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First United Methodist Church of Grapevine is pleased to announce an evening with best-selling author Richard Swenson on Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives. 

Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed with all you have to do? "Margin" is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. It's something held in reserve for contingencies and unanticipated situations. "Overload is hurry. Margin is calm. Overload is anxiety. Margin is security. Overload is the disease of our time. Margin is the cure," writes Dr. Richard Swenson, M.D. in his best seller, Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Over loaded Lives. First Methodist Church in Grapevine will host a free seminar featuring Dr. Swenson on Thursday evening, August 21, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the main sanctuary (422 Church Street). Too stressed or busy to come? Then you need to be there!

Richard A. Swenson, M.D., received his B.S. in physics from Denison University and his M.D. from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. Following five years of private practice, in 1982 he accepted a teaching position within the University of Wisconsin Medical School system where he taught for fifteen years. He currently is a full-time futurist, physician-researcher, author, and educator. He has written nine books and presented, including national and international settings, to a wide variety of medical, professional, educational, governmental and management groups, most major church denominations and organizations, members of the United Nations, Congress, NASA and the Pentagon.

This is a free event, but we do expect a crowd... so please register and get your free ticket(s) An offering will be taken to benefit Weekend Food, a ministry that provides food on the weekends during the school year for Grapevine Colleyville ISD school children who receive free lunches.

First United Methodist Grapevine is located at 422 Church Street, one block west of Main Street in Grapevine. 

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For more information about the ministries of First United Methodist Church Grapevine, contact the church office at 817-481-2559 or visit


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Holy Week and Easter in Grapevine

This week is Holy Week, the time we reflect on Jesus' sacrifice and resurrection. Many times we skip from the "parade" of Palm Sunday to the celebration of Easter without taking time to reflect on the last week of Jesus' life. Take some time this week to reflect on the powerful last days of Christ's life. First United Methodist Church in Grapevine will be holding special services to help facilitate this time of reflection and worship. All are invited to join us as we experience Holy Week together.

Maundy Thursday, April 17

Worship at 7:00 PM (English in the Sanctuary | Spanish in Founders Chapel)
Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word "Maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, which means "commandment." As recorded in John's gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). Services on this night generally include the washing of feet or other acts of physical care as an integral part of the celebration. Each of the Maundy Thursday services will include the service Holy Communion. All are invited to participate in Communion, whether you are a member of this church or any church.

Good Friday, April 18
Tenebrae Service at 7:00 PM (English in the Sanctuary | Spanish in Founders Chapel)
The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus' burial. The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness." The increasing darkness in the service symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus' death and of hopelessness in the world without God. This is a powerful worship experience that will help prepare you for the contrast of the joyful Easter Sunday. The English Tenebrae service at FUMC Grapevine will feature the Chancel Choir and Orchestra.

Holy Saturday, April 19
A Service of Healing and Wholeness will be held on Holy Saturday, April 19, at 6:00 PM in Founders Chapel. In the book of James 5:13, we read: “Are any of you suffering? Call the elders (members) of the community together, have them lay hands on you, and pray for you.” Whatever your need for wholeness: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or relational - you are invited to come and let God begin a good work in you. 

Easter Sunday, April 20
After experiencing the depth of emotion during Holy Week, we invite you to celebrate a joyful resurrection Sunday! Worship services will include a sunrise service in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, celebrations in English and Spanish and a special event for children and families. Here are the details:

  • 6:45 AM Sunrise in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens
  • 8:30 AM Worship in the Sanctuary *
  • 9:00 AM Praise & Worship in the Family Life Center
  • 9:45 AM Worship in the Sanctuary *
  • 9:45 AM Children's EGG-cellent Easter Adventure in Founders Chapel
  • 10:30 AM Worship in the Heritage Sanctuary
  • 11:00 AM Worship in the Sanctuary *
  • 11:00 AM Bilingual (Spanish/English) in Founders Chapel

No Sunday School Easter Sunday

* The 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 worship services in the Sanctuary will be identical in style and content, featuring the Chancel Choir and Orchestra.

First United Methodist Church in Grapevine worships on two campuses: Downtown Grapevine at 422 Church Street and Heritage Campus at 4344 Heritage Avenue. For more information about Holy Week, Easter and all of the ministries of the church, visit our website at


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Come and see what God is doing at FUMC Grapevine! On Sunday, January 26, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM, we will hold an open house featuring all of our ministries. All in our community are invited to "Come & See" what we're all about! You may have driven by our church before, seen the steeple from Main Street, or even come here for a wedding, funeral, choir concert or other event. You may have even come to us for assistance at a dark time in your life. We'd like to invite you to come get an inside peak at the ministry that is happening right here in your neighborhood. Join us for the Open House starting at 12:00 PM, or come early to worship first (worship times are 8:30, 9:00, 9:45 and 11:00 AM). You will have the opportunity to tour our campus, see how our space is used, get more information about the ministries of the church and meet some great people! Our ministries will be providing finger foods for your lunch needs.

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It wouldn't be Christmas without experiencing worship in Grapevine! First United Methodist Church in Downtown Grapevine invites you to come be a part of the Christmas spirit! 

For 77 years, First United Methodist Church in Grapevine has celebrated the beginning of the holiday season with a special Candlelighting service. The 77th Annual Candlelighting will be on Sunday, December 8, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary of First Methodist Grapevine (422 Church Street). This musical celebration of the season features children's and youth choirs, along with the Chancel Choir performing A Manger Suite. There is no admission fee, just come enjoy!

The following Sunday, December 15, you can relive Mary and Joseph's Journey at the Las Posadas celebration, starting at 6:00 PM. The journey will take us from place to place, looking for "room in the inn." Share in Christmas carols, worship and end the evening with a celebration like no other! There will be food and fun for all ages! Meet us at Founders Chapel (422 Church Street) to begin the journey.

You will also want to make plans to bring your family to Christmas Eve candlelight worship on Tuesday, December 24. We will offer worship designed for families with children, as well as traditional candlelight, communion and late-night services. We have two campuses, so we are close to you! The Downtown Campus is located at 422 Church Street, and the Heritage Campus is at 4344 Heritage Avenue, both in Grapevine. There are plenty of Christmas Eve worship options for your family's needs! Check it out...

4:00 PM - Kid-Friendly Worship (Downtown Sanctuary)
6:00 PM - Fellowship, Coffee and Carols, followed by Traditional Candlelight Worship (Heritage Sanctuary)
6:30 PM - Traditional Candlelight Worship (Downtown Sanctuary)
8:00 PM - Traditional Candlelight & Communion (Downtown Sanctuary)
11:00 PM - Bilingual (Spanish/English) Candlelight & Communion (Downtown Founders Chapel)

Get all the details about Christmas in Grapevine at And don't forget to make an evening of it! There is so much to do in Downtown Grapevine... visit for more information.