December 25, 2016
10:30 am One Service
Prayers for Healing, Comfort and Strength
Dr. Frank Alegria
Rev. Alex Williams
Betsy Stelzer Lippens
PRESENCE AND GIFTS
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 Terri Ivory 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 to you:
ONLINE GIVING NOW AVAILABLE
Online giving, using a credit or debit card, is now available through the church website. Visit www.fumcd.com and click on the “Give Money” button.
GIFTS AND MEMORIALS
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.
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m.
High Yield: Seven Disciplines of the Fruitful Leader by Tom Berlin and Lovett H. Weems Jr. (253 Ber)
Come Worship With Us Christmas Eve
Childcare available at the 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm services
Church office closed December 26 through January 1
The Small One
Presented by the children of First United Methodist Church
Youth Participate in Holiday Hope
This weekend, our youth participated in “Holiday Hope,” a weekend-long outreach event where they spread Christmas cheer and offered new hope to people in Dallas who need it most this Christmas season.
On Saturday, our students took part in Operation Care’s Christmas Party for Jesus at the Dallas Convention Center. There, they washed the feet of Christ’s children and sought to it that every homeless and under-resourced participant felt God’s love.
Holiday Hope continued through Monday, as members of the Redeemed Youth Choir and their friends spent the entire day caroling and spreading the gospel at shelters, senior centers and rehabilitation centers on the outskirts of Dallas. Our youth stepped out of their comfort zone to embrace their gifts and participate in the growth of God’s kingdom here on earth.
New Ramp and Handrail
A new ramp and handrail have been constructed on the north side on Alexander Building for your safety and convenience.
First Methodist School Christmas Break
FMS will be closed Dec. 19 – Jan. 2 for Christmas break. We have celebrated the birth of Christ at school and will enjoy the holiday season at home with family and friends. We look forward to returning to school in the new year!
We are still enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year (ages 1-kindergarten). If you know a family with young children, please tell them about our school so they can learn and grow with us!
For more information on enrollment, click here.
Erika Hemphill, Director