Traditional Worship

Sunday, February 1

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

Dr. Tim Bruster

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Children First

Sunday, February 1

Theme: "Joyful Noise"

9:45 am | Sanctuary | Mister Mark Burrows

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DiscipleChurch

Sunday, February 1

7:30 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, February 1

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

 Special Music: Robbie Higgs, piano

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, February 1

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

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First 7th

Sunday, February 1

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

6:30 pm | Discipleship Discussion Groups

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2015 Stewardship Campaign Progress

As of this week, we have 22% of our 2500 member households committed to supporting our 2015 Ministry and Operations with a total of $2.1 million, which is half way to our $4 million goal. While securing commitments equalling our projected 2015 ministry and operating expenses is key to being able to plan and initiate these programs for the coming year, our primary focus this year is increasing our percentage of households committed to supporting our church.

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This is Why We Give: Love God

Whether you worship in our Traditional Sanctuary Worship, with Children First, DiscipleChurch, eleven: eleven celebration, or First 7th — and whether you connect with God in worship through words, music or simply being part of our faith community in this sacred space, we gather for worship to lift our eyes to God.

This is why we give.

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This is Why We Give: Serve People

Whether through serving at our First Street Mission, with Compassion and Justice Ministries, on foreign and domestic mission ministries, or in support of organizations doing good for those in need at home and around the world, we find opportunities everywhere to rise from our comfort and put our faith into action.

This is why we give.

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This is Why We Give: Transform Lives

Whether through studies, programs, groups or ministries, we connect in community with others seeking to understand God’s presence in our lives and activities. Here we find opportunities to experience grace, restoration, and renewal — and often discover that the life transformed is our own.

This is why we give.

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January Mission Sundays

In January, please bring diapers 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.

UMW February General Meeting

Tuesday, February 3

11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $15 | RSVP by Noon 1.28 “Welcome 2015 — A Kaleidoscope Year in the Making” Presented by Rev. Lance Marshall

Click here to RSVP now!

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Living Through Grief Support Group

Sundays | January 25, February 1, 8, 15, & 22

9:30 am | Foundation Bldg., 2nd Floor

Charme Robarts will lead the group along with Rev. Phyllis McDougal

This group is focused on providing participants with tools and basic understanding of ways to handle grief that are healthy and lead to healing. For more information, contact Rev. Phyllis McDougal (pmcdougal@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5082.

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UMW Day at Bridge Boutique

Saturday, February 7

The Bridge Boutique | 9108 Camp Bowie West, Fort Worth, Texas 76116

Looking for some new additions to your Spring wardrobe? The Bridge Boutique carries all clothing from casual, to business, to dressy, in a comfortable and honest environment where women can enjoy their shopping experience. On UMW Saturday, this fabulous boutique will donate 20% of every purchase to UMW! This is your chance to buy some great things for Spring, as well as support FUMCFW’s UMW!

Fifth Street Bells at The Greater Dallas Handbell Association Spring Festival

Saturday, February 7

3:00 pm | University Park UMC Activity Center — 4024 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX

Come see Fifth Street Bells, FUMCFW’s Handbell Choir, directed by Sandy Ritthaler, at the Greater Dallas Handbell Association Spring Festival. At this time, there are seven or eight handbell choirs registered for the Advanced Festival who will rehearse with the Advanced Festival clinician, David Harris, from Raleigh Ringers and present a fabulous concert that afternoon — it will be amazing!

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VOCES8 Concert

Sunday, February 8

6:00 pm | Sanctuary | Free and open to the public | A freewill offering will be taken

VOCES8 is combining with Choral Union, the Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ, and brass for an unforgettable evening of music on Sunday, February 8 at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. VOCES8 is one of the most exciting and versatile vocal groups in the world.

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Baby Celebration Sunday

Sunday, February 8

11:00 am | Sanctuary

Reception in Children's Wing Atrium following Ceremony

Hello First Church families! If you or someone you know welcomed a baby in 2014, we would like to celebrate with you on Sunday, February 8! FUMCFW’s annual Baby Celebration will be held in the Sanctuary at 11:00 am, and a special reception for our honored families will take place immediately following the ceremony. Register by clicking here, and please share this opportunity with others!

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Preparing for Marriage

Sundays in February 2015

$100 per couple | Register by 1.26 | Childcare available

Led by Joy Allen, LCSW, M.Div.

This workshop helps couples to quickly recognize and develop strategies for approaching issues in their relationship that may limit their satisfaction. Cost includes materials as well as an individual session with Joy Allen.

Click here to learn more and register online!

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Will and Estate Planning Seminar

Sunday, February 15

4:00 – 5:00 pm | Room 154

This free seminar will answer questions you may have about your estate planning needs. No matter what your age, it’s never too early or too late to begin thinking about your estate plan. As new assets are purchased and new milestones are achieved, you will want to ensure that you have provided instructions regarding the distribution of your assets.

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