Lenten Sermon Series
WEDNESDAY EVENING COMMUNION SERVICE
5:00 pm Chapel
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|Weekly Offering (1/31/2016)||$18,055|
|Year‐to‐Date Budget 2016||$88,460|
|Year‐to‐Date Offering 2016||$80,312|
GIFTS AND MEMORIALS
In memory of John Lang from Charla Edwards
In memory of Alex Pearce from Charla Edwards
In memory of Alex Pearce from Marcie Hughson
In memory of Alex Pearce from Bob & Pat Daniel
In memory of Alex Pearce from Bill & Mary Edwards
In memory of Alex Pearce from Weymond & Betty Dunn
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Second Wind by Margaret Anne Huffman (242 Huf)
The author approaches God in all situations whether mopping the floor or sitting in a corporate seminar. Humorous and anecdotal meditations help lift the reader’s spirits. A zest for living can be found in meditations ranging from “Stain, Spills, Splatter” to “Get Mad – and Even”.
As announced in church on Sunday, STARTING SOME TIME IN MARCH WHEN THE RENOVATION OF ALDERSGATE IS COMPLETED, the modern service will be held in Aldersgate at 9:00 am, Sunday School at 10:00 am, and the Traditional service at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary.
ACCESS is a new Sunday evening worship experience that will start on April 3, 2016 in Aldersgate. ACCESS will be like nothing we’ve ever done before here at FUMCD. ACCESS will begin at 5:30pm each Sunday night starting in April. It will be a very casual and authentic worship experience where you can find guest preachers, testimonies, diverse worship music and delicious homemade sweet treats!
We hope you will join us on April 3rd for this exciting new venture!
February 10, 2016
6:00-8:00 a.m. Drive-thru ashes on Main Street
Drive-thru ashes at Jaynes Memorial Chapel on Cockrell Hill Road
Coffee and donuts will be provided
12 Noon Service in the Chapel
7:00 pm Service in the Sanctuary
Children’s Sabbath – February 14
Heifer International is again the mission project for this very special day, so be saving your change to drop in the buckets the children will pass during the special offering. The goal is to purchase an ark of animals again this year, that means we need $5,000. Oh, yes! We like green money and checks too. This is the 11th year for the UMW to sponsor this special day. If we raise $5,000, it will be the seventh time for FUMCD to have enough to purchase an ark.
Once again our children will be leading the service as well as singing. Be sure to come and support our children.
ALL our Children’s Activities will be in full swing on Sunday Night, February 14
Activities start at 5:00!
Choirs, Hand bells, Kids4Christ, Snack Supper
No youth activities on Sunday, February 14.
New Youth Director Announcement
We are very excited to introduce Elizabeth (Liz) Ogle as our new, not interim any longer, Full-Time Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries!
Liz and her parents, Cathy & Kirby Ogle, have been a part of our church family since 1998. Liz grew up here, went through our confirmation program, and was a leader in our youth group where she developed her deep passion for mission work on our youth mission trips.
Liz is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Sports Marketing. She recently got engaged to Zach Krahulik, who is a member of the Garland Fire Department.
Liz is passionate about our youth group, mission work and her faith. She has already been a great mentor for our youth over the months that she has been our interim, and she is very excited about all that God has in store for our youth program in the future!
We are so excited to formally welcome Liz onto our staff team on a permanent basis! Please help us to welcome Liz.
Daughters of the American Revolution Present Pastor Frank With Award
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented Pastor Frank an award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Awareness. The Conservation Committee is dedicated to the Preservation of Natural Resources of Our Country, Its Soils, Minerals, Forests, Waters and Wildlife. Making the presentation was Regent Patricia Pitts Thibodeau and Bobby Cutler Hill. Edna was present for this award.
Valentine’s Day Cards
Love is in the air and so are cards for Valentine’s Day. They will be located in the Narthex for the next two Sundays. Don’t forget to pick up cards for the special people in your life. We have cards for all occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, baby, thank you, sympathy and get well) on sale the second Sunday every month.
Johnny and Pat Roberson are the newest members of FUMCD. They have been active for some time—Pat being a part of the Celebration Ringers and Johnny always there to help.
They are former members of the Presbyterian Church.
UMM “Be My Valentine” Dinner
United Methodist Men
Take your Valentine to Macaroni Grill
on February 15 at 7:00 pm.
Let Greg Hutcheson know you are coming
firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.450.6607
UMWomen February Calendar
Star Circle – Monday, February 15 (7 p.m.) Snack Bar. Program will be a report from UMW Legislative Event by Linda Elms, Natalie Garry, Charla Edwards, and Joyce Whiteley.
Inspirational Circle – Tuesday February 16 (10 a.m.) Home of Kathy Mace. Linda Elms will give a report from the UMW Legislative Event.
Sunshine Circle – Tuesday February 16 (10 a.m.) Home of Betty Dunn. Alex Williams will present a program on One Great Hour of Sharing.
Sharing Hearts Circle – Wednesday February 10 (9:30 a.m.) and February 24 (9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) Snack Bar
Covenant Garden Work Day
Saturday, February 20
8am – 3pm
Contact Sharon Karger if you are interested in a vegetable bed in the community garden. email@example.com
Parents Night Out
AK.A. Moon Camp
Friday, February 12 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Pizza, Games & A Movie $5.00
Registration must be received by
Wednesday afternoon, February 10.
Notes From The Music Staff
StarBright Concert Benefiting Dallas Bethlehem Center
7:00 Saturday, Feb. 20
Dallas City Performance Hall
Group tickets ($21.50, $26.50 or $31.50) will be purchased Jan. 27. Contact Barbara Browder (214-333-3470).
Sunday, April 24 2:00 pm
Golf Club of Dallas
Never too early to get your team together.
First Methodist School
FMS teachers are eager learners too!
Four of our staff members attended training through the Methodist Nursery Kindergarten Association on Saturday, January 23. Mrs. Sola, Mrs. Jackie, Ms. Shea, and Mrs. Olivia (pictured left side of table) learned about the effects of technology on child development. We are blessed to have staff who are committed to sharpening their teaching skills!
We have a few spots available for the 2015-2016 school year (ages 1-kindergarten) and will begin open enrollment for Summer Fun and the 2016-2017 school year soon!
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