FUMCFW Weekly 4.27.17

By April 26, 2017News


Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Rev. Casey Orr

DiscipleChurch | 7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Rev. Page Hines

The Gathering | 9:30 am | Wesley Hall
11:00 am | Justin Youth Building
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

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

casey-article-image_sqThe Lord Really Has Risen

Rev. Casey Orr

Luke 24:13-35

While it was only two weeks ago, Easter might already seem a distant memory to some of us. The joyful bigness of the day has faded back into the mundane routine of work and school and chores and responsibility. Things are “back to normal” as they say.

But this coming Sunday, we are going to travel with disciples who did not yet know or understand the freedom of Easter. While it was still the third day, the day that Jesus’ tomb had been found empty by the women and later confirmed empty by Peter, they simply didn’t get it. It was too unreal, too unclear, too impossible to believe. Read more.

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


Lamar Smith751Learn a Thing or (Fifty-)Two from Dr. Lamar Smith

If you already know FUMCFW’s own Dr. Lamar Smith, then you already know how much wisdom and insight he has to offer us all (among many other attributes, like his cheerful demeanor and abundant humor). Day by day, he graces the halls of First Church with his charm and wit, sharing tidbits of life lessons that only age and understanding can teach. Read more.

fit-first_sqOur Fit First Church

We talk a lot about spiritual health in church life. We worship, learn, and pray continually to grow in mind and spirit. Important as that is, there’s another piece of the puzzle we can’t do without. We also need to be physically fit to truly be the picture of good health — in mind, body, and spirit. Read more.



4.28.17 New Members


4.28.17 Baptism


Mary West


Dorothy Gleaton



Infant Formula in Memory of:
Priscilla Brutsche by Kay Watkins

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Carol Row by Covenant Class

General Fund in Memory of:
Dorothy Gleaton by Victoria Biery
Melissa & Mick Ashworth by Michelle & Scott Shonbeck
William Shan Wolff II by Carol & James Van Hook


General Fund in Honor of:
Rev. and Mrs. Chuck Graff by Amy & Richard Robinson
Rev. Lance Marshall by Susan Idleman


casey-article-image_sqWhen Holidays Hurt: Mother’s Day

Rev. Casey Orr

I used to have no problem with Mother’s Day. It was a day on which my family was sure to go to church, have a nice lunch, write a loving card to Mom, and do chores with more haste than usual. I heard all of the complaints about the greeting card companies and florists being the primary profiters (and even inventors?) of this holiday for Moms. But that griping simply didn’t get to me. Read more.

Page Hines75Do You Consider Yourself a Theologian?

Rev. Page Hines

You may not think of yourself as one, but I bet you are a theologian! If you have ever thought much about God, been curious about faith, or tried to understand the whole God thing — then you probably are a theologian. Theology is basically trying to wrap our heads, our hearts, and our hands around what we think and believe about God. Read more.

Nancy Fisher75Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life: Generosity

Nancy Fisher

Even though I have been in the “fundraising” business for many years, this new gig is excitingly different, so I have been searching church websites for possible mentors. Two of my new friends have basically the same job description as mine, but their job titles reflect a current trend of using the word “generosity” in place of stewardship and giving. Read more.

mark75Riding the Wave

Mark Burrows

They say that the Sunday after Easter marks the beginning of “Church Summer.” But you’d never know that based on last Sunday in the Children’s Wing.

It was great to have so much energy: Read more.

Chuck752The Most Ever Serving on Our 2017 Costa Rica Mission Team!

Rev. Chuck Graff

Rev. Phyllis Barren and I will be co-leading our 2017 Costa Rica Construction/VBS/Medical Mission Trip in July this year, and we now have 28 amazing servant leaders registered to serve. Read more.

Andrew75It’s Youth Banquet Time!

Andrew Mochrie

We are taking a break from our current blog series to talk about our annual Youth Banquet! It is getting toward the end of spring, which means testing is coming and graduations are finally on the horizon for our seniors. It also means that it is time to celebrate all the great and goofy things that have happened in our Youth Ministries this past year! 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

Project Transformation Volunteer Leader

Communications Volunteer Opportunities

Print Production Volunteer
On-Call Delivery Volunteer
Event Photographers

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

4.30 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 closed

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

5.3 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Lunch & Learn

11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Room 350 | Brown bag lunch
“Aging: What’s Normal? What’s Not?”
Followed by tour of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care resources in FUMCFW Library

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

5.11 Prayers for Children Lost and Longed For

7:00 – 8:00 pm | Chapel

5.18 Wesleyan Adventurers Trip to the Dallas Arboretum

9:00 am – 5:00 pm | $25 per person
Registration required by May 11

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

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

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

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


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