FUMCFW Weekly News 6.10.16

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Dr. Tim Bruster — Salt and Light
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It’s Official! Robert Stovall is Our Full-Time Director of Music & Worship Arts
Carpenters Make God’s House Our Home
Safety First
Snow Cones and Classic Autos
Outdoor Retreat Ministries 5th Street Celebration

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Trinity Singles Reunion Dinner
Monday Musers Summer Study Group
BrainFit Seminar & Lunch
Wednesday Morning Summer Study Group
Pastor’s Bible Study
Grief Support


Mission Day Camp
Vacation Bible School

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June Mission Sundays


Singing Women of First Church
Cornerstone Youth Choir Tour
DFW Brass


Rising 7th-Grader Summer Mission Blitz
Mission Day Camp Counselor
Vacation Bible School Volunteer
2016 Summer Mission Trip
Camp Barnabas

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

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!

Tim Bruster“Salt and Light”

Dr. Tim Bruster

Matthew 5:13-16

Second in the series: “Parables of the Realm of God”

Dear friends,

This Sunday we continue the series of sermons in Sanctuary worship entitled “Parables of the Realm of God.” If you read last week’s blog, you will remember that I use the word “realm” — instead of “kingdom” — because the word “realm” captures the fuller meaning beautifully. The word “realm” means a royal domain, like the term “kingdom,” but it also means “the region, sphere, or domain within which anything occurs, prevails, or dominates.”  So, I use the more inclusive term “realm”: the realm of God is “the region, sphere, or domain within which the will of God occurs, prevails, or dominates.” So, the larger question for us is what does God desire for us? Who does God want us to be?

In this Sunday’s sermon, I will be exploring a couple of Jesus’ parables that lead us to answer that question. They are simple parables of salt and light in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:13-16) directed at his followers, his disciples:

“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house.”

“These people are the salt of the earth,” an old retired pastor said about the congregations I had just begun serving, “the salt of the earth!” I was 20 years old beginning my ministry by serving three small, rural churches while a college student and newly married. I didn’t really know what he meant. Did he mean they were nice people? Was it just a way to say that they were down to earth? Did he mean to say that they were people of the land? All those things were true, but did he mean more by that? I came to understand that he meant more — much more.

Jesus describes his followers as “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world.” What did those images mean to the first disciples? Salt brings out the flavor, it’s a preservative, and it has healing properties. Light enables us to see what is around us and ahead of us. It dispels darkness. What does it mean to be salt and light? And what does Jesus mean by expanding that to “the earth” and to “the world.” We will explore that question — and the way that description challenges us in our own living in very practical, “down to earth” ways.

I look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Grace and Peace,




Dr. Tim Bruster
Senior Pastor

 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.

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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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Roger Partridge

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

— Jeremiah 29:11 

Last week, Dr. Tim Bruster and I heard that scripture read at the dedication of The Morris Foundation’s Women & Children’s Center at Presbyterian Night Shelter. Click here to continue reading.

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Lisa HelmSix Degrees of First Church

Lisa Helm

“I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet. The President of the United States, a gondolier in Venice, just fill in the names. I find it extremely comforting that we’re so close. I also find it like Chinese water torture, that we’re so close because you have to find the right six people to make the right connection . . . I am bound, you are bound, to everyone on this planet by a trail of six people.”                                                            

— Ouisa Kittredge in “Six Degrees of Separation”

I’m always amazed at how often through a “friend of a friend” we find we’re somehow connected to someone. Click here to continue reading.

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Andrew MochrieYouth Volunteers Needed!

Andrew Mochrie

Hello youth families!

Summer is here, and our Children’s Ministries have big plans. Mark your calendar with these exciting opportunities for your teenager!

6.13 – 6.17 Mission Day Camp Counselor
Monday – Friday | 7:30 am – 4:45 pm

Lyle Lodge
Youth entering 9th – 12th grade

As a Mission Day Camp Counselor, youth can not only give back to our church and community — they can take a walk down memory lane to their own experiences. Click here to continue reading.

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Kim Bushlow2Homeless Summer

Kim Bushlow

What comes to mind when you think about summer? I bet the answer includes some variation of vacations and water parks, time with family, or being away from school and work even for the briefest of time. For guests at First Street Methodist Mission, summer means trying to survive the elements that those of us who live in homes have no need to think about. Our guests do not get to escape the heat in an air-conditioned home, or eat popsicles on the porch with their family. They do not visit water parks or go on vacation. They survive. For months on end, they survive the brutal temperatures that reach 100 degrees and beyond while living in a tent. Click here to continue reading.

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Staff_Burrows, MarkPromotion Sunday

Mark Burrows

Hi Families,

Just a reminder that this coming Sunday is Promotion Sunday in Children’s.

Everyone is bumped up to the grade they will enter in the fall.

That means those who just finished Pre-K will come upstairs (woo-hoo).

And those who just finished 5th grade — we get to hold on to you through the summer. Click here to continue reading.

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Charme RobartsWhy Are We So Hard On Each Other?

Charme Robarts

“Sentence first, verdict after!” cried the Queen in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

The Queen would fit well in cyber-world.

In the fast-paced online courtroom of social media and the Internet, there’s no need for witnesses to actually be present at the scene of the crime, and they don’t need to be troubled by cumbersome facts that haven’t been proved! Everyone gets to be judge and jury meting out sentences from the comfort of our homes. We have a swift court of public opinion, and it’s cheap too — no lawyer fees necessary to participate in publicly shaming someone. Click here to continue reading.

Click here to read more posts from Charme

Len Delony1WWJD? — The Spiritual Practice of Welcoming Prayer and Building Bridges

Dr. Len Delony

One of my favorite things about Sunday mornings is that I have opportunities to notice and welcome church in so many surprising moments. If I take prayerful pauses along the way (usually just a “second breath”) I am actually able to witness many of those moments.

Throughout the halls, classrooms, and sanctuaries of our beautiful building, sacred moments are happening that are the lifeblood of our church. In the back of my mind (or center of my heart?), I’m on a quest to imagine, “What would Jesus do? Click here to continue reading.

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Old Paths, Deep Ruts, and Ford Pintos

Rev. Tom McDermott

I bought my second car three months before my 16th birthday. Now before you jump ahead of me and assume I was an innovative child entrepreneur on my way to being a millionaire by the age of 20, let me explain.

My first car was a gift from my estranged father. It was a used 1970 Ford Pinto. You remember the Pinto? At the time, I believe the two-door hatch back window with the long front design was one of Ford’s sportier attempts at design. I got a ride to Houston, where my father lived at the time, and picked it up. Click here to continue reading.

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It’s Official! Robert Stovall is Our Full-Time Director of Music & Worship Arts

“The possibilities with Robert Stovall are endless — there is no end to what he can do and will do here.”

— Peggy Graff, Organist and Associate Director of Music & Worship Arts

Our church is alive with the sound of music and songs we have sung for years. As seasons change and new songs are sung, it takes an exceptional leader to have an ear for the music of our church. We have already gotten a glimpse into the future since Robert Stovall became our part-time Interim Director of Adult Choirs in October. Now that Robert has officially started as our full-time Director of Music & Worship Arts, we can’t wait to see what else he has in store for us here at FUMCFW.

The passion and experience Robert brings to the table, together with the relationships he has already formed with our church choirs and community, open the doors to endless possibilities. As director, Robert Stovall will breathe new life into our Music Ministries and give us even more sounds of music to cherish for years to come.

Click here to read more, and please join us in welcoming Robert Stovall to the FUMCFW Music Ministries!

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“Each of us has some gift that God has given to us. You will be surprised at all of the talents that can be combined to get things done and keep the church looking like God’s house.”

— FUMCFW Carpenter Gerry Grieser

God’s house is our church home — the place we spend our time as a faith community. Here at FUMCFW, we strive to keep it in the best shape possible. That’s why our Trustees inspect the property each spring to determine what repairs are needed. From there, they establish which ones require experienced contractors. For minor repairs, we call on the Carpenters. This group of volunteer church members come together each year to perform small but important jobs through this special ministry. From painting to landscaping and much, much more, the Carpenters save our church thousands of dollars each year.

Carpenter Byron Baird describes this ministry as one way to support FUMCFW through service. “Carpenters have the opportunity to give a small amount of time for the betterment of the church,” he explains. Gerry Grieser, one of the first Carpenters who still serves today, adds that he enjoys meeting new friends and sharing skills with each other. “Every member in the church has a talent,” he says. “This committee is our chance to help in a way using our hands; it’s different from the other opportunities. I encourage everyone to get involved and enjoy fellowship in a different way — you won’t be sorry you did.”

Click here to read more about the Carpenters. The Trustees are making their annual inspection to identify repairs on June 10, and then the Carpenters will make their list of jobs for this year. For more information or to join this ministry, contact Byron Baird (byron.baird@sbcglobal.net) at 817/294-5490.

Children and Safety FirstSafety First

The Hospitality, Safety, and Security Committee (HSSC) has determined that many people drive through the Justin parking lot at accelerated speed, using it as a “cut through” and making it unsafe for parents with small children entering FUMC Day School. Therefore, the 7th Street entrance will be closed during the day Monday – Friday. We appreciate everyone’s effort in making the safety of our children a top priority!

Snow Cones and Classic Autos_HS1Snow Cones and Classic Autos

Sunday, June 19
10:30 – 11:15 am & noon – 12:30 pm | 5th Street 

In honor of fathers, fatherhood, and father figures everywhere, everyone is invited to our festive First Church Father’s Day celebration on 5th Street. Enjoy Kona Ice snow cones (for the throwback price of just $1), browse a fascinating array of classic autos, and celebrate this special day together. See you on 5th Street!

Outdoor Retreat Ministry 5th Street Celebration16_HSOutdoor Retreat Ministries 5th Street Celebration

Sunday, June 26
9:00 am – 12:30 pm | 5th Street

Camp out with FUMCFW Outdoor Retreat Ministries at our annual 5th Street Celebration! This is your chance to get the details about our upcoming outdoor retreats and hear stories from past campers. You can also check out camping gear and shelters, including special RVs, tents, and our very own cargo trailer. Plus, sample some tasty Dutch oven cooking to get the full experience. Take a break from your fast-paced world to step outside and learn all about this growing ministry! For more information, contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065.

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Trinity Singles Reunion Dinner

Sunday, June 12
6:00 – 8:00 pm | Spring Creek BBQ
8628 Camp Bowie W. Blvd. | Fort Worth, TX 76116

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 a ‘Dutch Treat’ dinner at Spring Creek BBQ. For more information, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.

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.

BrainFit_HS1BrainFit Seminar & Lunch

Tuesday, June 14
10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Wesley Hall
Lunch provided | RSVP by 6.10

Good news! Did you know that you can change your brain at any age? All the more reason to come to Brookdale’s BrainFit and discover the building blocks that can keep your brain healthy. A complimentary lunch will be provided. RSVP by Friday, June 10, to Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.

Wednesday Morning Summer Study Group_HSWednesday Morning Summer Study Group

June 15 – August 31
Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154

This class will examine how God’s presence is always around us, and how God moves in and through our world — even through the books we read and the movies we watch! The group is open all summer, so come when you can. Click here for more information, or contact Gayle Ammerman (gammerman@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5091.

Pastor's Bible Study_HSPastor’s Bible Study

June 15 – August 31
Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Room 231
Led by Rev. Lance Marshall

This offering is an open Bible study; no purchase or registration is necessary. The current focus of study is the Gospel of Matthew — with occasional detours into other texts and topic of discussion. This study welcomes both those who have never opened the Bible in their lives, as well as to those who study on a regular basis. Join us!

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).

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


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.

VBS16 LogoVacation Bible School

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’s 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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During the month of June, please bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and rain ponchos 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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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, senior woman, or somewhere in between 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).

Cornerstone Youth Choir16_HSCornerstone Youth Choir Tour

June 27 – July 1
Branson, MO | Registration closed

This year Cornerstone Youth Choir is going to Branson, Missouri. Why tour? Touring is so much more than the music we make and the places we sing. Of course, music is a large part of it. It ties all of us together, and it is the launching pad for our tour. However . . .

  • Nothing builds community and transforms lives better than traveling together!
  • God works in us and through us in such different ways on tour.
  • It’s an incredible opportunity to see a new city and how God is working in it.
  • It’s also a chance for us to make our mark in the mission field and learn to be selfless.
  • We have a blast together . . . and we make lifelong friends!
  • There are a million other surprises waiting for us.

For more information about Cornerstone Youth Choir, contact Elaine Johnson (ejohnson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2406.

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Sunday, July 3
10:30 am | Connections in the Garden
11:00 am | Sanctuary worship service

DFW Brass, an acclaimed brass quintet, will be with us on July 3 at 10:30 am in the Garden to perform some of the most beloved patriotic and hymn repertoire, including “Armed Forces Salute,” “National Anthem,” “Stars & Stripes,” “Washington Post,” “Shenandoah,” and “Old Rugged Cross” (Dixieland style). The group will also perform “Simple Gifts” and “Quintet” by Kamen at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary. Come hear this brass quintet and get in the spirit of the Fourth of July holiday!

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


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.

Mission Day Camp 6.15 5V9A5329Mission Day Camp Counselor

Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17
7:30 am – 4:45 pm | Lyle Lodge
Youth entering 9th – 12th grade

As a Mission Day Camp Counselor, youth can not only give back to our church and community — they can take a walk down memory lane to their own experiences. Teens will earn 46 volunteer hours while positively influencing and guiding children campers. Plus, this mix of camp fun, mission-oriented service, and leadership skills all takes place in the fresh air and sunshine.

Click here to register as a Youth Camp Counselor and learn more about Mission Day Camp. For more information, contact Director of Children’s Ministries Mark Burrows (mburrows@myfumc.org).

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Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15
9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Wesley Hall
Youth entering 9th – 12th grade

VBS Celebration Sunday

Sunday, July 17
11:00 am | Sanctuary

This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme is Surf Shack — an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that gives children an opportunity to catch the wave of God’s amazing love! Youth volunteers will help teach and assist children in the classrooms and participate as leaders in music, art, games, and storytelling. Plus, you can earn up to 24 hours of community service.

Click here to register as a Youth Volunteer and learn more about Vacation Bible School. For more information, contact Mark Burrows (mburrows@myfumc.org) or 2016 VBS Chair Kasey Schrimpf (jeffandkaseys@sbcglobal.net).

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.

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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General Fund in Honor of: 
Rev. Casey Orr for her ordination by Kay Watkins


First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
William Montgomery by Cecile Montgomery

General Fund in Memory of:
Barbara McWhirter by Kathe Goodwin
Barbara McWhirter by Roxanne & Robert Wood
Herschel Winn by Betty & Bill Brooks Family Charitable Trust
Herschel Winn by Billie Nichols
Herschel Winn by Carol & James Van Hook
Herschel Winn by Jerre & J. David Tracy
Herschel Winn by Lue Nel Stroud
Herschel Winn by Pamela & Richard Ramsey
William Montgomery by Cecile Montgomery
William Montgomery by James Pattee & Rinda Thomas
William Montgomery by Mary Louise Walker Harrington

Methodist Justice Ministry in Memory of:
Barbara McWhirter by Ann & Steve Christian
James L. Kent by Laura Kent & Laura Riggs


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