It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since our last general congregational survey, and in looking to the exciting and significant changes that evolved from your suggestions and insights, we are eager to hear from you again as we begin our new planning cycle.(see more)
Each Sunday | 10:30 – 10:55 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
September 21 — Special Music: Laurie SimmonsWith 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.
Overnight Retreat | September 19 – 20 | Lyle Lodge | $25 per child
Presentation of Bibles | September 21 | 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!
Sunday, September 21
FUMC Fort Worth will join together in honoring active and retired public and private school educators across the Metroplex for ALL they do on Sunday, September 21 during all worship services.
You can stop by the Garden (or the hallway by the Welcome Center in case of rain) between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm to purchase a special gift tumbler for $5 to take to your favorite educator from you and our FUMCFW family.
FUMCFW is Pleased to Announce our New Director of Youth Ministries: Andrew Mochrie
On Sunday, September 21, there will be a reception for Andrew in the garden immediately following the 11:00 am worship service. Come meet Andrew and welcome him to FUMC Fort Worth!
Friday, September 26
7:00 pm | Wesley Hall
Join us for a delightful "coffeehouse" styled evening of music, laughter, and the quirky humor and thought provoking observations of Ed Kilbourne, a popular artist with a reputation for cutting edge “folk-theology” that combines acoustic guitar, singing, and commentary in a storytelling style often compared to the legendary Garrison Keillor. Tickets are free, but donations are welcome to help cover the cost of this very special event in our First Church community. Coffee, tea, and desserts provided by eleven:eleven celebration.
September 21 – November 23, 2014
Sunday afternoons | 12:30 – 2:30 pm (potluck lunch)
Foundation Building | Room 274
Led by Sharon West and Mike Phillips, FUMCFW membersRoots of Change is a two-hour weekly gathering lasting 10 weeks, designed to expose how patterns in our emotions impact how we work, think, pray, and love. Childcare available by request. To register, contact Marianne Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5071.
October 11 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
LIMITED SPACE — 20 volunteers total (15 youth and 5 adults)Following the closing ceremony of the Carter Work Project, our FUMCFW Youth will join other local youth ministries in Cowtown Brush Up, which will give a new coat of paint to 50 Fort Worth homes. FUMCFW has 20 volunteer slots (15 for youth age 13 and up, 5 for adults). Click here to register!
In September, please bring adult socks and underwear for men and women to:
First Street Methodist Mission
Monday – Thursday | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
OR to the Welcome Center | Sunday Mornings
For more information, contact Rev. Page Hines (email@example.com) at 817/339-5069.
Small Gifts. Big Difference.
9.28 Camping For Novices
12:15 – 2:00 pm | Justin Building | Register by 9.24Calling all aspiring campers with limited experience in the outdoors! Experienced campers from the Fort Worth Sierra Club will demonstrate use of tents and other camping gear, as well as essentials for car camping or camping next to your car. Click here to learn more!
October 3, 2014
6:30 – 11:00 pm | 3 mo. – 12 yrs.
$30 for first child | $40 for 2 | $45 for 3+ | $20 no show fee
Reservations due 10.1
It’s time for our annual Halloween Party! Wear your costume and join us for games, crafts, Halloween snacks, and a movie. Space is limited so make reservations early to Paula Wagstaff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/546-4414.
10.17 – 10.19 Middle School Retreat
Lyle Lodge | $25
11.15 – 11.16 High School Retreat
Lyle Lodge | $25All current 7 – 8th graders (10.17 – 10.19) and 9 – 12th graders (11.15 – 11.16) are invited to join us for a weekend out at the lake for some fun, relaxation and worship.
October 5 – 26
Sunday mornings | 9:00 – 10:30 am
Foundation Building, 2nd Floor
$100 per couple | Limited space | Register by October 1
Led by Joy Allen, LCSW, M.DivThis 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.
“Somewhere, and I can’t find where, I read about an Eskimo hunter who asked the local missionary priest, ‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ ‘No,’ said the priest, ‘not if you did not know.’ ‘Then,’ asked the Eskimo earnestly, ‘why did you tell me?’” This week in eleven:eleven we’ll continue our series, “Who We Are and Why We Think What We Think When We do What We Do”, an exploration of Christian belief in the context of scripture, reason, tradition and experience (John Wesley’s “Fourfold Norm”). We’ll also enjoy music by the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Iris Dement and Louis Armstrong. Hope to see you there!(see more)