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: 19
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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 may be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one by Melissa at the church office at 972.298.6121.
Mark Livingston (Kirstyn)(Maya & Owen)
Son of Betty Michalski
Bill & Jerre Simmons
Van & Pat Smith
Dr. Jim Moore
Pam & Paul Jones
Joe Birdie Smith
Oh Lord, hear our prayers…Amen
All memorial gifts are designated to the budget unless otherwise specified by the Donor.
In memory of Betty Greenlee
From: Charla Edwards
In memory of David Nolen
From: Charla Edwards (Trustees Capital Replacement)
In honor of Weymond Dunn
From: Alice Yoder (Handyman)
Called Church Conference
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Immediately following morning worship at 11:45am in Sanctuary
By action of the Board of Trustees and approved by the Administrative Council, a church-owned property located at: 218 West Daniel Street, Duncanville, Texas 75116, is to be sold. Please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want a copy of the Trustees Resolution prior to the meeting. There will be hard copies or an electronic file available for you.
Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.
Our church office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
Church offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th.
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 email@example.com
Frank’s Birthday Food Drive – UPDATE
As of May 5th, 360 canned goods have been collected …. that means we have 290 cans to go. We CAN do it !!
Bible Verse of the Week
“Unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.” – Psalms 32:10
Join us in worship on Sunday, May 26th as we honor our 2019 high school graduates. There will also be a reception in the Narthex following the service. All youth and UMYF alum are invited join the choir in singing, “Bound for Greater Things” at the end of the service. All are invited to come to choir rehearsal on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:45 to practice.
If you are or know of a graduate, please contact Bridget@fumcd.com so that we can be sure to honor everyone.
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.
To All CASA Quilters or anyone who wants to donate a new home made quilt, fleece blanket, knitted or crocheted blanket, our next collection will be Sunday, May 26th. You may bring your donation to the Snack Bar this Thursday, May 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or to church on Sunday May 26th.
If you need labels to be sewn on your quilts or blankets, please call Betty Dunn 214-534-3039.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Members of the Missions Committee prepared and
delivered roses and chocolates to 60 teachers and staff
at Central Elementary in recognition of Teacher
Appreciation Week. It was a pleasure to bring a little
sunshine, and smiles, to these hard-working people.
United Methodist Men – Baseball Game
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.
The Great KidMission
The Great KidMission 2019 will be June 7-9! Children who have completed kindergarten – 6th grade (by end of 2018-2019 school year) will participate in service projects Friday night from 6-10 and Saturday at 9 a.m.-Sunday at 11:30. A $15 deposit is due to hold your place by May 30. If you helped with fundraising, the deposit is all your child will owe for the weekend. If you did not help with fundraising, an additional $35 will be due by June 5.
We have room for 12 children in the mission trip! If more children apply by May 30, we will make arrangements for additional adults and transportation. Please contact Bridget@fumcd.com for more information.
Vacation Bible School Camp Kindness
Fridays July 12, 19, 26 and August 2
Time: 6-8:30 p.m. – Dinner will be provided.
Ties & Tiaras
Friday, May 17th
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance
*or other important adult
Admission is free and reservations are limited and required.
Reserve your spot by emailing Bridget Maloney at
We needed donations of cupcakes, brownies and cookies for Ties and Tiaras.
If you can donate 1-2 dozen for Friday, May 17.
Please contact Bridget at email@example.com
Silver Serenaders will be performing at First Baptist Duncanville on Sunday, May 19th at 6pm.
For more information contact Marilyn Souders at 214.392.6967
READ TO A CHILD AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Monday, June 17— Thursday, June 20—9am-12pm
Monday, July 8 — Thursday, July 11—9am-12pm
Volunteer any day or days you can.
We will carpool from Duncanville to Elmwood UMC in Oak Cliff.
Sign up on Sunday, May 19 or May 26 in the Narthex.
For more information call Barbara Browder 214.333.3470.
PIP DAYS volunteers from our community worked at five Duncanville homes. In all, there were 103 volunteers doing the various things it takes to have successful Property Improvement Program Days in our city. This week, I am sharing with you pictures and the words of thanks from one of the property owners whose name is Carmen.
Carmen is a widow….her husband died five years ago. Carmen has a job, but doesn’t make enough money to take care of needed repairs on her home. In her grief and sorrow, she had lost hope and the desire to do even the mundane things we all have to do to keep our property in shape.
During PIP Days, volunteers from The Knight’s Hands of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, First United Methohdist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church and First Christian Church did things such as fix a hole in the roof, put up a new storm door, cleaned up the back yard (which is an acre), cut down trees and brush, rebuild a fence and several other things.
Carmen’s words of thanks are as follows: “I cannot thank you enough for everything that was done for me….for all the blessings you have given to me. Everything has been so sad around here since my husband died…you have lifted my spirit so much..it feels like a happy home again. It has been a hard 5 years, but I believe God wants me to have peace and say it’s ok to go forward. He has sustained me…He wants me to be happy….so I am ready too move forward and honor Him for all He has given to me”.
Join us for our Spring Program and Kindergarten Graduation!
Join us on Thursday, May 16 at 7pm in the FUMCD Main Sanctuary to celebrate the conclusion of another blessed school year!
Open Enrollment for Summer Fun (ages 1 – exiting 5th grade) and 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!
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!