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Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand… - Romans 5: 1-2

Modern Worship

Sundays  •  11 am  •  Worship & Arts Center

Welcome! We are a community that believes everyone has access to God's grace, and we're really glad you've found us! We look forward to meeting you! 

The modern worship service exists to connect people to each other and to God for the sake of our community. Our school partnerships are a great example of how we do this and something that makes us kind of unique.

We’re also a little unique in how we worship God. At any given worship service, in addition to elements common to many churches like sound Biblical preaching and great modern Christian music, you might also find yourself assembling gift bags for homeless persons or texting questions for a live Q&A after our sermon. We try to infuse modern worship with participatory and occasionally unexpected elements.

Finally, you should know that we’re a bit of a mess. When you hear a sermon,  you may hear about our failures and hopes for how God works in our lives to bring us through the mess to be servants of Christ. We’ve discovered that when we’re open about our messy lives it’s more difficult to be preachy and judgmental, and we think that’s a good thing.

Visit FUMCR.COM/ONLINE for links to Live Streaming, sermon videos, Scripture Cast, and "More Than Sunday" podcast.

  • Worship
    Current Sermon Series

    Lent Sermon Series: The Greatest Story

    Ash Wednesday, Mar 6  •  Dust in the Wind  •  Ecclesiastes 1:1-11  •  Dr. Clayton Oliphint, preaching, 6:30 am, 12 noon, 6:30 pm
    Mar 10  •  Creation  •  Genesis 1:1-9, 14-15, 20, 24, 26-27  •  Rev. Julie Richter, preaching
    Mar 17  •  Covenant  •  Genesis 12: 1-9  •  JB Bryant, preaching
    Mar 24  •  Slavery and Liberation  •  Exodus 3: 1-10  •  Dr. Josh Fitzpatrick, preaching
    Mar 31  •   Exile  •  Isaiah 43: 1-7  •  Dr. Josh Fitzpatrick, preaching
    Apr 7  •  Messiah  •  Luke 4: 16-20  •  Dr. Josh Fitzpatrick, preaching
    Apr 14  •  Salvation  •  Matthew 27: 45-54  •  Dr. Josh Fitzpatrick, preaching
    Apr 21  •  Resurrection  •  Matthew 28: 1-10  •  Dr. Josh Fitzpatrick, preaching, 9:45 and 11 am

  • Meet the Team
    Modern Worship Team

    Josh Fitzpatrick
    Pastor, Modern Worship
    972.996.0103
    Eric Czechowski
    Director of Modern Worship
    972.996.0130
    Shandon Klein
    Assistant Director, Welcoming
    972.996.0152
    JB Bryant
    Pastor, Young Adults, Caring, Men
    972.996.0158
    Leslie Kring
    Admin. Asst., Communications & Worship
    972.996.0142
  • Media
    Live Stream, Videos & Music

    Live Stream 11 am  •  fumcrlive.com
    Sermon Videos  •  youtube.com/fumcr
    Songs We Sing  •  $4.95 album download - All proceeds go to ACCESS Modern Worship.

    Special Thanks to ...

    The greatest Creator of them all for the giftedness of all of the creative types on this project. Praying this project helps people know and experience God.

    In no particular order – The folks at FUMCR for supporting this project, Kyle Henson for lending your writing gifts, Jordan Bledsoe for your spirit and partnership, David Fyffe and Ty Young for your generous nature, Kyle Fecht and Aaron Pew and the folks at St. Andrew UMC for opening your studio to us, Micah Peacock for your guidance, Chris and Cortni Czechowski for helping us find time to track, the Access Band for your talents and flexibility, and the people who listen. We hope these songs are a blessing to you in some way.

    Album Credits:

    Executive Producer: Eric Czechowski

    Produced by Jordan Bledsoe and Eric Czechowski
    All songs written by Eric Czechowski and Kyle Henson except Breathe on Us written by Kari Jobe and Ed Cash. Used with permission.

    Mixed by Shane D. Wilson at St. Izzy’s of the East Nashville, TN
    Mix Coordination by Jordan Mattison for Showdown Productions

    Mastered by Dale Becker at Bernie Becker Mastering

    Session engineer – Jordan Bledsoe
    Drum engineer – Reese Murphy
    Audio editing – Jordan Bledsoe and Eric Czechowski

    Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitars/BGV – Eric Czechowski
    Lead Vocals – Valerie Czechowski
    Drums/Percussion – Will Hunt
    Bass – Adrian Disch
    Electric Guitars – Jordan Bledsoe
    Keys/Piano – Kyle Henson
    Cello – Ty Young

    Drums and Bass recorded at Spaceway Productions, Ft. Worth, TX
    Guitars recorded at Bingo Studios, The Colony, TX
    Keys recorded at Jackson Studios, Nashville, TN
    Vocals recorded at Intrigue Studios, Parker, TX
    Cello Recorded at St. Andrew UMC, Plano, TX

    Art Design/Photography – Cal Knapp

  • New Here?
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    Special Accommodations

    CHILDREN are always welcome in worship. Nursery care for children up to two years old is available during all worship hours. Children who are 3 years - 1st grade may participate in 11 am Sunday school if desired.

    WHEELCHAIRS are accommodated in the front row of stadium seats and at various ends of floor seats. 

    ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES are available to anyone with difficulty hearing. They may be borrowed at the Welcome Desk in Coleman Family Hall for any service.

    What makes modern worship special?

    We recognize that everyone is imperfect.

    We all fall short of perfection. We choose to be real with each other, acknowledging our shortcomings, accepting each other as we are, and supporting each other in growing to be the people God desires us to become.

    We worship with modern Christian music.

    Our band uses varied instrumentation and modern styles of music to bring worshipers into the presence of God. Lyrics express love for Christ, ask questions, seek social justice, and affirm living faith in community with others. Traditional hymns arranged in modern styles are also sometimes sung.

    We are interactive.

    Sometimes, modern worship includes stations that allow us to connect personally to God through our actions. Sometimes, we work on a community service project during worship. At other times, we send questions or prayer requests to the pastors via text message.

    Our sermons encourage you to discover your own answers.

    We share Biblical passages, their context, historical situation, insights from the original languages in which they were written, and personal stories of what they have meant to our pastors. In the case of controversial passages, we share why people interpret them so differently. Then, we allow you to decide what you will make of these stories and how you will let them shape your life.

    We embrace an informal, come-as-you-are atmosphere.

    Many like to worship in jeans. Some like to worship in suits. Some bring a coffee to worship. Some don’t. We all celebrate that through Jesus Christ we have access to God’s grace, an unconditional love that knows no bounds. We hope you’ll worship with us soon!

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