Second Sunday of Advent
|Weekly Budget 2017||$15,961|
|Weekly Offering (10/29/2017)||$12,364|
|Year‐to‐Date Budget 2017||$782,328|
|Year‐to‐Date Offering 2017||$705,889|
11/12 & Wed
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
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 a.m.
Christmas Open House
Join Pastor Frank and Edna Alegria
on Sunday, December 10
from 3:00-5:30 pm
for an Open House
at the Parsonage
914 Huntington Drive
A big “THANK YOU” to all who chose an angel from the Central Elementary School Angel Tree! You chose to do something special that will make a child very happy on Christmas morning. Please bring the gifts, wrapped and tagged with the paper angel you took from the tree, this Sunday morning, December 10th, and place them under the Angel tree in the Lobby.
There are still some angels available if you are interested in giving.
Please contact the church office at 972.298.6121 or Betty Dunn at 214.534.3039.
Sunday, December 17
A Special Day of Music from the
Year End Giving Options
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:
- 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, 2017
- Use your bank’s bill pay system postmarked by December 31, 2017
- If giving stock or funds managed by a broker, ask for a transfer to be completed by December 31, 2017
- Bring your gift to the church office by 4:30 December 21, 2017. Remember the church office will be closed December 22 – January 1, 2017
- Drop in the After Hours slot on the south side of the office building by December 31, 2017
Be A Hero. Save A Life
Sign up in the Lobby to donate blood on Sunday, December 10 from 9am to 1pm
Welcome Hanna Benkowski to our church family. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Sue Mueller.
Hanna has worked in the Church office, worked VBS and currently teaches a young singles Sunday school class.
Jams, Jelly, Salsa and Scrubs…OH MY!
The Progressors Class will be selling the remainder of the jams, jelly, salsa and scrubs left over from Fall Festival in the Lobby on December 10th before and after the service.
They would make great Christmas gifts!
Join the United Methodist Men for a festive night of Caroling!
Monday, December 11
Meet at 414
All are Welcome!
UPCOMING CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Friday, December 8-Children in Action 6-10 p.m. children kindergarten-6th grade
Pizza, games and crafts! Christmas special: $5 if registered by Monday, December 4,
$10 if registered on December 5th or 6th
Sunday, December 17-Family ADVENTure
Sunday, December 31-Silly Sock Sunday 9:30-10:30 Wear your silliest socks and enjoy a celebration to say goodbye to 2017 and to kick off 2018.
Poinsettias On Sale
November 26—December 10
Purchase a poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one and be a part of the decoration of our beautiful sanctuary. They may be picked up after any Christmas Eve Service.
Make checks payable to the
Homebuilders SS Class
Every Saturday at 5 p.m.
FUMCD School Committee Blesses FMS!
Members of the FUMCD School Committee served pizza dinner to the families of FMS during Open House. We couldn’t have done it without them and are very grateful for their service!
There are a limited number of spots available for the 2017–2018 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!