Traditional Worship

Sunday, November 30 | Light

Traditional Worship9:30 am | Sanctuary | Communion

Special Music: Cornerstone Youth Choir

Featuring: Christian Teague, bass

Reel: Miracle on 34th Street

“Those lovely intangibles — love, kindness, and joy — are the only things worthwhile” — Fred Galley

Real: “A Light in the Darkness” | Dr. Tim Bruster

“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.” — John 1:1-8; Isaiah 9:2-7

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DiscipleChurch

Sunday, November 30

7:30 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall

8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Rev. Page Hines

9:30 am | Discussion | Foundation Building

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Chapel Communion

Each Sunday | 10:30 – 10:55 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

With special music, prayer and readings, this quiet contemplative full communion service led by Dr. Len Delony and other FUMCFW clergy is available each week for those who want to add communion to their weekly worship experience.

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eleven:eleven celebration

Sunday, November 30

11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott

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First 7th

Sunday, November 30

5:30 pm | Worship | Wesley Hall | Rev. Lance Marshall

6:30 pm | Discipleship Discussion Groups

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Advent Devotional

Looking for a daily pick-me up that connects the fun and frivolity of your favorite holiday classics with their deeper meanings and reflections? Our 2014 Advent Devotional began Monday, November 24 in order to focus our individual studies and reflections each week in advance of the Sunday sermon.

Be sure to follow our GPS Daily Devotional, Advent Edition, one day at a time online here —  in e-zine form here, or pick up your printed copy of our complete 2014 Advent Devotional in the Welcome Center or Main Office.

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Advent Giving Catalog: A First Church Christmas

November 30 – December 24

9:00 am – 12:30 pm | Room 147

Celebrate the “lovely intangibles” of the season — love, hope, faith, and joy — with gifts of blessing. Use the First Church Christmas Advent Giving Catalog and find just the right fit for your heart-felt gift this 2014 Season of Advent. Questions? Contact Rev. Page Hines (phines@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5063.

Pick up your catalog of giving opportunities at the Welcome Center or Main Office OR click here to view the catalog and donate online.

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Festival of Tables & Trees

Thursday, December 4

Tapas, Tables, & Trees

Noon – 3:00 pm | Wesley Hall

$10 in advance | $15 at the door | Festive Hors d’oeuvres Buffet

Come view the tables, browse our fair trade items, purchase tickets for the prize drawing, and enjoy appetizers.

Festival of Tables & Trees Dinner

6:00 – 9:00 pm | Wesley Hall

Prize Drawing at 8:00 pm | Holiday Dinner & Entertainment

Sponsor a table individually and invite your friends to see your creation OR get a group of friends together and enjoy the opportunity to decorate and dine together! There are three sponsorship levels this year: $1,000, $500, and $200.

Click here to learn more, buy tickets, sponsor a table, or make a donation.

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December Parents’ Night Out

December 5, 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 12.3

Come join our Whobilation! Space is limited so make reservations early to Paula Wagstaff (pwagstaff@myfumc.org) at 817/546-4414.

UMW December General Meeting

Tuesday, December 2

11:30 am | Wesley Hall | Special Guest: Dale Hansen "Thank God for Kids”

Click here to RSVP and pay now, or at the door!

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UMC Singles Dinner & Dance

Friday, December 5

6:30 – 10:30 pm | $20 — includes dinner | Wesley Hall

Make your reservations by November 29 for our annual UMC Tarrant Area Singles Christmas Dinner Dance featuring a wonderful dinner, dancing, and fun with friends! Contact Cindy Young (cyoung1952@att.net) at 817/228-5971 for reservations & information.

Blessing Our First Responders

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. Click here to learn more or contact Sammye Dunn (sammyelou9@gmail.com) or Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065.

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Youth Christmas Party

Sunday, December 7

5:00 – 8:00 pm | Justin Building (801 W 5th St)

Grab the tackiest Christmas sweater you can find, buy the tackiest “White Elephant” gift for exchanging and head to the Justin for some Holiday fun. We’ll enjoy dinner, desserts, a photo booth, a cookie decorating contest, and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas! Questions? Contact Brenda Kegans (bkegans@myfumc.org) at 817/339-3888.

Service of Remembrance

Sunday, December 7

6:30 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel | Rev. Phyllis McDougal

This service offers a special time to come together in worship to remember & celebrate lost loved ones. This service seeks to comfort and encourage all who are grieving this holiday season.

Polar Express Party

Wednesday, December 10

December Good Book Club

5:30 pm | Dinner & Movie | Wesley Hall

This December installment of Good Book Club is our second annual party and family celebration around Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. We will meet in Wesley Hall to watch the movie, read some passages from the book, drink hot chocolate, and much more! Note that we will start 30 minutes earlier (at 5:30) so we can finish up well before bedtime. And YES, the kids are invited to wear their pajamas! For more information, contact Janice Cooper (jcooper@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5086.

Christmas Cheer

Sunday, December 14

A Churchwide Family Event Sunday, December 14 │2:30 – 5:30 pm | Starting in Wesley Hall 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Caroling throughout the community 4:00 – 5:30 pm | Christmas Celebration

Join us for this special day of service AND fun! Christmas Cheer begins with caroling groups traveling to downtown assisted living facilities to celebrate God’s love through song and fellowship. Then it’s back to Wesley Hall to celebrate the joy of Christmas with carriage rides, flip books, a Christmas card station, and cookie decorating! If you are interested in volunteering as a musician or would like to help set up in Wesley Hall, contact Elizabeth Marshall (emarshall@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5096.

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A Winter Concert

Saturday, December 20

Featuring Peter Mayer with Guest Artist Elizabeth Wills 6:00 pm | Annual Winter Drum Circle (drums provided — or bring your own!) 7:00 pm | Doors open | 7:30 pm | Music begins | Wesley Hall $20 | Free parking across the street | Enjoy coffee, pastries, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider

Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet — songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. “Elizabeth’s voice wraps around the listener’s heart with instant familiarity and warmth, like a long lost friend you’ve been waiting to meet…” — Sara Hickman Click here to buy tickets online or pay at the door with cash or check!

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November Volunteer Opportunities

We need you to offer your service to God and others through volunteer opportunities at FUMCFW. This month we need:

  • Christmas Eve Greeters
  • First Street Mission Serving Opportunities
  • Chrismon Tree Decorators
  • Video Directors for eleven:eleven celebration and First 7th worship services

Click here to learn more!

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November Mission Sundays

In November, please bring sheets and towels to:

First Street Methodist Mission

Mon. – Thurs. | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

OR the Welcome Center | Sunday Mornings

For more information, contact Elizabeth Becker (ebecker@firststreetmission.org) at 817/339-5068.

Small Gifts. Big Difference.