FUMCFW Weekly E-news


Your Quarantine Survival Kit

We know it's not a roll of toilet paper, but this is our gift to you during this time to help you stay centered and draw strength and comfort in God's love and presence. Use this guide to stay connected with one another and to God — and to do all you can to make the most of the hidden gifts beneath this worldwide crisis. 
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Click on the words above to find ways to maintain a full and balanced plate, even in times of crisis.
Here are a few quick hellos from our First Church clergy and staff to reach out, let you know we’re here for you, and invite you to some new ways to stay connected with one another.
Click this button on Sunday to join us live for Morning Worship

Worship Online

The church will be closed to the public, but you can worship with us online. Here's a short video that will get you started.
Before your livestream worship begins, be sure to download your bulletin for Sanctuary Worship, including the Children’s Bulletin. And, once you get to our page, be sure to register your attendance, let us know about your prayer requests, and make your offering online, all using the links provided on the worship page!

Sanctuary Service 
11:00 am
"The True Vine"



The Gathering
9:30 am
"The True Vine"



11:11 am
"what's next?"


Did you miss it? Want to see it again? Want to check out other services just for fun? Want to listen to a sermon or service via podcast? Go to our fumcfw archives to find all of this and more!



Prayer and Devotional Meetings

Lance's Daily Devotional & Prayer meeting

9:00 am to 9:15 am at Online – Zoom Meeting

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Nightly Prayer Room

9:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Online – Zoom Meeting

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Youth Events

Want to honor a special person or accomplishment? Feel moved to make a gift in memory of someone you care about?


Want to Help? Click the Button!

To help connect willing volunteers with real needs in our First Church Family during this time of social distancing, we’ve installed a new button at the top of our Home Page where each Week we’ll update the opportunities available for those who would be willing to make check-in calls, write notes of encouragement, shop, run errands, and more!  MORE

Open an Unexpected Gift

A new and exciting offering has emerged here at FUMCFW — and we’re calling it Family Sunday School! Although this time of social distancing is not without its struggles, it has granted us a unique, albeit sometimes trying, gift of uninterrupted family time. Read on to find out more about Family Sunday School!     MORE

News Briefs 4.3.20

Here’s the short take on just some of the big stuff happening, week in and week out at First Church.



Palm Sunday Surprise

Feeling a little sad that our traditional launch to Holy Week, Palm Sunday, will have to be experienced from the social isolation of our living rooms? Join us anyway for a Palm Sunday surprise you’ll never forget.    MORE

A New Angle on The Last Supper

Join us live at noon on April 9 to witness this unique theatrical experience of the Living Last Supper. Trying to find a way to bring this story to our First Church family online was not without its struggles, but we’ve come together, and found a way ­– another First Church first!   MORE


Working With the Dark

In keeping with current restrictions keeping us safe from a new darkness called COVID-19, FUMCFW keeps the faith by providing its annual Good Friday Service of Darkness — online. Here’s a look behind the scenes of this historic re-imagining and the Herculean teamwork it took to make it happen.  MORE

Experience Easter Anew — Online!

Easter Sunday Online at FUMCFW promises a unique and unforgettable experience of the glory of Easter. From music, to message, and everything in between, this year will be no different from any other Easter Sunday celebration here at FUMCFW, with the possible exception of our Easter worship attire.   MORE

This week we’ll continue our Lenten worship series, I Am, with the sermon, “The True Vine.” In the Gospel of John, Jesus compares himself — and us — metaphorically to a vine and its branches: “I am the vine; you are the branches.   MORE 

There is no going back: Lessons from my last quarantine — Part II


My past experiences of quarantine, fear, and struggle have given me a lot to think about during our coronavirus pandemic.

What’s Next?

By Rev. Tom McDermott

There is an inescapable sense of anxiety right now. What are we in…Day 33 of Social Distancing? Over 21 days of “Shelter in place.” And for some of us, there’s even something called anticipatory grief – the change we fear may be coming. The grief over “what’s next?”   MORE

This enforced time at home, separated from work and from daily routines and pleasures, has led to some reflection on my part on the random suffering and death caused by the coronavirus. Where is God in all this?  MORE

To Receive the Bread of Heaven, You Have to Let Go


Every year at this time, we find our way through Lent into Palm Sunday and Holy Week. And like the first disciples, we too easily miss the main point, or forget what we have learned about how to truly see and be fed.

We Are Not Alone


I hope you are participating in the many online opportunities provided by First Church! I certainly found comfort and reassurance when I watched First Church’s worship services this past Sunday. I cannot begin to count how many times I have recited the Affirmation which begins, “We are not alone; we live in God’s world.”  MORE

For all of the struggles, anxieties, and challenges of this season, it has offered a lot to First Church, an unexpected gift: family time. While we are in this season, you’ll be receiving simple “Family Sunday School” guides each week. These aren’t for children, or teenagers, or adults, they are for whole families to talk about faith together, maybe in a way we didn’t have a chance to before.

Palm Sunday with online communion


I’m thinking of you and praying for you. How have you kept your self busy? Any good stories to tell?  MORE


Click on the images below for more info and to join in!

Sunday Worship

Sunday School Classes

via Zoom Meetings

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