FUMCFW Weekly News 8.19.16

By August 19, 2016News

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Dr. Tim Bruster — What is That in Your Eye?
Other Sunday Morning Offerings

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Louisiana Flood Relief
Meet Erin Ypya, Our New Youth Choir Director! 
Pathway to Peace Interfaith Symposium
Hearty Breakfast At Ronald Mcdonald House
Habitat for Humanity Fall Fellowship Builds

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Wilderness Camping and Backpacking Training
September United Methodist Women Luncheon
Wesleyan Adventurers Taste of Texas Tour
Fit First Running Group
Monday Musers Summer Study Group
Wednesday Morning Summer Study Group

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Third Grade Bible Retreat & Presentation

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August Mission Sundays
August School Supply Drive
Habitat for Humanity Fall Fellowship Builds
North Texas Giving Day

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Have You Ever Wondered Where Our Hymns Come From?
Singing Men of First Church

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New Confirmation Family Orientation


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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 | Rev. Casey Orr
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“What is That in Your Eye?”

Dr. Tim Bruster

Matthew 7:1-5

Third Sermon in the Series: “Questions We Should Answer”

Friends,

In Sanctuary worship this Sunday I am continuing my series “Questions We Should Answer” with another challenging question: What is that in your eye? It is a question about the way you see yourself and others and the way you judge yourself and others. It is a question about self-awareness and grace toward yourself and others. The question comes from this teaching of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount:

Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged. You’ll receive the same judgment you give. Whatever you deal out will be dealt out to you. Why do you see the splinter that’s in your brother’s or sister’s eye, but don’t notice the log in your own eye? How can you say to your brother or sister, “Let me take the splinter out of your eye,” when there’s a log in your eye? You deceive yourself! First take the log out of your eye, and then you’ll see clearly to take the splinter out of your brother’s or sister’s eye. (Matthew 7:1-5)

This is a big one! Jesus was confronting his own disciples and confronts us with the truth that we tend to be blind to our own faults and see too clearly the faults of others. We tend to leave our own motives unquestioned and question the motives of others. We can be self-unaware to the extent that we can ascribe selfish motives, destructive behavior, and flawed character traits to others while being blind to the same kinds of selfish motives, destructive behavior, and flawed character traits in ourselves.

As Jesus says clearly, “Don’t judge,” he asks two questions. One points to motive: “Why do you see the splinter that’s in your brother’s or sister’s eye, but don’t notice the log in your own eye?” The other points to behavior: “How can you say to your brother or sister, ‘Let me take the splinter out of your eye,’ when there’s a log in your eye?” Then he says, pointedly, “You deceive yourself!”

So, what do you do? Jesus says, “First take the log out of your eye, and then you’ll see clearly to take the splinter out of your brother’s or sister’s eye.” First, become self-aware, realize your own faults, and seek to make them right. Only then can you see your brother or sister clearly and compassionately in order to help him or her.

I look forward to being in worship with you on Sunday as we take a look at this teaching of Jesus and use it as a lens to look at ourselves and our relationships with others — all in the light of Christ’s love.

Grace and Peace,

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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.

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, August 21

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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Robert StovallHistory of Hymns

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What a pleasure it was to be with a great group of our members on Tuesday. The class met to discuss the topic: “Have You Ever Wondered Where Our Methodist Hymns Come From?” Our discussion centered on John and Charles, “The Wesley Boys.” Of course we all know the brothers Wesley were the ones who started the Methodist movement in the 1700s. What you may not know is that Charles is responsible for either writing or submitting text to 8,989 hymns. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, August 23, at 10:30 am in Room 154. Peggy Graff will be continuing the trek of Methodist hymns by exploring those of Isaac Watts and Fanny Crosby. We have a great time. Come join us.

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Anticipation!

Wednesday night music rehearsals are exhilarating to me. This past Wednesday night, the rehearsals gave me a feeling of “there in not ONE piece of music we CAN’T do!” Our choir members are so dedicated and engaged in the lessons provided that it allows me to teach on a higher level and expect high results. ANTICIPATION was the focus last evening. When singing in the moment, we must always anticipate what is to come in the next phrase or on the page turn. The anticipatory concept allows us to realize what is required to be successful when presenting text through song. We want to deliver the message with complete confidence, energized thought that produces energized tone, and beautiful, balanced harmonies. Click here to continue reading.

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Rev. Lance Marshall

If you’re new to The Gathering, I want you to understand that I will never ask you to do something that I’m not also doing/have done. When I urge you to attend worship, join a Bible study, give sacrificially, serve in the community, pray with regularity, etc., I want you to know that I’m taking those same steps myself. I also do these practices not just to be authentic, but because I need those disciplines and practices to help me grow as a Christian, too.

One of the key practices in a healthy spiritual life (and a healthy life in general) is being a part of a small group of people who commit to growing together as Christians. Click here to continue reading.

How is this Terrifying Image Good News for Our Kids?

One of my very favorite images in the Bible comes from the first chapter of Ezekiel. Ezekiel is a priest, and he finds himself in exile, displaced from his homeland and far from the Temple that served as the site of his sacrificial worship. He’s in the wilderness in a foreign land, surrounded by his conquering foes, and he sees a vision.

It’s easy to read this text and get focused on the wild imagery; the storm, the fire, the wings, the wheels — it’s overwhelming. We forget how shocking it is for Ezekiel to not only see a vision of God, but to see God thereClick here to continue reading.

Click here to read more posts from Lance


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It’s Not About the Gold

Rev. Tom McDermott

Once upon a time . . . which is to say, “then and now and again” . . . there was an old man who lived in a run-down shack on the edge of town. A young man walked by on the other side of the street and noticed the small, elderly man sitting on a porch swing, holding an old black pot and stirring. The young guy couldn’t help but notice that, whatever he was stirring, it was beginning to shimmer and reflect golden light onto the old man’s jacket and about the porch.

So this young guy runs across the street and is shocked to see the old man holding a pot of gold. Without even introducing himself, the guy asks, “OK, how’d you end up with a pot of gold?” Click here to continue reading.

Click here to read more posts from Tom


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Dr. Len Delony

“Mindful awareness can be considered as a way of being, more than something that involves our “doing” . . . How we pay attention (different from awareness), on purpose (an ongoing intention more than effort) to the unfolding of present moment experience (but, in fact, we can pay attention to memories of the past or plans for the future) with a sense alertness, attention to detail, and with kindness and compassion.” 

— Dr. Daniel Siegel

Throughout the centuries, there has been a wisdom about the ways of knowing. In our present time, meditation that is often called “mindfulness” can help open us to that wisdom way of knowing. Click here to continue reading.

Click here to read more posts from Len


SId J_FinalWEBWhere There’s a Will, There’s a Way!

Sid Johnston

Did you know your Foundation can help you find a way when it comes to wills? I believe that many of us can use the guidance.

So often I see church members fall victim to having a family member pass away leaving an estate, possessions, accounts, real property, and more, with no will to guide those left behind. We may not realize that not having a will can cause headaches on top of heartaches for the surviving family.

The Foundation wanted to find a way to inform church members about estate planning tips and ways to ensure that their possessions are protected when they die. Click here to continue reading.

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Rev. Chuck Graff

Louisiana (particularly the southern part along I-10) has been hit especially hard this last week with more than four trillion gallons of water — leaving areas that had not flooded in more than 100 years under water. The Central Texas Conference and FUMCFW are taking action to aid our sister conference. First, keep these families in your daily prayers. Second, watch for details on how you can provide financial support. Third, please contact me if you are interested in serving on a future mission team to help with cleanup in that area (they are not ready for teams yet). You can also attend Early Response Training to join me in being one of those from our Conference and church to go into disaster areas early upon request. Click here to continue reading.

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HOSPITALIZATIONS

Barbara Moller
Dick Rightmire
Dorthy Casten
Evelyn Wood
John Harrington
Peggy Von Duynn
Spencer “Monty” Brown

MEMORIALS

Bernie Ostby
Jean McAllum


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“Flood Buckets” needed immediately in Louisiana — and FUMCFW Youth Ministries is leading our First Church collection and assembly effort!

During the past week, Southern Louisiana has received more than four trillion gallons of rainfall — most of it falling within a span of 48 hours. Because the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sager Brown Depot has now depleted its supply of cleaning buckets, UMCOR has issued an urgent request for more.

Our Central Texas Conference (CTC) Disaster Response team was quick to provide all the flood buckets that were already made and stored, along with cleaning kits and school kits. The urgent request now is for help refilling these supplies and making them available to UMCOR as more teams help tackle this immense flood relief and cleanup initiative.

What can we do to help?

  • Look for our Youth wielding donation buckets (cash or check only) on 5th Street this Sunday from 10:30 – 11:00 am and noon – 12:30 pm to help bring attention to our churchwide response.
  • Submit a donation of $50 per bucket at a table near the Welcome Center. While we hope you can sponsor a bucket (or more!), all amounts are welcome.
  • Donate online now!
  • Text your donation! Just text “$50 Louisiana Flood” to 817/241-2327 and it will donate $50 to flood relief. (You must put “Louisiana Flood” after the dollar amount for it to go to flood relief; if you forget this detail your donation will go into the Church’s general operating fund.)

Our Youth Ministries team will purchase the supplies for the buckets with donated funds and pack buckets on Sunday, August 28, for delivery to UMCOR.

If you’d like to know more about CTC Disaster Response or are interested in joining a response team, please contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 for more information.


Erin YpyaMeet Erin Ypya, Our New Youth Choir Director!

We are excited to announce that Erin Ypya has joined FUMCFW Music & Worship Arts as our new Youth Choir Director. Erin is also the Middle School Choir Director at Fort Worth Country Day School, so she will spend her time between here and there. Robert Stovall, our Director of Music & Worship Arts, previously worked with Erin during his time as the Director of Fine Arts at Fort Worth Country Day School. According to Robert, Erin has the “IT” factor — in her case, “the ability to show her passion and love for children and singing.” This has been evident through the relationships she has already formed with our Youth Ministries. “Erin’s involvement in church is a very important part of her life,” Robert says. “She is full of love, has a genuine interest in children, and possesses a willingness to work with them in both their church youth program as well as youth choir.”

Click here to read more about Erin in Robert’s blog. Welcome, Erin!


Pathway to Peace_HSPathway to Peace Interfaith Symposium

Sunday, August 28
3:00 – 5:00 pm | Wesley Hall
Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor
Harris Zafar, Author, Spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Brian Zimmerman, Rabbi at Beth-El Congregation

We have invited three excellent speakers to this symposium who will share their faith traditions and perspectives on “How we together can establish peace in our society today” (a much-needed topic for discussion), and it will be a wonderful opportunity for our faith communities and others to hear new information on the true teachings of peace from these faith perspectives.

There is no charge for the event. Refreshments will be served, and child care will be provided upon request. For more information, contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065.

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Ronald_McDonald_IMG_1290Hearty Breakfast at Ronald McDonald House

Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And when you’re away from home, it can make an even bigger difference. The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth is to provide a supportive home away from home for families of children receiving medical treatment at area hospitals. On Saturday, August 13, a group from FUMCFW offered their support through the “Meals from the Heart” program. They cooked and visited with the families while serving them a hot breakfast.

“Special thanks to Allison McMahon for organizing our opportunity to serve at the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth!” exclaims Rev. Chuck Graff. “Allison, you are an amazing leader, and we had a great group serving and comforting the families today.” Thank you to all our volunteers for making these families feel right at home.

Pictured above from left to right: Joan Gaspard, Mia Hudson, Carol Popp, Allison McMahon, Chuck Graff, Sara Collins, Amie Hebdige, Elizabeth Williams, DJ Lewis, and Carolyn Stephens.


Fall Habitat_HSHabitat for Humanity Fall Fellowship Builds

Saturdays | September 17 & 24, October 1 & 8
8:00 am – 3:00 pm | Carver Heights neighborhood, Fort Worth
Ages 18+ | Registration deadline 9.5 | Limit 3 people per day

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Click here to sign up for one of our four upcoming Fall Fellowship Builds with the join code FUMCFW. If you already have an account, log in and click on “Your Account” next to your name. Click “Next,” and then enter the join code FUMCFW. Once registration is complete, you MUST select the day you are volunteering. You will be prompted to read and accept a Liability Waiver online. When sign-up is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information. If you do not receive an email, please contact Jeremy Byrd (jeremy.byrd@trinityhabitat.org).

Visit the Compassion & Justice Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.


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Wilderness Camping and Backpack Training_HSWilderness Camping and Backpacking Training

Saturday, August 20
8:30 am – noon | Justin Building
Class limited to 20 people | Register by 8.16
Led by Claudia Blalock and Marcos Jorge

Want to update your camping skills for those fly fishing trips, backpacking, or camping in wilderness areas? This class is the perfect opportunity to learn about a variety of camping topics, including selection and care of tents, backpacks and day packs, stoves, hiking boots, clothing, sleeping bags and sleeping pads, as well as meal and trip planning. Join expert, experienced trip leaders Claudia Blalock and Marcos Jorge as they demonstrate equipment, answer questions, and advise on trip planning. Contact Claudia Blalock (claudia.blalock@att.net) at 817/924-6242 for information and reservations. Please register by August 16.


UMW Sept16_HS2September United Methodist Women Luncheon

Tuesday, September 6
11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $15
RSVP by noon on Friday, September 2
“Sacred Places — At the Intersection of Heritage, Faith, and Community”
Suzy Yowell, Texas Office Director of Partners for Sacred Places
Click here to RSVP online now!
All women are invited to Luncheons & Programs sponsored by United Methodist Women!

Click here to RSVP or leave a message on our RSVP line at 469-844-8690. Child care is provided; contact Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) for reservations. Please RSVP and make your child care reservations by noon on the Friday before each Luncheon & Program. We look forward to seeing you there!


WA Taste of Texas_HSWesleyan Adventurers Taste of Texas Tour

Tuesday, November 1 – Friday, November 4
$400 for double occupancy | $550 for single occupancy
Half of total cost due 9.15 | Remaining balance due 10.15
Space limited to 40 participants

Rev. Phyllis Barren will lead the Wesleyan Adventurers on a trip through central and south Texas. The cost will cover chartered coach transportation and three nights at hotels with complimentary breakfasts, as well as visits to the Homestead Craft Village in Waco, the George (H.W.) Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, a tour of two painted churches and two museums in Schulenburg, a classic car museum in San Marcos, and a hand-blown glass studio and gallery in Wimberley. On the way back we will stop in Salado for some shopping and leisure time. For more information or to register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071 or Rev. Phyllis Barren (pbarren@myfumc.org).


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July 23 – December 31
Saturdays | 6:45 – 9:00 am | The Trailhead at Clearfork
4801 Edwards Ranch Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Waiver required

Join us for a four-mile out and back route for all levels of runners and walkers. Children and pets are welcome. Start with stretching and end with breakfast and the Farmers Market. Bring water and sunscreen. For more information, contact Jennifer Stephens (jstephens@myfumc.org) at 817/363-3291.


Monday Musers_HSMonday Musers Summer Study Group

June 13 – August 29
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 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.

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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.

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


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Fall Academy_HSFall Children’s Academy Sunday School

Academy begins Sunday, September 11
Click here to register

This Fall we enter the eleventh semester of our Children’s Academy Sunday School for children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Children will get to enroll in a class of their choosing. They will be in the same room, with the same teachers, all semester. Some courses are designed for younger elementary (K – 2nd) and some for older elementary (3rd – 5th). While the subject areas are varied, each class will work from the same Bible story and same memory verse each month. By the end of the semester, not only will the children have a better grounding in their faith, but they will develop some real skill in a particular area.


3rd Grade Bible_HSThird Grade Bible Retreat & Presentation

Overnight Retreat | September 16 – 17 | Lyle Lodge | $25 per child
Presentation of Bibles | September 28 | 11:00 am worship | Sanctuary

Third grade is a special year in Children’s Ministries as we celebrate the milestone of gifting children with their very own Bible! This three-day experience begins with an overnight retreat where children learn the importance of using the Bible as a tool in their everyday lives, and will culminate with the special presentation of Bibles that Sunday in the Sanctuary. Click here to learn more and register your third grader!

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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August Mission Sundays

During the month of August, please bring bottled water 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.


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Bring school supplies 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

It’s time to start thinking about back to school and how to help children get the best start possible by stocking supply closets at two local elementary schools, supported by various outreach ministries of FUMCFW.

Recommended Items:

24-Count Box of Crayons
Glue Sticks
8 oz. Bottle of School Glue
Blunt-Tip Scissors
Plastic Supply Box
8-Count Washable Markers
#2 Pencils
Pink Erasers
12-Count Colored Pencils
Pocket Folders of Assorted Colors with Brads
70-Page, Wide-Ruled Spiral Notebooks
100-Page Composition Notebooks

Donations can be brought each Sunday and placed in the donation bins at the East, West, & Garden entrances or in the boxes located in each Sunday School classroom. Donations can also be dropped off at First Street Methodist Mission, Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Fall Habitat_HSHabitat for Humanity Fall Fellowship Builds

Saturdays | September 17 & 24, October 1 & 8
8:00 am – 3:00 pm | Carver Heights neighborhood, Fort Worth
Ages 18+ | Registration deadline 9.5 | Limit 3 people per day

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Click here to sign up for one of our four upcoming Fall Fellowship Builds with the join code FUMCFW. If you already have an account, log in and click on “Your Account” next to your name. Click “Next,” and then enter the join code FUMCFW. Once registration is complete, you MUST select the day you are volunteering. You will be prompted to read and accept a Liability Waiver online. When sign-up is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information. If you do not receive an email, please contact Jeremy Byrd (jeremy.byrd@trinityhabitat.org).


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North Texas Giving Day

Thursday, September 22
6:00 am – midnight
Donate at NorthTexasGivingDay.org

First Street Methodist Mission and Methodist Justice Ministry are taking part in North Texas Giving Day! On September 22, every donation of $25 and above will be multiplied with bonus funds and prizes! Get the most out of your donation to our organizations. First Street Methodist Mission and Methodist Justice Ministry are two vital ministries of the FUMCFW faith community, often working together to share and maximize resources for the benefit of those we serve. Because these are also two distinctly separate entities, your North Texas Giving Day gifts must be designated individually to each ministry. Thank you for all you do to support these vital ministries of our church!

Visit the Compassion & Justice Ministries page for more information on programs and activities.


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Have You Ever Wondered Where Our Hymns Come From?
(A History of Methodist Hymns)

Tuesdays | August 16 & 23
10:30 am – noon | Room 154

Robert Stovall, Director of Music & Worship Arts, and Peggy Graff, Organist & Associate Director of Music & Worship Arts, will present a two-part series on the “History of the Methodist Hymnal.” Famous hymn writers, including John Wesley and Fanny Crosby, will be featured in this class. We will have fun talking, singing, and exploring the great hymns of our faith. Bring yourself and your singing voice (singing not required but encouraged).


Singing Men_HS2Singing Men of First Church

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

Singing Men of First Church Rehearsals

8.31 | 8:00 – 9:00 pm | Choir Room
9.7 | 8:00 – 9:00 pm | Choir Room

The Singing Men of First Church, a choir comprised solely of male voices, will join together once again during the 9:30 and 11:00 am Sanctuary worship services on Sunday, September 11. Men of all ages are welcome, whether you are a member of Choral Union looking for something different, or if you are interested in a short-term choir experience without the commitment of a weekly rehearsal. The Singing Men of First Church will perform under the direction of Robert Stovall, Director of Music & Worship Arts. We will be singing “Who Are the Brave” and “The Awakening” by Martin. For more information, contact Robert Stovall (rstovall@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5074.

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


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Sunday, August 28
9:30 – 10:30 am | Justin Building Gym

At this orientation and information meeting, 6th graders and their parents will receive in-depth information about the school-year program, have an opportunity to ask questions, and meet other families and leaders who will be with you on the journey this year! We hope you join us! For more information, contact Rev. Casey Orr (corr@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5067.

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


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MEMORIAL GIFTS

Foundation Memorial Fund in Memory of:
Ed Petrushka by Mr. & Mrs. Bill G.W. Yee
Ed Petrushka by Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Eaton
George Hopkins by Pat & Arch Van Meter
Michael Bruster by Dr. & Mrs. Lee Bloemendal

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