FUMCFW Weekly News 5.20.16

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Andrew Mochrie — God is Calling
Other Sunday Morning Offerings

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An Offering for a Way Forward
Make Room in the Inn 
Senior Scholars of FUMCFW
New FUMCFW Member Directory is Coming Soon!
Alexei Sultanov Tribute Concert
Surf’s Up for VBS Volunteers!
Part-Time Employment Opportunity: Security Officer

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Wesleyan Adventurers Day Trip to Chandor Gardens
Grief Support
Trinity Singles Sunday School Class Reunion
Monday Musers Summer Study Group

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Mission Day Camp
Vacation Bible School

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Room in the Inn Volunteer Training
May Mission Sundays: Sheets & Towels

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Singing Women of First Church

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Youth Sunday
2016 Summer Mission Trip
Rising 7th-Grader Summer Mission Blitz
Camp Barnabas


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Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary
11:00 am | Youth Sunday
Andrew Mochrie 

DiscipleChurch | 7:20 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. DeAndrea Dare
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!


Andrew Mochrie“God is Calling”

Andrew Mochrie

What do you want to be when you grow up? Isn’t that an all-too-common question all of us have heard throughout our lives? It is a question that begins in early adolescence and haunts us all the way until we retire. Let’s all be honest — it never goes away. I have had enough conversations with enough people across the age spectrum that it’s a nagging question that begs a constant re-evaluation of one’s own life trajectory.

However, that doesn’t make it a bad question. In fact, this nagging question can open us up to many different things — and it can keep us on our toes, forcing us to remind ourselves about how and why we got into whatever current adventure we find ourselves on. This nagging question can also cause us to take a fresh look at what we are currently doing and maybe reimagine what we are to do with our lives; it doesn’t allow for complacency. Even more important, this nagging question can draw us closer to God, requiring us to rely on prayer and guidance from the divine because we know deep in our hearts that it is only God’s call in our life that brings true fulfillment in its pursuit.

Our passage of scripture this week, 1 Samuel 3, is a story about this call. It is the story of a young man already pursuing his own vocation. It is a story of the end of an older man’s vocation and place in society. It is a story of what it means to be human and what it is like to both begin and end this call. The young people leading you in worship this week are beginning a call — some of us are in the middle, and some are nearing the end. Some of us are in need of a reminder of why we got into this business we’re in — and some may need to reimagine, with the help of God, what we are to do now. Regardless of where you are, this will be a Sunday to realize that God is always calling. Are you listening?

Andrew Mochrie,
Director of Youth Ministries


 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 | Garden & 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.


Teachers & Topics Web HeaderClick here to see classes meeting this Sunday, May 22

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: Making Your Monthly Gift by ACH

Roger Partridge

I’ve had a few questions lately about an easy way to make automatic monthly pledge payments or gifts to the church without using a credit card. The answer, I’m happy to say, is simple. When you set up a monthly ACH (Automated Clearing House) payment to our church, your payment will be automatically drafted from your checking account — and maximize its benefit to the church by reducing the fees charged by credit card processors. To set up an ACH payment, just submit a voided check along with the amount that you wish to have drafted each month to our business office; the church handles the rest. Click here to continue reading.

Click here to read more posts from Roger


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Mark Burrows

Hello Families.

We’re three weeks away from the Early Bird Deadline for VBS (June 7).

$15 for an entire week of the best VBS in the city!

BTW — we have a need for cereal boxes for an art project. LOTS of cereal boxes (or boxes from Wheat Thins, Nilla Wafers, etc.) Click here to continue reading.

Click here to read more posts from Mark


Chuck Graff2Amazing Work Completed At Glen Lake

Rev. Chuck Graff

Last Saturday, 10 of us representing FUMCFW drove to Glen Rose to serve God and others by making some improvements to the amazing Glen Lake Camp. We accomplished much more than we ever imagined on a beautiful day by building two new picnic tables and four new wooden trash containers with lids, painting the walls and floors on Cabin 27, and putting new stain on the gazebo. Special thanks to Cindy Young, Carol Popp, Jeff Siewert, Ronda Brandt, David Johnson, Kim Ward, Victor and Sarah Munoz, and Jennifer Stephens for offering their Saturday and “going out to be God’s people in the world” at Glen Lake Camp. Click here to continue reading.

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Wisdom — Where You Least Expect It . . .

Rev. Tom McDermott

What is wisdom? Where do you find it? How do you keep it?

King Solomon spoke of wisdom being present before the very foundation of all creation. Before God creating anything, wisdom was there, dancing and rejoicing (Proverbs 8:1,30).

For me, wisdom can show up in some odd places. So . . . a story.

My friend, Bobby, invited me to a costume party at Hip Pocket Theater a number of years ago. Click here to continue reading.

Click here to read more posts from Tom


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NEW MEMBER

5.20.16 New Member

BAPTISMS

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HOSPITALIZATIONS

Dorothy Casten
Chuck Mencke
Berlin Starwalt

IN MEMORIAM

George Beck
John “Greg” Miller
Lisa Tucker
Hershel Winn

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It is with profound sadness that we announce that FMC Foundation Executive Assistant and dear friend Lisa Tucker passed away unexpectedly during the night of Tuesday, May 17. Services are pending. Please keep her daughter, Katherine, and her three grandchildren in your prayers.


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Tim BrusterGC2016 Update: An Offering for a Way Forward

Dr. Tim Bruster

May 19, 2016

Dear Friends,

As I write this we are midway through the next to last day of General Conference. The divisions in the denomination continue over the issues of human sexuality and there is great pain in many quarters. We have had a difficult time finding a way forward.

On Tuesday we passed a nonbinding resolution asking for leadership from our bishops to help us find a way forward. Yesterday they issued a statement and a plan they entitled “An Offering for a Way Forward.” The General Conference narrowly voted for their way forward to help us find a way to live together as a denomination in unity without having unanimity around these issues.

The plan calls for a commission appointed by the Council of Bishops and representing all points of view across the spectrum that will work in conjunction with the bishops of the church to bring back proposals to a called session of the General Conference in 2018 or 2019 to deal only with those proposals. Near the end of the document there is this statement of direction: “We will continue to explore options to help the church live in grace with one another — including ways to avoid further complaints, trials, and harm while we uphold the Discipline. We will continue our conversation on this matter and report our progress to you and to the whole church.”

I am hopeful. When our Council of Bishops has stepped forward to exercise their “temporal and spiritual” leadership of the church, it has been helpful to the General Conference in doing its work. The 2008 General Conference — which we hosted in Fort Worth — adopted Four Areas of Focus and Seven Vision Pathways to guide our work. Those came from the leadership of our bishops in conjunction with the boards and agencies of the United Methodist Church. I believe that this leadership at this time in the life of our denomination will also help us move forward in unity. That is my hope.

Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we complete this General Conference tomorrow.

Grace and Peace,

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Dr. Tim Bruster,
Senior Pastor

So what can you do? During the conference, you can:


Room in the Inn_socialMake Room in the Inn

“My dad says, ‘Love is the God in you meeting the God in someone else’ . . . Room in the Inn lets people know they are loved.”

— Becky Christensen, RITI volunteer

Home is where the heart is, and there’s no place like it. While we don’t all have a physical location to call our own, that doesn’t mean we can’t find a home away from home. Love will make room — even if only for one night. When Mary and Joseph traveled to the little town of Bethlehem, there was no place for them in the inn. So after Jesus was born, Mary wrapped him in cloths and laid him in a manger (Luke 2:7). That night, they made a home away in a manger where Jesus could sleep peacefully.

For those who don’t have a place to call home, each day presents new challenges beyond our wildest imaginations. And in the hot summer months, the threat to these people in our community rises along with the extreme Texas temperatures. From sunburns to dehydration and more, the heat is unrelenting. Just as Mary and Joseph did for Jesus, FUMCFW and First Street Methodist Mission are making their own “room in the inn.” During the two hottest months of the summer, in addition to the three coldest months of the winter, Room in the Inn (RITI) provides shelter for 14 single men who are homeless. For one night every Thursday, these men can rest easy in our care.

Throughout RITI, the only warmth our guests feel comes from love. It’s more than a hot meal and shower — it will kindle their heart and soul. From making beds to serving food to sharing faith stories, our volunteers are the innkeepers whose love makes room for more. RITI Volunteer Training is May 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the Justin Building, and this is your chance to help make our guests feel at home.

Click here to read about past RITI volunteer experiences and find out how to sign up for the next training session.


Youth Scholarships_HS1Senior Scholars of FUMCFW

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”

— Aristotle

FUMCFW Youth Ministries is a community that welcomes, empowers, and serves all youth — preparing them to go out to be God’s people in the world. This coming Sunday, May 22, we will honor this ministry as its youth lead the traditional worship service at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary. Through the years, FUMCFW has watched our youth (some from baptism to confirmation to graduation) grow into amazing young men and women. That’s why it is bittersweet to say goodbye and good luck to our graduating seniors.

We recently celebrated as a congregation on Senior Recognition Sunday, and we are now proud to announce the five exceptional graduates who received FUMCFW Senior Scholarships.

Baker and Beaver Scholarships:

Jackson D. Bell

Chandler Logan Summers

Megan Marie Summers

Paige Elise Summers

Good Neighbors Scholarship:

Carter Philip Dickson

Click here to read more about our scholarship recipients. Congratulations and graduation caps off to the Class of 2016!


Member Directory_HS1Preparing to Launch: Our New FUMCFW Member Directory is Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of our new FUMCFW Member Directory. This mobile-friendly digital version of the classic church directory will offer new flexibility, functionality, and economy that will help us find and stay connected with one another in a variety of ways. We’re also glad to reassure those of you who are less digitally inclined that a limited number of print copies — updated annually — will be available upon request. Be on the lookout for more details as we roll out this long-awaited project in the coming weeks!


VBS 7.15 IMG_8798Surf’s Up for VBS Volunteers!

School’s out, vacation is on — and the Bible is definitely in. It’s time to mark your calendars and pack your beach bags for FUMCFW Vacation Bible School (VBS). At 2016 “Surf Shack,” kids will have a chance to catch the wave of God’s amazing love. They will become surfers as they explore how to serve God’s mission for their lives. Our Children’s Ministries are calling, “Surf’s up!” and who says VBS is just for kids?

Ron White, longtime First Church member and grandfather of five, is approaching his fifth year as a VBS volunteer. “It’s truly one of my favorite weeks of the year,” he says. Although it is even more special for Ron to share this experience with his grandchildren, he makes a point to get to know other kids while volunteering. Ron recommends it for anyone — grandparent, parent, or not.

As a Texas Rangers dugout reporter by night, Emily Jones McCoy says that volunteering at VBS is a great start to her day. Emily attended VBS growing up, and she is continuing the tradition with her two children, Henry and Hattie. Her advice? “Do it for the kids because that’s what it’s all about, do it for the church because it’s been so good to us, but also do it for yourself because you’ll find very quickly that the good you do for others makes you feel good about yourself.”

2016 VBS is July 11 – 15 from 9:00 am until noon, and we always have room for more volunteers. Click here to read about the experiences Ron and Emily have had as volunteers. Then sign up to catch the wave.


Alexei Sultanov Tribute Concert16_HSAlexei Sultanov Tribute Concert

Sunday, May 22
6:30 pm | Sanctuary
Admission is free

You are invited to a love story — one told by a world-class musician in memory of another. Our beloved cellist at FUMCFW, Dace Sultanov, will perform her annual tribute concert to the love of her life and all-time inspiration — 1989 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist, Alexei Sultanov. Dear friends and fellow musicians will perform with Dace at this year’s commemorative concert. Pianist Larissa Cherkasov and Violinist Eugene Cherkasov will perform works both individually and with Dace, including compositions by Sarasate, Chopin, Brahms’ “Cello Sonata in E minor,” and Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio No. 1.” Organist Peggy Graff will accompany Dace on the Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ as she performs Massenet’s “Thais.” Together, these celebrated musicians will bring to life the powerful spirit of Alexei Sultanov that lives on in our memories. For more information, contact Peggy Graff (pgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2405.

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer and help promote this free concert among your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and anyone else who might enjoy this beautiful evening at First Church!


Part-Time Employment Opportunity: Security Officer

FUMCFW is looking for a part-time security officer to help keep our church safe and sound.

  • Requirement: Level II Security Card
  • Work hours: Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 9:30 pm; first Friday of every month from 6:00 – 11:00 pm; some Sunday mornings from 7:00 am – 12:30 pm; other days and times as needed

If you are interested, please send your resume and qualifications, along with any questions, to employment@myfumc.org.


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Wesleyan Adventurers Chandor Gardens_HSWesleyan Adventurers Day Trip to Chandor Gardens

Tuesday, May 24
9:00 am – 2:00 pm | Bus leaves from FUMCFW parking lot
Chandor Gardens, Weatherford, TX | $30
Registration required

Join us for a visit to Chandor Gardens, located in Weatherford’s Historic District. The picturesque setting captures both the ornate design of ancient Chinese architecture and the elegance of a formal English garden. The 3.5-acre estate leads its visitors on a meandering path of beauty and wonderment. From the 30-foot man-made waterfall, to the various soothing fountains, the gardens have something new and exciting to offer at every turn. We will depart the FUMCFW parking lot by coach at 9:00 am, visit the gardens, and have lunch before returning to the church at approximately 2:00 pm. To register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.

grief_shutterstock_97922762Grief Support

June 1 – 22
Wednesdays | Noon – 1:15 pm
Foundation Building, 2nd Floor Counseling Room
Registration required

Led by Charme Robarts, certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Community Advocate, this group is focused on providing participants with tools and basic understanding of ways to handle grief that are healthy and lead to healing. Participants have the opportunity to share their story and to listen to others. Through the giving and receiving of support and attention, grievers often find comfort and renewed hope. To register, email Charme Robarts (crobarts@myfumc.org).


Trinity Singles Class Reunion_HSTrinity Singles Sunday School Class Reunion

Sunday June 12
6:30 – 8:30 pm | Pool Party & Dinner
Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center
2800 W. Sublett Road | Arlington, TX 76017
$15 per person | Free for children under 12
Hosted by Tracy Klansek Talambas & Laurie Hawley Stelljes
RSVP to Laurie Stelljes by 6.7

Tracy Klansek Talambas and Laurie Hawley Stelljes are hosting a reunion for former members of the FUMCFW Trinity Singles Sunday School class. Pack up the family (spouses, significant others, children, and grandchildren) and come out to enjoy dinner, friendship, and a little pool fun. The dinner menu will include chicken and beef fajitas, along with tea and lemonade. RSVP with your check, payable to Laurie Stelljes, by June 7. You can send it to First United Methodist Church, Attn: Laurie Stelljes, at 800 W. 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Plus, if you are on Facebook, you can join the “Trinity Singles Gang” group. We hope to see you in June!


Monday Musers_HSMonday Musers Summer Study Group

June 13 – August 29 (Not meeting July 4)
Mondays | 1:00 – 2:15 pm | Foundation Building, Room 271
Led by Dr. Mike Marshall

Come join Dr. Mike Marshall and others in our church community for a summer of “musing!” Every Monday afternoon we will “engage in thoughtful reflection” as we join together for study and community-building. We will utilize a series of books in engaging categories such as United Methodist beliefs, practices, and compassionate caring. Our first book will be “This We Believe” by William Willimon, and at least one more book for the summer will be selected by the group. We will meet each Monday (with the exception of July 4) from 1:00 – 2:15 pm in Room 271 of the Foundation Building. Any adult is invited to attend — and you can begin at any point of the summer that you wish. Our goal will be to create a community that values rich conversation, attention to the presence of God, and care for one another. Please make it a point to become a “Monday Muser” this summer! For more information, contact Dr. Mike Marshall (mmarshall@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2409.

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


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Mission Day Camp_LogoMission Day Camp

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

Click here to learn more!

Click here to sign up to be a youth volunteer!

Children of God, Citizens of the World: A Mission Day Camp for Kids combines a strong mission and outreach core with the kinds of activities that make summer camp so much fun. Activities include swimming (registered lifeguards on site), mission projects, Bible study, music, camp games, Journey of Faith nature walks, and more. Camp counselors are the youth of FUMCFW. They lead the children in activities and share a worship assembly with them each morning.


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

$15 per child before June 7 or $30 after
Registration closes at midnight on July 5
Click here to learn more and register!

Click here to sign up to be an adult volunteer!

Click here to sign up to be a youth volunteer!

At Vacation Bible School 2016: Surf Shack, children will discover an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that will give them an opportunity to catch the wave of God’s amazing love. During VBS at FUMCFW, children will become surfers and explore how to serve God and His mission for their lives.

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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Room in the Inn_socialRoom in the Inn Volunteer Training

Thursday, May 26
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Justin Building

Room in the Inn is a life-changing ministry that provides shelter to individuals who are homeless during the three coldest and the two hottest months every year. Make plans now to attend the mandatory training session to learn how you can help FUMCFW and First Street Methodist Mission help 14 single men find relief from the extreme temperatures every Thursday evening this season. Click here to sign up or for more information, or contact Rev. Nancy Froman (nfroman@firststreetmission.org).


May15 Mission Sunday_socialMay Mission Sundays: Sheets & Towels

During the month of May, please bring sheet and towel sets 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

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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Alexei Sultanov Tribute Concert16_HSAlexei Sultanov Tribute Concert

Sunday, May 22
6:30 pm | Sanctuary
Admission is free

You are invited to a love story — one told by a world-class musician in memory of another. Our beloved cellist at FUMCFW, Dace Sultanov, will perform her annual tribute concert to the love of her life and all-time inspiration — 1989 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist, Alexei Sultanov. Dear friends and fellow musicians will perform with Dace at this year’s commemorative concert. Pianist Larissa Cherkasov and Violinist Eugene Cherkasov will perform works both individually and with Dace, including compositions by Sarasate, Chopin, Brahms’ “Cello Sonata in E minor,” and Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio No. 1.” Organist Peggy Graff will accompany Dace on the Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ as she performs Massenet’s “Thais.” Together, these celebrated musicians will bring to life the powerful spirit of Alexei Sultanov that lives on in our memories. For more information, contact Peggy Graff (pgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2405.

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer and help promote this free concert among your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and anyone else who might enjoy this beautiful evening at First Church!


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Sunday, June 19
9:30 & 11:00 am worship | Sanctuary

Singing Women of First Church Rehearsals

6.8 | 8:00 – 9:00 pm | Choir Room
6.15 | 8:00 – 9:00 pm | Choir Room

Are you a young adult or senior woman who loves to sing but is not available to attend weekly church choir rehearsals? We have the answer for you! On June 19 (Father’s Day) at the 9:30 and 11:00 am Sanctuary worship services, the Singing Women of First Church will fill our Sanctuary with beautiful women’s voices under the direction of Robert Stovall, Director of Music & Worship Arts. There are just two rehearsals scheduled for this event: Wednesday, June 8, from 8:00 – 9:00 pm and Wednesday, June 15, from 8:00 – 9:00 pm (located in the Choir Room on the second floor of the Main Building). Come one, come all! For more information, contact Peggy Graff, Organist and Associate Director of Music & Worship Arts (pgraff@myfumc.org). See you on June 8 for our first rehearsal!

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


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Youth Sunday_HSYouth Sunday

Sunday, May 22
11:00 am worship | Sanctuary

In this annual tradition honoring our Youth Ministries, the youth come together to lead and facilitate the worship service at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary. It’s always a meaningful and fun-filled morning of worship for all, and an incredible privilege to be a part of the congregation as we are led in worship by our youth! Andrew Mochrie, Director of Youth Ministries, will give the sermon.


KansasCity_22016 Summer Mission Trip

June 19 – 24
Registration closed
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.


7th Grade Summer Mission Blitz_HSRising 7th-Grader Summer Mission Blitz

Monday, June 27 – Wednesday, June 29
Monday | 5:00 pm | Meet at Justin Building
Wednesday | 9:00 am | Pickup time
$75 | Click here to register online

Come join us for our first-ever Rising 7th-Grader Summer Mission Blitz. This is your time to own the Justin, serve our community, build friendships, and create INCREDIBLE memories! There will be worship, mission projects, and Hurricane Harbor — not to mention you get to sleep over! Contact Andrew Mochrie (amochrie@myfumc.org) or Brenda Kegans (bkegans@myfumc.org) for more information.


CampPromoCamp Barnabas

July 23 – 29
Registration closed
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!

“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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HONORARY GIFTS

Children’s Ministries in Honor of:
Hayes Benjamin Wallace’s Baptism by Sandy & Charlie Gillis

Kid’s Hope USA in Honor of:
Gay Ingram by Carol McCarthy

Music & Worship Arts in Honor of:
Rev. Linda McDermott, Music Staff, and Choirs
by Laura & Neilson Arbour

MEMORIAL GIFTS

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Lenell Ryan Gibson by Ernestine Kohl

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Faires Kuykendall by Pat & Arch Van Meter

General Fund in Memory of:
Ophelia Bradshaw by Truman Bradshaw
Robert Shellberg by Cathryn Chaney & John Crumpler
Tex Rankin by Gary Sawyer

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