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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 November 2017 issue. Deadline: 5 p.m., October 6, 2017.

Here are some of our church's upcoming events:

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2017-2018 Day School Registration

Day School registration is going on NOW! We still have a few openings for toddlers through Pre-K and Enrichment Day! Visit for more information. 
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Connect with Purpose Disaster Relief

Please consider helping the victims of the recent hurricanes and earthquakes. Check donations may be placed in the offering plate or online donations can be made to UMCOR. Please write "UMCOR" on your check’s memo line or in the online comment section. Thank you for your contribution!

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Fall Adult Learning Opportunities
Fall Adult Learning Opportunities

Online registration for fall learning opportunites is now open. In person registration is also available at the Connect Desk. There’s something to fit everyone’s busy schedule! For questions, contact Rev. Donna McKee at 817.282.7384 x38.

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4 sessions beginning Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m., Fellowship Hall

All adults are invited to explore the keys to contentment, overcoming fear and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity.  

Understanding Your Grief

6 sessions beginning Monday, October 9, 6:30 p.m., W124

We will explore touchstones for finding hope and healing your heart following the loss of a loved one. Childcare available with online registration.

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MinistrySafe Training

All adults serving in ministries with children and youth who have not been MinistrySafe certified, must attend training. Childcare is available with online registration. Walk-ins are welcome.

Upcoming training: 
Monday, October 16, 6:30 p.m., C109
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Village Garden Pansy Sale

Order Sundays in September, Fellowship Hall

Beautify your yard and support the Village Garden. Pick-up will be on October 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Village Garden. 

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3rd Grade Bible Adventure Night
3rd Grade Bible Adventure Night

Friday, September 22, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

We will learn to use our Bibles through games, crafts and activities. Cost is $7 per person for supplies and dinner. Please register online for Bible Adventure Night and childcare. 
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Acolyte Training

Sunday, September 24, 12-2 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Students in grades 4-6 are invited to help lead in worship as Acolytes. Lunch provided for $7 per person. Online registration required for lunch and training. Current acolytes do not need to attend. Contact Rhean Wren at 
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Couple Connections: Time Set Apart to Focus on Us

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

All couples are invited to take some time apart from life and learn new ways to grow together. Drs. Britton and Bobbye Wood, Facilitators. For more information and registration, go to the Connect Desk or online.
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Social Justice Team Meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 7 p.m., W103-104

Learn how you can be an advocate for solutions in this community’s economy, criminal justice system, schools and neighborhoods. Childcare available with online registration.  Spanish translation available. For more information contact Susie Stonecipher at
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Testament Travels Shepherd Meeting

Sunday, October 1, 8:30 a.m., Cinema on the Mount

Shepherds in Testament Travels will gather together to share ideas, support one another, participate in training and receive updates about Holy Listening. 

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First Food

Sunday, October 1

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. October’s food item is canned chili. You can help by bringing a donation when you come to worship. 

Mobile Food Pantry

Friday, October 13, 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 at

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Children's Leadership Team
Children's Leadership Team Meeting

Sunday, October 1, 3:30 p.m., Covenant Courtyard

 All students grades 4-5 are invited. Registration is not required. 

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Mission Possible Kids (MPK)

Sunday, October 1, 4 p.m., Cinema on the Mount

Children in grades K-5 are invited to attend. 

Sunday, October 15, 4 p.m., Hurst Central Park

MPK will meet in the park to participate in the Kids Fun Run! Parents are requested to stay with their children at this event and cheer them on!

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African Gospel Music Concert

Sunday, October 1, 4 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Come and experience African gospel music and dance. Organized by Ministries with African Immigrants. This event is free. 

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Second Thursday Game Night

Thursday, October 12, 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 pelayo529@charter.

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Free Flu Shots for Adults

Sunday, October 15, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., South Alcove (next to Welcome Center) 


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Kids Fun Run
Kids Fun Run

Sunday, October 15, 4 p.m., Hurst Central Park (behind the church)

Calling all kids (grades K-6), come run in the FUMC Hurst Kids Fun Run. Have a blast with your friends while supporting Harvest Festival. All proceeds will benefit the missions of FUMC Hurst. Be on the lookout for more information and Sponsor Sheets in your Sunday school classes during September. Everyone is invited to join us during the Kids Fun Run to cheer on our runners! Contact Rhean Wren, or 817.202.7384 x19, with any questions.

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Fall Garage Sale

Friday, October 20, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Item intake/drop-off begins Saturday, October 14. Please contact Steve or Cindy Harding at 817.807.0050 for questions,  to arrange pick-up of large items or to volunteer. Benefits FUMC Hurst Missions. 

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Save the Date for Trunk-or-Treat

Sunday, October 29, 5 p.m., church parking lot

Welcome hundreds of children from our church and community for fun, games, prizes and candy. Planning to decorate your trunk? Register online so that we can send you event details. Candy donations are now being accepted. 
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Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival is Right Around to Corner

Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

PECANS: Pre-orders will be taken beginning Sunday, September 24 in the Fellowship Hall. Mammoth Pecan Halves and Pecan Caramel Clusters (individually wrapped)

HARVEST FESTIVAL LUNCH TICKETS: Tickets go on sale beginning Sunday, October 8 in the Fellowship Hall. $10 adult ticket and $5 children’s ticket (12 & under).

BRISKET: Orders will be taken beginning Sunday, October 8 in the Fellowship Hall. $50 per brisket. 

CREATIVE CHRISTIAN STORE: Start your Christmas shopping at Harvest Festival! This is a great place to find gifts for teachers or neighbors, stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and more. Donations are needed to make the Country Store a success. Details will be available on the website.

Harvest Festival: Julie Newton,
Silent Auction Coordinator: Jenifer Broussard,
Creative Christian Store Coordinators: Mary Fridge & Jennifer Robbins,

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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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