2014 Congregational Survey

With prayerful consideration of your current interests and concerns, we present our 2014 Congregational Survey. Based on your responses, we will begin shaping our focus for the coming two years. For your convenience, click here to take this survey online now; printed survey forms are also available in the Welcome Center and main Church Office.

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Please join us…

Be sure to RSVP By September 22 for the

First Methodist Church Foundation

50th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, September 30 at 6:00 pm

Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom

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An Evening with Ed Kilbourne

Friday, September 26

7:00 pm | Wesley Hall

Join us for a delightful "coffeehouse" styled evening of music, laughter, and the quirky humor and thought provoking observations of Ed Kilbourne, a popular artist with a reputation for cutting edge “folk-theology” that combines acoustic guitar, singing, and commentary in a storytelling style often compared to the legendary Garrison Keillor. Tickets are free, but donations are welcome to help cover the cost of this very special event in our First Church community. Coffee, tea, and desserts provided by eleven:eleven celebration.

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Roots of Change

September 21 – November 23, 2014

Sunday afternoons | 12:30 – 2:30 pm (potluck lunch)

Foundation Building | Room 274

Led by Sharon West and Mike Phillips, FUMCFW members

Roots of Change is a two-hour weekly gathering lasting 10 weeks, designed to expose how patterns in our emotions impact how we work, think, pray, and love. Childcare available by request. To register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.

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Cowtown Brush Up

October 11 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

LIMITED SPACE — 20 volunteers total (15 youth and 5 adults)

Following the closing ceremony of the Carter Work Project, our FUMCFW Youth will join other local youth ministries in Cowtown Brush Up, which will give a new coat of paint to 50 Fort Worth homes. FUMCFW has 20 volunteer slots (15 for youth age 13 and up, 5 for adults). Click here to register!

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September Mission Sundays

In September, please bring adult socks and underwear for men and women to:

First Street Methodist Mission

Monday – Thursday | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

OR to the Welcome Center | Sunday Mornings

For more information, contact Rev. Page Hines (phines@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-5069.

Small Gifts. Big Difference.

Outdoor Ministry Training

9.28 Camping For Novices

12:15 – 2:00 pm | Justin Building | Register by 9.24

Calling all aspiring campers with limited experience in the outdoors! Experienced campers from the Fort Worth Sierra Club will demonstrate use of tents and other camping gear, as well as essentials for car camping or camping next to your car. Click here to learn more!  

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October Parents’ Night Out

October 3, 2014

6:30 – 11:00 pm | 3 mo. – 12 yrs.

$30 for first child | $40 for 2 | $45 for 3+ | $20 no show fee

Reservations due 10.1

It’s time for our annual Halloween Party! Wear your costume and join us for games, crafts, Halloween snacks, and a movie. Space is limited so make reservations early to Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-4414.

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2014 Fall Adult Studies


or Register In the Main Office

Weekdays | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or

Sundays | 9.7 & 9.14 | Between Services

Books are available for purchase when you register. Scholarships and childcare reservations available.

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Fall Youth Retreats

10.17 – 10.19 Middle School Retreat

Lyle Lodge | $25

11.15 – 11.16  High School Retreat

Lyle Lodge | $25

All current 7 – 8th graders (10.17 – 10.19) and 9 – 12th graders (11.15 – 11.16) are invited to join us for a weekend out at the lake for some fun, relaxation and worship.

Click here to register now!

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Preparing for Marriage

October 5 – 26

Sunday mornings | 9:00 – 10:30 am

Foundation Building, 2nd Floor

$100 per couple | Limited space | Register by October 1

Led by Joy Allen, LCSW, M.Div

This workshop helps couples to quickly recognize and develop strategies for approaching issues in their relationship that may limit their satisfaction. Cost includes materials as well as an individual session with Joy Allen.

Click here to learn more and register online!

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The Fifth Pillar: Music & Fine Arts

Through the ages, God’s message of love and hope, grace and mercy, peace and joy has burst forth in jubilant song. First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth is renowned for its meaningful worship services, music programs and artistic presentations. And in each of these glorious expressions, your First Methodist Church of Fort Worth Foundation plays a part. In fact, our Fifth Foundation Pillar is Music & Fine Arts.

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