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October Good Book Club

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Theme: Fear vs Faith

5:30 pm | Dinner | Wesley Hall | Donations encouraged

6:00 – 7:00 pm | Parent Program | Wesley Hall

Good Book Club | Children’s Wing, 2nd floor

Our first Good Book Club of the fall is Wednesday, October 7. It kicks off with a meal in Wesley Hall at 5:30 pm. Adults are invited to stay in Wesley Hall from 6:00 – 7:30 for Dr. Elizabeth Jones’ parenting session — “Helping children work through their fears.” From 6:00-7:00 the kids will have Good Book Club in the Children’s Wing. Our theme for October is — Fear vs Faith. Each book covers some aspect of faith or of overcoming fear.

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Youth First Wednesday Dinner: October

Wednesday, October 7

6:30 – 7:30 pm | Fort Worth and Arlington

Join us this week for our October First Wednesday Dinner! Meet Martin at Dutch's on S University Dr. in Fort Worth. You can find Andrew at Five Guys on S. Cooper St. in Arlington.

Making Sense of Our Social Security

Sunday, October 11

5:00 – 7:00 pm | Room 154

Understanding when and from where you will receive your income is the foundation of a successful retirement. One of the most important phases of retirement planning is understanding Social Security benefits. Come learn about: Strategies to maximize your Social Security benefits. The current state of the Social Security system...What does it mean to you? How continuing to work will impact your Social Security Benefit. How to coordinate Social Security benefits with your spouse. How your Social Security affects your taxes.

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United Methodist Information Class

October 4 – 25, 2015

Sunday Mornings | 9:45 – 10:45 am

Room 336 | Hosted by the Foundations Sunday School Class

Guests, new members, and all interested in meeting new people and learning more about our denomination, beliefs and our local church ministries, are invited to join us for any or all of these extremely informative sessions. There is no cost for materials or sessions.

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Improv 1st! Everything’s an Offering

September 13 – November 1 (8 Weeks)

Sundays | 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Foundation Building, Room 370

Led by Rev. Tom McDermott & Guest Instructors

Registration Required

Improvisation in life, as in theater and comedy, is a way of responding to life’s ups and downs with humor, playfulness, and most importantly, “openness to the moment.” Through improv training we learn to be: more present to one another, more relaxed in the face of life’s (and work’s) surprises, more creative in all our endeavors, less judgmental, and discover the joy in “free play.”

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Book Study: Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White

September 16 – October 14 (5 Weeks)

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 154

Led by Rev. Phyllis McDougal

Book Available for $15 | Registration Required

Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it. Adam Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of the issues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward.

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Pastor’s Bible Study

September 16 – May 25 (37 Weeks excluding holidays TBA)

Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Room 231

Led by Rev. Lance Marshall

This offering is an open Bible study, with no purchase or registration necessary. Our focus of study will be on the sermon text for the upcoming Sunday evening worship service led by Rev. Lance Marshall. It is offered to those who have never opened the Bible in their lives, to those who study on a regular basis. Childcare is not available for this class.

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Thursday Theologians

September 17 – December 10 (13 Weeks)

Thursdays | Refreshments & Gathering

9:15 – 9:30 am | Class | 9:30 – 11:00 am Room 350 | Led by Rev. Linda McDermott

Registration Required

Thursday Theologians is a welcoming group interested in open minded and challenging discussions of theological topics. It is specifically designed for those who are eager to ask the more difficult questions about faith and to be challenged to explore personal beliefs. We will use the book, Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most by Marcus J. Borg. Space is limited.

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Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends

September 22 – October 27

Tuesdays | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Foundation Building, 2nd Floor

Led by Rev. Phyllis McDougal

Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences that most people will ever face. Even the most amicable of divorces can create intense emotional and psychological issues which may have lasting effects if they are not given attention. The good news is that there is help for facing the challenges that divorce brings.

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October Mission Sundays


During the month of October, please bring Blankets to:

First Street Methodist Mission | Monday – Thursday | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OR in the donation bins at the West, East, & Garden Entrances | Sunday Mornings

For more information, contact Elizabeth Becker ( at 817/339-5068.

Small Gifts. Big Difference.

Food 4 Kids

September ­– May

Sundays | Pack backpacks for 1 hour between 9:00 am – Noon First Street Methodist Mission

Food 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.

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