Traditional Worship

Sunday, December 21 | Life

Traditional Worship | 9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Special Music: Fifth Street Bells, Laura Logan, harpist, & Melissa Arthur, flautist

Reel: It’s a Wonderful Life

“Each man’s life touches so many other lives . . . you see, George, you’ve had a really wonderful life.” — Clarence Odbody, Angel 2nd Class

Real: “It’s a Wonderful Life” | Dr. Tim Bruster

“What came into being in him was life, and the life was the light of the people.” — John 1:1-18; Luke 12:15-18

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Sunday, December 21

7:30 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall

8:30 am | Worship | Chapel | Rev. Brooks Harrington

9:30 am | Discussion | Foundation Building

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Chapel Communion

Each Sunday | 10:30 – 10:55 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony

December 21 Special Music: Dace Sultanov & Jeff Donahue

With 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.

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eleven:eleven celebration

Sunday, December 21

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

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First 7th

Sunday, December 21

5:30 pm | Worship | Wesley Hall | Rev. Lance Marshall

6:30 pm | Discipleship Discussion Groups

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A Winter Concert

Saturday, December 20

Featuring Peter Mayer and Elizabeth Wills

6:00 pm | Annual Winter Drum Circle (drums provided — or bring your own!)

7:00 pm | Doors open | 7:30 pm | Music begins | Wesley Hall

$20 | Free parking across the street | Enjoy coffee, pastries, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider

Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet — songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. “Elizabeth’s voice wraps around the listener’s heart with instant familiarity and warmth, like a long lost friend you’ve been waiting to meet…” — Sara Hickman Click here to buy tickets online or pay at the door with cash or check!

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Advent Giving Catalog: A First Church Christmas

November 30 – December 24

Celebrate the “lovely intangibles” of the season — love, hope, faith, and joy — with gifts of blessing. Use the First Church Christmas Advent Giving Catalog and find just the right fit for your heart-felt gift this 2014 Season of Advent. Questions? Contact Rev. Page Hines ( at 817/339-5063.

Pick up your catalog of giving opportunities at the Welcome Center or Main Office OR click here to view the catalog and donate online.

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Advent Devotional

Looking for a daily pick-me up that connects the fun and frivolity of your favorite holiday classics with their deeper meanings and reflections? Our 2014 Advent Devotional began Monday, November 24 in order to focus our individual studies and reflections each week in advance of the Sunday sermon.

Be sure to follow our GPS Daily Devotional, Advent Edition, one day at a time online here —  in e-zine form here, or pick up your printed copy of our complete 2014 Advent Devotional in the Welcome Center or Main Office.

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Blessing Our First Responders

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. Click here to learn more or contact Sammye Dunn ( or Rev. Chuck Graff ( at 817/339-5065.

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Christmas Eve Services

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Noon Service | Leonard Memorial Chapel

Family Service | 5:00 pm | Sanctuary | Mister Mark Burrows

Celebrate Christmas Eve in this meaningful family friendly worship service timed especially for young families — perfect for kids of all ages!

Traditional Candlelight Service | 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 pm | Sanctuary

Our traditional Christmas Eve music and worship experience with carols and Christmas songs to herald our celebration of the birth of Christ.

Click here to learn more!

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January Parents’ Night Out

January 9, 2015

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 1.7.15

We’re having a Frozen party including indoor snow ball fights, making an Elsa cookie castle, snacks, and of course the movie. Space is limited so make reservations early to Paula Wagstaff ( at 817/546-4414.

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Preparing for Marriage

Sundays in February 2015

$100 per couple | Register by 1.26 | Childcare available

Led by Joy Allen, LCSW, M.Div.

This 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.

Click here to learn more and register online!

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Revolution Weekend 2015: #SELFIE

“Who Am I? Whose Am I?”

January 17 – 19, 2015

Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center | Grades 7 – 12

$125 for Youth | $50 for Adults

Guest Speaker: “Werm” | Musical Guest: Bus Seven

Click here to learn more and register & pay!

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