FUMCFW Weekly 8.25.17

By August 25, 2017News


Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Andrew Mochrie
“True North”

DiscipleChurch | 7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Dr. Bill Longsworth

The Gathering | 9:30 am | Wesley Hall 11:00 am | Justin Youth Building
Rev. Johnny Brower, First Methodist Mansfield
Sermon Series: “Sex, Death, and Money”

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

Andrew75True North

John 14:1-6

Andrew Mochrie

This coming Sunday is Youth Sunday. It’s a day that our youth get the opportunity to lead the congregation in worship. It’s a day that our church announces to our teenagers that your home is in the church and not just the Justin Building. It’s an incredible day! Our theme for this Youth Sunday is “True North” and it comes out of the John 14 passage when Jesus makes his infamous I AM statement, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” It’s a passage that has been used in a variety of ways both to include and exclude. However we’re not going to talk about it that way. Read more.

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


Youth Ministries_SQYouth Sunday: a Bittersweet Celebration

As final preparations move into place for our Youth Sunday worship service, this annual event featuring our Youth as leaders of traditional worship now takes on the added role of celebrating the ministry and service of its Director, Andrew Mochrie. Read more.

Passing the Peace_SQPass the Peace

Many have noticed that we have brought back an earlier tradition to our order of worship in our Sunday morning Traditional worship service in the Sanctuary — the Passing of the Peace. While Passing the Peace, at first glance, feels like just a way of creating a friendly and welcoming environment, the theological significance of this part of the worship service extends far beyond its handshakes and hugs. Read more.

Alzheimer's Stock Image 2_SQAlzheimer’s & Dementia Support Caregivers Workshop

What does a diagnosis of dementia mean for the person who is diagnosed, as well as his or her family and community? How can we as a faith community work together and partner with local resources to provide optimum care and support for each person in our midst who is affected by this diagnosis? How can we know what to do — and when? Read more.



Kingston Smith
Leah Owens
Mary Ann Stegall


Ganey Bradfield



Care for the Children in Memory of:
Thomas L. Butler by Judy Butler

Feeding The Flock in Memory of:
Joseph W. Plocica of Kathryn Ann Plocica

 First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Lewis Graves by Terry & David Klipsch
Scott Bonjour by Terry & David Klipsch

General Memorial Fund in Memory of:
Paul Driskell by Ruth Ann & Tom Kearley

Infant Formula Program in Memory of:
Norma Gay Joyner by Ben Joyner
Norma Gay Joyner by Gaylynn & Joel Holt
Norma Gay Joyner by Karen & Walter Watson
Norma Gay Joyner by Mary & Jack Knowles
Norma Gay Joyner by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mlinac
Norma Gay Joyner by Sally & Paul Prater


Nancy Fisher75We’ll Leave the Light On

Nancy Fisher

“We’ll leave the light on for you” is an iconic tag line that began running in 1986 for the Motel 6 hotel chain. The campaign itself won numerous national and international awards, and was selected by Advertising Age magazine as one of the Top 100 Advertising Campaigns of the Twentieth Century. Read more.

Len751TCU political science professor raises crucial concerns for our time.

Dr. Len Delony

This past Sunday Dr. Jim Riddlesperger presented to us some deeply disturbing contrasts in the “First Talks” Class (in room 350 at 9:30.) We viewed graphs of recent studies, that show how polarized our political world has become. For me, to see how much things have changed in recent decades, was not so much a surprise, as it is a kind of “wake up call“. Read more.

Andrew75Message from Andrew Mochrie

Andrew Mochrie

It is with such a heavy heart that I write this letter. EJ and I have been offered an opportunity to move back to the southeast, Asheville, NC, putting us a lot closer to our family, and we have decided to take it. For EJ and me, it was one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make, but it’s one we believe is the right move for our expanding little family, as it puts both her parents and mine less than a half-day’s drive away. Read more.

Tom75neither here nor there

Rev. Tom McDermott

I remember a very simple magic trick a friend of mine used to do back in college. We’d all be sitting at a table in the cafeteria and he’d ask for a quarter. He held up the quarter in his right hand and then, resting his left elbow on the table, he’d rub the quarter alternately on the table and then into his left forearm until it had “dissolved” into his arm and disappeared. Read more.


August Mission Sundays: School Uniforms

Please bring school uniforms (white or navy tops & khaki, navy, black, or blue denim bottoms)
to donation bins at the East, West, & Garden entrances | Sunday mornings

Communications Volunteer Opportunities

Print Production Volunteer
On-Call Delivery Volunteer
Event Photographers

Fitness Class Leader Volunteers

Starts on 9.11
Mondays & Tuesdays | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Justin Youth Building Gym | 801 W. 5th St.

8.25 – 8.27 Feed Your Soul: A Healthy Plate Discipleship Retreat

6:00 pm Friday – noon Sunday
Still Water Lodge | Glen Rose, TX | $200 | Registration required

8.30 Disciple Fast Track Information Meeting

9:30 am | Room 350

September Mission Sundays: Diapers

Please bring diapers 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

9.5 September Women’s Luncheon

11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $15 | RSVP by noon on Friday, 9.1
“Faith Traditions: Moving Forward Through Faith”
Marcie Finney Ditto, Founder of Mustard Seed Jewelry

9.6 – 11.22 Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren | $20 | Registration required

9.6 Grief Support

6:30 – 8:00 pm | Room 230
Led by Charme Robarts | Registration required

9.8 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Caregivers Workshop

9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Wesley Hall | $10 | Lunch provided | Registration required
“Best Practices in Dementia Care”

9.8 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Presentation

7:00 – 8:30 pm | Wesley Hall
“How to Communicate With Someone With Dementia”

9.11 Fall Children’s Academy Sunday School Begins

Register now

9.14 Wesleyan Adventurers Evening at Artisan Center Theater

4:30 pm | Carpool from FUMCFW
Dinner at La Hacienda Ranch Colleyville
7:30 pm | “Sister Act” at Artisan Center Theater
444 E. Pipeline Rd. | Hurst, TX 76053
$20 | Limit 20 people | Register by September 1

9.15 – 9.16 Third Grade Bible Retreat

Lyle Lodge | $25 | Registration required

9.17.17  – 5.27.18 Food 4 Kids Volunteer Opportunity

Sundays | Pack backpacks for 1 hour between 9:00 am – noon
First Street Methodist Mission | 801 W. 1st St.

9.17 Kids Hope USA Mentoring Sign Up

9:15 am – 12:15 pm | Garden

9.17 Third Grade Bible Presentation

11:00 am worship | Sanctuary

9.17 – 11.5 & 1.14 – 3.4 Covenant Bible Study

Sundays | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Room 332
Led by Dave Alvarado | $15 | Registration required

9.20 – 11.1 Divorce: Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends

(No class October 18)
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Foundation Building, 2nd Floor
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Registration required | Book available for $15

9.21 – 10.26 Thursday Theologians

9:15 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Linda McDermott | Registration required

9.23 Habitat for Humanity Build

7:45 am – 3:00 pm | 5818 Whittlesey Rd., 76119
Registration required

9.24 United Methodist Women Sunday

All Worship Services

9.24 – 10.8 Preparing for Marriage

Sundays | 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Foundation Building, 2nd Floor
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren | $160 per couple | Registration required

Ongoing Programs

First Yoga

Hatha Class | Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays | 9:30 – 10:30 am
Wednesdays | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Chair Class | Tuesdays & Fridays | 10:45 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays | 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Room 320 | Led by Linda Blanchard | All ages & fitness levels
Registration required | $70 per 10-class punch card

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

Pastor’s Bible Study

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 231
Led by Rev. Lance Marshall

Walking, Running & Cycling Group

Saturdays | 7:00 – 9:00 am
The Trailhead at Clearfork
4801 Edwards Ranch Road
Fort Worth, TX 76109 | Waiver required

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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