FUMCFW Weekly News 3.4.16

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New Sunday Morning Offerings
Dr. Tim Bruster — Salvation is Returning Home

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Holy Week 2016
Wednesday Nights at First Church
Additional Lent Studies
Random Acts of Grace

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General Conference Luncheon & Dialogue Gathering
Inside First Street Methodist Mission
Lent is Not Just for Grown-Ups at FUMCFW

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UMCOR Early Response Training
Final Registration for 2016 Costa Rica Mission Trip
Roots of Change
United Methodist Women Annual Fundraiser: Journey Through Faith 


Confirmation Retreat
Easter Egg Hunt
Mission Day Camp
Vacation Bible School

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March Mission Sundays: Regular-Sized Hygiene Items


TCU Concert Chorale Performance


Youth Guys & Girls Weekend
2016 Summer Mission Trip

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

Children First | 9:45 am | Sanctuary | Mister Mark Burrows
Theme: “I’m Sorry”

DiscipleChurch | 7:20 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Chapel | Charme Robarts
9:30 am | Discussion Groups

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

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!

New Sunday Morning Offerings

The Gathering | 9:30 am | Room 350 | Led by 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 Returning Home

Dr. Tim Bruster

Jeremiah 23:7-8 & Luke 15:11-32

This week marks the fourth Sunday in Lent in which we will look together at another facet of salvation: “Salvation is Returning Home.” In the Hebrew scriptures, the Exodus story of being set free from slavery in Egypt is repeated over and over again: “I am the Lord your God who brought you up out of slavery in the land of Egypt.” In our reading this Sunday from Jeremiah, however, the prophet turns from the remembrance of the Exodus to the promise of returning home from Babylon, where they have been in exile from their home. Jeremiah says, “The time is coming, declares the Lord, when no one will say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the Israelites from the land of Egypt.’ Instead, they will say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the descendants of the people of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where he has banished them so that they can live in their own land.’” (Jeremiah 23:7-8). Notice that the salvation theme has changed from looking back at Exodus and looking forward to returning home from exile.

Turning to the New Testament, Jesus tells The Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32 — a parable about exile and return. In this instance, the younger of two sons has exiled himself and feels unworthy to be welcomed back home as anything but the lowest of hired servants. But, when he returns, hoping he might be able to be treated like a hired hand, he finds a loving father who runs to meet him and even throws a big, completely undeserved celebration to welcome him home.

Looking at salvation as “returning home” helps us see salvation as reconciliation with God and with others. The idea of “returning home” means having a place we can return to. For the Jews this was, of course, Jerusalem and the Holy Land. For them, Jerusalem was more than just a place; they believed that God dwelled there, so for them returning to Jerusalem meant returning to closeness with God. The story of the Prodigal Son perhaps should really be called The Parable of the Loving Father, because it is the love and grace of the Father that takes center stage. Jesus makes it clear in this parable that God always receives us with open, loving arms — even when we have exiled ourselves to “a far country.”

I look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday as we continue to explore our Lenten theme of “Saving Grace” together and consider the ways in which Salvation is Returning Home.

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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staff_Roger Partridge_150Faith in Action: Sharing With Others

Roger Partridge

Last week I had the opportunity to tour the new Women and Children’s Interim Housing building at the Presbyterian Night Shelter (PNS). Toby Owen, the CEO, and I had recently reconnected at a community breakfast and he invited me to see the new building. FUMCFW made a commitment to the capital campaign to help construct the new building. Our church commitment is paid with second-mile gifts; no money from our operating budget is used for this commitment. This project was included in our Christmas Offering and in this year’s Easter Offering.

The new building will be open soon, and I’m sure you will hear more about it in news stories about Fort Worth as this is a big improvement of how we care for women and children who are homeless in our community. Click here to continue reading.

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Lisa HelmLet this be the Week!

Lisa Helm

Kudos to the Elizabeth UMW Circle who will be hosting our weekly Connections in Wesley Hall between services this Sunday. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to stop by for a treat, a cup of coffee, upbeat music, and connecting with one another between services, I hope you’ll make this week your time to start!

We’ve been so fortunate to have unseasonably mild winter weather for the launch of this time of connecting — which gives us a wonderful opportunity to throw open the doors to the Garden, listen to our Revolution Band, and celebrate this new chance to spend a little time catching up with our extended church family. Click here to continue reading.

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Staff_Burrows, MarkChildren First is THIS Sunday

Mark Burrows

Hello Families.

We had a great first month of Academy!

And Children First is coming up THIS Sunday.

Our theme is about learning the importance of saying, “I’m Sorry.”

Have a wonderful week!


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Run, Run, Run as Fast as You Can!

Rev. Tom McDermott

Do you remember the story of the Gingerbread Man? I read it to my 3-year-old granddaughter, Molly, just the other day.

“Run, run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me. I’m the Gingerbread Man!”

OK, so I’d had a busy, stressful day. Nothing unusual, I suppose. I’m hearing from a lot of folks who are having a lot of the same kind of stressful days right now. Click here to continue reading.

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Len Delony1Finding Our Way Home by Building Sanctuaries in Time

Dr. Len Delony

In recent weeks many leaders in our church have had important consultations with architects to explore possibilities for significant changes and expansion to our campus. We are so grateful to the people who have helped lead the way in this journey of discernment. There are so many things to consider about what is needed, and what is fitting in this rapidly changing time. Our historic church has deep roots in the community (this October will mark the 87th year since people of faith broke ground to build our landmark church). Over the years, our church has become a key leader in Fort Worth, and throughout the United Methodist Church. 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.

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Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 20
“Salvation is Being Saved from Sin”
9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

Our understanding of sin so often limits our experience of grace. What is the relationship between our understanding of salvation and our calling to (in the words of John Wesley) “go on to perfection in this life”? This service will include music from our children’s choir and Cornerstone Youth Choir.

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

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 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 Gawthrop, Lauridsen, Nix, Pieper, and Dubois under the direction of Robert Stovall.

Children’s Good Friday Dinner & Service

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

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 accepted but not required. 

Easter Egg Hunt

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

Enjoy pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, butterfly release — and more! Complimentary sliders and tacos available from the Easy Slider and Taco Food Trucks. For more information click here, or contact Elizabeth Marshall (emarshall@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5086. 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 and Choral Union including “O Clap Your Hands” composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Rene Clausen’s “At the Name of Jesus,” and “Glory” composed by Rimsky-Korsakov and arranged by Terry Price.

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

Wednesday Nights at First Church

February 17 | February 24 | March 2 | March 9

A Time of Reflection and Communion

5:00 – 6:00 pm | Come and go | Leonard Memorial Chapel

Community Meal

5:45 – 6:30 pm | Wesley Hall | $5 per person at the door

Pastor’s Study

6:30 – 7:30 pm | Room 350 | Led by Dr. Tim Bruster

Additional Lent Studies

Click here to learn more and register online
or register in the Main Office: Weekdays | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm OR Sundays | Between services

Men’s In-Depth Bible Study

Tuesdays | 7:00 – 8:00 am | Room 154
Led by Fred Cantu and other leaders
“Mere Christianity: History, Meaning, and Relevance” by C.S. Lewis

Women’s Bible Study

February 10 – March 23
Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154
Led by Rev. Phyllis McDougal Barren
Book available for $7 in the Main Office | Registration required
“The Gift of New Creation” by Thomas Ehrich

Tapestry Women’s Class Lent Study

February 14 – March 20
Sundays | 9:30 am | Room 313
Book available for $13 in the Main Office
“24 Hours That Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton

Quest Class Lent Study

February 14 – March 20
Sundays | 11:00 am | Room 333
“John: The Gospel of Light and Life” by Adam Hamilton

Thursday Theologians Study & Discussion Group

March 3 – April 14
Thursdays | 9:15 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Linda McDermott | Registration required
“The Once and Future Bible: An Introduction to the Bible for Religious Progressives” by Gregory C. Jenks

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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General Conference_Darcy_HSGeneral Conference Luncheon & Dialogue Gathering

Sunday, March 6
Noon | Room 350
$5 for box lunch
Led by Darcy Deupree

As a follow-up to the churchwide General Conference presentations, including a time for questions, our General Conference Task Force offers two special “Luncheon and Dialogue Gatherings.” If you missed the first gathering on February 21 or would like to learn more, join us for the second gathering on Sunday, March 6, at noon in Room 350. This gathering will be led by Darcy Deupree, member of the delegation, and task force members. There will be a $5 charge for the box lunch at the door. Please join us for this important session to learn more about our General Conference. For more information, contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065.

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“I see the Mission as this church’s feet on the ground in day-to-day outreach, and as God’s hands in the community.”

— Linda Murphy, Director of First Street Methodist Mission

As part of their commitment to discipleship, First Church’s volunteers cover a lot of ground to help 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.

In 2015 alone, Mission volunteers put in more than 12,000 hours of volunteer time to help countless clients in a variety of ways — from grocery and homeless services to financial assistance and much more. Even though there’s only one Mission, its programs and volunteers help thousands of people in our community every year. And when you put it all together, it adds up to services people can count on in many times of need.

To help show our guests and volunteers our continued commitment, the Mission has been remodeled with fresh paint and new carpet. Now that the renovations are complete, we also want to take this time to update you on what goes on inside its walls. Did you know the Mission’s roots trace back more than 60 years? Or that it has a laundry list of services it provides through its programs, including laundry itself? (Volunteers do 10 loads each week to be exact.) On the third Tuesday of every month, the Mission has volunteer orientation for anyone who would like to get the basics and find out ways to help.

In the meantime, click here to learn some history (and math) behind the First Street Methodist Mission. For more information, contact Linda Murphy (lmurphy@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-2404.

Lent is Not Just for Grown-Ups at FUMCFW

“Kids need more, and want more, than rainbows and butterflies . . . We want to nurture a faith that is real and will last their entire lives.”

— Mark Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

Children love rainbows and butterflies. (Don’t we all?) On top of being pretty, they are even more special because you don’t get to see them every day. Children are also curious by nature. Hence their never-ending question: “Why?” Even more than seeing they exist, children want to know why, and the answer fascinates them. (Chances are they will throw yet another “why” or two in there for good measure.) Just as a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, or sun and rain combine to create a rainbow, the children of FUMCFW are growing — in size, faith, and more.

The first year we had an Ash Wednesday service for children was in 2011. Mark Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries (a.k.a. Mister Mark), was front and center with one adult helper, Debbie Shrauner, and six kids in the Children’s Wing Atrium. Two years later, a larger group prompted a move to the children’s art room. In 2014, our Children’s Ash Wednesday service in the Chapel had a solid turnout. This year we switched to an earlier start time, provided a meal beforehand, and now we have outgrown the Chapel and moved to Wesley Hall with around 150 people in attendance.

Lent is a time to focus on ourselves and our relationship with God — to prepare ourselves for the coming of Easter — and it’s not just for grown-ups. As Mister Mark says, kids want more than rainbows and butterflies. Our Children’s Ash Wednesday Service tackles the question: “Why Do We Get Ashes On Our Heads?” This is something kids are likely to have wondered (and maybe even some parents as well). Services like this will help the children of FUMCFW spread their wings and reach new heights over the rainbow of their faith.

Click here to read what some of the parents had to say about the Children’s Ash Wednesday Dinner & Service.

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UMCOR16_HSUMCOR Early Response Training

Saturday, March 5
9:00 am – 5:00 pm | FUMC Hurst
521 W. Pipeline Road, Hurst, TX 76053
Led by Richard Clester and George Murphy
$30 (includes lunch) | Register by 2.28

Would you like to “go out to be God’s people in the world” by serving and helping others within our local communities, conference, and beyond? Attend this special UMCOR Early Response Training event to receive training on being a Disaster Response Team member. Contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 to register by Sunday, February 28.

Costa Rica_HSFinal Registration for 2016 Costa Rica Mission Trip

Sunday, March 13
10:30 – 11:00 am | Room 330

Please join us to learn more about the 2016 Costa Rica Mission Trip (July 1 – 11). This will be your final opportunity to receive information and sign up with our group. You will have an amazing experience serving others as we work and worship together, lead the Vacation Bible School sessions with the children, view the spectacular rainforests, and build meaningful new relationships with others. For more information, contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065.

Roots of Change_new_HSRoots of Change

March 13 – May 22 (No class Easter Sunday)
Sundays | 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Foundation Building, Room 274 | Potluck Lunch
Led by Mike Phillips | Registration required

Gandhi once said, “We must be the change we want to see in the world.” In a culture growing less civil and more violent, change often feels impossible. But there are some things we can learn about ourselves, our faith, and our relationships that can radically empower us to deal with the issues facing our world. Roots of Change is a two-hour weekly gathering lasting 10 weeks, designed to expose how patterns in our emotions impact how we work, think, pray, and love. It is a life-changing journey into deep community that offers the opportunity to strengthen relationships and discover new insights into our lives. There is no charge, but donations are accepted to continue this ministry. Child care is available upon request.

The class will be facilitated by Mike Phillips. Mike is a member of FUMCFW who has participated in multiple Roots of Change groups. He is in the process of changing his career to the field of Restorative Practices, largely as a result of his Roots experience.

For more information or to register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.

UMW Apr16_HSUnited 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
Guest speaker Donna VanLiere, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets online!

Tickets also on sale in the Welcome Center each Sunday, February 21 – March 20. For complimentary childcare, please contact Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) by Sunday, March 20.

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, petting zoo, face painting, butterfly release — and more! Complimentary sliders and tacos available from the Easy Slider and Taco Food Trucks. For more information click here, or contact Elizabeth Marshall (emarshall@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5086. In case of inclement weather, please check our website.

Mission Day Camp_LogoMission Day Camp

June 13 – 17, 2016
Lyle Lodge | Children entering grades 3 – 6
$125 per child before May 30, $160 after

Click here to register!

Click here to sign up to be a youth volunteer!

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

$15 per child before 6.7, $30 after
Registration closes 7.5 at midnight
Click here to 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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Mar15 Mission Sunday_HS1March Mission Sundays: Regular-Sized Hygiene Items

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.


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Sunday, March 20
2:30 pm | Sanctuary

Concert Chorale is an auditioned mixed ensemble of 50 – 60 singers whose mission is to represent Texas Christian University with the finest of choral singing. The ensemble’s extensive repertoire includes choral/orchestral and chamber masterworks, as well as a cappella and keyboard accompanied literature from all stylistic eras. On Sunday, March 20, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Aspaas, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at TCU, Concert Chorale will perform choral literature of Lent and Passion themes at 2:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Janet Pummill, pianist/accompanist of the TCU Concert Chorale and former organist at FUMCFW, will accompany the ensemble on the Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ as they sing “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten and other works. Please join us for this spectacular performance by Fort Worth’s own TCU Concert Chorale!

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


Sixth Grade Confirmation_HSConfirmation Retreat

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

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. Casey will provide a packing list, itinerary, and more details via email. Please be on the lookout! For more information, contact Rev. Casey Orr (corr@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5067.

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Youth Guys & Girls Weekend

Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3
Justin Building & Purtis Creek State Park
Friday | 6:00 pm | Guys meet at Justin Building
Saturday | 10:00 am | Girls meet at Justin Building
$30 | Register by 3.13

Come and join us for our Guys & Girls Weekend. The guys will be camping at Purtis Creek State Park, and the girls will be having a girls’ day playing in downtown Fort Worth and a sleepover in the Justin. It will be a fantastic weekend for rest, devotion/prayer, and lots of fun with friends! Both groups will be back and ready in time for Sunday School on Sunday, April 3, and can be picked up afterward. Don’t miss out!

Click here to register!

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)

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.

Click here to register now!

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

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First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Bebe by Salam Al-Hafidh, M.D.
Murl Ray Richarson by Martha Slover
Patrick Sumner by Mary Weathers

General Fund in Memory of:
William Hollister by Sandra & Robert Engler Jr.

Mission and Outreach Endowment in Memory of:
Wanda Martin by Cummings Consulting


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