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FUMCFW Weekly 10.20.17

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Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
“Trust and Obey”
Second in the Series: “The Gospel According to Dogs: What Our Four-Legged Friends Can Teach Us”

DiscipleChurch | 7:15 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Charme Robarts

The Gathering | 9:30 am | Wesley Hall | 11:00 am | Room 350
Rev. Lance Marshall
Sermon Series: “Radical Faith”

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

Worship Bulletins

Chapel Communion | 10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

Connections | 10:30 – 11:00 am & noon – 12:30 pm | Garden & Wesley Hal
Join us at Connections between services.

More Ways to Worship

Live Stream | Join us live online on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am for The Gathering, 11:00 am for Traditional, and 11:11 am for eleven:eleven celebration.

WRR Radio | Listen to each previous week’s sermon and music on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am on WRR 101.1 FM.

Sunday School Teachers & Topics

Tim75“Trust and Obey”

Second in the Series: “The Gospel According to Dogs: What Our Four-Legged Friends Can Teach Us”

Psalm 23

Dr. Tim Bruster

This week we’ll continue our three-part sermon series, “The Gospel According to Dogs: What Our Four-Legged Friends Can Teach Us,” with “Trust and Obey.” In this lighthearted look at how the nature of dogs illustrates some important points from the Gospels, we’ll examine another quality we readily find in dogs that can remind us of the nature of our relationship with God. Read more.

Learn more about the Sermon Series: Gospel According to Dogs

Robert Stovall gives a quick preview of the music offering for this Sunday.


kat-bair75Congrats to Kat Bair, Our New Director of Youth Ministries!

FUMCFW is excited to announce that starting this November Kat Bair will be our new Director of Youth Ministries! During her time as our Associate Director of Youth Ministries, Kat has gotten to know our youth and their families, and we know that she won’t miss a beat as she takes on her new role. “I am delighted and excited to step into this new responsibility and opportunity,” Kat says. Read more.

Ron Hicks751Meet Ron Hicks, New FUMCFW Director of Security!

Ron Hicks was on his way to California in 1983 following his exit from the military in Petersburg, Virginia, when he says he “landed in Texas and decided to stay.” Previously stationed for a brief time at Fort Hood, Ron says it was then when he “found out how pretty Texas is,” and that, plus the burgeoning job market here at the dawn of the age of computers, prompted his stopover in the DFW area to check out the possibilities. Read more.

Spectrum17_SQCelebrating a Spectacular Week of Music Ministry!

The 21st season of the Spectrum Chamber Music Series was launched on Monday evening in the Chapel with a record attendance of more than 100. Musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and other professionals presented music from all ages, including a stellar clarinet duet by Poulenc, an authentic Baroque trumpet ensemble, a violist skillfully playing an unaccompanied Bach suite, and an arousing string quartet playing Mendelssohn. Read more.

pdo-blood-drive_sqIt’s In Your Blood

Just one pint of donated blood saves the lives of three people. Our second annual Preschool and Parents’ Day Out blood drive is coming up on October 31, and we still need help to reach our goal. Sign up soon to make a difference! Read more.

Music Assistant_SQNew FUMCFW Employment Opportunity!

Part-Time Music and Worship Arts Assistant

Organized, efficient and friendly administrative assistant needed to assist the director and associate director of FUMCFW Music and Worship Arts program administrative functions. Duties include: taking and filing attendance reports for all choirs: keeping music library, budget, expenses . . . Read more.


Focus First17_SQFocus First Q&A with Steering Committee Member Robert Holman

Focus First Steering Committee Member Robert Holman shares his thoughts and reflections on being part of the Focus First planning process.

What excites you most about the Focus First planning process?

I know where I think I want the church to go, but it’s exciting to see where the congregation wants the church to go. Everyone likes to be asked his or her opinion. This is a medium for them to express those opinions freely and hear the ideas of others. Read more.

Focus First_Survey_SQ1

Have You Taken the Focus First Survey?

Our goal is 1,000 responses, and as of today we are at 420. If you haven’t taken the survey, add your voice today!

Your feedback is important to us as we discern who we are as a church and what we are called to become. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey now. You can become part of the Focus First process by investing just 10 – 15 minutes of your time. Read more.



10.20.17 New Members


Zuli Cope


Darryl Frank
Fran Hinkle

Click here to make a memorial donation.



First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Lou Friese by A & BJ Ernst Revocable Living Trust
Lou Friese by Carol Harrell
Lou Friese by Carol McCarthy
Lou Friese by Elizabeth & Douglas Becker
Lou Friese by Kay Watkins
Lou Friese by Martha & Charles Brooks
Lou Friese by Michael Tyson
Lou Friese by Nettie Lou & Donald Seale
Lou Friese by Rebecca Christensen
Lou Friese by Terry & David Klipsch
Lou Friese by Terry, Greg & Rilma Hulett

Foundation Fund in Memory of:
Ganey Bradfield by Ganey Bradfield Family
Ganey Bradfield by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bradfield

Want to honor a special person or accomplishment?
Feel moved to make a gift in memory of someone you care about?

Click here to make your Honorary or Memorial gift now.


robert-stovall752The Gift of Music Concert Series 2017 – 2018

Robert Stovall

There is a breath of fall in the air! It gives us the feeling that soon a frost will set in, the pumpkins will appear, and spice lattes will dominate the homes and workplace. For us in FUMCFW Music & Worship Arts, fall means the beginning of our second annual GIFT OF MUSIC CONCERT SERIES! Read more.

Nancy Fisher75Unbounded Generosity — Limitless Ministries

Nancy Fisher

Some people may think that a 144-year-old downtown church is limited in its capabilities and its influence. First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth begs to differ! Thanks to you and your willingness to practice the Christian discipline of Unbounded Generosity, FUMCFW is limitless in the ways we live out our mission to Love God, Serve People, and Transform Lives. Read more.

mark75This is a HUGE Sunday

Mark Burrows

Three Quick Things — 1. The October Attendance Challenge is going great! All of our classes are having wonderful attendance, energy, and learning! 2. This Sunday, the 11:00 am Sanctuary service is must-see. It will include something I’ve certainly never seen in church before. 3. The Halloween Carnivals is THIS Sunday — 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Read more.

Tom75God, and all the other gods . . .

Rev. Tim McDermott

I first heard about the Ten Commandments when I visited a Sunday School class at our grandparents’ church in the Third Grade. They seemed pretty ominous and foreboding. And while they mostly made sense — don’t kill or steal or lie seemed pretty straightforward — the one about not putting other gods before God, the God, was a little confusing to me. Read more.

Charme75Another One Finds Her Voice

Charme Robarts

Paul and his friends were in the ancient city of Phillipi, a Roman colony and a place where, guess who, the Phillippians lived; Paul would later write them a letter that appears in the New Testament. Paul and his friends are going around the city talking about the way of Jesus. They run into a slave girl whose masters would send her out into the streets to “work.” Read more.

kat-bair75The Best Job in the Whole World

Kat Bair

Hello First Methodist Family! As a teenager, I remember thinking that being a youth leader was the best job in the whole world, and that everybody on earth probably wanted to be one. I had no idea what this job would really entail, from meetings to spreadsheets, to curriculum planning, to med forms. Read more.


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

Communications Volunteer Opportunities

Print Production Volunteer
Event Photographers

9.6 – 11.22 Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren | $20 | Registration required

9.20 – 11.1 Divorce: Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Foundation Building, 2nd Floor
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Registration required | Book available for $15

9.21 – 10.26 Thursday Theologians

9:15 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Linda McDermott | Registration required

10.22 Halloween Carnival

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

10.22 Fourth Day at First Church Emmaus Gathering

5:00 – 6:30 pm | Room 350
Led by Dr. Tim Bruster

10.29 Costa Rica Mission Trip Informational Meeting

Noon – 1:00 pm | Room 154

10.31 Preschool & PDO Blood Drive

9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Justin Building Parking Lot

11.5 An All Saints Evening with Adoramus & TWU Chorale

7:00 – 9:00 pm | Sanctuary

11.7 November Women’s Luncheon

11:30 am | Wesley Hall | $15
RSVP by noon on Friday, 11.3 
“Family Traditions in the Kitchen”
Juan Rodriguez, Owner & Chef of Magdalena’s

11.11 – 11.12 High School Retreat

8:00 am Saturday – 10:30 am Sunday
Lyle Lodge | $25 | Registration required
High school youth | Grades 9 – 12

11.15 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Learning Session

Program | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm & 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Discussion | 1:30 – 2:30 pm & 7:30 – 8:30 pm | Wesley Hall
Bring a meal or snack | Tea & water provided
“Holiday Treasures from Teepa Snow” | Led by Linda Abel, RN

11.16 Wesleyan Adventurers Trip to Gaylord Texan’s ICE!: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

9:45 am | Carpool from FUMCFW
$25 | Register by November 1

11.17 Food Delivery for Thanksgiving Baskets

6:00 – 8:00 pm | Wesley Hall

11.18 Thanksgiving Basket Assembly and Pickup

8:00 am – 1:00 pm | Wesley Hall

11.19 Honoring Our Former Organists at FUMCFW

9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

11.29 – 12.20 Wednesday Morning Advent Study: “Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph”

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 350
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren
Registration required | Book available for $15

Ongoing Programs

First Yoga

No class 10.26 – 11.1
Hatha Class | Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays | 9:30 – 10:30 am
Wednesdays | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Modified Class | Tuesdays & Fridays | 10:45 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays | 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Room 320 | Led by Linda Blanchard
Waiver & registration required | $70 per 10-class punch card

Men’s In-Depth Bible Study

Tuesdays | 7:00 – 8:00 am | Room 154
Led by Fred Cantu and other leaders

First We Drum

Second Tuesday of each month
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Wesley Hall

De Colores! Emmaus Ministry Fourth Day Reunion Group

First Wednesday of every month
Noon | Room 230

Pastor’s Bible Study

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 231
Led by Rev. Lance Marshall

Walking, Running & Cycling Group

Saturdays | 8:00 – 9:00 am
The Trailhead at Clearfork
4801 Edwards Ranch Road, 76109 | Waiver required

9.17.17 – 5.27.18 Food 4 Kids Volunteer Opportunity

Sundays | Pack backpacks for 1 hour between 9:00 am – noon
First Street Methodist Mission | 801 W. 1st St.

First Talks

Sundays | 9:30 – 10:45 am | Room 230

Baptism 101

First Sunday of every month
11:00 am | Room 230 | Registration required

Blood Pressure Screenings

Sundays | 10:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154


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