FUMCFW Weekly 2.9.17

By February 9, 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. Casey Orr
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


“We All Have a Role to Play”

Dr. Tim Bruster

Romans 12:1-18

So, this Sunday it gets personal. Over the past few weeks, we’ve asked some important questions:

Who are we? Who is our neighbor? What is God calling us to do? What is ahead?

Now it’s time to turn our questioning inward. In our First Church family, just like in any family, each of us has a role to play. Some of us are clergy. Some of us are lay staff. Some of us are lay leaders in various specific roles. Read more.


You Are Here_SQYou Are Here — In the Heart of the City!

By considering where we are now as a congregation, and in preparation for the unprecedented growth coming to our city, this is our moment to claim our place in the heart of our city.

According to Downtown Fort Worth Inc., our downtown population will increase by approximately 67 percent over the next four years — adding more than 4,300 people and miles of mixed-use development in and around the physical location of FUMCFW. Read more.

Master Plan Presentation_SQMaster Plan Presentation

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.

Baby Celebration_SQBaby Love

Following our big Baby Celebration (the cutest Sunday of the year!), Director of Children’s Ministries Mister Mark Burrows expressed how much all the little ones mean to our church family.

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! Read more.

Youth_Mission_SQOur Beloved Youth

Associate Director of Youth Ministries, Kat Bair, says that she is learning how our teenagers need to be called “the beloved, on whom God’s favor rests.”

Teenagers’ core need is the need to know that they are worth your time, that they are enough, and that they are lovedRead more.

Heart Health Lumch & Learn_SQYour Heart, Your Health

It’s not all hugs and kisses, hearts and flowers. Your physical ticker matters just as much — or even more — than your sentimental side. The heart of the matter is that cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Read more.

Preparing for Marriage_SQLove and Marriage

They “go together like a horse and carriage . . .” — and you can’t have one without the other. From the time she’s a flower girl (or maybe even sooner), girls’ marriage dreams tend toward big, white weddings with all the pomp and circumstance. While the details of lace and posies may escape the dreams of young men, guys, too, have their hopes and dreams of what marriage will be like. Read more.



Pat Merrill


Daniel Sanford
R.L. Dowdell



First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Alice Murff by FUMCFW Loyalty Class
Bill Frabotta by Terry & David Klipsch
Bud Fletcher by Terry & David Klipsch
Byron Searcy, Walter Gates, Betty Fox & Claire Bradley
by Gayla & Blaine Scheideman
Jo Throckmorton by Woodene Robinson
Marianne Brants by Alice Cranz
Marianne Brants by Elizabeth & Mickey Schmid
Marianne Brants by George Christie
Marianne Brants by Jo-Alice Davis
Marianne Brants by Lucy Brants
Marianne Brants by Nelia & Charles Blanton
Marianne Brants by Page & Bart Hines
Marianne Brants by Pat & Arch Van Meter
Marianne Brants by Patsy Cantrell
Marianne Brants by Patti & Robert McLean
Marianne Brants by Sharon Judge
Marianne Brants by Virginia Martin

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Jo Throckmorton by Mrs. Pat Merrill
Marianne Brants by Mrs. Fran Mizell
Marianne Brants by Law Offices of Paup, Shutt & Associates, P.C.
R.L. Dowdell by Mrs. Fran Mizell
Ronnie Pyeatt by Mrs. Fran Mizell
Walter Gates Jr. by Mr. & Mrs. David Jackson

FUMCFW Library in Memory of:
Mike Billington by FUMCFW Loyalty Class

General Fund in Memory of:
Betty Fox & Claire Bradley by Laura B. Kent
Byron Searcy by Jill Black
Cal Campbell by Sharon Judge
Claire Bradley by Dr. & Mrs. R.A. Faires
Dodie Pyeatt & Marianne Brants by Kaye Thornton
Jo Throckmorton by Betty Jo Pate
Jo Throckmorton by Ellen Roeser
Jo Throckmorton by Madelon Bradshaw
Ronald Pyeatt by Martha Slover
Ronald Pyeatt by Nancy & Robert Owen
Ronnie Pyeatt, Marianne Brants & R.L. Dowdell by Jeannie & Roy Eaton
Walter Gates by Ruthanna & Pat Truly

Kenya Orphan Endeavor in Memory of:
Betty Fox & Claire Bradley by Gaye Fuller
Betty Fox & Claire Bradley by Page & Bart Hines

Kids Hope USA in Memory of:
Mary Andrews by Joyce Ford

Methodist Justice Ministry in Memory of:
James Dennis by Barbara & Frederick Cordray


First Street Methodist Mission in Honor of:
Rev. Larry Grubb by Leticia Martin

General Fund in Honor of:
Baby Celebration Sunday by Kay Watkins


mark75The Ten Commandments

Mark Burrows

Hi Families.

We had a wonderful time at Children First yesterday. Moses dropped by and delivered God’s Ten Commandments. We will spend February exploring these great rules in our Academy classes. Here they are, with a little help talking about “Commandment #7” with kids. And can’t wait to see you Sunday for our Spring Academy Kick-Off! Read more.


Kat Bair

When the baby boomer generation began to start college, sociologists conducted large-scale research on what college freshmen saw as their primary motivation entering university. The most common answer, by a substantial margin, was the desire to find or construct a “meaningful philosophy of life.” Read more.

Jennifer Stephens751God’s People in the World — at the Mission

Jennifer Stephens

I have officially been in my new position as the Operations Assistant at First Street Methodist Mission for one month and what a month it has been! I am blessed every day to work with amazing volunteers who could run this program without me (don’t let that get out — I do need a job!). Read more.

Chuck752“Women In Faith” Symposium This Sunday

Rev. Chuck Graff

I again want to personally invite you to the special “Women in Faith” Interfaith Symposium this Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm at the Beth-El Congregation on 4900 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76109. As you may recall, we had over 450 people packing Wesley Hall at our last symposium, and we are having another amazing response and interest in this event. Read more.

Tom75Show Up for Each Other . . .

Rev. Tom McDermott

. . . especially when things feel divided or even one-sided. Earlier this week, we all (well, most of the world) watched Tom Brady and the New England Patriots make an unbelievable, record-breaking comeback from a 25 point deficit in the second half to win the Super Bowl in overtime. Read more.

Len751Honoring Our Elders and Discerning What’s Ahead

Dr. Len Dleony

I am more hopeful and excited about our church’s future, and where we are going, than ever before! It’s not that I know where we are going. But this Saturday will be a very important step in our way of discerning where God is calling us to go, and equally important, how God is calling us to be along the way. 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

2.5 – 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

2.12 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

2.19 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

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


More events.


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