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: 23
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Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m.
In honor of Bill and Mary Edwards 57th Wedding Anniversary
Altar flowers may be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one by Melissa at the church office at 972.298.6121.
Family of Luster Lewis (Erika Hemphill’s Father)
Mark Livingston (Kirstyn)(Maya &Owen)-Son of Betty Michalski
Dr. Jim Moore
Bill and Jerre Simmons
Van and Pat Smith
Pam and Paul Jones
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 honor of Mike Daves (Budget)
from Mike Daves
In honor of Gib Kobler (Budget)
from Ken and Patricia
In honor of Jordan Acheson (Youth)
from Progressors Sunday School Class
In honor of Byron and Netta Rodenburg (Music)
from Progressors Sunday School Class
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 Judy Davila at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank’s Birthday Food Drive – UPDATE
The CANNED goods drive update: As of April 28th 56 canned goods have been collected … that means we have 594 cans to go!!
So please continue bringing those canned goods to church to reach our goal of 650 canned goods by Sunday, May 26th.
Bible Verse of the Week
“Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come,” – Revelations 4:8
Labor of Love – A Discipleship Devotional
“Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.” ~ Genesis 3:17 .
According to the Bible’s mythic story about Adam and Eve, we are suffering consequences today for their original sin, the sin of eating forbidden fruit, the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. According to the story, it wasn’t supposed to be that way though. Adam and Eve originally had it pretty easy in the garden. According to the story, they were only cast out from it and punished, they and their progeny, us, for their having disobeyed God. But I think maybe God had something else in mind for them, for us, from the very beginning.
God intentionally gave Adam and Eve, and us by extension, the job of taking care of the rest of His earthly creation, the world beyond the garden. That is what I believe. He created us to love Him, expressed not only through prayer and praising, but also through doing – the work of being good stewards. He did so because He wants us to use our abilities well, to realize and fully employ our God-given potentials. Thus, to know fulfillment as His re-creators.
I enjoy work. I always have. Ah, the pride I once took from having a perfect front lawn. But I’ve moved onto other so-called labors. Hard work used to be a whole lot easier for me. Today I live in a townhouse with a postage stamp sized front yard. The back yard is taken care of by the Thorn Tree Country Club. The hard work I do now… can do now… is limited. Nowadays I’d rather teach, cook for Open Table and write stewardship devotionals. But it’s Property Improvement Program (PIP) time again at our church and I’ve signed-up to help… again. I’ve signed-up again even though I am prone to fall off ladders, even though, no matter what job I’m given to do, my body pays a price for it the next day. Why do I do this? I do this every year at this time because it’s a meaningful way to love my neighbors, a true labor of love. It’s something that, God, though Betty Dunn, has placed on my heart to do.
For this particular devotional, Pastor Frank has suggested that I use this phrase: We can give without loving but we cannot love without giving. I think it has great relevance.
Are there other ways like PIP Days that you can help your less fortunate neighbors and thus find joy in work?
Kent Garry, Chairperson-Stewardship
Children In Action
Friday, May 10 from 6-10pm for kindergarten-6th grade. $10 per child, max $25 per family. Pizza included. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Wednesday, May 8.
Kids for Christ
This Sunday we will meet 4-5:30 at the Wesley Building for games and a devotional. Bring a friend!
YOUTH AND PARENT MEETING :
Sunday, May 5 parents and youth will meet at 6:00 in 414 to talk about Senior Sunday, Mission Trip and Summer plans. Join us for snacks and information.
Mission Moment/Communion Rail Offering
Sunday May 5th- Youth Ministries
Our youth group meets twice a week for fellowship, Bible study and service projects.The youth had a Day of Service during Spring Break, enjoy lock-ins on our campus and off-site and participate in church-wide events hosted by other ministries of FUMCD. Your support of the Communion Rail Offering helps the youth continue with these important and meaningful activities.
Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 – PIP Days !
Meet in the church parking lot.
United Methodist Women
Come join us on May 7th at 7 PM.
The United Methodist Women will have a build your own salad evening meal Tuesday May 7th in Aldersgate at 7 PM. Our guests will be Shellie Ross, Executive Director of Wesley Rankin and our speaker will be Elizabeth
Alfaro who will be telling us about the Casa Feliz senior program. Elizabeth is in charge of the Wesley Rankin program for senior adults and wants to share with us what their community is doing to support, uplift and engage Seniors in West Dallas.
This is an OPEN meeting and all are welcome! (yes, to include all ladies and even our gentlemen of the church) Please RSVP by Sunday May 5th to Natalie by text or call at 214-274-3116.
Renew Your Passion and Discover Deeper Commitment to God in Just 21 Days
Let us introduce you to the practical and accessible Wesley through this 21 Day WESLEY CHALLENGE.
We will spend three weeks working through twenty-one questions that will engage your physical, spiritual and emotional life and your relationship with God and others. The challenge will inspire you to a new kind of commitment—one that is more authentic, vulnerable and soul-shaping, resulting in a renewed passion to discover deeper levels of commitment to God your church and others. Week #1-Relatiohship with God; Week #2-Relationship with self; Week #3- Relationship with others.
Sponsored by the United Methodist Women, this study will be facilitated by Lisa Cairy and Natalie Garry meeting in the Progressors classroom on Thursday evenings 5:30-7 PM May 16th, 23rd, and 30th. There is a DVD followed by discussion of that week’s questions. You will need to order a student book to read for this 21- day study. Please contact the church office by May 7th (to reserve a space and order your student book. Contact Natalie Garry (214-274-3116) or Lisa Cairy (817-217-3091) for any questions.
United Methodist Men
The United Methodist Men invite all the men of the church to be their guests to watch the Grand Prairie Airhogs on Saturday, June 15th.
Please contact Jerry Bair at firstname.lastname@example.org if your are interested in being a guest.
Vacation Bible School Camp Kindness
Fridays July 12, 19, 26 and August 2
Time: 6-8:30 p.m. – Dinner will be provided.
Sunday, May 12th
Purchase your Mother’s Day card from the Loving Hands Card Ministry this Sunday, May 5 in the Narthex.
Enroll NOW for 2019-2020 & Summer Fun!!! Reserve your spot Today!!
The 2018-2019 school year is quickly coming to a close. We are looking forward to spending time with our friends this summer and next school year!
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!