Update

Weekly Church Update

See below for this week's events & updates. Also available are videos of last Sunday's worship service and our most recent Ministry Guide.

June 10, 2021

  

Block Party, Tonight, June 10, 6pm

Join us for our Rock the Block party at The Trails campus TONIGHT from 6-8pm. We'll have games, bounce houses, food, & Sweet Frog frozen yogurt. All are welcome, so invite your friends!

Summer XP, June 11-12

Summer XP is back in 2021! Join us for our Summer XP Weekend Edition on June 11-12. This FREE Sports and Activities camp is open to all kids entering Kindergarten through those who’ve completed 6th grade. Register at FirstHurst.com/summerxp. If you’d like to be part of the team that makes it all happen, contact Kellie, Deni, or Brandi today!

All-Church Pool Party & Baptisms, Saturday, June 12, 7pm

Our All-Church Pool Party is Saturday, June 12, from 7-9pm. Join us at the Chisholm pool for a free night of fun as we begin by celebrating in the act of worship through baptism, then swimming and fellowship with our church body. If you've never participated in the ordinance of baptism and would like to be part of this opportunity, please contact a pastor today!

Blood Drive, Sunday, June 13, 9am-1pm, Norwood Campus

Carter BloodCare buses will be at the Norwood campus parking lot this Sunday, 9am-1pm. If you signed up to donate blood, please check in at the buses outside and bring your photo ID. They’ll also take "walk ups" - just check in with their coordinators by the buses and they'll get you in as soon as they can. You can download the Carter Blood app and do your "QuickScreen" on Sunday before you board the bus. It cannot be done in advance of June 13. This will speed up your donation.

Food Distribution at The Trails, Thursday, June 17

The Tarrant Area Food Bank mobile unit will be at The Trails campus next Thursday, June 17. Volunteers arrive at 4:45pm to help distribute food at 5pm. We hope you can be there to help!

Summer Mission Meeting, Monday, June 14, 5pm

If you’re serving at Bellaire this summer or going on the North Dakota or Mexico mission trips, please join us for an important info meeting on Monday, June 14, at 5-6pm in Fellowship Hall at the Norwood Campus. Pizza & salad provided.

Re:generation Mentor Training, Monday, June 14

Are you interested in serving as a mentor for Regen? We’ll have mentor training Monday, June 14, 6:30-8pm. For more information, email Glenn Turney at gvmturney@gmail.com.

Bellaire Kids Missions, June 21-23

We're hosting VBS in the park for kids in the Bellaire community on June 21-23 from 6:30-8:30pm at Vivagene Copeland Park. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Kimberly Wirt.

Student Summer Camp, June 27-July 2

This summer, students grades 7-12 are going to Bear Trap Ranch in Colorado, June 27-July 2. The cost is $350, but there is a discount for families with more than one student. Camp packets are here. If you're interested in being a small group leader or if you’d like to contribute financially to help send a student to camp, please email kyle@firsthurst.com.

Worship Choir Summer Schedule

This summer, the Worship Choir will rehearse on the following Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Norwood campus Worship Center. For more information about singing with the choir, please email sarah@firsthurst.com

  • June: Rehearsal 6/16, singing on Sunday, 6/20
  • July: Rehearsal 7/21, singing on Sunday, 7/25
  • August: Rehearsal 8/11, singing on Sunday, 8/15

Mission Trip Volunteers

Volunteers are still needed for our mission trips to North Dakota (July 10-17) and Mexico (July 21-25). If you’re interested in serving on either trip, please contact kimberly@firsthurst.com or chuy@firsthurst.com.

Operation Back 2 School, July 29-31

With over half of HEBISD students coming from economically disadvantaged homes, the goal of Operation Back 2 School is to supply students with a new backpack and school supplies and to provide their parents with helpful resources all year long. Sign up to volunteer at 6Stones.org/ob2s. You can also help by giving $35 to help a student. Please make checks payable to FBC Hurst and write OB2S in the memo.

Paid Childcare 

Our childcare team is looking for adults and teens to serve on weekdays and special events. If you would like to know more about paid childcare, contact courtney@firsthurst.com.

Special Needs Buddy

The Preschool Ministry Team is looking for individuals who have a heart and gifting to serve our special needs friends as a “buddy” on Sunday mornings in our preschool classes. If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact kellie@firsthurst.com.

AD2 (60+) Summer Events

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events. For more information contact Kimberly Wirt.

  • 6/24  Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum at 9am
  • 7/28  Christmas in July AD2 with Teens (Norwood Campus) at 6pm
  • 8/24  The Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum & Cracker Barrel at 9am
  • Looking ahead: October 18-22, "JESUS" in Branson, Missouri! Trip details are available on the ministry cart.

CentriKid Camp, July 26-30

Registration is going on now for any current 3rd-6th graders that would like to attend Camp this summer. Camp will be July 26-30 at Trinity Pines Conference center. The cost is $350. Registration and info packets are available at FirstHurst.com/centrikid. Space is limited, so sign up today! If you would like to contribute financially to help send a child to camp, contact Deni at deni@firsthurst.com.

Re:generation, Mondays, 6:30pm

We’ve relaunched our Re:generation 12-step ministry and recovery program. Join us Mondays at 6:30pm at the Norwood campus. We are all broken, and God has designed us to live in community and accountability (James 5:16). For more info, please email Glenn Turney at gvmturney@gmail.com.

Friendspeak 

Are you ready for an opportunity to share the good news about Jesus? If you can speak/read English and are willing to share one hour per week, this ministry is an opportunity for you to reach out to our international neighbors with English, friendship, and the Word of God. Please email kimberly@firsthurst.com for more info.

Men's Bible Study, Tuesdays, 6am

Attention, men of First Hurst: If you are looking for a place to grow in God's Word, to be equipped to defend your faith, and to fellowship with other brothers in Christ, come be part of our Men's Bible Study. We meet every Tuesday morning at 6am at the Trails campus in M103. This is a verse-by-verse study of the Bible led by Chris Means, John Burt, and David Custead. This season, we will be studying the books of I and II Thessalonians, and will explore Paul's writings on practical Christian living, as well as eschatological subjects such as the rapture/2nd coming of Christ, and the Antichrist. Bring your own coffee. Donuts will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Construction at The Trails

We’re excited to inform you that the remodeling of the old Newell office building on The Trails campus has begun. This space will primarily be used for Student Ministry and will include a large teaching space and 3 small classrooms. We anticipate this project finishing up by the end of May and thus will complete this first phase of construction of The Trails campus. Until the project is finished, please do not enter this building, as it's an active construction site. All other areas of The Trails will continue to be open.

Tarrant Area Food Bank Mobile Sites

We host two Tarrant Area Food Bank mobile sites each month. The first Tuesday of each month we are at Vivagene Copeland Park-Bellaire (weather permitting). The third Thursday of each month we are at The Trails campus. Fold-up garden wagons are needed for our food distribution at Vivagene Copeland Park. If you have one to donate please let Kimberly know at kimberly@firsthurst.com.

New Library Hours

The new Library hours are now from 9-11am on Sunday mornings during this time of COVID. Jana Burnett has lovingly spent many years building a complete library for our church members. We hope anyone who has not been in will come by and visit. You will find some wonderful books on Christian Living, Fiction, Marriage & Family, Missions, Non-Fiction, Theology, Resources, and others. We also have a complete section of books for children. Additional items are DVDs and books for sale for .50 cents each. Jana will return to the library next January. Let’s support all her hard work! 

COVID Reentry Protocol Update

Beginning this Sunday, April 11, instead of masks being required, they'll be encouraged. We encourage you to wear a mask when you enter the building and when moving to and from worship, classrooms, restrooms, etc. Your mask can be removed at your seat in the Worship Center or in a classroom. For those who are not yet ready to sit around unmasked folks, we’re expanding our reserved seating sections where masks will still be required. In addition, we’ll continue to encourage grace, hand sanitizing, and personal space. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation with these changes, as we're taking steps toward a sense of normalcy.