FUMCFW Weekly 4.13.17

By April 13, 2017News

The church offices will be closed on Monday, April 17.Easter17_MC

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

DiscipleChurch | 7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Dr. Bill Longsworth
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

Worship Bulletins

Chapel Communion | 10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
Special music by Dace Sultanov

Connections | 10:30 – 11:00 am & noon – 12:30 pm | Garden & Wesley Hall
Join us at Connections between services.

More Ways to Worship

Live Stream | Join us live online on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am for The Gathering, 9:45 am for Children First (first Sunday of each month), 11:00 am for Traditional, and 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.

Sunday School Teachers & Topics


The Gift of Easter

Dr. Tim Bruster

Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20 

“ . . . and it was night.”

As the season of Lent winds into its final days, I reflect back on the time we’ve spent in the Dark Wood with our Lenten studies of Eric Elnes’ book, “Gifts of the Dark Wood.” We’ve traveled this landscape in search and consideration of The Gift of UncertaintyThe Gift of EmptinessThe Gift of Feeling LostThe Gift of TemptationThe Gift of Being Awe-struck, and The Gift of Community.

The Dark Wood, of course, is an experience everyone has at one time or another — we all spend some time there during the course of our lives. And now we understand that when we know where to look, there are gifts to be found in these dark times. Read more.

Robert Stovall gives a quick preview of the music offering for this Sunday.


CONNECT Magazine Volume 1_SQ2017 CONNECT Magazine | Issue 1

Our first 2017 issue of CONNECT Magazine is here! It’s your source for what’s happening at FUMCFW — and how it all fits in to our Healthy Plate Discipleship. Pick up your copy at the church starting this week. 

Children Worship75They’re coming back . . . and they’re coming to stay!

As you may have heard by now, the wait is over. Mister Mark Burrows and his Children’s Ministries team have united with our FUMCFW Sanctuary Worship team to bring the children back into our 11:00 am traditional worship service each Sunday morning. Read more.



4.14.17 Weekly New Members


4.14.17 Weekly Baptism3


Paul Driskell



Easter Offering in Memory of:
Clint Sherwood by Kay Watkins
Richard Kirkpatrick by Kay Watkins

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Loretta Crittenden by Mrs. J.W. Renfro
R.L. Dowdell by Mrs. J.W. Renfro

Methodist Justice Ministry in Memory of:
Carol Row by Debbie & Gary Griffith


Nancy Fisher75“Going the Extra Mile” Easter Offering

Nancy Fisher

I love the way that FUMCFW includes our youngest members in our Holy Week activities. The Family Maundy Thursday and the Family Good Friday meals and services are beautiful, thoughtful ways of sharing with our children the last days of Jesus. Read more.

mark75They Don’t Call It “Holy Week” for Nothing

Mark Burrows

Hi Families,

This is a BIG week in the life of our church. April 13 — Family Maundy Thursday Service (dinner at 5:30 pm in Room 350, Communion service from 6:15 – 7:00 pm in the Chapel) Why you should make the effort to come as a family: Read more.

Lance Marshall752Palm Sunday Takeaway

Rev. Lance Marshall

Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week, the most sacred portion of the Christian calendar and the culmination of Jesus’ earthly life and ministry. Before this scene, Jesus taught and worked outside the main metropolis of Jerusalem. He enters Jerusalem now at the height of his “fame” and reputation as a Jewish leader, which strongly influences the reception he receives. Read more.

Nancy-Froman75Youth Volunteers at the Mission

Rev. Nancy Froman

Sunday night a week ago, our own FUMCFW Youth Group came over to First Street Methodist Mission for a mission project. Andrew and Kat are great in wanting our teenage students to be familiar with the Mission and have the chance to contribute to the teamwork that it takes to keep all of our ministries going. Read more.

Andrew75Seeing God’s Story in All Stories

Andrew Mochrie

Imagine a teenager who has the ability and desire to seek God’s story in all aspects of life. They find God in the music they listen to, even when it isn’t “Christian” music. They find God in their reading assignments from school. They find God in the movie they just saw on Netflix. Read more.


April Mission Sundays

During the month of April, please bring insect repellent and sunscreen 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

Communications Volunteer Opportunities

Print Production Volunteer
On-Call Delivery Volunteer
Event Photographers

4.13 Family Maundy Thursday Dinner & Service

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

4.13 Maundy Thursday Service

7:00 pm | Sanctuary | Rev. Linda McDermott
“The Gift of Disappearing”

4.14 Good Friday Services

Noon | Chapel | Rev. Lance Marshall
7:00 pm | Sanctuary | A meditative service of word and music

4.14 Family Good Friday Dinner & Service

5:30 pm | Dinner | Room 350
6:15 pm | Worship | Wesley Hall | Mister Mark Burrows

4.14 Adoramus Good Friday Concert

7:00 pm | Sanctuary

4.15 Easter Egg Hunt

10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Lyle Lodge
7179 Peden Road | Azle, TX 76020

4.16 Easter Sunday Traditional Worship

8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
“Where Do We Go From Here?”

4.17 Church Offices Closed

4.19 – 5.17 Wednesday Morning Study: “Ancient Rage”

9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Book available for $12

4.19 – 12.20 Pastor’s Bible Study

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

4.22 The Message Marathon 5K, 10K, Half-marathon

6:30 – 9:30 am | Fort Worth Stockyards
Registration required

4.22 The Message Marathon Water Station Volunteers

7:00 – 9:00 am | Fort Worth Stockyards
Registration required

4.22 Blessing the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

5:00 – 7:30 pm | Ronald McDonald House
1001 8th Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104

4.23 Center for Transforming Lives Open House

Noon | The Center for Transforming Lives
512 W. 4th St. | Fort Worth, TX 76102

4.30 Outdoor Retreat Ministries 5th Street Celebration & Cookout

9:00 am – 1:00 pm | 5th Street

4.30 The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Lyle Lodge
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
$75 per couple (includes lunch and workbook)
Registration required by April 24

5.1 Spectrum Chamber Music Series Concert

7:00 – 9:00 pm | Chapel

5.2 United Methodist Women Luncheon

11:30 am | Garden & Wesley Hall | $15
RSVP by noon on Friday, April 28
Lynn Cockrell & Rev. Phyllis Barren

5.5 – 5.7 Confirmation Retreat

6:00 pm Friday – noon Sunday
Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center | $80
Registration required

5.7 Alexei Sultanov Tribute Concert

6:30 pm | Sanctuary

5.7 2017 Youth Banquet

6:30 – 8:30 pm | Garden & Wesley Hall
$15 | Dressy attire | RSVP by April 30

5.9 Spring Golf Tournament

8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Split Rail Golf Course | Aledo, TX
$45 per person | Registration required

5.18 Peggy Graff Organ Recital

Noon | Sanctuary

5.20 Dr. Lamar Smith’s 90th Birthday Celebration

2:00 – 5:00 pm | Wesley Hall

Ongoing Programs

First Yoga

Not meeting 4.17, 4.19 & 4.20
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

Free Community Boot Camp

Not meeting 4.17 & 4.19
Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Justin Youth Building Gym | 801 W. 5th St.
Waiver required | Registration required

Men’s In-Depth Bible Study

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

First We Drum

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

De Colores! Emmaus Ministry Fourth Day Reunion Group

First Wednesday of every month
Noon | Room 230

Walking, Running, & Cycling Group

Not meeting 4.22
Saturdays | 8:00 – 9:00 am
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

First Talks

Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Room 350

Baptism 101

First Sunday of every month
11:00 am | Room 230 | Registration required


More events.


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