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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 June 2017 issue. Deadline: 5 p.m., May 5, 2017.

Here are some of our church's upcoming events:

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Pipeline Road Construction Update

Construction on Pipeline Rd. has begun and will continue for about 18 months. The church entrance is still accessible for now, but you may wish to use the Willow and Elm Street entrances off of Hurstview. We will keep you updated about changes as we are able.

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2017-2018 Day School Registration

Day School is currently enrolling students for the 2017-2018 school year. 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. Schedule a tour by calling 817.282.7384 x25. Click on the button below for more information and enrollment forms. 

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Encore! Let's Do Lunch

Wednesday, April 19, Fellowship Hall

Adults 60+ are invited for games at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at noon, $9 per person (please pre-pay). For your entertainment, the Vanderveer Brothers String Band is back by popular demand! Register to attend in your Sunday school class or by contacting Cathy Cartmill at 817.282.7384 x22 or

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Art Fest

Day School Art Fest 2017

Thursday, April 20, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Tickets: Adults: $8, Children: $6 are available in the Day School office. Dinner catered by Chick-fil-A. Entertainment provided by our Day School classes. Silent auction for classroom projects and more! Donations of items, gift cards or services for our silent auction will greatly appreciated.

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Project Transformation Book Drive

April 23 - May 14

UMW Circle with a Twist is sponsoring a book drive benefiting Project Transformation CTC. We are collecting new and gently used books for 1st-5th graders. Books will be used to fill libraries at three Project Transformation sites opening this summer. Project Transformation will be serving approximately 250 children in underserved neighborhoods in the Fort Worth/DFW through summer literacy camps. Boxes will be located in the rock hallway and outside the Fellowship Hall.  Visit our table in the Fellowship Hall to learn more about Project Transformation CTC.

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Mission Possible Kids

Sunday, April 23, 4 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Children in grades K-5 are invited to attend. This will be the last meeting of the school year. 

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2017 Canafax Golf Scramble

Sunday, April 23, Texas Star Golf Course

12:30 p.m. Putting Contest 
2 p.m. Shotgun Start
7 p.m. Awards and Dinner

All proceeds benefit FUMC Hurst’s mission fund.

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Family Ties Workshop -  Parenting the Strong Willed Child

Sunday, April 23, noon, W103

Free workshop presented by The Parenting Center. Register on church website for class and childcare. Lunch provided ($7 per person) with advance registration.

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Pathway Pearls: Palliative Care & Healthcare Decisions

Monday, April 24, 6 p.m., W120 (Bride's Room)

Loretta Widman, a social worker with 20+ years of experience, will share information about palliative care and navigating the health care system. RSVP  Beth Johnson at 817.528.6605 or

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Monday, April 24 & Monday, May 22, 6:30 p.m., C109

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

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Spring Garage Sale

April 28 & 29

It’s time to start that spring cleaning and find items that need a new home! Drop-off hours at the Scout Building are as follows:
Saturday, April 22: 9 a.m. - noon
Sunday, April 23: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday, April 24: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Tuesday, April 25: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26: 1 - 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 27.: 1 - 7 p.m.

Please call Steve Harding at 817.807.0050 if you have questions or need help moving heavy items to the church. 

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Holy Communion 

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30

Holy Communion will be celebrated next weekend instead of the first Sunday of May. Sunday, May 7 will be Confirmation Sunday.

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Vietnam Era Veterans Pin Presentation

Sunday, April 30, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall

Vietnam Era Veterans in our congregation will be presented with lapel pins recognizing their service to our country. All members and guests are invited to come and show their appreciation to the men and women who sacrificed for the freedom all Americans enjoy.

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Burger Blitz

Sunday, April 30, Noon, Fellowship Hall

To-go food will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Hosted by Outback Steakhouse & Friendship Class. Benefits Youth Missions. Tickets ($9) will be available through Sunday, April 23 in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Adopt-A-College Student: Finals Care Packages

Sunday, April 30, 12:15 p.m., I101

“Adoptive” families will put together care packages for students. Please bring a jumbo-sized box of individually wrapped snacks. Contact Sarah Garza for more information at

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Acolyte Training

Sunday, April 30, 1 p.m., Sanctuary

Students entering grades 4-6 next school year are encouraged to attend this training. Register online. Children already trained to acolyte do not need to attend. Contact Rhean Wren at

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Who Is My Neighbor Group Study

Group Study: Who Is My Neighbor? Learning Spanish as Church Hospitality

6-week class beginning Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m., W124

Designed for youth and adults who want to develop their fluency in functional Spanish. Useful for medical missions. Joe Motley, Teacher. Register online or at the Connect Desk. Childcare available with online registration.  

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Men's Monthly Breakfast

Friday, May 5, Fellowship Hall

All men are invited for conversation and great food! The group will be dismissed promptly at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Joe Motley at

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Sunday Morning Bible Study
8-week study beginning Sunday, May 7, 9:45 a.m., W124

Invitation to Romans will be facilitated by Joe and Liz Motley. Register online or at the Connect Desk. Childcare available with online registration. 

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Mission Central

First Food
Sunday, May 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. May's food item is peanut butter. You can help by bringing a donation when you come to worship. 

Mobile Food Pantry
Friday, May 12, 9 - 11 a.m.

FUMC Hurst hosts a mobile food pantry, in partnership with Mission Central and Tarrant Area Food Bank the second Friday of each month. Volunteers are needed each month 8 a.m.-Noon. Contact Catherine Hollis for more information. 

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FUMC Hurst Campus Tours

Sunday, May 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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Social Justice Speaker

Monday, May 22, 6:30 p.m., W103

Mike Doyle, Founder and President of Cornerstone Assistance Network, will speak at FUMC Hurst. He will address issues facing those who are incarcerated and families of the incarcerated in our community. Online registration for childcare only.

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VBS 2017

VBS 2017 - Hero Central

June 19 - 23

VBS 2017 Hero Central is officially open for donations! Please visit the
Cityscapes located in the Fellowship Hall or the Children’s Wing to see how you can help! 


Now accepting:  Volunteer registration and children of volunteers registration, online or Sundays in the Fellowship Hall

Sunday, April 23:  Coordinator & Site Leader Training, 4 pm., W103

Thursday, May 4:  Online VBS registration begins

Sunday, May 7:  In-person VBS registration begins

Sunday, June 4:  ALL Volunteer Training (youth & adult), 12:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, lunch provided (online registration for lunch required)

Click on the button below for more information and to register online.

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Music Ministry

Music Ministry

Chancel Choir
Rehearsal is Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Choir Room

Chapel Choir
Rehearsal is Monday, 7 p.m. in the Choir Room

Revelation Ringers Handbell Choir
Rehearsal is Sunday, 5 p.m. in W125

Joy and Praises Children's Choir - Grades K-5
Rehearsal is Sunday, 5 p.m. in W121

Celebration Singers Youth Choir - Grades 6-12
Rehearsal is Sunday, 5 p.m. in the Choir Room

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