403 South Main Street
Duncanville, Texas 75116
Join us in Sunday School before you Worship
Choir Practice on Wednesday
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. CANCELLED 02/05/2020.
If anyone is interested in singing with The Chancel Choir for Christmas Music Rehearsal, join them on Wednesdays at 7pm, in Harmony Hall.
Celebration Ringers at 6 p.m. Wednesday. If interested in joining the hand bells contact Steve@fumcd.com. CANCELLED 02/05/2020.
Great Food! Great Fellowship!
5:00 p.m. in Aldersgate
TIME & TALENTS
Wednesday Chapel: 18
|Communion Rail Offering (Golden Cross)||$845|
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.
Beginning January 1, 2020, the altar flowers will increase from $35 each to $50 each, totaling $100.
In the Hospital
The United Methodist Church
May 5-15, 2020
Sarah Lovdahl (Hospice)
Jerre Simmons (Hospice)
Joyce Hutson (Hospice)
Yolanda Santillan (2/6)
Lou Bundrick (2/12)
Robert Santillan (2/12)
Don Deffebach (2/21)
Charlie & Pat Harthcock
Connie Parker, Mark Livingston, MD.
Oh Lord, hear our prayers…Amen
All memorial gifts are designated to the budget unless otherwise specified by the Donor.
Together We Can Fight the Flu
FACT: The flu vaccination does not protect people from all strains of the influenza virus. But to help prevent it, it’s important to boost your immune system by eating more vegetables, bundle up when it gets cold, wash your hands, and stay away from anyone with the flu.
FACT: The vaccine, like almost all medications, isn’t immediate. It takes time.
WiFI ID: Faith
Administrative Board Meeting
Sunday, February 16
Following Worship Service in Harmony Hall.
Depending on the number of interested individuals, this will determine the location of the first meeting.
Email Melissa Schaller (email@example.com) if you are interested by Thursday, February 6.
There will be a variety of perspectives regarding the issues on: Human Sexuality, The United Methodist Church, The proposal to have an amicable split and other issues.
My goal is to have at least one-two meetings per month from February to May, either Monday or Thursday evenings, or Saturday mornings.
The meeting will be no longer than 90 minutes, or less.
Indicate preference: #1, #2 or #3.
Blessings to all.
United Methodist Women
UMW Unit Meeting was held on Tuesday and was lead by Lisa Cairy.
Marcie Hughson covered the program on Prayer and Self-Denial, UMW takes care of 8 different missionaries under this program, with the support of love and donations.
A Call to Prayer and Self-Denial 2020
Creator God, the source of light and love, we trust in your goodness all the time. Transform our hearts through these sacrificial gifts and use our offerings to transform the world. We bow to you and pray, please continue to help us understand evermore the needs of others and how, in your plan, we may rise to meet those needs.
May our abundance touch lives across the world.
In Jesus name, amen.
Sunday, February 23 there will be a special offering or Heifer International when the children will collect money to “Buy an Ark” to help families in developing countries. Don’t miss this special service Sunday at 10:30. Children 4 years -6th grade can sign up to help with the offering by contacting Bridget@fumcd.com.
VBS Save the Dates
acation Bible School will be a series of Fridays again this year. Please mark these dates on your calendars and plan to attend!
July 10, 17, 24 and 31 dinner at 6:00 and programming 6:30-8:30 pm
Children & Youth Ministries
Sunday, February 9
Children and Youth Sunday School
meets as regularly scheduled.
No Kids for Christ or Youth Group.
Friday, February 14
Children in Action 6-10 pm
Youth and Young Adults Bowling 11:30 am.
Youth Mid-Winter Retreat to Bridgeport!
Friday, February 7 thru Sunday, February 9
Theme: 2020 Vision
United Methodist Men Valentine’s Dinner
Monday, February 10th at 6:30 pm
David’s Seafood in Cedar Hill
Please RSVP Jerry Bair at
firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office 972-298-6121
United Methodist Women Sunshine Circle Meeting
Tuesday, February 18,
10:00 am in Snack Bar.
Following the meeting, lunch will be at Olive Garden .
Reservation is at 11:45 am.
First Methodist School Kindergarteners Visited the Rainforest!
Our kindergarten class visited the rainforest at the Dallas World Aquarium last week! In their unit about the rainforest, they learned about the ecology, locations, and products we use from the rainforests of the 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!
CASA Quilters delivered 211 hand-made one of a kind quilts and blankets for the children in foster care. The quilts and blankets were made by ages 8-85. A special thanks to Byron Rodenburg for loading the van and to Bob Talbot for always being available to drive the group to Dallas CASA for delivery.
Covenant Book Study Group
This meeting has been cancelled
(Will start meeting in the Pat Daniel conference room)
Will start a new book, Entering The Passion of Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine on Wednesday, February 5.
Contact Pastor Frank for any information at 972.298.6121
Fat Tuesday Fish Fry
Tuesday, February 25th
GATHERING Begins at 6 pm
Needed are side dishes of vegetables, salads and desserts.
Prayer & Feasting at 6:30 pm in
Aldersgate Fellowship Hall
RSVP to Melissa at 972.298.6121 or email@example.com
NOTE: Please let us know if you are planning on bringing Gumbo,
so we can prepare enough rice.
February 9, 2020
Imposition of Ashes
6 am Drive-Thru Ashes (Main Street by the church sign)
12 pm in Chapel (COME AND GO)
7 pm Sanctuary
Sunday-Saturday, April 5-11
Thursday, April 9 Maunday Thursday Service 7 pm in Sanctuary
Friday, April 10 Good Friday Service – 7 pm in Sanctuary
Easter Sunday Services
Sunday, April 12
7:00 am Sunrise Easter Service
10:30 am Worship Service
It’s that time!! If you are interested in having a Community garden bed this season, please contact Sharon Karger, firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.816.6900.
Beds are limited, so please contact Sharon.
460 bags of mulch were spread out on Saturday, February 1, all around the church sanctuary area.
A special thank you to Gerado Ramirez, Joaquin Prado, Adan Fraire, Frankie Alegria, Mike O’Brien, Byron Rodenburg and Pastor Frank Alegria for taking the time out of their busy schedule to work on this project.
Jellies and Jams Saturday, February 29 from 10 am-1 pm. in 414
United States Census 2020
March 1, 2020
Learn more about the Census Bureau’s data protection and privacy program at www.census.gov/privacy
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
A Prayer for Everyday
Loving heavenly Father, we come to you this hour asking for your blessing and help as we are gathered together. We pray for guidance in the matters at hand and ask that you would clearly show us how to conduct our work with a spirit of joy and enthusiasm. Give us the desire to find ways to excel in our work.