WEEKLY 9.6.13

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Sanctuary Worship

Dr. Tim Bruster

9:30 am 11:00 am | Sanctuary 

DiscipleChurch

Rev. Brooks Harrington 

8:30 am |  Leonard Memorial Chapel

Chapel Communion Service 

Dr. Len Delony

10:30 – 11:00 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel

 

Nontraditional Worship

eleven:eleven celebration 

Charles Gaby, MS, LPC

11:11 am | Wesley Hall

TEACHERS & TOPICSClasses Meeting on Sunday, September 8

Aldersgate Couples | First Street Methodist Mission | 9:30 am | Assembling Hygiene Kits
Cana Disciples | Room 332 | 9:30 am | TBA
Covenant | Room 331 | 9:30 am | Bill Lanford
Creative Couples | Room 321 | 9:45 am | FUMC Costa Rica Mission Trip | Beth & Dan Cooper
Downtown Singles | Room 340-341 | 10:50 am | Dr. Mike Marshall
Foundations | Room 336 | 9:45 am | TBA
Genesis Couples | Room 351 | 9:45 am | The Trinity | Rev. Brooks Harrington
Good Neighbors | Room 334 | 11:00 am | China Tour | Liz & John Howard and Barbara & Wes Alderete
8:30 am In-Depth Bible Study | Room 350 | Dr. Lamar Smith | The Trials & Travels of Peter & Paul (September Study)
Inquirers | Room 352 | 9:30 am | Dr. Gil Ferrell
Journey | Room 230 | 10:00 am | Class is working at the First Street Methodist Mission
Koinonia | Room 224 | 9:30 am  | Peter and Paul Meet Jesus (Part 2) | Dr. Lamar Smith
Loyalty | Room 334 | 9:30 am | The Supreme Court’s Latest Term | Don Jackson, Professor-Emeritus, TCU
New Horizon Singles | Room 231 | 9:30 am | Dr. Linda Duncan
New Passages | Room 352 | 11:00 am | What is “every word that proceeds from the mouth of God?” | Bill Lanford
Partners | Room 320 | 9:45 am | 4-Week study: The Tough Sayings of Jesus | Kelly Mahachek
Sojourners | Room 335 | 9:30 am | Ray Best
Trinity Fellowship | Room 340-341 | 9:30 am | Book Study: The Way by Adam Hamilton
Twosome | Room 154 | 9:30 am | Dr. David Grant
Veriditas | Room 272F (Foundation Building) | 9:30 am | Book Study: It’s Really All About God by Samir Selmanovic
Wesley Bible | Room 350 | 9:30 am | Dr. Ron Ballard

SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

Dr. Tim Bruster

“God the Creator”

(Second in the Series: The Faith We Sing)

Job 38:1-7; 34-41

Dear Friends,

Last Sunday we began a September series in our 9:30 and 11:00 services entitled “The Faith We Sing.” The Bible is the Church’s primary book, to be sure, but hymnals are important books for the Church as well. Our United Methodist Hymnal is no exception. It contains many of the major themes of our faith and understandings of God—captured in poetry. There are hymns written hundreds of years ago and hymns written thirty years ago. There are hymns from several ethnic traditions in varieties of style. In addition to hymns, there are orders of worship, prayers, canticles, affirmations of faith, readings, Psalms arranged in responsive readings with sung responses, and indexes to help you find what you are looking for. In past generations, the people called Methodists not only possessed their own Bibles, but they also possessed their own hymnals and used them as a way to solidify their faith and write it on their hearts. Read more…

CONNECT!

Go to bit.ly/1f2Ldcz for the online version of the second issue of CONNECT, our new church magazine.  If you are not receiving the link to FUMC’s quarterly magazine by email, please email Lisa Helm, FUMC Communications Coordinator, (lhelm@myfumc.org) to be added to the subscription list. Printed versions are available in the Welcome Center.


THIS WEEK’S NEWS

ADULTS

9.5 NEW SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASS

Thursday Evenings | 6:30 – 8:00  pm

Room 231 | $50

This beginner level, non-credit, Spanish class will focus on understanding and conversing in Spanish – and having fun as we learn! Sharon West, who has a BA in Spanish from TCU and experience teaching conversational Spanish, will teach the class. Scholarships available; contact Sharon West (swest124@swbell.net) or Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 for more information.

9.26 – 9.28 CAMPING TRIP 
Mineral Wells State Park
Campers of all ages are invited for camping, worship and outdoor activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.  Join the fun in God’s beautiful creation at nearby Mineral Wells State Park. You can tent camp or RV with us on all or any one of these dates –  or just come for the day! Food costs will be shared. Contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 for more details.
10.14 GOLF TOURNAMENT
9:00 am Shotgun Start | Lost Creek Golf Course | $40 per person | Guests Welcome
All men and women (senior or near senior) interested in enjoying a four-person scramble are invited to join the fun! Cost includes green fee, cart and lunch, and is payable at the tournament. Please contact Tournament Director, Wayne Maddox (waymad@juno.com) at 817/560-7323 or Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065 to register. Include your handicap, or probable score, who you would like to be teamed with, or your foursome.

FALL ADULT STUDIES

Register in the Adult Education Office

Sundays | September 1 & 8

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scholarships available

Registration information

Gayle Ammerman

(gammerman@myfumc.org) 817/339-5091

Childcare reservations

Paula Wagstaff

(pwagstaff@myfumc.org) 817/546-4414

Scholarship and class information

Rev. Gena Anderson

(ganderson@myfumc.org) 817/339-5067

YOUTH

9.8 CONFIRMATION BEGINS

9:30 am | 2nd Floor | Justin Youth Building | Current 6th gradersLed by Dr. Mike Marshall

This class will meet every Sunday and culminate on Sunday evening, May 18, 2014, with the Service of Confirmation. Questions? Contact Dr. Mike Marshall (mmarshall@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2409.
9.8 KICKOFF
5:30 pm | Justin Youth Building
We’re kicking off a new school year and a whole new Sunday night schedule! Join us for dinner, worship and some big fun in the Justin after choir rehearsal!
9.20 – 9.22 MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT Lyle Lodge | Cost: $25

All current 7 – 8th graders are invited to join us for a weekend out at the lake for some fun, relaxation and worship. Register by September 15. Contact Brenda (bkegans@myfumc.org) for more information.
10.19 – 10.20 HIGH SCHOOL RETREATLyle Lodge | Cost: $25

All current 9 – 12th graders are invited to join us for a weekend out at the lake for some fun, relaxation and worship. Register by September 15. Contact Brenda Kegans for more information.

MUSIC & WORSHIP ARTS

9.7 YOUTH CHOIR KICKOFF

10:00 am – 3:00 pm | 7 – 12 graders$5 per person

Join Youth Choir for an exciting kickoff to the year! Come, bring a friend if you like, and be a part of this special group.

  • Meet in the choir room at 10:00 am for some getting-to-know-you fun (and a little singin’)
  • Head either to the Justin Building or Wesley Hall (depending on construction) for some lunch at 11:30 am
  • Load up the vans around 12:15 pm and head to Pepe’s Pottery for an artistic spin  on a mission project
  • Return to the church at 3:00 pm

Questions? Contact Janis Rathburn (jrathburn@myfumc.org).

FIRST STREET MISSION

If you’ve always wanted to volunteer at FSMM, now is the perfect time! Three volunteers are needed on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to help with intake for grocery services.
There is also an opportunity for one or two volunteers to host the Mission’s Share Table Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Contact Charme Robarts (crobarts@firststreetmission.org) or
Elizabeth Becker (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) to learn more.

SEPTEMBER MISSION SUNDAYS:

UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS

During September, please bring men’s and/or women’s adult size underwear and socks to FSMM during regular donation hours, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or to the Welcome Center on Sunday. Remember: Small Gifts, Big Difference!

CENTER FOR CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION

9.29 ROOTS OF CHANGE BEGINS

Register by 9.22 | Foundation Building | Room 274

If you are ready to experience some intense, personal, life-changing growth don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of Roots of Change.  This free class is designed to expose how patterns in our emotions impact how we work, think, pray and love. Donations are accepted to continue this ministry.

Choose any of these weekly meeting times:
Sunday | 9:00 – 11:00 am
Led by Sharon West
Sunday | 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Potluck Lunch Each Week
Led by Charles Gaby
Wednesday | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Potluck Dinner Each Week
Led by Peter Canning

To register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071. For more information about Roots of Change visit www.rootsofchange.com.

CHILDREN

9.8 IT’S FINALLY HERE – FALL ACADEMY BEGINS! 
Don’t forget that Fall Academy classes start THIS SUNDAY! Treasure Hunters, Visual Arts and Puppets are full.
9.15 | THIRD GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATION 
11:00 am | Sanctuary
One of the real milestones in our Children’s Ministry is the Third Grade Bible Presentation in which each third grader is presented with a brand new Bible, inscribed with their full name, during the 11:00 am service in the Sanctuary.
9.20 – 9.21 BIBLE CAMP
Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center  | $45 per person
Our church Conference is hosting a Bible Camp, and we encourage all our third graders to attend with their new Bibles! The camp is limited to 136 children and adults, so please register as soon as possible if your child will participate. Go to http://bit.ly/1d3smSb to register and pay for the camp.
9.8 GOOD BOOK CLUB BEGINS
Guess What? Good Book Club is moving to the SECOND SUNDAY of every month from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. This schedule change will allow more families to participate, and the earlier start time will allow parents of younger children to get kiddos home and in their PJs at a more reasonable time. The theme for our September Good Book Club is “God Is.” Our three book selections will focus on aspects of who God is, as revealed by some all-time classic storybook characters.
Kindergarten and Younger – The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, pictures by Clement Hurd.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade – Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel.
4th Grade and Older – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
Questions? Contact Nikki McInnis (nmcinnis@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5086.

COMING EVENTS

More details coming soon!

9.20 – 9.21 THE HISTORICAL JESUS IN A (POST) MODERN WORLD
Friday 7:30 – 9:00 pm | Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Bass Conference Center at Brite Divinity School, TCU Campus
SPONSORS; FUMC, University Christian Church & Brite Divinity School
Speakers: Joseph Bessler & Stephen Patterson
Debates about the historical Jesus frequently also address social issues like the separation of church and state, or the power of religious authorities. As new generations encounter problems that previous generations didn’t address, they renew the quest to find out who Jesus really was. The upcoming forum revisits the historical Jesus to help explore the role of religion in an increasingly secular American society. All sessions are open to the general public. Registration is $75 for all three events ($60 pre-registration by Sep 6th), and $50 for additional family members. The individual cost is $20 for Friday evening and $30 each for Saturday morning and afternoon sessions. Register by phone, 503-375-5323, or online at www.westarinstitute.org.  Questions on local arrangements should be directed to Bronson Davis, (817) 235-6335, bronsonclarkdavis@gmail.com.

10.5 FAITHWORKS

8:00 am | Leonard Memorial Chapel
Be a part of FAITHWORKS– a variety of exciting volunteer opportunities for all ages and groups! Join us as we put into practice our commitment to go out and be God’s people in the world by reaching out to improve our community and strengthen our church.
The day will begin with a communion service in the Leonard Memorial Chapel at 8:30. After the service, we will focus our efforts on the following projects:
Stop Hunger Now
The Paint Project
The World Communion Project
The Gardening Project
Mystery Teams
For detailed information on each of these projects, contact Caren Walker (carenwalk@aol.com) at 817/688-8195 or Marianne Wells (hpwmtw@charter.net) at 817/266-1123.

NEW MEMBERS

No new members this week.

BIRTHS
Preston George Huckaby was born Thursday, August 29, 2013 to proud parents Bonnie & Aaron Huckaby
KNOWN HOSPITALIZED
Ernie Nance Richardson
Faires Kuykendall
Verone Massie
Bonnie Siddons
IN MEMORIAM  
Jerry Dugan
Orris King
Wynn Chapman

Welcome, FUMC CONNECT!

If you have not yet seen the new FUMC CONNECT magazine, we invite you to click here to take a look at it (and download it if you’d like!). If you’d like to receive CONNECT by mail, please contact Lisa Helm (lhelm@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2403 to order your mail subscription. Please be aware that although there is no charge for printed copies of FUMC WEEKLY NEWS and/or FUMC CONNECT magazine, we welcome donations  to help cover the costs of printing and postage for those who prefer print.

Continued…It only takes a few moments of leafing through the hymnal to see that it is laid out in the pattern of a creed. It begins with the Trinity: God the Creator, Jesus the Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit—the divine presence in our lives. Then, it moves to the Church—the Body of Christ, the Community of Faith. The hymnal then ends with looking to the coming fullness of the Realm of God and eternal life.  Along the way, we remember that the grace of God moves in our lives and in our world in three distinct ways:

1) Prevenient Grace—the working of God in our lives—even before we are aware of God—to bring us to faith.

2) Justifying Grace—the working of God in Jesus Christ brings about forgiveness and reconciliation with God and new beginnings.

3) Sanctifying Grace—the power and presence of God in our lives to mold us and make us who Christ calls us to be and to live as he calls us to live.

This Sunday we will focus on God as Creator and all that means for us and for our world. We will look at it through the lens of the ancient biblical book of Job (Job 38:1-7; 34-41),  as well as through the poetry of our hymns. I look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Grace and Peace,

Tim

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