403 South Main Street
Duncanville, Texas 75116
Join us in Sunday School before you Worship
Great Food! Great Fellowship!
5:00 p.m. in Aldersgate
TIME & TALENTS
Wednesday Chapel: 22
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.
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 8:00 a.m.
Family of Addie Rawle
Sarah and Erv Lovdahl
Van and Pat Smith
Tonda and Aaron Westmoreland
Bill and Jerre Simmons,
Mary Ellen Clover
Robert and Yolanda Santillan
Joe Birdie Smith
Oh Lord, hear our prayers…Amen
All memorial gifts are designated to the budget unless otherwise specified by the Donor.
In memory of Jean Bryan
From: Wayne and Dolores Short
In memory of Addie Rawle
From: Marcie Hughson
In memory of Gary ParrisI
From: Over Drive Logistics
In memory of Helen Usher (Choir)
From: Randy and Cheri Rabon, Marcie Hughson
In honor of Cubba and Denyce Inmon (Good Samaritan)
From: Marie Tuttle
Bible Verse of the Week
“The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in Him.” – Psalm 32:10
ASH WEDNESDAY, March 6th
Drive-thru ashes from 6am. Pull through driveway in front of our Administration Building on Main Street and receive ashes.
Ash Wednesday worship times:
12:00 pm in the chapel
7:00 pm Worship Services in the
For more information, contact the church office at 972.298.6121
Lent is a season of preparing for Easter. It begins with Ash Wednesday and follows for 40 days (not counting Sundays) to Easter Morning. This year for lent, we will be following a theme of “Journey.” Journey has many different meanings and understandings. Journey also comes with many stories and memories. As we prepare for Lent, we invite you to join with us, by participating in this small questionnaire regarding Lent, Easter, and our Lenten theme, “Journey”.
1-Add to the word cloud: (see word image above).
When you see or hear the word, “Journey,” “Lent”, and/or “Easter” is there any word that comes to mind?
2-What does “Journey” mean to you? Or, is there a memorable story of a journey you have taken that you would like to share?
As you respond, Consider:
· What has been a difficult journey for you?
· What is a joyous Journey you have taken?
· Where have you seen God in your journeys?
· What is a journey you hope to take?
Answers can be emailed to Nathan Presley at Intern@fumcd.com. In the subject line, put “Journey”.
Mission Moment Sunday
Mission Moment Sunday, March 3rd
Volunteer Work Day – March 23rd
Our FUMCD children led the worship service on Sunday
February 24th. Madison Evans led the Call to Worship, Trinity Davila led the Affirmation of Faith and Jasen Downs spoke about Heifer International. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution to the children’s effort in supporting Heifer International, sponsored by your local United Methodist Women’s chapter. Your gifts will truly make a difference.
Rock-A-Fun(d) for the Legacy Fund
Because WE believe in the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women and want our daughters, granddaughters, nieces and friends to share our sense of meaningful “sisterhood”, out local UMW unit will sponsor a “ROCK—A—FUN(D) on March 10th in the church narthex. The monetary donations will go to the LEGACY FUND which is OUR special 150TH anniversary gift to the future of United Methodist members and ministries.
What’s the Legacy fund you ask? It is the key element of the 150th anniversary celebration for of National UNITED METHODIST WOMEN, designated as an endowment fund (only interest can be expended) to ensure the continuation of ministries with women, children and youth, worldwide, into the next 150 years. This fund will enable UMW nationally to respond more adequately to new and emerging needs.
Each one of our United Methodist Woman participates will be asking one of you to “sponsor” them to rock for up to 4 hours in rocking chair on Sunday March 10 from 8 AM to 12 noon. We ask that you consider a figure that goes with our 150 th celebration like $1.50 or $15.00 or even $150 and hour to ROCK. Come join us and cheers us on as we have a “ROCK—A—FUN(D) to joyously celebrate our 150th Anniversary of UNITED METHODIST WOMEN!
(Any question call Natalie 214-274-3116)
Central Elementary Prayer Partners
The Missions Committee has received requests from 22 teacher/staff at Central Elementary for daily prayers.
Please contact Julie Kirk-Bair
at 972-296-6213 or email@example.com if you are interested in participating in this ministry.
Last Chance! Youth Summer Mission Trip Fundraiswer
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to the youth summer mission trip! So far, we have collected $2,565. The youth are looking forward to partnering again this summer with UM Army to provide assistance to homeowners in Texas with maintenance and building projects. The cost per participant to register is $250 and we are expecting to send 10-12 participants and 3-4 adults this year. Every dollar you donate helps a fellow Texan in need.
The Wall of Envelopes is in the Narthex and each envelope is marked with dollar amounts. We invite members and friends to choose an envelope, place the designated dollar amount (or more) in the envelope and return it to one of the young people working at the display. This is a great way to participate in sharing the Good News of Christ even if you can’t personally build a wheelchair ramp or replace a roof with us! Envelopes will be available once again this Sunday, March 3rd and may be returned that day or the following Sunday.
Several of you have said that meeting after church on Sundays works better with your schedule than coming back in the evening so we are going to plan some lunchtime meetings in the coming months! March 10 and 24 we will meet IMMEDIATELY after worship. A light lunch will be provided and we will have games, a devotional and other FUN activities.
March 3 we will meet 6-8 p.m.
There will be no Sunday youth meeting on March 17
We will meet 6-8 p.m. March 6 and 27, there will be no youth meeting on March 20
Youth Day of Service
SPRING BREAK DAY OF SERVICE AND LOCK-IN
Wednesday, March 13 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. there will be a Day of Service for youth and 2018 graduates. At 6 p.m. we will begin a lock-in here at FUMCD. There is no charge to participate in the Day of Service and the lock-in is FREE to those who were part of the Day of Service and $10 for those who were not. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 10. Please contact Bridget@fumcd.com for more details.
Youth Summer Mission Trip Deadline
Deadline to pay $50 deposit for summer mission trip is Sunday, March 10. All online registrations must be completed by Wednesday, March 14. The mission trip is June 16-22. Please see Bridget for more details.
Kids for Christ will meet this Sunday from 4-5:30 for games, and a Bible lesson.
March Children in Action is Friday, March 8 from 6-10p.m. The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, March 6. The cost is $10 per child with a $25 maximum per family. There will be pizza, games, a service project and MORE! Please contact Bridget@fumcd.com for more details.
Taking Care of Yourself
Four Sessions on Nourishing Body and Soul
Grace UMC is presenting a series of programs on Health and Self Care. The sessions will be on Saturday mornings and everyone is invited. Stephen Hines, MD is the presenter. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital. Dr. Hines is Medical Director of the Golden Cross Academic Clinic and a core faculty member in the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Session Topics and Dates
Session 1: March 2 – Holistic Health: Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Self Care
Session 2: June 1 – Pumping Up: Controlling Blood Pressure and Why It Matters
Session 3: September 7 – Don’t Gimme Some Sugar: Diabetes Mellitus
Session 4: December 7 – The Tumultuous Triad: Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
All sessions will be from 10:30 to 11:30 AM in the sanctuary
Grace United Methodist Church
4105 Junius St
Dallas, TX 75246
Please Contact Edna Alegria at 409.651.6198 if you would like further information.
FAT TUESDAY FISH FRY and GUMBO COOK-OFF
Tuesday, March 5
GATHERING Begins @ 6pm
Prayer & Feasting @ 6:30pm
Aldersgate Fellowship Hall
Delicious Fried Fish provided
Bring a Vegetable dish, Salad or Dessert
(White Rice Provided for the Gumbo)
Fellowship & Jazz Music will be great
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the church office if you’d like to submit your Gumbo for the Cook-off
Tip Jars will be on the tables for your generous donation supporting the ministry of the United Methodist Men (UMM)
Peanut oil will be used to fry the fist.
Refresher Membership Class
Pastor Frank Instructor
Re-Learn about the how the local church does what it does.
Re-Learn about the structure of The United Methodist Church.
What does it mean to be loyal to the church by our Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness?
Sunday, March 3, 8:30am – 9:30am, Conference Room, Administration Building, RSVP: email@example.com
Tuesday, March 5: Fat Tuesday Fish Fry, 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 6: Ash Wednesday, 6am Drive Up, 12pm Chapel & 7pm Worship Service.
Friday, March 8: Children in Action 6-10pm
Sunday, March 31: 5th Sunday Covered Dish Meal at 11:30am Aldersgate
Sunday, April 14: Palm Sunday: Sedar Meal 6pm Aldersgate
Sunday-Saturday, April 14-20: Holy Week
Sunday, April 21: Easter Day, 7am Sunrise
Service & 10:30am Worship Service
Sale of Easter Lilies in the Narthex on March 24th
FMS Students Learn From The Perot
Last week, our kindergarten students participated the Super Hero STEM Lab presented by the Perot Museum!
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!