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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 August, 2018 issue. Deadline: 5 p.m., July 6, 2018.

Here are some upcoming events:

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Summer Connections Current Events

We know there are tons of ways to live out our discipleship-in our homes, in our church, in our community and in our world. This summer, be intentional!  

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Scholarships Current Events

We are pleased to have two scholarships available this year to offer students pursuing postsecondary education, the Ima Jean Boenker Scholarship and the Reeves Anderson Scholarship.  For 2018 applications must be submitted by 12 p.m. on Friday, July 13.  Please click on the links below for details on eligibility and to download the applications.

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Are you MinistrySafe trained? All adults serving in ministries with children and youth who have not been MinistrySafe certified, must attend training. Online registration required for training and childcare.

Upcoming training: TBA
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2018-2019 Day School Registration

Day School offers programs for children ages two months through five years old. Register at the Day School office Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m–2 p.m. To schedule a tour call 817-968-3862. Click on the button below for more information and enrollment forms.
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Connect with Purpose Mission Central
Stock the Pantry

In 2017, Mission Central served an average of 436 HEB families each month. Pick up a bag and list at the Welcome Center and see how your family can help. Filled bags can be returned to the Welcome Center. 

Mobile Food Pantry

Friday, July 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. Contact Catherine Hollis to volunteer. 

Volunteers Needed

Mission Central currently has several volunteer needs at the Village Pantry and Community Resource Center. If you can help, please contact Catherine Hollis at or 817-595-0011.

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We are looking for Sunday school classes to enter into a sacred partnership with CarePortal as we work to build relationships with those in our community. CarePortal helps us enter into relationships with CPS case workers and families in crisis. Contact Rev. Matt Ybañez for more details.

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VBS 2018
VBS: Register Through Sunday, June 17!

June 18-22, 9 a.m.-noon
(For children entering grades K-6)

Register your children or register to volunteer in the Fellowship Hall or online. Registration includes a FREE VBS shirt.
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VBS WORKDAYS - All help is appreciated!

June 11-14: 9 a.m.-Noon and 6-8 p.m.
Sunday, June 17: 12:15-3 p.m. Fellowship Hall, Build Your Own Sandwich Lunch* & Workday

Register online for childcare for any of these events. Meet in C109 on workdays unless otherwise indicated.  *Online registration for lunch required.
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If you are Ministry Safe approved and can help out during VBS week for a day or two as a substitute, please email Abbie Arellano.

Thursday, June 21, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary

All are  invited to join us to celebrate all we have done thoughout VBS week. Children, meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. Kids, wear your VBS shirts!

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Triumph Sports Camp

June 18-22, noon-4 p.m. (after VBS)

Register online through Sunday, June 17.

Click the button below for more information and to register online.
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A Mile in My Shoes

Wednesdays through July 11, 10 a.m., W103 (no class, June 20 or July 4)

Join us for a study of Trevor Hudson's book A Mile in My Shoes. Register online or at the Connect Desk.
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NEXT - A Group for Widows

During the summer NEXT will be planning different locations for our caring and sharing gatherings. Contact Lori Friend for information.

Tuesday, June 19: 5:30 p.m., Jason's Deli and Artisan Theater for dinner and a show. 
Tuesday, July 3: 5:30 p.m., W120 (Bride's Room) for caring and sharing.

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Second Thursday Game Night

Thursday, June 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 Summer Fun Day

Saturday, June 16, 1 p.m., NRH2O

We would love to see all of our incoming seventh graders there. This is a great way to get to know the leaders and the other students. Students and adults can register online. 
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6:19 Young Adults Pool Party

Saturday, June 16, 2 p.m. at the Dawson's

Please bring a side, snack or drink to share. Hamburgers will be provided. RSVP to Sarah Garza

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Writing Your Life

Tuesday, June 26 - August 14, 10 a.m., W124

Let your story unfold through memories and life events (class fee is $16). Register online or at the Connect Desk. Online registration required for childcare. 
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Early Response Team Training (ERT)

Saturday, June 30, 8 a.m.

ERT provides a caring presence in the aftermath of a disaster. Register for 1st time team member ERT training or recertification below. MinistrySafe training is required.

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Chancel Choir Summer Concert

Sunday, July 1, 6 p.m., Sanctuary

Enjoy a patriotic salute to God, our nation and our veterans. 

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Summer Choir
Sing in the Summer Choir

Sundays beginning July 8, 10:30 a.m., Choir Room

If you enjoy singing, come join us through the month of July. Students from grades 9-12 and all adults are invited to sing at our 11 a.m. service. We will meet Sundays at 10:30 a.m. to rehearse. For more information contact Patricia Neighbors or Debby Barkey

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July Focus On

Sundays in July, 9:50 a.m., Fellowship Hall

Adults, adult small groups and Sunday school classes are invited to learn about Discipleship in Action. Sunday school classes and small groups must email Sherry Herrington with the number of persons participating by June 27.

July 1: Rev. Matt Ybañez will speak about the CarePortal and other mission initiatives.

July 8: Junior H.S. youth will share their summer mission trip experience.

July 15: Charles Wolford, new Director of Mission Central, will share his story and vision for Mission Central.

July 22: Rev. Joseph Kazadi will share his experiences of going home to the Congo this past year.

July 29: Senior H.S. youth will share their summer mission trip experiences.

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Music and Arts Camp

July 8-12 for children entering grades 1-6
Cost: $35 (includes CD, t-shirt, snacks & supplies)

Come join us for a week of music, art, drama and fun! Students will explore the arts in a variety of ways such as photography, choreography, set design, choir and instruments. Camp will end with a performance of the musical on Thursday evening. 
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Volunteers are needed for teaching and shepherding positions. Register to volunteer online through the events calendar.

Sunday, June 24, 12-2 p.m. & Thursday, June 28, 5:30-7 p.m., Pirtle Chapel

Campers entering grades 3-6 are welcome to audition for a singing and/or speaking parts in the musical. 

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Project Transformation

July 16-20, 8 a.m.-noon, FUMC Bedford

Volunteer to read with a child. Contact Rev. Matt Ybañez for details. 

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Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

Tuesday, July 17 & 24, 6:30 p.m., I101

Register online or at the Connect Desk today for this 2- session book discussion. Diana Cason, Facilitator. 
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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
Off for the summer will resume in the fall.

Children's Choirs*:
Off for the summer will resume in the fall.
Hosanna! (grades 3-5), W121
Joyful Noise (grades K-2), W124

Celebration Singers Youth Choir - Grades 6-12*
Off for the summer will resume in the fall.

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