SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
Dr. Tim Bruster
“God the Creator”
(Second in the Series: The Faith We Sing)
Job 38:1-7; 34-41
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…
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, (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the subscription list. Printed versions are available in the Welcome Center.
THIS WEEK’S NEWS
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 (email@example.com) or Rev. Chuck Graff (firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com
) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
) at 817/560-7323 or Rev. Chuck Graff (email@example.com
) 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
Scholarship and class information
Rev. Gena Anderson
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
) at 817/339-2409.
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 (email@example.com
) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5071. For more information about Roots of Change visit www.rootsofchange.com.
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.
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, email@example.com
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:
No new members this week.
Preston George Huckaby was born Thursday, August 29, 2013 to proud parents Bonnie & Aaron Huckaby