January 31, 2016
WEDNESDAY EVENING COMMUNION SERVICE
5:00 pm Chapel
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Sunday, February 7
No children’s activities
Tuesday, February 9
|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 Don & Peggy
In memory of Lodell Thornton from Marcie Hughson
In memory of Lodell Thornton from the Cup & Saucer SS Class
In memory of Lodell Thornton from LaNell Fogus
In memory of Lodell Thornton from Margie Jones MUSIC
In memory of John Lang from Larry & Jean Groce
In memory of Peggy Lerner from the Progressors SS Class
In memory of Lodell Thornton from Roger & Linda Dudley
In memory of Pat Teeple-Carpenter from Pat & Johnny Roberson
In memory of Jack Coleman from Pat & Johnny Roberson
In memory of Brantlee Sontag from Pat & Johnny Roberson
In memory of Barbara Cline from Pat & Johnny Roberson
In memory of Marcella Alegria from Pat & Johnny Roberson
In memory of Barbara Jones from Pat & Johnny Roberson
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m.
On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good by Jim Wallis (261.8 Wal)
The author shows how to reclaim Jesus’s vision of the common good which impacts not only politics but personal lives and the world. One reviewer states that Wallis puts together mature Christianity with mature politics without compromising either. This book includes a list of ten personal decisions for the common good.
Emergency Cleaning Buckets
Thirty-five cleaning buckets were assembled Sunday evening. Keith Wolf did an outstanding job of coordinating this project and seeing it to the finish. The buckets will be available in case of an emergency like the recent tornados.
Eighty quilts were delivered to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Starting on the second thousand.
Fat Tuesday Fish Fry
February 9, 2016 Fried fish and hush puppies will be furnished and we bring the rest. Please bring your favorite covered dish (pot luck) when you come Please RSVP Debi Ely if you plan to attend so we know how to plan. 972-298-6121 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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
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
A generous donation of a 28-inch TV with a built in DVD player was made for the Preschool Sunday School room. The children and the teacher were delighted. Each week the DVD is an integral part of the lesson and it was good to be able to watch it this week. Thanks again for the generosity of the people of our congregation.
Benefiting Dallas Bethlehem Center
7:00 Saturday, Feb. 20
Dallas City Performance Hall
Danny Glover, special guest star, will share his hopes and dreams between performances by Dallas Bethlehem Center young artists as their hopes, dreams and talents are showcased throughout: Acting, Drumming, Dance Troupe, Youth Choir, Mime Troupe and the Voices for DBC Chorus (members of local church choirs). Group tickets ($21.50, $26.50 or $31.50) will be purchased Jan. 27. Contact Barbara Browder (214-333-3470).
February’s Communion Offering
Will Benefit The North Texas Conference set up a fund called “North Texas Conference Disaster Relief Fund” to assist the survivors of the December 26, 2015 tornados. The needs are astronomical! Our February Communion Offering is designated for this fund. We can make a difference in the lives affected by the tornado!
WESLEY RANKIN Bus Driver Needed IMMEDIATELY!
Wesley-Rankin’s Senior Program is in need of a bus driver to drive the early morning pick-up! Our seniors depend on this transportation to travel to the center for fellowship, hot meals, and educational programming. DETAILS: · Pick-Up bus at 7:30 a.m. from parking lot. · Drive 1.5 hour loop, picking up seniors and transporting to WRCC. · Easily finished by 9:30 a.m. · Volunteer or Paid position! Must have valid Texas Driver’s License and clear background check. Contact Norma Rangel at 214-742-6674 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FMS Students love BEARS!
Our students learned all about bears and brought their favorite bear to school. Fun hands on activities like bear picnics enrich our students’ learning and solidify abstract ideas in their minds. If you know a family with young children, please tell them about our school so they can learn and grow with us! 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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SATURDAY February 13 & 24 at 5 p.m. in the Gym
All are welcome.
For more info contact: Stacy Pugh