FUMCFW Weekly 2.16.17

By February 16, 2017News


Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

DiscipleChurch | 7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Rev. Lance Marshall
9:30 am | Discussion | Foundation Building, 2nd Floor

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


“How a Church is Built”

Dr. Tim Bruster

1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23

This week as we wrap up “The Heart of the City” worship series, we build upon the ideas we explored last week around the role each of us has to play in our church. This week we’ll expand on that by looking together at the role the church itself has to play in the community in which we live. Read more.


Andrew Taft75A Peek Into the Future THIS SUNDAY at First Church

President of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. Andy Taft to speak during worship THIS Sunday; Building Committee Chair Barry Hudson and Trustees Chair Jerry Colwell to present new Master Plan at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

To tell us more about the present and future growth in and around Downtown Fort Worth, we have invited Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (DFWI) President Andy Taft to speak during our 11:00 am Sanctuary worship this Sunday. Read more.

Mission17_SQ2016 at First Street Methodist Mission

As part of our commitment to Healthy Plate Discipleship, First Church’s volunteers cover a lot of ground to serve others every day. One of our largest forms of day-to-day outreach can be seen at work through First Street Methodist Mission. When we do the math, the numbers do the talking. Even though there’s only one Mission, its programs and volunteers help thousands of people in our community every year. Read more.

 Cowtown Marathon17_SQBright and Early in Cowtown

The Cowtown Marathon will pass through downtown Fort Worth on Sunday, February 26, between 7:45 – 11:00 am. Remember to set your alarm a little earlier for your Sunday morning at First Church. Traffic will be directed by the Fort Worth Police Department during this time. Here’s the best route to church: 1. Take I-30 to Forest Park Blvd. 2. Head north on Forest Park Blvd. 3. Take a right on 5th St. 4. Head east to arrive at FUMCFW. Read more.

The Gathering17_SQAdded Service as the Gathering Grows

The Gathering, an opportunity that Rev. Lance Marshall describes as “radically relevant, modern Methodism,” is growing fast with record attendance of more than 200 people. After only a year, this worship offering has already outgrown its space — twice. That’s why starting March 5, the first Sunday of Lent, we will add another service in this same unique format. Read more.

Master Plan Presentation_SQWhat’s on the Horizon for First Church

Before we know it our progressively traditional gothic revival church will find itself — quite literally — in the heart of Downtown Fort Worth. In preparation for the unprecedented growth coming to our city, this is our moment to claim our place in the heart of our city. Barry Hudson and our Building Committee have been hard at work on exciting plans for the future expansion of our church facilities. Read more.

Women in Faith17_SQContinuing the Faith Conversation

Last fall FUMCFW hosted “Pathway to Peace,” an interfaith symposium that brought together speakers and members of three major faith communities to talk about similarities, differences, and a way forward together. If the standing-room-only crowd gathered in Wesley Hall for this event was any indication, the potential for faith communities to influence peace in our global interfaith community is not only a dream, but a rapidly growing reality, organizers agree. Read more.



2.17.17 New Members


Lela Mohrbacher
Sammye Dunn


Dorthy Casten
Loretta Crittenden



Choral Union in Memory of:
Peggy Maurer by Donna & Michael Hornsby
Peggy Maurer by Janet Maurer

Easter Offering in Memory of:
Loretta Crittenden by Kay Watkins

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Loretta Crittenden by Kelly & Brian Richmond
Loretta Crittenden by Linda & Jack Burson
Marianne Brants by Harry Brants
Marianne Brants by Lutetia Raley
Marianne Brants by Madelon Bradshaw
Marianne Brants by Sarah & Wes Williams
Marianne Brants by Dr. & Mrs. Tom Phillips Sr.
Marianne Brants & Ronnie Pyeatt by Lynny & Edward Sankary
R.L. Dowdell by Page & Bart Hines

Food 4 Kids Backpacks in Memory of:
Ronnie Pyeatt & R.L. Dowdell by Gaye Fuller

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Joan Bailey by Dr. & Mrs. Jim Herd
Joan Bailey by Law Offices of Paup, Shutt & Associates, P.C.
Joan Bailey by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Grace
Marianne Brants by Dr. & Mrs. Jim Herd
Mary Andrews by Dr. & Mrs. Jim Herd
R.L. Dowdell by Mr. & Mrs. Arch Van Meter
Ronnie Pyeatt by Mr. & Mrs. Arch Van Meter
Ronnie Pyeatt by Dr. & Mrs. Jim Herd

General Fund in Memory of:
Cal Campbell by James Van Hook
Jo Throckmorton by Martha Leonard
Joan Bailey by Betty Jo Pate
Joan Bailey by Patricia & William Meadows
Marianne Brants by Catherine Miller
R.L. Dowdell by Kay Watkins
R.L. Dowdell by Martha Slover
R.L. Dowdell by Sybil & Gene Gordon
R.L. Dowdell, Byron Searcy & Ronnie Pyeatt by Joan & Lee Roy Hahnfeld
Ronnie Pyeatt by Joellen & Frank Whittinghill
Ronnie Pyeatt by Lynne & Daniel Talbot
Ronnie Pyeatt by Mary Jo & Michael Ewing


robert-stovall752LET’S GO TO IRELAND!!!!!

Robert Stovall

Can you imagine taking a trip with members of our OUTSTANDING CHORAL UNION as they join forces with members of the Deer Park UMC Chancel Choir of Deer Park, Texas, and St. Paul’s UMC of Amarillo, Texas?! Well, get your calendar out, and turn to summer of 2018! This fantastic trip has been in the planning stages for many months. Read more.

mark75A Wonderful First Sunday!

Mark Burrows

Thank you for your tremendous support of Children’s! This is usually the time when I remind everyone that the first Sunday of Academy, like the “first pancake,” never turns out quite as good as the ones to follow. But I have a hard time saying that after yesterday. Read more.

Nancy Fisher75Thanks for Welcoming Me

Once again, I want to express my deepest thanks to all of you who have been so welcoming to me as I join the FUMCFW staff as Director of Stewardship. Your kindness has made my transition both easy and special. I have never had the luxury of starting a new job that made me feel as comfortable and included as I did on my first day here. There is still plenty for me to become acquainted with in terms of day-to-day operations, culture, and shared vision. Read more.

Chuck752Twenty-Three Servant Leaders Now Trained for Disaster Response!

Rev. Chuck Graff

We now have 23 amazing people from First Church officially trained by UMCOR and ready to respond to disasters that will strike within our local communities and beyond. Especially when natural disasters (tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wind storms, and others — even West, Texas, disasters) suddenly and unexpectedly impact human life, we are ready to respond. Read more.

Andrew75A Hope to Live Into

Andrew Mochrie

We do a lot of things over here in the Justin Building. When Healthy Plate Discipleship launched it was an easy thing for us to talk about because we do it all. We even have an option to give money (Be the Change Bucket) and, yes, teenagers give money. However, everything we do in the Justin is centered around one thing and that thing is HOPE. Read more.

Len751Honoring Our Elders and Discerning What’s Ahead, Part II

Dr. Len Delony

Well, our meeting last Saturday that was related to Strategic Planning was truly amazing. Not because we got so much done, but because we were so intentional about discerning how we are being called to move forward. Susan Beaumont is a very gifted consultant who helped us begin to experience and understand the ways of discernment. Read more.


Learn more about upcoming events as well as additional church activities by clicking on the links below.

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February Mission Sundays

During the month of February, please bring diapers 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

1.26 – 4.6 Thursday Theologians

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

2.5 – 2.26 Grief Support

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

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

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

2.19 Master Plan Presentation

2:00 – 3:00 pm | Sanctuary

2.21 Heart Health Lunch & Learn

10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Wesley Hall
Lunch provided | RSVP by 2.17

2.25 Cowtown 5K with Fit First

8:00 am | Meet at National Cowgirl Museum
8:30 am | Race begins

2.26 DFW Brass Concert

3:00 pm | Sanctuary

2.26 Healing the Heart of Democracy Presentation and Dialogue

3:00 – 5:00 pm | Wesley Hall

2.28 Keller High School Women’s Choir Pre-ACDA Concert

7:00 – 7:45 pm | Sanctuary

3.1 Children’s Ash Wednesday Dinner & Service

5:30 pm | Dinner | Room 350
6:15 pm | Worship | Wesley Hall
Mister Mark Burrows
“Why Do We Get Ashes On Our Heads?”

3.2 Flower Mound High School Choral Concert

7:00 pm | Sanctuary

3.5 – 4.2 Sunday Lenten Study: “Gifts of the Dark Wood”

Sundays | 11:00 am – noon | Room 331
Led by Rev. Chuck Graff
Registration required | Book available for $12

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

First We Drum

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

Men’s In-Depth Bible Study

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

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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