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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 October, 2018 issue. Deadline: 5 p.m., September 7, 2018.

Here are some upcoming events:

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Fall Adult Learning Opportunities
Pick up a brochure of the available learning opportunities at the Connect Desk and register TODAY! There’s something to fit everyone’s busy schedule! For more information, go online or contact Rev. Donna McKee at 817.282.7384, x38.  
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Connect with Purpose Ministry Safe
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.
Wednesday, August 29, 6:30 p.m., C104
Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m., C104
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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

Mission Central serves over 400 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, September 14, 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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Flannery O'Connor - A Moment of Grace

Sundays through August 26, 9:45 a.m., W124

We will examine seven of Flannery O'Connor's short stories, emphasizing the recurring theme of transformation through grace. Joe Motley, Facilitator. Register at the Connect Desk or online.
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Attention Potential Participants: If you are unfamiliar with O’Connor’s work, you are STRONGLY encouraged to read A Good Man Is Hard to Find, before you decide to register for the class. CLICK HERE to access this story.

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Back to school blessings
Blessing of the Educators

Sunday, August 26, all worship services

The congregation will offer a blessing to educators. Please invite your educator friends to join us for this meaningful service.

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CarePortal Orientation

Sunday, August 26, 12:15 p.m., W103/104

All Sunday school classes and small groups are encouraged to send one or two representatives to learn how to use the CarePortal site. A boxed lunch ($10) is available. Online registration for orientation and lunch is required. 
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Fall Kick-Off Potluck Dinner

Sunday, August 26, 5 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Youth and their parents are invited to join us for an informational dinner about curriculum and events for the upcoming year. Please bring your favorite side or dessert to share! The church will provide the meat. Online registration is required. 
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Administrative Board Meeting

Thursday, August 30, 7 p.m., W103/104

All Administrative Board members are encouraged to attend. Childcare provided with online registration.
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1st Sunday Parents Group

Sunday, September 2, C110
9:30 a.m.: Gathering/Fellowship
10 a.m.: Lesson/Discussion

A new group for expectant parents and parents of infants and toddlers. Come as you are and spend time connecting with other parents. Contact Barbara Dunlap for information. 

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NEXT - A Group For Widows

Tuesday, September 4, 5 p.m., W120 

Caring and sharing led by Rev. Donna McKee. We wil also celebrate our one year anniversary.

Tuesday, September 18, 5:30 p.m., I101

Craft/snack supper night. Join us for an evening of food, fun and crafts. 

For more information contact Lori Friend.

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Salad Supper and Mission Project Night

Tuesday, September 4, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall 

Join us for an informative program and a fun group project. Harriet Willis, Volunteer Coordinator for the Women's and Children's Center at Presbyterian Night Shelter, will be our speaker. She will discuss the program that enables mothers and their children to move out of the shelter. Following, we will be packing “Moveout Baskets” for families that have completed the program and are moving to their new homes. Bring your favorite salad or dessert to share. Childcare available with online registration.
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Blood Drive

Sunday, September 9, 8 a.m.-noon, Fellowship Hall

Give the gift of life through donating blood. Visit our website to register online. Contact Tiffany Love at
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Confirmation Dinner & Convenant Service

Sunday, September 9, 5 p.m., Fellowship Hall

For confirmands, faith partners and their parents. $10 per person. Register for dinner and childcare online.
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3rd Grade Bible Sunday

Sunday, September 9, 11 a.m., Sanctuary

Third graders will be presented with a Bible during the worship service. Please register online and provide the correct spelling of your child’s name for Bible personalization. 
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Children's Choirs

Sunday, September 9, 4-5 p.m.

Joyful Noise (grades K-2) in C124
Hosanna! (grades 3-5) in C121

Save the date for Christmas Pageant auditions on Sunday, September 30 during rehearsal.

Mission Possible Kids

Sunday, September 9, 5-7 p.m., W103/104

Dinner served from 5-5:30 p.m., $3/per person, payable at the door.  Mission Possible Kids (MP Kids) is for children in grades K–5. There is a one-time registration fee of $20, which includes a t- shirt. Contact Rhean Wren.
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Glen Lakes Bible Camp

September 14-15, Glen Rose, TX

Register through Glen Lake at Camp fills up quickly so register soon. We will leave from the church and drive together. Contact Jennifer Acker to let her know that you have registered. 
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Sunday Evening Children's Discipleship Opportunities

Sunday, September 23, 5-7 p.m., W103/104

Dinner* served from 5-5:30 p.m., $3/per person, payable at the door. Please register online for dinner.
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Children's Leadership Team
Children, grades 4-5, are invited to participate in Children’s Leadership Team. Contact Jennifer Acker.

3rd Grade Bible Buddies
Third graders will spend the school year engaging in interactive methods to learn how to use their Bibles. A parent is encouraged to serve as a Bible Buddy with each third grader. Register online.

Faith & Films
Children, grades K-2, will enjoy a movie together and engage in discussions about where they experienced God in the movie.

Acolyte Training

Sunday, September 30, 5-7 p.m., W103/104

Students in grades 4-6 are invited to help lead in worship as Acolytes. Dinner is provided ($3 per person payable at the door). Register online by September 20. Parents must attend with their child. Current acolytes do not need to attend. For information, contact Rhean Wren
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Grief Support Group Book Study

Monthly beginning Monday, September 10, 6:30 p.m., W124

This fall we will study Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss. Books are available at the Connect Desk. All are welcome. 

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Game Days are Coming Your Way

Wednesday, September 12 & 26, 10 a.m., W105/106

Game Days will take place monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Come play Dominos, Domino Train, 42, Oops! and plenty of card games. You are welcome to bring your favorite game and your friends. Contact Cathy Cartmill for more information. 

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Music Ministry
Music Ministry

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

Chapel Choir
Resumes in the fall.

Revelation Ringers Handbell Choir
Resumes in the fall.

Children's Choirs:
Rehearsals resume Sunday, September 9, 4 p.m.
Hosanna! (grades 3-5), W121
Joyful Noise (grades K-2), W124

Celebration Singers Youth Choir - Grades 6-12
Rehearsals resume Sunday, September 9, 4 p.m.

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