Genesis News and Notes
August 19, 2021
Hello everyone!

Hope you are having a good week, especially if you or a family member has returned to school recently. We continue to pray for your safety and encouragement. I (Paul) also hope you intend to wear your football gear this Sunday in worship! We will finish up our mini-series on "How Faith is Like Football" by focusing on that old saying you play like you practice. Look forward to seeing you in person or having you join us online.

Also, a quick thank you to everyone who has been praying with us through our 40 days of prayer and preparation. That 40 days ends this Sunday....and then another 40 days begins Monday! We will send a churchwide email Monday describing our next 40 days together. Expect continued live-stream prayer, more gatherings, and more specific plans for offering a new modern worship service very soon! All are welcome and encouraged to join us as we keep praying and keep planning. 

Grace and Peace, Amber & Paul 
Health & Safety Reminders

As COVID-19 positivity rates In Tarrant County return to substantially high levels, we want to remind you of our health & safety measures at Genesis. We strongly encourage you to wear a mask in the building and during worship- both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. We continue to have plenty of space for social distancing, including our side sections which are marked. 

If you are not fully vaccinated for whatever reason, including children under the age of 12, we urge you to wear a mask in the building. We also encourage you to consider getting the vaccine, if you are eligible. 

Unfortunately, most of the current cases are among unvaccinated persons. However, the CDC does caution that even vaccinated people can be carriers of variants of the coronavirus. Therefore, if you have been exposed to anyone with confirmed COVID-19 or the variants, we urge you to get tested and follow the CDC guidelines for isolation. If you feel sick, please join us online for worship. We will continue to monitor the situation and make updates as needed.
Join Us for Worship on Sundays at 10:30

Important Info- Sunday Livestream

Please note: our Sunday worship livestream will be hosted on YouTube only. We will post a link on Facebook to the YouTube livestream. When you click it, the link will take you to YouTube. 

Like Facebook, you can interact with us on YouTube. Leave a comment and let us know that you're online! Click the "thumb's up" icon for some positive ratings! You can also watch replays and comment on the replay. Please "subscribe" to our Channel: GenesisUnitedMethodistChurchFortWorth. There is no cost to subscribe; it's like following us on Facebook. Thank you for your patience and support during this transition.

Click below to join us live on Sunday: 


Music Moments
This Sunday we will continue talking about faith as a “contact sport” with special emphasis on running the race. In just one search I found over 10,000 Christian songs about running! Here are several contemporary song videos that offer encouragement for our Christian “race.”
 
Some Run the Race - YouTube (Maureen Pranghofer)
Running to Follow - YouTube (Fellowship Creative)
Run After the Son - YouTube (Dean-o and the Dynamos)
 
See you Sunday!
Robyn
Personalized Technology Training Available!!
Okay, okay...that headline is a little misleading. This is not for your personal technical matters at home - this is for the new live streaming equipment we are using for morning worship. Larry Mundt has been working hard to simplify the setup and streaming process on the new equipment, and he has graciously offered to provide personalized training sessions for anyone who might be willing to help out!

If you are willing to learn more and help out in this way, please contact Larry directly at larry.mundt@gmail.com. This would be a huge help for our worship ministry, so please consider this opportunity! 
Needle Arts Group

The Needle Arts group is now meeting again! Come join us every Monday morning beginning at 10AM in the conference room located in the church office. Knitting, crochet and various needle work are all offered during this time. If you don't know how to do any of these crafts, lessons can be provided.

For more information text or call Susan Hoffman at 817-682-1007.
Genesis Youth & Young Adults

Connect with us online.
Join us for worship this Sunday on Facebook Live!
Also, find us on Instagram and Facebook!
Stay tuned...

There are only a few more days left in the current 40 Days of Prayer for our Worship Life here at Genesis. We will be sharing a new focus soon for the next 40 Days!

The next 40 Days starting August 23rd will be focused on Decisions and Action! Look for a church-wide email on Monday.

In the meantime, you can continue with...

  • The 40 Day Prayer calendar. Click here for printable prayer calendar.
  • Online prayer, Fridays @9am on Facebook with the Pastors

Nursery is Open for Worship!

As we welcome families back to in-person worship, we are excited to resume the Nursery for children ages 0-5 during the 10:30am worship service.
Here’s what parents and caregivers need to know:

  • The Nursery room is located in the Preschool wing, classroom #7. Use the main Preschool doors across from the Chapel.
  • Access doors will remained locked for children’s protection. Ring doorbell for access to the preschool wing and the Nursery.
  • The Nursery will be open starting 10:15am.
  • The same adult must drop off and pick up the child.
  • No food or drink will be served, but individual beverage bottles are recommended.
  • As per our church guidelines, masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated yet including children over the age of 2 years.
 
We welcome children over the age of 5 in the worship service. More Sunday children’s programs will be considered in coming weeks. If you have any further questions, please contact Pastor Amber (amber@genesisumc.com).
POSTPONED

The Men's Retreat has been postponed due to the increase of Covid-19. We will keep you posted as we have more details.
Back to School Donations
for Weekday Christian Preschool

You can help our preschool by donating the following items:

Paper towels
Clorox wipes
Liquid hand soap (individual or refill)
White copy paper
Washable markers (classic colors)

Drop donations at the designated tables in the Atrium by August 29th.
Thank you!!

Now Accepting Fall Enrollment
Ages 18mo-PreK
9am-12pm, 2-day/3-day/5-day
with extended hours until 2pm


See our webpage for more details
Phone Problems

The church office is experiencing technical difficulties with the phone system. If you have tried calling the office after hours you have experienced this issue. Please be patient with us as we work through this problem. If you call the church office during the day, and don't get through, please try again. Currently, the voice mail system isn't working, nor is the rollover feature which allows us to receive more than one phone call at a time. We are working with our phone company and will update you on our progress. In the meantime, we kindly ask for your patience.
Pray with our Prayer Team | Sundays at 5pm
August 22nd - SPR Meeting (11:45 am)
August 23rd- Finance Meeting (6:30pm)
August 29th- Church Council (11:45am)
September 6th - Church Office Closed
September 7th - Preschool Begins
September 12th - Grandparents Day
Small Groups at Genesis
We have a variety of small groups that continue to meet online throughout the week. Join us to help stay connected to God and others during this time! Contact Linda Walker for details about how to get plugged in!
Generosity Notes
Memorial Fund

The Memorial Fund allows you to remember or honor a person or event by providing funds for a current ministry of the church. To offer a memorial or honor gift, you may contact the church, mark a gift accordingly or go to our website, www.genesisumc.com
Genesis offers electronic giving, which allows you to make donations on a scheduled, automatic basis. To set up electronic contributions, (checking or savings account or credit or debit card) you can come by the church office and complete an authorization form or go to the church website and give online.

Another great way to give is with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 817-697-2824 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Once your registration is complete you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email.

It is important to know that we can depend on financial support from our congregation members to continue the missions that Genesis provides to so many, as we go through the summer, fall and upcoming holidays.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Troy Chapman at 817-292-4551 or email him at troy@genesisumc.com.

Thank you for supporting Genesis! 

Genesis Prayer List
Prayer Concerns:

Jack Wells
Martha Grundon & family in the death of her niece
Rita Roser
Debbie Hansen
Patricia Graczyk
Collin & Donna Farmer, relatives of Karen Pace
Carol Carlson & family in the loss of her mother & niece
Larry Unger, son of Lee Unger
Jody & Jenn Hoover
Joyce Hoover, Jody's mom
Cathy Courtney for the loss of her brother
Anna Howse
Bob Howse
Eva Rameriez
The Meza family
Larry Grenzicki & family for loss of his mother
Judy Clarke & family in the death of her sister, Donna Wickwar
Judy Vinyard
Joel Aiken, friend of Drew Etter
Aubry Simmons, wife of Bob & Liz Greer's nephew
Martha Bayne, sister of Edie Jones
Travis Franklin & Lara Franklin
Jennifer Johnson & Emily Pendergrass, family of Pat & George Poyner
Sylvia Dominey
Craig Bender, friend of Shayne & Dennis Rasing
Kerry Winans and her husband Chester
Dimphna Steyn
Margaret Farmer
Kayleigh Krueger
Thad & Lisa Arms
Mona Foster

Contact our pastors at prayers@genesisumc.com with your prayer concerns.
Co-Pastor - Rev. Amber Massingill - amber@genesisumc.com
Co-Pastor - Rev. Paul Massingill - paul@genesisumc.com
Missions / Interim FinanceAdmin - Troy Chapman - troy@genesisumc.com
Director of Music Ministry - Robyn Hollimon - rhollimon002@gmail.com
Director of Operations - Linda Walker - linda@genesisumc.com
Director of Handbells - Charlotte Hoffman - ceho1009@gmail.com 
Weekday Preschool Director - Tammy Beck - weekdaypreschool@yahoo.com
 Genesis United Methodist Church
 7635 S. Hulen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76133
 817-292-4551