Sunday mornings
Mondays & Tuesdays | 9:30 – 10:30 am
10:45 – 11:30 am | Chair yoga
Wednesdays | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Thursdays | 8:30 – 9:15 am
Room 320 | Led by Linda Blanchard | All ages & fitness levels
Registration required | $70 per 10-class punch card
9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Registration required | Book available for $16
1.19 – 2.10 Pre-Registration
1.24 & 1.25 Q&A Session & Tour | 9:45 am
1.31 & 2.1 Q&A Session & Tour | 1:30 pm
2.28 Open Registration | 9:00 am
Sundays | 11:00 am – noon | Room 331
Led by Dr. Chris Manno
Registration required | Book available for $12
9:15 am | Refreshments & gathering
9:30 – 11:00 am | Book discussion | Room 350
Led by Rev. Linda McDermott | Registration required
8:00 pm – 1:00 am | Registration required
9:30 & 11:00 am worship | Sanctuary
11:00 am worship | Sanctuary
Reception in Children’s Wing Atrium following ceremony
8:00 – 9:00 pm | Choir Room
9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Room 350 | Led by Rev. Chuck Graff
$30 for materials & lunch | Registration required
Sundays | 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Foundation Building, 2nd Floor Counseling Room
Led by Charme Robarts | Registration required
11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $15
RSVP by noon on Friday, 2.3
Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 231
Led by Rev. Lance Marshall
Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Justin Youth Building Gym | 801 W. 5th St.
Waiver required | Registration required
Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Room 350
Tuesdays | 7:00 – 8:00 am | Room 154
Led by Fred Cantu and other leaders
Second Tuesday of each month
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Wesley Hall
First Wednesday of every month
Noon | Room 230
Saturdays | 8:00 – 9:00 am
6:45 am | Cowtown training
The Trailhead at Clearfork
4801 Edwards Ranch Road
Fort Worth, TX 76109 | Waiver required
Sundays | Pack backpacks for 1 hour between 9:00 am – noon
First Street Methodist Mission
First Sunday of every month
11:00 am | Room 230 | Registration required