I want to share a very recent “Instruments of peace, God moment” discovery: I was about to get in my car Sunday morning to drive to church, when I paused to play a few notes on my flute. Several years ago I’d learned to respond to the calling of the mourning doves nearby, and this time a dove immediately responded to me.(see more)
Sunday, March 29
10:30 – 10:55 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
Special Music: Jeff Donahue, vocalistWith 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.
During this Lenten season, we invite you to these special studies to deepen your faith as you prepare for the celebration of Easter:
Being Prayerfully Present as Instruments of God’s PeaceWednesdays | 3.4 – 4.1 | 10:30 – 11:45 am AND 6:30 – 7:45 pm | Room 230
In-Depth Bible Study Series: The Seven Words from the CrossSundays | 8:30 am | Room 350 | Dr. Lamar Smith
The Prayer of Saint Francis Lenten StudySundays | 9:30 am | Room 271 | Foundation Building
Each Wednesday of Lent | February 25 – April 1
Come-and-Go | 11:45 am – 1:00 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel
We offer this come-and-go opportunity every Wednesday during Lent for prayer, meditation, a moment to yourself — this is your time and you are welcome to spend it in anyway that brings you peace. There is no formal service. However, a minister will be available during each service for prayer and communion. Come when you can, stay for as long as you’d like, and enjoy a reflective break during your midweek workday.
This year, we will be using the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi as our guide through the work of reckoning during this season of Lent. To enter into the Easter Season of new life, we prepare with Lent’s focus on an honest reckoning of our own lives.
Forty years ago, on the first Sunday of March, 1975, a crew of volunteers flipped the switch to begin broadcasting our weekly church services live to those who cannot attend in person. Through this ministry, which includes continuous weekly broadcasts/webcasts, 28 years on broadcast television and 12 years of live internet streaming, this dedicated crew of volunteers continues to produce this weekly outreach ministry that enhances the lives and worship experiences of thousands of people each year.
To recognize the tireless work of this amazing volunteer-driven ministry, we have declared March 2015 as Media Ministry Month.
March 25 – May 13
Wednesdays | 8-week study | $20
9:30 am | Rev. Phyllis McDougal | Room 154
6:00 pm | Rev. Lance Marshall | Room 350
Childcare available for the evening studyThis amazing study goes through the bible in eight weeks and helps you understand the one major theme of God’s involvement in the biblical narrative and in your life: covenant, promise, faithfulness. Click here to register and learn more!
Thursday, March 26, 2015
11:30 am | Lunch | RailHead | 2900 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, TX 76107
1:30 pm | Guided Tour | 1700 University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Admission to BRIT is FreeJoin us for lunch and a guided tour of The Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Founded in 1987 and based in Fort Worth, BRIT documents the diversity of plant life and conducts extensive research around the world.
Join us at 6:30 pm the first Wednesday of each month for dinner.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
6:30 – 7:30 pm
For First Wednesday Dinner in April, we're going two places:
Good Friday — April 3
11:00 am – 2:00 pm | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | 8:00 – 9:00 pm | Wesley Hall
Take time to be aware of the presence of God and enter this ancient Christian sacred space of prayer and reflection and experience the deep sense of calming peace and awareness of God’s grace to guide your inward journey toward Easter. Information and guidance is available; stay for as long as you desire during this special opportunity for contemplative prayer.
Why do we get ashes on our heads? What does Maundy Thursday mean? Why do we call it Good Friday?
We’re going to explore these questions and more with a series of worship experiences designed for children Pre-K through 5th grade. Here’s the good news — these worship experiences will coincide with our traditional Lenten services, so while you are in the sanctuary, know that your children are exploring some of the same ideas in honest, yet always age-appropriate ways.