FUMCFW Weekly 2.3.17

By February 3, 2017News


Traditional Worship | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

Children First | 9:45 am | Sanctuary | Mister Mark Burrows

DiscipleChurch  | 8:30 am | Chapel | Dr. Bill Longsworth

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’s Ahead?”

Dr. Tim Bruster

Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 12:1-2a

Which way is forward? Throughout scripture, it seems like everybody’s always on the move — going from one place to another, on a journey from where they are to where they need to be. We see this movement when Abraham and Sarah leave their home to go to a land that God has promised them. We see it when Moses leads the people out of slavery in Egypt and through the wanderings in the wilderness with the goal of the Promised Land. Read more.


Concert Series17_SQNeed a Place for a Date This Valentine’s Day?

Share the Gift of Spectrum Chamber Music with Someone You Love! Whether attending this Valentine’s Day Eve event as a romantic evening for two, date night with another couple, exposing the kids to quality classical music, or just indulging in a little bit of self-care, our next Gift of Music concert is the place to be as we continue the 20th season of The Spectrum Chamber Music Concert Series at FUMCFW! Read more.

Women in Faith17_SQLet’s Talk About Women — and Faith

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. “It was a very real and hopeful example that we all can come to know God more fully as we nurture relationships of trust and respect for one another, and share in our common, faithful thread of compassion,” recalls Dr. Len Delony, who helped organize the event along with Rev. Chuck Graff, who led this bold initiative. Read more.

First Yoga_Chair_SQPull Up a Chair — for Yoga!

You may have heard or read about Fit First’s new yoga classes for all ages and fitness levels, held in Room 320 at a variety of times Monday – Thursday to meet different kinds of schedules. These classes offer all comers an opportunity to feel renewed and revitalized, as well as more balanced, flexible, and strong, as Linda Blanchard, registered 500-hour yoga teacher certified through Yoga Alliance and YogaFit, guides you in movements designed to enhance muscle toning, flexibility, balance, and a healthier lifestyle. Read more.

The Gathering17_SQNow Hiring! New Worship Music Leader for the Gathering

The Gathering, a totally different First Church Sunday morning offering, is growing fast week by week. Rev. Lance Marshall is looking for a music leader who will guide the congregation in singing while leading via piano or guitar. Lance’s perfect candidate is enthusiastic, creative, flexible, and enjoys teaching. He or she must be interested in cultivating a group of committed worship leaders to assist in leading and will work with Lance to develop a shared communal worship experience. Students are encouraged to apply. Read more.



2.3.17 New Members


Charles Brooks McIntyre, son of Jessica & Brad McIntyre


Ann Elwood
Norma Demetrion


David Paul Berger
Ronnie Pyeatt


Joan Bailey, 86, passed away, Saturday, January 28, 2017, in Fort Worth.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Greenwood Cemetery.



Easter Offering in Memory of:
Jerry Walker by Kay Watkins

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Mary Andrews by Sandra & James Balch

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Betty Fox by Ms. Bettye McDaniel
Betty Fox by Mrs. Pat Hayward Petrushka
Byron Searcy by Ms. Bettye McDaniel
Claire Bradley by Ms. Bettye McDaniel
Claire Bradley by Mrs. Pat Hayward Petrushka
Jim Dennis by Ms. Bettye McDaniel
Mary Andrews by Ms. Bettye McDaniel
Walter Gates Jr. by Ms. Bettye McDaniel
Walter Gates Jr. by Mr. Gary Guly
Walter Gates Jr. by Ms. Melinda Fairrington
Walter Gates Jr. by Mr. Paul Roberts


Children’s Ministries in Honor of:
Mark Burrows by Carolyn & Gerald Grieser

General Fund in Honor of:
John M. Anderson by Otha Anderson

Kenya Orphan Endeavor in Honor of:
Kenya Choir by First United Methodist Church — Baton Rouge


mark75Thank You for You and Your Babies

Mark Burrows

I didn’t want to let any more time slip by before I told you how much you and your dear babies mean to our church! And I feel incredibly honored that you have chosen us as the community to walk along with you on your child’s journey of faith. We do not take that honor or responsibility lightly. If there is ever anything we can do for you, please let us know. Read more.

kat-bair75Peter and Servant Leadership

Kat Bair

Peter always has been my favorite disciple. He was the first character in the Bible who, for me, walked and lived and breathed. In his impulsiveness, his temper, his earnest desire to follow Jesus, so frequently derailed by his undeniable humanness, there seemed to be a person I knew, a voice that sounded a familiar. Read more.

Chuck752“Women in Faith” Symposium

Rev. Chuck Graff

I would like to personally invite you to attend our second Interfaith Symposium on Sunday, February 12. This is an opportunity for us to meet together and support one another within our faith traditions — and especially at this symposium — to learn more about how women have been understood and treated. Read more.

Sid75Reflect on the Past; Look Forward to the Future

Sid Johnston

I’ve heard several people comment over the change of the new year that 2016 was a difficult year. Is it a possibility that a year can be bad or good for so many people? Or is it a possibility that any given year can be full of ups and downs for any number of people with it just being a mere coincidence? Read more.


Finding a Way in this Mess

Rev. Tom McDermott

Theologian and author Frederick Buechner once said, “When I hear myself talk about my life, it sounds so purposeful and planned. In truth, my life has been more like a dog moving from fire hydrant to fire hydrant. But, looking back, there seems to be some kind of an invisible thread connecting it all.” Read more.

Len751Can the Heart of Democracy be Healed?

Dr. Len Delony

A movement has been emerging around the world. Many who have not felt heard are insisting on being respected and taken seriously. Amen to that! I’m concerned that what we are witnessing, however, on a national and international level, is largely a reaction to fear and anger. Any sense of “sacred trust” keeps breaking down to lower levels of desecration. 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

Class Canceled 2.13 – 2.17
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 required

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 Church Tour

After 11:00 am worship | Sanctuary

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

2.12 Spring Academy Sunday School Begins

Registration required

2.12 Singing Women of First Church Performance

9:30 & 11:00 am worship | Sanctuary

2.12 Women in Faith: A Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Dialogue

3:00 – 5:00 pm | Beth-El Congregation
4900 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109

2.13 Spectrum Chamber Music Series Concert

7:00 – 9:00 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel

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

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

7:00 – 7:45 pm | Sanctuary

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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