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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 March, 2019 issue. Deadline: 5 p.m., February 1, 2019.

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Living Gratitude

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Church Office Closed

The church office will close January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

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Adult Learning Opportunities
Adult Winter Studies

Register for an Adult Winter Study online or at the Connect Desk. For more information, contact Rev. Donna McKee.
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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 classes, 6:30 p.m. in C104:
Wednesday, January 30
Wednesday, February 13
Wednesday February 27
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Mission Central Thrift Store

Official Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 22, 11:30 a.m., 722 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst

You're invited to attend the official ribbon-cutting of the Mission Central Thrift Store. Please RSVP by emailing

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, February 8, 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.

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Youth Sunday Evening Schedule

Youth Praise Band:  2-4 p.m
Youth Choir Rehearsal:
 4-5 p.m.
 5 p.m. ($3 payable at the door)
Youth Worship & Small Groups: 
5:30-7 p.m.

Youth Mission Trip Luncheon

Sunday, February 3, 12:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Join us as we announce the details for the upcoming junior and senior high mission trips. Learn about the exciting ways that youth will be serving others through Christ this summer. Lunch ($8) will be available by registration only, please register online.
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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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Kindergarten Worship Service

Sunday, January 27, 9:45 a.m., Pirtle Chapel

Kindergarteners will lead their families in a special worship service. For more information, contact Rhean Wren.

Mission Possible Kids

Sunday, January 27, 5-7 p.m., W103/104

Children in grades K-5 are invited to attend. Dinner served at 5 p.m., $3 per person payable at the door. Please register for dinner online.Email Rhean Wren for information.
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Wonderfully Made Workshop

January 31-February 2, Anderson Center

This is a human sexuality workshop for 5th and 6th graders. Watch your mailbox for registration information. Cost $30. Contact Rev. Holly Dittrich for more information. Register deadline is Friday, January 25.
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Children's Discipleship Opportunities

Sunday, February 17, 5 p.m., W103/104

Dinner is $3/per person, at the door. Please register online for dinner. Discipleship opportunities will follow dinner from 5:30-7 p.m.
Children's Leadership Team: Grades 4-5
Bible Buddies: Grade 3
Faith and Films: Grades K-2
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Focus On January
January Focus On

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

All adults are welcome as Joe Spay and Joe Motley lead us in a study of the Hebrew Bible's Minor Prophets. If you, your group or class would like to participate, please email Sherry Herrington.

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Game Day

Wednesday, January 23, 10 a.m., W105/106

All adults are invited to meet monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Come play Dominos, Community 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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Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC): Volunteers Needed

Thursday, January 24, 7 p.m.-midnight

TCHC will perform their annual census of homeless families/individuals in Tarrant County. Volunteers are needed to assist with this census to make sure our communities get counted thoroughly. Online registration is required.
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English as a Second Language Classes

Saturdays through May 18, 10 a.m.-noon, W103/104

FREE classes taught by ESL instructor Mrs. Vicki Ingle. Learn to speak english with students from The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador, Panama, China and other countries. Childcare is provided. Space is limited. For more information contact Rev. Joseph Kazadi.

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Computer Classes

Tuesdays beginning January 29 through April 30, 6-8 p.m., FUMC Hurst Computer Lab - C109

FREE computer classes are intended to prepare students to use technology in the workplace. Instruction will be in English and help will be available in French and Spanish. Space is limited. For more information and to enroll contact Rev. Joseph Kazadi.

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CarePortal: Poverty Encounter

Saturday, February 2, 9 a.m., Fellowship Hall

FUMC Hurst will partner with CarePortal to offer a Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE). COPE will prepare us to engage missionally in our communities by helping us to better understand the decisions, challenges, and consequences families in poverty face every day. Please register online.
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Souper Bowl of Caring

Sunday, February 3

Our youth will take a special offering to support our partner churches and interns working with Project Transformation. Youth will be in the Narthex, after worship, holding soup pots labeled “Souper Bowl of Caring.”

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FUMC Hurst's Got Talent

Sunday, February 10, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Start thinking about what you would like to perform for the all church talent show! Registration forms are available in the Fellowship Hall, online and in the church office. Registration deadline is Sunday, February 3. Tickets ($6) will be available beginning Sunday, January 20.
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Music Ministry
Music Ministry Rehearsals

Adult Chancel Choir: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Revelation Ringers Handbell Choir: Sunday, 4 p.m., W125

Youth Choir (Grades 6–12):  Sunday, 4 p.m.

Children’s Choirs:  Sunday, 4 p.m.
Joyful Noise (grades K-2) in W124
Hosanna! (grades 3-5) in W121

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Notification of Deaths in Our Congregation
When someone passes away in our community of faith, we want to be in prayer for the family and support them in any way we can. If you would like to receive email death notifications please complete the online form by clicking on the button below.
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