403 South Main Street
Duncanville, Texas 75116
Join us in
before you Worship
Coat drive continuing
through December 23rd.
Loving Hands Card Ministry
Loving Hands Card Ministry
We are taking pre-orders now for Christmas cards and any occasions, Fall or Christmas wreaths, table arrangements, and decorative items. Call or text Edna Alegria at (409) 651-6198
TIME & TALENTS
Chapel : 22
|TMF Loan Balance||$89,440|
Altar flowers may be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one by calling the church office at 972.298.6121.
FIFTH SUNDAY FOOD DRIVE, DECEMBER
Benefiting Duncanville Outreach Ministries. Pleases bring non-perishable food items to the
Lobby of the sanctuary.
Bible Verse of the Week
“And she will bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people form their sins.” – Matthew 1:21
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FROM
DECEMBER 21 TO JANUARY 1, 2019
We will resume regular office hours on January 2, 2019
8:30 am-4:30 pm
No Wednesday Chapel on
December 26 or January 2.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Worship Services Times: 6, 8, & 10PM
6PM Worship: Special Music: “O Holy Night” by Stephanie Schroeder
8PM Worship: “O Holy Night” by Boeun Kim,
Chancel Choir & Musical Ensembles
10PM Worship: Special Music by Musical Ensembles.
Child care will be available for the 6:00pm and 8:00pm services.
20 Piece Orchestra: What A Morning to Remember!
Steve arranged a wonderful medley of Christmas songs for our magnificent Chancel Choir to sing. The arrangement included a solo from Adrey Boelter accompanied by the Chancel Choir and Orchestra and Boen Kim along with the Orchestra performing a beautiful rendition of Carol of the Bells.The 20 piece orchestra was comprised of varies guest musicians from around the Metroplex.
The United Methodist Men and ladies sang Christmas carols for some of our church members on Monday evening. They visited Don and Carole Deffebach, Don and Joyce Hutson, Alma Wickware and the GoodLife Senior Living Center.
It was a fun and rewarding time for everyone.
Welcome to the Orhan’s Tree
Honoring those who are now the founding generation with the loss of their last parent. Roots established in solid ground give strength as the world continues. Live the legacy.
When you lose your last parent, it is a world of loss. At that moment, you become both orphans, and new generation leaders. You are now charged with giving strong roots to hold everyone steady when they doubt their own powerful resolutions. There will be times you need to refresh that strength. Come and touch the tree. Let its roots in solid ground remind you of your tenacity, and its branches show you how to bend without breaking. The world continues. True strength is found in being real. Ancestors will always be a part of your heart.
Live the legacy.
How do you help others who have become orphans? Tie a ribbon around the tree to remind them they are still enveloped in the love and strength from prior generations. Visible proof that we are all in this together. – Karel Anne Tieszen
Thanks to your generosity, FUMCD was able to provide Christmas gifts for 65 children! The packages were delivered on Tuesday and they are sure to bring joy to the children and their parents.
Shoe Boxes for the Homeless
This past week we delivered 70 gift-wrapped shoe boxes filled with items that will help make living on the street a little easier. They were delivered to 1st Presbyterian Church in downtown Dallas who runs the Bridge kitchen and will be delivered to homeless in the area in this next week. Thanks to all the individuals and groups that made this possible.
Our Children in Action
Our children baked cookies and made goodie bags on Friday and Saturday and then delivered them to 2 fire stations, the police station, Tri-City Animal Shelter and our 3 members who live at Good Life.
First Methodist School Celebrates the Birth of Jesus!
Join us on Wednesday, December 19 at 9:30am in the Main Sanctuary for our annual Christmas program! Hope to see you there!
There are a limited number of spots available for the 2018-2019 school year for students ages 1 year – kindergarten. If you know a family with young children, please tell them about our school so they can learn and grow with us!
Erika Hemphill, Director
First Methodist School
Serving the families of the Best Southwest since 1968!
End of Year Giving
The end of the year is coming quickly. Church members often have questions about their giving options and timing at year end. Our church is happy to work with you to achieve your giving goals and ensure the contribution is credited to you this year. You may always contact Bobbie Weisinger at the church office, 972-298-6121, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your giving at this busy time of the year. Here are some options and timelines available
Give at one of the remaining worship services
Online Giving by credit card at www.fumcd.com
Mail your check to the church office postmarked by December 31, 2018.
Use your bank’s bill pay system postmarked by December 31, 2018.
If giving stock or funds managed by a broker, ask for a transfer to be completed by December 31, 2018
Bring your gift to the church office by 4:30 December 21, 2018
Remember the church office will be closed December 21– January 1, 2019 Drop in the After Hours slot on the south side of the Administrative building by December 31, 2017.