Genesis News and Notes
June 3, 2021
Word from the Co-Pastors

Do you remember when you were 18 and graduating from high school? Stop and think about that for a minute. Remember (if you can!) what things were like in your family; where you thought you were going next in your life; your hopes and plans and ambitions. Think about what was happening in the world....and consider all the ways the world has changed since then. Life is definitely a journey and filled with changes, detours, and surprises along the way!

This Sunday in worship, we will recognize and celebrate our graduating seniors. As we celebrate this milestone with them and their families, it is an opportunity to remember and be reminded of a few things - how much God has seen us through since we ourselves were 18...how important it is for the church to bless and invest in young people...how each of us can help shape and impact the generations after us in our families. We hope you will join us this Sunday; but more importantly, we hope you consider a renewed commitment to be people and a church who desire to bless young people and future generations!

Grace and Peace, Amber & Paul
Updated COVID Policies and Protocols

The Church Council discussed and voted on new guidance for gathering in person, masks, etc. Please see this letter from the Co-Pastors for more details click here. You can also contact our Director of Operations, Linda Walker, for a copy of the new policies. Thanks for your continued patience, perseverance, and concern for one another!
Genesis Garage Sale Update
 
Garage Sale This Friday & Saturday!
Friday,6/4 8:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday 6/5 8:00am to 2:00pm
 
Location - Commons and Atrium

NOTICE TO VOLUNTEERS
All volunteers need to arrive at 7:45am
Wear your P3 t-shirts or a red shirt
We are needing as many men as we can have to walk the premises
Park in the back and enter in the preschool doors
All restrooms will be closed to the public
Volunteers will be allowed to use the restrooms in the education building
Graduating Senior Recognition, June 6
We are recognizing and celebrating our graduating seniors on Sunday, June 6! Please plan to join us in worship at 10:30am to celebrate these young people and this milestone in their lives. All youth, young adults, and their families are also invited to join us for a brunch following the service. 
Volunteer Training - Sanctuary Sound
We are still looking for folks to help volunteer with our worship tech/AV team. Our next training is this Monday, June 7th @ 6pm. This will be led by Scott & Robyn Hollimon, and will focus on sound (microphones, sound board, etc) and helping our music be wonderful! You are welcome to join us!


Music Moments
This coming Sunday we will honor our graduating seniors.

In searching for service music, I came across many wonderful contemporary selections about God’s providence for us in all of the moments of our lives!
Here are some of my favorites!

Truly Thought-Provoking - Already There by Casting Crowns - YouTube
A New Take on a Traditional Favorite - King of Love - YouTube
 
See you Sunday! - Robyn
Open gym begins June 16th!
This summer, we will be having an "open gym" on Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm. This will primarily be for youth and young adults and an opportunity to (hopefully) connect with some other youth in our immediate community. We will need a few adult volunteers if you want to hang out and maybe get a little exercise!! For more info, please contact Pastor Paul.
Summer Bible Study - "Jesus & Justice"

Pastor Paul will be leading a Bible study this summer on "Jesus & Justice". We will look at words from Jesus, as well as stories and passages from the OT prophets, and how they have inspired and influenced Christians to be concerned about matters of justice. This study meets on Zoom at 1pm on Thursdays, and includes folks from both Genesis UMC and Christ UMC. We will meet every week beginning May 20 through the end of July, knowing that people will be in and out based on summer travel. If you are interested in more info or in joining the study, please contact Pastor Paul at paul@genesisumc.com to make sure he sends you a Zoom invite! 
Genesis Youth & Young Adults

Save the Dates!

Back to the Movies: In the Heights, June 12th
We have a movie theater reserved at Ridgmar Mall Cinemark on Saturday afternoon, June 12th @ 3pm to see In the Heights on opening weekend! This is primarily for youth, young adults, and their families...but if you are interested in joining us, contact Pastor Paul and he will let you know if we have an extra ticket! 

Youth & Children Mission Week, July 25-29
We are very excited about something happening this summer - a Local Missions Week! There will be age-appropriate mission-oriented activities for children & youth...there will be youth staying overnight at the church for evenings of fun and group formation...there will be opportunities for adults in the church to help with meals and more skilled mission activities...it's going to be an intergenerational week of having fun and serving others. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more info, but black these dates off in your calendar!!!
Connect with us online.
Join us for worship this Sunday on Facebook Live!
Also, find us on Instagram and Facebook!
Now Accepting Fall Enrollment
See our webpage for more details
After 25 years of working with the Weekday Christian Preschool, Jamie Maxfield has decided to retire. She will be missed at the preschool, but will remain an active church member at Genesis. Congratulations and thank you for your ministry, Jamie!




Top 5 Needs

Want more concrete ideas about ways to serve with Genesis? Check out these volunteer opportunities...

#1. Tech/AV volunteers! Come to a training session Monday 6/7 at 6pm.

#2. Volunteer to help with the Genesis Garage Sale.

#3. Adults willing to hang out during open gym on Wednesday nights this summer

#4. Become a Lawn Ranger! A great time of fellowship as we help care for our lawn and grounds! 

#5. Donate birthday greeting cards to the church office.
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.
Genesis Open for In-Person Worship!
Our in-person worship continues to welcome those who desire to be in-person with others in our sanctuary on Sunday. We will continue live streaming in our sanctuary for those not comfortable with returning just yet. You can tune in at 10:30 every Sunday morning for live streaming our worship service. For those of you returning to in-person worship, we ask that you park in the front of the building. We look forward to seeing you!
Join Us for Worship on Sundays at 10:30
Go to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GUMCFtWorth and worship with us on Facebook Live! every Sunday morning at 10:30 am. On Facebook, you will be able to interact through likes, comments, and a chat with our ministry team and other worshipers.
Go to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFVF7BR3SiAsTX9ROUTbCuw to view the recorded Sunday morning service, which will be posted at the beginning of each week.
Pray with our Prayer Team | Sundays at 5pm
June 4th & June 5th - GUMC Garage Sale 8:00am
June 6th - Senior Sunday 10:30am
June 12th - UMM 8:00am
June 12th - Youth Movie Night 3:00pm
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
Concerns:

John Alelxander & family on the death of Suzanne
Rick Fowler, cousin of Linda Walker
Joyce Whalen
Sharon McLaughlin, sister of Pam Paulson
David Belknap, son of Maurine Belknap
Jody Hoover
Jennifer Hoover
Travis Franklin, wife Lara & family
Don Chandler and his wife, Linda
Aubrey Simmons, wife of Bob & Liz Greer's nephew
Jennifer Johnson & Emily Pendergrass, family of Pat & George Poyner
The Reinhart family & friends
Julie & Don Ward
Gwen Gibson
Sylvia Dominey
Craig Bender, friend of Shayne & Dennis Rasing
Kerry Winans and her husband Chester
Dimphna Steyn
Syliva Dominey
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
Organist/Pianist - LK Fletcher - lisakay@genesisumc.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