403 South Main Street
Duncanville, Texas 75116
Join us in Sunday School before you Worship
Choir Practice on Wednesday
Contact email@example.com for more information.
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.
Great Food! Great Fellowship!
5:00 p.m. in Aldersgate
TIME & TALENTS
Wednesday Chapel: 17
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.
Altar flowers has increased from $35 each to $50 each, totaling $100.
Call the church office if you would like to purchase Altar Flowers in honor/memory of a loved one at 972.298.6121
In the Hospital
Luciano Joshua Martinez 3/16/20
(Laticia Martinez’s 4 year old son)
The United Methodist Church
May 5-15, 2020
Family of Darrell Adkerson
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
Endowment Committee Accepting Grant Applications
The Endowment Committee is now accepting applications for grants. Our investments yielded $50K+ to be distributed.
The pdf links are available online, website or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to submit your application is April 15, 2020.
Announcement of distributions will be in May.
All church members and organizations within the church are eligible to apply.
Be creative for the Kingdom.
Boeun Kim Lee CD’s Now Available
Here is your opportunity to listen to 12 tunes performed our own Boeun Kim Lee everyday of the week. CDs are available in the Narthex for
3 Sundays, March 15, 22 and 29.
Tunes include Great Is Thy Faithfulness, The Old Rugged Cross, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, How Great Thou Art and 8 more.
One hundred copies were made so don’t wait. Donations accepted. Proceeds will be divided between the Music Fund and Boeun.
There will be a table in the Narthex on Sundays March 15, 22, 29, April 5,12 and 19 for you to not only sign up to be a PIP DAYS (Property Improvement Program) volunteer.
Spring PIP DAYS are April 24th & 25th and May 1st & 2nd.
Sign up to be a blessing and in turn be blessed!
Fat Tuesday Fish Makeup
I am thinking of having another Fish Fry for those who were unable to attend the annual Fat Tuesday Fish Fry.
Date: Thursday, April 23
Place: Aldersgate Fellowship Hall
Please RSVP to email@example.com, by April 15.
We will send an email to those
attending about details.
Remember, this is for those who were unable to attend.
Disinfecting Wipes Needed
We are collecting disinfecting wipes for Central Elementary School and for the church.
Please bring your donation of wipes to the narthex on Sundays through the month of March or drop them off at the church office,
Monday thru Thursday 8:30 am—4:30 pm.
Children’s Choir will start rehearsing for Palm Sunday on
Wednesdays, March 4,11,25 and April 1.
Contact Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org
VBS Save The Dates
Vacation 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
CHILDREN IN ACTION
This Friday, March 13 CIA for children in kindergarten – 6th grade will meet in the Snack Bar. The cost is $10 per child with a $25 limit per family. Registration includes pizza, games, crafts and a service project. RSVP to Bridget@fumcd.com by Thursday.
Mission Trip Fundraiser is Coming
March 15-April 8 the youth and young adults will be hosting their annual Envelope Fundraiser for UM Army.
The group will be spending the week of June 21-27 in East Texas doing home repair for residents who need their help.
Each participant needs to earn $250 to participate in the trip.
There will be envelopes in the Narthex labeled $1-$250, donors are invited to choose one and place the labeled amount in the envelope and return it to a youth on duty or place it in the offering plate.
Saturday, March 14 the youth and young adults (background checks required for everyone 18 and over) are having a Lock-In beginning at 4:30 in 414. The event is FREE for those who participate in the Day of Service and $10 for those who do not. Reservations are required by Friday at 4:00. RSVP to Bridget@fumcd.com
Youth and Young Adults
On Sundays from 5-7 the youth and young adults have been meeting together for games and a snack and then separating into groups (one for youth and another for young adults) for Bible study. On March 8 Kenzie and Nathen led Minute to Win It games! During Lent the groups are doing a Bible study titled, “Keeping the Sabbath.” Here are a few pictures from the games this past Sunday.
5th Sunday food collection for Duncanville Outreach Ministry on March 29.
Suggested items: Spaghetti O’s, Tuna, Diced Tomatoes, Hamburger Helper and Jelly (not in glass jars).
FMS – World Changers Shaped Here
Now Enrolling for Summer Fun and 20-21 School Year!
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!
Covenant Book Study Group
(Will meet in the Pat Daniel conference room)
Entering The Passion of Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine on Wednesday, March 4.
Contact Pastor Frank for any information at 972.298.6121
Save Our Windows
The Lenten Season SOW (Save Our Windows campaign) specifically addresses our need for funding to resolve issues with our beautiful stained glass windows in the chapel building. Because of diurnal heating and cooling cycles, day-by-day and season-by-season over many years, the windows are badly in need of repair. Adult Sunday school classes are being asked to consider meeting in the chapel for one Sunday during Lent to learn more about the campaign and to have questions answered. To coordinate meeting dates, there will be a Campaign Chapel signup table in the Narthex before and after worship through Sunday, March 22.
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
The Progressors Sunday School class will be selling Easter Lillies for $15 in the Narthex, Sundays, March 22, 29 & April 5.
April 11th Aldesgate
8:30 am Pancake Breakfast for All.
10:00 am Children’s Activities Begin with Pancake Decorating.
Just Say Cheese!
We are updating the Church Directory for 2020. I will be setting up designated Sundays in March and April for any church member needing to update their picture and household information. Any questions, please contact Judy Davila at email@example.com or 972-298-6121.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Directory App for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Kindle Fire:
- Go to the App Store on your device
- Search ‘Instant Church Directory’
- Select to download app to your device
- Once downloaded, open app
- The screen will ask for email to request a password (must use email address listed in directory)
- You will be emailed with a password, enter it into the app
- You can then scroll through members or staff, to select a specific person simply tap on their name for more info
Online Directory Access:
Use this link below or go to fumcd.com and select ‘Church Directory’ under the media tab on the menu bar
- Select ‘First time signing in? Create a login now’
- You must use the email address listed in the directory (will not work if no email is listed)
- Choose a password
- You will receive an email to verify your email address
- Click the link in the email to verify and login
- Once the directory is open simply select members or staff and then a specific person for additional info
All of this is private and protected. The “public” will not be able to access any information.
The Alexander Gym is available for use and rental again. However, the contractor has not put back the windows yet. That will be the last and final detail needed to complete the project. Please call the church office with any questions, 972-298-9121.