FUMCFW Weekly 5.4.17

By May 4, 2017News


Traditional Worship | 9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Mike Marshall
Senior Recognition Sunday (11:00 am)

Children First9:30 am | Sanctuary | Mister Mark Burrows
Theme: “Creation”
Children’s Musical: “In the Image”

DiscipleChurch | 7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Charme Robarts

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

Mike Marshall751Let Us Become More Aware . . .

Dr. Mike Marshall

John 16:12-15

Dear Friends,

During the season of Lent, I had the pleasure of being in a weekly group who read and discussed “Creed: What Christians Believe and Why (Exploring the Apostles’ Creed).” Its author is Adam Hamilton, the respected Senior Pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City.

In the chapter on the Holy Spirit, Hamilton had a funny illustration that we enjoyed in both print and DVD: Read more.

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


Judy Lynn75The Power of Planes, Pilots, and Prayer

FUMCFW members Judy-Lynn and Jim Barrow know a good cause when they see it. So when it comes to flying to help others, they are more like planners than travelers. Jim, who is the Director of Operations for ATX Air Services, often pilots the plane. Read more.

You Are Here_SQYou Are Here — in the Heart of the City

According to Downtown Fort Worth Inc., our downtown population will increase by approximately 67 percent over the next four years — adding more than 4,300 people and miles of mixed-use development in and around the physical location of FUMCFW. Before we know it our progressively traditional gothic revival church will find itself — quite literally — in the heart of Downtown Fort Worth. Read more.



5.5.17 New Members


5.5.17 Baptisms


Abigail Anne Becker was born on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Proud family includes: parents, Ashley & Dylan Becker, and
grandparents, Elizabeth & Doug Becker.


Paul Driskell
Yale Lary



General Fund in Memory of:
Dorothy Gleaton by Pamela & Ralph Brotherton
Richard Kirkpatrick by Susan Hinson


robert-stovall752Singing Men of First Church!

Robert Stovall

In case you haven’t heard, it’s time for our men to prepare two wonderful, contrasting anthems for our congregation. These selections will be presented on May 14, MOTHER’S DAY! With that comes two one-hour rehearsals on the Wednesday nights of May 3 and May 10. Read more.

Nancy Fisher75Heartfelt Thanks

Nancy Fisher

Here at FUMCFW, we are certainly feeling the love. The philanthropic spirit of our congregation provides the heartbeat that brings our ministries and mission to life. On a daily basis and in countless ways, you are honoring God, and lives are being transformed. Together we are creating a caring faith community where: Read more.

mark75Children First

Mark Burrows

One more reminder that Children First is THIS Sunday. We start at 9:30 am this Sunday. The Children’s Choirs will lead us in worship through their musical — In the Image. We have two sweet baptisms. And . . . we’ll announce the winners of the April Attendance Challenge. See you all Sunday! Read more.

kat-bair75Youth Are Not the Future of the Church

Kat Bair

I have a good friend who works as a youth pastor in the San Antonio area, and she has a very specific pet peeve when it comes to youth ministry. If there is any one thing this girl could end permanently, it would be the tendency of adults to refer to youth as “the future of the church.” Read more.

DeAndrea Dare75Prayers for Children Lost and Longed For

Rev. DeAndrea Dare

I’ll never forget that night of Christmas Eve 2013. I stood in front of the congregation with the other clergy all holding our candles in the darkened room singing “Silent Night.” I had made it through the service without breaking down, but two lines in the timeless hymn nearly brought me to my knees: “Mother and Child. Sleep in heavenly peace.” Read more.

Charme75Keeping It to Ourselves

Charme Robarts

In the late ’90s I heard a story about a Christian minister who agreed to officiate a funeral for a gay man. It had been hard in that time and place to find someone to do it. He later told about that gathering of friends and loved ones as they said goodbye to the person who was so dear to them. Read more.


Living As If in a What-If World

Rev. Tom McDermott

The poet and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo, tells a curious story about a bicyclist who had trained long and hard for a race similar to the Tour de France. Disciplined. Focused. The cyclist even shaved his legs and arms, creating as fast and streamlined a body as possible. Read more.

Len751Sacred Stories and the Efficiency of the Holy Spirit

Dr. Len Delony

Monday night I drove back from Little Rock where I was helping care for my 88-year-old father who had been in the hospital the week before. As his health improved over last weekend, what had been a difficult situation with congestive heart failure and possible blood clots in his legs became an opportunity to hear and record stories about some of the most formative times in his life. Read more.


May Mission Sundays

During the month of May, please bring skillets 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

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

6.4 Adoramus: “Music Of The Ages”

3:00 pm | Sanctuary

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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