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And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” - Matthew 25:40

FOCUS Photography Ministry

Revealing God's hand in the people and ministries of FUMCR through the eyes of its disciples

Focus members serve at various church events as the "eyes of FUMCR." Photos may be used on the walls of our buildings, in the First Connections magazine, ministry brochures, weekly emails, at, within FUMCR's SmugMug photo sharing site, on screens during worship, and more.

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AUGUST EVENTS:     Children First Partner School Workday     UMW Project Party     Blessing of the Backpacks     Sawdust Brothers Ministry Group  

SEPTEMBER EVENTS:     Joining Day     Rio Texas Workcamp      Co-Ed Flag Football League     Confirmation Late Night Party     3rd Grade Bible Presentations     Yesterday & Today:  Beatles Concert  

OCTOBER EVENTS:     World Communion Sunday     Senior Adults Prothro Retreat     Journeys of Paul Cruise     Blessing of the Animals Service     All Church Bonfire     
Woodworking Show & Sale     Trunk or Treat     Pancake Flip  

NOVEMBER EVENTS:     International Christmas Market  

DECEMBER EVENTS:     Advent Workshop     Children's Choir Musical     FUMCR Christmas Concert with Dallas Brass     Christmas Eve Worship Services  

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More About FOCUS

The FOCUS group is mainly challenged with covering church events as a photojournalist would.  Telling the story of what happened in ministry - both expected and unexpected!  Even with little photojournalism experience, we have discovered our photographers love capturing moments from the wide angle (this is what the event looked like) to the medium (here are the people participating in the event) to the close up (these are the special moments that happened while here).

Our group has a mix of experience in it, so there’s a little something for everyone!   We say this a lot… “There’s only one way to get better… go take pictures!”  And FOCUS is a great opportunity to help you find things to take pictures of!

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30pm.  In our meetings, we take a look at and celebrate the photos that were taken the month previous.  We talk about our experiences at the events - the things we did that worked, and the things we did that presented challenges.  We review the upcoming photo assignments for that month and people have the opportunity to volunteer.  It’s totally acceptable for newer folks to pair up with a veteran to help “learn the ropes” so please make sure you bring your calendar.

We also have a program during our monthly meeting that will focus on photography skills, new methods or approaches, or learn more about post-processing photos on the computer after the photo shoot is done.  Lot’s a variety here… sometimes great for the beginner, sometimes great for the veterans… but the conversation is great for everyone.  We ALL are always learning something new!

Interested in becoming a FOCUS Assignment Photographer?  Contact Kevin Burns to sign up and get your required credentials and materials.  All skill levels and equipment types are accepted!  

Contact: Kevin Burns - 972.996.0135 -

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