Project 3.7 Update
The container arrived on July 15, 2014 and the clinic left on July 7, 2015.
What a year!!!
Tuesday, July 7, 2015, our clinic was lifted by a crane on to a truck that will deliver it to Houston. It will be placed on the dock the 8th or 9th of July and will set sail for Santiago, Panama on the 14th of July. The estimated date of arrival in Panama is July 20th. Many joined in the celebration and process of lifting the container/clinic which was loaded with 13,000+ pounds of items to be used to assist the people in so many ways.
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The clinic arrived in Houston on the afternoon of July 7 and all Port Authority accepted it with no questions asked.
Wishing Peyton the best
Peyton Tippett, Director of Youth Ministries, will begin the next chapter of his life after Sunday, July 12, where the Staff Parish Relations Committee will host a reception in the Narthex from 10:00-10:45 in his honor before he begins his new job at Highland Park UMC.
Betsy Stelzer, the Director of Music Ministries, began on Sunday, July 5, and the choir was amazing singing “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
Welcome Debi Ely as the Administrative Associate. Debi and her husband Garry are members of FUMCD. Debi’s voice is the friendly one you will hear when you call the church office.
The United Methodist Men in conjunction with the B3X Summer Camp program from Wesley Rankin, provided 12 children attending the camp with fishing poles and tackle boxes and taught them how to fish at Lakeside Park in Duncanville. They cooked hot dogs and had chips along with homemade cookies prepared by Letitia Nachtrieb. What fun. Bet our fishermen had as much fun as the kids!
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JUNIOR HIGH MISSION TRIP
Ten youth and 4 adults are spending the week in mission in Stephenville, Texas where they will be building wheel chair ramps. This is the first mission trip for most of the youth going so it will be a great experience for them. Keep them all in your prayers.
STAFF IN DUNCANVILLE PARADE
Many of the staff created and rode in a float at the Duncanville July 4 Parade. Uncle Sam accompanied us on the back and Angie Bilbrey, Pastor Alex Williams and Linda Elms passed out 900+cards while Sergey and Daniel Ivory, Wesley Solomon and Jensen Harper handed out 25 pounds of candy. Lynn Downey donated the signs and trailer.
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As we slide into the lazy days of summer, the mission committee has not slowed up.
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Congratulations to Pastor Frank for being awarded the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
School supplies collection for Central—July 26-August 16
Blessing of the Backpacks—August 16
After School Program Begins—September 9
UMW Annual Study Retreat—September 12
Kids4Christ & Children’s Choirs resume—September 13
Harvest Fest 2015: Silent Auction, Live Auction, BBQ Lunch—September 20
ONE SERVICE 10:30—September 20
Garage Sale, Health Fair, Bake Sale—October 17
The Great Fall Bash: Food, Fun, Costume, Contests, Trunk or Treat—October 31
Watch for fall Bible & Book Studies
Children’s Summer Activities
July 14, July 28, August 11 9:30-3:30
Tuesday Adventures for 4 years – 1st graders
Dallas Zoo, Children’s Aquarium, Hawaiian Falls
Registration completed by Thursday before event.
July 9, July 23, August 6 9:30-3:30
Thursday Adventures for 2nd – 6th graders
Dallas Zoo, Children’s Aquarium, Hawaiian Falls
Registration completed by Tuesday before event.
What a great summer for the kids!!!!!!
Great Food! Great Fellowship Every Saturday ￼
at 5 p.m. in Alexander Gym
All are welcome.
Senior Adult Activities for July
July 17 Friday night
Reception at 6:00 pm at Betty Michalski’s home prior to an evening of Melodrama, “West of the Pecos”, at the Duncanville Community Theater
$13 at the door.
Carpooling or bus will be provided from our parking lot at 5:45 or go to Betty’s on your own.
RSVP TO firstname.lastname@example.org or 972 291 9631
Click here to check view our senior adult ministries.
God Bless America!
FMS students made giant sugar cookies shaped like the USA, learned about Canada and Mexico, and flew like Bald Eagles as they learned about North America in SUMMER FUN this past week! Next stop on our around the world trip – Africa and day 6 of the creation account in Genesis! Enrollment for Summer Fun (ages 1-10) and the 2015-2016 school year (ages 1-kindergarten) is going on now. Please check out our website and our Facebook page for more information about our school.
Erika Hemphill, Director
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Prayers for Healing, Comfort and Strength
Please contact Pastor Frank or Pastor Alex as soon as possible when surgeries are scheduled or someone has been admitted to the hospital.