I spent years not interested in the Christian faith because I considered it too “safe.” To be Christian, I thought, was to accept the status quo, to refuse to take a stand, to silently assent to a life directed by the majorities that surround us. I wanted a cause to believe in, a good fight to fight, a reason to challenge the world head on. When I finally encountered a teacher who helped me see the revolutionary teachings of Jesus in that light, I was hooked and my life was changed.(see more)
Wednesday, September 2
6:30 – 7:30 pm | Fort Worth and KellerOur First Wednesday youth dinners are back now that the school year has begun! Join us Wednesday, September 2, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm for some good food and friends. You can meet Andrew at Chipotle Mexican Grill at 3050 South Hulen St. Martin will be at Bottlecap Alley Icehouse Grill at 148 S Main St in Keller. We can't wait to see everyone!
Sunday, September 6
8:30 am – 12:30 pm | 5th StreetPlease join us on 5th Street in front of the sanctuary on Sunday, September 6 (Labor Day Weekend) as we celebrate our fifth year offering our Outdoor Retreat Ministry here at FUMC Fort Worth. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our future outdoor retreats, visit with actual campers and hear their stories, and view some of the special RV's and our new cargo trailer that we will be using on our retreats. You may even receive a sample of some good tasting camping cuisine!
Saturday, September 12
4:00 – 7:00 pm | Ronald McDonald House
1004 7th Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104On Saturday, September 12, our Lay Ministry Committee invites everyone 15 years of age and older to come with us to the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, to provide a hot meal for families to help them rest and recharge, and to support them through the “Meals from the Heart” program. We will begin cooking supper for the families at 4:00 pm, and serve the families from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. What a blessing it will be for you to serve and meet these wonderful families!
September 13 – October 14
9:30 am | Sundays
Foundation Building, 2nd FloorLed by Charme Robarts, certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Community Advocate, this group is focused on providing participants with tools and basic understanding of ways to handle grief that are healthy and lead to healing. Opportunity is given for sharing personal concerns. Participation is free and you do not need to be a church member to participate. Optional guidebook is $5.
Starts Sunday, September 13
9:45 – 10:45 am | Justin Youth Building, Room 306We’re launching a brand new Sunday school class JUST for parents of teenagers (more accurately: 6th – 12th graders). As people of faith, it is important that we model the same disciplines of faith that we hope for our children. So together, we will be nurtured as disciples while journeying with others who share the same joys and challenges of raising a teenager. Class Leaders Chris and Tami Vardy, parents of two teenagers themselves, are both also small group leaders for the youth with extensive experience as youth ministries volunteers.
Thursday, September 17
6:00 am – Midnight
Online at NorthTexasGivingDay.orgThis year, First Street Methodist Mission and Methodist Justice Ministry are taking part in North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 17, when every donation of $25 and above you make will be multiplied with bonus funds and prizes! In addition, this year a special opportunity offered by generous donors will match your donation up to $5,000 for each organization!
Overnight Retreat | September 18 – 19 | Lyle Lodge | $25 per child
Presentation of Bibles | September 20 | 11:00 am | Sanctuary Worship ServiceThird grade is a special year in Children’s Ministry as we celebrate the milestone of gifting children with their very own Bible! This three-day experience begins with an overnight retreat where children learn the importance of using the Bible as a tool in their everyday lives, and will culminate with the special presentation of Bibles that Sunday in the sanctuary. Click here to learn more and register your third grader!
During the month of September, please bring Toilet Paper to:
First Street Methodist Mission
Mon. – Thurs. | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
OR the Welcome Center | Sunday MorningsFor more information, contact Elizabeth Becker (email@example.com) at 817/339-5068.
Small Gifts. Big Difference.
September – May
Sundays | Pack backpacks for 1 hour between 9:00 am – Noon First Street Methodist MissionFood 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.
When I read this passage of Scripture, the thing that stands out to me is that Jonah went to a city of his despised enemies and preached about God. At first, Jonah ran from God and was reticent to preach about God, but after getting over his fear, he did what God had asked him to do.(see more)