FUMCFW Weekly News 1.27.17

By January 27, 2017News


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.

Worship Bulletins

Chapel Communion | 10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

Connections | 10:30 – 11:00 am & noon – 12:30 pm | Garden & Wesley Hall

Sunday School Teachers & Topics


“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_SQBaby 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.

Mission17_SQCheerful 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.

The Gathering17_SQNow 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.

Revolution Weekend16_SQFresh Start at Revolution Weekend

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.

umw16_sqFebruary 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.

 UMCOR_SQServing 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.



Mark Burrows

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.

Charme75I Thought You Understood

Charme Robarts

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.

Andrew75Life Happens in the Valley

Andrew Mochrie

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.



1.27.17 New Members


Joe McLure


Jo Throckmorton
Marianne Brants
Tyler McGuire



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.

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January Mission Sundays

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

1.9 – 5.11 First Yoga

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

1.11 – 3.1 Wednesday Morning Study

9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Registration required | Book available for $16

Preschool and Parents’ Day Out Registration

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

1.22 & 1.29 Sunday Morning Book Review:
“The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”

Sundays | 11:00 am – noon | Room 331
Led by Dr. Chris Manno
Registration required | Book available for $12

1.26 – 4.6 Thursday Theologians

9:15 am | Refreshments & gathering
9:30 – 11:00 am | Book discussion | Room 350
Led by Rev. Linda McDermott | Registration required

1.26 Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Annual Point-in-Time Count

8:00 pm – 1:00 am | Registration required

1.28 Habitat for Humanity Mother-Daughter Paint Day

Registration required

1.28 Habitat for Humanity Family Paint Day

Registration required

1.29 Singing Men of First Church

9:30 & 11:00 am worship | Sanctuary

1.29 Baby Celebration Sunday

11:00 am worship | Sanctuary
Reception in Children’s Wing Atrium following ceremony

2.1 & 2.8 Singing Women of First Church Rehearsals

8:00 – 9:00 pm | Choir Room

2.4 Early Response Team Training

9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Room 350 | Led by Rev. Chuck Graff
$30 for materials & lunch | Registration required

2.5 – 2.26 Grief Support

Sundays | 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Foundation Building, 2nd Floor Counseling Room
Led by Charme Robarts | Registration required

2.7 United Methodist Women Luncheon

11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $15
RSVP by noon on Friday, 2.3
Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth

2.8 – 3.1 & 4.19 – 12.20 Pastor’s Bible Study

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 231
Led by Rev. Lance Marshall

Ongoing Programs

Free Community Boot Camp

Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Justin Youth Building Gym | 801 W. 5th St.
Waiver required | Registration required

First Talks

Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Room 350

Men’s In-Depth Bible Study

Tuesdays | 7:00 – 8:00 am | Room 154
Led by Fred Cantu and other leaders

First We Drum

Second Tuesday of each month
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Wesley Hall

De Colores! Emmaus Ministry Fourth Day Reunion Group

First Wednesday of every month
Noon | Room 230

Walking, Running, & Cycling Group

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

Fill Backpacks for Food 4 Kids

Sundays | Pack backpacks for 1 hour between 9:00 am – noon
First Street Methodist Mission

Baptism 101

First Sunday of every month
11:00 am | Room 230 | Registration required


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