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Whether or not you’ve ever been to church before, FUMCFW offers a variety of worship styles with engaging services that are easy to follow, with meaningful teachings to provide thoughtful relevance for your day-to-day life. At First Church you can expect to be greeted warmly, welcomed fully, and made to feel right at home from your first visit on. Join us any Sunday to enjoy a friendly greeting, help in finding your way to a wide assortment of Sunday morning options, and an open invitation to find your place in our dynamic and welcoming faith community.

Sanctuary Service

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor

 

9:30 am

An inspiring service of worship in the traditional style, with sermon, hymns, liturgy, and monthly Communion. Worship music includes various choirs, orchestra, and instrumental ensembles for special music to enhance and deepen your experience of worship. The beauty of our Sanctuary and the stunning music of our 160-rank pipe organ make this service especially moving. Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor, is the primary preacher for this service whose whole design respects the traditions of the church while creatively addressing the issues and needs of contemporary society.

11:00 am

An inspiring service of worship in the traditional style with special enhancements designed to engage people of all ages. This service features the traditional elements of worship, including sermon, hymns, liturgy, and monthly Communion. Worship music includes various choirs, orchestra, and instrumental ensembles for special music. This service takes place within the beauty of our Sanctuary and utilizes the stunning music of our 160-rank pipe organ.

Children (Kindergarten and up) are provided with special bulletins and backpacks filled with thoughtfully designed materials and activities to actively engage them in each Sunday’s scripture, sermon, and theme. Added features such as the “Faith Like a Child” time (children’s sermon) and sidebar commentary to our younger worshippers are included to further enhance meaning for all ages. Older children participate as acolytes, assist with the opening procession, baptisms, and Communion. Teens are engaged in sermon and theme “critique” and participate as worship leaders and Communion servers. Nursery is available for children under 5.

Contact: Elaine Johnson | ejohnson@myfumc.org

DiscipleChurch

7:15 am | Community Breakfast
Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship
Leonard Memorial Chapel

DiscipleChurch is a unique worship service centered on the sacrament of Holy Communion and a passion for social justice. The community first gathers around a shared meal provided by church members for any who come hungry, followed by a worship service.

Contact: Charme Robarts | crobarts@myfumc.org

The Gathering

9:30 & 11:00 am | Wesley Hall
Rev. Lance Marshall

This First Church Sunday morning offering led by Rev. Lance Marshall is a casual and relevant opportunity for worship, learning, and prayer. The service emphasizes delicious coffee, community, and in-depth teachings that explore the foundations of faith while rooting the message in the challenges of daily life. The Gathering presents a unique opportunity to connect socially, intellectually, and spiritually in a new and different way within the First Church faith community.

Contact: Rev. Lance Marshall | lmarshall@myfumc.org

eleven:eleven

11:11 am | 512 W. 4th Street
Rev. Tom McDermott

We love laughter and no-holds-barred messages that question the answers and unmask the illusions as we search for the next chapter together. This is 55 minutes of authentic storytelling, great coffee, and meaningful conversation — with the music of Brad Thompson (Fort Worth Star Telegram’s “Best Local Musician”) and the Revolution Band doing some of your favorite pop, classic rock, and acoustic songs.

We’re passionately inclusive here at eleven:eleven, whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or straight, conservative or liberal, Christian or agnostic, young or old — or anywhere in between and beyond. We’re casual, “come as you wish,” non–traditional, and always curious about kindness, justice, our stories, Jesus’ life — and how to do our lives better.

Here’s your invitation to reconnect your spirit without disconnecting your mind. We believe in the universal love of God and your next adventure. Join this growing community and become part of our story — and let’s see where it takes us! #1111FUMCFW

Contact: Rev. Tom McDermott | tmcdermott@myfumc.org

Chapel Communion Service

10:35 – 10:55 am
Leonard Memorial Chapel
Dr. Len Delony

In addition to our other full services of worship, a simple yet full service of Holy Communion is offered each Sunday in our beautiful Leonard Memorial Chapel in a more contemplative style, including special music provided by various musicians.

Contact: Dr. Len Delony | ldelony@myfumc.org

Faith Like a Child

During 11:00 am Sanctuary Service
Sanctuary | Mister Mark Burrows

Each Sunday during the 11:00 am Sanctuary service children are invited to the front of the Sanctuary where they explore and experience God’s love with Mister Mark. We encourage all families with children to attend this service together to teach their children about worship and allow them to experience it alongside them with the help of special Children’s Worship Kits.

Way more than mere coloring sheets designed to keep kids occupied while the grown-ups “have church,” each Worship Kit is packed with everything from nature boxes to prayer cords to pipe cleaners — all with ideas for how these objects can help engage children in worship.

The cornerstone of these Worship Kits is the eight-page, full-color bulletin, designed to help children truly connect with all that is happening in worship.

Contact: Janice Cooper | jcooper@myfumc.org

Youth Worship & Weekly Programming

9:30 – 10:30 am

Justin Youth Building

Our Sunday morning program just for youth offers a great chance to connect with friends and meet new people, worship God, and grow in faith. It begins in the Big Room of the Justin Building with worship for all 7th – 12th-graders led by youth staff, our youth-led praise band, and other youth. From worship, students are dismissed to Sunday School classes divided by age. We wrap up in time for families to worship together at 11:00 am.
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Dementia Friendly Chapel Service

Wednesdays

10:00 – 10:45 am | Chapel

Join us each Wednesday for a worship service which includes singing of old hymns, scripture reading, and prayer. This weekly service is open to all persons with special needs, care partners, and families. This service will be the highlight of the week for your loved one with dementia and for you! Anyone who enjoys singing old hymns is welcome and will want to make it a regular part of their week.

Parking for buses and handicapped available. Please call our office (817-332-6266) for detailed information.

Contact: Gail Snider | gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org

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