Visit Our Library Open on Sunday mornings beginning
at 8:00 a.m.
Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? by John Fea
A professor of American History the author explores this controversial question with
thorough research, analysis, and a balanced view of hard facts. The book identifies and clarifies the issues that are central to determining whether or not the U.S. is, or ever was, a Christian nation.
Gifts And Memorials
To order altar flowers in honor or memory of a loved one, contact Debi at the church office to reserve your date. 972.298.6121
PRESENCE AND GIFTS
Weekly Offering (11/15/2015)
Stewardship Sunday — November 22.
Sunday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary
All are invited and needed for this special fun event.
ADVENTure Craft Fair
All Children Are Invited to The ADVENTure Christmas Make & Take Craft Fair in Alexander Gym. No Charge
Each child can make up to 12 crafts to take home or give as gifts.
Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 3 years to 6th Grade
(Younger children (3 years-6 years)
MUST be accompanied by an adult as they do crafts.
Featuring the Chancel Choir, Men’s Chorus, Trinity Trio, Celebration Ringers, AlleluiaRingers, Brass Quintet and Harpist
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Performed by the children of FUMCD
ONE SERVICE SUNDAY
December 20 at 10:30 a.m.
The first of the 2015-2016 Concert Series occurred on Sunday evening in the sanctuary—an absolutely amazing evening. Talent performed by all ages from 5 to 75. Watch for dates of the upcoming concerts and put them on your calendar. Click here to view pictures of all the performers.
HAND MADE CARDS
Check out the Thanksgiving and Christmas Cards along with birthday, anniversary, and so much more in the Narthex the next few weeks.
Our Loving Hands Card making group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights at 6:30 in the Snack Bar. All are welcome to come.
Special orders are taken so see Edna Alegria, Lucy Melton and many others who will be at the table.
The holidays are almost here and everyone, including our friends in need, appreciate receiving gifts in the spirit of the season. You are invited to fill a shoe box with inexpensive necessity items that might make living on the streets a little easier. Use an empty shoe box (standard size). Please only use boxes that have a separate bottom and lid. Please wrap the lid and box separately. The box should not be wrapped shut when finished.
Fill the box with a variety of small, inexpensive gifts. Use the gift ideas listed at the bottom. Please fill boxes with ADULT, UNISEX ITEMS ONLY. Once filled, place a rubber band around each box.
GIFT IDEAS FOR SHOE BOXES
Hard candy, gum
Small hand sanitizer
Small flashlight w/ batteries
Stationary or cards w/stamps
Fast food gift card ($5 or less)
Small Bible or book of inspiration
Travel size Kleenex
Do not include used or damaged items, knives or weapons, chocolate or food, liquids, medications or vitamins, breakable items or glass containers, aerosol cans, money
Please bring shoe boxes to the Narthex or by the church office by Monday, December 7.
The Alleluia Ringers rang chimes on Sunday.
BEING THANKFUL AND SHARING
Fifth Sunday Collection of Non-Perishable Food
for Duncanville Outreach Ministry
Sunday, Nov. 29
Bring to church Narthex.
All donations are very much appreciated!
Needs: Mac & Cheese Dinners &
Canned goods: Fruit, Soup, Ravioli, Chili,
Spaghetti O’s, Tomatoes & Tomato Sauce.
QUILTS FOR CASA
The idea came to Joyce Gregory at a quilting retreat. What if she could combine her quilting skills with her desire to help children in need? What if a quilt could provide comfort to an abused or neglected child?
Now, five years later, the quilters of First United Methodist Church Duncanville have delivered their 1,000th quilt to Dallas CASA.
Join in and be a part of the renewed Aldersgate.
Here’s How To Do It!
Visit your local home improvement store, purchase a 6 foot 1X4. Buy as many as you want to represent you and your family. Now the easy part. On one side of the board, write your name/names, pick a Bible verse, saying, poem, special date, whatever is special to you. The other side will be stained and put up for you. The name side will be on the back and the stained side will show as pictured above. Any wood will be fine therefore giving different textures and dimension to the wall. We are going to try to get these all collected by Thanksgiving.
For questions contact
Dean Singleton (972,948.4688) or
Alex Williams (972.298.6121)
at 5 p.m. in the Gym
All are welcome. For more info contact: Stacy Pugh
First Methodist School
FMS celebrated Veteran’s Day with Camo Day on Tuesday and Wednesday last week. We have many parents, grandparents, family members, and staff who have served our country and we appreciate them all! Each day, even a national holiday, is a learning opportunity for our students!
We are still enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year (ages 1-kindergarten). If you know a family with young children, please tell them about our school so they can learn and grow with us!