Dear Friends, This Sunday, November 29, is the first Sunday in the season of Advent. This Sunday marks the beginning of the worship calendar for Christians. We begin in anticipation of and preparation for the birth of Jesus. We will remember at the beginning of this season how sometimes that which seems small and insignificant ends up being what matters most. Sometimes what is most important isn’t apparent at first.(see more)
Tuesday, December 1
Give online at fumcfw.org/givenow.The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving powered by social media and collaboration. More than 30,000 partners in 68 countries join together on this day with one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving to something that is important to you.
November 18, December 2, 9, & 16
Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154 | Book Available for $10
Led by Rev. Phyllis McDougal | Registration RequiredExperience the Nativity story in new ways as you take your own journey to Christmas. Walking the Road to Bethlehem combines content from Adam’s travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem, a summary of both historical and scriptural.
November 22 – December 13
Pick up tags starting on 11.22 | Return gifts by 12.13
Trees located in Narthex, Welcome Center, 2nd Floor Children’s Wing, & Main Church Office
This Advent season, we will collect 500 gifts for children and youth from 0 to 18 years of age in celebration of Las Posadas at El Buen Samaritano UMC. Las Posadas commemorates the journey of Mary and Joseph as they searched for lodging in Bethlehem. Children living near El Buen, many of whom attend T.A. Sims Elementary School, come out for the parade and to receive gifts as part of this traditional celebration.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 pm l Wesley HallGood Book Club is celebrating its third annual party and family celebration around The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Join us in Wesley Hall for dinner and this classic holiday film, complete with hot chocolate and Christmas fun! Be sure to wear your most festive pajamas! For more information, contact Janice Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5093.
December 2 – 23
Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Room 350
Led by Dr. Tim BrusterJoin our Senior Pastor Dr. Tim Bruster for a very special Bible study during the season of Advent. This engaging class will take a deeper look into the scriptures for each week’s worship service leading up to Christmas Eve. No materials or registration are required, and the study is open to people of all levels of Bible study experience.
Sunday, December 6 & 13
Lay Ministry Hospitality Initiative
Pick up boxes for treats | December 7 & 14
9:00 – 9:30 & 10:30 – 11:11 am | Welcome Center
Deliver treats to local first responders | December 7 – 20
Share hospitality with others by baking goodies and taking them to local fire and police departments.