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Traditional Worship

Sunday, October 22

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Dr. Tim Bruster

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Sunday, October 22

7:20 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall

8:30 am | Worship | Chapel

Charme Robarts

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The Gathering

Sunday, October 22

9:30 am | Wesley Hall

11:00 am |Room 350

Sermon Series: “Radical Faith”

Rev. Lance Marshall

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eleven:eleven celebration

Sunday, October 22

11:11 am | Wesley Hall

Rev. Tom McDermott

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Chapel Communion


10:35 – 10:55 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

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10:30 – 11:00 am & noon – 12:30 pm | Garden & Wesley Hall

Each Sunday, Wesley Hall will be set up and ready to offer members, visitors, and guests from all our different Sunday morning worship and study opportunities a chance to visit, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy a Sunday morning treat.

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Focus First Survey

Take the Survey

We are excited to announce that the time has come to officially begin the congregational participation portion of our Focus First church-led planning process designed to Gather, Organize, Listen, and Discern our growth strategy together by asking the questions, “Who are we? Who is our neighbor? What is God calling us to do now?” To make this process truly congregation-led, we’d love to hear the opinions of every member of our faith community in this two-step feedback process.

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FUMC Preschool and PDO Book Fair

October 15 – 20

Sunday 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

Monday – Thursday 9:15 am – 2:30 pm

Friday 9:15 – 10:00 am

Children’s Wing | Room 200

Join us at FUMCFW or online for our annual Preschool and PDO book fair. This year’s mission piece is “All for Books.” Every weekend during the school year, First Street Methodist Mission sends food home for students at T.A. Sims and I.M. Terrell.

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Halloween Carnival

Sunday, October 22

3:00 ­– 5:00 pm | 5th Street & Justin Building Parking Lot | 801 W. 5th St.

Admission: Bring canned food items to help our First Street Methodist Mission feed those who are hungry

Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy bounce houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, prizes, crafts, and more!

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Fourth Day at First Church Emmaus Gathering

Sunday, October 22

5:00 – 6:30 pm | Room 350

Led by Dr. Tim Bruster

If you have been on a Walk to Emmaus or are interested in learning more about this vital ministry, join us for food, fun, and worship during our quarterly meeting. Please bring a favorite dish to share.

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Costa Rica Mission Trip Informational Meeting

Sunday, October 29

Noon – 1:00 pm | Room 154

Join us for an informational meeting about our amazing, transformative mission trip to Costa Rica.

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Preschool and Parents’ Day Out Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 31

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Justin Building Parking Lot

Did you know that someone needs blood every 3 seconds and the shelf life of donated red blood cells is only 42 days? Three lives are saved by one pint of donated blood, and you can help.

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November Women’s Luncheon

Tuesday, November 7

11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $15
RSVP by noon on Friday, November 3
“Family Traditions in the Kitchen”
Juan Rodriguez, Owner & Chef of Magdalena’s

All women are invited to Luncheons & Programs sponsored by United Methodist Women! Reservations are required by noon on Friday, November 3, so we can plan accordingly for meals, seating, and child care.

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High School Retreat

November 11 – 12

8:00 am Saturday – 10:30 am Sunday

Lyle Lodge | $25 | Registration required

High school youth | Grades 9 – 12

Come join us for our annual retreat! We’ll worship, have small groups, play games, hang out, make s’mores, and just enjoy each other’s company while we spend some time away from the craziness of high school life.

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Thursday Theologians

Thursdays, September 21 – October 26

9:15 – 11:00 am | Room 350

Led by Rev. Linda McDermott | Registration required

Thursday Theologians is a welcoming group interested in open-minded and challenging discussions of theological topics. This six week study is specifically designed for those who are eager to ask the more difficult questions about faith and to be challenged to explore personal beliefs.

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Covenant Bible Study

September 17 – November 5

January 14 – March 4

Three 8-week sections | No class 7.2

Sundays | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Room 332

Led by Dave Alvarado | $15 | Registration required

Covenant Bible Study is an in-depth group Bible study in which we will read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God — and each other — better. This 24-week experience covers all the books of the Bible as we move back and forth from Old Testament to New Testament.

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Food 4 Kids Volunteer Opportunity

September ­17, 2017 – May 27, 2018

Sundays | Pack backpacks for 1 hour between 9:00 am – noon

First Street Methodist Mission | 801 W. 1st St.

One in four children come from families that live with food insecurity. Food 4 Kids is a ministry of First Street Methodist Mission that sends food home for the weekend for 200 elementary aged children at Van Zandt-Guinn and T.A. Sims Elementary during the school year to relieve fear and worry about where their next meal will come from.

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Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament

September 6 – November 22

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 350

Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren | $20 | Registration required

This 12-week study immerses participants in the Old Testament. Disciple Fast Track provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas then Rev. Phyllis Barren will offer insight into the current week’s session.

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Pastor’s Bible Study

April 19 – December 20

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 231

Led by Rev. Lance Marshall

This is an open Bible study; no purchase or registration is necessary. This study welcomes both those who have never opened the Bible in their lives, as well as those who study on a regular basis.

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First Talks

Sunday, October 15

Video: A Conversation With Dr. John Perkins on Race and Reconciliation

Presented by Os Flores

Dr. John Perkins is a world-renowned author, speaker, and teacher of issues on racial reconciliation, community empowerment, and civil rights. He is described as one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement.

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October Mission Sundays: Sheets and Towels

Please bring sheet and towel sets to First Street Methodist Mission

Monday – Thursday | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OR the donation bins at the East, West, & Garden entrances | Sunday mornings

Contact: Linda Murphy | | 817-339-2404

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