403 South Main Street
Duncanville, Texas 75116
Join us in Sunday School before you Worship
Choir Practice on Wednesday
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If anyone is interested in singing with The Chancel Choir for Christmas Music Rehearsal, join them on Wednesdays at 7pm, in Harmony Hall.
Note: No Choir Practice on Wednesday, December 11
Celebration Ringers at 6 p.m. Wednesday. If interested in joining the hand bells contact Steve@fumcd.com
Note: No Bells practice on Wednesday, December 11.
First United Methodist Church office will be closed Tuesday, December 24 thru Thursday, January 2.
We will re-open on Monday, January 6, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm.
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 to you:
Give at one of the remaining worship services,
Online Giving by credit card at www.fumcd.com or Mail your check to the church office postmarked by December 31, 2019.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, 2019. Bring your gift to the church office by 4:30 December 23, 2019.
Remember the church office will be closed December 24– January 2, 2019.
Drop in the After Hours slot on the south side of the Administrative building by
December 31, 2019
Great Food! Great Fellowship!
5:00 p.m. in Aldersgate
TIME & TALENTS
Wednesday Chapel: n/a
|Communion Rail Offering||$1,883|
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.
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m.
If you are interested in purchasing Altar Flowers in memory/honor of a loved one. Please contact the church office 972-298-6121.
Van & Pat Smith
Pam & Paul Jones
Chad & Eva Marshall
George and Ginger Cole
Oh Lord, hear our prayers…Amen
All memorial gifts are designated to the budget unless otherwise specified by the Donor.
In memory of Joyce Thrash
from: Larry and Willa Yost,
Don Deffebach, Jim and Linda Bowman, Amy Jackson and Tom Fowlston, Scott and Elizabeth McMillian, Margaret Hughes, Shelia Dankworth, Frank and Keith Thrash, Valarie Wilson, Joyce Porter, Jim and Constance Parker, Joann Perkins, Marilyn Smith, Standpoint Wealth Management of Raymond James, Ginger and Donna Bieber, Carl and Barbara McGee (Good Samaritan), Weymond and Betty Dunn (Endowment), Elizabeth Mills (Staff Bonus)
In memory of Timothy Pittmon
from: Weymond and Betty Dunn ( Handyman)
In honor of Bridget Maloney
from: Harry Tuttle (Marie Tuttle’s Dog) (Children’s Ministry)
Christmas Eve Worship Service Times
7:00 pm Candlelight Service- Special Music
9:00 pm Candlelight Service-Special Music, Communion
WiFI ID: Faith
A Special Advent Celebration
This Sunday, December, 8 at 10:30 am.
Performances made by our Children’s Choir, Hand Bells, Chancel Choir and Orchestra. Come and rejoice as we hear beautiful voices sing the hymns for the coming of a King.
First Sunday of Advent: PEACE
December 1, was the first Sunday of Advent, the Sunday in which we light the first candle to burn as a Symbol of Peace among all people.
Journey with us now, so God may teach us the ways of peace.
Claudia and Lily Zakutney lighting the first candle of
Bible verse of the week:
“He will be our peace.” – Micah 6:6
During Children’s Moment on Sunday the FUMCD children received sand dollars from Bridget Maloney to take home and look up the Legend of the
Sand Dollar and read the beautiful meaning behind it.
Thank you from Bridget Maloney
We are blessed to have fabulous volunteers who are committed to our ministries with children and youth. While I took time to spend Thanksgiving with my family, several of our volunteers kept our ministries running full-steam here at home. Thank you to George and Denise Montequin for teaching the children during the Sunday School hour, Rachel Perez and Taylor Mann for leading the Youth Sunday School, Nathan Woodell and Kenzie Owens for Leading the Youth Group!
Charlie Brown Christmas Celebration
Families enjoyed making crafts, eating snacks and watching the movie
Charlie Brown Christmas.
Covenant Book Study Group
Covenant Book Study Group Meet on Wednesdays at 5:45pm
by Walter Brueggemann
Contact Pastor Frank for any information at 972.298.6121
First Methodist School Supports Open Table and Duncanville Outreach Ministries
We are hosting a canned food drive now through December 12 for Open Table and Duncanville Outreach Ministries. We pray our students learn to be the hands and feet of God in our world!
Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year (ages 1 year – kindergarten) is going on now! 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!
Please bring wrapped gifts back to the Church on or before Sunday, December 15. Thank you!
Poinsettia Sales Begins
Purchase your poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one in the Narthex on Sundays: December 1, 8 and 15 for $15.00
Make check payable to the Homebuilders SS Class.
Plants will be delivered to the sanctuary on December 11 where they will be enjoyed until Christmas Eve.
Plants may be picked up following any of the Christmas Eve services.
United Methodist Men Christmas Caroling
The United Methodist Men (UMM) will be caroling on Monday, December 9 from 6:30-9 PM. All are welcome to join in the festivities! They will be visiting our homebound church members to bring them some Christmas cheer. Please meet at 414 at 6:30 PM if you are interested in being part of the fun!
The Christmas Bonus
The SPRC is inviting the church to consider a gift to the Staff Christmas Bonus Fund. This is an opportunity to say an extra Thank You to the Staff at year end. Please make checks payable to FUMCD, Memo: Staff Bonus.
Any cash donations should be in a clearly marked envelope with the Memo: Staff Bonus.
Deadline is Sunday, December 15.
Contact Alice Yoder-Chairperson (SPRC): email@example.com
Thank you and God bless.
STAFF NAMES AND POSITIONS 2019
|Dr. Frank Alegria||Senior Pastor|
|Reverend Steve Sobczak||Associate Pastor/ Director of Music Ministries|
|Bridget Maloney||Director of Children & Youth|
|Byron Rodenburg||Director of Plant Facilities|
|Bobbie Weisinger||Director of Finance|
|Melissa Schaller||Administrative Assistant|
|Judy Davila||Director of Communications|
|Erika Hemphill||Director, First Methodist School|
|Betty Carpenter||Assistant to Plant Maintenance|
|Boeun Kim Lee||Accompanist|
|Alexis Randolph||Sound Board|
Breakfast With Santa
Come and enjoy a family filled event and take a picture with Santa and his helpers.
Saturday, December 14th, Aldersgate from 9:30 am—11:00 am. Tickets are $5/ per child over the age of 3 years old. Contact Jeri Rorie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Festival jams, jellies and scrubs
Fall Festival jams, jellies and scrubs will be sold in the Narthex this Sunday, December 8.
These would make a great Christmas gift this season.
Children’s Ministry This Week
The children have been rehearsing for weeks and will be singing in worship this Sunday! Children should meet in the Narthex at 9 a.m. Sunday morning for one final rehearsal. Parents, please bring a change of clothes your child to put on after church as we will be going to Red Bird Lanes for a bowling party! Parents will transport children to Red Bird Lanes and pick them up at 1:30.
Upcoming Events for Children and Families
Sunday, December 8 Children’s Choir Gathers at 9:00 to rehearse for worship (breakfast provided)
Bowling Party for children who sang in worship that day after worship
Sunday, December 15, Birthday Party for Jesus 3:00-4:30
Upcoming Youth Events
Sunday School EVERY Sunday at 9:30 in 414
Sunday, December 8 Angel Tree Shopping 5-7
Sunday, December 15 Christmas Party and Gift Exchange 5-7
Sunday, December 29 OR Monday, December 30 End-of-Year Gathering.
What’s The Buzz
Tell us what’s happening in your Sunday School Class or Special Meetings or Events you would like published in NYCU and/or in the Sunday Bulletin.
Email me Judy Davila at email@example.com