August 21, 2016
5:30 p.m. ACCESS – Aldersgate
Children’s activities are at
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
August 21—Blessing of the Backpacks
Prayers for Healing, Comfort and Strength
If you are interested in purchasing the flower arrangements in memory or honor of a special person, contact Melissa Schaller in the church office at 972.298.6121.
Dr. Frank Alegria
Rev. Alex Williams
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PRESENCE AND GIFTS
GIFTS AND MEMORIALS
Altar flowers may be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one by calling the church office at 972.298.6121.
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury (Fic Kin)
Children, Youth & Choir Ministry Fall Kick-Off
Sunday, August 28
FUN FEST for Children (PreK-6th Grade): 5:00-6:30 pm
MESS FEST for Youth (7th-12th Grade): 5:00-7:30 pm
Students Of All Ages
This Sunday is Blessing of the Backpacks. Please bring your backpack to church to be blessed.
Hawaiian Shirt Sunday
Hawaiian Shirt Sunday was a huge success. Both men and women dressed comfortably in their Hawaiian attire.
Project Transformation Recognizes FUMCD
FUMCD was one of three churches (out of over 60) which was recognized for commendable service and presented a framed picture at the Celebration Banquet in July. We did an extra meal (3), read an extra week (2) and enlisted the help of our neighbor, Trinity UMC, which had 3 readers go to Elmwood with our 25. Way to go, church!
Baptism of Nicolás Neill Jauregui
Nicolás Neill Jauregui, son of Ignacio and Lane Neill Jauregui, was baptized on Sunday, August 14. The family resides in Cedar Hill. WELCOME!!!
Angie Bilbrey, Director of Connections and Event Coordinator, and Brandon Ferrar, Assistant Music Director, have decided to pursue other interests. Angie will be employed by the Grand Prairie ISD and Brandon is continuing his education at UTA. Both will continue serving at the ACCESS service but will be greatly missed in the church office.
SHARING HEARTS is a group of women who for many years have made tray favors, teddy bears for the ER, comfort pillows, baby items, and angels for hospital patients. They have made tens of thousands of these over the years. At each meeting they make two tray favors (total of 540) and they do this twice a month.
Sharing Hearts meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Snack Bar at 9:30. If you would like more information about this wonderful, giving group, you may contact Joyce Whiteley, 972.223.1422 or email@example.com . Anyone is welcome to participate.
Hymn Singing 101 – A Crash Course
Please join me in Harmony Hall from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27th for a crash course in music literacy. My goal is to educate congregation members in regards to basic elements of music we encounter in the church service. Use the hymnal as our ‘textbook’, I’ll equip you with tools to help you participate in worship on a deeper musical level. Refreshments will be provided!
FUMCD Youth Choir Pool Party
The FUMCD Youth Choir will be kicking off soon, and we are ending the summer and starting the new season with a pool party at the Schroeder’s home on Saturday, August 27. We are going to have lunch, play games, swim, and discuss our plans for the year. There will also be an announcement about our plans for Summer, 2017. All youth intending to join the youth choir are welcome! Parents are invited as well! Contact Betsy Stelzer for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Methodist Women
Do you want to know just what does it mean to be a member of United Methodist Women?
Come find out Tuesday evening Sept. 6 at 7 pm in Aldersgate.
Our local unit will be kicking off a NEW exciting year with our NEW president’s NEW presentation: UMW 101
Join us to learn how UMW brings women together to turn faith, hope and love into action.
Fall Festival Alumni Concert
Save the date for the first concert in the 2016-2017 series.
Saturday, September 17 at 7:00 pm
Look for a name of a special guest every week.
Fall Festival: Fun – Food – Fellowship
First Methodist School – Now Enrolling for Fall!
We are looking forward to the new school year beginning Sept.6! New Parent Orientation and our Back to School Bash is on August 27 at 9:30am. If you know a family with a child ages 1-kindergarten, please tell them about First Methodist School! We would love to meet them!
For more information on enrollment, click here.
Erika Hemphill, Director
Faith and Grief