Dear Friends, This Sunday, November 29, is the first Sunday in the season of Advent. This Sunday marks the beginning of the worship calendar for Christians. We begin in anticipation of and preparation for the birth of Jesus. We will remember at the beginning of this season how sometimes that which seems small and insignificant ends up being what matters most. Sometimes what is most important isn’t apparent at first.(see more)
November 18, December 2, 9, & 16
Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154 | Book Available for $10
Led by Rev. Phyllis McDougal | Registration RequiredExperience the Nativity story in new ways as you take your own journey to Christmas. Walking the Road to Bethlehem combines content from Adam’s travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem, a summary of both historical and scriptural.
November 22 – December 13
Pick up tags starting on 11.22 | Return gifts by 12.13
Trees located in Narthex, Welcome Center, 2nd Floor Children’s Wing, & Main Church Office
This Advent season, we will collect 500 gifts for children and youth from 0 to 18 years of age in celebration of Las Posadas at El Buen Samaritano UMC. Las Posadas commemorates the journey of Mary and Joseph as they searched for lodging in Bethlehem. Children living near El Buen, many of whom attend T.A. Sims Elementary School, come out for the parade and to receive gifts as part of this traditional celebration.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 pm l Wesley HallGood Book Club is celebrating its third annual party and family celebration around The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Join us in Wesley Hall for dinner and this classic holiday film, complete with hot chocolate and Christmas fun! Be sure to wear your most festive pajamas! For more information, contact Janice Cooper (email@example.com) at 817/339-5093.
December 2 – 23
Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Room 350
Led by Dr. Tim BrusterJoin our Senior Pastor Dr. Tim Bruster for a very special Bible study during the season of Advent. This engaging class will take a deeper look into the scriptures for each week’s worship service leading up to Christmas Eve. No materials or registration are required, and the study is open to people of all levels of Bible study experience.
Sunday, December 6 & 13
Lay Ministry Hospitality Initiative
Pick up boxes for treats | December 7 & 14
9:00 – 9:30 & 10:30 – 11:11 am | Welcome Center
Deliver treats to local first responders | December 7 – 20
Share hospitality with others by baking goodies and taking them to local fire and police departments.
December 6 – 20
Sundays | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Room 331
Led by Rev. Chuck Graff | Registration RequiredPlease join Rev. Chuck Graff in exploring a deeper meaning of Christmas for this Bible based Advent study on preparing and opening hearts to experiencing anew the wonder and joy of Christmas this season. Bring your Bibles and a notebook and pen to take notes to review during the week. You will be given handouts and readings/prayers to reflect upon during the week.
Sunday, December 6
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Lena Pope Marty Leonard Chapel
3131 Sanguinet St. | Fort Worth, 76107Cornerstone Youth Choir will be singing at The Gathering at the Marty Leonard Chapel. It is a community concert with several choirs coming together to sing. Church member Jeff Donahue coordinates this special musical performance. For more information, contact Jeff at 817/988-6253.
Sunday, December 6
5:30 pm | Justin BuildingIt’s time for our annual Christmas celebration! We will close out the semester by gathering in the Justin Building to participate in all things Christmas at the Youth Christmas Pajama Party! We will have lots of food, story time with our special guest Santa, a white elephant gift exchange, a photo booth, and more! Wear your best Christmas pajamas to celebrate the season together after a long semester. Don’t miss out! Questions? Contact Brenda Kegans (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-3888.
January 16 – 18, 2016
Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center | Grades 7 – 12
Youth: $100 11.1 – 11.15 | $125 11.16 – 12.6 | $150 12.7 – 1.3
Guest Speaker: Dwight Johnson | Musical Guest: Bus SevenIt’s that time again! Our big winter retreat, Revolution Weekend, is coming and we want YOU to join us January 16 – 18 down at Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center!
November 4 – 18
Wednesdays | 10:00 – 11:00 am | Room 230
November 8 – 29
Sundays | 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Room 230 Led by Dr. Len DelonyIn Falling Upward, Father Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up."
Hats Gloves and Scarves
During the month of November, please bring hats, gloves, and scarves to:
First Street Methodist Mission | Monday – Thursday | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
OR in the donation bins at the West, East, & Garden Entrances | Sunday morningsFor more information, contact Elizabeth Becker (email@example.com) at 817/339-5068.
Small Gifts. Big Difference.
When you hear “a Nativity Scene,” what is the first image that comes to mind? Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus in a manger. Right? It’s a beautiful image of a long ago event that we celebrate each year, reminding us of God’s “good news to all people.”(see more)