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To keep updated on the events of FUMC Hurst, read the latest issue of the Connect, check the online events calendar, and join our Facebook page

The FUMC Hurst Blog will give all who read it a glimpse into the ways our ministries are impacting the lives of individuals in our congregation, our community, and our world. At the same time, this will be a place where our contributors will share their thoughts and feelings on current events around the world and in our own backyard.   

The First United Methodist of Hurst Connect News is published monthly and is available for download. Submissions for the Connect are welcome. Include contact name and daytime phone number with submissions. Send to We are currently accepting submissions for the February 2018 issue. Deadline: 5 p.m., January 5, 2018.

Here are some of our church's upcoming events:

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Christmas Offering
Christmas Offering

The Christmas offering supports local and global missions. Christmas offering envelopes are in the pew pockets or you can give online. 
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Church Office Holiday Schedule

The church office will be closed for the Christmas/New Years holidays December 25-27 and January 1. In case of a pastoral emergency please call the church office and leave a message. Messages will be checked throughout the holidays. 

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Journey to the Manger Advent Study
Advent Study

Choose from:
Sundays through December 17, 9:45 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Wednesdays through December 20, 10 a.m., W103

All are welcome!

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ADVENTure Calendar
Create Your Own Discipleship ADVENTure Calendar

Calendars are still available at the Connect Desk. Share your ADVENTures on Facebook to encourage and support others.  
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Second Thursday Game Night

Thursday, December 14, 6 p.m., Parlor

Join us for Bridge, 42, Mexican Train or bring along your favorite game to share. For more information, email Dolly Pelayo at  

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Youth Christmas Shopping Spree
Youth Christmas Shopping Spree

Saturday, December 16, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., meet in Anderson Center

Youth will assist elementary students from our Adopt-A-Schools and help them shop for gifts for their families. Monetary gifts can be delivered to the church office or placed in the offering plates with the memo, “Christmas Shopping Spree.”

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Youth and Confirmation Christmas Party

Sunday, December 17, 6 p.m., Anderson Center

Students, invite your friends to come and celebrate Christmas. Wear a crazy Christmas sweater and bring a white elephant gift ($5-$10 max). 

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Service of Peace

Sunday, December 17, 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall

A service for those who are stressed, lonely, hurting or grieving in the midst of this season. Join us for a different kind of service that acknowledges our broken hearts; a time of quiet reflection, prayer and Holy Communion. Childcare is available. 

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NEXT - New Group for Widows

Christmas Dinner: Tuesday, December 19, 6 p.m.

Christmas dinner/gift exchange at the home of Dani Haynes. Dani is providing the meal and carpools are available. For more information and to RSVP for the dinner please contact Lori Friend.

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4th "Sunday" of Advent Service

Saturday, December 23, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall

A Genesis style worship service. Come experience the fourth “Sunday” of Advent as we continue to prepare for the coming of the Christ child. 

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Early Christmas Eve Service

Thursday, December 21, 7 p.m., Sanctuary

A service for those unable to attend on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve Services

Sunday, December 24, Sanctuary

11 a.m. - Candles & Communion
4 p.m. - Family Service: Christmas Story  Re-Enactment & Candles
6 p.m. - Candles & Communion with Choir & Instrumentalists
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First Food

Sunday, January 7

Mission Central supplies food to about 400 local families in need each month. We collect items for the pantry the first weekend of each month. January’s food item is dry beans. You can help by bringing a donation when you come to worship.

Mobile Food Pantry

Friday, January 12, 8 a.m. - noon (distribution 9 - 11 a.m.)

Mission Central and FUMC Hurst, in partnership with Tarrant Area Food Bank, host a mobile food pantry the second Friday of each month. To volunteer contact Catherine Hollis.

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Focus On
January Focus On

Sundays in January beginning January 7, 9:50 a.m., Fellowship Hall (beginning promptly at 10 a.m.)

All adults are welcome as Joe Spay and Joe Motley lead us in a study of Beatitudes. If you, your group or class would like to participate, please email Sherry Herrington at by Friday, December 29. 

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Building Tour

Sunday, January 7, 10 a.m., Welcome Center

If you would like a tour of the building and a brief history of the church, please join Sandra Hill for a 45-minute tour. 

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Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends

Six sessions, 6:30 p.m., W122
January 8 & 22
February 5 & 19
March 5 & 19

A book study and support group for men and women who are rebuilding their lives after a break up or divorce. Register for class and childcare online or at the Connect Desk. 
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Created by God - Human Sexuality Workshop

January 11-13, Anderson Center

This human sexuality workshop for 5th and 6th graders. Information has been mailed. Contact Rev. Holly Dittrich for more information. Register online by January 1.
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Music Ministry
Music Ministry

Chancel Choir
Rehearses on Wednesday, 7 p.m., Choir Room

Chapel Choir
Rehearses on Monday, 7 p.m., Choir Room

Revelation Ringers Handbell Choir
Rehearses on Sunday, 5 p.m., W125

Children's Choirs:
Rehearses on Sunday, 5 p.m.
Hosanna! (grades 3-5), W121
Joyful Noise (grades K-2), W124

Celebration Singers Youth Choir - Grades 6-12
Rehearses on Sunday, 5 p.m., Choir Room
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