Pastor Tom will be reading scripture on Good Friday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Facebook Live! Be sure to visit the FCC Facebook page and hear the scriptures.
We invite you to make or find a cross that you already have and turn it into a flowering cross. You could make a big one for outside, or a small one which you can have beside you during worship on Sunday. Please post on your FaceBook page and the FCC FaceBook page. We will share online during the Sunday service at 10:50.
Also on Easter Sunday, our General Minister & President, Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, will lead an online service which will be posted on the Disciples YouTube channel. You may access it after our local service by clicking HERE.
Ruth Winkler, Worship Chair
How You Can Help Others During This Time
Our church has adopted 2 Meadowbrook families who live in the same apartment complex to whom we will provide groceries during this time period that we are quarantined. Neither family has transportation to get food. Both are single parent families with 3 children, so with your help we are keeping hunger at bay for 6 Fort Worth children during this time. We already have volunteers to buy groceries through the first week of May. Each week, Tom Plumbley or Ruth Cooper will pick up the groceries from the porch of the buyer and deliver to the front doors of the families.
The Outreach Committee has agreed that we will reimburse for groceries with a receipt out of our directed funds. That means that when you give to the general fund, a portion of that goes to Outreach to help these families.
If you are interested in helping, contact Ruth Cooper by text or call at 817-797-2309 or email at email@example.com. Ruth will email you the grocery list. Thanks to all who have already volunteered.
”Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favorite things…”
I’m sure you know they are from “My Favorite Things” from the Broadway Musical The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. They were sung by Maria to lift the spirits of the Von Trapp children.
Today when we are so isolated from family and friends and saddened by the new normal we must live, it is good to find something to lift our spirits – a smile, a funny story, a humorous memory – or some of our favorite things.
And so in keeping with this thought, Charles, Mary and I have composed a list of our favorite things in the hope that they will bring a smile to your face and, perhaps, prompt you to think of happy moments in your own life that will lift your spirits.
Charles: * Fun Wednesday rehearsals making the Bass section behave
* Songs, sounds and scenes of the Christmas and Thanksgiving seasons
* Snow covered mountains and rich fall colors of Autumn
* Smiles and hugs from family, friends, and spoiling our pets
* The joy of making music and choir and church friends
Mary: * Hearing “Baby Shark” or “Going on a Bear Hunt” from my granddaughters
* Watching iris change from buds to blooms
* Doing Face Time with little ones as they show me the important things in their lives
* Listening to the chimes from the clock which reminds me of our handbells ringing during worship
* Seeing old re-runs of sitcoms like “Friends” and “Alf”
Jan: * Listening to our boys and girls as they sing in church
* Watching the children wave palm branches on Palm Sunday
* Stepping outside to smell the fresh air on an early Spring morning
* Watching birds build a nest, hatch eggs and feed baby birds
* Hugging and talking to a beloved animal friend
As we focus on our favorite things and remember the beauty of this season, the FCC Music Staff would like to take this opportunity to wish each of you a Happy Easter!