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Dana Retires in October

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Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

I give thanks to God for each of you, for your faithfulness in ministry, and for your love shared with me during my ministry with you.  I am deeply grateful for all the experiences we’ve had together. 

 This October, I will retire from my work here as Minister of Music and Worship.  My last day with you will be Sunday, October 17.  I will continue to live in Fort Worth with my husband and daughter, but will also spend precious time in Tulsa with my mother and family there, as well as with my sons and daughters-in-law in Colorado and West Virginia.

It has been an honor and a delight to serve among you and to work with you, worship with you, play with you, and make joyful music to God with you for the past 13+ years.  I believe this church has a bright future and I look forward to seeing and hearing how God continues to work with you and through you.  You will always hold a special and holy place in my heart.

 Peace and light,  Dana

Singing in Worship and Choir Update

YES, We will SING our praises to God in worship!

With the ingenuity and creativity of choral professionals, guided by scientists and researchers, we are singing together again! According to the latest guidelines for singing during the pandemic, we safely can sing together in the same room for limited sessions, as long as we continue careful practices of wearing masks and physical distancing. It’s not the same as before, and won’t be for a while, but Thanks be to God!

One way we can lessen the danger of spreading the virus through singing is to limit the singing time to 30 minutes indoors and 60 minutes
outdoors, then allow time for the air to clear any aerosols that were exhaled. Masks greatly reduce droplets, but filter only some of the aerosols, depending on the fit and materials of the mask.
(If you’re interested in results of scientific studies, here’s a good starting point: https:// organizations-to-commission-covid-19-study/.)

All that said, WE WILL SING IN WORSHIP together for the latter part of the service. Halle-halle-halle-lu-u-jah! (We’ll definitely be singing that song together!)
Chancel Choir will resume rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8 p.m. beginning June 2. If you’re interested in singing with the choir, please contact me at 817-319-9481 or . I look forward to hearing joyful voices singing in harmony once again!


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Ash Wednesday 2021

Ash Wednesday - February 17, 7 p.m. (Facebook, YouTube, and FCC’s website).

We begin our Lenten journey together in worship on Wednesday with a brief online service.

We invite you to participate in the symbolic Imposition of Ashes at home, for yourself or for each other in your household.  Before the service, you may either collect some dirt or ashes from a place that has special meaning for you, and mix them with a few drops of oil or water.

During the Ash Wednesday service, we’ll provide instructions and a time to use the ashes or dirt to make the sign of the cross on your hand or forehead.  This symbolic act helps us to remember the One who made us, who blesses us and loves us, and will be with us until we return to “ashes and dust.” 

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