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Traditional Worship

Sunday, October 4

We All Have Gifts

Romans 12:1-8

9:40 am | Chapel | 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Dr. Tim Bruster

World Communion Sunday

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Children First

Sunday, October 4

"Fear vs. Faith"

9:45 am | Sanctuary | Mister Mark Burrows

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Sunday, October 4

7:20 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall

8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Charme Robarts

9:30 am | Discussion | Foundation Building

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Chapel Communion

Sunday, October 4

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, October 4

Sermon Series: The Spirituality of Falling | October 4 – 25

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

A non-traditional, un-orthodox, and creative worship experience, eleven:eleven celebration is compassionate, intelligent, all-inclusive Christianity for the 21st Century. Within this upbeat 50-minute worship experience you’ll find messages that “reconnect spirit without disconnecting your mind” and the unforgettable music of the world-class Revolution Band led by Brad Thompson. Join us each Sunday morning at 11:11 am in Wesley Hall for new insights into radical community, the universal and unconditional love of God, and living for the healing and transformation of our world.

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First 7th

Sunday, October 4

First 7th's 1st Birthday Party!

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

Join us October 4 to celebrate one year of First 7th worship services! We’ll have cake and goodies and a special evening of recognizing all that God is doing in our midst. We’re bringing “presents” of new blankets to be collected for our friends in need at the First Street Methodist Mission. Join us!

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Room in the Inn Training

Thursday, October 1

6:00 – 7:30 pm | Justin Building

Room in the Inn is a life-changing ministry that provides shelter to individuals who are homeless during the three coldest and the two hottest months every year. Make plans now to attend the mandatory training session to learn how you can help FUMCFW and First Street Methodist Mission help 14 single men find relief from the extreme temperatures every Thursday evening this winter.

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October Parents’ Night Out

Friday, October 2

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 9.30

It’s time for our annual Halloween Party! Wear your costume! We will have games, crafts, Halloween snacks, and a movie!

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Mission Teams Ministry Fair

Sunday, October 4

9:00 am – 1:00 pm | FUMCFW Garden

On Sunday, October 4 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm in the Garden and on Fifth Street, we will have an opportunity to do show our support for our Kenya and Costa Rica mission teams at our Mission Teams Ministry Fair. To acquaint you with the work of these two groups, there will be information available, people on hand to share their stories, and photographs of both Kenya and Costa Rica mission work to show you the good our faith community is doing in these two very special places. Even if you don’t personally travel to take part in this work, you can be a part of this special transformative work through your gifts and sponsorship support for each team’s specific needs.

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United Methodist Information Class

October 4 – 25, 2015

Sunday Mornings | 9:45 – 10:45 am

Room 336 | Hosted by the Foundations Sunday School Class

Guests, new members, and all interested in meeting new people and learning more about our denomination, beliefs and our local church ministries, are invited to join us for any or all of these extremely informative sessions. There is no cost for materials or sessions.

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UMW October General Meeting

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

11:30 am Lunch | 6:30 pm Dinner

Wesley Hall | $15 | RSVP by Noon 10.2

“Heart to Heart with Casey”

Presented by Rev. Casey Langley Orr, Associate Pastor of Discipleship

RSVP online now!

This month only — choose between lunch at 11:30 am, dinner at 6:30 pm, or both!

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Youth First Wednesday Dinner: October

Wednesday, October 7

6:30 – 7:30 pm | Fort Worth and Arlington

Join us this week for our October First Wednesday Dinner! Meet Martin at Dutch's on S University Dr. in Fort Worth. You can find Andrew at Five Guys on S. Cooper St. in Arlington.

Making Sense of Our Social Security

Sunday, October 11

5:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 154

Understanding when and from where you will receive your income is the foundation of a successful retirement. One of the most important phases of retirement planning is understanding Social Security benefits. Come learn about: Strategies to maximize your Social Security benefits. The current state of the Social Security system...What does it mean to you? How continuing to work will impact your Social Security Benefit. How to coordinate Social Security benefits with your spouse. How your Social Security affects your taxes.

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Register for Fall Adult Studies

Classes begin September 13

Click here to register online OR Register in the Main Office

Weekdays | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm OR Sundays | Between Services

Welcome fall by joining our new slate of studies and learning opportunities with something for everyone!

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Improv 1st! Everything’s an Offering

September 13 – November 1 (8 Weeks)

Sundays | 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Foundation Building, Room 370

Led by Rev. Tom McDermott & Guest Instructors

Registration Required

Improvisation in life, as in theater and comedy, is a way of responding to life’s ups and downs with humor, playfulness, and most importantly, “openness to the moment.” Through improv training we learn to be: more present to one another, more relaxed in the face of life’s (and work’s) surprises, more creative in all our endeavors, less judgmental, and discover the joy in “free play.”

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Book Study: Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White

September 16 – October 14 (5 Weeks)

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154

Led by Rev. Phyllis McDougal

Book Available for $15 | Registration Required

Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it. Adam Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of the issues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward.

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Pastor’s Bible Study

September 16 – May 25 (37 Weeks excluding holidays TBA)

Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Room 231

Led by Rev. Lance Marshall

This offering is an open Bible study, with no purchase or registration necessary. Our focus of study will be on the sermon text for the upcoming Sunday evening worship service led by Rev. Lance Marshall. It is offered to those who have never opened the Bible in their lives, to those who study on a regular basis. Childcare is not available for this class.

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Thursday Theologians

September 17 – December 10 (13 Weeks)

Thursdays | Refreshments & Gathering

9:15 – 9:30 am | Class | 9:30 – 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. It is specifically designed for those who are eager to ask the more difficult questions about faith and to be challenged to explore personal beliefs. We will use the book, Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most by Marcus J. Borg. Space is limited.

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Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends

September 22 – October 27

Tuesdays | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Foundation Building, 2nd Floor

Led by Rev. Phyllis McDougal

Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences that most people will ever face. Even the most amicable of divorces can create intense emotional and psychological issues which may have lasting effects if they are not given attention. The good news is that there is help for facing the challenges that divorce brings.

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October Mission Sundays


During the month of October, please bring Blankets 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 Mornings

For more information, contact Elizabeth Becker ( at 817/339-5068.

Small Gifts. Big Difference.

Food 4 Kids

September ­– May

Sundays | Pack backpacks for 1 hour between 9:00 am – Noon First Street Methodist Mission

Food 4 Kids is a ministry of First Street Methodist Mission that will send food home for the weekend for 100 students at I.M. Terrell Elementary and 50 students at T.A. Sims Elementary during the school year. Groups of 10 are encouraged to come to First Street Methodist Mission for one hour between 9:00 am and Noon, September through May.

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