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FUMCFW Weekly 10.27.17

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Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
“Love Unconditionally”
Last 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 Hall
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“Love Unconditionally”

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

Matthew 5:43-48

Dr. Tim Bruster

There’s nothing like being greeted by your dog when you get home at the end of the day — especially at the end of a tough day. Or even when you’ve been gone for a whole week on vacation. Sure they’ve been fed and cared for while you were gone, but stop for a moment now and remember how it feels when your own dog sees you for the first time in a day or even a week. No wonder we love dogs. Because of their unconditional love, dogs make our lives better because they love us unconditionally — they are quick to forgive and accept us just as we are. Read more.

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


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Unbounded Generosity Leads to Abundant Life

Scripture: Matthew 14:13-21

Key Verses

He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves of bread and the two fish, looked up to heaven, blessed them and broke the loaves apart and gave them to his disciples. Read more.

Focus First17_SQSamantha Morgan75Q&A with Focus First Committee Member Samantha Morgan

Focus First Steering Committee Member Samantha Morgan shares her thoughts and reflections on being part of the Focus First planning process.

What excites you most about the Focus First planning process?

The opportunity we have to really be intentional about deciding our way forward. Sometimes we do things without really thinking it all the way through from all angles. To be able to sit with everyone and think and talk in depth with one another and plan together — to engage the whole church in that process — is going to give everyone a change to give feedback. Read more.

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Have You Taken the Focus First Survey?

Our goal is 1,000 responses, and as of today we are at 436. 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.

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Tricks & Treats at Halloween Carnival

Our annual celebration was full of family fun with bounce houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, prizes, crafts, and more! Plus, we collected canned food items to help our First Street Methodist Mission feed those who are hungry. “The Halloween Carnival was amazing . . . and HUMONGOUS!” exclaimed Director of Children’s Ministries Mister Mark. “We loved seeing SO MANY people come out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to spend time together as a big church family.” 2017 Halloween Carnival Photos

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Serving Up Some Candy

In a team effort to help support one another’s commitment to Healthy Plate Discipleship, Rev. Phyllis Barren’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study group decided to do a monthly service project together to help fill the SERVE portion of each member’s Healthy Plate. “In September, we provided 226 bottles of Gatorade for the Mission,” Phyllis explains, “and this month it was providing bags of Halloween candy for clients who come to the Mission. Read more.

Stephen Barr75Annual Stephen Barr Memorial Concert

Texas Wesleyan University, a Methodist institution with many ties to FUMCFW through the years, is hosting its annual Stephen Barr Memorial Concert that promotes and encourages promising young talent in the field of chamber music. This year’s free concert features internationally acclaimed 2017 Van Cliburn silver medalist Kenneth Broberg on Texas Wesleyan University’s brand-new Model D Steinway piano at 7:30 pm on November 3 in Martin Hall. Learn more.



10.27.17 New Members


JoAnn Durham
Zuli Cope

Click here to make a memorial donation.



Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support in Memory of:
Frances Manriquez by Covenant Class

First Street Methodist Mission in Memory of:
Lou Friese by Ben Naylor
Lou Friese by Carolyn & Peter Lombard
Lou Friese by Diane & Donnell Wheat
Lou Friese by Nicki & Bill Hancock
Lou Friese by Paula & Donald Wilson
Lou Friese by Sandra & James Balch

General Fund in Memory of:
Lou Friese by Mike & Allison Sherle, Kellan, Kenlee, and Kariss

Thanksgiving Baskets in Memory of:
Lou Friese by Covenant Class

The Oates Fund in Memory of:
Pauline Oates by Paige & Bob Russey


Children’s Ministries in Honor of:
Halloween Carnival by Kay Watkins

General Fund in Honor of:
First Talks by Kay Watkins

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.


Nancy Fisher75Where is My 2018 Commitment Card?

Nancy Fisher

Talk about a wonderful way to start my work week — I just received a phone call from a church member who was looking for his 2018 Commitment Card to complete and return. He had received a postcard announcing the campaign and wanted to double-check that he had not missed the actual card. Read more.

Charme75Lou Friese, The Salt of the Earth

Charme Robarts

Lou Friese, beloved facilities manager at First Street Methodist Mission, passed away on Tuesday, October 3. He had worked at the Mission for three years.

Everyone on staff at First Church and the Mission has their own to-do list, their own people to answer to or work with, all for the purpose of serving our church and community. Read more.

mark75A Wow and a Fun Challenge

Mark Burrows

First the Wow: The Halloween Carnival was amazing . . . and HUMONGOUS! We loved seeing SO MANY people come out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to spend time together as a big church family. Kudos to Heather Teems and Janice Cooper for being awesome. We are already looking at ways to make it even better next year. Read more.

kat-bair75Faith, Science, and Stardust

Kat Bair

When I was in college, I heard famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson give a lecture to a packed stadium. He was talking about the origin and fate of the universe, and as a political science undergrad who had never taken a class on astrophysics or astronomy or even knew how to point out Venus, a lot of it was pretty over my head. Read more.

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A Challenge to Church Members

Linda Moore

My husband and I joined First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth in part because we felt it was a good place for us, but mainly because we felt it was a good place to help us raise our young son. As he grew and became more involved in the Children’s Ministries and Choir, we came to realize the services and programs provided for him did not run themselves, nor were they really “free.” 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

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 Focus First Focus Group

12:30 – 2:30 pm | Light lunch provided | Room 332

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 Monday, 10.30 
“Family Traditions in the Kitchen”
Juan Rodriguez, Owner & Chef of Magdalena’s

11.8 Christian Men’s Breakfast

7:00 – 8:00 am | Whiskey Ranch | 4250 Mitchell Blvd., 76119

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 – 10:30 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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