Genesis News and Notes
August 26, 2021
Word from Co-Pastors

We hope you enjoyed our two mini-series in August, talking about Esther and how faith is like football. We had fun preaching on these topics! And truth be told, Paul enjoyed a couple of weeks wearing more casual clothes without the robe. If you enjoyed wearing the football attire, feel free to continue doing so!

This week, we begin a new series we are calling "Faith over Fear." Over the next six weeks, we will talk about common fears all of us struggle with and how we find reassurance and encouragement through our faith to overcome these fears. As preparation for this Sunday and kicking off the series, we encourage you to google "FOMO". Some of you may know what this is already; for those who don't, please take a couple of minutes to find out!

We hope you have a great rest of your week, and we look forward to being with you in worship!

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: 
Church Council This Sunday

There will be a church council meeting this Sunday, August 29th immediately following the 10:30am worship service in the sanctuary. You are invited to stay and attend in person or connect via Zoom.

To connect via zoom, click here.


Music Moments
This Sunday we will start a series about faith vs fear; fear in many forms, fear that can keep us from leaning in to all that God has to offer us. Here are some wonderful contemporary song videos that remind us of the constant provision offered by our Savior.

This is a great video about the old hymn and the encouragement it offered the modern songwriter - "He Will Hold Me Fast" — The Story Behind the Song - YouTube
 
See you Sunday!
Robyn
Modern Worship Night: Sunday, Sept. 12 @ 6pm
We hope you will join us for our next modern worship gathering, and we hope you will bring your family and invite a friend or two! This will be a casual gathering featuring a guest music leader and communion (assuming your co-pastors communicate better this time!). Thanks for your continued prayers and support as we look towards offering modern worship again very soon! 
40 Days of Action: Help Reach Our Community

As part of our next 40 days of prayer, we are creating some opportunities for people to step up and take some action. Pastor Paul is putting together a group of people to brainstorm ways to better engage our surrounding community and then work towards doing just that! Interested? Send Paul a direct email at paul@genesisumc.com for more info.

This is NOT a missions/service committee - we already have one of those that works with Troy Chapman, and they are doing great things! Instead, this is a group to generate new and creative ideas for engaging the community through presence and publicity - think social media advertising, pop-up events, intentional involvement with neighborhood apps and associations, etc.

Click here for the link to the next Dreamin & Schemin Zoom meeting on Sunday, August 29th at 6:00pm.

Click here to download the prayer calendar.
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).
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
Genesis Youth & Young Adults
Has your college student returned to campus? We'd love to know their address for this year so we can send Care Packages from the church! Just email Pastor Paul (paul@genesisumc.com

Also, don't forget to tell them to check out the Wesley Foundation on their college campus! Speaking of that...Genesis will be providing the evening meal to the TCU Wesley Foundation on Sept. 8th. Stay tuned for more details and how you can help! 

Connect with us online.
Join us for worship this Sunday on Facebook Live!
Also, find us on Instagram and Facebook!
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 29th- Church Council (11:45am)
August 29th - Dreamin & Schemin (via Zoom) (6:00pm)
September 6th - Church Office Closed
September 7th - Preschool Begins
September 12th - Grandparents Day
September 12th - Modern Worship (6:00pm)
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:

The family of Judy Vinyard
Chip Jones
Edie Jones
For the people of Syria, the Middle East & Afghanistan
Pamela Lowe, cousin of Cathy Courtney
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