FUMCFW Weekly News 3.24.16

By March 24, 2016News

The church offices will be closed on Monday, March 28.


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Other Sunday Morning Offerings
Dr. Tim Bruster — Salvation is Life

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Holy Week 2016
Random Acts of Grace

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A Good Friday for Good Music
Good Friday Labyrinth: It’s Prayer in Motion
Baptism 101
April Church Tour
General Conference Delegation Listening Post

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Pastor’s Bible Study
Tyler State Park and Azalea Trail Outdoor Retreat
UMW Annual Fundraiser: Journey Through Faith
Women’s Wednesday Morning Study Group


Easter Egg Hunt
April Parents’ Night Out
Mission Day Camp
Vacation Bible School

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March Mission Sundays: Regular-Sized Hygiene Items



2016 Youth Scholarships
Confirmation Retreat
2016 Summer Mission Trip
Camp Barnabas

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Traditional Worship | 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

DiscipleChurch | 7:20 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Lance Marshall

nine:thirty-nine | eleven:eleven celebration | 9:39 & 11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott

Click here to view and download PDFs of our worship bulletins, posted weekly as soon as details are finalized!

Other Sunday Morning Offerings

The Gathering | 9:30 am | Room 350 | Rev. Lance Marshall

This new and different First Church Sunday morning offering led by Rev. Lance Marshall offers a casual and relevant opportunity for prayer, study, topical exploration, and high-spirited connection free from typical worship or Sunday School structures.

nine:thirty-nine celebration | 9:39 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott

This engaging experience of laughter, storytelling, and message, infused with the music of Elizabeth Wills, Brad Thompson, and the Revolution Band, offers a nontraditional, unorthodox, and transformative 50-minute worship experience. If you’re ready to “reconnect your spirit without disconnecting your mind,” join us Sunday mornings at 9:39 or 11:11 am in Wesley Hall. Discover new insights into radical community, the universal love of God, and living for the healing and transformation of our world. Come casual, bring your family, and join the celebration!

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

Each Sunday, Wesley Hall will be set up and ready to offer members, visitors, and guests from all our different Sunday morning worship and study opportunities a chance to visit, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy a Sunday morning treat.

Tim BrusterSalvation is Life

Dr. Tim Bruster

John 20:19-22 & Romans 6:1-14

On this Easter Sunday, we will conclude our “Saving Grace” Lenten sermon series with “Salvation is Life.” In a sense, we are coming full circle as we end our series. We began focusing on eternal life as a quality of life that begins in this life and extends beyond death. In several places, Paul makes the connection between the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the life, death, and resurrection of those who are “in Christ Jesus.” In the sixth chapter of Romans, Paul says, “We were buried together with [Christ] through baptism into his death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too can walk in newness of life. If we were united together in a death like his, we will also be united together in a resurrection like his.”

The 20th chapter of John recounts an appearance of the risen Christ to the disciples. They are frightened and traumatized from the horrific experience of Jesus’ death on the cross. They are huddled behind locked doors. What they are experiencing is not life, but death and the heavy burden of grief. The risen Christ says to the disciples, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.” Then he breathes on them and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” The experience of the risen Christ has a dramatic effect on those disciples. They emerge from those locked doors to live vibrant, abundant lives. They experience LIFE — eternal life.

Through our scripture readings, sermon, and some very special music, we will celebrate what it means to be resurrected with Christ to new life — abundant and eternal. I look forward to celebrating a glorious Easter Sunday morning with you in our beautiful services!

Grace and Peace,




Dr. Tim Bruster,
Senior Pastor

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Every Sunday morning, groups of adults meet in FUMCFW Sunday School classes to enhance their spiritual growth and enjoy fellowship with other Christians. We have classes for a variety of demographic groups, with many different class personalities and styles.

Visit the Adult Sunday School page to learn more!

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Roger Partridge

With Easter Sunday this week, the FUMCFW Garden would normally have freshly planted, bright spring flowers to welcome everyone to our many Sunday morning worship opportunities. There has been some excavation going on in the Garden to repair some of the drainage lines that run underneath it, so we won’t be able to enjoy plants in those areas until the work is complete. The drainage issues caused some of the plaster problems in the Sanctuary, so the first priority was to waterproof the east Sanctuary wall. That work has been completed, but there are still some broken lines under the Garden that will need to be replaced. Many of these drainage lines date back to 1930 when the building was first constructed, and have become clogged or broken. Click here to continue reading.

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Lisa HelmGet Ready for a Packed House!

Lisa Helm

The Chreasters. The CEOs (Christmas/Easter Only). The Hollies and Lilies. The Submarine Christians (they only surface twice a year.) However you choose to refer to “those people” who only come to church on Christmas and Easter, I encourage you to welcome them with open arms instead of grumbling that they only show up twice a year to take the best parking spots and pew seats! Ask yourself this: Why are they here? Why only today?

Whether they are in the midst of a painful experience — serious illness, the death of a loved one, loss of a job — or they’re simply following an Easter tradition, the answer is really pretty simple. Who knows what they might experience here this Easter that just may make them want to come back? Click here to continue reading.

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Staff_Burrows, MarkThe BIG Week Ahead

Mark Burrows

Hi families!

There is SO much for children and families this week. Here’s the brief schedule.

Maundy Thursday: Holy Communion, foot-washing ceremony, and the beautiful story of Jesus in the Garden.

• Dinner at 5:30 pm (Room 350) Click here to continue reading.

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Len Delony1Holy Week and Eastertide: Experiencing and Being the Beloved Community

Dr. Len Delony

These last few days of Lent are considered “High Holy Days,” because they take us into the dark depths of our souls.

While our ego too often pushes us to build “Towers of Babel” and to be “in control,” our soul invites us to a deep wisdom and truth, if we are willing to trust God in all the moments of our life.

For me and for many others, this deepening trust in God is about a way of seeing and being. Click here to continue reading.

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Easter is Big Drama

Rev. Tom McDermott

I am thinking of Easter, a very long time ago . . . that bright morning as the sun rose above the darkness of the night . . .

when I was just five years old.

The great lawn at the Episcopal Church in San Antonio is strewn about with beautiful pastel-colored plastic eggs. Each one is filled with a mysterious treasure we small children could only surmise to be of such mysterious worth as to stand wriggling at the edge as we tug desperately at our mother’s hands to get the jump on everyone else and snag the great prizes that await inside. Click here to continue reading.

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Pistol Packin’ Mama

Rev. Larry Grubb

You know as well as I do that excuses can really be amusing bits of verbiage — especially excuses for “why I couldn’t get to church, preacher.” I imagine we all could share ones we have either used or heard . . . or both. I won’t mention them — you know them.

Well, this story is true. It does not come from a homebound member, just one who is recently retired. If she is not in the 9:30 am service every Sunday, well, there is a very good reason.

This lady has a dozen or so dogs, among various other animals on her country property. She has an electric gate that is kept closed to keep the dogs in. Click here to continue reading.

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Saving Grace: Seven Facets of Salvation

Lent is a time of preparing ourselves for the coming of Easter. For the past few years, First United Methodist Church has focused on a particular theme intended to help our congregation center on a particular avenue for reflection and self-examination. This year’s theme is “Saving Grace,” a seven-week exploration of some of the many facets that compose our understanding of the concept of salvation. It is a fundamental component in the Christian faith, yet many have a limited way of understanding and experiencing it.

Each week, we will explore one facet of a way of understanding and experiencing salvation. We will do this in sermons, blog posts, prayer stations, lessons, and a weekly online devotional guide. The facets on which we will focus are: Salvation is 1) this-worldly, 2) being set free, 3) a banquet, 4) returning home, 5) light in the darkness, 6) being saved from sin, and 7) life. The series will conclude on Easter Sunday.

Holy Week 2016

Lisa HelmGet the Whole Story

Lisa Helm

A man is like a novel: until the very last page you don’t know how it will end. Otherwise it wouldn’t be worth reading.”

Yevgeny Zamyatin

Would you skip reading a book and just read the last page? When you buy tickets to a concert or a play, do you just show up for the end? Would you just go to the last fifteen minutes of a movie? If your answer is no, then I have to ask “Why would you just go to church on Easter Sunday instead of experiencing all of Holy Week?”

Read Lisa’s blog to find out how you can get the whole story! 

Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, March 24
7:00 pm | Sanctuary | Rev. Linda McDermott

This service of worship will move us through remembering the evening on which Jesus gathered with his disciples for their final meal together. We will begin with a beautiful service of worship in the Sanctuary, proceed to a beautiful and moving experiential service of Holy Communion in Wesley Hall, and conclude with an inspirational gathering in the Garden. Special music featuring soprano Rainelle Krause will complement this meaningful service.

Children’s Maundy Thursday Dinner & Service

Thursday, March 24
“What Does Maundy Mean?”
5:30 pm | Dinner | Room 350
6:15 pm | Worship | Leonard Memorial Chapel

In this unique Maundy Thursday service for children, kids will experience a foot-washing ritual, receive Communion, and hear the Bible story as they walk with Jesus on his final night. Donations for dinner are accepted but not required.

Good Friday Services

Friday, March 25
Noon | Chapel | Rev. Linda McDermott
7:00 pm | Sanctuary | A meditative service of word and music

At noon, the Chapel sets the tone for this beautiful and meditative time of worship. Hymns, prayers, and a brief meditation will guide us through experiencing this deeply moving day in the Christian year.

At 7:00 pm, renew your spirit as you prepare for the glory of Easter through this beautiful and moving Good Friday service in the Sanctuary. The elite Adoramus Choral Ensemble will present “Mary Speaks,” a service of Lenten Lessons and Choral Music including choral repertoire from jazz, spiritual, late romantic, and contemporary genres, featuring works by Binek, Dubois, Gawthrop, Lauridsen, Martin, and Nix under the direction of Robert Stovall.

Children’s Good Friday Dinner & Service

Friday, March 25
“Why Do We Call It Good?”
5:30 pm | Dinner | Justin Building, Asbury Room
6:15 pm | Worship | Wesley Hall

In this very thoughtful Good Friday children’s service, we encourage families to experience together one of the most important, yet challenging, stories of our faith. Offering this story in child-appropriate ways, through scripture and shadow theatre, this service presents the story of Jesus’ final day. Children will receive prayer cords, and families will sing and pray together in this powerful yet peaceful evening service. Donations for dinner are accepted but not required. 

Labyrinth: It’s Prayer in Motion

Friday, March 25
3:00 – 7:00 pm | Justin Building Gym

The Labyrinth is an ancient practice offering Christians a deep sense of the calming presence of God and an awareness of God’s grace. Information and guidance is offered to help you in this experience, if desired.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 26
10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Lyle Lodge
7179 Peden Road | Azle, Texas 76020

Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, a butterfly release — and more! Complimentary sliders and tacos will be available from the Easy Slider and Salsa Limón Food Trucks. For more information click here, or contact Elizabeth Marshall (emarshall@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5096. In case of inclement weather, please check our website.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, March 27
“Salvation is Life”
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

On this glorious Sunday morning Dr. Bruster will culminate his “Saving Grace” sermon series with a perhaps different twist on our understanding of eternal life that begins now and extends beyond death. Just as Jesus breathed life into his disciples following resurrection, on this Easter Sunday we will be invited to experience new life breathed into us. Resurrection is about salvation right now, your present grand possibility of new life.

This will be an exuberant worship experience with special choral and instrumental presentations by Fifth Street Brass, organ, and Choral Union including “O Clap Your Hands” composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Glory” composed by Rimsky-Korsakov and arranged by Terry Price, and “Hallelujah Chorus” composed by G.F. Handel.

Click here for a complete list of Lenten opportunities
Click here to download a printable version of the Lent Weekly

Lent16_Acts of Grace_HSRandom Acts of Grace

This season of Lent, we invite you to participate in a project we’re calling “Random Acts of Grace,” sponsored by FUMCFW Compassion & Justice Ministries. Here’s how it works: Each day of Lent (February 10 – March 26), we will post a Random Act of Grace on Facebook and Twitter. (Be sure to “like” our page and “follow” us on Twitter so you’ll get these posts daily!) Our challenge to you (and please share with your friends!) is to look around and see if you can find an example of someone doing a Random Act of Grace, anywhere in the world. You may want to do some of these acts yourself, or you may be content to merely notice them in the world around us. Once you have located an example, either take a picture or short video with your phone, find an image that portrays it online, or simply describe it in your own words. All examples count! Post your examples to our Facebook or Twitter, or email them to us at communications@myfumc.org.

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A Good Friday for Good Music

What does Good Friday mean to you? Historically, this important day in the Christian year has many names and meanings throughout the world. On Good Friday at FUMCFW, we will continue our preparations for the glory of Easter through a meditative service of word and music.

The elite Adoramus Choral Ensemble will present “Mary Speaks,” a service of Lenten lessons and choral music, under the direction of Robert Stovall, Director of Music & Worship Arts. The concert will include choral repertoire from jazz, spiritual, late romantic, and contemporary genres, featuring works by Binek, Dubois, Gawthrop, Lauridsen, Martin, and Nix.

Justin Binek, FUMCFW Choral Union Section Leader/Soloist and Cornerstone Youth Choir Accompanist, wrote a jazz-inspired “Agnus Dei” that will be performed by Adoramus Choral Ensemble. According to Justin, the text of this piece speaks to what Christ did to make this a remarkably Good Friday, and he hopes we will all walk away from the service thinking about exactly what that means.

This is sure to be a Good Friday for good music. Join us on March 25 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary as we embrace the meaning of this special day together. Click here to learn more.

Version 3Good Friday Labyrinth: It’s Prayer in Motion 

“I love walking meditation and the pattern of the labyrinth, as well as all the history and tradition behind it. I find a greater peace and focus as I walk. This can be a very special blessing at this time of year, when we want to ‘keep our mind stayed on love,’ but often find it crowded out by so many other seasonal concerns.” 

— FUMCFW Member Sharon West

If you’ve never experienced the labyrinth before, this is your
 next opportunity to discover for yourself the peace and clarity this time-honored practice of Christian contemplative prayer can bring. Guidance and information will be available to help you get started.

The labyrinth is a special prayer path the church has used for many centuries (ours is based on the one built in the 1200s at Chartres Cathedral in France). The practice of walking the labyrinth is designed to help deepen your awareness of God’s presence and guidance.

It is a time-honored and powerful way to slow down and prayerfully listen to heart and soul — and a practice being rediscovered in our fast-paced culture as a healing and life-giving prayer ritual. We invite you to join this re-emerging practice as a way to quiet your mind and soul, and to prayerfully listen for God’s guiding presence — and new life being born in you.

Experience the labyrinth for yourself this Good Friday, March 25, from 3:00 – 7:00 pm in the Justin Building Gym. Click here to learn more.

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Baptism 101

Sunday, April 3
Offered the first Sunday of every month
11:00 am | Room 230 | Led by Rev. Linda McDermott | Registration required

Baptism 101 must be attended by first-time parents and/or parents whose older children were not baptized in a United Methodist Church. At the class, a pastor will discuss the history, theology, meaning, and responsibility of baptism. We will also go over logistics and steps to scheduling. Not to mention it’s a great chance to meet other young families. It is offered the first Sunday of every month at 11:00 am in Room 230. While the nursery is available during class time, babies and children are more than welcome to join! There is no cost to join the class; however, we do ask that you register online, or by contacting Gayle Ammerman (gammerman@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5091, so that we can prepare accordingly.

FUMCFW Church PhotoApril Church Tour

Sunday, April 3
Immediately after 11:00 am worship | Meet at front of Sanctuary

Want to find a Sunday School class, learn about our Library, Television Ministry, Children’s Ministries, and more? Join our tour of the building on Sunday, April 3. Meet Dianne Fisher at the front of the Sanctuary immediately following the 11:00 am worship service.

General Conference Delegation_HS1General Conference Delegation Listening Post

Join us for these unique opportunities for United Methodists in our region to come together to share their ideas, opinions, thoughts, hopes, and dreams with some of the members of the Central Texas Annual Conference delegation.

Thursday, April 7
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Wesley Hall | FUMC Fort Worth

Monday, April 25
7:00 – 8:30 pm | FUMC Temple

Thursday, April 28
7:00 – 8:30 pm | FUMC Stephenville

Following a brief introduction to our 2016 General Conference and some of the primary legislation and issues to be addressed, the delegation panel will listen and take notes as people express what they would like to say to the Central Texas Conference delegation. “As we go to General Conference, we want to know that people have had a chance to communicate with us,” says Dr. Tim Bruster, FUMCFW Senior Pastor and leader of the Central Texas Conference 2016 General Conference Delegation. If you would like to communicate directly with the delegation via email, please click here or email delegation2016@ctcumc.org.

Not able to attend in person? Join us via live stream for the April 7 meeting or look for the General Conference Listening Post upload to our YouTube channel following the event.
Click here to view cultivated and created content from the Central Texas Conference Delegation about the 2016 General Conference.

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March 30 – May 25
Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Room 231
Led by Rev. Lance Marshall

This offering is an open Bible study, with no purchase or registration necessary. The current focus of study is the Gospel of Matthew, with occasional detours into other texts and topic of discussion. It is offered to those who have never opened the Bible in their lives, to those who study on a regular basis.

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April 1 – 3
6:30 pm Friday – 10:30 am Sunday
Tyler State Park

Our FUMCFW Outdoor Ministries have had an outstanding response over the past several years as members and guests of all ages (a real intergenerational experience) have enjoyed retreating to various state parks for spiritual renewal, outdoor activities (nature hikes, biking, fishing, exploring park offerings, bird-watching, reading a good book in peaceful surroundings, and other possibilities), Dutch oven meals and cooking, campfires with s’mores, and meaningful outdoor worship together. Our retreats offer cabins, shelters with amenities, basic shelters, RVs, and tent sites. You will experience wonderful fellowship and a retreat that will truly renew your spirit as you take a break from your busy, urban life to experience God’s beautiful creation in a new way. For more information, contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065.

UMW Apr16_webUnited Methodist Women Annual Fundraiser:
Journey Through Faith

Tuesday, April 5
Auction & Dinner
6:00 pm | Ridglea Country Club
Chet Garner of the PBS series, “The Day Tripper”

Wednesday, April 6
Raffle & Luncheon
10:30 am | Ridglea Country Club
Donna VanLiere, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets online!

For complimentary child care, please contact Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) by Sunday, March 20.

Women's Wednesday Morning Study Group_HSWomen’s Wednesday Morning Study Group

April 13 – May 25
Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
“Belief” Documentary Series

The class will watch “Belief,” a seven-part documentary exploring humankind’s ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves. “Belief” invites viewers to witness some of the world’s most fascinating religious and spiritual journeys through the eyes of believers. Traveling to the far reaches of the world, and to places cameras have rarely been, these stories will all lead us to ask, “What do you believe?”

Visit the Adult Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.


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Saturday, March 26
10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Lyle Lodge
7179 Peden Road | Azle, Texas 76020

Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, a butterfly release — and more! Complimentary sliders and tacos will be available from the Easy Slider and Salsa Limón Food Trucks. For more information click here, or contact Elizabeth Marshall (emarshall@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5096. In case of inclement weather, please check our website.

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Friday, April 1
6:30 – 11:00 pm | 3 mo. – 12 yrs.
$30 for first child | $40 for 2 | $45 for 3+ | $20 no show-fee
Reservations due 3.30

Batter up! We are celebrating Baseball Season! Wear you favorite team’s uniform (optional) and join us for some Home Run Fun with games, snacks, crafts, and a movie. Space is limited, so make reservations early to Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-4414.

*Remember if you volunteer for the Children’s Ministry or in the Nursery on Sunday morning, you will earn a free Parent’s Night Out (must have completed the Ministry Safe program). Contact Paula Wagstaff for more info.

Mission Day Camp_LogoMission Day Camp

June 13 – 17
Lyle Lodge | Children entering grades 3 – 6
$125 per child before May 30, $160 after

Click here to learn more and register!

Click here to sign up to be a youth volunteer!

VBS16 LogoVacation Bible School

July 11 – 15
9:00 am – noon | Meet in Wesley Hall
Children 3 years old through 6th grade

$15 per child before 6.7 or $30 after
Registration closes at midnight on 7.5
Click here to learn more and register!

VBS Celebration Sunday

Sunday, July 17

11:00 am | Sanctuary

Visit the Children’s Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.

Visit the FUMC Day School page for more information on programs and activities.

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During the month of March, please bring regular-sized hygiene items to:
First Street Methodist Mission | Monday – Thursday | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
OR in the donation bins at the West, East, & Garden entrances | Sunday mornings

For more information, contact Linda Murphy (lmurphy@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-2404.

Visit the Compassion & Justice Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.


Visit the Music Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.


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Good Neighbors Scholarship
FUMCFW Baker and Beaver Scholarships
Applications due April 17

It’s time to apply for 2016 FUMCFW Senior Scholarships! All applications and materials are due April 17. Click on the links above to download guidelines and applications for the Good Neighbors Scholarship and the FUMCFW Baker and Beaver Scholarships. For more information, contact Brenda Kegans (bkegans@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3888.

Sixth Grade Confirmation_HSConfirmation Retreat

April 8 – 10
6:00 pm Friday – noon Sunday
Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center | $80
Click here to register!

The end-of-year confirmation retreat is a special time to connect more deeply with God and with the friends we have made over the year. The activities include all of the final preparations for the Confirmation Worship Service, including: writing our class Affirmation of Faith, doing a special project that will be used during our Confirmation service, working together on some team-building challenges, and more! We’ll also have the chance to spend some special time with our Senior Pastor, Dr. Bruster, and ask him our questions about God, faith, and church. We will provide a packing list, itinerary, and more details via email. Please be on the lookout! For more information, contact Brenda Kegans (bkegans@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3888.

Service of Confirmation

Sunday, April 17
11:00 am – noon | Sanctuary

Family Lunch

Sunday, April 17
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Justin Youth Building | $10

Click here to register for the service and lunch!

After a year of faithfulness and learning and growing together, the time has come! At the Confirmation Worship Service, the kids who have not previously been baptized will receive their baptism. All of the kids will be confirmed in faith and received into full membership of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth! This is a very special day for the kids as well as their families.

After the Confirmation Worship Service, we’ll take pictures in the Garden and then make our way to the Justin Building where we’ll have an end-of-year celebration lunch. Families are welcome. We will enjoy a meal, celebrate the year behind us, and look toward the years ahead. The kids will also receive their Confirmation gift from the church. We will provide more details via email. For more information, contact Brenda Kegans (bkegans@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3888.

KansasCity_22016 Summer Mission Trip

June 19 – 24
Kansas City, MO | $225 for students | $75 for adults
Grades 7 – 12  (In the 2015 – 2016 School Year)
Click here to register!

We’ll be going up to Kansas City this summer from June 19 – 24 for our youth mission trip, which is open to all youth grades 7 – 12. We’ll be spending the week working in the city, worshipping together, and having fun. Youth have to be able to be there the entire week. Questions? Contact Brenda Kegans (bkegans@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3888.

CampPromoCamp Barnabas

July 23 –29
Purdy, MO | $250 per person | Space is limited
Grades 9 – 12  (In the 2015 – 2016 School Year)

FUMCFW Youth are headed back to Camp Barnabas this summer for a week of swimming, camping, and playing with amazing campers dealing with mental disabilities. This is an incredible week of life-changing experiences sure to change perspectives, redefine disability, and spread God’s love in an unforgettable way! Contact Martin Leathers (mleathers@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3882 with your teenager’s name to sign up.

“We want to show our volunteers what it looks like to serve others the way Christ calls us to serve, to look past physical appearances and instead, look at the heart.”

— from the Camp Barnabas Mission Statement

Visit the Youth Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.

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Children’s Ministries in Honor of:
Mark Burrows by Dr. & Mrs. Richard Vigness

Disciple Breakfast in Honor of:
James Donald Orr by Kay Watkins

Music Ministries in Honor of:
Peggy Graff by Dr. & Mrs. Richard Vigness


First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Hubert Joyner Jr. by Helen & Phil Carter
Hubert Joyner Jr. by Lynn & Nat O’Day
Hubert Joyner Jr. by Mark Miller
Hubert Joyner Jr. by Sandra & Michael Kingston
Hubert Joyner Jr. by Vickie & Wayne Simpson

General Fund in Memory of:
Tex Rankin Jr. by Angela & Eric Lewis
Tex Rankin Jr. by Patricia Reinstein


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